This item worked 'OK' and was able to be used for my project. I only wish there was a plastic tube that either was one size larger (7/64") OR had the inside diameter that the aluminum tube has. I'm making a led lighted push bumper for 1/24 diecast police vehicles. The tube is being used to insert two 0805 SMD leds and placed as top bar in push bumper. Wish it was plastic. It worked , so thanks.