Behind panel lighting

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  1. damo2002

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    I reckon that idea sounds pretty good, Kyl3. Although I'd probably make it a bit bigger than 10cm.. don't think that would be enough space for the light to evenly fade out. It'd probably just end up being a thick bar of light around the TV.

    Probably better off checking eBay, goodguy. Ikea seem to sell 'em for about $100 for 1m, compared to about $25, with remote etc.
     
  2. goodguy82

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    so many to choose from on ebay! any seller you would recommend to buy from:confused:
     
  3. damo2002

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    No idea to be honest! Mine haven't arrived yet (only ordered a few days back), but I just ordered one of these. I just found the length I wanted, with included power supply & remote, then searched for who had it cheapest. I doubt there's any difference from seller to seller. :thumbup: Even up to 5m worth is cheaper than Ikea though..
     
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    Got the controller going!



    Just have to get some bits from jaycar tomorrow so it'll do the 12v required for the LEDs...

    Might look into some kind of ambient light sensor too, so it automatically dims the light as needed.
     
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    so how are you powering these?
    im assuming they are 12v or something low voltage....
     
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    I found the philips technology quite fascinating.
     
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    They run on 12v, I'm just using a 12v 1a power pack I had lying around.
     
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    wish i had one of them lying around - storm killed my routers one....:(
     
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    PHWOAR!!!!!! F*&!ing awesome man!
     
  13. stevo4

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    Looks as if the lighting is too bright.
    The reflection off the side panels would be a distraction.
     
  14. Snuffy22

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    yeah the photos are really bad, the brightness can be adjusted of course but i like it up bright, I don't find it distracting :)
     
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    Fair enough. :)
    I like the effect, but dont think I could handle it being much brighter than a faint glow in the background.
     
  16. gmanofau

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    Hi Snuffy where did you get your lighting equipment from, are they the strips or tubes.
    Cheers
     
  17. Snuffy22

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    i got this (about $70 shipped)
    cut strips for behind the speakers and soldered them onto some wire to the TV strip etc
    very very easy install
     
  18. gmanofau

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    Thanks for the reply, I can use a soldering iron very basic skills done a few car audio installs, how a safe is will it be with the soldered wires, not to keen to set my house on fire :p
     
  19. Snuffy22

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    if your only planning to put the led's behind your tv you wont need to solder, if you do solder just wrap the soldering in electrical tape afterward if your worried, the whole system only takes 0.8amps, crap all
     
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    i got some left over from sample order if anyone likes. I have them in 30cm strips though.

    rgb with controller and remote and power pack
     
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