Setting Up a Display for School

shodaishodai Registered Users Posts: 1
We are trying to make a display for our school and would like to include a solar panel to keep the lights running. The lights are a 12V LED multicolour strip. We might also want to have power for a couple of small devices. I have no clue what to do or where to start. Can anyone please direct me to some basic setup instructions (including needed supplies) for this type of project?


  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,207 ✭✭✭✭✭
    First, Welcome. 

    What is the power rating of the LED strip light ?     12V 300mA ?  120V

    How long does the LED need to stay on ?  Daytime only?  4 hours in evening ? All night ?

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