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Smack - this maybe of help - converting an older fluorescent light to LED from eBay.

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FWIW I tested (one of) those IKEA LED's for a fair while at 15V and for several minutes at 20V and while it got hot it didn't blow up. Nice light - especially for accents when bouncing off wood paneling.
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Maybe it was me Smacky, i bought some regular fixtures at home depot, that took a G10 base, or something?, and replaced the receptacle with a M16 socket (lighting aisle home stores). Then I fitted a 12v led bulb, and made a retainer for the bulb out of SS welding wire, bent into a triangle to fit inside fixture to retain bulb). 12v m16 bulbs from Rona in Canada, must be everywhere in the US? Easy, fast, good light.
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Led flexible light strips

We picked up some of these https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/produ...ed-strips.aspx at Costco yesterday. $30 for 4 2 foot strips. They are 12 volt so we think we can just cut off the ac adaptor plug and direct wire them to the boat system. They come with a remote control and you can chose from 15 different colours including red and white or have it cycle through all of them for a cool effect. You can also adjust the brightness. I just hope we don't lose the remote.....
I will let you know how it works out.

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Re: I need help finding that great post about...

Did a direct wiring test of the led light strips today. They worked perfectly. Now just to get them properly mounted.....

I just cut off the ac adaptor and direct wired them to the panel for the purpose of the test with the help of a couple of alligator clips.


They throw plenty of light. These are daytime photos.

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White, and the little remote, this might become a problem as there are no controls without the remote......so if it gets lost or the batteries die then the lights are not useable

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Glad to see it wasn't my inept computer skills -- that thing was driving me nuts!
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