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Not sure I could pull this off myself. How exactly did you embed them?
It's actually not that hard and is covered in pretty well in the log I linked (also in my sig); but in essence I did the following:

Start out with the CCFL lamps


Remove the lamps from their protective tubes


I actually modified the wiring so that it could more easily rest into the slots I cut into the panels (pics of that later) - Note: optional, if you want the wiring to come out of the side of the panel, then leave it as is.


An of course I sleeved the wiring - also optional


For processing the panels, I used my trusty router here fitted with my plunge base


And cut slots into the panels where the light tubes would be recessed


Then I secured the light tubes into the slots with a dab of hot glue at each end


Here's a test I did with the lights in one panel before final assembly


This is what the finished bases looked like unlit
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Thank you very much for that. I would rep you if it were possible.
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You're very welcome

It's really not that hard to do; I was probably the first person to do so, but anyone who's handy with tools and soldering should have no trouble doing it

It certainly does create a unique effect that would not be achievable by other means.
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