Re: Stopping Lights from Strobing
On my solder station bench I had a drafting lamp with two 20 w tubes that were a real pita.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I really liked the fixture so I replaced the tubes with dual row led strips powered by a adjustable 12v smps.
Later I added a dimmer.
This ended up being just about all anyone could ask for, just the right amount of light positioned just where you want it.
There is much less glare because the light comes from so many points.
These strips can be very versatile, they can be cut and resoldered for use on 12, 24, 36... volts all the way up to (rectified) 120 AC.
I can furnish pictures upon request.
On 7/14/2018 11:29 PM, Michael A. Terrell wrote:
LEDs don't flicker when fed with clean, filtered DC. The light fixture in my bedroom has three LED bulbs under the ceiling fan and they don't flicker under normal usage. Just before they fail, I have had some start to flash at irregular intervals. All of the LED lamps I've see tell you not to operate them base up, but the only sockets that are base down seem to be table lamps and some outside lamps. I first installed some puny 1.5W LED lamps at the gateposts for my driveway. They were still working when I replaced them with some 7 watt bulbs. In total, there have been LED lamps there for over 15 years without a failure but it is cool when they are on. I've had two failures in two years in my bedroom where they started to flash, then they died.