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Author Topic: LED strips for backlighting  (Read 1549 times)

Offline airupthere

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LED strips for backlighting
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:41:13 PM »
Just wanted to get some recommendations on LED strips for backlighting? Links to Amazon would be appreciated.

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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 03:39:23 PM »
In the U.S., most auto parts dealers have great LED strips of various lengths and colors.
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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 04:38:51 PM »
I assume this is for your Main Instrument Panel..get hold of UAM and the likes..get the lighting plates..easy to fit and does not light up like a xmas tree

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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 12:15:35 PM »
I ordered some LED lights and other items from Amazon...and other than it taking a long time to arrive..Im happy with the results so far. Of course it will take a little work to achieve the results I want. Today was working on the LED lights that are yellow in color being connected to a power source and then to the panel
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 01:03:18 PM by Goodenough »

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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 02:14:20 PM »
Ah yes.. the warm white LED Strips.  I actually use the "Cool white" But almost find them too bright white.. 
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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 03:49:35 PM »
I bought a dimmer for that, just need to play around with it. Step A for me is to figure out how it connects to the power supply and LED lights. Right now I have the LEDs connected straight into power supply but need the female adapter part to go out from dimmer to LED...I think?

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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 03:56:42 PM »
Very interested in this as I was thinking of backlighting the overhead this way when I rebuild it.

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Re: LED strips for backlighting
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 04:55:27 PM »
Actually when you cut the led's every foot give or take at the line. All you do is use a sharp hobby knife to expose the copper pads and solder wires to it.


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