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LED Light Project for Sailboat

I installed some "rope lights" this weekend, although the LEDs are more like ribbon lights. Here is some video of the project on Youtube:

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Looks really nice. One might call it a bright idea!

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You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen!



(Political jokes aside, that's a really good idea!)
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What struck me about these LEDs is how bright they are and how little current they use. I have only measured the current use for the entire 16 foot string, but I would guess that the small circle that I installed into the fixture would only use around .2 amps, but is as bright as the 1 amp bulb I took out.

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Re: LED Light Project for Sailboat

hey, i love your lights.. Where did you find them and do you have a transformer.

i had some led strips and they all needed transformers.. the transformers got VERY hot.

like your sentiments...I agree. Cheers
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Sweet job, Tom.
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