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I got 10 meters of water proof flexable 5630 LED strips, the kind that comes with 3M tape on the back and Im using a alunmium wall stud for a heatsink, the heatsink has very small little bumps on its surface...

Regardless so far, once the leds get warmed up the glue/tape simply lets go and the leds fall off :(

So far I have tried:
Hot Glue
Super Glue
Scotts Carpet Tape

I need suggestions, I need to make these leds stick somehow please help...
 

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Drill holes and use zip ties. (not too tight or you risk damage to the strip)

Mounted Current satellite + strip to a aluminum curtain rod myself

It's adhesive strip came loose once they warmed up too

A stud is an awful big head sink what kind of wattage is that strip ?
 

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Drill holes and use zip ties. (not too tight or you risk damage to the strip)

Mounted Current satellite + strip to a aluminum curtain rod myself

It's adhesive strip came loose once they warmed up too

A stud is an awful big head sink what kind of wattage is that strip ?
Its about 70watts tottal for the whole thing.
 

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Nice, Ill into buying that online. I would need alot of it tho, the leds are 3ft strips.
Use "heatsink plaster"........ Normal heatsink compound may not be "sticky" enough..

I've never used either in this respect, but the plaster has better holding power..

Hoppy and a few others have more experience here..
 

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I doubt very much that you will need heatsink compound... These things are designed to run without any heatsinking at all!
Cable ties would work imho

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well I decided to us GE Silcoine just cause I already have it, let it dry and now testing.
so far 2hrs and its holding. The heatsink is warm but not at all hot :)
 
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