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Can i use my LEDs as a rope light ? Answered


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andy70707

7 years ago

Yes, I think most rope lights are just SMD LEDs on a flexible, cuttable circuit in a tube. What more do you want to know?

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orksecurityandy70707

Answer 7 years ago

+1. If you can wire up a number of LEDs and power them, you should be able to hook them to extended wires and still power them.

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andy70707orksecurity

Answer 7 years ago

Yea, most rope/strip lights I have seen are 3 or 4 LEDs in series per section, with the sections wires in parallel. (so they can be cut between the join of each section). Be sure to check the LED voltage though, some LEDs work fine up to about 3.3v whilst others burn out at 2. Also, it's a good idea to put in a resistor (even if its only a small one) as battery voltage can be variable. a full 9v battery gives about 10.5v and 7v when empty. If you have 3x3v LEDs, a full 9v battery will damage them.

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icengandy70707

Answer 7 years ago

Isn't there an old India rope trick where a magician using a horn or similar magic to extole a thick rope to rise high into the air from a wicker basket.
Then the magician asks a young boy to climb up the now stiff and straight rope
disappearing at the top.
The magician then claps his hands.... and the rope falls back into the basket
minus the boy.
Whereupon he ( the magic man ) covers the basket then he picks up the basket and walks away.

I suspect the rope light is the modern variation of this time honored magic act,
or is it ??