Lighting your collection

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  1. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    as per the title, really. how do you light you collection?

    i've got most of mine on various shelves and i'd really like to get some little lights sorted out to trigger the light piping and generally make them look sexy.

    are LEDs the way forwards? what about those cathode tube thingys you get for PC cases?
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Sunlight :p 
     
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    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    in glasgow? you wish!
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    It might rain a lot but when the suns out, it shines brightly ! :p 
     
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    i got a light in a cabinet where my animated and g1 figures are, but everything else is lit by a single bulb in my ceiling fan
     
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    i'm thinking of having a customized display cabinet, the lighting would be a regular 20 watt flourescent bulb, but covered with opaque glass so the light/heat won't damage the figures. i've seen this type of display cases used at malls.

    or just to be safe, i won't have any lighting installed, just a plain glass top, maybe something like this, only bigger/higher, a display case i saw at a local drug store:
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    Amazon.com: closet light

    Closet lights might not be bright enough or have enough range but they should do the job if put up in a glass display like a detolf.
     
  8. Chewiechuy

    Chewiechuy I hear voices in my head.

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    [​IMG]

    I use a "Dot It". It's small battery powered LED. It does the job well, but I'm looking for something else. Recharging/changing the batteries every 2-3 days is getting annoying lol.
     

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    That's the one where you have to press it to light it up right?
     
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    Chewiechuy I hear voices in my head.

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    Yup.
     
  11. ryan.j

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    I've got some of those stick-on lights in the cupboard, but I haven't attatched them to my toy shelves because it'd be a pain to keep pushing them. I did consider just wiring a set perma-on and adding a switch, but :effort:

    I'll check out the wardrobe light things.
     

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