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    Somebody check my math... it's actually (slightly) cheaper to buy individual strings of 50 than to buy a spool?!?!

    $14.06 / 50 = $0.2812 / pixel --> http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.p...roducts_id=267
    $74.02 / 250 = $0.2961 / pixel --> http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.p...roducts_id=719

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake_l View Post
    Somebody check my math... it's actually (slightly) cheaper to buy individual strings of 50 than to buy a spool?!?!

    $14.06 / 50 = $0.2812 / pixel --> http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.p...roducts_id=267
    $74.02 / 250 = $0.2961 / pixel --> http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.p...roducts_id=719
    Might have something to do with adding power injection wires every 50 pixels. That's extra labor and materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2K97 View Post
    In the description for the pixel spools it says, "There are power injection wires every 50 pixels allowing you to cut your pixels as you need." What exactly is that? Does it just mean the length of wire is longer between pixel 50 and 51, or is it something else?
    There is an extra positive and negative lead at pixel 51, 101, 151, etc. for injecting power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcamron View Post
    Might have something to do with adding power injection wires every 50 pixels. That's extra labor and materials.
    Yes that is exactly correct. There is also added labor in testing the strings and additional freight costs due to the added size of the spools vs. size of standard pixel string.

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    On the 50 count strings of ws2811 12v bullets, it says "Input and output connectors on each string". Are these the 3 wire waterproof connectors? JST connectors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdave View Post
    On the 50 count strings of ws2811 12v bullets, it says "Input and output connectors on each string". Are these the 3 wire waterproof connectors? JST connectors?

    All 12mm pixel strings have a 3 wire waterproof connector on them. They are not JST connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjetzer View Post
    All 12mm pixel strings have a 3 wire waterproof connector on them. They are not JST connectors.
    Awesome! You may want to update the description, as I saw it cause confusion on another thread that was comparing the product/price to other vendors.
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    So you have decisions to make. Let us help. Do I pick a spool or individual strands? The cost difference is $4. What am I saving by spending $4 more? Good question. The answer is time and stress. The spools have built in injection points. What does this mean to me? Less splicing! Less soldering! More time! When wiring up dense models such as a matrix, mega tree, etc, you will save time and material by not having to splice to connect multiple strands together and power injection becomes a breeze as the splice into the strand is already there! This means less chance of errors when soldering/splicing and more time to spend on other fun things to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjetzer View Post
    All 12mm pixel strings have a 3 wire waterproof connector on them. They are not JST connectors.
    The 5v square pixels do not have the note regarding the connectors, but I'm assuming they are there

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonexpresso View Post
    The 5v square pixels do not have the note regarding the connectors, but I'm assuming they are there
    Updated listing to reflect.

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