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Our White Horse NC LED is our Flag Ship wide angle 160˙ LED module for shallow, low profile, and general lighting projects.  Shallow Lobby Signs, Channel Letters, Reverse Channel Letters, & Cabinet Lighting.

 

The White Horse comes in both .92 watt (186 Lumen/ft) & .72 watt (150 Lumen/ft) high powered light output LED modules, both are constant current and high grade Samsung diodes. 

 

The White Horse is a high quality, low cost component for a lot of your Sign & Lighting applications.  100 modules per tray will give you 42 Linear feet of lighting

 

• 160˙ Wide Angle LED Module

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• 5 Year, 50,000 Hour Warranty

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• Constant Current NOT Constant Voltage

• NOT Made in CHINA

 

If you already like and use our Reckless NC LED Line, you'll LOVE these!

 

3" Depth Lobby Sign with Bright & Consistent Lighting (.92w Modules)

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