Hello community. I am brand new here, and would love your feedback/help with my project. I am creating a new piece of canvas artwork and will be embedding LED lights into it. You can see the start of the project in the picture. Each small square within the circle will get an LED, and other areas (TBD) will probably get them as well. I have also included a spec chart of the LEDs. I am using diffused orange, red, and yellow.
My question(s) are regarding how to properly hook them up. I will list out the questions/thoughts/assumptions below so it is easier to read.
1. I am not sure how many of these I am going to end up using. Based on the chart provided though, how can I go about the math for figuring this out? Let's say I end up using 30 lights in total.
2. How would you power this? Would you use one of those portable battery packs? Something that plugs into the wall? If possible I would like to use something that does not plug into the wall. I am open to suggestions on products for this. If you do have recs, please provide any links or places to get the products.
3. If I use this many lights, I would imagine wiring them in parallel is best? How does this affect the math? Also, what if the lights are spaced about by 2 feet? What kind of "connector" wire do I need to use? Is there a preferred gauge or thickness oIoTf wire? In addition, if the current is traveling further does this affect the math?
4. Lastly....would you connect certain areas together first in parallel and then have them meet together closer to the source? For example, let's say I did 3 circles with 10 lights each. Would I do the three circles by themselves and then have them meet together?
I apologize if this seems all over the place. I am trying to describe this the best I can and I am not the best at it. However, I can easily grasp what you all shoot back to me. Let me know if there is any information missing. I suppose the biggest mysteries to me is the math in general when wired parallel, connecting multiple areas together, and finally how to power this thing up. Ultimately it will be entered in an art show and no wires going to an outlet would be best if possible, and also a solution to where these would be powered up for quite a while. Thank you so much for any time you may have for me. It means the world.
Jared
My question(s) are regarding how to properly hook them up. I will list out the questions/thoughts/assumptions below so it is easier to read.
1. I am not sure how many of these I am going to end up using. Based on the chart provided though, how can I go about the math for figuring this out? Let's say I end up using 30 lights in total.
2. How would you power this? Would you use one of those portable battery packs? Something that plugs into the wall? If possible I would like to use something that does not plug into the wall. I am open to suggestions on products for this. If you do have recs, please provide any links or places to get the products.
3. If I use this many lights, I would imagine wiring them in parallel is best? How does this affect the math? Also, what if the lights are spaced about by 2 feet? What kind of "connector" wire do I need to use? Is there a preferred gauge or thickness oIoTf wire? In addition, if the current is traveling further does this affect the math?
4. Lastly....would you connect certain areas together first in parallel and then have them meet together closer to the source? For example, let's say I did 3 circles with 10 lights each. Would I do the three circles by themselves and then have them meet together?
I apologize if this seems all over the place. I am trying to describe this the best I can and I am not the best at it. However, I can easily grasp what you all shoot back to me. Let me know if there is any information missing. I suppose the biggest mysteries to me is the math in general when wired parallel, connecting multiple areas together, and finally how to power this thing up. Ultimately it will be entered in an art show and no wires going to an outlet would be best if possible, and also a solution to where these would be powered up for quite a while. Thank you so much for any time you may have for me. It means the world.
Jared
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