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LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 19th, 2021, 8:57 pm

Anywhere sells this locally? Not too picky about which one

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby SR » January 19th, 2021, 9:13 pm

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby SR » January 19th, 2021, 9:15 pm

Wait no

Caribbean LED solutions

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 19th, 2021, 10:17 pm

^ thanks will check them.
I already have the LED strip so I'm just looking for the housing

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Kenjo » January 20th, 2021, 6:25 am

Basically transparent type conduit ?

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby adnj » January 20th, 2021, 6:57 am

Kenjo wrote:Basically transparent type conduit ?
Not quite. It's more like a tiny florescent light housing.

The base has to be metal to dissipate rejected heat. The covering is typically optical grade plastic to act as a diffuser lens to even out the point light source of the individual LED though some applications prefer a clear lens. Some applications spec glass and even sapphire lenses.

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 20th, 2021, 9:15 am

^ correct

I need it to diffuse

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby computercentral » January 20th, 2021, 12:12 pm

How you will be attaching the strip to the panel?

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 20th, 2021, 2:30 pm

computercentral wrote:How you will be attaching the strip to the panel?

the strip has an adhesive back

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Phone Surgeon » January 20th, 2021, 2:38 pm

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i had ordered some on amazon like 2 years ago because couldnt find it locally easily

the adhesive back is useless after a while, the heat from the LEDS will make the adhesive release after a while and the adhesive isnt strong enough to hold the housing and the led weight

you can use something like gorilla glue or silicone adhesive to hold it. you dont need to run a whole bead along the track
just like every 2 feet or 3 feet put a big dot of gorilla gloe or silicone and use masking tape to hold it in place for 24 hours while the glue cures.

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Phone Surgeon » January 20th, 2021, 2:39 pm

it also have included screws....the glue is if you dont want/cant screw it

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 20th, 2021, 5:02 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:Image

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`https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4DRX7N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


i had ordered some on amazon like 2 years ago because couldnt find it locally easily

the adhesive back is useless after a while, the heat from the LEDS will make the adhesive release after a while and the adhesive isnt strong enough to hold the housing and the led weight

you can use something like gorilla glue or silicone adhesive to hold it. you dont need to run a whole bead along the track
just like every 2 feet or 3 feet put a big dot of gorilla gloe or silicone and use masking tape to hold it in place for 24 hours while the glue cures.

No the LED strip on the roll has adhesive at the back to secure it inside of the channel. I plan to screw the channel into the wall

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby adnj » January 20th, 2021, 8:10 pm

I'm certain that 3M VHB tape has been mentioned before.

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Pablo660 » January 21st, 2021, 5:38 am

Hi
I’m looking for these as well.
Depending on where u putting them you can use magnets .

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 21st, 2021, 8:33 am

Pablo660 wrote:Hi
I’m looking for these as well.
Depending on where u putting them you can use magnets .

It’s aluminum so you will have to glue the magnets on to it.

As SR suggested, Caribbean LED Solutions has in stock. I called them and they have 2 meter lengths for TT$180.00 without the lights in it, just the housing.

Their number is 350-5156

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Cooper » January 22nd, 2021, 12:37 pm

Was looking for this online just yesterday for some RGB strip lights. Good thing I opened this thread.

Just got this at Caribbean LED Solutions.
$130+vat per meter. This is the micro solution. They have a variety of sizes.

Kinda pricey but it's workable.
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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 22nd, 2021, 12:46 pm

^ thanks, can you post a pic of it with the lights turned off?

It's just the housing I need - I already have the lights

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Cooper » January 22nd, 2021, 1:41 pm

The strip is still a bit visible with the light off.
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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby killercow » January 23rd, 2021, 9:27 am

If I want to attach / stick magnets to the back of the housing, where will I get that to buy?

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Re: LED strip light channel & diffuser

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 23rd, 2021, 12:21 pm

Cooper wrote:The strip is still a bit visible with the light off.

Thanks!

killercow wrote:If I want to attach / stick magnets to the back of the housing, where will I get that to buy?

Some hardwares like Bhagwansingh or Allied has magnets (check by the cashier). You may also get magnetic tape with adhesive on one side

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