Led strip lamp

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Project by Jonathan posted 07-08-2015 11:51 PM 1219 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just goofing around with an led strip light.
It’s made of African mahogany, I think next time I’ll increase the width of the slot to accommodate 2 strips for better light.

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire,

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 01:02 AM

I think that’s pretty neat looking.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 04:23 AM

I like the design. along with adding two strips on the next one you should run the wires up the middle piece.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 12:16 PM

Nice lamp! Where did you get your LED strip?

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 12:34 PM

Nice looking lamp. I would second Tomakazi’s suggestion of running the wires up the middle piece and out the base. Is the base or middle piece wide enough to hide the switch?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 01:36 PM

Thanks. You are right. That’s one thing that bugs me about the design is the wire.
I’d have to reverse engineer the wire and connectors to allow me to hide it.

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire,

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 01:37 PM

Dennis, I got it at Home Depot!

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire,

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 02:07 PM

It’s a nice project and I like the look. My only suggestion would be for you to run the cord down the back of the column and through the base and out the back of the base through a groove perhaps. The dangling cord would then be somewhat hidden. It’s very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 07-09-2015 06:50 PM

I like it!
+1 to the suggestion to run the cords up the middle out of sight.

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#9 posted 07-09-2015 11:54 PM

Very interesting design—I like it!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 07-12-2015 07:15 PM

Nice work, I have been trying to come up with a design for a few lamps like this as well. I made two out of mason jars for outside wrapping the LED strips around a piece of PVC and putting the mason jar over the top. So far working well.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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