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Title: New supply of led lights,
Post by: biff on November 17, 2013, 03:36:15 PM
So she and I did a Chrismas shopping trek,
                                     Trollies of grub for the freezer,but we came across some fantastic led light bargains in Lydl, srtrips of led lighting with transformer,switch and leds for 14.99euros. Then little battery jobs which had a sound and light sensor.After dark it only works if you are close to it,so its idea in a hall or top of stairs, 7euros 49cents. They look very well made with a good selection of different types.
                                                                Biff


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: M on November 17, 2013, 05:51:28 PM
Thanks Biff, those look interesting. They also have LED GU10's, 5W's for 4.99 or 2 for 9.

Think I may pop in for those strips ........ now ...... where to put em? Hmmm.

Mart.


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: todthedog on November 17, 2013, 06:06:04 PM
Good for the dark places in the kitchen


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: biff on November 17, 2013, 06:23:56 PM
We have fitted a small led pir to our ensuite bathroom,
                                                          It seems to be very good,however it is powered by 6 x 1,5aa,s but we dont mind that because I can fit a better supply to it.You can adjust the distance by tilting the angle of the light.It stays on for 1min after you walk away(says 30secs on the leaflet but its more than a min.)Good value for 7,euros 49cents.
                                               Biff
                                                         


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: biff on November 17, 2013, 11:05:18 PM
The other set I bought is a trio of led strips with 9 leds in each strip.
                      You can push these strips all together to make one big strip of 30" approx or could be fitted seperatedly with interconnecting cables. The mains adapter brings the current down to 12v x .25amp dc=2.8watt which is intresting for anyone wanting to wire up a caravan or camper.14,99euro  may seem a bit expensive but all the bits and pieces are there and it kit can be configured to fit so many purposes that just having one handy is a must.
                                                                                  Biff


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: martin on November 17, 2013, 11:28:10 PM
As 'er indoors is heading in that direction tomorrow, could you clarify?  -the mains fed jobbies that come in a strip of 3, does each strip run off 12v, or do they all have to be joined together to run off 12v (I have ideas of using them in my caravan off the battery)


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: splyn on November 17, 2013, 11:54:02 PM
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(I have ideas of using them in my caravan off the battery)

Be aware that at least some of the three-LED strip lights previously sold at LIDL, although operating from a small 12V power supply, have a touch switch on the light unit, which I deduced (not opened it up), uses mains pickup through your finger to operate. I found that out when trying to use ours when camping - not a lot of mains pickup in a tent running off the car battery!

Splyn


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: knighty on November 18, 2013, 12:03:07 AM
if you want strips of led lights which run on 12v... check ebay... there's a million and one options to pick from

a long of them come on a reel, and you just cut off the length(s) that you need :-)


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: martin on November 18, 2013, 12:09:02 AM
Thanks! I'm trying to look at ways to fairly easily replace the 12v fluorescents with led's that will gave a faily equivalent light (not too directional, and giving a "warm" light of circa 3000 degrees). There are also a couple of "bullseye" lights that had 10w car bulbs in, which I've replaced with LED tail lights, BUT they're 'orribly directional and give a ghastly "cold" light


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: biff on November 18, 2013, 09:22:10 AM
Good Mornng Martin,
                   I would assume that each strip can run of its own 12v supply,However there is only one online switch online switch but there are 3 seperate cables ,each 1250mm long plus the mains cable to the switch and the little transformer plug, It states quite clearly that the system is 12v after the transformer.So you would have more than enough to stretch over 16ft.
      You could even push the led 10" strips together to make one ridgid 30" one.They are well made and the connections are exellent.
      The battery powered one which I put in the bedroom ensuite is really very good and gives exellent light long enough to get back to bed(good buy)
            I am not their salesman but these leds are good gear.
                                                                             Biff


Title: Re: New supply of led lights,
Post by: freddyuk on November 18, 2013, 09:53:22 PM
Thanks! I'm trying to look at ways to fairly easily replace the 12v fluorescents with led's that will gave a faily equivalent light (not too directional, and giving a "warm" light of circa 3000 degrees). There are also a couple of "bullseye" lights that had 10w car bulbs in, which I've replaced with LED tail lights, BUT they're 'orribly directional and give a ghastly "cold" light

T5 or T8 tubes? Why not just replace with 12v LED tubes? You can get "warm white".