I bought a new LED strip light
to install over our bathroom door & mirror. We needed something that put out a lot of light
for doing hair, makeup, etc. (And I already know Glen will have something to say about that
.) Here's what I found: an 18" strip with ten sets of three bright warm-white LEDs from LEDwarehouse.com
. It puts out a lot
for a 4 watts (1/3 amp) fixture.
Pros: Lots of light, tolerates a wide range of voltages (no regulator circuit needed as long as your converter is well behaved), comes with plug-in wire leads at both ends, so you can daisy-chain them, and has a self-stick backing. If you're handy with a hacksaw and soldering iron you can cut the unit to length at 1.8" intervals and make shorter lengths of lights. $18, which is a good deal for 4 watts of warm-white LEDs.
Cons: Ugly. So I'll have to build a diffuser to hide it, but it'd be fine hidden under a kitchen cabinet.