Help me DIY a CRI98+ strip light?

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dangerboy
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Help me DIY a CRI98+ strip light?

So during lockdown it’s become apparent that the cheap led tape and bulbs I’ve accumulated over the years are not good for working from home.

My home office doesn’t have any external light, so I’d like to create a nice bright, high CRI source.

I found these and the specs look great:
https://www.uk.lumistrips.com/lumistrips-plug-play-led-uk/linearz-52-nichia-led-strip-zhaga-optisolis-cri98-neutral-white-5000k-1504lm-350ma-375v-52-leds-56cm-module-2686lm-m-24w-m-31332-uk.html

But what driver/s would be good to power a pair? As always, trying to keep costs down.

Thanks!

EasyB
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I’ve recently been looking into LED strip lights for lighting my basement workshop. Something like this would work for one of the strips:
https://www.uk.lumistrips.com/drivers-transformers-uk/constant-current-l...

You need a 350mA constant current driver that can supply at 37.5V. That is in the description of the LED strip. For a pair I think two of those drivers or a 700mA driver at 37.5V would work. You can search around for this type of driver and maybe you can find a better price.

FYI here are some guidelines for how much illumination is typical for different indoor environments.
https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/light-level-rooms-d_708.html

dangerboy
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Thanks EasyB, especially for the illumination guidelines.