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There are a number of choices when it comes to selecting the correct power supply for your LED strip lighting installation. Here's a basic overview to help you choose.

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Unfortunately as low voltage electricity passes through cables, voltage drop occurs which means that over longer runs the LED’s at the end of a run will be less bright that those at the beginning.

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The major problem is the current carrying capacity of CAT5 cable. It is designed as a data cable and as such is not able to handle the higher current loads found in larger installations, each strand is rated at approx 0.6amps.

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Dimming LED strip from a standard dimmer switch can be fraught with issues. Read our guide to getting around common issues and achieving smoothing dimming from wall switches and other control gear.

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