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    Default Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    For a while now I've been trying to source some cheap LED's from overseas as they are just way too expensive here in AUS.

    I have managed to get some samples from a Chinese manufacturer who was willing to deal with me and deal in small quantities.

    They look like good quality but since I'm new to all of this I really don't know what to look for and I don't yet have the REN controllers to test them myself for misfires etc.

    Would anyone in Aus be willing to take a look at them, test them on a controller and give me an honest appraisal of them for use in an outdoor display?

    Here are the light specifications:

    Voltage: 24V AC
    # of LEDs: 100
    Length: 10m
    Bulb spacing: 10cm
    IP rating: IP44

    I ordered 4 strings - 1 white, 1 red, 1 green, 1 purple. The white and purple have 24V transformers with them and the other 2 have just bare wire ends for connecting directly up to the 24VAC SSR's. The strings seem to have rectifiers on them, I am guessing to make them full wave?

    Prices I have been quoted are fairly reasonable - between $4.50 and $6.50 depending on colour (minus transformer, just bare end wires). Then there is shipping on top of that as well. I have been quoted shipping costs for delivery of 200 sets of about $450 via DHL. Quite pricey for shipping but add on the $2 or so to each string and they are still relatively cheap. All amounts are USD.

    Please let me know if you are interested in testing for me? I'll send the lights to you and you can keep them as a gift for doing the testing.

    Thanks, FJ

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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    HI

    Do you have some pictures ?? :D
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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    Hi FJ

    I could do some testing for you. I have an Xmus REN 16 hooked up in a box with 24V transformer ready to test them. Could give you an appraisal of them send me a PM if you are interested.

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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    FJ

    i would be happy to test a string against a DC controller for you, to check suitability and performance with DC work.

    I can test/measure light outputs as well

    send a pm if your interested

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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    I can't test (just yet.. still building) but they seem pretty cheap..
    if your putting an order in - let me know and I'd like to piggy-back on too for a handful of strings.

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    Just remember that you must keep the value below Aus$1000 (shipping not included) or else you will be up for import duties and that can cost.
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    aussiephil, wombat - pm sent.

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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    Quote Originally Posted by christmas-light View Post
    HI

    Do you have some pictures ?? :D
    i'll take some pictures tonight and post them up for you to take a look at. i can only power up the white and purple as i don't have a controller yet or a power supply. the white ones are quite bright !!
    Last edited by fj; 04-01-2010 at 04:11 AM.

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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddy View Post
    Just remember that you must keep the value below Aus$1000 (shipping not included) or else you will be up for import duties and that can cost.
    hi fasteddy, thanks for the tip, i knew there was a limit but just wasn't sure what it was, now i do

    i was planning on the minimum shipment first. when they sent the sample strings they put a value of $1 per string on them.if i end up oerdring, i'll ask them to put a reasonable amount on there to try to keep it below the $1000 mark.

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    Default Re: Anyone able to test some LED strings?

    i've put some photos up as an album under my profile, available for everyone to view.

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