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  • Nightlight or workbench additional lighting

    posted by NielV on 04/23/2011

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week


    Nice (mostly) sealed construction, suitable for use in kitchen to improve illumination of bench. Also nice low profile.
    There is a connecter at each end for linking.
    Wires are soft like silicone or other high temperature (safe) wire.


    This is a 2W lamp. If I knew that I would not have bought it as I need more for lighting a kitchen workbench. But it is sufficient.
    Sealing at wires is not the best, so for acquarium you should add a bit of silicone (only at wires).
    Wire tails should be shorter, because if you link it you probably want them as close together as possible. I'll just cut/solder/heatshrink it together.
    Housing is plastic, not metal. Metal would have been nicer, but I guess plastic is easier to mount using double sided tape (actually industrial VHB tape).


    I'll probably buy more because of the low profile and sufficient light. It is relatively directional because the LEDs have a built-in lens. We'll get some more for our kitchen work bench, perhaps also for cupboards.


    Does what it says, would have prefered a bit more details on specifications, but it does work.
    It is 12V 170mA. Any regulated 12V supply will do. If you want to use it in a car and want it to last, connect a 10 Ohm 1W resistor in series (2V / 10 Ohm = 200mA, close enough). 5 Ohm is too little and eventually the strip will fail.

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