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Wire Light LED Strand - 12 Green LEDs + Coin Cell Holder

Add sparkle to your project with these lovely silver wire LED strands. These strands are very interesting, they use two silver wires that are coated so they don't short if they touch, then tiny 1000mcd LEDs are bonded onto the wires and coated with epoxy. The result is a very flexible silver wire with sparkly "fairy" lights that are much less visible than normal LEDs. They're still just LEDs, but in a fun new form-factor! They're even waterproof - you can dunk these or have them outdoors, just be sure to protect the battery holder.

Each strand comes with 12 LEDs, approximately 5cm/2 inches apart for a 2 foot long strand of wire. At one end of the magnet wire, a double stranded-core wire is soldered on and heat-shrinked to protect it. A 2 x CR2032 coin cell holder with on/off switch is on the other side. Of course, if you want you can just cut the coin cell holder off and solder on a 3xAAA battery holder or 3xAA battery holder. To solder to the magnet wire, scrape off the coating first.

Requires 2 x CR2032 batteries to run. Does not come with batteries, we do stock CR2032 batteries if you want to use them as is. Runs for about 8 hours continuously on two CR2032's.

Please note: There are no series resistor installed in the strand, if you want to use another supply you will need to calculate and solder in a resistor. The reason that two 3V coin cells can be used to drive LEDs with a forward voltage of about 3.2V is that coin cells have an internal resistance that makes up for the lack of a choke resistor. If you want to drive these via a 6V power supply, you'll want to put in a 20-220 ohm (or larger) resistor in series to avoid burning out the LEDs. If you want to use a 4.5V power supply, use 10-100 ohms (or larger).

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Additional Information
Warning: Button Cell Batteries are Hazardous (new or used). Keep away from Children.
Button Cell Batteries can cause severe or fatal injuries in 2 hours or less if they are swallowed or placed inside any part of the body. If you suspect your child has swallowed or inserted a button cell battery, call the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre in Australia on 131126 or in New Zealand on 0800 764 766 or contact your country's emergency department.

 

The Wire Light LED Strand - 12 Green LEDs + Coin Cell Holder appears in the following collections:

SKU AF-896