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This review is from: Hitlights Flexible SMD 3528 LED Strip Light only/ Warm White Color/ 300 LEDs/ 16/4 Ft(5 Meters)/ IP-65/ Weatherproof (no power supply included)
Pros: This strip has 3 LEDs every 50mm (1.968"). The strip is 8mm wide (.322") and 3mm (.118) thick. The thickness is because there's a soft clear plastic waterproof coating molded over the LEDs. It's domed, tapering to zero at the strip's edges. You can cut the strip on the cut lines every 50mm.
I previously installed indoor LED strip lighting under my kitchen cabinets. This outdoor model would have been better. If you need to sponge it off due to splatters or other inadvertent splashing, this waterproof model would work better. The indoor strip is basically a printed circuit strip with LEDs protruding from it and looks like an electronic component. This outdoor model has a smooth continuous covering that looks finished. As you can't really see either under or inside cabinets (depending on how you install it) it doesn't really matter, but if you touch or see it in any way, the outdoor model is better. Another application would be as an up-pointing wall wash. There, the strip would get very dusty if installed on top of cabinets or in crown molding. And kitchen dust can be sticky due to cooking residue. This plastic covered outdoor model would be very easy to clean.
Connectors are sold separately to attach electrical wiring but I've found it easier and more reliable (especially outdoors) to solder discreet wires onto the strip and shrink a piece of shrink tubing over the solder points. With these waterproof LEDs it's a bit harder to clean the solder pads to ready them for soldering, but soldering is less expensive and allows more compact installation. Strip lights are basically a thin flexible printed circuit. It's easy to solder to the cut points. If you look carefully, you'll see that this is how the factory splices one strip to another (see attached pictures).
The strip comes with a 5.5mm x 2.5mm male coax power plug on one end and bare wires on the other end. (See attached picture.) Both are insulated with shrink tubing. You can do the same at home. It's a lot easier to run a simple wire through access holes when the wire doesn't have big connectors on it. And for long term installations, hard wired connections be more reliable.
Cons: You do need buy power supply. Never connect to the wall outlet directly.
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