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Aisle 3: zipLEDô  LightSticks
and ZLX Connectivity

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zipLED LightSticks are configurable to save power in 12-volt RV and Boat lighting. Choose the shape and amount of light that fits your needs.

LED lights range from smallest 12-volt ZL1 to brightest ZLS LightSticks.

Bases include B15 single contact, B15 double contact, and wedge.

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NOTE:zipLEDs are sold as Packaged Kits for Bulb Replacements in Aisle 1 and in bulk below.

ZLS in a light fixture vs 4 ZL3sOur newest addition to the zipLED line is the Starion(tm) ZLS LightStick. From a single half-inch by one-and-a-half inch ZLS board you get 220 lumens of bright white light, three and a half times the brightness of our remarkable ZL3.

The primary building blocks are the zipLED Bases, LightSticks, and the ZLX-Expansion PowerStrip. The design of the zipLED family is copyrighted and patent pending 2008 by
LightBlasters/Neutek-USA.

various bases for zipLED The key to zipLED connectivity are the ZLX power distribution units, arrangements of SIP (Single InLine Package) terminal blocks that can fit onto different lighting bases or be used stand-alone. The 24-awg solid wire from the LightStick boards fits into the SIP sockets and is locked into place by the inner spines of the socket. The layout for the ZLX array is as follows:

    -  +
-  +  -  +
+  -  +  -
    +  -
and provides the capacity to connect six zipLED devices into the same distribution unit. Note that any two adjacent SIP sockets will be opposite polarity. It is necessary to test the orientation of the connector in the circuit to determine the proper wiring pattern for the LightSticks.

ZL3 LightStickzipLED ZL3 LightSticks are 0.5 by 1.5 inch boards containing three HyBright.3 LED chips. Power and ground are provided through a dual conductor pigtail of 24 awg solid wire. An onboard circuit provides voltage protection over the range from 10v to 18v. Double-stick tape on the back-side can be used to mount the LightStick however needed in the application. Each LightStick produces 60 lumens of natural white light using 0.07 amps at 12.5 volts.


ZLS Starion

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ZLS: the brightest LED source available, 220 lumens from a single LightStick, 3.5 times the brightness of a ZL3, exceeds the brilliance of an 1156 bulb: a LightStick with two white Starion LED chips and a power regulation circuit.

2 each  Starion(tm) LED chips on a flat pcb
     0.5 by 1.5 inches printed circuit board
     double-stick thermal tape backing
18 LEDs per chip, 36 total
220 lumens, natural white color
     
wide-angle
     perpendicular to the board
Color Temperature of 3500 ~ 4500K
Power regulation controls internal voltage
     12.5 volts nominal internal voltage
     10 to 30 volt operating range
     2.4 watts, 0.2 amps at 12v
          0.1 amps at 24v
Use with pulse-width-modulation dimmers
     Variable voltage dimmers don't work
Operating temperature 130F
     LightStick must be thermally attached to
        12 sq-in of metal for proper operation
     Will not melt plastic lens cover
100,000 hour lifetime



ZL3, single or pacs

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ZL3: a LightStick with three white HyBright.3 LED chips and a voltage regulation circuit. This is the staple of the zipLED product line. It forms the basis for most of the configurable products.

3 HyBright.3 LED chips   on flat printed circuit board
     0.5 by 1.5 inches
     double-stick tape backing
9 LEDs per chip
60 lumens, natural white color
     
wide-angle
     perpendicular to the board
12.5 volts nominal
     10 to 18 volt operating range
      regulated to 12.5 volts
0.07 amps
0.88 watts
100,000 hour lifetime




ZL3, single or pacs

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ZL1: the smallest 12-volt LightStick with a single white HyBright.3 LED chips and a voltage regulation circuit. This unit is great for nightlights or footlights, drawing a minimal amount of current if left on the whole night. Think of your own application.

Connectivity can be made with the zipLED bases, or you can simply strip and plug the wire into your existing circuit.

1 HyBright.3 LED chips  on flat printed circuit board
     0.5 by 0.5 inches
     double-stick tape backing
3 LEDs on the chip
20 lumens, natural white color
     
wide-angle
     perpendicular to the board
12.5 volts nominal
     10 to 18 volt operating range
      regulated to 12.5 volts
0.02 amps
0.25 watts
100,000 hour lifetime




Connector bases are normally shipped as part of a combo from BLI. 
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--.ZLX: a standard electrical connector base of type BA15s, BA15d, or W9 with a ZLX power distribution array for attaching ZL3 and ZLS zipLED units . A fourth "base" called the Extender is simply two wires that can be attached to another --.ZLX connector.

The 24 awg solid wire from the LightStick boards fits into the SIP sockets and is locked into place by the inner spines of the socket. 

Bases are  


B15s
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B15s.ZLX: a standard electrical base for connection to a type BA15s connector (15mm diameter, grounded metal base, twin symetrical bayonets, single contact for +12v) with a ZLX power distribution array for attaching ZL3 and ZLS zipLED units .

B15d
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B15d.ZLX: a standard electrical base for connection to a type BA15d connector (15mm diameter, neutral metal base, twin symetrical bayonets, double contact for +12v and ground) with a ZLX power distribution array for attaching ZL3 and ZLS zipLED units .

W9 wedge
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W9.ZLX: a standard electrical base for connection to a wedge type connector (9.2mm wide, 2.1mm high, +12v and ground connectors on either side) with a ZLX power distribution array for attaching ZL3 and ZLS zipLED units .

Extender
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ZLX.ZLX : A fourth "base" called the Extender is simply two zipLED wires with a ZLX power distribution array for attaching ZL3 and ZLS zipLED units that can be attached to another --.ZLX connector.


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ZL.Mount: for some lighting applications, it is useful to mount the zipLED LightSticks or LightDots onto a metal plate. 10 mil Aluminum flashing is a very good material that offers full support and can be cut with kitchen shears and bent by hand.

These mounts can be used to construct lighting solutions for chandeliers and patio lights, as well as other applications.

You can purchase aluminum flashing at your neighborhood hardware store or purchase small quantities here.

NOTE: the cut aluminum can be sharp around the edges and corners. Be careful.




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zipLED LightSticks are configured to save power in 12-volt RV and Boat lighting.

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