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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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LED light ropes: safe to use?

I was just wondering if those LED light ropes you see sometimes at big box retailers were safe to use as moonlights in a canopy. Something similar to this:
http://www.plasmaled.com/led_rope_lights.html

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I've seen a few ppl here that had those. I don't think that there would be anything wrong as long as water doesn't get into the molex connectors.
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I'm sure they would be usable but the light would be more diffused than a bare LED thats beam is projected into the water.
It would most likely light the tank with a different effect basically.


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I agree, just don't get anything wet and you should be fine, although I must say I was thinking about this the other day when I was in walmart looking for light bulbs. I also agree that it's going to be diffused light, so it's not going to be all that bright, of course if you're just looking for something to cast a faint glow then they should be fine...

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That's the plan, moonlights. Just want something that won't induce algae, but extends my viewing time. Maybe even a sunrise effect

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I was at work today and realized that we (radioshack) sold this pack of water resistant LED lights. It comes in packs of 4 for about $5. I was thinking of buying a pack and then attaching them to a silverware holder (looks like a 2 1/2 gallond hood cover) and using that at night, they don't seem to be too bright, but then again they aren't the dimmest things either...but it's worth a thought, especially since their water resistant...

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yea it should be fine because led lights don't give out much heat so you should be fine.
well i think
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What about using a short string of LED Christmas lights? I have seen them atthe dollar store for cheap. Just another option, and they are bare bulbs.


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Fishscale did you have hang the led rope over the tank? Got a picture?
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the led rope light is rated for indoor/outdoor use. definatley safe... i have actually droped this product into my pool while it was on with no issues at all, and the molex conectors are fairly water resistent. i leave mine up all year.
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