I need help to install supernight led 5050 type strip lighting into my ceiling

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  1. Jomadais

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    Hello everyone one, I need help to install supernight led 5050(http://www.supernight.cc/) type strip lighting into my ceiling .. I've purchase about 8 packs of 5 meters, these come with a 40 button ir remote and a 12 volt power suppyly.. I need to cover a ceiling the us 38' L to 18 W' .. I read you can only use 1 - 5M at a time, can I connect these into each other creating 1 strand.. I would like to get these installed asap..but how do I power these? Does any body have any suggestion or answers? If so can you provide some links on how I can obtain power supply? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bwilliams60

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    Have you tried contacting the vendor? You will need to post the specifications of these strands if the forum is to help you.
     
  3. Kermit2

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    You say "these come with a 40 button ir remote and a 12 volt power supply"

    Then you ask us how you get a power supply and how to power them.

    ???
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    I bet you want all 8 strips to be controlled by the same remote control too..
    hint.. you can't :)
    If you want them all from the same 12V supply you need to find the required current per strip and multiply by the number of strips.. Then find a 12V power supply capable of greater than what you calculated you need..
    example if each needs 1 Amp and you have 8 then you need a 12V supply greater than 8 Amps (10 Amps would be my recommendation)
     
  5. bwilliams60

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    I agree. That's kinda where I was headed with the specifications.
     
  6. Bernard

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    That is a healthy power supply, assuming cool white LED's 12 V @ 30 A for all.
    What type of light control do you desire ? All with same dimming?
     
  7. Bernard

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    Might consider an ATX type power supply, 500W generally has two 12V @ 18 A each. You need about 360 W.
     
  8. floomdoggle

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    Bypass the remote and use a wall switch. Is dimming necessary? They will be wired in parallel, same as any wall/ceiling light. Advisable to talk to an electrician, first.
     
  9. Jomadais

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    Thank you for your answers! The vendor of supernight had helped me solved the problem. Thanks again.
     
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