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Old 03-12-2018, 08:50 PM
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Interior LED questions

I have ZERO knowledge on the subject! I would like to add some strips to get an even "glow" on the interior perimeter. Where it gets confusing is the number of lights per foot or the lumens per foot. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:21 PM
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ignore lumens, period. Not worth the time. Lights p/ft, most typical strips come in 600, 300 and 150 p/5M or 16ft strip. more lights mean more light.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:39 PM
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Superbright LED's has:

18 LED's per foot @ $11.95
9 LED's per foot @ $5.85

I know 18 is better than 9, but would 9 have a even glow? I don't mind paying for quality but hate to overspend!
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:54 PM
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Quality is all the same, its just more or less lights.

Do the math, 18 p/ft is 300 p/16ft and 9 p/ft is 150 p/16ft.

Even glow depends on where the lights are placed and where you want to have the light shine. You can divide it down further to get the distance between each light.

Personally, I prefer the 300 p/16ft minimum and 600 p/16ft for some application. Again, the quality of the strips are all the same, its just the number of LEDs.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:13 AM
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Also type of LEDs. There is 5050, 5060, 5070, and others. If you want RGB function, 5050s are the only way to go. 5060 and 5070 will have the highest light output. Most of the other chip types aren't worth looking into. If you truly need to have uniform lighting, you can look into getting diffusers for led strips. Completely uniform LED strips are very expensive. The only good ones I've found come from Diode Dynamics, and it is $35 for a 12" strip.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:30 AM
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Thanks guys. Good info! Now just how do I get them to stick to the prop? They keep coming of???
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:43 AM
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Whoops, remembered the numbers wrong. They were supposed to be 5630 and 5730.

It seems that 5630/5730, 3014, and 2835 will offer the highest lumens. If you want uniformity, get the version with more LEDs. Use some good double-sided foam tape.
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