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Naoki
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Re: help with lighting (Australian)
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> Hi Guys,
>
> So I have my cab pretty much completed, Just wanting to find the best way to give
> some nice backlighting behind the glass.
>
> I have left a gap at the bottom and the top of the Perspex (yes, it was easier and
> less breaky then glass) and My intention was to have some sort of blue ligthing from
> behind.
>
> I bought a set of christmas rope lights, but they got too hot
>
> I also tried some usb powered blue cord from ebay , but its pretty much just the cord
> that glows, I need bigger.
>
> What would you guys suggest?
>
> I've put a few pics to give you an idea.

I'd find the lights distracting imo. Anyway, if you have ofcuts of plexi or perspex, you can make a glowing strip and glue it in or something.

What I would do is get a peice of clear plastic and drill say 5mm holes at about 7-10cm. Glue some blue leds into them and wire up all the cathodes and the anodes to each other in parallel and attach a resistor to the anode line and hook up a 5v source. What's good is because of the way light works and the way the light travels through the plastic, it should give you a nice even glow.

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* help with lighting (Australian) Venomouse 09/09/12 10:37 PM
. * Re: help with lighting (Australian) krick  09/14/12 02:14 AM
. * Re: help with lighting (Australian) GatinhoModerator  09/13/12 05:52 PM
. * Re: help with lighting (Australian) Venomouse  09/18/12 12:26 PM
. * Re: help with lighting (Australian) Naoki  09/10/12 09:52 AM
. * Re: help with lighting (Australian) Venomouse  09/11/12 02:00 AM

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