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I like the way mine turned out...






I have about 12 feet left so I'm looking something else to light up.

By the way I grabbed black paracord at home depot, $3 for 50ft, and 8ft of some 1/4" heatshinks for $4. The 22awg wire I just cut off of dead PSU's or unused fan adapters.
post #292 of 598
I didnt think you could use wire that small, thought 16-18 awg wire for the LEDS? The lights came out nice thumb.gif
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Glad to see you liked your strip biggrin.gif! By the way guys, we LOVE seeing pictures of projects with our strips. Would anyone here mind if their project pictures were used to create blog posts, or project ideas on our website?

Wouldnt mind as long as credit is given where it is due. Would be nice to get a link as well so we can show it off too lol.
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I just seen this post and had to order some from amazon, I have been wanting to add led lights to my new case but hadn't researched a lot just yet. I couldn't believe how cheap you could get 6 feet of this stuff, I purchased the white led strip from Hitlights, cant wait for them to arrive so I can cut, strip, and solder stuff...man I love doing this kind of stuff!!
 
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I just seen this post and had to order some from amazon, I have been wanting to add led lights to my new case but hadn't researched a lot just yet. I couldn't believe how cheap you could get 6 feet of this stuff, I purchased the white led strip from Hitlights, cant wait for them to arrive so I can cut, strip, and solder stuff...man I love doing this kind of stuff!!
Glad you liked our strips! We pride ourselves on being affordable, with good quality of course! biggrin.gif Don't forget to send us some pictures of your project when its done!
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Where do we send the pictures?
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Where do we send the pictures?
In the future we should have a space to upload pictures to our website, for now send them to seo@hitlights.com
Thanks Guys!
post #298 of 598
Hey guys, I have a question for you all.

I bought some blue LED from Hitlights with the intent of soldering them to a USB cable and putting them under my desk along with lighting up my computer. I realized too late that the 5v from USB wouldn't be enough for the 12v lights. Silly mistake, but I corrected it by buying a 12v power source. Easy enough. My issue was I tried soldering the USB to one segment of LED (3 lights) time and time again and I was getting horrible flickering of lights on and off each time. I wouldn't even say it was flickering, I had to twist and bend the connection for the lights to turn on and they wouldn't stay on when I did this. Obviously, when they were on, the lights were very very dim. Just for clarification, the lights would turn on and off and not dim when I would twist the wires. My question is, was this because of poor soldering or because I was using a USB cable? I now have some very expensive purple LEDs coming in and have very little of them, so I won't have much to mess up with. I have used almost a meter of the blue LEDs now just trying to get this to work and I fear I won't successfully be able to solder a 3-pin connector to these lights when it comes time to

I have tried both Ramsey's method of putting the wire through the hole and other methods of just soldering the wire directly on top of the LED strip as in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyAHLmdRJII

Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions?

Thank for the help, I greatly appreciate it.
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Hey guys, I have a question for you all.

I bought some blue LED from Hitlights with the intent of soldering them to a USB cable and putting them under my desk along with lighting up my computer. I realized too late that the 5v from USB wouldn't be enough for the 12v lights. Silly mistake, but I corrected it by buying a 12v power source. Easy enough. My issue was I tried soldering the USB to one segment of LED (3 lights) time and time again and I was getting horrible flickering of lights on and off each time. I wouldn't even say it was flickering, I had to twist and bend the connection for the lights to turn on and they wouldn't stay on when I did this. Obviously, when they were on, the lights were very very dim. Just for clarification, the lights would turn on and off and not dim when I would twist the wires. My question is, was this because of poor soldering or because I was using a USB cable? I now have some very expensive purple LEDs coming in and have very little of them, so I won't have much to mess up with. I have used almost a meter of the blue LEDs now just trying to get this to work and I fear I won't successfully be able to solder a 3-pin connector to these lights when it comes time to

I have tried both Ramsey's method of putting the wire through the hole and other methods of just soldering the wire directly on top of the LED strip as in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyAHLmdRJII

Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions?

Thank for the help, I greatly appreciate it.

5v isn't enough, you will have to get a 5v to 12v switching regulator if you want to use a USB cable.
post #300 of 598
Sounds like your solder connection isn't good. Look up soldering tutorials online. Practice some soldering on some old boards or pick up a cheap electronics kit from somewhere like Maker Shed. Your solder should be shiny and smooth when done. You need to learn to get the parts heated up well enough before putting the solder into the joint. Solder will flow to where the heat is. A properly heated part will be wetted with solder almost immediately after touching the solder to it. It gets into all the little crevices in the wires. Sometimes it is a good idea to "tin" the pads you will be soldering to first. You can also do this with the wire, just don't put on too much. Then put the parts together and heat them briefly until the solder flows. Add more solder as needed.
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