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#1 outofdark

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:51 PM

What do you guys recomend for dimable and variable color led light strips for observatory lighting?

 

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:42 AM

we bought some cheap strips off aliexpress and pinned them up along with some small 12V dimmers and wall warts - they have been awesome :)

 

dont spend much just shop on aliexpress for some that suits yr needs :)



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:42 PM

I use a couple of strings of red LED Christmas lights.  They plug into 120VAC, so a regular light dimmer works pretty well with them. 

 

The only downside is that they hang at random orientations.  I'd prefer something tidier.  But they were cheap and available locally.


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#4 outofdark

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:33 AM

Can multiple strips be daisy chained together to be controlled with a single controller?

 

i am mostly finding tv like remote controls.  Are there non wireless controllers?  Withe the heat and cold I worry about the batteries in the remote dying at and inconvenient time.

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

just bought a string of changable leds  auto section at ..

wally world ..cheap .12v ..since my observatory  is mostly 12 anyhow this works..

has remote as well . can change to red. blue. orange. white. green..   



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:50 AM

Go to Walmart and over by the TV/cable connectors and cables. They have an LED strip for 5 bucks. USB powered with remote. Use them for lighting in my scope shed.

https://www.cloudyni...-run/?p=8944713

 

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:53 PM

I use this LED strip kit:

 

https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

And mount it in these bendable aluminum channels so strips are not hanging. (strip adhesive won't stick to HPDE walls)

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Tracks riveted to walls.



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:59 PM

Heya,

 

I use these:

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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