Originally Posted by blue-cat
you should check out paraleyes case mod, he sprayed the mesh white then added green cathodes behind the mesh with a switch underneath... looks real neat.
I spent a couple of hours wiring LEDs in three sets of 4-in-series in the front bezel pieces. Then I hot glued the LEDs into place in the wire mesh (Big Mistake). When I turned on the LEDs, I was terribly disappointed. I just posted this info in my worklog, but what I wanted to say was it looks like I will be able to still use the LEDs, but only on the two side pieces, and after sanding the bulbs as much as possible, and putting a diffusing material (velum, parchment, etc.) a screen against the mesh. But cold cathodes would have been a great choice, and I kept toying with getting 4" or 8" white cathodes... maybe down the road.
Left: Sanded Bulbs + Parchment
Right: bare bulbs