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LED strip lighting

Postby cordale » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:46 am

Does anyone have LED strip light add ons for accent?

Curious what brand and if you are happy with them.

Looking to put something on without having to drill at this point in time. Was thinking in my exhaust blower vents on the sides and possibly something under swim deck.

I know they make battery powered with a sticky back, those might be too chincy.

Any thoughts/ideas on how to not turn this into a full day project?
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby rmrider03 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:37 am

I've always had great luck with superbrightleds.com. Have bought many products from the site and all have been great quality and holding up extremely well.
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby Mhook1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:50 pm

I added led's everywhere. I bought some water proof leds from amazon and tied them into the existing lights
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby TechRider » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:35 am

Mhook1 wrote:I added led's everywhere. I bought some water proof leds from amazon and tied them into the existing lights


Do you have any install pics or part numbers / links of the products you used?
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby mlines » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:35 am

We bought the cheapest "waterproof" LEDs in a cut it yourself coil from Ebay.

We did this thinking they would not last 10 minutes but we would not loose any real money in the process.

We stuck the LEDs under the engine vents and in the interior side pockets.

They were advertised has having "3M" adhesive but clearly this was a Chinese fake as they fell off within a few minutes. However I put a few dabs of SuperGlue on them and two years later they are still running without a single glitch. They have survived the heat of the summer and the cold damp of the winter (boat stored outside). Amazed at how they perform for what was a cheap. throwaway solution.

Here you can see them in the interior pockets and inside the external vents.
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby mlines » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:37 am

And the install

Here they are under the engine vents.

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In the side pockets

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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby kdubya » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:00 am

Thank you for sharing this info. I am considering some lighting projects on our boat. Did you shrink wrap the connections to keep moisture from becoming a problem?
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby mlines » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:19 am

Yes, shrink wrapped and self-amalgamating tape.
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby cordale » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:24 am

The same brand/style used for under the swim deck??
The whole thing looks great!!
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby mlines » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:14 am

No, the underwater lights are "proper" underwater lighting.

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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby cordale » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:27 am

Kinda Pricey, but again, looks great.

Thanks for sharing the pics and info.

I think this will be my winter project
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby erussl07 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:06 am

mlines wrote:We bought the cheapest "waterproof" LEDs in a cut it yourself coil from Ebay.

We did this thinking they would not last 10 minutes but we would not loose any real money in the process.

We stuck the LEDs under the engine vents and in the interior side pockets.

They were advertised has having "3M" adhesive but clearly this was a Chinese fake as they fell off within a few minutes. However I put a few dabs of SuperGlue on them and two years later they are still running without a single glitch. They have survived the heat of the summer and the cold damp of the winter (boat stored outside). Amazed at how they perform for what was a cheap. throwaway solution.

Here you can see them in the interior pockets and inside the external vents.
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Looks nice. How's the quality of those cheap Ebay LEDs?
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Re: LED strip lighting

Postby BK2017 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:47 am

Very nice! When it comes to strip lights it's all about where you place them to create an awesome effect, never place them in full view!
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