Wire Light LED Strand - 10 Blue LEDs + Coin Cell Holder
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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 10 LEDs, approximately 12.7 cm / 5 inches apart for a 3 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. There is a series resistor installed in the strand, so that the two batteries together make 6V nominal and have some resistance to prevent overloading the resistors.
Requires 2 x CR2032 batteries to run. We do stock CR2032 batteries if you want to use them as is. Runs for about 8 hours continuously on two CR2032's.
- LED strand is 3 feet long, LEDs are spaced 12.7cm / 5" apart
- 1000mcd brightness per LED, Forward voltage of 3.2-3.4V @ 20mA
- Connecting wire is 8 inches (203mm) long
- Battery holder is 2" x 0.9" x 0.22" (51mm x 23mm x 5.6mm)
- Weight without batteries: 6.44g
- Weight with batteries: 12.44g