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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great LEDs at a great price – 54W 300x5050 SMD LED Colorful Light Flexible Strip with Remote Controller (5-Meter/DC 12V) Reviews

posted by Atom on 06/23/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
+ High quality RGB LEDs with high output. + Small controller with 12V standard jack power connector. + Transformer (110~240V / EU plug) + Waterproof SMD LEDs +Cuttable every 3 LEDs about 6cm per segment. + Remote with 10 brightness levels (white) and effects + On/Off via remote. + Remembers last state over power loss.
Cons:
Controller overheats.
Other:
The previously ordered Colorful Light Flexible Strip (SKU 41522) came with much better controller which didn't shut itself down after 30-45 minutes due to overheating of the driver transistors. I opened it up and replaced the driver transistors with TIP120 med-power darlingtons with small heat sinks and it's been fine since.
Bottomline:
The controller is really just a bonus considering the great price on these LEDs. And with a little effort it can be made to work properly.

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