Maplin Strip Digital Colour Changing 12V Lighting Kit

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About this product


  • Strip lighting that can be fitted under shelving, book cases, kitchen cupboards and many other applications to give you a great lighting effect
  • Various colours can be selected on this kit to give you the ideal colour for your display
  • 12V power supply that can connect to a standard mains power supply

Product overview

• Strip lighting that can be fitted under shelving, book cases, kitchen cupboards and many other applications to give you a great lighting effect
• Various colours can be selected on this kit to give you the ideal colour for your display
• 12V power supply that can connect to a standard mains power supply
• 15,000 hours lifespan
• Lighting can be dimmed to the perfect level
• Kit is controlled through a remote control to give you the perfect colour and light level without messing with wires or switches
• 12 month warranty to give you peace of mind (proof of purchase required)

What can I use this light for?
The digital version of this colour change lighting kit offers an even wider range of functions than our standard LED lighting kit! Although ideally suited to kitchen cupboards, bookcases and desks, the lighting strip can also easily be applied to a variety of flat and curved surfaces thanks to its’ flexible nature and adhesive backing. The included remote control allows you to quickly select a range of colours and adjust the brightness to suit your needs. This kit can also be cut and re-joined using the included connectors.

How is this light powered?
Quickly and simply connect this strip to an LED driver, which will illuminate all of lights. This driver is 12V and is powered directly from the mains through a standard plug.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from I have 8 sets of these making up three different light arrays. They have been running several months and now every single one has a problem. The connections seem to fail resulting in the wrong light being emitted. Some of the LED lights fail which then means you will have a strip of colour with a dark patch or a strip of colour with the wrong light showing on some LED depending on the colour selected. If the quality was better these would be fantastic, but it's not.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this for decorating kt sons room fro Perth store. I Was impressed with the functionality of the unit. The only thing that let this down was the adhesive strip which I found to be inadequate. When stuck to the ceilling it kept coming away. I ended up using evostick contact adhesive to hold on place which done the job. it would have have had top marks if not for the adhesive strip which is a pity..
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great lighting kit Bought these to light the back bar of our pub and the results are great. These have been in operation now for several months with no problems at all. Will certainly use these in other areas the lighting effect is really good and bright.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute trash Bought this yesterday as i was advised that this was the best quality. This could not be any further from the truth. It has a mind of its own in which light mode to display and thats even when the god dam thing decides to even work. For anyone thinking of buying this kit save yourself the effort and time and stay well clear. Only gave one star as i could not give it none. Joke of a product.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from great lights as long as u don't cut them , once cut the connectors only last a few weeks
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great but stickiness a letdown I bought this product a couple of days ago and put them up yesterday I was impressed a the light given out and the remote connections. Everything was amazing except for the stickiness on the back of them, after I put them up they fell down 5 minutes later and so on every time I restuck them. Would advise buying this product for it's worth the money but also to buy some other self adhesive that is very strong. Maplin pls improve your self-adhesive
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from trash Never worked properly, absolute waste of money. Only got 1 star because i could not give it none.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good if you don’t need to cut This looks great and has made my daughter’s bedroom. However, cutting and joining sorter are sections is not simple and the connections are fiddly and are not reliable. the connector could do with something more like a clamp mechanism. Seem to be having to push connections together every few days.
Date published: 2018-01-02
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Type of devices Flexible Light
Wattage 24 W
Lifespan 15,000 h
Colour temperature RGB
Dimmable Y
Remote Y
Dimensions 5 M
Voltage DC 12 V
Warranty 1 year

What is the LED chip code of this strip please?

Asked by: moggydogg
Unfortunately the manufactures have not specified that information .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-12

bought a 5 meter strip lighting item a57lw rgb led strip 5 meters was told by maplin staff that i could add to this strip i need to add another 3 meter strip will this work ?

Asked by: ike xxx
Unfortunately not. this reel cannot be extended
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Hi Desperate to get a new remote control for these. Toddler has ‘hidden’ the original.... help!

Asked by: Sasha
Unfortunately we do not sell the remote separately.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-21

How’s long are these lights

Asked by: Olly
Dimensions 5 M
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-05

Can two 5 metre strips be connected to make a continuous 10 metre strip of light? I have found that it doesn't work?

Asked by: DR15
Despite advice to contrary from Maplin staff, the controller can only output 3A. Each 5m length requires 2 amps. I had been advised that a larger power transformer, outputting max 5A would allow me to connect 2 x 5m lengths together. Unfortunately that advice was wrong. 
Answered by: WydoIhavtohav4letters
Date published: 2017-09-23

Are they waterproof can they be used outside many thanks.

Asked by: Campervan
These are not waterproof and not for outdoor usage.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-04

Already have one stop installed in room looking to install a second not connect to each other. Are the remotes universal ie. plug in second unit and will come on when turn on with existing remote? Many thanks.

Asked by: Spoons
Yes that is correct as long as they are both in range.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-29

Can this be extended with rgb strips

Asked by: Daisy
No this cannot be extended
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-04
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