Brilliant - thanks for the latest responses - it is nice to know that some of you already have these lights , and that they work ok. It is the first time I have seen them, and as we are still in the process of LEDising the whole boat I am still looking for ideas!
ps got the Binoculars and drill 90 deg. adaptor from LIDL today - they were on reduced price - 22 for the bins. They are good although probably better for neighbour watching than for grneral yacht use.
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Ah, just seen the pics. I was thinking they were these..
Probably same LEDīs though.
The strip is good though, some going under the chart table lid next.
LED strips and radio interference. Anyone have any direct experience please, and if so, how do you overcome it ?
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7m installed so far (mostly white and some red) and no interference on VHF or FM/LW...
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As the LED strips can be divided into 3 LED sections clearly each 3 LEDs have a resistor for current limiting. That means no interference but does make it more susceptible to voltage variations. It does seem to me however that the LEDs can cope with the higher current of 15v on charge as they are pretty much under rated at 12v. Might be wrong of course. I have got one of these stuck to the cabin ceiling on the little boat and it lights up the cabin nicely. sticky back for attachment.
good luck olewill
I have put in three of the LED strips from LIDL.
Simply cut the plug/transformer off and wire into the 12 volts, note that there is a +ve and a -ve and they wont work if the wrong way round, although it does not appear to do any harm either.
They are excellent, I wish I had bought more, so if they are back on offer I will go and get some more
Attached photo showing the one in my galley (top left of picture) that replaced a flourescent.
The galley is still work in progress but nearly there