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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
sticky, bent, good light – 36-LED 576-Lumen String Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell - Warm White Light (12V) Reviews

posted by ohmyohmy on 02/26/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Strip holding LEDs is alu-back so cools LEDs. Shape of shell allows different mounting positions, so you can shield direct light. Also mountable on incligned surfaces (e.g. attic room wall). A standard jack chassis can be soldered on the strip, replacing the lead, allowing for pull-safe connection to wall wart. Pleasant light. Bright but not blue, rich light.
Cons:
The three strips that I ordered were held together with sticky tape of which the stickyness was almost impossible to remove from the shell.
The three were wrapped in bubble foil, rather than in a cartboard stiff tube, which caused them to be bent and torted during their shipping. Restoring them to their original shape is almost impossible.
Other:
A more rigid tube-like packagings is very much recommended. An optional end-cap or a slightly longer shell allowing for mounting a chassis-plug would be welcome.
Bottomline:
Good enough light for a bed lamp, desk light or under-cupboard lighting. Friendly light, tad expensive but worth the price.

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