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    Can someone help me out with a link or two for led lights. I am fixin to tackle this project and my search on amazon just yielded more confusion. I'm being a tad lazy here I suppose but I want to make sure I do one order and have all the proper parts to do the project right the first time. Thanks in advance maniacs!!


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    www.superbrightleds.com

    www.oznium.com

    ebay.com (good for the smd strips)
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    Default LED Light Project

    I used eBay for all 3 boats I've done.

    3528 SMD are smaller, 5050 SMD are a little larger, and a lot brighter.

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    Berg or Ian, could I bother y'all just a little bit more and get a link. eBay and amazon are filled with a ton of different styles. Also, will I need any pigtails? I just run the wire to my acc switch?


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    Disregard Berg. I have the lights in my cart, what else do I need besides the 28ft of leds


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpetty3023 View Post
    Berg or Ian, could I bother y'all just a little bit more and get a link. eBay and amazon are filled with a ton of different styles. Also, will I need any pigtails? I just run the wire to my acc switch?


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    Interested to hear answers on this as well. I am thinking of adding a few LEDs to help at night. Nothing special...just some lights over cupholders and under drivers' area.
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    I need to know what other items I need to purchase besides the lights themselves. I have an extra acc switch or I can use the courtesy switch but besides the piggy tail connectors what else. I'm seeing power sources, are those required?


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    Should be able to tap in the accessory lights or the seperate acc switch. There should be matching pigtail crimps to match the roll of LEDs if you go that route or tie the black and red wires into the power loop of the existing wiring.
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    LED = Light Emitting Diode and come in many forms. What are you trying to accomplish? LED's come in waterproof silicone encapsulated strips that can be cut every 3 LEDs and leads soldered on, they come in pods, surface mount, flush mount that are all 12v ready, as well as raw LEDs in which you have to calculate the necessary resister to use. Knowing what you are trying to do will help.

    Personally, I prefer to wire interior and above the deck LEDs to a separate switch from the courtesy lights. Most boats have white courtesy lights and most people go with LEDs other then white. Having the white courtesy lights on at the same time, kills the ambiance of the LEDs.

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    looking at those kits, it has a wall adapter power plug.

    Is this just stepping the 110 AC to 12DC? Would you just wire the end of the LED strip right to a normal 12V source to light it up?
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