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Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:56 pm
by vudumonkey25
Just moved and put up a few detolfs with hidden leds and black lights. Toys are finally displayed like they should be. Now I just need to get more risers.

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Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:28 pm
by Yardarm51
Really nice set up there. :rock:

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:36 am
by vudumonkey25
Thanks! I love it.

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:51 pm
by HaynMade
Purty, so what does the rest of the room look like?

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:21 pm
by grandpasoats
Could you show how you have your LEDS hidden? looks like a vertical strip?

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:42 am
by rema
Why did you decide to elevate them? Just curious.

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:09 am
by solar444
thank you for sharing this information.I really enjoyable to read your post.thank you so much

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 am
by kelseybee
This looks amazing!

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:59 pm
by vudumonkey25
kelseybee wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 am
This looks amazing!
I havn't check back here in a while. Thanks so much. Have since added more toys :)

solar444 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:09 am
thank you for sharing this information.I really enjoyable to read your post.thank you so much
I was so excited with the way it turned out I needed to share it with others that would appreciated it
grandpasoats wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:21 pm
Could you show how you have your LEDS hidden? looks like a vertical strip?
So I ordered these [led channels](https://www.aliexpress.com/item/45-degr ... 0.0.iv8moF) and cut them to size height wise. The issue was they were just to wide to fit between the outer glass and the metal brace/shelf. So I trimmed down the sides with a table saw so there were no fins left, it was essentially just a metal triangle and it slipped right in.

Also wired bought bright (cool) white leds, I was going to do color changing but the cool white will make the toys colors pop the most as the RGB leds aren't a true white. A cheap led remote that does on/off and dimmer and a power supply

Once I knew where they where going I drilled holes down through everything. Stuck the leds to my now modified channels with attached wire. Slipped the channel back in and fed the wire down and wired it all underneath

[Here's pictures of what I did](

I wanted the light to create an X within the detolf, but it would be a lot easier I think to use a flat led channel. I dont think they would have to be modified, they are cheaper and more readily available although I haven't done to much research into that.
rema wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:42 am
Why did you decide to elevate them? Just curious.
I thought having them on the floor would look to low. I didn't wanna stare down and neglect the toys at the bottom. I also think it helps with dust and stuff getting into them

Re: Put up a few detolfs with hidden leds

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:08 pm
by vudumonkey25
HaynMade wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:51 pm
Purty, so what does the rest of the room look like?
Some older pictures mix with a few newer. Pretty much way more wall art and a few more toys then whats in these pictures.