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You wouldn't be able to use the front panel buttons to power on and off the LEDs unless you replace the momentary button with a push on-push off type or use some sort of switching circuit.
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Hey guys, I was looking at the forum a few days ago, and I saw somebody asking about dimming our light strips. Now I am going to say that we do have this dimmer here: http://www.hitlights.com/ls-r106controller.html This dimmer can be controlled with a remote and will dim any of the single color striplights that we have.
There is a second option which I find much much more interesting. You see we have this touch dimmer as well: http://www.hitlights.com/ls-dimmer8a-254.html . Now I personally don't like the look of this dimmer, but then we found this amazon review from a very clever amazon customer: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2BRFLW1PZPWDU/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00A8NED2K&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful
Pretty simple idea really, if you take the top off of the dimmer and solder the wire that is connected to the touch sensor to a conductive surface, you can hide the dimmer and make the switch whatever you want. Now I thought this would be an awesome challenge for you guys to try out, since many of you here are very technically proficient. I want to see the most creative/practical/simply awesome dimming setups that you guys can build.
Good Luck and I hope to see some awesome projects! thumb.gif
P.S. (The best setup will receive a super awesome prize that has not been decided yet.....But it will be awesome!)
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Originally Posted by HitLights View Post

Hey guys, I was looking at the forum a few days ago, and I saw somebody asking about dimming our light strips. Now I am going to say that we do have this dimmer here: http://www.hitlights.com/ls-r106controller.html This dimmer can be controlled with a remote and will dim any of the single color striplights that we have.
There is a second option which I find much much more interesting. You see we have this touch dimmer as well: http://www.hitlights.com/ls-dimmer8a-254.html . Now I personally don't like the look of this dimmer, but then we found this amazon review from a very clever amazon customer: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2BRFLW1PZPWDU/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00A8NED2K&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful
Pretty simple idea really, if you take the top off of the dimmer and solder the wire that is connected to the touch sensor to a conductive surface, you can hide the dimmer and make the switch whatever you want. Now I thought this would be an awesome challenge for you guys to try out, since many of you here are very technically proficient. I want to see the most creative/practical/simply awesome dimming setups that you guys can build.
Good Luck and I hope to see some awesome projects! thumb.gif
P.S. (The best setup will receive a super awesome prize that has not been decided yet.....But it will be awesome!)

Wonder how difficult it would be to splice one end off of that wireless module and attach a molex or 3pin fan plug.
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hey guys quick question...i just moved in the US and im still trying to find my way around here...i need to buy some wire for my project lol where can i get some? are there any shops that specialize in electronics etc?
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I ended up ordering mine off of Amazon for cheap. Like 11 bucks for 100 FT spool. I check a couple popular places, Lowes, Homedepot, radito shack. None had the wire I wanted. Im sure some specialized stores would have it, but I didnt feel like finding them. Easier/cheaper to order online for the most part.

Also, where do you live?? A user might be able to refer a place if we knew about where you lived
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What did u buy an 18 gauge wire? I live in San jose California.
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Well the wires main purpose was for making custom modular cables for my PSU. But I did forget the I did buy some primary wire at autozone that I did originally use for this. Primary wire has a single large strand, and it was smaller diameter wire. A lot easier to solder IMO

If you are just wiring up some of these strips, I would recommend using primary wire 22-20 ga. You can get it at most auto parts stores. Autozone, advanceauto, napa, Orilieys, but thats a few up here in Ohio. Not sure whats in cali
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Well the wires main purpose was for making custom modular cables for my PSU. But I did forget the I did buy some primary wire at autozone that I did originally use for this. Primary wire has a single large strand, and it was smaller diameter wire. A lot easier to solder IMO

If you are just wiring up some of these strips, I would recommend using primary wire 22-20 ga. You can get it at most auto parts stores. Autozone, advanceauto, napa, Orilieys, but thats a few up here in Ohio. Not sure whats in cali

Cool thx for the help man! I found an Orilieys near by...ill pop there and get some smile.gif
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Really helpful what you posted, I am going to use blue leds, and this looks like a good solution!
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Here are some pics of what i just finished doing to my case. Now i just need parts to fill it with, lol thumb.gif





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