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Offline Valiant

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Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:35:29 pm »
I'm looking for a good source for led strip lighting. I'm trying to find a good selection of colors. Since i mainly build star trek, I'm trying to find a good ice or cool blue for the warp nacelles (or advice for a workaround). Standard blue is to blue saturated. Any help finding a good seller is appreciated.

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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 10:06:42 am »
HDA Modelworks.   http://hdamodelworx.com/
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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 10:29:46 am »
Thats who i usually amd preferably go through, but he only has the standard colors. I'm looking for a cool blue or ice blue that or a rgb or rgbw color adjustable. Ideally in a size smaller than 5050...but ill settle for it

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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 11:01:17 am »
Have you tried tinting white led's? I will take the white led strip and dust it with
a clear blue till the color looks right. I've also used Sharpies to tint them.
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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 11:20:57 am »
I havent tried tinting them. I was afraid a clear blue would put them to that full blue look like blue led's which im trying to avoid.

What transparents would work best?

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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 01:02:06 pm »
I use Model Masters Acrylic transparent paints. I thin them down to a almost water consistency
with Windex or Windshield washer fluid. Spray at about 10 psi or just high enough to get it to mist.
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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 10:47:28 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I was able to work on it tonight, used thinned out transparent blue, and worked great! Gave a nice ice blue. Thanks!

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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 01:15:54 am »
Glad I could help.
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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 12:34:05 pm »
I personally gravitate towards using battery power instead of a wall wart to power a lighted model, but the majority of LED tape out there requires a minimum of 9V for decent illumination. I did some looking around though and found some 3V-5V LED strip tape from a company in China.

At first I was very happy when they quoted me $1 per meter, but shipping was actually more than the product so I ended up paying $2.35 per meter....  still cheaper than what I could find anywhere else. The tape comes in bright white, warm/soft white, and RGB in 5 meter spools.

There are 60 LED's per meter, so about every 5/8". You can also use a higher voltage power source with the appropriate resistors added. In the photo's I hooked up the spool to a CR2450 3V battery.

If you're interested, you can contact the manufacturer directly and inquire about the 2835 3V LED Tape.

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Re: Help.. Need Strip LED supplier
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 04:56:11 pm »
I have a spool of warm white, it is built for 9V and might not do well at a lower voltage.  I have more than I will ever need, so if you want a couple of feet to try it out, just PM me.
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