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post #181 of 188 Old 09-22-2013, 05:29 AM
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Here's a video of my LED strips:




The cost of entry can be high depending on whether or not you buy new or used and how patient you are. My 3104's were sourced from ebay, they were well under $200 ea. I got the GRX-TVI new from ebay for $10. The big expense was the power supply, which was $80 IIRC.

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a couple quick questions... I was going to order my blue rope light from 1000bulbs.com but I'm looking for a recommendation. I need about 50 ft. to cover the inside of my theater room. Do I go with the 120v or the 12v and have you found that only one strip of the light is sufficient or would you recommend purchasing the 150 ft. roll and going around the room three times?
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bump for recommendations... They have a 50' package and I'm afraid the 150' might just be too much light
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The Sillite plugs worked great in my setup and I thought they may in some other builds as well.


Here is some pics of the sillites plugs that I used for the rope light behind the crown. I saved a bunch of space by not using a box.

 

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http://www.sillites.com/newconstruction.php

http://www.buyflushmate.com/Sillites-SCR-Brown-Standard-Receptacle-Sillites-SCR-Brown-Receptacle.htm

 

 

 

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I used seven sets of 15 foot 12v RGB LED 5050 lighting strips on my lounge area. Each strip is powered with a repeater. The main controller was a very reasonably price music controller. I pick this control because it was IR controlled and I was able to program a driver for my Control4 system to work it.

 

I dont think I spent over $250 on them

 

 

 

 

 

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How much of a cavity do you need for the rope lighting? I would like to do hidden LED rope lighting and have it shooting through a small opening so it looks like a neon light.

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I used seven sets of 15 foot 12v RGB LED 5050 lighting strips on my lounge area. Each strip is powered with a repeater. The main controller was a very reasonably price music controller. I pick this control because it was IR controlled and I was able to program a driver for my Control4 system to work it.

 

I dont think I spent over $250 on them

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a link to where you got your LED setup?

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I bought all my lights from ebay. If you plan on using your lights for long periods of time make sure you dont buy the cheapest lights you can find. You can spend anywhere from $17-$100+ on 16 feet of RGB 5050 LED lighting strips. I also Used RGB repeaters they are for powering longer runs of LED lights. So after a length or two of lights wired up you will encounter voltage drop (The start of the LED light strips are brighter then the end). In order to correct that you are able to use reapeaters. The repeaters are seperately powered, so they are connected to a long line of LEDs and take the signal from the strip before it, and use the repeaters power to power the next strip in line but will follow the colours from the strip before it. Again you get what you pay for, so keep that in mind. This allows you to use one controller but control countless strips of light. There are many types of controllers out there, the one I am using is very cheap. I wanted one that is IR based so I could control it with an IR blaster. The one I bought also can change the lights to the sound of music. There are other types out there that are RF controllers.

 

If I was to redo my project I would of bought a more expensive LED lighting strip. I think I payed 24 dollars a roll (16ft). I dont use them that often so they still seem to work great but I do worry about them burning out.

 

they cavity they site in is 2.5 inches off the ceiling

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