Tape Wire - What lights do I use?

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Good day! This is my first post in the forum - go easy on me!

I'm an absolute beginner, currently building a 1:18 scale recreation of a local heritage house that was torn down 4 years ago. So far things are going well, but like MANY miniature newbies, I am absolutely confused by the wiring aspect of the build.

I have done as much internet research and forum reading as I can, but I'm still not sure if I'm doing the correct thing.

So, here it goes. These are my supplies:

Cir-Kit Basic Wiring Kit

Transformer (FIFODR® 12V 5A 60W DC Power Supply Adapter(Input 110V-220V,Output 12 Volt 5 Amp 60 Watt) DC Converter LED Driver Lighting Transformer for 12V 5A Flexible/Rigid 5050/3528/2835/5630/5730 LED Tape Strip Light FD-ADP60W)

Lights (Pre Wired DC 9-12V 3mm Water Clear LED Diodes White Light)

First question: Will the lights I purchased work with the tape wire kit?

Second question: I will obviously need to purchase extension wire for the lights - what type of wire am I looking for?

Third question: My house is mostly foam core on the inside, but the outside walls will be wood. I'm thinking of only installing the tape wire to the wood outer structure and laying/hiding the wire through the house, linking to the outside tape wire (does that make sense?). Will that work?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!!

Cheers
Jen

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Hi Jen,

Welcome:wave:

As long as you purchased Cir-kit products they should work with the their basic wiring kit....that is about all the help I am good for, but you could contact Cir-Kit for advice.

I think you are on the right track by NOT connecting to the foam core.

13 hours ago, JenColes said:

Third question: My house is mostly foam core on the inside, but the outside walls will be wood. I'm thinking of only installing the tape wire to the wood outer structure and laying/hiding the wire through the house, linking to the outside tape wire (does that make sense?). Will that work?

Are you talking about the wire from the lamps?

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Hi  Jen

I have just posted wiring a Doll's House

Dolls House wiring specialist from Small world Products

Have a look at that and see that helps

You should be able to use any lights that are 12volt and don't forget when working what size Power Pack (transformer) you need you need to count the bulbs and not the lights

 

 

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David, does your electric system work with US power?  That always confuses the heck out of me.

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