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Windows 7: I need an LED light strip for solar toy operation

11 Mar 2012   #1
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
I need an LED light strip for solar toy operation

As the title says... I need a light source to power small solar-powered toys as my window placement is not suitable for this. Incandescent light isn't strong enough for my needs(not unless I place them within a foot of the bulb) and I'm not going to switch to CFL bulbs due to their light UV output(not a health concern, a concern over damage to my possessions). My best source looks to be LED light. Problem is, I'm not sure how best to go about this.

I'm familiar with small stick-up battery-powered LEDs that are cheap but I'm not convinced they'll out out enough power. I have seen LED strips on eBay cheap, but they're for PC use/case modding and I'd need to mod a 12v AC adapter to fit a molex plug, which seems a bit of a hassle and I have no idea what type of light they put out or if it's even enough. I found a company that sells high-grade LED light strips for $20 each but I wonder if they might be too powerful. I've ruled out sunlight lamps, they cost a good deal and are probably more light than I need, not to mention bulky.

For reference, this is the type of solar toy I'd be operating- Solar Dancing Flower - Green - YouTube
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