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Lavolta KIT2 300 LED 16 ft. Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 Music Control 6A PSU

Brand:| Model: KIT2
Overview
The KIT2 by Lavolta includes a 16 ft. RGB LED strip and variable music controller. Everything you need to get the party started!
Highlights
  • 300 red, green, and blue surface mount LEDs on a single strip
  • Flexible IP65 waterproof coating
  • Unlimited placement options with aggressive adhesive backing
  • Variable control unit that responds to live music
Part # 
073-088
Weight: 1.5 lbs.  
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Lavolta KIT2 300 LED 16 ft. Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 Music Control 6A PSU

The Lavolta KIT2 is easy to set up and operate, yet highly customizable. Installation is quick and simple using the 3M adhesive backing on the LED strip. Cut the LEDs to a specific length with copper pads placed every 2". These pads also make it simple to make 90 degree turns or add extensions. This kit is the ideal product for turning any room, shelving unit, or patio into a unique lighting experience.

Each RGB SMD5050 LED is CE and RoHS compliant, the entire strip is IP65 rated (no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. Water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects).

The included control unit has multiple functions to light up any occasion. The "Music 1" setting keeps the lights on constantly while changing colors to the beat of music via microphone. The "Music 2" function strobes various colors to the beat of the music. Dial on the side adjusts sensitivity for both music settings depending on how much light change you want. The "Single Color" setting lets you toggle through 6 different colors to stay on constantly. Finally the "RGB" setting will fade from off to each of the 3 colors, continuously.

Note: Prior to attaching the LED strip to a surface, it is recommended that you clean the surface with alcohol and dry with a lint-free cloth. In order to connect the LED lighting strip correctly to the remote control, align the black wire with the controller connector's arrow. The strip will only work in one direction, and you cannot harm the strip by connecting it backwards. Install the LED strip connector to the controller connector with both arrows in alignment.

Strip Specifications: • Overall dimensions: 0.44" W x 196.80" L x 0.125" H (11 x 5000 x 3.2 mm) • Segment dimensions (98 segments per strip): 2" (50.8 mm) L.

LED Specifications: • LED type: SMD 5050 • Red: 624 nm wavelength, 18 lumens • Green: 518 nm wavelength, 45 lumens • Blue: 471 nm wavelength, 18 lumens.

Control unit dimensions: • 2-5/16" L x 3-1/2" W x 1" H.

Power Supply Specifications: • Input: 100V to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 1.6A • Output: 12V, 6A • Power brick dimensions: 4-7/8" L x 2-1/8" W x 1-1/4" H • Total cord length: 96".



Lavolta KIT2 300 LED 16 ft. Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 Music Control 6A PSU
  • BrandLavolta
  • ModelKIT2
  • Part Number073-088
  • UPC848864012285
  • Product CategoryAccent & Party Lighting
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (8 Reviews)
  • Weight1.5 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Lavolta KIT2 300 LED 16 ft. Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 Music Control 6A PSU
Lavolta KIT2 300 LED 16 ft. Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 Music Control 6A PSU is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy It !!!!!!!!Don't be concerned over "compromised performance" or "quality" verse price.This kit is all bang for its buck !!!Brightness: AAA+Tape stick: AA+Waterproof: AAA+PSU: AAAA+Controller case and buttons: AAA+Audio/Music feature: AAA+Single color: AAA+RGB on-board pattern effect: AA-The music setting sensitivity holds beat sync perfectly.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Focus = Results!Bought this product to modify a larger pedal board for guitar set-up. Routed top to accept self adhesive LED strip exactly - along with percussively activated control, this light system provides excellent "show" elements as well as warning lights for a crowded stage of jumping lunatics.Do yourself a solid and SLOWLY inspect all parts and install. One issue I had was with the red LEDs not firing consistently. The problem was due to the loose connection at the 4pin controller - Solution involved small section of shrink tubing to hold the connection firm, even with repeated rough handling of the board itself, the lights respond perfectly. A smaller issue was the difficulty with removing backing to expose adhesive, it kept tearing, requiring a bit more time in install. Again, slowly will win this race for you.Power supply can only be described as bulky - but functional. However, in this install the lights are powered perfectly by a 12DC power supply (in this case by a Voodoo Labs digital with center positive cable) meant for guitar pedals. It produces ZERO noise in audio signal chain - good for commercial and residential audio environments.You can buy with confidence, but make sure you install with diligence!
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun light setMy wife and I installed this LED light strip on our 406 Carver yacht in two locations. One area being the back where where folks sit and the other up front under what I call the eyebrow over the front window. The sound activation controller/manual controller works very good. It has a built in microphone and hears everything and is wonderfully adjustable by the side adjustment. The manual operation fades in/out of 9 colors and the other mode is a single color on at a time. The LED strip consisting of SMD 5050 LED's is the way to go. What this means there are 5mm x 5mm LED's that have red, green and blue in each where as others have a single red, single blue and single green. If you plan on installing these yourself and plan on cutting the 16 ft up to desired lengths you better be a great person at soldering. I have been in the electronic industry for 38+ years and it took every bit of my experience on soldering to be perfect. The issue is getting the soldering pads exposed and cleaned enough so you get good solder flow. The encapsulation material for this rope will have to be cut and then scrapped away from the solder pads then you need a small (and I mean small bristles) wire brush to assist in the cleaning of the solder pads. Flux then heat then apply solder to tin them first before trying to attach wires. Also prepare the wires first by tinning operation. Parts-Express needs to post a YouTube video showing what I just described as to assist the less experienced electronic hobbiest. Overall the kit is great and I had no issues with the LED's not working.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Good!!Bought 2 of these and I thought the first one was bad because only blue and green leds came on. Fiddled with the connectors on the remote wires and found a short. Switched out the remote with my second one and same thing. CHEAP soldering job. CHEAP connectors. After taping the wire in a 180 degree position to fix the short, 3 spots on the roll of leds were extremely dim and off color. 0 for 2 :( will be asking for a refund or exchange.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ahh, You must learn patience Grasshopper.Good idea to get in a Zen mood before taking this off the roll. On my roll the adhesive stuck the layers together in several places, and the last layer stuck to the reel rather well. Take your time getting it off. My other complaint is likely a result of this first problem the 7th, 8th and 9th light from the end will not display red, so it is almost always a different color. Being near the end this is not too distracting. I will probably add another string of lights to the end and will cut that short section off at that time. Now on to the good. I cleaned the wall with rubbing alcohol first, and have had no problem with it not sticking to the wall. It reacts to the music as it should. Neither the controller or power supply get hot. Reviews of other cheaper brands on other sites ARE reporting these issues. I'm glad I chose this brand and P.E.. My daughter loves it and her friends all want one. Mission accomplished!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guitar projectWe were trying to use the controller and lights in a guitar project. As a test, the controller and roll of lights ran off a 9V battery for 40 min before dimming. Enough fo a show. The only problem was the switching of colors to the music caused noise interference with the pickups. We are installing just the LEDs around the pickups which work fine when constantly on.Flippin' Guitars
Date published: 2014-04-07

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Lavolta KIT2 300 LED 16 ft. Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 Music Control 6A PSU

Is there a kit that has a longer set of LEDs? If not, how does one connect 4 strips to a higher powered controller? Would they connect together making the strip 2,3, or 4 times as long or would each strip connect to the controller and be only 16ft long?

Asked by: dvader
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-25

How would I power these off a 12v battery? 

Asked by: ryan9655
You simply plug the battery into the controller in place of the included power supply. You will need a pig tail with a 2.5mm x 5.5mm plug on the end:http://www.parts-express.com/25mm-x-55mm-x-115mm-dc-plug-with-6-ft-cord--090-492
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-09

If I wanted to add an additional amount of LED strip lighting to this music control unit what LED strip lighting part number would I purchase. The total length of LED lighting used would be 22 feet.

Asked by: Jwhit
The product comes with a 6 amp power supply and will have no problem driving a total of 22' of the LED strip.
Answered by: Eric Chandler
Date published: 2014-06-04

How do I connect 10 led strips of leds to one music controller? I see in a revious question you stated only 2 can be connected to this kit. Is there a different power supply that will drive many more led strips but still tie into the one music controller?

Asked by: Craig01
Unfortunately there is no way to connect 10 strips to any of the controllers we offer. The smaller low powered controllers will handle no more than two, and the high powered controllers are no more than 4.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-02

Can these LED strips be secured with an alternative method on a rough surface versus using the sticky back for the adhesion? I would like to use these for my motorcoach on the undercarriage but it has a thick layer of undercoating so they won't stick.

Asked by: Dr4Film
Yes these can be attached using any method that will not puncture the strip itself.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-13

Maybe a better question then is "is each square on the tape capable of all the colors?" It would seem so but the description says "16 ft. RGB LED strip" but then it says "100 red, 100 green, and 100 blue surface mount LEDs, is each square 3 LEDs or one? 

Asked by: pinballnut
Each individual LED bulb has three different colored elements inside it, so each of the 300 bulbs are red, green and blue.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-05

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