Frequently Asked Qs

How long does the battery last?

Each meter of LED strip draws about 1 Amp - so a one-meter strip will last about 4 hours on 8 AA batteries (3 hours for rechargeables). A two meter strip will be half that.

Can I use rechargable batteries?

Yes! We suggest using NiMH rechargeables! They'll do a great job at driving the LED strip.

It's too bright for me, can I make the strip a little dimmer?

The easiest way to make it dimmer is to go with a 6xAA battery holder - the lower voltage will still light up the strip but not as much as 8 AA's

What if I need it to last a lot longer than 4 hours?

Use 6 to 8 C or D cells for extra power. A 12V lantern battery will also do a good job, or a 12V lead acid battery.
This guide was first published on Jul 29, 2012. It was last updated on Oct 16, 2018. This page (Frequently Asked Qs) was last updated on May 04, 2015.