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LED Strip Lighting Power Sources
I am in the middle of a renovation of a high-end motor coach. I am looking to place colored LED strip lighting around baseboards, under cabinets, and around other key areas to act as accent/night lighting. The RV in question has a 12v house system for lighting. Can your product be wired directly into that 12v system without the necessity of your 120v/12v power sources? Will the house system properly power your product so that it has full design intensity and no flickering, etc?
Our 12 volt LED strip lights sound like a great fit for the RV installation! As you mention, as long as these LED strip lights are provided with a stable 12 volt DC input, they are compatible with automotive battery and power systems.
The one thing to look out for, however, is to ensure that the wiring used to feed the LED strips have sufficient thickness and electrical current carrying capacity, as excessive power draw on under-rated wires can lead to a potential safety hazard.
What kind of amperage draw am I looking for so I can determine if the existing wiring is sufficient or if I need to run a new circuit?
The exact power draw will depend on the product, so if you can let me know which LED strip light you are interested in installing (link to all LED strip lights below), I'd be more than happy to locate that specification for you.
In general, the LED strips draw between 4.2 watts (350 mA) per foot and 5.5 watts (450 mA) per foot. Below is the specification sheet for our most popular CENTRIC HOME LED strip lights which is an excellent option should you be looking for a high CRI warm-white LED strip solution.
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