Flexiable Light Strip

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Flexiable Light Strip

Post by starmanmm » Fri May 26, 2017 11:56 am

With this reel....

https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Non-wat ... s=smd+5050

can I cut them up into strips of 3 smds and use them in a model without any problems?

If not, what would you recommend?
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Re: Flexiable Light Strip

Post by zysurge » Fri May 26, 2017 12:27 pm

Yes. Just make sure to only cut it where indicated.

Then individual strips inside the model can be connected in series using thin wire. I did exactly this for under cabinet lighting in my kitchen. I ran wires to bridge things like the stove and sink and make one continuous strip throughout the entire kitchen.

If you want to use leftover in another model, you'd need a separate power supply.

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Re: Flexiable Light Strip

Post by starmanmm » Fri May 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Ok... my guess is that with any reel like this that I can do this.
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Re: Flexiable Light Strip

Post by Kylwell » Fri May 26, 2017 1:53 pm

Pretty much. I think that's the exact reel I picked up for mine.
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Re: Flexiable Light Strip

Post by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan » Sun May 28, 2017 10:18 pm

starmanmm wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Ok... my guess is that with any reel like this that I can do this.
What's more, the resistors are built into this LED tape, so it makes lighting easier. I'm currently getting my feet wet in model lighting and it is pretty fun.
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