LED strip, strapped on clothing...

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Old 03-19-14, 11:21 AM
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Red face LED strip, strapped on clothing...

I have this project that requires strapping some LED lights on pieces of clothing or whatever as long as i equip it that way...


i bought 5meter LED strip, 12v...

im planning to power it with 8 aa battery... cut some strips and rewire it to my liking...

i know it wont last long but i wont be requiring long hours of use anyway...

does this sound feasible to you?

got any tips and suggestions for me? thank you doityourself! :-*

nice forum...
 
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Old 03-19-14, 01:37 PM
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Just make sure your AA batteries can supply enough current. NiMh and Lithiums are able to discharge faster and are better if you have a high drain.
 
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Those LED tapes are awesome. Right now I'm installing some in our community theater's playhouse for stairway/aisle lighting. You may even find that at 12v they're too bright. If that's the case you can use 9V or even 6V worth of batteries.

They don't draw much current either, about .75-1A per 5m length for the single colors.
 
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Old 03-19-14, 10:12 PM
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its says 60 lights per meter
so thats 300 lights,

yea sure its single color...

where did you get that info?

good! i can squeeze maybe 1-2hrs of battery life from that,,
 
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Measured it.. I have three full 5M rolls of whites end-to-end up a stairwell, and they pull just under 3A. I had to measure the draw in order to size the battery backup circuit. Red and green ones pull less than whites and blues.

If they were the three color (red/green/blue) ones, you triple the current because there are three individual elements in each 'light'.
 
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Old 03-19-14, 11:59 PM
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It's amazing isn't it...... 24 watts of power for all those LED's.
 
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