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Other Led Strip Wont Dim?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zentaaa, 9 Sep 2014.

  1. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Just bought this led strip at scan..

    And I need to dim it as it is too bright! I have tried to run it at 5v and 7v but it doesn't turn on at all?
    Is this led strip just a simple 12v or off?

    Thanks


    Mods if im in the wrong section please move me! Cheers :thumb:
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    7v is probably to low for it.
     
  3. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Really? What can i do?
     
  4. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    My understanding is that you can't dim an LED strip simply by lowering the voltage. The regulators and doodads within the strip aren't happy.

    You'll probably need something like this: (I have no idea if this exact solution will work for you!!)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEDER®-WIRE...=1375113984&sr=8-1&keywords=led+lights+dimmer

    That should dim the strip by rapidly swathing the LEDs on and off, this is how LED dimming generally works.
     
  5. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Dont worry boys i have sorted it, gunna get a remote control phobya strip! Cheers for the input boys!
     
  6. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Actually one more question.. Will this work to dim my current led strip?

    Thanks
     
  7. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    I have a couple of these things, bought mine with long light strips off Ebay and they certainly will dim the supplied LED's. So yes it will work.

    This is what I bought.http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...1.TRC1.A0.H0.XRGB&_nkw=rgb+led+strip&_sacat=0

    You can cut the strips to a desired length, change colour, dim, flash ETC ETC.
     
  8. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Just been looking at the ir remote controller and my phobya flexlight connects via a 3 pin fan header but this ir remote controller uses some odd connector I have never seen before haha! Im so confused :s
     
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    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Kronos Multimodder

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    Hmm that is odd as they are both the LED strip and the controller are Phobya.

    As the controller has the 4 cable connection I would suggest picking yourself up some light strips from Ebay as they use the same connection as your controller.
     
  12. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Any way I can bodge it up because I have spent way too much on led strips recently lol
     
  13. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    I don't think so as one is 3 wire and the other is for so you would lose something along the way.

    Look bung me your address by PM and I will send you these lights.

    [​IMG]

    Just the lights though I am keeping the remote ETC.
     
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    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    LED's posted.
     
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  18. notmeagain

    notmeagain Minimodder

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    Much love here.
    +1 to you
     
  19. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Have the LED's arrived yet?
     
  20. Zentaaa

    Zentaaa What's a Dremel?

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    Yes :D Thank you so much :)
     

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