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Yeah, you're probably right. I used that example because I was a smoker...28 years ago. Use a candle then. Light the candle, blow it out when close to the offending leak and watch the smoke. A lighted incense stick works too.
To check for heat leaks, use a cigarette. Don't inhale. Lot cheaper than using this device. I like the idea of this unit for my model train layout, smoke from a "campfire" for example.
would it pass building codes? Not likely since the technology is new and no one has rules for using such strips. If you need a building permit to make a building, inspectors would likely reject this addition. The power supply, wiring, exposed LED strip components would all be suspect. Is it more a fire hazard than UL approved fluorescent lighting? I myself don't have problems with it since I use LED strip lighting for my model train layout. Oh..12 volt supply by the way.
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