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Hi there,

I am looking for some red LED lighting (strips) to go on the back of my monitors to give an ambient glow to my desk and the surrounding area.

However, the issue that I am facing so far is that I would like the strips to be mains powered (UK), and if possible, all connected to one inverter rather than one socket per unit.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Crooks.
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What about an IKEA Dioder kit. Even though it is kind of pricey it seems to be quite a fancy piece of kit and have seen quite a few guys on here with brilliant things to say about them and if you ever change your mind on colour scheme you don't have to worry about buying an entire new set of led strips.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00202324/


The video below shows just how well it works and the red setting does look very nice indeed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8le-dx6uavk&feature=related

Hope this helps thumb.gif
Stu

Edit: For some reason the video wont embed properly so I just added in the youtube link
Edited by BeardedJesus - 10/15/12 at 2:37pm
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post #3 of 20
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That's exactly what I am looking for. I wanted 3 or 4 strips that could all connect into a singular box, then into the mains socket.

+rep!
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Glad I could help bud biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazlonius View Post

This is the route i am going ambient lighting using screen captures

http://www.beeles-place.be/?p=117 as the software is simpler than the original
http://siliconrepublic.blogspot.com/2011/02/arduino-based-pc-ambient-lighting.html
also described here
http://lifehacker.com/5875365/how-to-start-making-your-own-electronics-with-arduino-and-other-peoples-code

other methods using basically the same thing
http://learn.adafruit.com/adalight-diy-ambient-tv-lighting

4 corner method
http://www.instructables.com/id/30-channel-LED-RGB-Ambilight-Clone/

Wow, that's something I may consider in the future when I have a little more time on my hands. Thanks for sharing!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BeardedJesus View Post

What about an IKEA Dioder kit. Even though it is kind of pricey it seems to be quite a fancy piece of kit and have seen quite a few guys on here with brilliant things to say about them and if you ever change your mind on colour scheme you don't have to worry about buying an entire new set of led strips.
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00202324/
The video below shows just how well it works and the red setting does look very nice indeed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8le-dx6uavk&feature=related
Hope this helps thumb.gif
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Edit: For some reason the video wont embed properly so I just added in the youtube link

I can vouch for this. I have these behind my monitor and because they plug into an outlet, I can leave them turned on if I want after shutting down my PC. These really look great and I have yet to find anything on the market that's comparable.
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Aye the dioder kit is awesome, I use a set of the color changing ones behind my 55 inch panasonic, great output, my friend bought a set and put behind his iMac 27 inch
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I also have the Ikea Dioder kit. Got it for $3.50 from Ikea. Don't ask...
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Quote:
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I also have the Ikea Dioder kit. Got it for $3.50 from Ikea. Don't ask...

Did they put the decimal point in the wrong place?!
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