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Author Topic: Low Voltage LED Tape  (Read 82 times)

Offline ImWolf

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Low Voltage LED Tape
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:39:59 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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