Light Box

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Project by Redoak49 posted 04-24-2015 12:54 AM 721 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a light box for tracing and also to sort 35mm slides.

The box is made out of ash with a baltic birch bottom. The inside of the box was lined with aluminum foil tape like used for heating ducts.

The LED were ZHUY Daylight Dimmable LED with four strips and total lumens of 1080 and is very bright.
The control of the LEDs is with a remote control and allows you to be able to dim the lights to any level.

The top of the light box is 1/4” plexiglass Spec 2447 which is 55% translucent. The lights and plexiglass were ordered from Amazon.

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 01:14 PM

Very practical light, I need something like that for tracing diagrams or floral designs or making stencils.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 05:52 PM

Good project.
In the days before digital photography my wife was a photo retoucher (on the negatives) and needed a similar back light box that I made for her. It used fluorescent lighting but I’m sure LED is much better. Hers set up at an angle so she didn’t have to bend forward and has a magnifying glass mounted on a goose neck. She could take a picture of a kid who had acne so bad it looked like his face caught fire and someone tried to put it out with a pitch fork and make him look like a newborn baby. And if you ever wondered about those pictures of naked women in mens magazines; she retouched some of those too so now you know they don’t really have flawless bodies. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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