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Plasma Backlight?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by installer09, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. installer09

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    Anyone got any good ideas how i can backlight a plasma please?
     
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    Cheers Jmack avsforums is where i got the idea from , havnt seen rope lighting is this easilly obtainable?
     
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    ive just looked on maplins site could not find it but will still search
    did u look at the bottom link that guy got a nice set up.
    i think a rope type lighting would give a better light than the neon strip on each side of the panel
     
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    You can get rope light from Homebase most of the year round. they do most colours, though it may be a bit long.
     
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    Argos sell, rope lighting, saw it in the catalogue this afternoon, when my girlfriend was looking for some speaker stands. Thankfully I managed to talk her out of the £9.99 ones though! Taking her to a proper shop tomorrow.
     
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    The Argos stuff seems to be multicoloured and a bit nasty.
    Some of the overclocking stores sell it as a case mod, but I guess it would be 12V - quite expensive too!

    What about the kitchen cupboard strip lights you get? They seem to have a "warmer" light than neon tubes, and they are fairly low profile, too.....
     
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    Im going to try white christmas tree lights! should be easy to hide.
     
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    I nearly suggested that but thought I'd get laughed at.
    Never tried, but can you run them off a dimmer - I don't see why not, as they're normal bulbs at 240V. Might do something similar round our fixed PJ screen....
     
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    Im going to wire them to a dimmer switch so i can control them with my rc 5000, will try and post a pic if it works ok.
     
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    Animated GIF of the dim in action, please :D

    That's what I was kind of thinking of for myself.
     

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