I ordered some USB powered 1 meter LED strips to light my Discovery and Pod. I found you can cut them apart and with a dab of flux get a good solder bond with some wire between the pieces. They're even conveniently marked with the + and - so you don't screw up the polarity. I tested some using some seriously thin magnet winding wire (36 gauge?) and it worked out really well.
Much easier than fiddling around with getting the resistors in place, making sure the polarity of the LED is right, figuring out how to mount them, etc.
Those teeny strips look interesting, but man - trying to cut up and re-solder those would stretch the eyeballs!
Oh, you also would be better off searching on Aliexpress - it's the retail version to Alibaba's wholesale. You can buy individual bits and not have to buy in lot size.
The strips I referenced are not flexible, the leds are mounted on a pcb.
They are sold as a replacement for ccfl tubes for computer moding, and as backlights for LCD monitors and tvs. They can be cut every 3rd led, and should be able to be soldered, however I do wonder if there is going to be a problem with heat on that small a board( yes leds do give off a tiny amount of heat as well as their resistors).
Anyway we will find out as my company and I have placed an order for samples of them and product from 2 other manufactures. Look for a review in the near future.
After receiving my Moebius EVA POD :grin2: I found there is a lot more room for 3mm leds lighting than I thought WOW! so the few led strip lights I have in stock will work perfect for the couple tight spots the kit dose have.