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LED lights on Kid's Play stove

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I am a grandmom and not an electrician. I am making a play kitchen from a cabinet. The stove will have lights that light up with dimmer switch. Well thats what i want, anyway.

Will the parts I have on document work together to light the lights? I figured that child may havr all lights on at once so will this handle the load. The lights are 2W with ten led lights on each of three strings. Teeny LED lights.

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Yes.... and a 60 watt power supply is more than enough power for this.
 
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thanks so much! Didnt want to buy it all and then have it not work!!
Have a great day!
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Hi,
I ordered allmy stuff and hooked it all up. All the little led lights burnt out. Too much electricity. I guess I need to get strip lights. These I had were little Dollar tree lights that run on 2 AA batteries. Is that the problem or do I need a resistor somewhere to limit the amount of power that goes to them?

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Your Dollar Tree lights run with 2 AA batteries. That's 3 volts. In your original post the image showed a 12 volt power supply which would be much too high a voltage for those lights.
 
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okay I am going to buy some red led strip lights.

5M 300 LED Strip Light 5050 SMD RGB Ribbon Tape Roll non-Waterproof DC 12V

Will that work with the power supply i have
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A tape light that says it's 12 volts DC should work. Just make sure you can make a tape light work in your project as the LED's are all stuck on the tape in a row. It's different than a holiday light with individual emitters.

Also look closely at the tape and see how you connect it to power. Most reliable is to solder wires to the tape. Many tapes have connectors available separately that clip on and have wires you then connect to your power supply. I've found that those "easy" clip on connectors are reliable about 75% of the time. That means a fourth of the time they don't work or they form a dodgy connection that causes the lights to blink or dim with the slightest touch.
 
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I would forgo the tape method. You'd need to use a minimum quantity of LED's on a strip. That may not be easy to work with for what you are doing. You can get individual 12vdc red LED's from places like amazon. You could use one for each "burner" or several in a cluster.

12vdc red LED's
 
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Oh, PJmax just had me think that auto parts stores carry a selection of LED and incandescent indicator lights in various colors and sizes. They are usually all 12 volts DC. And, most of the indicator lights come with a bezel to make mounting the LED easy.
 
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