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NeoPixel strips suitable for permanent outdoor trim lights?
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NeoPixel strips suitable for permanent outdoor trim lights?

by awanamak on Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:53 pm

Hello, I'm wanting to put up some LED strips pn my house have year round RGB lights. I used NeoPixels all the time at work so I'm very familiar with interfacing with them, but my question is if any of the offerings would be good for permanent outdoor use in the Pacific Northwest? I saw some offerings are IP65 rated and would think they would work, but want tk be sure so I don't damage them.

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Re: NeoPixel strips suitable for permanent outdoor trim ligh

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:29 pm

If you can find strips with an IP rating, go ahead and give them a shot. We call the silicone sheath around ours 'weather-resistant', and experience has shown that they aren't effective for long-term outdoor use by themselves.

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Re: NeoPixel strips suitable for permanent outdoor trim ligh

by awanamak on Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:42 pm

Got it, thanks for clarifying! I *almost* bought the ones with the silicone sheath you guys have but wanted to investigate further before pulling the trigger.

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