LED Strip Lights on the roll

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LED Strip Lights on the roll

I ordered some of these 16ft. LED strip lights some time back, with the recommended power units, and 90° connectors.

I installed them where they were needed, and they seemed to work great. They were not on full time.

After about 30 days some of the LEDs began to flicker. Eventually 3-5 of them in the row quit working.

I contacted the seller with the symptoms, and very quickly I received two fresh replacements.

After about 30 days, the LEDs (again) began to flicker. They need replaced again.

 

Can anyone recommend a quality replacement that will last a long time?

My use of these LED strip lights get less use than brushing your teeth three times a day.

 

Thanks for looking in on my post.

 

 

 

 

Edited by: ARsee on 03/18/2017 - 12:44
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Never mind. I found this lengthy topic.

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One problem could be that they are even less expensive than you know.
Banggood sells what seems to be the same strip for $2.59
http://www.banggood.com/5M-300-LEDs-SMD-3528-Flexible-LED-Strip-Light-No...

These LED’s in strip lights are configured in a series – parallel configuration. Are all of the LED’s that start to flicker next to each other? If they are, you could simply snip out the bad section and either replace it with a section from you other strip, or eliminate it altogether

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The flickering starts near every 18th or so LED, one or two. As time passes the amount of LEDs in sequence grow, that go out. This begins from where the roll/strip is attached to the plug connector, through the entire roll. So basically I cut out the bad, and replaced the entire strip for the sake of splicing short sections with connectors and added expense. I will not be wasting my time buying this type of novelty again.