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    Default Desk underlighting?

    I was thinking about getting some under lighting for under my desk. I had the idea of rope lights but the shortest i could find was 18 feet.

    What can i use for this?



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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    CCFL's or led's in parallel? mind you led's would mean a lot of wires going about

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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    what about Xmas Leds? a quarter of the price at this time of the year and before reductions alot less then ikea lamps

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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    Agreed, xmas LED's are cheap.

    If you are looking for something with some "glow", then a ccfl will do. LED's will give a more directional beam, which might be nice.

    What about cutting a strip of plexiglass that follows the curve of the desk, then edge lighting it with LED's? Wiring could be kept pretty clean, and you could power the whole thing with a USB connection....

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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    Im not sure, ive never done LED wiring or anything of the sort. It would be interesting to learn how to do so though. And im looking for a BLUE glow. Sorry i didnt specify in my original post.

    What xmas LEDs are you refering to?

    And securing it is an issue too.

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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy_Solo View Post
    What xmas LEDs are you refering to?
    The ones you put on your Christmas tree.

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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    Use hot glue or cable clips to secure it.

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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    You could use a car underbody lighting kit. Or, if you want some more fun, wire up the LEDs yourself.
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    Default Re: Desk underlighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by nevermind1534 View Post
    You could use a car underbody lighting kit. Or, if you want some more fun, wire up the LEDs yourself.
    What i was thinking, only i have no idea how i would do that or keep it secure.

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