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  1. #1
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    Speaking of LED display wall lights -

    I am involved presently involved in a debacle involving someone else installing LED lights in one of my customer's glass door display-wall boxes.

    But the lights themselves are very cool: three white LED's on a little pod, then maybe 3-4" of lamp-cord looking wire, and then the next pad. They are all glued in / surface mounted with what appears to be clear silicone. They apparently run on 12 volts from a power-pack arrangement.

    Can anyone tell me where to buy LED strings like these?
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    You can buy 12v strings of them at autozone or advance auto parts. I used some on my f150 to turn the reflectors on the front of the side mirrors into turn signals. They are pretty slick.


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    You can buy them almost any auto parts stores. ebay, and if you want a bit of a higher quality http://www.bluewaterled.com/
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    Led's are the wave of the future. We have been using them in electric signage for many years. Almost all channel letters on store fronts signs are now illuminated with them. Prier to that it was neon. But don't believe the lamp life they boast. The change outs that were done say 5 years ago are now going out in sections and the electronic ballast illuminating them is a joke. Just my

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    Agreed PHM. The product in the boxes look a lot better with them. If the dummies would just wire them up and quit messing with our stuff.

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    Seven wires come into the wiring trough. Each is a different color pairing: red & red/white tracer, blue & blue/white tracer, etc.

    There is a list plainly displayed: red = light power red/white = light common black = frame heater black/white = frame heater common. Green = ground

    So what to do? Hmmmm . . . maybe new light controller ground wire to green, new light controller black wire to red, and new light controller white wire to red//white. Nut off the previous wires to the original lights, and we're out of here. How's that for A Plan?

    No of course not; don't be stupid! I'd much rather tediously cut and remove all the existing wires and Then power the new light controller from the frame heater power and the door heater common.

    Brilliant!
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    Mikey, take a peek at this.

    http://shop.panopticslighting.com/re...-lighting.aspx

    and if strings is what you want:

    http://www.solidapollo.com/



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