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Looking for a solar lit acrylic, plastic, whatever sheet

I bought a number address plaque from Etsy and I love it. However, the wall it is mounted to is blue, and consequently it is pretty difficult to read the sign from the street. I'd love to mount something behind it to solve this problem. [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Jul 13, 2013 - 4 answers

When should I buy LED light bulbs?

Dimmable LED light bulbs seem more economical than halogens. But they're really expensive. Will they quickly come down in price, so I should wait? Or will they come down slowly, so I might as well start saving? Also, how good is the dimming? I tried dimmable CFL's, but they don't seem to dim past 50%.
posted by musofire on May 9, 2013 - 13 answers

I would like to use LED lighting in my apartment and be able to change colors and brightness. how do I go about that?

I would like to use LED lighting in my apartment and be able to change colors and brightness. how do I go about that? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Let there be light: need 120V MR16 type LED bulbs for outdoors! Trickier than it sounds.

Where can I buy 50W equivalent LED lights that work outdoors, operate at 120V, and are of the standard base type? I simply cannot find a bulb that meets all three criteria! [more inside]
posted by The Hyacinth Girl on Dec 18, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm feeling a bit LED astray by my wedding lighting options.

What is the best direction to go in for LED accent lighting/throwies on a budget that demands maximum bang for the buck? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Dec 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Light shades for recessed LEDs

Help me find or make a shade of some kind for my recessed kitchen LED lights. [more inside]
posted by kindall on Dec 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Got a bright idea?

Is there a better option than incandescent bulbs for my kitchen? More inside... [more inside]
posted by daver on Apr 24, 2011 - 7 answers

The bathroom needs lights. LED lights. Please.

Please help me find LED lighting options for the bathroom. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Mar 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Custom LED lights without burning down the house

I've been looking around at lighting options for my bedroom, and my geeky self decided that custom LED strip lighting would be awesome. Then I read previous AskMe's and want to make sure I can do this without burning down my house! Questions and a search for the easy way inside! [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Feb 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Mood lights FTW

How do I wire up a bunch of LEDs in my ceiling? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Jun 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Any advice, particularly construction/fabrication related, for this lighting oriented site-specific installation?

A couple of friends and I are organising a site-specific installation for the Smart Light Festival (flash w/ sound) to be held in Sydney from May 26 to June 14 this year. While I would appreciate any advice on bringing an installation like this to fruition, I was hoping specifically to get feedback on our plans to pre-fabricate the components (basically if they seem feasible, and if there are cheaper more efficient ways of going about it, how to use less energy, and especially how we could reuse or recycle the materials). [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals on Mar 18, 2009 - 3 answers

How is this color-changing LED array being driven?

Electronics/LED Folks: I bought a few cheap, poorly-assembled LED color-changing orb-things and I'm pretty sure they're the coolest objects I have ever owned. I cracked 'em open, and damned if I know what is going on in there, but it looks simple/cheap as all hell. Help me figure it out, I'll post a build-log/parts list somewhere, and in short-order we can all be ass-deep in home-made, disarmingly sublime mood-lighting. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Nov 18, 2008 - 28 answers

How can I hide the light under a bushel?

I have a motherboard in my PC, with 3 extremely bright blue LED lights. I can't disable them, because they show whether or not there is a problem with the CPU, RAM, etc. Would putting something like Blutack over them damage them? [more inside]
posted by Don-da-lah on May 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Need info on Chauvet stage fixtures

LDs, stage techs, pro musicians: what has been your experience with Chauvet lighting? Despite the goofy packaging, they have a couple of pretty innovative fixtures that I'm considering for a permanent install. [more inside]
posted by milquetoast on Jun 21, 2007 - 0 answers

Need some help designing and building LED light strips for an interactive table

Need some help designing and building LED light strips for an interactive table -- help me select 880nm IR LEDs, understand the circuitry, and figure out how to deal with power. [more inside]
posted by warhol on Mar 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Will dimmer switches dim LEDs?

If I replace halogen bulbs with LED clusters, will my dimmer switches still work? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Evenly light an irregular shape from behind?

I have an irregularly shaped metal object that I want to light up from behind. I want to the lighting behind it to be very even. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jun 8, 2006 - 11 answers

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