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LED bracelet inlay Answered

This is my first post so please excuse if I am in the wrong place :(

I have a boot bracelet with a leather back and ornate bling glued to the leather and sewn at the edges. I want to add small LED strip lights, weather proof, cutable every 3 lights, double-sided adhesive to the center (between leather and ornate mesh side. I want to be able to turn it  on and off.  I figure 6 mini strip lights should be more than enough.  Here are the lights I have:

Features:
Superbright 3528 SMD LEDs with high intensity and reliability.
5 Metre strip with 600 LEDs
Self-adhesive back with double side adhesive tape.
Maintenance free, easy installation
Long life of 50,000 hours
Flexible strip which can easily be curved around bends.
UUltra-bright but running at low temperature
Viewing Angle : 120°
Input volts: DC 12V

This Cool White strip light has 600pcs Double Density,SMD 3528 LEDs
  • The Strip is Customizable for any length you want, Cuttable every 3 LED's without damaging the rest strips, flexible and can be bent at any angle,
  • Works with a 12 Volt Power supply Low power consumption, Eco Friendly, High Quality, high intensity and reliability,
  • High Quality Cool White, Double Density 600 LED's, 3528 SMD 5M/16.4 ft, high intensity and reliability, Long lifespan,
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  • Hopefully that helps.  What I need is a battery source that can be added to the inside of the bracelet that will light it up and allow me to turn off and on (push on/off is better than switch). The source would have to be in something waterproof like a latex substance and can only take up a minimal amount of space 1.5 - 2".  Obviously the batteries would have to lay flat (flat coin-like batteries?) Is there ANYONE out there who can give me ideas?
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  • Thank you!!!

     

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

With good soldering skills you could glue the individual LED's in place and solder them to a 4.5V power supply, using low power LEDs rather than high power ones it should be possible to run them off two 3V button cells for a while.

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harley0805Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you! This is a start. Any thoughts on the "life" of the power source? I'd like them to at least be 72 hours. I'd also like them to be replaceable. I know... to many wants and not enough how to....

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Downunder35mharley0805

Reply 3 years ago

It all depends on the LED's and their power consumption.
I don't know for sure for the SMD ones but the standard LED comes in a low current variation that uses less than 12mA.

I would use CR3032 or bigger cells but 72 hours is a low if you want to power a lot of LED's...
Maybe it would be an option to include a rechargable battery like a 3.6 Lithium cell in the heel of the shoe?

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tomatoskins

3 years ago

Well, as far as getting a small 12V battery and switch, if you are in the US you can stop by any local Radio Shack (while they are still around) and pick those up for fairly cheap. Other than that you can find any local electronics store and they would be able to get you the parts needed. As far as attaching the light to the bracelet, that might be a little bit more difficult. If it's like the one pictured, you can probably run it along the back. But If not, I don't know how you will get all the jewels off to lay your LEDs then re-attach.

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harley0805tomatoskins

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you! Actually the jewelry is a layer of leather with a "ribbon" of bling glues (edges are sewn with nylon thread) glued on top of the leather. Adding a strip of LEDS to the middle is easy... it's the power source that is killing me....