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  • Easy, cheap and effective LED-Strip

    posted by Panofsky on 09/08/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:

    -It seems Waterproof as all leds are glued into one strip

    -It's pretty flexible

    -The power cable holds up to the strip

    -Adhesive power will probably be enough, but it isn't convincing enough.

    -The leds are bright enough for direct use

    Cons:

    -The power cable was a bit flaky, make sure to clean the little bits for use with a aquarium.

    -I don't know if you can cut off a bit of the length. Seems like it is possible but didn't try it.

    -It says 60 leds on the box but, the leds are numbered from 1 to 48 (i didn't recount them)

    -Leds are not bright enough to penetrate large amounts of water

    OtherThoughts:

    I used this strip for moonlighting my 180 liter aquarium. It's 45 centimeters high and the blue light is hardly visible (it is a little but not enough). I might be buying a nother strip for double the power.

    As a power suply i used SKU15991. This seems to work very well, but a higher rated mA suply might give brighter light.

    Bottomline:

    It's a decent strip and does work in an aquarium hood, but it's not advisable to use for a 1 meter aquarium unless its very shallow or if you buy multiple strips.

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