This project only took a few hours and I will show you how I put it all together in this tutorial.
Elemental LED Materials List:
8 ft. High Density Flexible LED Strip Light in Neutral White
4 ft. High Density Flexible LED Strip Light in Red
12V Adapter - 60W
LED Adapter Splice Cable - female
DC Wire Plug - male
DC Wire Plug - female
Reign LED Dimmer Switch
1" X 4" X 12" Pine Board
5' - 3M Double-Sided Tape
1' - 18-2 AWG Lamp Wire
Step 1: Draw and Saw
Step 2: File the Edges
good amount of the wood off the edges to make it look more candy cane-like. The High Density Flexible LED Strip Light is flexible, but you don't want to kink the strip where there is an LED (and there are A LOT of LED's on this type of strip light). So that is another reason to ease the edges.
Step 3: Tape It Up
Step 4: The LED Wrap
even 4 foot sections. Then, take your 4 foot red High Density Flexible LED Strip Light and line it up it between the two neutral white strips.
By the way, I used the double-sided tape because I am recycling the strip light from another project and the adhesive on the back wasn't as sticky as it once was. If you have brand new strip light, you will be fine just peeling off the adhesive backing from the strip light itself.
Your next step will be to wrap all 3 strips nice and even around the candy cane. (Easier typed than done).
Step 5: Soldering the Wire
Step 6: Incorporate the LED Adapter Splice Cable
Step 7: Heat Shrink and Electrical Tape
bottom of the cane with white electrical tape to secure the wires.
Step 8: Put It All Together!
and I think that it could be seen from the moon. It is necessary to incorporate one of the Reign LED Dimmer Switches to tone down the lighting to a pleasant brightness level. I attached a male DC Wire Plug and attached it to the output wires from one of the Reign LED Dimmer Switches. Then, I took a female DC Wire Plug and attached it to the input wires from the Reign LED Dimmer Switch. After that, I plugged my 60W 12V Adapter into the input on the switch, and plug my LED Adapter Splice Cable to the output of the switch. Plug it all in to a wall socket, and your done!