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 Posted: Mon Jul 8th, 2013 11:59 pm
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The "Final Frontier" or "A Bridge to Far"?
What I was hoping to do was create a one stop location to gather everyone's testing, results, failures and satisfactions to help those working or experimenting with this newer form of illumination. From what I have seen around and read on the web this field takes us all in many directions due to the unorganized and sometimes deceptive way this new technology is described and sold.
What I was first hoping to due was standardize the way each product is described. Collect this information on a excel chart and provide to those interested. With each person submitting the data, design and installation processes, and then posting images of their systems, lighting up the scene or layout they are used on. Big dream?, maybe, but with the vast reach this forum has and the diverse group of people involved I think it will be a win, win situation.
Lets here you thoughts on this idea.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 9th, 2013 12:30 am
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For the data collection I was thinking the following;

I will start with what I have tried to date;

Described Colour =
Colour Temperature in Kelvin =
CRI (colour rendition index) Number =
Light Output in Lumens per Foot or Meter =
Voltage =
Power Consumption in mA per Foot or Meter or Total =
LED Type =
Beam Angle in Degrees =
LEDs per Foot or Meter or Total =
Strip Width in Millimeters =
Strip Length in Feet or Meters or Total =
Manufacture Name =
Model Number =
Information Link = http://
Where Purchased =

This is what seams to be important and what it would take to compare apples to apples. If you can think of anything else, post you request.

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I will start with what I have tried to date;

Described Colour = white
Colour Temperature in Kelvin = n/a
CRI (colour rendition index) Number = n/a
Light Output in Lumens per Foot or Meter = 60 / m
Voltage = 12vdc
Power Consumption in mA per Foot or Meter or Total = 24w total
LED Type = n/a
Beam Angle in Degrees = 120 deg.
LEDs per Foot or Meter or Total = n/a
Strip Width in Millimeters = 8mm
Strip Length in Feet or Meters or Total = 4pc x 2 feet long, 8ft total length
Manufacture Name = Sylvania, Mosaic Flexable Light
Model Number = 72344
Information Link = http://www.sylvaniaonlinestore.com/p-133-mosaic-flexible-led-light-strips.aspx
Where Purchased = Costco

I will add a photo shortly.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 9th, 2013 03:21 pm
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How about some sort of price per foot of reasonable layout lighting? I am well aware that reasonable is open to wide interpenetration-so perhaps lumens per foot per $ or ??

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Herb,
Yes a price per foot vs light output would be a great equalizer.
Can a link be made to a excel file or can it be attached to these posts?
Some other form or just do via PM's?
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What I used so far
Described Colour = warm white / RGB
Colour Temperature in Kelvin = n/a
CRI (colour rendition index) Number = n/a
Light Output in Lumens per Foot or Meter = n/a
Voltage = 12vdc
Power Consumption in mA per Foot or Meter or Total = 14,4W meter
LED Type = 5050 SMD
Beam Angle in Degrees = 120 deg.
LEDs per Foot or Meter or Total = 60 / meter
Strip Width in Millimeters = 8mm
Strip Length in Feet or Meters or Total = 5 meter roll
Manufacture Name = n/a
Model Number = n/a
Information Link = n/a
Where Purchased = local dealer



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But for people interested try this link : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warm-white-Waterproof-3000K-5M-5050-SMD-Flexible-LED-Strip-Light-300-Leds-500CM-/150827185024?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item231e003380 straight from Hongkong..dunno about taxes and stuff abroad but over here we order just one roll at the time, need more make seperate orders.



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Brad give the Excel file a try.

I added the Excel file extension to the list of files allowed to be used on the forum.

Cross yer fingers when you do, not sure if it will work or not.:w:



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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warm-white-Waterproof-3000K-5M-5050-SMD-Flexible-LED-Strip-Light-300-Leds-500CM-/150827185024?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item231e003380

Martin - ignorant question but can you just plug these into a 12v DC supply or do you need some sort of LED driver unit?

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As far as I know the powersupplies they sell are somekinda laptop powersupplies. You can use any stable 12V powersupply..as long as it doesn't give more power as the 12V. But even their powersupplies are cheap..



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