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Stephen Winnall
(@stephen-winnall)
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White LED Strip

I’ve just received the white LED strip for my Original Prusa Enclosure, and I must say that I am disappointed. Perhaps I didn’t read the specs carefully enough when I ordered it.

Installation is very fiddly: you have to take the printer out of the enclosure.

The controller has mechanical on/off buttons on the board, and I was hoping, ultimately, to switch the lights on and off  digitally. 

The PSU is rated at 65W (24V, 2.71A). I have a Hue LED strip (2m long, RGB) which runs quite happily with 16W (24V, 0.67A).

I have no doubt the LED strip works within its parameters, but it don’t think I’ll bother installing it. 

Posted : 30/11/2022 10:12 am
Jdub
 Jdub
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RE: White LED Strip

I have the same feelings. I did read that it is RGB capable (I thought it was anyway when I ordered) but another module will need to be purchased.

It looks to be a high quality LED bar but like you I'm a bit dissapointed and really wish it was controllable remotely. Auto-On/Off at least.

Posted : 06/12/2022 2:33 am
Stephen Winnall
(@stephen-winnall)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: White LED Strip

I just happen to have an old Hue LED strip that I took out of something else, and I'm going to install that instead. They only cost CHF 69 for 200mm in Switzerland, so they are a viable alternative to the Prusa offering (EUR 66), though it needs some extra material for mounting.

Posted : 08/12/2022 2:41 pm
Razor
(@razor)
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RE: White LED Strip

 

Posted by: @jdub-2

I have the same feelings. I did read that it is RGB capable (I thought it was anyway when I ordered) but another module will need to be purchased.

It looks to be a high quality LED bar but like you I'm a bit dissapointed and really wish it was controllable remotely. Auto-On/Off at least.

I remember seeing something where the lights could turn green at the end of a print, red if there is an error, etc. And also that an extra controller would be required. My guess, there is a MK4S coming out with a 32-bit board that will run all of that.

Mini+MK3S+Future XL

Posted : 08/12/2022 4:11 pm
Benedikt
(@benedikt)
New Member
RE: White LED Strip

Hi Stephen, 

just out of curiosity - when did you order the lightstrip?

I ordered mine (+ multiple other add ons) in May and still prusa did not bother to consider delivering....(whilst happily taking my money 6+ months ago)

 

Posted : 09/12/2022 7:53 pm
Stephen Winnall
(@stephen-winnall)
Active Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: White LED Strip

I ordered it with my enclosure back on 10th May. The add-ons (including the LED kit) were eventually delivered on 29th November. If you contact the Prusa chat they will be able to tell you the current status of your order.

Posted : 10/12/2022 2:14 pm
Stephen Winnall
(@stephen-winnall)
Active Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: White LED Strip

The PSU is rated at 65W (24V, 2.71A). I have a Hue LED strip (2m long, RGB) which runs quite happily with 16W (24V, 0.67A).

It occurs to me in the meantime that this is an unfair criticism since the PSU is apparently intended to power other add-ons in the enclosure too (so not just the LED).

Posted : 10/12/2022 2:17 pm
Mark Treast
(@mark-treast)
New Member
RE: White LED Strip

Maybe just try from some other company, i've got mine from NDR Electric, i had to adjust them for prusa a bit, but they work perfectly

Posted : 15/01/2023 5:13 pm
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