So you have some shelves you want to illuminate.
Use LEGO to disguise LED strips and block the light from blinding you. Here is how to do it:
First: Attach LED strips to the shelves
Putting an LED strip on the shelf is easy but it looks really ugly.
I even added a strip to the top and bottom of the shelves.
Second: Build a frame using LEGO to block the light & hide the LED strips
Later I came up with the idea to build a frame that fits the dimensions of the shelves. Using LEGO Technic bricks even allows light to shine through.
Reinforce weak spots where needed.
Third: Add the frame to the shelf
Slide the frame onto the shelf.
Using LEGO you are able to adjust to any height of wood!
Last: Wait until it is dark to check out the amazing result
It makes a nice indirect lighting for your collection or whatever you want to highlight.
The down-facing lights provide a lot of light for late-night work sessions without blinding you while sitting there.
By adjusting the distance between the LEGO frame and the LED strip you can even control the brightness & the reach of the light beam
You can put the switch in a small corner...
In case you manage to train R2-D2 to operate the switch, please tell me how you did it!
For a 2.6 meter long LED-strip on top of my LEGO-shelf I wanted to apply the same method.
I tried to use a wall of stones to hide your LED-strip - you could simply place it in front of it.
Sadly after 2.1 meters, I ran out of bricks
So I switched to plates. While assembling them I added a little colour to the long strip. At both ends a little hook is attached.
I just put it in front of the LED strip and it looks good!
The hook is securing the plates from falling down.
Now it's your turn: Add some indirect lighting to your rooms!
- LEGO bricks
- LED Strips