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Sylvania Mosaic DIY connectors?

mikefletcher85 318 79 December 28, 2012 at 04:59 AM
I recently got a couple sets of Sylvania's Mosaic light kits to decorate my kitchen with. They are basically 2 foot LED light strips that interconnect and are controlled by a remote. I would really like to place them above my cabinets, but there is a gap over the sink. I'm hoping someone here can help me make a longer extension. The kit comes with 3 connectors that really are only to make 90 degree turns with. But they seem to look just like motherboard headers (as seen in the image attached). Anyone know where I might find some of these connectors so that I could just make my own extension cable?

EDIT: you can see what the kits looks like here: http://www.craftynest.com/2012/08...ed-lights/

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I recently got a couple sets of Sylvania's Mosaic light kits to decorate my kitchen with. They are basically 2 foot LED light strips that interconnect and are controlled by a remote. I would really like to place them above my cabinets, but there is a gap over the sink. I'm hoping someone here can help me make a longer extension. The kit comes with 3 connectors that really are only to make 90 degree turns with. But they seem to look just like motherboard headers (as seen in the image attached). Anyone know where I might find some of these connectors so that I could just make my own extension cable?

EDIT: you can see what the kits looks like here: http://www.craftynest.com/2012/08...ed-lights/
I just searched "Sylvania Mosaic extension cable" and found this - http://www.amazon.com/extension-c...008EBCDVG/
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Can you solder? Making your own would be quite easy. Cut one of these in half and then solder on longer wires. Use heat shrink and the correct gauge wire and you should be good to go since this is a low voltage application. I put up LED's like this in my kitchen and used heavier gauge speaker wire to extend my runs like this.
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I just searched "Sylvania Mosaic extension cable" and found this - http://www.amazon.com/extension-c...008EBCDVG/
I swear I searched for it first and never seen that, but @ $8 its a little steep for me.

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Can you solder? Making your own would be quite easy. Cut one of these in half and then solder on longer wires. Use heat shrink and the correct gauge wire and you should be good to go since this is a low voltage application. I put up LED's like this in my kitchen and used heavier gauge speaker wire to extend my runs like this.
I rarely solder, so I'm not the best at it, but I was also looking to keep the kit as is just in case it breaks and I need to return it.

I ended up finding a site (http://www.futurlec.com/) and I ordered some parts from there and I will try and make my own extension cable.

Thanks for the replies!
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