Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

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    Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    Hello All,

    I am in the process of building a HIC and was thinking about how I could make it appear to float against my wall. Well I did some research on lighting techniques and found a fairly inexpensive way to back-light it on my wall.

    Check these out (I found them on Evil Bay!)

    20M 15M 10M 5M LED RGB Color Change Strip Light Kit Flexible Dimmable Waterproof | eBay

    I bought a set and these things are incredibly bright, remote controlled, and self adhering! They are RGB so you can change the color to suit your mood by remote!! I was so impressed with these, I figured I would share the find. I plan on simply sticking them to the outer corners on the back of my HIC, setting it on some clear acrylic blocks, and anchoring it to the wall to keep it from falling forward.

    Good luck with your builds.

    Warpcell

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    This is a very good idea, I am going to give it a try.

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    I tacked these lights onto the back of a headboard to see the affect and they were perfect. I'll try to attach the photo. You can control the brightness and they run extremely cool on 12v.


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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    Bow chica bow! lol


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    Here's the strip lit red with the lights on. The lights in this room aren't very bright but it shows the defusing of the LEDs.


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    When I get my HIC done I'll post some pics. I think I may use these light strips above my kitchen cabinets for fun.


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    WTF???? That is not a HIC ;-)

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    The headboard was the easiest piece to mess with relating to the size and scale of a HIC. lol


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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    Warpcell said: View Post
    Bow chica bow! lol

    I swear to god, that was the first thing I thought when I saw the lights behind the head board, lol!

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    Hahaha!


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    Just finished installing the light kit on my Projo Screen. This was a scratch built screen. Total cost = $130. 100" screen size. I can't wait to get my HIC done and put these on the back.


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    Looking forward to see how the lights look with you HIC, should give it a pretty cool effect.

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    that's actually kind of pricey for strip rgb led's, they should be about $11. New 5M 300Leds RGB 3528 LED Light Strip 44 Key IR Remote Controller DC 12V 2A | eBay

    though i suppose these aren't waterproof, and that would make them a bit more expensive.

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

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    Looking forward to see how the lights look with you HIC, should give it a pretty cool effect.
    Me too! As soon as I can source some dash panels I'll be ready to build.


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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    that's actually kind of pricey for strip rgb led's, they should be about $11. New 5M 300Leds RGB 3528 LED Light Strip 44 Key IR Remote Controller DC 12V 2A | eBay

    though i suppose these aren't waterproof, and that would make them a bit more expensive.
    They look identical. I may order a few more sets for cabinet up-lighting in my kitchen. Thanks for the link!


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    After some more thought, I think a nice soft white glow (on a dark wall) would probably give you a nice illusion of it flowing.

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    That's why I'm going to anchor it 3 inches off the floor.


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    Please do share some photos once you get it done, would love to see it.

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    I bought a set of these a year or two ago for shelf lighting. They work great.

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    Re: Lighting Idea for your HIC display!

    I love them!


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