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# 143694 23-Apr-2014 22:02
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Keen to put in Led strip lights under the cupboard above the job in new kitchen. Something like 7-8w and approx 5m.

Electrician advises its expensive to go for multicolor one (the one you can change colour by using remote). Approx $600.

Anyone done this cheaply ? Does it look good ?


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  # 1030204 23-Apr-2014 22:35
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I bought 15m of multicolour including 3 remote controls sets for like $30 off aliexpress. I have quite a bit spare if you want any?




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  # 1030243 24-Apr-2014 06:35
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http://www.ledlightstore.co.nz/en/led-light-strip/65-start-up-kit-weatherproof-5m-roll-led-strip-with-remote-control-and-power-supply.html

We have them in our kitchen and they look awesome.

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  # 1030247 24-Apr-2014 06:56
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We have plain orange tinted LEDs under our bathroom vanity, supplied and installed by the electrician. No idea what it cost now (wasn't a huge amount), but it does look cool.



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  # 1030263 24-Apr-2014 08:05
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Xeon/ Jillian - are your lights 12volts?

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  # 1030264 24-Apr-2014 08:07
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I'm not sure but I can find out when I get home from work tonight. Jaycar also stock them :)

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  # 1030279 24-Apr-2014 08:30
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I got a couple of 5m strips cheap on TradeMe, about $30 I think. Connected them to a WeMo switch so they turn on at Sunset. They look great, I would recommend putting them on top on of the kitchen units too if you can.





 
 
 
 




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  # 1030299 24-Apr-2014 08:53
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Sqlgeek - looks awesome! Do you have one of these Wemo light switches - http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F7C030/

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  # 1030741 24-Apr-2014 17:36
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The WeMo switch I have is one of these: www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-accessories/belkin-f7c027auapl-wemo-switch/prod121007.html

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  # 1030768 24-Apr-2014 18:48
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mailmarshall: Xeon/ Jillian - are your lights 12volts?


Yes, they are 12 volts. They plug into a little transformer.

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  # 1030780 24-Apr-2014 19:49
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just got some strip lights off ebay. they were cheap as ( less than $20 for a 5M strip) there were two sorts 30 leds per meter and 60 leds per meter ....some traders will supply a dimming remote but  im happy with the normal strips. most cheap 12V power packs will run them like the power packs fro external hard drives for instance.
 my new house will ahve a PC power supply in the media cupboard and 12V wiring run out to various locations for led lighting such as the kitchen, garden lights , BBQ area etc



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  # 1030781 24-Apr-2014 19:52
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Clever idea to get the outdoor area done!! I completely forgot that one - especially as the lights are supposedly waterproof.



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  # 1030782 24-Apr-2014 19:57
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SQLgeek - thanks for the link. The adapter seems a lot more practical than the one I sent through!!

Jillann - thanks for checking. 12V makes it great.

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  # 1031009 25-Apr-2014 11:38
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I've got am LED strip in the garden against the fence, stuck on with silicone.  We've used it with an extension lead for a birthday party and I'm just waiting for a day/night switch to arrive before wiring it more permanent.  It really looks good, will post a photo when done.  It is those ones that are moulded in plastic rather than just glue poured over.

I like the photo above, of the kitchen.  Been looking for a good looking LED strip for our similar kitchen, but needs to be tidy rather than the cheap rolls of LED strips.  In 1.6m long extruded aluminium would be nice, rather than short pieces like you get from Jaycar.




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  # 1031039 25-Apr-2014 12:29
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Ali express has lots of 1m aluminium LED strips and shorter ones, but longer is a problem for posting them at cheap chinese post rates.

Friend got some to put on some steps and they looked pretty nicely made




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