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Behind panel lighting

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Cypher, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Cypher

    Cypher Member

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    Mounted my 42" plasma to the wall the other week and decided to see what some white LED lighting behind it would look like, the results:


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    The effect is quite nice...at the moment I think with the room lighting off it's a tad too bright and distracts from the image on the screen especially during darker scenes, but I think if dimmed a bit or with the room light on it looks quite good.
     
  2. birdie10101

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    Mind if I ask where you got the LED strips from?
     
  3. arrow224

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    Yeah, behind panel lighting can actually reduce the amount of stress on your eyes while watching TV in a dark room.

    I have a Philips plasma that does this,albeit only on the left and the right.
     
  4. fancourt

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    Nice. I use lighting behind my monitor in a colour correction room, not only for eye strain but as a neutral reference. What colour temp are those led's?
     
  5. Drew_

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    IKEA sell LED strips that you put on the back of your TV just like what you've made.
     
  6. OZNETiCS

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    ikea have them, but bloody expensive. also seen some on ebay
     
  7. stevo4

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    Even in the photo's it looks to bright.
    I would definitely look to dimm the leds.

    Also the color looks a bit cool.
    Usually this effect is done with a soft warmer lighting.

    Maybe led's will be the go when we start seeing leds using this tech -
    Nanotechnology Could Vastly Improve The Colour Of LED Lighting
     
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    Got them from eBay

    I did see these, but IKEA want like $90 for three small strips...I got 5 meters off eBay for $49

    Not sure exactly, I had the option of 'cool' or 'warm' white and I went for cool.

    Eventually I hope to setup an IR receiver that'll respond to the power button on the TV, so the LEDs will turn on and off with the TV.
     
  9. vellanet

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  10. Mr. Cyphon

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    Looks amazing guys, well done. Makes me wanna deck the house out in various locations, i'm sure the microwave would benefit :)
     
  11. shayno1

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    Few updates as those pics where a bit outdated 46" sony and new stand.
    Got these from ebay comes with 4 light tubes, and remote, leds cycle through 9 diff colors and 4 dimming settings $65

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  12. mr_wrxman

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    Very nice, I did something similar using some computer CCFLs for my 27" Dell, quite like the effect it gives.
     
  13. damo2002

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    That looks great. I've been wanting to do this myself for a while.. never got around to it though.

    You mention a remote? Is that hard-wired or IR? Would be awesome to get it to turn on/off with my system through my Logitech Harmony. :D

    Did you import? Or buy from a local eBay seller? I can't seem to find any on eBay in Aus for less than about $100. :(
     
  14. AgentRex

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    Same here :(:( would love to know which seller u bought them from looks sweet! wouldnt mind some of those myself!
     
  15. bungle7

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    I heard about behind panel lighting here, and thought I'd give it a go. Got a pair of 1 metre LED strips from Jaycar connected to a 9v power supply (tried 12v at first, way too bright). The LEDs are actually pure white (i.e. not warm white or cool white, just white), the phone camera just makes it look a bit off.

    Took a bit of getting used to, but after about half an hour into Star Trek on Blu-Ray, the girl and I were really starting to like it.

    Had to have the main lights on in the room to get a picture...
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    Wasn't bothered pulling the telly out again :lol:
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  16. shayno1

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    I ended up ordering a 1m strip of LEDs with a power supply & remote for about $25 AUD. Seems to be the same kinda thing as Cypher & bungle's setups, but with the ability to change through about 16 different colours, as well as fade from one to the other etc. Gonna check it out, see how it looks on the back of my monitor. If it looks the goods I'll probably order another 3m kit (with remote & power supply) for my TV, which will be another $55ish.

    Those ones you ordered, shayno1, are they flexible or stiff tube things?
     
  18. shayno1

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    There the tube ones mate.
     
  19. Kyl3

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    I have a crazy idea in the back of my head that involves sinking a 50" lcd into a wall with about a 10cm border around it that's a dark grey tone (different colour to rest of wall) then some low voltage incandescent lighting run along the top of the cavity with just a nice dull glow of light behind the panel..

    Oh and a dimmer controlled by the universal remote will be handy too :)

    I'm going to broke I just know it :D
     
  20. goodguy82

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    fuk, thats so pimped out shit :thumbup:

    gonna drop by ikea and grab a set

    i love those different colours

    good stuff fellerz :leet:
     

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