Best indoor string lights according to redditors

We found 811 Reddit comments discussing the best indoor string lights. We ranked the 344 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Indoor String Lights:

u/dimensiation · 161 pointsr/buildapc
u/buttscratcha · 49 pointsr/pics

Thanks! I found some giant sparklers today at Food Lion that burn long enough to make the full orb (just spin them around on a string), then some electro luminescent wire for the blue.

u/despairpleasure · 18 pointsr/CozyPlaces

Actually my sister has some
Of these and they are all on a single plug. You can find them on amazon.

u/ultimakita · 17 pointsr/femalelivingspace
u/adamdevigili · 13 pointsr/battlestations

It's a self written program (along with the code running on the Arduino) using the Processing (basically Java) programming language. I might put something up in the Arduino subreddit soon once I refine it. These are the LEDs I bought.

u/norsethunders · 11 pointsr/HistoryPorn

You could put some electroluminescent (EL) wire on your bike like this. I bought this on Amazon, it's really cheap and doesn't take too long to wire tie it onto your frame.

u/Mr_Quackers · 11 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Sure thing.

  • Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3
  • ASUS X99-A Motherboard
  • Corsair Professional Series AX860i PSU
  • Corsair Hydro h100i CPU closed loop water cooler
  • Cougar Vortex PWM CF-V12HPB fans to replace the stock h100i fans
  • Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD
  • NZXT S340 Mid-Tower
  • MSI GAMING 4G R9 290
  • g.skill Ripjaw DDR4 2666mhz Quad channel 16GB(4x4gb)

    Lemme know if I missed something.

    And the lighting is a Logisys LDXRM12C.

    And here's a lame video review I did on the lighting.
u/mirinfashion · 10 pointsr/motorcycles

$60-70 for this? You could've just did your own DIY and bought the el wire from Amazon for $7...also, all el wires give off a buzzing sound from the battery pack. Won't be noticeable while riding though, I'd believe.

u/yourlovingnoone · 10 pointsr/DevilMayCry

Okay. Essentially, you're gonna want to make a template the size of however big you want the font to be (keep in mind the size of the plywood). Why? You're gonna want to draft out each entry and exit of the wire. Newsprint should do lovely.

Next up: Plywood. Mine's about 34×14.5". It's really up to y'all smokin' sexy stylish demons how big you want yours cut. Once you cut it, paint it. Two coats.

Once again, trace out the letters onto the plywood once the paint's fully dried, this will help as you start laying down the wire with super glue since this is a very curvy sign (I do recommend using a small brush over the traced lines). Mark the entries and exits again onto the plywood and drill holes the same width as the wire, roughly around 2mm.

I hope you didn't have much plans for the rest of the day, so get comfy. Now comes the threading and glueing of the wire. Thread the wire through the first hole and pull all the way through (tape the battery pack to the back of the board to make it easier to continue). Onto the fun part, brush a dash of super glue onto the traced path of the wire (not too thin or thick) and hold the wire in place until it sets, repeat this all along the traced curve until you hit an exit. Pull the wire through and thread into the next entry, making sure it's free of any knots, and repeat.

EDIT: This video by TheSorryGirls should pretty much help you get the gist of how I came to make my sign, especially the marking of the wire entries and exits.

EL Wire:

u/mediumjuju · 9 pointsr/raspberry_pi


u/apieceofthelisa · 8 pointsr/camping

Cozy set up! We also have a Kingdom 6 and love it. The garage is especially nice for rain beers.

Also, if your wife is anything like me, get her a few of these sweet battery operated string lights to hang up in the tent.

u/markday · 8 pointsr/BurningMan

Buy two of these, place battery packs in pockets(assuming you have pockets). Stitch light threads around coat in interesting manner. Done. Honestly, if you're wearing it at night because you're cold, adding lights is going to make it look more interesting(and functional) than trying to mess with dying/coloring it. \

u/yaaaaay_beer · 8 pointsr/BurningMan

I actually really love battery powered LED christmas light strings. I've found them at stores like Fred Meyers as well as on Amazon.... They're decently bright, super-portable, and I haven't had as many problems with connections as I have had with el-wire. That being said, it's fun to do a mix of el-wire and LED christmas lights...

u/Nimrodor · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's cheaper to buy the controller and RGB strip separately and use your own external power supply (most folks will have a bunch of these lying around), or get the strip and controller with a molex adapter or crimp your own molex adapter (you can crimp this to one of those 2-pin molex-to-fan adapters) so you can run it directly off your internal power supply.

u/thehelios · 7 pointsr/motorcycles

This was only possible thanks to /u/Rockran.

Link to his post

His post had much cheaper parts than what I ended up with but I paid a premium to have my parts come in 3 days instead of 3 weeks.

EL Tape (Didn't use the battery pack that came with this one) ($9)

EL String with battery back w/ built-in splitter (Didn't use the white string) ($13)

3M VHB Clear Mounting Tape ($5)

A helmet to apply the products onto (I used a Bell RS-1 Corsa sprayed with black PlastiDip)

No need for an instructional video or "design string". Use plenty of normal tape beforehand to plan out the design. I probably went through 20 ft. of tape before I came to my final design. Cut thin pieces of the clear mounting tape and run the wire/string alongside it. I also used the tape to mount the battery box but I don't trust it long-term. Will eventually figure out a more stable way of mounting it.

Be meticulous and precise and the results should turn out amazingly. I spent around an hour and 20 min. cutting the tape and running the EL string and 20 min. doing the EL tape.

Now, as none of us have actually seen the final product of the official LightMode Helmet kit, I can't say if what they are providing is the same thing. My helmet looks terrible in daylight (as seen in the not-in-the-dark photos) but for sure looks just like the product being shown in their promo video.

u/Slooby · 6 pointsr/longboarding

If you were looking for a project, you could buy a full face and do something with EL wire like this...

u/daemonkat · 5 pointsr/Cyberpunk

I poked around some and found this EL wire on Amazon that's pretty inexpensive. This is another source that may help out. I suppose you could go with a fluorescent fixture that is quite common in industrial areas but that would require some additional tools and possibly wiring knowledge.

Are you looking for some sort of atmospheric all-around glow or a stark, minimalist look?

u/l30 · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Just get a pair of comfortable sunglasses, buy some cheap el wire, glue the el wire along the rim in a way that's functional and clean, then just cut off the excess wire and you're set.

u/residentskitz · 5 pointsr/aves

Hey bro. I also yoyo at EDM shows and have been doing so for about 3 years. I also spin poi and double staff. I go with the beat and people really like watching me. I've tried everything, from LED kits to glowstick kits. I've looked for fiber optic string, and unfortunately, there isn't really anything you can use for string at this time, except for blacklight string which looks awesome in a blacklight venue. I've even been asked to perform on stage a few times. I've been on the search for a perfect dark club yoyo for years.

Honestly, I got a little excited when I saw your post haha.

So yeah, I've tried it all, and here is the best setup I've found so far:

Dark Magic 2 Yellow Neon Color (I'm actually going to get the special edition clear white one soon and try that, but I have 3x DM2 yellow neons.)


Shinwoo LED kit


Blacklight string


Cheap LED fingerlights from Amazon

Learn 5A counterweight yoyo, and use cheap LED fingerlights from amazon. They are lighter than the dice people normally use, but you will get used to them. The LED counterweights add a new dimension, and blow peoples minds. Plus the fingerlights are very cheap and replaceable, and they use the same batteries as the shinwoo light kit. So out of a 40-pack of LED lights from amazon, ytou will have many that are defective and you can crack them open and save the batteries for your shinwoo light kit.

I know you are probably more focused on making the string stand out, but unfortunately, I hate to say this, but to the average observer, all string tricks look the same and they can't tell the difference. You will get much more positive feedback in a crowd learning 5A and using an LED counterweight. One thing I especially enjoy doing is yoyoing for a brief time normally, and then all of a sudden turning on my counterweight LED and doing 5A moves. I love the reaction people have never seen anything like it before.

I am still searching for different throws that fit the shinwoo light kit, but it is made perfectly for the dark magic 2. I use 3 dabs of hot glue to keep it on there, and no sidecaps. I get all my stuff from Buy several shinwoo light kits because they are only 5.00 for a pair and kinda disposable. You will lose one.

Here's a pic of my setup.

This might sound crazy, but I actually bought a portable battery powered wearable black light to have to make my string show up better, but that's just trying too hard and I don't bring it anywhere. I've been on this journey for awhile.

u/Wait_o · 5 pointsr/battlestations

yup im using

with a wifi controller

so i can turn all my lights on and off with alexa

as for the layout behind the monitors put them on the outer edge so the light will diffuse out more and just pinch the strip to bend on the corners

u/DGPantherX · 5 pointsr/battlestations

I use the conoLED 12V Flexible SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip (aka the generic Amazon LED Strip):

u/dvorak231 · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Here's the LED strip, but pretty much any RGB LED strip will work.

The bulb on the other side of the room is a Lifx which is a kickstarted alternate to the Phillips Hue system. I'd recommend getting a Hue over a Lifx though - the lifx app is way under developed and still doesn't have some of the features promised in the kickstarter

u/mudclub · 4 pointsr/BurningMan

Nighttime party kit:

LED blinky rings or fingers


piece of candy

I have no idea what else would go in there.

I like the mini cocktail in a tin plan.

u/Summerie · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Glitter is very difficult, because it is meant to be experienced in motion. A glittered surface sparkles as light moves across it in angles, so a video clip or .gif is hard to beat. Of course that's not always possible, so we do what we can with what we have.

To be honest, you may never get exactly the look you're imagining even with a manual camera with adjustable shutter speeds and Fstops. You can improve your chances with a bit of lighting adjustments though, and if someone is incorporating glitter into their look as often as you do, it might be worth it to give it a shot!

From a practical perspective, every sparkle of glitter you see is because it is directly reflecting a source of light into the lens of your camera. Since you can't manually adjust each fleck to point in the direction you want (if you could do that you would be on a ridiculous new level of MUA skill) your option is to have more sources of light. Subtle diffused lighting won't work, so a more direct approach is necessary. I have heard of people using multiple LEDs like these around their makeup mirror or their face, directly out of the frame. This provides multiple points of direct light that will increase your chances of picking up multiple flecks. Turn your ambient light down in the room, and experiment with what you get!

u/zorplex · 4 pointsr/Aquariums

Those are 3528 LEDs, a strip of 5050 RGB like this will perform much better. For 5050, each chip has 3 LEDs, one of each color. The 3528 has a seperate color for each chip. This means the 5050 is ~3 times as bright and will offer better whites as the colors are less spread out.

u/weareyourfamily · 3 pointsr/Cyberpunk

They probably use the type of neon wire you can buy online and just zip tied or glued it to the umbrella rim. You can see the battery box on the handle.

I would think this could be quite fragile. I bought a product called live wire years ago and it broke very easily due to twisting/bending it too much. Who knows how it would hold up in the rain. Would probably be best to attempt some kind of water-proofing by wrapping it in plastic as the umbrella itself won't be able to completely shield it.

u/xXAlphaWhiskeyXx · 3 pointsr/projectcar

Electroluminescent Or EL wire dose not radiate much heat. uses less than ~.5 watts As for the fragiality I am not personally sure. However they do make Cheap wire and tape

Wire Wire


And costs roughly a dollar a foot.

u/ParanoidAndroidUser · 3 pointsr/lightpainting

Electroluminescent Wire. It is really awesome stuff and makes that cool foggy, glowing effect (Like this) And this is what it looks like lit up in real life.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

So, here is what I did. First time burner. I ordered a bunch of EL Wire off of Amazon for cheap (exact pack I got:, and then went through the womens sections in a bunch of different stores. Why Women's? Because, for some reason, their clothes are more fun. At Old Navy I got an XXL Womens Turtleneck and a damaged v-neckish jacket thing. I turned the Jacket into a vest. I got 3/4 of a yard of Fur from Jo Anns, took some old pants, turned them into fur pants with fabric glue (It's really easy, honestly. Cut some fur off the yard, put glue on it, put on pants). And then, I went to Goodwill and got some more womens clothing... A long Zebra jacket that I'm gonna put EL Wire on, a small fur vest, and some white beach pants.

My outfits, basically, are -

All White fur Pants + Turtle neck + Fur Vest = Nighttime Party time
Zebra Print Jacket + Fur Pants = Zesty Night Funtastic Bombastic
Jacket-turned Vest + Sleeves from it on legs = Halfnaked Daytime Fun
Beach Pants + Jacket turned Vest = Slammin Not-naked daytime Adventuretime

I just made up those names on the spot... but you get the picture. It's pretty easy. I put the leftover fur on my bike, and on my goggles, and I still have some left. I think I'll just put it randomly on some clothes. I use the EL Wire + safety pins to highlight my clothes.

Double edit: Ask your female friends if you can raid their closets for burning man gear. Chances are, if your friends are awesome, they'll get totally excited and give you a bunch of ridiculous shit. Also, they'll probably want to get drunk and dress you up in stupid shit. It's win-win. Get out of your comfort zone! I did. It's my first burn, FUCK IT!

u/VocaLizard · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, friend of midnighteskye!! Here are some gift ideas that fit your criteria:

Dark Chocolate Red Rose made with Chocolate Liquor

LED Finger Lights

Set of 10 Animal Finger Puppets or Set of 6 People Finger Puppets (both together cost only slightly more than $5)

12c Syringe-shaped Pens

Rear View Spy Glasses

Pad of Fake Parking Tickets

I'm not submitting these as part of the contest, but in case you're willing to get him a) add-ons or b) things slightly over $5, look at these:

Dark Chocolate Edible Shot Glasses - $7.94, Add-on

Dark Chocolate Liqueur Filled Bottles - $15.95

Google Eyes Drink Markers - $5.69

And if I by chance win, I would very much like this decal for my car (off my "Miscellany" wishlist). It's terribly appropriate for my bitty Scion xA!

Thanks for the contest!

u/pincpleasure · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Bought some gorgeous clear colored vases and are putting these lights in them...

Looks amazing and the lights are so bright! I ordered 12 sets of them after ordering 1 and trying it out. Well worth the $6.25 a piece. Also ran one 8 hours one afternoon/evening to see how long they would glow bright for, didnt dim at all even after 8 hours straight.

u/Sages · 3 pointsr/amiibo

You must have missed this thread from the other day, it was with LED strip lights that you do plug in. Here.

My case is high up on the wall, and I didn't want a wire hanging out of it, so I tried these $7.00 LEDs from Amazon.

u/MrrrrSparrrrkle · 3 pointsr/camping

I agree with others about finding a suitable camp before night fall. Also to help with the darkness, you can bring LED lights or a small backpack lantern. I have the Black Diamond Apollo and highly recommend it. Tiny enough to stash in a side pocket and the battery has lasted me a few nights on low light.

Also a small flask of scotch does me right :]

u/Stankman · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I bought a cheap 5 meter RGB led strip from Amazon. THIS one. I drive it using an Arduino Uno and a few MOSFETs. This allows me to write my own programs to drive it. Right now, I have a python app that I can change the color to anything on the spectrum using my phone. It also has the capability to strobe to my music, but this can be a bit obnoxious.

Point being, the whole thing cost <$25 and is completely controllable in any way I want.

u/dscaduto · 3 pointsr/DIY

Yes, they're very much plug and play. One end of the 16' strip has a female DC jack that you plug right in to a male power supply. I opted to add a dimmer switch that just plugs in between the two. The other end of the strip has two bare wires (positive and negative) which is used to connect another set of strips. Connecting the sets will take some soldering. But if you're only sticking with 16' or less, you're golden. You can simply cut the strip at the inidicated point (I believe every 5 LEDs).
The whole strip is backed with 3M adhesive tape for easy application to whatever surface you're mounting it to.

I opted for white, because I didn't want a disco in my bedroom. :)

However, I like the LEDs so much that I'm thinking of getting a few RGB sets and just using them as Christmas lights when the time comes. I haven't done the math, but I figure @ $17 per 16 feet, it should be pretty comparable to purchasing Christmas lights in the off-season. On top of that, they're pretty damn discreet when they're not lit. You can leave them hanging all year round and not cause eye sore of left over Christmas lights.

Here's the non-waterproof set;

The transformer for the linked set is a bit different than the one I used, but I don't think it's any more complicated. Additionally, it looks like there's a special adapter for connecting multiple sets -- which makes it easier than soldering.

u/mattinm · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I think it's more cost effective to go with a Ryzen 5 1600 + B350 motherboard. It'll have no problems with 1080p / 60 FPS and has a longer potential upgrade path. You can take the $100 saved and put it toward 2x8GB DDR4-2800+ RAM or change out your single stick for 2x4GB sticks of RAM and pocket the difference.

Personally, I wouldn't really bother spending that much money on RGB fans for the case. I'd rather get a roll of 5050 LED strips on Amazon and plug it into the motherboard. I got several meters for under $10 and a pack of solderless connecters for under $10 and was able to light up my case and my wifes case with lots left over. Just make sure you get a board with a couple RGB headers, and you'd be good to go.


u/jabbertink · 3 pointsr/cosplayers

I've done a leotard-esque suit and sewed EL wire onto it. Just gotta have somewhere to attach the battery pack. I bought Sam's disc from ToysRUs (it has a switch where it will light up every few seconds and with the press of a button lights up more and makes noise) and just held on to it/wore it around my arm when I was in costume.

I think for Flynn's coat you would want to go with EL tape for the sake of being true to film. You could probably tape or glue the back of it to the inside of a hooded cloak. I've not used the tape, but the EL wire works fantastically, I've worn the suit twice in two years to long parties and have yet to replace the batteries. The wires don't get hot and can take a lot of strain too! Best of luck to you.

u/TheBeardedNerd · 3 pointsr/ucs_mf_75192

If and when I get my MF, I'm going to try this guy out

Lychee 1M Neon Glowing Strobing Electroluminescent Robbin El Tape Belt, Blue

Also, is there a spot for the batteries?

u/inadazed · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

Purchased this and it arrived two days later.

u/rhythmwrecker · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

just make sure you buy the ones that come directly from amazon! They are about a couple bucks more expensive but they ship faster so it's worth it!

edit: Link

u/mommystinky · 3 pointsr/miraculousladybug
u/thanksbruv · 3 pointsr/homeassistant

Here you go.

I've got a couple of these at home working just fine with homeAssistant. Just make sure you have your own 12v DC adapter

u/Miss_Pouncealot · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Congratulations to you as well! 🤗

You sure can! Here are the twinkle light curtains and here are the battery LED lights

u/SherrifOfNothingtown · 3 pointsr/minimalism

Just dropped by to say, PLANTS AND LAMPS AND PLANTS AND LAMPS AND... yeah. Consider a light curtain along a bland wall -- or you can thumb-tack strings of warm white LED lights into artistic shapes to both brighten and add interest to your walls.

It looks sad because there's nothing alive in there. Cut a snippet of ivy that's hanging out onto the sidewalk, stick it in dirt, water it occasionally, and you'll have a wonderful air-cleaning houseplant.

u/ToasterP · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

EL wire is exactly what you need. It's cheap and comes in a number of colors and is battery powered.

If you wear a camel back string it through there. (That's what I do) but hats or shirts are also popular. It's very bendy so you can make it for what ever works for you.

Hope this helps.

u/cucu729 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Strap one of these under and around your desk and you'll be the coolest one in the office after a couple of hours ;)

Edit: Pimp my cube

u/Lunar3 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would be easy to use,runs on batteries & is fairly cheap. Tuck some inside the lantern & then get a second set to go inside some plastic tubing from home depot. J-j-j-janna if I win I would like a gift card please I am trying to buy a baby swing for my son. Good luck with your costume.

u/suckstobejake · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I think pre-made, specifically the one here from amazon.

u/Nynes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh shit i got this.

blue EL wire, as has been suggested - you can put a roll of this inside the main crystal and route it through the shaft of the staff.

blue LEDs and resistors - individual lights

people have already posted the LED tubes for the bottom of the luminary/top of staff

or the most powerful thing I could find - with variable speeds, so I assume "still" is one - and would be AWESOME - the reviews are really good and it mounts with a very powerful magnet. battery powered.

J-J-J-Janna bound!

blue clear vinyl - this is what Id use for the crystals on the staff. very easy to work with, lightweight, pliable. Id mount layers of it together to make it rigid.

For the gems on her belt, you might want to check out using some resin casting if you cant find pre-made items! Its simple and almost idiot proof.

Id go a light weight PVC pipe for the staff and parts, in case you need to run LED wires through the main shaft, and with sculpey or model magic for the upper parts of the luminary on the top of the shaft - using a lightweight plate as a flat base to mount your LED or EL lights to. You could also use a large plastic bowl, cut to size/shape. Cover with modpodge or a water/glue mixture, then spraypaint with the Krylon hammered metal metallic paint in the appropriate color.

DIAGRAM Im more than happy to walk you through fabrication if you need or want help.

LED tutorial
discussion on using LEDs

u/tophattomato · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/Kthwaits · 2 pointsr/battlestations

It's a generic EL wire, something like this except its plugged into a wemo outlet instead of being battery powered. You can kind of position however you like so I thought a wavelength pattern might be neat.

u/enfernoh · 2 pointsr/halloween

You can buy the El-wire online. There's some on sale via Amazon. They come in 9ft lengths with a battery pack attached. :)

u/loonybhatia · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

EL Wire is awesome, and for the end you can just shape a plastic container to it, put a blue LED in there thats hooked up to a 9V battery. You can even buy conducting glue if you don't want to solder anything!


u/yellowtag · 2 pointsr/ImGoingToHellForThis

E-L Lighting, it's super fuckin cheep on amazon.

almost forgot, you're going to need a controller, and batteries.

u/twilightmoons · 2 pointsr/atheism
  • Three weeks to grow out the beard somewhat
  • $20 wig woman's wig from the year-round costume and magic store (looks lots better than the crappy "Biblical" wigs that were more expensive)
  • Tunic from an old Roman costume from a few years back
  • $9 for cotton rope from Home Depot braided into a belt (used maybe two dollars worth)
  • A red satin bedsheet we never use, over the shoulder and tucked into the belt to hold it stable
  • Wire coat hanger formed into a loop around the neck, with support hooks in the back
  • two glowstick necklaces linked together, supported by the coat hanger.

    If I were to do it again, I'd use EL wire for the halo.
u/liquidcooledpotato · 2 pointsr/DIY

Amazon, didn't see it looking quickly but found this one that's 10ft and only 4.80* with free shipping.

u/DarkDeliverance · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This because it'd make for some kickass room decoration :P

u/DarlingDestruction · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm not really entering your contest or anything, but from looking at your wishlists, you seem like you need this in your life. :D

Also probably this.

BTW, JTHM is the shiz. Glad to see someone else still likes those comics!

Also, just for shits and giggles, here's something that's under $5 Because everyone could use some neat lights in their life.

u/nixerkg · 2 pointsr/wiiu

For stocking stuffers I bought a ton of finger lights:

All I did was use one of the blue ones and light painted.

I actually was going to do a more elaborate streak but it was hard enough doing that without knocking down or moving anything.

u/mrbigbigums · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

Glowsticks aren't allowed so stash them well. Fingerlights are allowed so you can bring them without worrying about them being hidden. Fireworks glasses don't glow, but they enhance all other glow toys and stage lights.

u/mrsmarzen · 2 pointsr/halloween

Relevant. They come with little silicone bands for aforementioned pencil mounting.

u/Orgell_Evaan · 2 pointsr/MaschinenKrieger

Just a single N Cell in the holder; there's more than enough room in the head to fit something like a finger light. I'll probably magnetize a mount for the light and the right-hand side of the head; less effort than wiring a switch down to the base, and an LED will run for dozens of hours off a few button cells.

u/Pannibal · 2 pointsr/LED_lighting
u/Not_A_Yam · 2 pointsr/cosplayers

Depending on how much exactly you have to spend and the amount of time you have before the event maybe you could use something like these? The ones linked seem to be hit and miss according to the reviews but it might be worth looking into. You can also find these kinds of things in some dollar stores (if you're in the US). Depending on how many kids you need them for each kid could get 1 or 2 to use. You might also need to be careful since some times these can be a bit bright and it'll be dangerous if pointed directly at someones eyes (though the same could be said about any LED lights).

u/inhalexsky · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ummm... no one could resist a tickle attack with these.

I love the smell of napalm in the morning

u/PTMegaman · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

For those interested in the parts:

I ordered 1 inch Polycarbonate tubing from here: cut into 2 four foot tubes.

Each tube has 4 of these light sticks, wrapped with packing tape for durability.

And they are capped top and bottom with finger lights:

I drilled small holes all along the tubing to lock in the light sticks with small machine screws, then drilled larger holes over the buttons so I could turn the lights on, off, and thumb through their various settings without having to remove them from the tubes.

All to avoid paying 200+ for poi sticks.

Seeyall at the burn!

u/__helix__ · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

Did a quick run up to the BWCA this Labor day weekend, and ended up with five hammocks and two tents scattered over the campsite. Three generations of tarps on this trip.

Finally got to use my cuben tarp this run. Picked up a 12’ Hammock Gear cuben, shaving off about 12 oz from the SuperFly. Mother nature was kind enough to provide some strong winds and rain, so a more thorough test than I anticipated. They say 6.5oz, but once I added in some cord it was closer to 9. I like the doors, which provided extra coverage when the winds shifted direction. I may need to take a measuring tape to it, as I’m not convinced it is an extra foot longer than the 11’ ridgeline of the SuperFly - going to measure that out before I pack it away. First unfolding was a bit unnerving. The fabric gave a ‘rip’ sound as I pulled it apart. My brother saw the ‘oh shit’ look on my face, but it was just the first time the fabric was unfolded. Nothing damaged. Whew. Staked out the fabric, which did not stretch out when the heavy winds came up. When the rain hit, there was no misting like I’d sometimes get with the SuperFly. The down side, it sounded like I was inside a drum. Very loud, every time the rain hit the tarp. Thank goodness for earbuds.

The SuperFly, as usual, worked great. Treated it with a bit of water repellent, which stopped the misting I encountered last season. I packed in some lights for the ridgeline ( which helped ease my daughter through the storm. Glad I tossed it in her pack.

I ended up packing in an old blue poly tarp for the third hammock. Thought it was the 12x10 tarp, but was the 10x10. Ended up angling it diagonally to maximize the coverage. Heavy, loud.. but love the one you are with. The trees worked out at the correct angle, so he managed to stay dry. He did end up adding some drip lines in the middle of the night, however.

New for this trip was also one of those $30 woot specials. I’ve gotten spoiled with the webbing and whoopie slings packed with the warbonnets, and never thought to look to see what it came with. Surprise, nothing! The only bit extra rope was some stretchy cotton, so ended up making a few tension adjustments as the trip progressed. Tried it with my neo-air, which did not work out near as slick as the warbonnets dual layer pouch. The soul pocket was on the outside of the netting, so anything I had inside the hammock ended up under the mattress. Argh. Once settled in, it was reasonably comfortable. Wish I had packed the winter underquilt rather than trying the pad with that one. The mosquito netting had a blemish, so wondering if woot sells the ‘rejects’.

I’d been saving my reflective cord for the new tarp. The only complaint is the reflective bits came off. For tying knots, not great. Visibility and weight, was alright. In the future, will probably pack a bit more to hold out the side.

Lastly, the guy with the XLC opted to not bring in the underquilt or pad. He ended up dressed in every layer of clothing while the rest of us were warm.

u/southernbenz · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I can answer. I bought a few sets recently.


u/revmamacrystal · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Favorite day of the week: I have no kids, no husband in the house until 5pm! I do what I want.

  2. I was just invited to be on a panel for the local Comic-con as a themed wedding expert.

  3. Lights!

  4. I'm in my prime!

  5. Wish I knew! Have you tried that Reddit site about asking questions?

u/tinsil · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I have a 2009 Shadow, there is no tach. I'm pretty used to how it feels now.

As for the light, I have for my garden. They are nice because you can just snip off extra lights and they still work. I wonder if you can mount them around the inside of the housing and hide the battery pack under the tank or something.

u/bobsyouruncletoo · 2 pointsr/DIY

you could make a shadow box to mount the picture frame to. Inside the shadow box you could put an LED light strip in the box and mount the battery pack on the outside but hidden behind the frame.

u/nashvillewill · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you are going to be using it indoors, get one that is not "waterproof" or it will be a pain to cut and splice. You will also need a controller and a power supply. You can buy all three together for about $30 or get them separately. Check out the first review on this amazon page.

u/bkpsu · 2 pointsr/Hue

The LED strip you linked won't work with that ballast. Those are WS2812 addressable LEDs, they require a controller with a clock output, the FLS-PP only outputs a PWM signal to each R/G/B/W line of the strip. It can be used with something like this:

u/brambo23 · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

According to the Amazon page for the lights - the lights are 12v. I think i was confusing myself between using a relay switch and not using a relay switch.

According to the documentation here the 5v is for the relay switch, not the lights.

This is why i need to talk this out with people who know more than I do.

u/0110010001100010 · 2 pointsr/homeassistant


With great success. Have them around the TV in my den. They work great with Home Assistant.

u/Yodajammies · 2 pointsr/videos

Might I suggest mounting your strip lighting to EVA and then potting your leads with a high strength epoxy or hot glue. We're getting pretty good results affixing our lights to a flexible but more rigid than fabric surface - kind of like an armored suit.

I'm a big fan of neopixels! I got a chance to use em in a project earlier in the season and they are a lot of fun. Pricey though. For this halloween suit we went for quantity over quality. 1500 leds but all "dumb lights".

u/AbysmalVixen · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

if you have a 5050 header with the 12v R G B pins i just installed these and they are amazing. solderless connectors are also a godsend for making corners

u/troyirving · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Technics SB-K45's are the speakers.

Here's links to the specific things I have for the lighting setup:

Buy mounting tape or devise your own way of fastening the strip to things. The sticky shit on these lights by default is absolutely horrendous.

u/BlameTheInterns · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I don't actually know, it was just an example of the types of things you can find out there. Amazon has them as well. EL Panel and EL Wire. Though in that case you would need to do a bit of splicing and soldering to make it run off of one battery pack.

EL stands for Electro-Luminescent, meaning when you run a current through the material it gives off light.

u/pm_me_ur_snek · 2 pointsr/Halloween_Costumes

Never too early to start! In fact I just went to Walmart the other day to look at patterns for my younger sisters and I :)
There's lots of simple and generic options out there that require minimal assembly, but are you looking for something more specific? From like a game/tv show/movie? I'll go ahead and make a list of generic costumes you can make - just tell me if you're looking for something more specific!

-Harry Potter character
-stick person
-cyberpunk character (just wear a dark hoodie and line it with el wire)
-steampunk character
-plague doctor
-someone from Rick and Morty/Futurama/basically any adultswim cartoon
-Left 4 Dead
-something from Payday would look really cool
-grim reaper

u/Renz2LK · 2 pointsr/cosplay

I've been cosplaying Voltron since 2016 with the group of Paladins that I also created. Believe it or not this was my first EVA foam build. I went into it with very little experience w/ EVA foam and foam smithing in general. I can knit pick everything wrong with my costumes and how I'd do it differently.

I am currently working on a version 2.0 for my Voltron and all the Paladins. I'll be doing many things differently, but i will likely take things I hated about my costumes and change them as well as take inspiration from Dan Morash's Paladin armor. IMO, his is the closest to blending both screen accuracy and functionality.

With that said, my advice on the armor parts from head to toe. This info is all the things I will be doing for my version 2.0

  • Helmet - use the standard floor mat EVA foam for this. Also, I think Evil Ted and Punished Props gave a pattern for it free.

  • Lens - you can use colored gels or clear plastic sheets

  • Chest & Back & Collar - use the standard floor mat EVA foam. The thickness will provide strength and rigidity.

  • Chevron (emblem) - use your standard 2mm craft foam.

  • Rib Covers - use anywhere between 6mm - 8mm EVA foam. Reason for this is that it will be easier for you to allow your arms to hang to your sides w/out adding additional thickness to get in the way of movement.

  • Jet Pack - use standard floor mat EVA foam. It will be hollow, you can create an opening on the inside back piece of your armor to allow access to it. You can store your phone, wallet, or whatever you want in it! For mine, I stored their battery packs for the lights.

  • Shoulder Covers (pauldrons?) - use the standard floor mat EVA foam. Again, for strength and rigidity. It's not really an area that has a huge range of motion that the thickness will impede your movement. But try not to affix it directly to the chest armor. Doing that will limit your range of motion. Instead, use elastic straps to connect them.

  • Biceps - use 6mm foam for this. This is for better range of motion and less restriction.

  • Elbows - you can use anything for this really, anywhere from 2mm - 12mm can work. The thicker you go, the more contouring and shaping you can do.

  • Forearms (bracers) - use anywhere between 6mm - 8mm. The flexibility will allow to easily slip it on and off. Although, if you find that the fitting is going to be more snug than loose, then you will want to go w/ the 10mm - 12mm (floor mat) foam for this. The durability and rigidity will help in prying it on and off w/out ripping the foam. Use 2mm craft foam for the detailing.

  • Belt - use 6mm - 8mm foam

  • Thighs - use 6mm foam for better range of motion and it will also allow you to walk more casually than using floor mat EVA.

  • Knees - use 4mm - 12mm for this, it's really preference. Personally I'd go w/ the standard floor mat EVA foam (12mm) because it does serve a purpose. You can get on your knees to take kneeling poses etc...

  • Shin/Calves - similar to your forearms, this can be anywhere between 6mm - 12mm. Depending on how snug you make it, the rigidity or flexibility will be a factor. The detailing can be done w/ 2mm craft foam and the round circles on the ankles can be done w/ the floor mat EVA.

  • Feet Covers - this is optional. I've seen people just go w/ a standard white shoe or a black shoe. For my first set, I had my guys wear black shoes and had the foot cover attached to the shin/calves armor. I don't think I'll do it any differently this time around.

  • Lighting - you could opt to just paint them in, which is effective in of itself. Or if you want to add lights to all, you can go w/ EL Tape & EL Panels

  • Paint - I used and will likely use the Rustoleum spray paints again. When I met Joaquim Dos Santos last year, he actually asked me about my paint and complemented at how accurate they were to the color match.

    Additionally: Here is a post I did for people wanting to get into foam smithing. I highly recommend getting your foam from TNT Cosplay supply. For the Floor Mat EVA, you can easily get them at most hardware stores.
u/transmitthis · 2 pointsr/somethingimade

I'm thinking, maybe some blue strip lighting for in btween the black
sort of thing
Then some white pvc pipe cut lengthway to cover the strip, or other way to diffuse the light/hide the led's

Actually one made of hexagonals would be nice too.

u/Democritus_Mav · 2 pointsr/battlestations

From Amazon. There are any number of LED kits available for relatively cheap. Link

u/waffles1098 · 2 pointsr/retouching

I took a time time exposure using EL wire (which is like $8 on amazon) And then i extracted it copying just the blue channel and it worked pretty well.

u/qMrSwiftp · 2 pointsr/VaporwaveAesthetics

I'm digging it myself, especially being a SH fan too. Because it wraps around the toys and machines, I'm assuming it's probably electroluminescent wire or mock neon LED strip like these here

u/notyouryear · 2 pointsr/cycling

I used 9' lengths for the wheels. The battery pack for the 9' lengths is only 2 AAs. When I zip tied the on, I tried to get the battery back as close to the hub as possible, so it wouldn't offset the rolling weight of my tires.

This is the exact wire I used. In the end, I used 2 15' lengths, and 3 9's lengths. The reviews are pretty accurate. I honestly didn't notice the humming once I was actually moving and on the road. No one who rode near me could hear it. I pointed it out once and everyone said they hadn't even noticed it.

u/DeathHotDog · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Yeah. Is this a good strip? It's the best and cheapest one I could find that doesn't need a motherboard with an RGB header.

u/Intergalactic_hooker · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

I did not include an i7 in the build.

From what you've told me, you don't really need the i7, it won't give you a performance boost good enough that's worth the extra $100, you can use that money to get better parts which will get you better performance.

You want to get an i7 if you're into any type of editing/livestreaming/heavy coding/etc..

I did get you an overclockable CPU in order to let you OC in the future since you stated you did not plan to in the moment.

The motherboard allows you to get another GPU also, in case you feel you're not getting enough bang.

If you're that interested in LEDs I'll point you out to these two products:

Logisys RGB LED Strip with remote control - it's an LED strip that allows you to change the color with a remote control.

BitFenix Alchemy LEDs - These won't let you change the colors of the LEDs, but they're pretty good ones.

I'd tell you to look for the NZXT HUE also, but I don't know where to find it at the moment since it's out of stock on Newegg and it's too expensive on Amazon.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $126.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $63.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card | $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) | $92.00 @ B&H
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1144.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-13 00:10 EST-0500 |

u/vagrantsoul · 2 pointsr/DIY

those are actually 12v power adapter ones, here's a shorter one you don't have to worry about cutting the strip of:

u/coloredgreyscale · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Just cut any molex cable off and connect the Yellow (+12V) and Black (Ground) to the LED Strip.


u/blinkingspoon · 2 pointsr/photocritique

Nicely done. If you're going to play around with stuff like that more I'd look into getting some of these instead of using christmas lights

the copper wire in between the lights is so thin that they are way less noticeable (sometimes not noticeable at all depending on your aperature)

u/Darkseidz · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I actually do like them at night for some surrounding light, my eyes get tired otherwise.

They are completely independent of the PC. I attached the controller to the underside of my desk so I can control and flip through the colors and select whatever I am in the mood for.

u/Piratesteve81 · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

I bought them in a hardware store, they were pretty similar to these. 4 solid strips, not very long but mine are pretty steady.

u/HeKilledKenny · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Link plz? Also do they do purple?

Edit: Found them

UK (Amazon) - Around £60

US (Amazon) - Around $30 (60% Off)

u/reginald-iii · 2 pointsr/HomeKit

This is my next project...

SUPERNIGHT WIFI Wireless LED Smart Controller Working with Android and IOS System Mobile Phone Free App for 16.4ft 300 LEDs RGB LED Light Strips

Alightings 4pin LED Connector Connect Wire to Strip, Applicable for 10 mm 5050 RGB Waterproof LED Strip Lights, 22 - 20 AWG Cable Without Stripping the Wires

EvZ 4 Color 10m RGB Extension Cable Line for LED Strip RGB 5050 3528 Cord 4pin

EPBOWPT 12V 5A Power Supply AC Adapter for 5050 3528 RGB LED Strip Light Low Voltage Device

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Strip Light

u/maeve_lux · 2 pointsr/CamGirlProblems

Amazon! I had sheer curtains I put in front of them.

Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations, Warm White

u/enricfp1 · 2 pointsr/HomeKit

I have a bunch of led strips running on homebridge. I just bought generic led strips (rgbw and rgbww) and then bought a WiFi controller and power supply. Then I installed the magichome homebridge plugin. They work amazingly well. I even have fairy lights using one of those rgbw controllers (by just connecting line and neutral).

The controllers I use are:

u/spartan833 · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

I bought these on May 12 and got them yesterday, so about 2 weeks. ymmv

u/Fluxbios · 1 pointr/pics
u/Eeroin · 1 pointr/aves

Okay, LED strips are cheap and if you get the right ones with someone that knows how to wire it all together (you could do this your self actually with a little patience) you can get awesome displays pretty much anywhere.

Black lights are always awesome IMO, but you have to get the right things that react with the lights to take it up a notch. Tonic water with quinine glows in black light, so maybe incorporate that into drinks somehow.

Wall art is always shitty as all hell at clubs. It's not that damn hard to find an semidecent abstract artist and tell him to make some trippy shit for your club. I'll leave a link to my portfolio here so you can get an idea.

El Wire is cheap as well and you could decorate the fuck out of your club with it or something.

I really think lighted dance floors should always make a comeback like they had in discos in the 70's, but you could do even better with LEDs now.

Infinity mirror tables, wall decorations, floors, ceilings, whatever. Infinity mirrors are awesome.

Community sticker board so people can bring in stickers for whatever B)

Have a place where people can chill out and talk, answer calls whatever it is they need to do in a room that's not the bathroom.

Condom vending machine, hello.

Comfy seats, but nothing too fancy you won't have a problem cleaning.

Choo-choo train bottle service ayooooo! This might not be the best idea, honestly. But it'd be cool!

Lastly, this is a stretch, BUT I think it'd be a good idea. Some way to sort the couples from the singles and people that aren't looking for anything. Glowstick wrist bands? IDK.

u/lonewolf13313 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We all totally need this. I want to use it on my bike for safety reasons but think of everything you could use it for. You could wrap it around your animals at night to keep them safe or to screw with neighbors. You could put it on your car during xmas, or new years, or thanksgiving if your a bit odd. You could wear it to the bar to pick up [ insert perfered gender here ]. Just think of the possibilities!

u/DoesntFearZeus · 1 pointr/longboarding

Won't be as bright, but how about EL wire?

u/hype6477 · 1 pointr/OpenPV

my inspiration for the build....

will this work ? has anyone ever used this ?

u/PrestoWILLIAM · 1 pointr/videos
u/OutSourcingJesus · 1 pointr/juggling
u/Deltervees · 1 pointr/modelmakers

It's probably this.

u/selfcurlingpaes · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday Chica!

I clicked this contest, because I was like, '8/4 birthday contest? That's almost my birthday!' My birthday is August 1st too! ::internet high five::
I'm turning 25 ^_^
Random weird fact: According to my parents, my due date was 8/8/88, but I came a week early. Anyways:


u/foamyfrog · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here you go. I used this EL wire and just glued it around the edges. I also covered the remaining wire leading to the battery pack in electrical tape which ended up being kind of crappy, but still worked. I would recommend something else to cover it unless you're really good with the tape.

u/waremon0 · 1 pointr/kandi

Unless you're using especially bright EL wire (which I'm not sure exists) you might want to rethink your plan. I used this and it didn't work too well. It wasn't very flexible and was pretty thick so you couldn't string it through a standard pony bead more than once. It also didn't show through too well, even with clear beads. And then there's the cheapness of my particular EL wire. I just strung a lot of beads along the whole thing and wore it like a necklace. It was broken after about an hour. A pretty easy fix with a soldering iron, but a concern nonetheless.

That being said, if you can find the right light, I would love to see you succeed.

u/corinnemiller · 1 pointr/Coachella

Last year we brought this Zinka sunblock and it was a lot of fun... everyone wants to stay protected from the sun and have fun! They don't seem to have any available for prime, but it's worth it.

or you could go for a nighttime fun thing and get some El wire... totally portable and has different flash settings. Just bring extra batteries! They are fun to watch/wear and make you stand out at night with your group so you can find each other better. Just wrap the wire around yourself, your hat, you bag.. whatever and turn it on!

u/sillycyco · 1 pointr/BurningMan

A piece of PVC pipe, some LED strips or EL Wire zip tied around it in a spiral and there ya go. You could make something like that in 20 minutes.

To do it on the cheap and easy, order these, each strand is 9ft long. Take the battery pack to Home Depot and find a 10ft length of PVC that it will fit inside of, probably 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" and get a couple end caps.

Drill a hole in the end caps and stuff the battery packs inside each end, run the EL Wire out the hold and around the pole. Zip tie in place and there ya go.

Not fancy or anything, but dead simple and cheap. LED strips would be brighter.

An LED strip like this rigged to a 12v power supply, batteries stuffed into the PVC would work and be a lot brighter. Plus you'd have a remote for changing the colors.

u/D-Cal · 1 pointr/pics

It's all good. It's called el wire

this is where I bought mine

Have fun on your your outing! It would be cool to see the results.

u/tobias10 · 1 pointr/pics

sorry bout that its this stuff
i wasnt sure what it was called

u/TheSov · 1 pointr/bicycling

the cost is 16 dollars for the dynamo, 13 dollars for 10 feet of elwire with an inverter already attached and about 10 dollars in parts from radio shack for the voltage regulation.

for the most ease you can simply buy this

slap it on and you are done.

for the dynamo powered one gets a bit more complicated and needs a little hobbyist juice. but i would be happy to explain to anyone who wants to know how.

u/Vanderbleek · 1 pointr/cosplayers

Typically for a costume like this I start at a thrift store, and find one or two pieces that I can build the rest of the costume on. I've found that if you have one (or two) focus pieces (cool helmet/hat, bandolier, etc.) that are really interesting and detailed, the rest can be more normal, especially in situations where people won't be poring over every detail in the costume.

If you want something in front of your face/eyes, and happen to have a store near you that sells plastic sheet (TAP plastics, for example, although you can get clear lexan from Home Depot/Lowes) and these can be bent fairly easily by heating and pressing around a form (for a curved face shield/glasses I would use a paint can or similar).

Other good source would be the movie "Blade Runner" and the concept art that goes with it.

I would imagine that the "elite" of dystopian society are under threat of assassination, so it might be worth looking at costume protective clothing (like the first pic in your diagram) and at portraits of Renaissance elites, like the Medici, who wore armored clothing.

If you want Tron-style lights, EL wire kits can be had: Amazon
It runs cool, and can be glued/sewn on to jackets or whatever.

The last tip I have would be when in doubt, silver paint + layers of clothing. It'll make you more visible at night as well!

u/JD_and_ChocolateBear · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Choose any one

A book

EL wire

Blacklight LED

u/ajschuit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gotta say first that I like the Part 1/B thing.

Also, didn't realize it was an extra special pi day until I read this.

With that being said, this is my closest item to $3.14.

And this is probably the most science-y thing I've got.

u/Oneiropticon · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

favorite gift so far was probably my coyote claw, I was so tickled when I got it.

I could use some of this for Halloween, and at .10 cents apiece, you could maybe do a couple of them, provided they all ship together.

u/poweredbyanxiety · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[hydrangeas] (

These are by far my favorite. Everytime I go to cape cod I drool over all of them. They grow perfectly there and in such vibrant and beautiful colors!

[awesome light] (

u/O_thats_clever · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

O I have some light up wireon my list that could really add something to the supersuit.

u/theCaitiff · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


I think These LED Gloves are really cool and a great value at like half your budget. If you also bought 10 feet of Electro-Luminescent wire you'd still be under budget but ready for any party that might come up...

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this and this were the closest i could get without going over. i found so any other combos that were only over by 2 cents but whatever!

thanks for the contest!!

u/3no3 · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

LED finger lights. Stupid cheap. That link there is 40 for less than $2.

u/her_nibs · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

They are not, but they remind me of, LED finger lights. If you just want things that size that light up, and don't need to blink, they're in dollar stores everywhere.

u/NotButtHurt · 1 pointr/MDMA

Idk how much room is in your kit but head massagers are pretty great. This is 2 of them for $5.

Fireworks glasses are incredible. It's just a special lens and these glasses are just decent plastic ones. They make them on paper frames like 3D glasses too and they're pretty cheap in bulk if you want to hand them out.

Fingerlights are cool but I don't like how they die so quickly. 40 for like $12

u/nice_fucking_kitty · 1 pointr/MDMA

I'd like to say she was but honestly it was at least 5 years ago and I couldn't even tell you which party it was or what she looked like though I'll never forget the experience!

These were the lights

u/mzinz · 1 pointr/photography

These things are pretty fun. They can go in water, too. I use them for trails and just lighting scenes: Shitty Example 1

Doesn't apply to everyone, but LED drumsticks are pretty fun: Example 2

I have some awesome trails photos but apparently haven't uploaded yet.

u/famousGOAT · 1 pointr/Gunpla

i have some of these lying around
was thinking of creating some sort of led mod with them basically same thing as your vid except they use 2 smaller but taller batteries as a power source... thoughts? possible? or would it be easier to create a series circuit and go 4AA battery packs like ive seen? was thinking of using my zaku 1/100 mg as a tester

u/AxiomNor · 1 pointr/MLPLounge

lots of these. No real reason why.

u/Franck1048 · 1 pointr/StartledCats

Maybe a bunch of Finger Lights stuck together?

u/Zaii · 1 pointr/BurningMan

led string lights amazon

these have a simple on/off switch and are very visible, they have colored ones but since you are going for non rave wear I linked the white one

u/MegaKx · 1 pointr/disney


  • Led light wire

  • Glass Dome

  • Hot glue gun

  • Artifical flower

    The glue gun and flower I got from Micheal's craft store. I also drilled a small hole into the center of the base and stuck the flower in, hot glued inside the hole and around the bottom of the flower for extra support.

    The led's came on a lengthy wire, so I cut them down to a size and wrapped them on the inside of the lip of the wooden stand, giving the glass dome plenty of room to sit.

    Other than that, if you go ahead and make one, have fun doing so!
u/SpaceBucketThrowaway · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

What about these ones?

Edit: For clarity, these are some I have lying around the house

u/Captain_Woodhouse · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Whats the benefit of 5050 over 3528 (it seems like the difference is the coloring?)?

I figured it might be good to get a strip with a bunch of color variations to get more of the spectrum etc. Is the warm white more desirable? I was reading elsewhere that green or blue light was good for veg. link

u/meunbear · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If your motherboard has headers for them, like an Asus with Aura, then they'll work. If you have the headers, I'd go for a spool of RGB 5050 type LED strips. You can get one that's like 25 feet for 10 bucks or so, and just cut to size. You may need some of the connectors which are also cheap. The spools usually have 2 connectors, one on each end.

u/Crimtide · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

just buy the typical 16 foot spool off Amazon for like 10 bucks.. cut it to your own length (2 meters probably max supported on an RGB header), plug it into the RGB header.

u/htsu · 1 pointr/Hue

Well you might’ve just convinced me to do that!

Any recommendations on a good set for a good price? I really only need 12 ft.

Edit: I've just placed an order for these

u/illuxion · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

LEDs cheaper and higher pixel density. No more than 2M per RGB header according to Asus. Or you could skip the headers and step up your game to some better RGB for not too much more

Edit, as a side note I used these to extend from the motherboard and GPU RGB headers to under my desk but I rarely turn them on and never got around to using more than 1 so I have 2 empty extension cables behind my desk.

u/Snoogiepooges · 1 pointr/ModestMouse

econoLED 12V Flexible SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Lights, LED Tape, Multi-colors, 300 LEDs, Non-waterproof, Light Strips, Color Changing, Pack of 16.4ft/5m Strips

I use an OITTM WiFi controller to change the colors and schedule

u/MGreymanN · 1 pointr/buildapc

I like cheap, if you are okay with just RGB.


You could go with something like this for RGBW:


Any 12V strip will work.

u/root5b · 1 pointr/watercooling

I just pick a random manufacturer that has decent rating on Amazon, but this the one I bought: econoLED 12V Flexible SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Lights, LED Tape, Multi-colors, 300 LEDs, Non-waterproof, Light Strips, Color Changing, Pack of 16.4ft/5m Strips

Some right angle connectors if u need it:
10X L shape 4 Pins Connector JACKYLED 10mm Non-waterproof Quick Splitter Right Angle Corner Connector 12V 72W Clip for 5050/3528 SMD RGB 4 conductor LED Strip Lights Strip to Strip (22Pcs Clips)

u/bigceej · 1 pointr/buildapc

Nothing to code, most work the same way.

Something like this I am fairly certain will work 505 addressable are pretty common in devices now adays.

You will need the 4 pin connector like this,

Or if you search 5050 12v addressable LEDs im sure you can find cheap options on ebay or amazon.

Edit: /u/HeyItsBlu I see you found some on a comment below. Remember you can always cut them to size too. Just cut across the contacts that connect multiple strips together to get the total size you want.

u/KANahas · 1 pointr/Lighting

Does each section of the strip have to change color individually? Or can the whole strip change together?

If yes to the first question, follow what /u/UrFavSoundTech says.

Otherwise, for a much cheaper solution, you can buy plain 4 pin RGB strips ($10/16 ft), and a RGB DMX dimmer ($20). You can cut the strips up; there is a cut point every ~3 inches.

Make sure you get a good 12V power supply. This is a long strip. You'll need at least 15A. If it gets dimmer towards one end you can bring power cables to the other end.

u/jdlevy95 · 1 pointr/battlestations

So I originally bought this and this but the long strip when connected to the receiver only displayed blue. (The two small strips that came with it worked fine). So I bought this and used the power cable from the other receiver and it worked pretty well. Whenever I turn it on, it always goes to a random color, even though I just prefer green. I am sure there is a better set up out there, but this works for me.

I have also heard the Ikea Dioder is very popular, but I do not have any experience with it.

u/Geek2TheBone · 1 pointr/pcmods


I'm going with this 12v 4-pin light strip with these splitters and to keep it clean, some extension and right-angle options.

u/rauelius · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I have These.

The kit for this deal are much much better.

I was able to run my 3000mhz stick at 2933mhz with DOCP settings, and the G.Skill RGB memory I bought was NOT on the QVL list.

This deal's RAM are Samsung B-Die and faster and will likely hit 3200 and not be off like my sticks.

In regards to RGB control, I'd assume Aura-Sync will work as well on these 3200mhz sticks as it does with my 3000mhz sticks.

Good's a great board...also, if your looking to use those RGB pins, a generic RGB 5050 strip will work just fine, no need to spend extra $$$ on CableMod lights. Just make sure you cut them to less than 2meters of length.

u/Dark-Hero · 1 pointr/halloweenhelp

I think you'll want to go with EL tape, amazon has it decently cheap. Each piece will come with an inverter on each end, and you can cut it it half and have two working pieces. I'm sure you would be able to spirit gum it to yourself. EL wire wont get your effect fully since it is a lot thinner.

u/dangerrapp · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

You mean like this?

u/chocolate_bread · 1 pointr/DIY

I bought something like this from Amazon:

u/tajwk · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I use this inside my case. It comes with mounting hardware making it really easy to route however you want. It also has 3 brightness levels and an on/off switch.

For backlighting behind my monitors/desk, I use something like this. I typically only use a single color, but I opted for a version with color changing LEDs. The adhesive on these things sucks, so if you purchase one, I suggest getting some of these and some zipties to mount it.

u/calcium · 1 pointr/DIY

This is what you're looking for. LED Light Strip - 12V they're about as simple as you can get. If you want to get fancy, you can make a barrel jack connector for you 12V battery and run this with colors.

u/bananaandapples · 1 pointr/videos

thanks for the reply. I purchased [this kit] ( which looks to be the foundation of the costume. I also watched a few youtube videos such as [this one] ( that look to do what you did (I saw you comment on some of the guy's other vids). Assuming you do it this way, what kind of wire are you using to connect the cut pieces?

I'll probably make a run to Radio Shack or something similar and get the solder part# 64-025 (already have a gun) and battery pack to power it. Any suggestion or tips on the battery pack?. After that, I think I'm all set on parts and need to build.

On the GMA segment, I told my wife you were coming up and seeing it might give me a better idea how to build it. Afterwards I told my wife you were only on for 15 seconds and bet you were wondering why you went. She said, "for the free trip to NY of course." I imagine she's right.

Also, why haven't you put paid ads on your youtube video? You could be making money on those views.

u/onejdc · 1 pointr/halloween

For those pining for these (myself included!) you can make them yourself using a technique like the one they show here. The girls use T90 wire but honestly you could probably get away with coat hangers or any 14+ gauge electrical wire.

I'll try to make some and see how it goes. After I go to Target ;)

edit: found this on amazon. Seems much more economic

u/blore40 · 1 pointr/DIY

Maybe have strands of EL wire as the strings of the chime? Check this one from amazon :

If you need brighter lights, maybe use really thin LED string lights?

u/TheHans215 · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

Here's a quick parts list:

Hydration Bag(galaxy pattern sold out)

EL panel

LED strip

LED controller

EL wires

Power Bank Battery


I took the EL panel and applied a vinyl sticker I custom cut on a Cricut machine, then hot glued the panel to the bag. The EL wires on the bag were attached using fishing string, sewn on every few inches. Same with the LEDs, every few inches I attached them to the arm straps using fishing string and a needle. Not much else to explain, so any more questions feel free to comment or DM me. Thanks for all the love, I'm so excited for next month and if you find me at EDC come up for a hug or a picture or both or neither!

u/sleuthmcsleutherton · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival EL wire in a colour of your choice, or get the multi-pack. Some are sound sensitive, most will have 3 modes Flash, Strobe, and Solid On. Either that or check out the dollar store for battery powered christmas lights

u/Saikou0taku · 1 pointr/buildapc

Other options include a remote-controlled LED setup Like this one or a Corsair Link Lightning Node that illuminates at a certain temp and running a stress-test on boot.

Think any of these will work for you /u/AngelosEirwen ?

u/BigRLC · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just picked this up...easy to install, looks great, $20 you cant go wrong

u/Ramzinho · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I know you are in RSA but if this is available there. it's worth it. it works, it's cheap and it's damn durable, 3 years now :)

u/smolprogrammer · 1 pointr/Amd
I got this one at first and it worked fine but then swapped to Cable Mod LEDs because I wanted more and brighter LEDs.

u/SkyN3T24 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I also have a Brand New in Open Box, Silverstone FT03 Mini in Black with a free RGB LED Strip for only $85 shipped. Lemme know: Case Link
RGB Strip Link + Check out some of my other stuff! Reddit LINK

u/caketastydelish · 1 pointr/buildapc

Which PSU kit would you recommend instead? I can still return it and get a different one instead. As long as it isn't more expensive (or is only barely more expensive) As to the screw kit:
I also bought a ground bracelet which only cost 4 dollars. Which I guess isn't worth mentioning at a price that cheap.
Finally: I bought something that will not effect the computer in any way other than make it more 'pimped out' with the color of the case. Here's what that is: it cost me 20 bucks.

I also failed to mention that the price I paid (after rebate) for all of this is actually $1140. $1200 is how much I paid at the store BEFORE rebate. And since the prices you mentioned were only slightly less than that (without factoring in the screw kit and lighting system which cost more than the difference) it seems to be I got a fair deal price-wise. You say I don't need this much RAM although I suppose I'll keep it anyway. I'm definitely open to switching my PSU though. Although again, it cannot be much more expensive than the one I already have, and if it's the same price (or less) that's all the better.

u/podboi · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are molex to LED adapters, but you can only choose one color.

Also this exists, not sure how it gets power.

u/packels · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for the suggestion! After some more research I found these and am going to get them for my new setup.

u/BigMan7o0 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

then i seriously recommend these i just got them, and they are great. the adhesive isn't super crappy like all the other cheap strips, and they are actually fairly bright, plus unlike the big rolls of LEDs are actually meant for use in a pc, so they have a molex power connector

u/mboy195 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

i have these lights here really easy to install but you would prolly need a few strips to light ur case up, you could also check out the nzxt hue+ a bit more expensive though.

u/TheBigDerp · 1 pointr/NZXT

yup it's just vinyl, it came from etsy. SUPER easy to apply and work the air bubbles out. dude that storm trooper vinyl with the h440 white would look sick for real. fyi the led system is in the link below. the white light setting and red setting are super bright and would be awesome with the storm trooper theme.

u/pdaddy64 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm not recommending this exact product but these may be what youre looking for:

These connect directly to your PSU so hopefully you have some open molex cables. I have a UV light stuck with adhesive in mine

u/tielknight · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Only ones I can find are on ebay and none of them seem to be RGB.

Logysis seems to be the only one so far that has a Adapter but it's only available bundled with a LED Strip

u/KoloHickory · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I got

Logisys LDM12WT LED Molex Self Adhesive Flexible and Extendable Strip, 12-Inch, White

Wanted something short, and super simple just white with no rgb control that connects to molex. It's stuck to the top of my case next to the top case fan with the provided 3m adhesive strip.

I bought it for $4.50 though. Not sure why it's over $10 now.

u/beetjegrim · 1 pointr/buildapc

Smart(?): I use the Aqua computer Farbwerk with a single (rgb) led strip in an aluminium profile, this way it isn't as bright but still looks cool
Easy: buy those cheap usb/molex led strips

u/andflywithme · 1 pointr/LightningInABottle

use something like this! you just have to find a way to secure the battery pack. I wanted to do this last year but decided against it because I want as little weight on my body as possible for maximum boogie, but I've seen it done and it works well

u/Ninauposkitzipxpe · 1 pointr/DIY

Oh okay -- so these are the other lights I get which do plug in straight to the wall.

So that should get rid of the transformer problem, right? How would I hook it up then?

(Also, thanks for your reply, that was really helpful. I didn't realize the voltage issue.)

u/Seivadwuh · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

You’d be better off not using an inverter, since you’d be going DC > AC > DC.
If you bought something like I’ve linked, you can look at the sticker on the plug when it arrives to see its output, and then connect up however many batteries in series to match.
Then just chop the cable and use some croc clips or something to connect it all up

u/lxzander · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

you think there would be a way to control the Ikea Dioder set? (amazon link)

u/dj_salad_alex · 1 pointr/battlestations

here's the link - It works great, even comes with little metal brackets to screw in to the back of the desk.

u/Intellz · 1 pointr/battlestations

I use the IKEA Dioder LED 4 piece light strip set. The led inside the case is an NZXT 2meter light strip.

u/Renaissance8905 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I'm currently using an LED strip for similar purposes (link below). The wiring' a little tricky to get hidden, but I like the control for color-changing. I'm sure there are more basic options out there as well

u/lightfork · 1 pointr/buildapc

The only solutions I can think of for you is using a IR module

If you don't want the remote, you could try using a Wifi module.

Then to power it, you could use something like this or figure out a path to run the wire in from your wall adapter.

Shop around, you might be able to find a kit for around the same price but this should give you a basic idea of what you may need.

u/Emerald_Flame · 1 pointr/buildapc

These little guys will do basic RGB:

However, they wouldn't have software on your computer to control things, you'd have to control it through your phone, or google assistant/alexa.

It has a 12V barrel connector too, so you'd have to find an adapter or make one.

u/ShafeDaddyFresh · 1 pointr/desktops

As far as I know, you'll need some kind of module to control the strip. Something like a Hue+ kit is ideal, but you can get something like this for cheaper at the cost of working well. Depending on your motherboard, you may even have built in compatibility through something like Asus Aura.

As for, /r/desktops, this is just a place to show what your Windows home screen looks like. I'd maybe try /r/buildapchelp or maybe even just /r/buildapc for this kinda stuff :)

u/holden777 · 1 pointr/SmartThings

SUPERNIGHT WIFI Wireless LED Smart Controller Working with Android and IOS System Mobile Phone Free App for 16.4ft 300 LEDs RGB LED Light Strips

You can flash this to work. Google it.

u/pointandclickit · 1 pointr/homeautomation

ESP8266 is the ticket. But no need to reinvent the wheel.
The H801 and Arilux (goes by a bunch of names, just search for wifi led controller) are both ESP based and have several firmware options.

Some of the better firmware options I've come across:

Espurna Has a nice interface, but doesn't provide a dedicated white channel. I also had some problems with flickering on my white lights. Would look at again if I decide to do RGB.

Tasmota Works with the H801 for sure. No reason it shouldn't work with the others assuming you configured the correct pins.

ESPEasy I'm using this with the Lights plugin. Seems to work the best for the white channels. A little more involved as the standard release does not come with the Lights plugin.

u/stacystasis · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fun! Here's some lighting that I've fallen in love with in our home, maybe you'd like them to?

warm LED light curtain we have these up in our bedroom for some cozy lighting.
3D printed moon lamp have a version of this, gifted from Amazon but can't find the exact listing.
cafe lights these hang in our basement and are really nice in our tent when we set it up in the yard. NOTE: these are glass bulbs, you can find other sets w/o (but this one is the one we have and I like).

Enjoy your new space! Thank you for the entertaining distraction, I hope these might brighten up your world a little.


u/KateB12 · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign


I'm looking for a throw pillow as well as a blanket for the foot of my bed! For the pillow I'm thinking something with a different texture (velvet, knit, fur, dunno) and maybe a knit for the blanket? Again, dunno. I'm new to this whole "caring about my surroundings" thing. I'm just looking for one throw pillow, I don't want to deal with having a bunch of pillows I have to move every morning and night. Also, don't know if relevant, but the metal colour for my room is gold.

Duvet Cover:

Sheets On My Bed:


Hanging Plant Holders:




Two Other Sets of Sheets I Rotate Between:

u/DEOREM · 1 pointr/homeautomation

After you mentioned about the red channel maybe not being as bright. I actually tested that and you were correct. Red is about 70% as bright as green and blue. This might account for the bad colour blending.

Both controllers produce the same wrong colours so I am beginning to think it is the led strip.

This is the second controller. Tomshine Wifi LED Controller DC5-28V Mini RGB Smart Working with Alexa Android / IOS Mobile Phone App 16 Million Colors 20 Dynamic Modes Sound Activated Static Color Changing for LED Strip Light

It works the same as the other and connects to the same app so it does seem strange both produce the wrong colours.

Can you recommend a good led strip to buy and I’ll purchase it to eradicate that as the issue.

u/darietto · 1 pointr/homebridge

thanks for your reply. So i think this is the device i'm looking for:

the description says the output power is
5V ≦ 60W / 12V ≦ 144W / 24V ≦ 288W

so since i have 3 24v led of 150w each i'll have to buy 3 controller, right?

Can it work with white only strips?


u/tomgoughh · 1 pointr/battlestations

Tingkam® 1M 5050 RGB Colour Changing LED Strip Kit 44 Key Remote Controller 1.5A UK Plug Power Supply Mood Lights for Cabinet Dispaly/TV Back Decoration so this is the led strip then I ordered this as well to be able to control it over WiFi
Tomshine WiFi LED Controller DC5-28V Mini RGB Smart Working with Alexa Android/iOS Mobile Phone App 16 Million Colors 20 Dynamic Modes Sound Activated Static Color Changing for LED Strip Light

u/martian2 · 1 pointr/lightingdesign

Would something like this work <>? At the end of the day, all I want it to do is very slowly cycle through a bunch of colours in a smooth way - with no jumpy/glitchy-ness.

u/Knucklessg1 · 0 pointsr/battlestations

I would recommend the Tron LEDs instead. They are cheaper, and they look a lot cooler.