So these are seeming to become popular enough for their own thread. I figure we could try to post all things eb strip related here and could serve as a good reference for anyone that comes along later.
Since my guy @MattyBear will be doing one of these soon, I thought a quick rundown of my most recent project would be a good place to start.
This project was designed to be an inexpensive way to get into a quantum board styled light. My goal was 100 watts high efficacy lighting for $100 at the expense of a little elbow grease. I chose 10-280mm gen2 bridgelux eb strips in 3000k color temp with a meanwell lpc-100-500 driver. That works out to be about 9.7 watts per strip on the dc (led) side. With about 105 watts total consumption with driver efficiency calculated. Led performance at that current with some temp adjustments should come out to around 167 lumens per watt.
The following items I had from making bulk purchases on earlier projects.
1- 20mm x 25 meter roll double sided thermal transfer tape. Amazon
1- 6’ 16 awg extension cord. Walmart
1- 25’ spool 18awg solid core hookup wire 300volt rating. Amazon.
2- wago 222-412 connectors. 5 pack available at menards.
6- cable ties
6 cable tie mounts courtesy of my employer.
Here is a list of items I purchased for this particular project
12”x12”x.125” aluminum plate sourced locally $10
Meanwell LPC-100-500, mouser electronics
10- bridgelux BXEB-L0280Z-30E1000-C-B3, digikey.
2-10-32x3/4” machine screws ace hardware
.19 2- 10-32 nuts ace hardware .16
2- 10-32 flat washers ace hardware $.16
1- 5/16” rubber grommet ace hardware .33
2- #10x3/16” nylon spacers ace hardware
For a total I have $103.25. You’ll notice I didn’t include shipping. In just about all cases I had coupon code or added on to order to get free shipping. If you had to buy cable ties and mounts probably a solid $110. So I didn’t quite make the $100 mark. But the wire, transfer tape, connectors, cable ties, and mounts would enough to do several fixtures. The other stuff only ran me about $80. If you divide the other stuff over say three fixtures, should come in under $100 per fixture.