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Questions RE: Installing Interior 12v LED Light Strips

I'm interested in adding some interior accent lighting inside the cabin of my sailboat using 12v LED Strips. I'm referring to the flexible type that come in 16ft spools with 3M adhesive backing.

My question is, if I wire them directly to the battery, via the existing interior lighting circuit, other than a fuse, do I need to add any resistors etc.? I saw somewhere that a power conditioner is recommended, however they look to run about $150+ and I'm looking to do this on a budget. Is the conditioner absolutely necessary? Are there any less expensive options?

Thanks for any and all help.

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