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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to tschmidt

Re: Christmas lights power questions..

So basically the LEDs themselves aren't a problem, it's the AC/DC converter that needs to be modified/upgraded to avoid flickering?

That's reassuring. Those 16' (5 meters) strips of LEDs are so cheap. I could light all the basement with LED and dimming capacity for less than 300$.



mackey
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join:2007-08-20
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said by alkizmo:

So basically the LEDs themselves aren't a problem, it's the AC/DC converter that needs to be modified/upgraded to avoid flickering?

That's reassuring. Those 16' (5 meters) strips of LEDs are so cheap. I could light all the basement with LED and dimming capacity for less than 300$.

I've used quite a few of those LED strips, and all of them ran on either 12v or 5v DC. With DC, there is 0 flicker as they never turn "off" like they do with a half or even full (without filtering caps) wave rectifier. That is until you introduce dimming: depending on the quality of the dimmer, you may very well get flicker when dimmed (even if you can't see it a video camera definitely will).

/M