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HitLights Warm White LED Light Strip, 16.4 Feet, 300 LEDs, 3000K, 72 Lumens per Foot. 12V DC $5.99 w/ Prime @Amazon

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GL5UG2/
  • SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE low voltage LED light strips for commercial and residential use - in living rooms shelving lighted cabinets toe-kicks and more! Reel is 16.4 feet in length.
  • CUTTABLE AND CONNECTABLE - Compatible with our HitLights 8mm connector extensions and accessories. Simple connect - cut with a pair of scissors every two inches.
  • DIMMABLE and FLEXIBLE these LED strips are great for a variety of indoor / interior uses including undercabinet lighting in kitchens ambient accent lighting in bedrooms lighting toe kicks in bathrooms or adding light to displays, book shelves, or china cabinets.
  • SAY GOODBYE TO COMPLICATED INSTALLATIONS - Our kits install quickly and easily right out of the box no soldering electrical experience or tools required - and they last for years with minimal power requirements.
  • HITLIGHTS QUALITY. Backed by a one year warranty from HitLights for peace of mind. Contact our US-based customer service team at any time for no-hassle troubleshooting and replacement or for any questions about purchasing or installation.
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no power supply included?
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no power supply included?
Maybe not.

It is somehow confusing.
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This is LED tape. You need an LED driver [amazon.com](if converting household to 12v,) wiring and something [amazon.com] to make the connections.

The wattage of the driver/transformer depends on the wattage (length and bulb power) of your tape run, the driver can be dimmable on the 120v side (but have to be careful of which dimmers it can be used with) or dimmed on the 12v side. For short runs, even wall warts can be employed. The connectors are potentially helpful, but can wire and solder could be used instead.

I bought these a couple of years ago and they work pretty well. Mine are used as kitchen undercabinet lighting I put in during remodel. I had a couple flickering individual LEDs but they stopped flickering after awhile. My lights give off an unwanted slight green hue from the side of the LEDs, but I think that may have been a bad production run, as others have not reported the same in reviews. There are reports of some hue differences between rolls of tape though.

I paid $9 and am a bit tempted to buy another roll at $6 for backup and other projects.
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That sounds like what I did in my kitchen, too. I added a dimmer/switch between the PS and the lights. It looks really nice, mostly. I had to do some soldering and run wire up through the attic to connect different areas all off the same switch. The last couple of sets are a little dimmer than the first. I don't know if that's an effect of too much wire in the attic or insufficient power supply, or both?

I also have a roll stuck to the wall inside a closet around the door frame with a motion sensor instead of a switch. It turns off after a period of time that can be set on the sensor. It doesn't have the light dropoff issue like the under-cabinet set.
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How many watt power supply would one need to run this?
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