Hello, are there any connectors that come on the end of these? I'm hoping to use a JST-XH to JST LED Power Distribution Lead for these lights. Will I need to buy an appropriate connector to go on the end of the JST LED? Thanks in advance!
What is the power output? If my math is correct it would be 0,4x12=4,8Watt. Per meter. Any plans of keeping higher wattage led strips in stock? There are led strips with double or tripple the output, that would be interesting for me.
Mike, assuming the 400ma number is accurate, your math is correct. The little LEDs on the strip are probably rated at around 20ma and are very bright. Have you considered running several strips in parallel for more output?
You got yours to light on 6V?
the lowest I can get mine to light is 7.4V.
If i could get them to work on 6V is it possible to power them directly off a spare receiver channel without damaging the receiver?
you likely could, mine will not illuminate on 6v, 7 is about as low as i can go. If you could get them on 6v, do you really want to loose a bit of voltage from your servos by running off the RX?
I'm sure using your 6V flight pack would be fine, but i wouldn't run them off the RX simply to leave plenty of voltage overhead for your servos. Some high torque servos draw a lot during initial movement, it would be tragic to have a RX reset because of this.
best for led lifespan is as designed 12V.
Lower volt produce less light, higher volt if not burn shortly will greatly reduce life of led's.
The srtipe = led's proper resistor for 12V is designed to power the led's with correct ampers for long life plenty of light.Any supply with higher ampers for more light is also shifting the colors before final burn !
It depends on how many Mah your driving the leds with . From my experince and use of these i can provide an example. 120 leds in parrallel 60x2 drivin by 1000 mah is the max imput these can handle turned on for long periods of continuous use. In this setup the hi kelvin rated white turnigy produce 416 lumen (With custom 70 degree lenses)at 12 inch distance and A setup with uv(purple/pink)60x2 can produce photosynthetic active radiation(Par)in small amounts driven at max Mah witch can produce cor
Why doesn't HK carry the WARM White & Violet(purple) LEDs? I can only seem to get them from one USA Hobby store? you would think HK would carry everything? Can someone tell us if WARM White & Violet will be a standard stocked item???
Yes, you can conect in paralel, power consumition is about 400ma per strip, if you use 7, you need a power source of 12v and more than 2.8A, i recomend use a switching power supply, this are commonly used for wireless routers or others computer apliances, you can get a 12v 5A switching power supply and be cool. Sorry my bad english. Do no to forget to calify the best answer! thanks
Hi, in order to connect these strips in the right way, you need to know that:
1 strip takes 12V and 0,4A
so if you want to connect, for example, 2 strips you will need a power supply that can give you 12V and 0,8A. My suggestion is to use a power supply with a minimum of 1A. I study electronics and, what I learn with it is that is better choosing something of more powerful than something of less powerful.
Hope this can help you.
You simply need to connect these strips by doing a simple bridg
Wen du die ledstrips fürs aquarium brauchst befestige sie aber ausserhalb oder isoliere sie gut. Wen du 6m am stück verbauen willst beachte das du am ende der leitung kann zu starken spannungsabfall hast. Es passiert nicht viel ausser das die led's schwächer leuchten. Sollte gar nicht's leuchten überprüfe ob und - stimmt.
careful of the terminology. One connected at the end of the other one is not series but parallel. Connecting series where you connect the power to one lead of one light, the other lead of that light goes to one lead of the next light, then continue that till you have enough lights, then the last lead goes to the other side of the power. Doing this the voltage of the light strings will raise 12volts per string so 10 of them in series will be 120 volts, NOT AC house voltage either. Would look like
It's ok to bend it to even 180*. If you're not doing it few times in the same place (bend and straighten, ben straighten...) it's not a problem. You should check if the place where you want to bend it is free of leds etc.
I have bent these multiple directions, But I think its important to note, that the bends are all in defferent places along the strip. Bending back and forth, or for use on a control surface I would not recommend. It will wear out the conductivity on the strip and over time the lights will get the power cut.
Do these strips produce drag when mounted on airplane surfaces and therefore make flying less efficient and if so can anyone recommend any ways of mounting these strips with minimum drag? Channeling out strips so the led bulbs are below the surface? Thanks in advance
You can use a dremel-type tool with a routing attachment to cut a flat bottomed channel in the foam - then put clear tape over the top to make it smooth.
They don't cause much drag though, especially if you also tape down your wires.
Yes, you can use, but you need an appropriate voltage supply, like the power supply for the led light. I use this 12V 30A 360W Switch Power Supply Driver for LED Strip Light Display 220V/110V for full condition of this led light and its awesome my kitchen now more brighter at in any convention bulb.
Yes,you can but you need a power supply and these lights are not so big like those for lighting decoration.In my opinion these lights are good only for small decorations.This power supply is really good:12V 30A 360W Switch Power Supply Driver.
Forget the 360W power supply suggested here, the entire stip oly uses 400mA. I run 1m of this, split into two 0.5 strips to illuminate the desk under my daughter's cabin bed. Excellent even illumination, and I'm using a 12v 1A power supply from an old Netgear router.
yes easily as long as you have a 12v regulated transformer, make sure it gives constant 12v and isn't 14v unloaded. Just wire up with a switch, i placed 3 meters on top of a built-in wardrobe to light the ceiling and glass doors. Uses so little power compared to regular lighting
I used these for kitchen lights - you can buy dedicated LED drivers* search for "12v DC constant-voltage LED driver" and pick a suitable size (5W per meter long strip)
The normal 12v lighting transformer won't work, as they're AC.
You propably have an ols wall outlet transformer for supplying power to some gadget lying around.
Look at the specs on it. If the symbol on output says "~", dont use. If it says "=" and the output is 12 V, use it. Test it first: If it does not light up when connected, reverse the cables. Easy and cheap.
To fly the plane during the day without lights you need the "Turnigy receiver controlled switch".To connect it properly watch my video called "Turnigy receiver controlled switch" on the video section of the product page. You can use any kind of wire to connect the lights to the Li-po.
In my opinion this wire is good but not the best one: Product ID: Y24A80-06 The best is 22AWG. If you use the "Turnigy receiver controlled switch" the connection to the Li-po is different(watch my video) but if you connect the lights directly to your battery you can use a female balance connector added to the lights.
thank you Drugos- you have been very helpful- is the higher the number of AWG the thicker or thinner the wire? (i.e I found 20 AWG wire - close to 22AWG- is that thicker or thinner than the 24 AWG wire you suggested in product ID: Y24A80-06? also I cannot see your video under this specific model number of LED lights- is it under a different one?
Has anyone of you ever tried to cram 16.8 volts (4s) through these things while they are stuck on an aluminum tube for cooling? Ive been wondering if they could take the extra punishment if you cool them a bit. Would be cool if you could make them extra bright on a quadcopter with "cool" arms. *)
Ive read about NetsautBrenner led strips, they are redonkilously bright on 4s, but unfortunately they cost 20 dollars per meter. Their secret is having an aluminum strip backing to cool the LEDs, thats why I asked here if I could get away with doing the same to these hobbyking strips.
They will not cool on an aluminum tube. They get too hot within about 30 seconds on 4S. I have done whole flights on 4S with no problems but they melted any foam around the lights. I wouldn't recommend it.
hello dear tailing
I have a question, and indeed here in the LED strip is the "DC 12V" that means that the matrimonial leds light up only when there are at least connected to 12 V or?
because I wanted her matrimonial love with a switch on / off switch on a 3s 2200mAh lipo battery but I'm just not sure if it works just the nut holding the batteries have 11.1 v hmmmmm
I have these lights on my EPP FPV using a 1300maH 11.1V battery that runs to a on/off switch. I did it this way so that I could have the lights off but still power my video tx or have the lights on and not power my video tx. Really all depends on how you want to wire it up. 11.1V = 12V The ####maH is nothing more than capacity. Hope this helps!
No, _hobo says 900mah for two strips. I would oversize your transformer by 20pcnt so you are not running it at maximum to extend the life. Also, consider getting the waterproof led strips if they may need physical protection - don't want them to get damaged or hurt anyone.
I want to put these leds on my QuadCopter.
But i want to let the led blinking on my Rc command.
I've been searching the net on a 12volt scheme, but cant find one :-(
How do i make them flasing?
You will have to make or use some sort of controler circuit. You can run them off a brushed speed controller to turn them off/on and adjust brightness. Having flown at night before (in total darkness) I can say flashing lights would make it very difficult, especially since the white led's are so bright. I'd go with a solid on scheme. Colin
All you need is the Turnigy Receiver controlled switch. It will turn the lights on and off plus it can be programmed, by jumpers, to blink. See my video on the product page for the Turnigy RX controlled switch.
I use recycled diodes from computer power supplies or any type of electronic equipment. You can also buy diodes at Radio Shack. All diodes have .6V drop across them. Use more diodes to reduce the voltage further. Zener diodes come in many voltages from 1.2 to 15v. You can order them from any electronics supply and use just one instead of several regular diodes.
Colin has a good point about the flashing LED's, I use solids on my fuses and wing illuminations but have the wingtips flashing in thier respective colours. I do it simply by adding a flashing LED in series with the ones I want to flash, but remember to do so that way wil cost you brightness as by adding a flasher in series you are dividing your 11.1V between your normal light rail and an extra LED. If you were to add it in parallel it would not drop the voltage but it would be the only one that
if you wanted to have them flash i would recomend putting a nav light setup on it as well so you can still see the aircraft wen the leds go off ,you can put the 2 static white landing lights front and back then red and green on the sides then have one read becon light to go on the back this should aid oriantation hope that a usefull idea for you dan
As GTR 3.0 says, you can supply energy to 67 strips, but battery will last 2 minutes. Each strips consumes 0.4 A, so you can feed 1 strip for 135 min, 2 strips for 67 min, 3 for 45 min, etc (minutes = 135 / number of strips) until max capacity of battery, 67 strips.
Ottimi led e ottimo prezzo anche se non hanno un connettore, ma in questo modo ci si puo mettere qualsiasi alimentazione(batterie o trasformatore)e si possono usare anche per arredare la casa o per illuminare un armadio ecc. Grande HK