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Flexible Red Neon LED Strip question
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Flexible Red Neon LED Strip question

by dangeris on Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:24 pm

I'd like to use product 3860 to make a heart shaped light in a tail light. I understand that the strips have designations as to where to cut and the left overs can be used as there are small solder pads. Do you have JST-3 pigtails? Also, do you have an adhesive that I can use to connect the silicone sleeves? If not, what is recommended. Also, I'd like to install these as park/brake lights. Something that will run the lights at 9V in park mode and 12V when the brakes are applied. What do you have in you inventory to achieve that?

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Re: Flexible Red Neon LED Strip question

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:47 pm

The only reliable glues we’ve found are Permatex 66B Clear RTV Silicone (not all silicone glues will work!) and Loctite Plastics Bonding System, a 2-part cyanoacrylate glue.
We have 3-pin JST male & female pigtails here:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4046
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3894

These are designed to run directly on 9v to 12v. They are fairly bright at 9v, but will get noticeably brighter at 12v. Note however that most automotive "12v" systems run a bit over 14v when the battery is charging. You may need to add a voltage regulator to keep the max voltage to 12v to protect the LEDs.

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Re: Flexible Red Neon LED Strip question

by dangeris on Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:14 am

Thanks for the reply! Do you sell said 12v regulator or is that something common that I can purchase elsewhere?

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Re: Flexible Red Neon LED Strip question

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:24 am

We do not stock them. But you should be able to find them on-line or at places that deal in automotive electronics.

Here is one example:
https://www.hackster.io/kelvin-ang/how- ... diy-393ff8

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