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Old 11-23-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Red LED lighting inside of In-Wall Entertainment Center


I am about to start my next project.
The fireplace is built, and the plasma is hung above it.
Off to one side, will be an in-wall entertainment center,
with PS3(DVD), Satelite receiver, and Amplfier.


I need lighting inside this unit. I've been considering puck
lights, LED lights, etc.

But I really want to make an impression, and try to learn something
new at the same time.

What I really want to do, is insert red LED light strips inside the unit,
and figure a way to have light reflect on all three shelf levels.
I think this would really show well next to the electrical fireplace that is already there.


Does anyone have any good step-by step articles regarding this type of installation. ( much confusion between 12v, 24v, 120v bulbs, and transformers / switches need )
Or better yet, any pictures or ideas to share?



Feel free to share!

thanks,
Jay

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You can buy red rope lights and just plug them in.
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You can buy red rope lights and just plug them in.
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That's a good idea Ron. I will have to look into the specifics. I believe they are LED. The thing is, I'll have three compartments to light, seperated by 5/8" thick shelves, and I only have +/- 18" wide to work with, so unsure if they bend to a small radius.
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That's a good idea Ron. I will have to look into the specifics. I believe they are LED. The thing is, I'll have three compartments to light, seperated by 5/8" thick shelves, and I only have +/- 18" wide to work with, so unsure if they bend to a small radius.
They are sold in coils at the local stores with a 6" radius.
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I have seen LED lighting strips available on "tape", probably less than 1/4" thick total. The ones I saw can be set to nearly any color or to rotate through the colors. Bend radius can be quite small.

I don't think it too hard to find this stuff online.
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I think when I was in Ikea this weekend they had them.

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