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Sure Electronics DC-LE12117 RGB 30 LED 1m Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65

Brand:|Model: DC-LE12117|Part # 073-072
Create your own custom lighting with RGB LED tape strips. Pre-applied adhesive attaches to almost any surface and the sealed design is impact resistant and weatherproof. This 39.36" long strip features 30 RGB LEDs and can be cut to custom lengths.
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  • 30 LEDs with seven different color combinations
  • Longer life and lower power consumption compared to rope lights
  • Connects to LED remote control units for custom effects
  • Cut lines on circuit board for creating miniature segments
  • Impact resistant and weatherproof for outdoor use with adhesive backing

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Sure Electronics DC-LE12117 RGB 30 LED 1m Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65

These LED tape strips are built with 3 bright surface mount RGB LEDs per every 3.94" for amazing color density. These strips are great for use as indoor strip lighting or illuminating a display case. Connecting multiple strips together is made quick and simple with solder tabs on the end of each strip. Aggressive adhesive is affixed to the back of the strip for permanent mounting.

Each strip is marked with cut lines for creating a custom length strip, or up to 10 miniature 3.94" strips with three RGB LEDs per section. Each section features four solder points (voltage +, green, red, and blue) to create one of seven different colors and for easy daisy-chaining.

To facilitate ease of use, Sure Electronics has built-in voltage dropping resistors. Simply connect a 12 VDC power supply (up to a 12 VDC, 3A power supply is recommended and sold separately) to the solder points (see wiring diagram in Manuals/Resources section on the right) and go! Additionally, you can use either the 24 or 44-key remote control LED control unit for color control or to create amazing effects. Pre-terminated with a 5" pigtail for connection to an LED control unit (sold separately). CE and RoHS compliant and IP65 rated  (no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.).


Strip Specifications: • Minimum power requirements (per strip): 12 VDC, 1.2A • Overall dimensions: 0.44" W x 39.36" L x 0.125" H (11 x 1000 x 3.2 mm) • Segment dimensions (10 segments per strip): 3.94" L (100 mm) L.

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

Sure Electronics DC-LE12117 RGB 30 LED 1m Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65
  • BrandSure Electronics
  • ModelDC-LE12117
  • Part Number073-072
  • UPC844632093708
  • Product CategoryAccent & Party Lighting
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight0.2 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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Sure Electronics DC-LE12117 RGB 30 LED 1m Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65
Sure Electronics DC-LE12117 RGB 30 LED 1m Tape Lighting Strip 12 VDC Waterproof IP65 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from falls off back of my tv as bias lightingCons:1. Does not include power supply2. Glue is not very good, falls off back of T.V3. Connector to the Control Unit is too short (control unit can only hang or be attached to back of t.v)4. Hard to place IR sensor (specific side must face out)Pros:1. very bright,2. Most options work3. Very nice effects
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, not sure about the packaging.The LED stip lighting is exactly as expected. The colors are bright and vibrant. Even during the day it is still bright. I purchased the 44 key controler and driver to go along with these and the color range is pretty good. I have it installed on the back of my desk and it's pretty neat to have a mini light show in my music room.My only complaint lies not with the product, but with the way that it was packaged. It was coiled and put inside a small plastic bag with some bubble wrap around it. They coiled it so tight that the protective covering for these LEDs had cracked in many places along the strip, rendering the waterproof feature void. This also caused the adhesive backing to start coming off in some places. This took quite a few points from features and performance. Otherwise a good product and one I recommend.So if you are looking for some LED lighting with the ability to customize and control them easily and cheaply, go ahead and purchase this product. If you want something that will fare better than my purchase did, get the next size up. It is pictured with a reel that would probably help prevent the cracking that I experienced.
Date published: 2013-03-22
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I was looking at the LED strip lighting part #073-072.  My question is if I want to use this in a vehicle, how do I hook it to power?  Do I need a connector or some type? Thanks

Asked by: RescueL4
This, like all RGB light strips, will need to be plugged into a controller for power. The controller runs on 12 VDC so it can be powered by any car power source. A controller I would recommend is our part number 073-002.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-16


what is the part # for the barrel plug that will plug into the controller like a replacement plug for a compatible power supply. I need to. order one of those with my led set in order to make a pigtail.
Asked by: danb
You will need the DC power cord below to plug into the controller.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-03

using in computer cases

Can the controller be powered from the 12 volt rail of my power supply? And is the plug available that the controller needs that a pigtail could be made to utilize a 12 volt plug (4 Wire MOLEX) that is free from the computer power supply?
Asked by: danb
Yes this will work using the PC power supply. You may have to hard wire the controller to the pig tale.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-03

What is the inherent state of the LED's at power up?

I am trying to find a way to install some LED's like this so that a switch can flip them on and they do the same thing every time.
Asked by: Stageboy 9798
This type of lighting is controlled by PWM on the ground side. This means that the light sees full voltage all the time and the controller adjusts intensity and color by controlling the ground side through pulse width. on the three leds inside each 5050 They need to have a controller hooked to them, but most controllers that work with them will default to last setting when power cycled
Answered by: Blinky
Date published: 2012-10-18

Technique on solderng jumper wires?

I'm having trouble soldering jumper wires to the ends. is there some sort of technique I'm missing out on?
Asked by: DJ Higgumz
These strips are marked after every third "set" of three LEDs, indicating where to cut to expose the solder points. The end of the strip will be similar, it doesn't necessarily need to be cut off, but some of the clear molded material will need to be removed in order to expose the solder points. I've included a photo below indicating where these cut points are along the strip.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2012-07-25

How do i power these without batteries?

Can i plug them into the wall. i dont want to use batteries if at all possible
Asked by: BChristy15
You could connect them to your automobile electric system. Or, you could use a 110vac to 12vdc power adapter (don't plug them into the wall directly, they'll glow bright briefly, then never again). Another source of power would be solar cells.
Answered by: ElectricWiiz
Date published: 2012-06-29
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