Help me "Light-Up" my TF shelves - Billy Bookcase

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  1. zfarsh

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    Hi everyone,

    So i have an oak color Billy Bookcase, where i am using 3 shelves for my Transformers collection. I recently bought 2 glass shelves, so replaced the top and middle wood shelve with the glass, and it is indeed much better now that light from the room can get everywhere. But i need a light system for these shelves, either some on top, or on each level. Pls help me on what to put, i need some ideas. I am not an electrician, and it has to be able to plug into the wall. I can drill holes in the wood part of the shelves, and i want to be able to still move the glass shelves one up or down hole.

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    I usually keep the figures in alt mode. I have other detolfs and shelves but this is the main display, and I am always changing it up depending on what I add loose or boxed. DSC_04672.jpg DSC_0468.JPG DSC_04692.jpg DSC_0470.JPG
     

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    LED strip lighting is so easy and accessible these days. I recently re-did my cases.

    You'll likely want to make sure you choose a 'natural white' color - somewhere between 3500-4500k I believe. I went with these:
    16.4ft 300/600Leds 5050/3528 SMD Flexible LED Strip Light Natural Daylight White | eBay

    Though, those didn't come with the power adaptor for wall use (I already had some). You may easily find packages that include those as well. For reference, these components are used for powering from wall sources: 12V 5A 60W Power Supply AC to DC Adapter for 5050 3528 Flexible LED Strip Light | eBay
     
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    Is there anything with a smother more uniform glow? What I don't like about the some of these LED strips is the glowing "dots" if you will. More of a rope light glow if that makes sense.
     
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