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Aug 13

Overdriving 5050 LED strips

Hello Friends, I was thinking to build a nice dimmable Photography/ Videography Light source using a palette of 5050 (or 5670) LED light strips. I will be pasting these on a copper or aluminum plate/heatsink so extra heat won't be an issue.

The standard 5050 LED has 3 chips, having 60mA typical current and gives roughly 20 lumens output at 12v DC.
I am wondering how they would do when pushed at 15 or 15.5v DC. I see lots of these are used in cars where alternators go till 14.4v DC and they do work well short term.
I would like to know if anyone has any overdriving data on them.