Best novelty lighting according to redditors

We found 3,182 Reddit comments discussing the best novelty lighting. We ranked the 944 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Book lights
Rope lights
Indoor string lights
Disco ball lamps
Indoor figurine lamps
Fiber optic lights
Flameless candles
Paper lantern lamps
Lava lamps
Neon signs
Household salt lamps
Tap lights
Back light fixtures
LED strip lights

Top Reddit comments about Novelty Lighting:

u/Seth0351 · 61 pointsr/guns

Just got a new safe for xmas, hated the lighting in it so got started on a DIY lighting project. Spent 20 minutes and $24, its pressure sensitive and lights up all compartments.

u/reelbearmedia · 54 pointsr/twentyonepilots

I think everyone can find solace in the fact that a band would never announce or tease an album via their video guy. On the way to Walmart I pondered to myself, "how funny would it be to live stream this trip?" I actually ended up taking that rope light back - it was too heavy to hang the way I did so I ordered these which I think will work better. It's lighting for a bookshelf. So I first took a plug and wired it to a switch then the switch goes to a female end of the cable (all purchased from Lowes). I mounted the switch on the back of the bookshelf so I can turn the bookshelf on and off. Since the rope lights were too heavy to tape to the top of each shelf with 3M, I got something lighter that actually can be cut up into different lengths. I'll edit this post with pictures when it goes down!

u/_GoToGulag_ · 43 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

$130 - Sennheiser HD 599 SE Special Edition, Black

$130 - Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition, Bluetooth Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation, Black


$541 - HKC 34'' (3440x1440p) 21:9 Ultrawide 100hz Curved Freesync VA Panel 8ms GTG Rebranded Viotek GN34C, I think it's a Samsung CF791 Panel

$870 - Samsung LC34J791WTNXZA 34" 3440x1440 100Hz QLED 21:9 VA Freesync Thunderbolt 3

$115 - ViewSonic VX2257-MHD 22 Inch 75Hz 2ms 1080p TN

$650 - Samsung 32" QLED 1440p 144Hz HDR 600 WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor Freesync 2 VA

$315 - LG 27GL650F-B 27" 144hz IPS HDR 10 Freesync

$165 - AOPEN 24HC1QR Pbidpx 23.6" 1080p 144hz 1800R Curved FreeSync 4ms VA

$320 - AOPEN 32HC1QUR Pbidpx 31.5" (2560x1440) 144Hz 1800R Curved VA 4ms Freesync Ships within 1-3 months

$260 - ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32 Inch 1440p IPS Frameless


$270 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

$765 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X


$200 - Toshiba X300 8TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch

$120 - Toshiba NAS N300 4TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 128MB

$315 - Toshiba NAS N300 10TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB

$80 - Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD 2.5 Inch SATA

$57/96/186 - XPG GAMMIX 256/512GB/1TB S11 Pro 3D NAND PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

$106 - Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

$107 - Crucial BX500 960GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD

$242 - Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch SSD

$104 - Toshiba Canvio Advance 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, White

$120 - WD Elements 6TB USB 3.0 External HDD Color Black WDBWLG0060HBK-NESN

$95 - Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD


$81 - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL15 SR Gray

$137 - Ballistix Elite 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3600 MT/s (PC4-28800) CL16 SR Ships within 1-2 months

$73 - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 CL16 Black Non-prime, ships within 1-3 months


Other Components

$110 - DEEPCOOL Castle 240 RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Non-prime

$170 - Corsair H115i 280mm RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

$35 - Deepcool RF120 3-Pack 120mm RGB PWM Fans with Fan Hub and Extension Non-prime

$805 - ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan 8GB

$198 - Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX Motherboard

$120 - Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX PSU CP-9020179-NA

$170 - Corsair HX850i High Performance 80+ Platinum Fully Modular ATX PSU

$60 - Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro CL-9011110-WW


$33 - Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

$40 - Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Gaming Mouse

$50 - Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse

$50 - Razer DeathAdder Elite: True 16,000 5G Optical Sensor

$64 - SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse, 12,000 CPI TrueMove3+ Dual Optical Sensor

$55 - Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse, Graphite Ships within 1-2 months

$22 - NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch

$25 - HyperX Double Shot Black & White Pudding PBT Keycaps - 104 Mechanical Keycap Set for Cherry MX

$30 - Corsair mm350 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad Extended XL

$10.50 - SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Cloth

$23 - SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Hard

$135 - Razer Huntsman: Opto-Mechanical Switch

$55 - Logitech C920 Webcam HD Pro (960-000764)


$10.91 - AmazonBasics AAA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged 850mAh

$12.48 - AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (12-Pack) 800mAh

$18.89 - AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged 2400mAh

$1.49 - Oreos and other snacks :)

u/cosmothekleekai · 37 pointsr/CozyPlaces

Not so much 'proud of', but there are some that fascinate me more than others.

My bedroom a couple years ago. I really love kaleidoscope projectors and oil projectors. I couldn't take the oil projector (mathmos brand) with me on the last move (AU>US different voltage) so I'm in the market for a new one. Currently thinking about something from optifanatics.

Edit: Just watched the video again for the first time in a while and forgot one of my other favorites, this "Laser Star", though I've seen it under different brands. It has two separate lights, one for a blue space nebula, and another for green laser stars that slowly orbit. You can have one or the other or both on. Also, there is a bit of fog in the room so the laser beams would be more visible, I use the Antari F-1 Fazer for this.

Edit 2: there's a bunch of groovy lights for camping and such too. Check out ENO(eagles nest outfitters) for a couple options. Their lava lamp is impressive.

u/roboplatypus · 18 pointsr/malelivingspace


Your verdict: 8/10

Kudos to you for being ahead of most of your college peers in the exciting field of interior decorating! The lion poster really ties the room together. Keep the place this clean and score big points with the females.

Buy some plants and put them on that windowsill and your desk. Please don't over water them.

When you buy art make sure it's majority black or white. Colored accents are fine but something too loud can mess with the black and white feng shui you got goin' on.

Buy these LED lights. Better yet buy two of 'em so you know all the wall is covered. Slap in the corner between the wall and the ceiling and get some additional light in there - you're going to want something besides the overhead light and your lamp.

Go crazy and experiment with colors. Here's what the place looks like with an orange tone. Here is the place with a cool blue tone. You can also keep it a bright white light if you're a more minimalist person.

Get a place to store all the junk you have on top of your desk. Get some books in there too.

u/vineman · 12 pointsr/pics
u/DavidF0506 · 11 pointsr/college

These color LED lights are super cool and cheap on Amazon. You can change colors and patterns with a little remote control!

u/Augie956 · 11 pointsr/RepTime

Hey RepTime, with my watch cases almost full, I thought it would be a good time to post full collection pics of my watches. The imgur link has full collection pics and up close shots of each watch with full title from the TD. I tried my best with the pics, many of the watches look better in person than what my lack of photo taking skills can display.

Why did I get into replicas?
About 2 years ago, I was in the market for a gen Rolex or Breitling, but then I stumbled upon this subreddit and here we are. I've been collecting for a little more than a year now. Currently at 54 watches with another Tudor on the way.

I've only purchased from Intime and Trustytime. Overall, they are about the same, but Trusty time email response times are faster.
I usually bundle about 4-5 watches per order to save on shipping costs, been only buying from trustytime lately due to their lower shipping costs and promo code coupon. I haven't seen any difference in watch prices between the TDs.
Each order usually takes about a 3-4 weeks from order date to delivery. Haven't had any major issues with either TD, customs or watches arriving DOA.

Experience so far:
I don't have any one favorite watch, I like having variety and sometimes change watches throughout the day.
I have not serviced any watch yet, but each watch gets little and infrequent use.

Also, be great if you guys can recommend what my collection is missing!

Links to watch cases, LED light kits, cleaning cloth, and watch resizing tools:

u/Zorbick · 10 pointsr/DIY

No problem. Here you go :

I'm in the middle of replacing the windows behind the TV, so don't judge me there. Ha.

What I bought :

I don't think they sell the Taotronics led strip anymore but this one seems to be the exact same.

u/FeelingPinkieKeen · 10 pointsr/AnimeFigures

My Lighting setup:

  1. LED Light Strip (Tape style so you can stick it to the glass)

  2. Power Brick for LEDs

  3. Switch for LEDs (Different styles can be used based on user pref) (!NOTE: these do not dim LEDs)

u/LazerSpartanChief · 10 pointsr/reloading

RGB The future is now old man!

u/Futurskullz · 9 pointsr/buildapc

This. Honestly a nice tucked away Phanteks 1.5ft strip gives off the most tasteful, addressable, ambient RGB. They sell them in a two pack and come with a Y-splitter if you wanna use both. It's cheap and not over-stated when it's not shining directly outward, but hidden inside the case. Also Asus Aura allows me to program color saturation and LED brightness.

Here it is:

u/newbclear · 9 pointsr/battlestations
u/OlBuster · 9 pointsr/TripCaves
u/byzantinebobby · 9 pointsr/Coyotes

Right? Take this with an entire lamp of salt.

u/addjab · 9 pointsr/amazone

Himalayan salt lamp. I only get compliments on mine. I'm not sure of the air purifying effects, but I am sure of the aesthetic.

u/parametrek · 9 pointsr/flashlight

Something more lantern-like works better. Nitize makes an LED collar and a LED marker carabiner that are perfect for keeping track of your dog.

^^Also good for small children.

u/Shabbypenguin · 9 pointsr/xboxone

ouch, blue light is pretty harsh on eyes, especially with it looking like some kind of lamp right there reflecting.

if i were you op id grab soemthing like this and use some tape/stickytac and put strips on teh back of your entertainment stand so it looks like teh while thing is glowing.

u/stephen-abootman · 8 pointsr/sex

I second this! I have this one and my SO and I love it. It's the perfect brightness.

u/youremyfather · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thanks! it's actually just some LED strips from Amazon....the bulbs are probably better tbh. These strips come equipped with double sided sticky tape so you can place them anywhere, but the heat from the lights melted the stickyness on mine so now I just have them hanging 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

u/sidoh · 7 pointsr/homeautomation

There are a lot of parameters you're leaving unspecified. Do you want white, RGB, or RGBW strips?

Here's an RGB strip for $15.88.

You'll also need a controller. I'm not sure anything other than Phillips Hue works with Alexa out of the box. If you don't wanna do anything fiddly, you'll probably just wanna get Hue, which is gonna run you north of $100 after you get the hub.

If you're willing to do some hacking, I reverse-engineered the TCP API for this controller. Code is here:

Also built a REST gateway around it here:

You could probably integrate this API with the alexa HA bridge for a direct Alexa integration.

I have some instructions for integrating this controller with SmartThings on my blog.

u/foary · 7 pointsr/FL_Studio
u/Lettuce_Addict · 7 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Hope I tagged this correctly, bit of a noob so my bad if I didn't.

From left to right in case someone is curious: Fremy Speeddraw (Rokka no Yuusha), Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi (HenNeko), Ao Nanami (Yozakura Quartet)

I have a couple other figures pre-ordered. Going to get a detolf soon to display them in. Does anyone have suggestions for lighting them? I was thinking of getting something like this but I'm definitely open to suggestions if anyone has more experience in the matter.

edit: added figure names + links

u/closet_otaku_desu · 7 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I'll link the full order:

u/CSfalcolx · 7 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $644.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $199.99 @ Canada Computers
Thermal Compound | Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste | $15.89 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI - MEG Z390 GODLIKE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $659.99 @ Memory Express
Memory | Corsair - Dominator Platinum 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $615.00 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 860 QVO 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $697.64 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1699.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1699.99 @ Memory Express
Case | Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case | $204.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 1600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $460.99 @ PC-Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $2398.99 @ Powertop
Monitor | LG - 34GK950G-B 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor | $1499.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard | Razer - Huntsman Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard | $259.99 @ PC-Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse | $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones | Sennheiser - HD 820 Headphones | $3199.95 @ Amazon Canada
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| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $16154.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-18 08:51 EDT-0400 |

And this corsair commander pro

Also this mousepad

And a mic to if you need it

u/sneakysqueaker17 · 6 pointsr/funkopop

Cheap enough and basically the perfect length. They're usb powered, drilled just small enough holes in the side of the case to wire the usb cord through, then wired the cables through the wall down to a usb powered hub on the floor.

u/Crashboy96 · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is part of the Newegg Now promotion, with exactly 7 hours left on it as of this post's date.

An annoying purchase as it doesn't do a whole lot, but a necessary product for just about anyone going hard in the iCue RGB ecosystem.

Amazon has this at the normal price of $64.60 and it never really goes on sale, being as low as $60 previously before but that's it.

u/IBBZZZ · 6 pointsr/battlestations

I'm using these:

P.s. the adhesive on the strips are mediocre, I had to eventually strap then down with duct tape. Works like a charm other wise though.

u/grtechtank · 6 pointsr/retrogaming

Parts Needed Purchase Link


Arcade buttons, Joystick, and usb adapter to connect buttons to raspberry PI

Speakers (any desktop speakers will work)

Arcade cabinet (with no decals)

Decals for cabinet (you specify what artwork to use, or use their existing artwork)

22 inch monitor (any 22 inch 1080P monitor will work)

Light Strip for Marquee

128GB flash Drive

256GB SD Card (if you buy an SD card this large, then you don't need the 128GB Flash drive)

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Case

Surge Protector

Arcade Game off/on switch

Power plug for arcade game off/on switch

u/tripp- · 6 pointsr/macsetups

Ultimately, use the space you have; mitigate the clutter that exist on the real estate you have at your disposal. Made a small list of affordable items you can buy (one at a time, if need be):

small shelving unit

extended mouse pad

LED strips (best behind the desk)

velcro cable ties

Recommend a monitor and laptop stand to keep your eye level in-line with your displays.

Good luck!

EDIT: Formatting is hard

u/InflamedFlamingo · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you like things that project patterns onto walls and ceilings I've got one of these, it's pretty cool. Every time I turn it on it somewhat reminds me of bringing up the galaxy map in Mass Effect.
Pictures and video don't really do justice but this one is alright.
I did voluntarily replace the fan though since I didn't like the noise it made and it improved operation.

u/idiot_proof · 5 pointsr/cars
  1. RGB LED strips. Here is about 5m worth of waterproof strips with a remote controller for $16. Not sure how best to get power there, but you can find instructions on youtube. Foot wells, cup holders, and doors are generally the best spots for these.
  2. Paint. One of my friends handpainted the interior of his WRX to have white accents instead of just black. Looked very clean (to high school me) and can add that bit of personalization you're looking for. Maybe look for subtle accents to your current interior (paint black on a black interior for lines that are only visible from certain angles). I don't know back to the future very well, but you could use that for inspiration here.
  3. Gauges, dials, and displays. Back to the Future has a car with a lot of information right in the center console. Having a Nexus 7 or other tablet in the center of the dash or boost gauges on the A-pillar could add to this look while still being functional.
u/redlotusaustin · 5 pointsr/homeautomation

I'd go with a magnetic reed switch and some LED strips:

u/Miami_SH · 5 pointsr/funkopop

Nice collection! Just a little suggestion. Maybe consider adding light strips like these to the bottom of the top shelf so you could see all the Pops on the bottom shelf

u/oldcrow · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

Here is my CR-10S.

I added the Petsfang fan fang. Added this fan to the fang.

I added these Z-Axis braces. Added these LEDs to the Z-Braces.

I'm printing on a mirror tile with a sheet of PEI bonded to it.

Last week I added the TH3D EZABL and have been encouraged by the results. It creates a Z-offset map of the build plate before every print. I can see the Z-steppers move during X-Y moves so I can tell it's working. Manual bed-leveling was working OK for smaller prints, but I could never get all 4 corners to agree with the center height. I suspect my aluminum bed plate is shaped like a Pringles chip.
I really like the Marlin Firmware over the OEM version. I don't mind not having auto-resume since I plugged my printer into a UPS system.

Right now my printer is about 20 hours into a 60-hour print of a T-Rex skull. I've been really happy with this printer! It was my first and I've been having a ball with it.

u/LawyersPlayDota · 5 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Got that on amazon, then taped it from the bottom corner where the door hinge is, around the top, and across the other side. Left a 1-inch margin between the strip and the glass edge, so its behind the metal bar piece of the detolf (so it doesnt cast a shadow), and plugged it in. It took me all of 10 minutes to measure out and set up, easy as pie.

u/Speed009 · 5 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace


I had to cut off maybe like 2 inches and it fits well. surprisingly it doesnt heat up either.

u/base_rain · 5 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Thanks! They are the ustellar dimmable LED strips from Amazon. I also mounted them in an aluminum channel system instead of sticking them directly on the glass.

u/partisan98 · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

>Edit: What is that? It’s so colorful and a cool shape that I want it

It is called a nano leaf. To get one as big as the post is around $400.

Combine two of the $199 9 Piece packs to get 18 piece like OP Has to get best value

You can also get a 15 Piece start pack for 349.99

Weirdly even the knock off brands are pretty expensive.

[The Brione Smart LED Light has 9 pieces and is 179.99](

Even Ali Express ones are stupid expensive for some reason.

The 9 Piece square knock off brand is 211.41.

The 4 piece fake brand names ones are 108.99

u/-_tetsuo_- · 5 pointsr/Stims


Has a remote, app, and will sync to music or whatever. Only gripe is that it doesn’t get as dim as I’d like but crank it up in a dark room and it can blow your eyes out.

u/DonkeyKong18 · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

Place looks great. A couple recommendations:

1: The record player on the ground looks a little off. Using an Ikea cube shelf would look great and give you room for the records. It's only like $35
2: Add some color. Unless you are into the dark colors like me then keep it as is. One cool thing to add that I just found out are an LED strip Amazon has that just powers on the USB port of the tv. It's simple and looks great:

Also, maybe move the plant to the right a little bit to hide the cables?

u/xJownage · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yes, you do, in order to connect the RGB parts of the fans to the Commander Pro. The commander basically has a lighting node pro built into it (it has the same two ports), which means the fans have to be plugged into the hub to connect to the pro. If you look at the picture of the pro, there's 6 connectors that say fans at the top, and those are your PMW fan headers. To the left of that are two ports that say LED. You can plug two RGB hubs into this, or you can do like me and plug in 1 RGB hub and 1 set of Light strips. Each RGB hub has 6 ports, and after checking on amazon, is $20 new.

u/Hooch247 · 4 pointsr/guns

Ustellar Dimmable LED Light Strip Kit, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 16.4ft/5m 12V LED Ribbon, 6000K Daylight White Under Cabinet Lighting Strips, Non-waterproof LED Tape, UL Listed Power Supply

u/AbysmalVixen · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

they expensive

Pictures with those will always be a subtle flex now

u/RWTD_Burn · 4 pointsr/Arcade1Up

It depends on the look you want to go for. My room started off looking a lot like yours with the beige on beige carpet and walls, minus the ummm..... unique drape. ;) I repainted and added some chair railing but that may be more than what you want to do.

LED lights are an easy, inexpensive addition. They allow you to change the entire look of the room at a moments notice and when you don't want them, turn them off. This is a great set for the price that allows you to turn them off/on and go through lots of settings with your phone.

If you want the neon lights look of an 80s arcades, there are a lot of options on Amazon. You have old fashion neon signs and more modern LED based "Arcade" signs. A search for "Arcade Light" on Amazon gives you lots of options.


The Arcade1up Pacman and Galaga ship lights are fantastic for the price, especially if you find them on clearance (I got them for $8 each) just be prepared to run some mini usb wires for power to them and they eat batteries fast. Their light up Marques they recently released are also pretty cool but at $60 each, there may be better options.

Personally I'm going with game themed artwork that matches some of the cabs. I have this TMNT and I have a 4 panel Mortal Kombat piece that should arrive this week and a 4 panel Infinity glove piece coming in next week that will go over the Marvel Limited Edition cab when it arrives.

These can be found Beeshop and Mojo Canvas. Just keep in mind that these come from China so expect a near month wait for them to be delivered.

u/Kooolhaus · 4 pointsr/battlestations

It's called Laser Stars!

For me, it provides enough ambient lighting. I usually just use it to zone out before going to bed, though.

u/dlv9 · 4 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Here’s what I would do:


  • add a bed skirt. Trust me, it will make a huge difference
  • add a big rug (a few feet smaller than the size of the room).
  • add some real or fake plants
  • add some real or fake flowers
  • add a full length mirror.
  • hang up your artwork.
  • add some floating shelves with some “cozy” knickknacks (e.g. a salt lamp)
  • put some throw pillows on your bed.
  • hang some curtains, ditch the blinds
  • add a beautiful floor lamp
  • add a bed canopy/net

  • it looks like you have a yoga mat in the corner. Why not set up a little yoga/meditation area? Complete with candles and floor cushions
  • add an ottoman to the foot of your bed (storage + seating)
  • add a basket to store extra blankets and pillows
  • add a bookshelf. Fill with books.
  • if you work from home, maybe put in a desk?
  • rearrange the furniture and add some accent chairs

u/Fresh-Mango · 4 pointsr/dogs

tl:dr There are a few options but if you want a device that will be reliable and effective you'll need a standalone GPS system typically used by hunters ($$$).

u/unwantedcritic · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Bough these on a whim and they were woth the money. Didn't blow me away but they do the job

u/mrmagoo00 · 4 pointsr/dndnext

Yes, it is a projector mounted to the ceiling.

The projector is just a random old Epson that he had in his basement, so any projector will do really. The mount is just a piece of wood that was screwed into the built in mounting holes of the projector, then screwed into the ceiling. So there's no Amazon link unfortunately.

As for the LED's it was 2 strands of these.

u/OriginalMSV · 4 pointsr/funkopop

I used these, which I bought mainly because they could do pure white, but the 3232 is a bit cheaper.

I also had to buy links and wire to connect them to each other, since I've got them running from the same power supply.

If you want intimate details, I can provide more links when I'm back on desktop.

u/ezekial62 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

>If it doesn't look cool he won't be interested in it

That sounds like the opinion of a brat imo.

When I was a kid and my older bro built a PC (he's significantly older), I wanted one too. He said if I helped him work off the debt he would help me buy/build my own. It wasn't much, but it was enough to play basic games, and the process helped me learn more about the hobby on my own. I was ecstatic because it was my own personal build. Plus, it gave my brother and I something to bond over, even with the massive age gap.

This project is about a lot more than building a shiny rig, bro.

Ninja edit: plus, a couple cheap lighting strips off amazon makes PCs shiner and faster!

u/blacketj · 4 pointsr/buildapc

You can add cheap lights to any case. Won't be controllable through software, but will still be RGB.

u/Andrew_222 · 4 pointsr/retrogaming
u/computah · 4 pointsr/makeuporganization

This is the LED strip I used. Super easy to install! Just needed to find a 12v adapter to power it.

u/forrest_trump · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/Shrimp_guy · 4 pointsr/AquaSwap

You can make your own for literally $20. All you need is this and some plastic gutter that costs $6 from Lowes. Then you can spray paint it black, and bam you've got yourself a light of whatever size you want for a planted tank.

u/AidmitOne · 3 pointsr/space

This is the one I got and it works amazing:

Laser Twilight Indoor Light Show - Bring the Night Sky into Your Home

The stars are lasers instead of being projected. Plus it also has a projector for the nebula-esque part. I’ve had mine for years now and it still works great.

u/Jagr · 3 pointsr/aves
u/itsjakez · 3 pointsr/videos

This probably won't be seen but this isn't a high powered laser. Its just a laser star machine. I own one of these and have done this effect before. You can look up the product here:

The star machine has one laser that is more powerful than the other "stars" (the other green beams you see), but it isn't powerful enough to actually impair your vision. They are in no danger standing in front of it.

u/Aerrowae · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! I'm so excited that you're getting your own place! That's such a good feeling!

/u/Pinalope4Real and /u/dnd1980

Startup an excel spreadsheet and make a budget for yourself. I find that once I have a budget setup I pay even more attention to my money and figure out new ways to save. I have helped my roommate and my boyfriend setup a budget. :o)

The meat market can save you sooo much money and make you more conscious about the items you are buying and motivate you to cook more.

Crockpots are awesome and help you save time during the week. I know you work from home, but ready-made food throughout the week is awesome!

The Magic Bullet or Nutribullet are both great to have in the home for smoothies! Of course you can blend other items in the cups as well.

I have this Himalayan Salt Lamp and I love it. I also have this Himalayan Salt Candle Holder....actually everything I'm linking you is something that I own and love, something I have experience with, or a similar model (the crock pot was a random model) lol

Oh and this tea because it's delicious.

u/xyxyxyzqwe · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

I have 2 Himalayan salt lamps near my computer beside being a natural air purifier they:

>In addition to generating negative ions which improve mood and energy levels, the soft, natural light given off by a Himalayan pink salt lamp is close enough to the warm glow of sunshine that they can even be used to relieve the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. This year when the days get shorter, fight back the lethargy by surrounding yourself with a few HPS lamps set on timers.

>Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy, meaning that they attract water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal. As the HPS lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc remain locked in the salt.

>Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep.

>As they emit negative ions into the air, Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.

u/Algorithmi_ · 3 pointsr/pakistan

Okay, now we're talking but is there any way to order bulk via online?


Looks like people already jumped on that idea, and I'm glad they're made in Pakistan

Thank you for showing me this, it really made my day to know Pakistan makes something that I think is absolutely beautiful.

u/PM_ME_UR_UFO_PICS · 3 pointsr/GiftIdeas

what about a gift card for a spa or nail salon? depends where you live but a standard manicure is usually around the $30-$60 range.
maybe a diffuser or himalayan salt lamp if she's into that kind of holistic stuff.
you could also get some fancy candles, a little body care gift set, or some nice bath stuff for her to do an at-home spa/relaxation day.

u/haypulpo · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Costco down throw

Z-Lite Pad cut down to size

Nite Ize Clip light for collar

Cheap tupperware bowls for food/water.

A bell. (This in particular has been a huge help. Allows you to continue hiking while the dog bushwacks around, and gives a good idea of whether your dog has stopped moving to investigate something if you don't have eyes on them.)

u/b9324 · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I also have a Spliff and my doggo pulls me too! I like that you have a harness on your pup, I've seen dogs with collars being chocked as they run -_-

If you plan on mushing at night, I'd recommend this for your dog's collar and these for your board! This combo makes you and your dog visible, plus glow wheels are dope. Here's a video showing how bright they are in different settings. Have fun!

u/Furiou5 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Check out something like this.

u/Dajambi · 3 pointsr/snakes

I picked mine up from Amazon! led

u/M1sterOneTwo · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

I bought these:

I thought my Pedal Power would power them, but they draw too much so I use the courtesy outlet. They are awesome though and I'd recommend them for any kind of fun LED lighting. I'd like to get another set for behind my monitors!

u/draginator · 3 pointsr/MINI

This led light strip set turned into this when cut to size and soldered together for under the car installation. I'll upload a video I have of it installed on a car I did.

All for around $20 and looks amazing.


Couldn't find the mini clip but here is the exact same light strip and wiring I did on another car a couple years ago. It only take me about 30 minutes to install under a car with the ramps I have. They are wired to a controller inside the car for led color.

u/k3vdizzle · 3 pointsr/hometheater

I would recommend this. You can cycle through any color, and it has a remote that you can use. The back of mine had ready to peel tape, so it would make mounting easier.

u/rolfraikou · 3 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Ok, he's my still ghetto but much much less depressing method.

Sleep on the boxes, just cover them up with more fabric. $10

Get the hanging shit off the ceiling, it looks creepy. $0

Go to ikea, don't get a fancy desk. Screw those, they fall apart, and are more difficult to move if they stay together. They have a modular desk system. This is the main surface, and these cheap bastards are the legs.

Very easy to take apart.

Desk: $25 + tax. Let's just say $30.

Now get two or three of these LED strips. At $17 each, these things are pretty cheap. Don't use the adhesive on the back, it's meant to be permanent. Just use another method to attach them to your ceiling in a sort of back and forth zig-zag or S pattern.

If you got three of these, you have ample lighting in your room, two backup-up power supplies if one fails, and three remotes. Use two of those temporary "command-strips" to put two remotes on the wall, one next to your entrance, the other next to your bed, then leave the third as a regular remote. You can now control the lighting, and the entire color of your room from anywhere. I actually hung them slightly low, and pointed them at the ceiling, creating a sort of ambient lighting, and less glare from the individual diodes.

LED ceiling $51 + command strips, and whatever means you use to hang them about $60.

Posters are cheap. 3 posters from target = $22

A cool cube clothing organizer. This is also very modular, and has those doors to keep it from looking too trashy. $67

Put your guitar on this guitar stand. $15

If you have big headphones (I don't see any. If you use earbuds/iems then ignore this) then put this banana holder on your desk. They are perfect for holding headphones, and look cool while doing it. $12

At this point, I've gone slightly over budget it. My guess is around $216 total for all of the above.

Big comfy chairs are huge, and expensive. I suggest checking the free section of craigslist for something like recliners. Just make sure they're bug-free, throw those in there, and throw them away or give them away when you move.

I got lucky, and eventually got a pretty light comfy chair that I do actually move with me now, using this method.

u/SteevB · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks! As for the lights, the ones behind the monitors is a 4 strip RGB LED kit from IKEA. However, I would just recommend going on Amazon and getting a kit similar to the ones I post below. The only reason I got the IKEA ones is because I worked there at the time and it was a little cheaper, otherwise I would have gotten the ones on Amazon since they are a much better option.

For inside the desktop, I bought a kit that is essentially the same LEDs I was talking about before, but instead they are adapted so that it plugs into a 4-Pin molex.

Computer Tower RGB Light Kit:*
Monitor/Desk/Room Lighting:

On a side note, these LED strips are great because they can be cut to size, and if you have extra left over you can just get another controller and remote to have multiple lighting locations. And if your'e handy enough, you can technically just make the lights for inside your case on your own. As long as you know how to solder that is.

Sory about the essay. Hope this helped!

u/bond2016 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

^ All of this ^

And as a little extra, they sell cheap RGB LED strips you could put on the floor, or anywhere really, to add some smooth ambient lighting

u/TripAndFly · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

I powered a 16.4ft long LED strip for over 86 hours on 7 color shift mode with 8xAA batteries in a 12v RC car battery sled.

I tested it because I didn't want to have to create tons of garbage by burning through 60 something AA batteries over the weekend...turns out 8 of those suckers can last multiple festivals...or you can just leave it on all the time for one fest.

This is the LED strip I used

This is the battery sled

You'll need one of these to attach it to the controller

u/fecklessgadfly · 3 pointsr/teaching

I built some cheap lighting using these.

They look really cool as underlighting on a desk or table. They're peel-n-stick and require no skill to install.

u/kineticsyn · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks! That's correct, the strip is facing the wall.

Very lengthy, great purchase, and strong/bright light. Definitely recommend!

u/completelydeck · 3 pointsr/buildapc

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-water... via @amazon

Or if you want color changing lights...

u/gvfb60 · 3 pointsr/ActionFigures

I used this the cool thing is that you can cut them and splice them together with wires to have them spread out over shelves. There's also a wireless remote to turn them off or dim them for only a few bucks more.

u/Norberces · 3 pointsr/kancolle

Sure first here's the LED strips, Power Adapters, and Dimmer. Looks like they've gone up in price a bit since I did it but it's still not too bad. I didn't take any in progress pictures so I'll just have to describe how setup went. The LED strips come with a sticky back side so I just stuck that to the poles on the front side of the Detolf. I used 1 LED strip, 1 dimmer, and 1 power adapter per 2 Detolfs but you could also use 1 strip per Detolf. This will give you more even lighting, and the power adapter should still be able to handle powering 2 fine, you'd just need to also buy a connector for the 2 strips. After you've got the stuff its as simple as just taping on the stip in a |‾| running from the outside poles and across the top of the Detolf, running the power cord outside of it through the gap in the door, and the plugging in the dimmer.

u/gamplayerx · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have seen people post about using these LED strips - they're pretty cheap. They also sell them bundled with the adaptor and remote.

u/JennaroniPepperoni · 3 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Thanks so much! I highly recommend these LED strips. They're paper thin so they bend easily at the corners of a detolf. You'll need this adapter for the power.

My only complaint about them is that they're a little too bright at first. You get used to them though! You can't beat this nice even white lighting and the ease of installation.

u/Staas · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This should do it for you.

u/thepenner4 · 3 pointsr/metalearth

Michael's has coupons for one item at 50% off from time to time so I was able to get the cases for $30 each.

Here is the light strip that I got:

This is enough to do both cases. For the power since I do not have them hung up where I would like them to be yet I just got a battery pack. This is the one that I am using now:

I then bought the a Y adapter so that I could power both strips at the same time.

u/troy_proffitt · 3 pointsr/DIY

I used LED tape found off Amazon...super cheap:

I just used 22 gauge wire I got from Home Depot to solder the positive / negative to a 12v power supply. To turn the lights on and off, I just used a cheap limit switch:


I'll try to take some pictures when I get home tonight.

u/msucurt · 3 pointsr/homegym

I bought these after a suggestion from another person on this forum. I didn't think they would work, but WOW, it made a huge difference. Brightened my area unbelievably good. First link is the LED lights. Second link is the adapter to be able to plug it in.

I just wrapped mine around the inside of my window.

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Strip Lights, 300 Units SMD 3528 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)

LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/interface2x · 3 pointsr/metalearth

Sure, I got it at IKEA - [this] ( is the exact shelf. I bought the LED lights off of Amazon [here] ( (though you need to buy a power adapter, as well).

u/RouletteZoku · 3 pointsr/funkopop

I have those lights. Here they are in a Michael's baseball bat display case, running on a rechargeable battery. Specifically this battery. They're surprisingly bright. That was just a test setup to get an idea of what the case would look like.

I've got a glow case that I started working on today. Seen here using these UV LEDs

u/mobscura · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden

T5s are pretty much the standard for growing carnivores indoors. I think you could get by with just one more tube and have a 2-bulb fixture. You could probably fit a 4-tube fixture within that 12.5" width, but that does become more costly.

You can get LED lights that look normal and not super weird. Here's some options for daylight-balanced bulbs. I also currently use LED stringlights like these in a small grow bucket.

It's really up to you. Also consider how much energy you want to use (how many watts) and how long you want to keep the lights running.

Whichever route you choose, I would also attach some foil or mylar to the sides of the terrarium to bounce the light back onto the plants. You can get by without super strong lights if you don't let it all spill out and keep it reflected back onto the plants.

u/Drewwitda22 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Here's some lights for you: Satechi RGB LED Light Strip with Remote Control for Computer ( ST-CLEDLS )

u/VansSkate95 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You should look up satechi leds, they are rgb if you ever need to change color scheme.

Edit: here

u/Likely_not_Eric · 3 pointsr/Hue


$49.97 LightStrip Plus

$23.99 Extension

11/28 Edit: it's over 😞

u/SirLaxer · 3 pointsr/xboxone

It's the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light (all of my smart lights are Philips Hue).

It has the full color spectrum, and the strip can be both trimmed and extended. It connects to the bridge I already own, and it can be controlled as part of the room or independently ("Alexa, turn on the living room lights," "Alexa, make the light strip blue," and so on). It has its own adhesive so that it can be attached to the backs of shelves, televisions, and so on.

It's a bit pricy, at about $90 MSRP, but I picked it up on-sale at MicroCenter during the Christmas holidays.

u/CaptZ_3148 · 3 pointsr/hometheater


Keep in mind you also need the Hue Hub for this. Probably not worth it unless already invested into the Hue System.

Lifx is another option with no hub required.

One thing I'll add is that I like the hue lights because I can control them with my harmony remote and with Google Assistant.

u/getcashmoney · 3 pointsr/hometheater

Here's a link about bias lighting:

I tried out a few different kits, but right now I like the Philips Hue lightstrip the most because it turns on and off automatically with Harmony, and it has the most white/color options.

Philips Hue LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)

For my 75" TV, I needed the original starter kit plus 3 extensions. Pretty expensive but I got everything for 50% retail.

I arranged them about 2 inches in from the edge of the tv all around the backside of the TV. They are secured using command strips hooks.

Not the best picture, but here's the end product:

Makes a huge difference in perceived picture quality. Contrast does indeed look significantly better and I no longer notice inconsistencies in backlighting during dark scenes.

u/matttopotamus · 3 pointsr/hometheater

It’s a strip light that plugs into an outlet and sticks to the back of your TV. If you have a harmony hub you can set it up so it turns on to a certain color when you start an activity. You can also control it just like other hue lights. They are expensive
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant

u/hexarobi · 3 pointsr/Hue

Maybe the reg price has just dropped? I saw a thread from 14 days ago where people were bummed to have missed out at that price.

u/303onrepeat · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I personally am a fan of the Hue's simply because I have had friends install some of the cheap ones and they are just junk in the long run. Plus the Hue app is way better than almost all of the competition out there. The Hue lights are still on sale from black friday at Amazon and Best buy.

u/DonOblivious · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Each LED on a strip of WS2812 can be addressed independently. It's probably, uhhh, a bit more effort than you're willing put in unless you're already programing microcontrollers on the regular.

You could buy the kit he uses on that trailer, I guess, but you're going to want to shorten those 13 foot long leads. It's super dim at 18 leds a meter.

If you drop the "multiple colors at the same time" requirement you can pick up 5 meters of waterproof strip, a controller, and a remote for like $20-25 on Amazon. They won't respond to sound like the above kit.

30led/m black strip. 60leds/m white strip. (it's cheaper than the 30led/m stuff but don't try and chain a second 5m reel off the controller). Extra connectors, jumpers, etc show up in the "also purchased box." You'll want to seal connections with some "self-fusing silicone tape." You can find it at hardware stores or Amazon.

u/Mrs_partyrocq · 3 pointsr/aves

El Wire is great because is can be shaped easily but the battery packs are usually big.

I use an LED light strip that is USB and attach it to a small USB charging stick These are what I am talking about.

u/lild1425 · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Hey fam.

Rough Draft Build

2600X is fine. It’s a $15 difference. Better CPU cooler and all the Youtube pros say it’s worth to get if not overclocking. I think you should go for the 3600 though with the savings from below.

If you’re doing 1080p 60hz, I would actually just stick to the 580. Here’s a comparison. For a $40 difference the extra frames with the 590 are minimal.

You’ll want this RAM. You want 2X8. 16g is all you will need.

That PSU is in the Don’t Buy range at the hierarchy we all use. I got you one that is Tier A.

I actually got the P300 until I decided to go to a smaller form factor. It’s a fine case, don’t let anyone tell you anything else. For some reason every craps on it here, but I did my research when I bought it. It’s one of the smallest ATX cases, which is good because there’s usually way too much wasted space in ATX cases. There’s an LED strip for $17 that works with the accent lighting the P300 has that’s a nice touch. Link further down.

Don’t forget about case fans. Arctic F12 PWM fans are popular. This is a value pack. If you want LEDs or RGBs, can find really awesome ones that are less than $10 per fan. I just changed it to my Deepcools. There is actually a 5pack on US Amazon for $40 USD, so you might be able to find that there. This is what they look like. They’re amazing for the price. Your MOBO definitely has RGB hookups. If not, can go to the 5 pack of Arctic 12 PWM fans.

It’s up to you, but probably worth to change the storage to a M.2. Will be faster for $8 additional. No extra wires and goes right on the motherboard.

Tomahawk Max works with the Ryzen 3600, so ignore the incompatibility. Tomahawk is a super popular MOBO.

This is the Phanteks LED magnetic strip that I think links up with the case (USA Amazon)

Hope that helps. Let me know of any questions.

u/EldeederSFW · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yes and no, you can't plug it directly into the Mobo RGB header, you need the adapter.

I don't think my case came with one. (I have the p400s TG)

If you really want to spaz out on RGB This comes with 2 LED strips and an adapter, and it's only $12 more

edit: Oh, and FYI, ASUS Aura handles those RGB strips beautifully!

u/MoistBall · 3 pointsr/pcmods

Phanteks LED strip

I use it with an Asus Z370-A Prime which has a 4 pin RGB header on it and it works great.

u/augustmiller · 3 pointsr/watercooling

Looks great, congrats!

Check out the Aquacomputer Quadro for something that can operate autonomously—you configure it via software in Windows (not necessarily the machine it'll eventually run in), but it can independently run up to 4 discrete channels of fans off of the built-in temperature inputs (in whatever combination you want). You'll also need a spare G1/4 port for a 10K temperature sensor, or you can just use the packaged open-air probe taped to a radiator end-cap or wedged in its fins for a crude measurement.

The Corsair Commander is a similar device, but I can't speak to whether it can run without Windows or their software.

Other folx may be able to recommend specific custom/Arduino devices that accomplish the same thing, but I found the Quadro to be a pretty easy + cost-effective solution. Tiny enough to tuck away, if you don't like the look of it. ✌️

u/whoistruly · 3 pointsr/battlestations
u/thisisjustforroastin · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

Here's the before.

No filter, no co2, no ferts. The light is a full 16 ft strip of these attached carefully with a staple gun.

My anubias started to rot so they were removed, cleaned up and floating in another tank for now.

It started with a couple of small runner transplants, 2 bunches of subulata and 2 plants that were just labeled 'sagittaria' from pet supermarket. The 'sagitarria' plants had a few broader leaves (visible in the back right of the before) when I purchased them that melted away and no more have popped up. Waiting another week or two to trim out a couple of their runners that sprouted above the substrate to start a 29. Gonna let them and dwarf sag completely take over that tank.


u/omgitstraxx · 3 pointsr/transformers

Thank you! I'm not great at woodworking but I learned a lot from the first one and will be making more for my other 3 cases.

For the lights, I watched a quick tutorial How to set LED Strip Lights on Your Detolf Shelf or Display Case.

The lights were pretty inexpensive and don't make a huge mess. Plus they were easy to install. I ordered the strip lights from Amazon Ustellar Dimmable LED Light Strip Kit and they took about 10 minutes to set up each one.

Tahnks again and I hope this helps.

u/creaturefromthewoods · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Something like this

u/drmstix303 · 3 pointsr/AverageBattlestations

They are the Nanoleaf panels, I highly recommend them. They are pricey but I was fortunate enough to get mine used from a friend. Here’s a link:

u/blandgreek · 3 pointsr/TripCaves

Laser projector:

DJ Disco Lights Party Lights, U`King LED Projector Stage Light with Music Strobe Light by Remote Control Great for Dancing Club Bar Pub Lighting

Led strip:

LED Strip Lights, L8star Color Changing Rope Lights 16.4ft SMD 5050 RGB Light Strips with Bluetooth Controller Sync to Music Apply for TV, Bedroom, Party and Home Decoration (16.4ft)

Sound bar:

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer


Lucid Eye Studios Trippy Trek...

Flower Arabesque Tapestry Retro...

Would also recommend a fog machine, lava lamps, backlit/neon artwork. Oh and I did notice even with the laser and led strip on there wasn’t a whole lot of light on the tapestries so I’d say just for a bit more ambient lighting a Phillips hue would be a good investment. I’ve still got some stuff to do to tie it all together but it’s a good start lol

u/Da_OG_Relapse · 3 pointsr/battlestations
u/Toasterboxes · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Grab some LEDs

u/Viktor_Fel · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is what i used for my set up. I've had the strips in for awhile now and no excess heat/fire problems.

Oh, and news flash, almost everything if not everything in your rig will be made in China.

u/scumsuckinglandlord · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I used these in my build:

They look nice, but my remote was glitchy and didnt select the right color that it said i was selecting, but it still worked fine

u/Snakeeyez890 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Satechi Computer RGB LED Light Strip with Remote Control

u/Kaimxn · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

GPU is currently set to white at the moment, just was set to cycle in the pictures, rookie mistake :'(

A hue+ would be amazing, but it's so damn expensive, feelsbadman. Thinking of picking this up but I don't know if it'll make it look too cheap, decisions decisions. >_<

u/iBoost · 2 pointsr/Hue

Amazon has certified uses ones for only a couple bucks more.

u/SuperAngryGuy · 2 pointsr/aquaponics

One of the issues with the strips is electrical efficiency.

They run at 12 volts and there are 3 LEDs in series. This is fine for the blue since blue LEDs have a voltage drop of 3.1-3.3 volts or so. Round up to 10 volts and you only lose 2 volt to the series resistor.

The red LEDs have a voltage drop of about 2.0-2.2 volts or so. Call it 6.5 volts for the 3 red LEDs in series. That means 5.5 volts is being lost to the resistor and wasted as heat.

Most all strips also use cheap Epistar LEDs which are also not very electrically efficient in general. You can find better strips like by Philips but are more expensive.

You really do get what you pay for so eBay rgb strips would have to be pretty close to the plants and you would have to look out for excess stem elongation. Our eyes are not very sensitive to red/blue light like green light so you would need an appropriate light meter to dial things in particularly for microgreens and for cloning.

Most everyone uses high power LEDs rather than medium (strip) or low power LEDs. You can get high power rbg LEDs on eBay but again it will be of low quality like pretty much all LED lighting sold on eBay. You longer term ROI (return on investment) tends to be better with higher quality LEDs and LED lights.

u/blockandawe · 2 pointsr/Hue

Looks like Amazon also dropped the price.

u/saleboat · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

It's 35% off what I see in Home Depot and similar stores. Is this similar to what you could use?

This particular one does use a setup that would need an outlet, but I've seen some DIY setups that create a hard-wired solution. I don't know the complexity of it though, unfortunately. Also, when you say it doesn't have a convenient connection to one another, how inconvenient is it? Could a small drill solve this issue or is there actually open space between each location? Or maybe it's metal or glass?

u/LeZygo · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Nice work!! Yeah the shadow makes it almost look ominous like it is going to fall on someone. If that makes any sense. We got a deal on the Hue bulbs on a Black Friday sale on Amazon. It’s really fun hosting parties when you can just tell Alexa to change the color. This could be cool - Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light (Requires Hue Hub, Works with Alexa, HomeKit & Google Assistant)

u/orbital_sound · 2 pointsr/Vaporwave

Fake office plants and ferns plus the marble lugia909 mentioned. Get some of those amazon hue strip lights and in the companion app set the colors to change between blue and pink.

u/Squeakerade · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Hey, it's a Phillip's Hue Strip I don't recommend going this route unless you're already in their ecosystem though.

Tbh, I don't recommend going that route even if you are unless you get a good deal.

u/thrsmnmyhdbtsntm · 2 pointsr/electricians

the only ones i know of are the philips hue ones but i think they may only go 30ft on a stretch which means 5 heads a ton of extentions. it wont be cheap

u/Bananas__And__Blow · 2 pointsr/vinyl
u/Errythangblvck · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I got them on amazon here

But I'd like to get these....

u/N3XI5 · 2 pointsr/simracing

My mistake; here

u/devildogattorney · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace
u/DeliciousGorilla · 2 pointsr/battlestations

All Philips Hue except for the LED strip under the desk. I refuse to pay Philips $85 for 6 feet of LEDs.

u/TravelingTJ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hi, for the lighting in the case it's an NZXT Hue+ and the room lighting is this LED strip from Amazon and an LED desk lamp in some of the photos where the wall and headphones are illuminated. In the darker photos it's just the LED strip and the Hue+. Hope that helps!

u/_Dark____ · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
u/Pun_In_Ten_Did · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Oh it is very easy to do in the Meshify C ... ask me how i know, lol ... there is a great lip on the left and up top. Perfect for hiding Phanteks PH-LEDKT_Combo: RGB LED Strip Combo Set .. fantastic little strips - the magnets embedded in the silicone work great

u/kake14 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I think theres a Phanteks kit on amazon thats like $15. I'll look for it quick

Yup, this guy

u/MrDongblaster · 2 pointsr/buildapc


Forgot them in the list. Here you go:

led strips

u/gregz83 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Its possible your power outage caused a surge that either burned out your LEDs or LED controller on the motherboard.

Even though your PC was off, do you run it on a UPS?

Apologies that I don't have a lot of troubleshooting steps here, but you probably want to contact ASUS Tech Support:

The only other idea I can think of is purchase an LED strip with the 4-pin connector, attach it to the 4-pin RGB header on your motherboard, and see if you can set any RGB through the BIOS or the Aura Sync software. Here is an example:

u/brando_1771 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Okay so you have a few options. You could pick up some of the Corsair LL120 fans and use those. However you’d need the controller that comes with some of their multi packs. I think the 3 pack with controller is quite expensive. So that may not be an option immediately. But those fans are amazing. If you went this route, you’d put one on the rear, and the other 2 on the top. But this would cause a pretty heavy pressure imbalance, so you’d want to get 2 more normal fans and put them up front.

Alternatively, Phanteks makes a product called the ‘Halos’ which are RGB fan frames which can be placed on virtually any fan. They’re fairly cost effective, considering they can be swapped to a different fan, and they work with MSI mystic light, which is the RGB controller for the motherboard.

The case has a closed front panel, so you don’t need rgb fans for the front. I’d say just the rear and/or top would be the only ones you’d want rgb. The case comes with 2 120mm fans, one in the front and one in the rear. The cpu cooler comes with 1 120mm fan. So, if you fit the rad in the rear, you could put the fan that’s included and add that to the front. Then put the fan frame on the rear fan.

Phanteks also makes an awesome little rgb strip kit It’s available on amazon. It works with the fan frames, and is magnetic making install and placement real easy.

Idk, honestly just shop around figure out how much you want to spend. The case could definitely use some better cooling, especially up front. So if you can move all the stock fans you’ll have to front, and then for the rear rad fan (and top if you get them) you’d use the rgb fans, that would be a great move. Just remember most rgb fans are proprietary, and only work with their brands software, or a specific software.

u/Alteia · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada Corsair Commander Pro 59.99, all-time low on Amazon (as per CCC)

u/shadeo11 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is assuming your motherboard is good with AM4 sockets.

"Coolness" is hard to give suggestions on just because what looks good to you or I may look terrible to your son. The list I linked below has the case, PSU, and water cooler that I think are decent. That'll come to 250. Like I said, the case may be subjective; I picked one that has some Corsair RGB fans built in that looks kinda nice and has some decent reviews, although you may choose to look elsewhere. There are a TON of <$100 RGB cases. I've included a H60 water cooler for your 2600 which should be adequate for a moderate OC on a budget. It runs decently quiet and should easily fit any case. Corsair water coolers are of great quality, generally, although you can also look at Noctua or Coolermaster, etc.

Some tips: if you want RGB, Corsair is the way to go. They will charge a hefty premium for their fans, strips and controllers, but they are of great quality and all are guaranteed to work together worry free. Now, if you want to control the RGB on that case I linked, for example, you'll need an RGB controller to do so. Thankfully, Corsair makes one that works with its proprietary iCUE software and makes things very easy - the software is available on Windows and allows you to customize the colour and effects and works with all Corsair peripherals. I'll link the piece I'm referring to below as you won't find it on PCPP:

iCUE Fan Controller

That'll run you about $70. You can plug in the fans from that case and additional Corsair RGB fans or LED Strips to your desire. You can probably go off-brand for cheaper, but you won't find an easier solution than Corsair + iCUE.

u/Kijai · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I can't really remember the exact one... one of those cheap RGB strips from eBay or Amazon, nothing fancy at all. Something like this:

u/Crimtide · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/-Hyperfyre- · 2 pointsr/battlestations

The monitor is 34” and the LEDs are as follows:
The ones behind the desk (I used a different power supply than the one included, and actually had these lights before I got my pc quite a while ago. Very good purchase.)

The ones behind the monitor (Not nearly as happy with these ones. They seem overpriced, and the colors aren’t very accurate. The white is plain awful, and the remote is way limited compared to the other strip. But the ease of use and “auto off while pc sleeps” is really nice, as well as the power coming directly off the monitor. They aren’t as bright either, but that’s due to power limits.)

u/WindWalkerWhoosh · 2 pointsr/DIY

Really the simplest would be to buy a cheap LED strip with a remote controller, cut it shorter, and stuff a bunch of the strip inside.

u/huntsefsky · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Congrats! Only a few more months to go. You can make it brother! Here's the link to the LED strips I bought

u/Brickwell · 2 pointsr/DIY

I went and added these different LED strip lights which are powered by the USB on the speaker amp this morning and this set didn't cause the buzz. The radio dial now changes colors like an old jukebox.

u/bootemonsta · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures
u/SergeantTF2 · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Done, took about 3 hours. Was alot easier than I thought it was going to be, and I have alot of things i'm going to change if/when I do it over again. The 2 biggest issues are the dimmer in the bottom, it works great but next time i'm going to put it out of sight out of the case, it works for now and doesn't look too bad. Next, I wired the whole thing in series, like a zigzag, so you might notice that the top shelf is dimmer than the bottom shelf. Frankly, this is good enough for me, but next time i'm going to run one wire, acting as a sort of wire harness, the brightness difference is pretty noticeable, but still looks good, I regret not doing it this time but ehhhhhh. I don't know much about electrical so I wasn't even thinking about this when I was doing it, it's an easy fix for next time or when I re-do this one, live and learn. The bottom 2 shelves are essentially place holders, all of those figures will be moving out soon to make room for more scales, and I have the rest of the keions coming in a few days. For a first time 3 Hour DIY, I think it's pretty good but it definitely has it's issues, what do you think?

I've only been collecting for about 8 months or so, I frequent buyfag threads and post updates on my MFC, this is my first time posting myself here.

I was going for budget and simplicity (in reality the wiring harness is easier and provides power more efficiently, whoops), I cut out half of my soldering with the corner connectors. Parts I used:

u/SpicyWaifu · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I got 2 of these, they are really bright and they come with a dimmer too :)

u/smsupaul2245 · 2 pointsr/AsiaTripper

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit - NL28-2003TW-9PK

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u/Slimygreengoop6 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit

A bit pricey but worth it

u/Gear_Box_Legend · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Ah, the nanoleaf panels:

They can be pricey but they go on sale fairly often.

u/AnnualDegree99 · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

Off the top of my head, $500 sounds like much too little for all of what you are asking for, unfortunately. $500 can definitely get you a decent enough PC but it probably won't have everything you want; especially regarding fancy lighting and low noise levels. If you're planning on buying everything new, then a half-decent monitor and Windows alone will cost you $150 or more, leaving $350 for the actual PC- sure you can get an ok pc for that much, but it definitely won't be running any games on high settings even at 1080p.

This is what I could come up with for about $506 on pcpartpicker. It's a fairly decent system, but definitely not the prettiest. I also didn't include an operating system (Windows license) because a legitimate license costs about 20% of your whole budget. You can install and use Windows without a license with some restrictions (eg a watermark) until you can save up some money to buy a license.

I would suggest that you don't focus on the aesthetics of the build right now with your budget, and instead, upgrade later. The case I included has a tempered glass side so the insides are nice and visible. When you can save up some more cash, you could buy an inexpensive LED strip and stick that inside your case to immediately upgrade your style by +10. You could get a $20 led strip with a little remote like this one: although getting the power cord in the case might be an issue. Alternatively you could get an nzxt hue lighting system which is designed to be put inside your case and can be controlled by your PC but that's much more expensive. The advantage of the latter solution is you can also add led fans and other accessories later.

u/nonconformistnugget · 2 pointsr/college

Swiffer's are pretty great for cleaning floors and they aren't expensive. Also get a small vacuum for any carpeting. If you like coffee, definitely get a Keurig. If you're in an area that has cold winters, a comforter for your bed will be important (there are some really cute ones at Target). For when it's warmer out, having a small fan will help the air in your room circulate better. As for LED light strips, this one from Amazon worked really well for me.

u/momentsoftruth · 2 pointsr/Drugs

It's expensive, but this is by far the best one I have ever seen, hands-down:

u/j1zzfist · 2 pointsr/pics

Much cheaper than Thinkgeek. There are also some other sites that have it listed cheaper but with expensive shipping.

u/JerseyEnt · 2 pointsr/rickandmorty

I got it as a present on Christmas a few years ago. here ya go. It's definitely worth the money. I think that's the cheapest you'll find it.

u/vampirewalrusboy · 2 pointsr/interestingasfuck
u/taarotqueen · 2 pointsr/saplings

Yes! I get smell proof baggies from the headshop but you can order them online and in my opinion they work really well. Then you can hide your weed in creative places and it won’t smell, I put mine in the compartment one of these salt lamps. There’s a gap where the bulb goes but you can fit a few grams in there, screw the lid on the bottom and put it on your nightstand, no one would ever think to look there. Just don’t plug it lmao you don’t want to cook your weed.

I figured this hiding place out myself I think (I mean I’m sure SOMEONE else has done it but for me it’s my thing), so it’s not one of the places that will come up if you google “where do teens hide weed”. Not too worried about sharing my secret here though, definitely wanna help y’all out.

Once you get smell proof bags the possibilities are endless so just find little places your parents or roommates or whoever you live with won’t look and I’m sure you’ll be good!

u/TheAnduo · 2 pointsr/Psychonaut

I remember I had an orange flourescent bulb and a black light bulb in my ceiling fan for awhile, that put off a trippy glow. I ended up taking the bulbs out because I needed more light in my room for studying.

It would also be nice to have a nice warm glow from a lamp thats shaded to put off an orange/yellow glow.

himalayan lamp might be cool too

A desk lamp that can be tilted towards the desk for studying or up towards the ceiling and a wall would work well too.

^^ All just ideas and not all of them are going to be best for your room. With rooms they take time to develop, they can always be improved and you are probably not going to get it perfect the day you move in . Explore and have fun!

u/Sarinatu · 2 pointsr/battlestations

There's many you can find on Amazon, such as this.

Edit: Linked the wrong one.

u/therealbzb · 2 pointsr/battlestations


u/I_love_aminals · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This salt lamp!](

I have psoriatic arthritis and severe allergies. I was on medicine used for chemotherapy for it, but I decided I'm too young to be on all these drugs. I've been trying to do everything naturally and take care of myself. I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so someone recommended that I buy one of these lamps to help me. Thanks for the contest! :)

u/Zenithik · 2 pointsr/poi

Lights on the contact poi? I mean, I've never personally heard of that. Maybe putting Nite Ize in the pomgrips, but that's about it.

Now, if you want LED poi that are made for contact, you have a few options.

u/gooberlx · 2 pointsr/dogs

We've definitely been almost schmucked a few times walking late in my neighborhood, so I figure it can't hurt. I use one of these little guys.

No adverse reactions from other dogs, though we don't run into too many walking a dusk/night.

u/GlamRockDave · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

These things work pretty well and are fairly bright for their size, but ones that blink are even better.

u/cujo255 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

You're not wrong, though for being able to see the dog (not necessarily illuminate much else) I've actually had one of these on his collar for the past six months or so that works pretty well for what it is.

u/AtOurGates · 2 pointsr/bicycling

As someone who's recently begun night-time MTB riding through the forest with their dog, I'd highly recommend getting some kind of LED light that hangs from their collar. I dropped about $6 on this guy at a local store, but there are plenty of options.

Not only does it help you know where your dog is if he's outside the beam of your light, it helps you quickly know if the illuminated eyes staring back at you out of the darkness belong to your friendly puppers, or a ferocious beast of the night.

Unless your puppers is in fact a ferocious beast of the night.

u/ItsAllInYourHead · 2 pointsr/running

Are you looking for something to light your way so you can see? Or something that just makes you visible to motorists? If the later, you can find red blinker lights at any sporting goods store. If the former, you could try something like this or this. Or why not just get a regular headlamp and lengthen the strap to fit around your waist? My suspicion, however, is that it will be bouncing around an awful lot in that position.

u/Cacrat · 2 pointsr/cigars
u/LargeBody76 · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/lordderplythethird · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I use probably the same one behind my TV cabinet and my bed. They're on Amazon for dirt cheap, $23 for the complete kit!

There's other versions, that can do much more; ie: wifi controlled, sync to screen/music, etc... but those are a lot more money. Those would be the Philips Hue, and the LightPack

u/dropkinn · 2 pointsr/formula1

haha, I actually have some conduit running on the wall you cant see well because of the lighting, so i'll just hide it there.

u/snakejudy · 2 pointsr/snakes
  1. Yep! They won't cause burns unless the snake is able to rest against them, which isn't possible if they're installed correctly. They still need to be regulated with a thermostat however.

  2. & 3. Yes you can, but unless you need the fluorescents for plants or something, I'd recommend going with LED strip lights. Something like this. I have them in mine. You can customize the color, which is nice, and since they don't produce very much heat you don't have to worry about installing guards and such like you would with fluorescents.

u/theoneyouenvy · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Probably used a kit like this. Same one I have and works great.

u/Fel1 · 2 pointsr/DIY

it doesn't bother me at all while playing, but if they do its a 1 button press to turn them off -- which i do when i watch shows/movies.

My LED Lights Here

u/djrubbie · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I personally use Supernight's 5050 LED with this controller, and looking at I found this listing but unfortunately it's sold out there ( listing is up however). If you must get from try this listing which seems to be a similar type of kit.

Basically, you can use the accompanied pre-applied adhesive (by peeling off the protective cover) and tape it under the case. If you want to connect multiple shelves you can either just string them awkwardly, or cut at the cut marks (they are spaced every 5cm, there are indication lines) and then use these adapters with connector cables or just solder it yourself.

I really need to post an update to my cabinets but I haven't had time, but this one is an older picture of my case. Note how I just kind of stringed it through, but with my second cabinet (replaced the one in this picture) I will be doing them per shelf. Now if I have time to actually get this done, I should post updated pictures.

u/tme2av8 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT 16.4FT SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Flexible LED Strip Light Lamp + 44Key IR Remote Controller

u/Zimphyr · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Amazon. Cheap and reliable. I turn them on practically every night and they have lasted me about 6 months so far!

u/Retrosmith · 2 pointsr/pcmods

I recommend this strip personally. Used it in a mod for Quakcon a couple of years back and loved it. Programmable colors, lets you save up to four different color profiles plus change them in several minor stages in each tint. Different flashing effects if you're into that also. Plenty of length and easy to work with,

u/L_DUB_U · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I bought these and use them for a green fishing light. They run off of 12V and VERY VERY BRIGHT! Get one with a lesser LED count per roll and I think they will work great for what you want. You can also cut them at certain lengths if you need small sections and not the full length.

I recommend this very much but if you will be looking directly at them they will be VERY bright and when you look away you everything will be purple (at least with my green LEDS).

u/eso_logic · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I actually harvested the LED strip from a kit that includes a remote so you can change it to whatever color you want. Pretty cheap too!

u/mx_Seattle · 2 pointsr/DIY

This is absolutely not what you asked for, but is AWESOME for this type of stuff. $15 (with prime) and you have a remote control, colors, patterns, and more. I have used multiple kits now for all sorts of stuff!

u/N30FAMOUS · 2 pointsr/gadgets

The price of the listing you linked is ~$24 USD, which translates to ~$31 CAD. On amazon canada, I found this listing, which is ~$33. Plus, I'm pretty sure shipping to Canada from the US site would be more costly than just getting it shipped from the Canadian site.

u/angoosbeaf · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

All lights are turned down to lowest setting.


  1. Desk: 16 ft strip. Cheap [ebay] ( RGB kit. Also ordered L connectors.

  2. Acer x34: RGB lights on monitor set to red.

  3. RGB mouse and keyboard: Ripjaw and Corsair


    -5 Thermaltake Riing RGB Fans set to red

    -EVGA FTW Hybrid GTX 1080 RGB set to red

    -Asus z270g Strix MB RGB set to red

    -Corsair h115i Radiator RGB set to red

    -NZXT Hue 3 magnet RGB strips set to red

    -Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 - RED
u/IntHatBar · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

These LED Light Strips are a lot of fun. Not too expensive either. They would look really cool if you put them behind a piece of art or crown molding.

u/BoGuS88 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Hey. I bought mine in some local store but it was some most basic kit like THIS. Try to find it cheaper. LEDs are usually overpriced in most of the stores.

u/EmperorSnowball_ · 2 pointsr/lasercutting

If you have a 3d printer you can print some of these.

Amazon has LED strips that you can use, or get them for cheap from Aliexpress.

u/SuitedUpLikeTen · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

If you're up for a little bit of DIY, I have strips of LED lights in my room and if you bought something similar I'm sure you could mount them to 2x4 boards that have been spray painted black or something. A trigger for them is relatively inexpensive, and the lights are extremely bright in a dorm room,

I think this is the pack we got, and then we switched in a sound responsive trigger.

if you want to pay a bit more for even better stuff, these are good lights as well

u/netchemica · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Link to product (as opposed to a screenshot)

u/muffinsticks · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Can't speak for OP but I have a lot of experience with LEDs.

There are two parts to an LED setup.

  1. Type of LEDs

  2. Controller to set the LED colors / animations

    What are you looking to do? Animations along an LED strip or single color lighting like this (all LEDs in the strip independently colorable or the whole strand all being same color at a time)? This will determine what type of strip to use.

    How would you want to control them? Via your mortherboard (if it has the option), an IR remote (like TV) or a phone?

    If your looking for something super simple and easy then something like this would be the way to go:
u/TMITectonic · 2 pointsr/led

LED Ropes are almost always garbage. Plus, a lot of them use incandescent (like small xmas tree lights) bulbs on AC instead of actual LEDs running DC (which can make it portable, whenever necessary).

The first question I'd ask you is how "cool" do you want it to be? I don't mean color temperature, I mean are you just looking for a plane white source that can be switched off and on? Or would you be wanting it to do multiple colors (even multiple colors on each LED, as opposed to the whole thing lighting a single color at a time)?

Originally, these were/are designed to be backlit from a set of long CFL bulbs like you'd see in a corporate office setup. The bulbs are fairly energy efficient, cheap, and don't produce "hot spots" (where you can directly see a light source, or its shadow, through the sign) nearly as much as LEDs or Halogen/Incandescent.

All that said, I'd recommend one of the following three methods:

  1. Go to Home Depot or even Harbor Freight and buy a fluorescent bulb setup with the lamp and the bulb and mount it on the wall and hang the sign over it. Possibly cheapest solution, definitely the easiest and will look good but won't offer any extra features beyond off and on.

  2. Buy an RGB LED 5M strip kit that comes with a remote, or something like this if you want some music reactivity. Then line your letters (LEDs faceing either "inward" toward the wall, or at a right angle perpendicular to that so that the LEDs point toward the inside of the letter's white area) with the LED strip, cut if needed, and add a white backdrop for better reflectivity and to soften any hot spots; just use cheap MDF or whatever scrap wood you have laying around.

  3. Buy something like an ESP8266, an amplified electret mic, 5V PSU, and a strip (or string!) of WS2812b (or APA102's, if you can afford them!) LEDs and program that sucker any which way you'd like! You can even use visualization software like JINX! or GLEDiator to send data to the ESP8266 and have it output to the strips in realtime. This obviously will take some learning, if you aren't already familiar with Arduino and the like, but the whole system is designed for beginners.

    Best of luck!
u/AeonFX · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Using this RGB strip from SUPERNIGHT:

u/admiralspark · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Mmmm, the ones I'm finding aren't quite the same. Nothing is exactly like this setup but, I think you could achieve similar results with something like these:

List of ideas with pictures, warning it's clickbait-y

Amazon very simple example, not quite the same, hence me saying you won't get a matching project without DIY

More examples here

You'll notice that a lot of these are DIY/custom which is a huge point--most really well-done LED lighting art pieces are done by hand, not bought from the store. It's really easy to do actually, as LED light strips are cheap right now, 15 ft multicolor for <$1/ft.

The takeaway here is creativity is king.

u/Toribor · 2 pointsr/VaporwaveAesthetics

I bought this set off of Amazon but I scrapped the included power supply, unsoldered the 2.1mm barrel connector and wired up a spare 4-pin molex cable I had with a build in power switch. You can change the color with the little IR remote, but they aren't individually addressable so the whole strip changes color at the same time. I ran out of time wiring them up the other day so I only have about half the strip in there right now, need to solder the rest of them together.

u/ChewWork · 2 pointsr/Workbenches

They provide enough light but aren't super bright, I do have the option of putting another strip across (I only used half) to make it brighter but 1 should be enough. You can't beat the price: LEDs and Power Source . I originally was going to hold them up by zip ties, but the backing is sticky enough to stay on the wire shelf. I'm not sure how well it will stand up in the future but for now it's great.

u/serotoninlove · 2 pointsr/sugarfreemua

Depending on your budget, I just stuck LED strips around an existing mirror because the lighted mirrors were way too pricey for me. I bought something like this with a power adapter and stuck it on (it has adhesive on the back). Super easy, and should be <$20.

u/Nodomi · 2 pointsr/amiibo

That's a nice cabinet. Please don't blow it up with IEDs.

Jokes aside, I often see/hear people recommend these led strips, though not necessarily that particular brand. I've bought colored lights from, but I can't tell you how long they'd last I haven't used them for more than a few months.

u/electricmonk9 · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

I would suggest using a purpose built LED strip. These things are great, you can cut them to any length and they even make waterproof versions. I don't know what voltage the RPi outputs but I believe they even make 5v versions that can be run directly from an Arduino/probably anything outputting a digital signal.

If you're set on using the LEDs you have, you can use an online calculator to figure out exactly what resistors you'll need. It shouldn't be much more complicated than the strips, you'll just have to deal with making some sort of mount/enclosure instead of just sticking them on.

If by 'control' you mean you want to dim them, look into pulse width modulation. The second strip I linked is RGB which you can fairly easily control from an Arduino/probably RPi, don't know the specifics though. Hope that helped, if you have any specific questions let us know.

u/mizary1 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I am curious why these need to be automated... why not just have a switch? I'd just buy a long strip of LED lights and wire it all up myself. Then if I wanted to automate them I'd plug it all into a smart plug. You will need to drill some holes in the back of the cabinet. maybe do two strips under each shelf.


I'd use something like this.

u/IGL_oo · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Does your vanity have a built in mirror? If not, Amazon Prime has lots of mirrors with LED lights already on them. They range from like $20+ and all have pretty good reviews!
I've been considering this one:

It is a little more than I wanted to spend but I'm starting my vanity from scratch so I'm gonna need to buy a mirror and lights anyway, this seemed like the best deal in that sense.

But like someone else said, if you already have a mirror these strips are pretty cheap! Plus they're a lot more space-efficient than a lamp!

u/exedy · 2 pointsr/funkopop

Led strips from Amazon, similar to these.

u/pointandclickit · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Not that I have seen. This strip pulls 1.5 amps. I’m not sure what the conductor size on the pcb’s is, but 22ga seems to be common for the extension pieces. I would imagine the pcb traces are smaller.

22ga wire has a an 7 amp rating. Stepping down to 23ga drops to 4.7a. And 3.5a for 24ga.

You can run all of the strips off of a single power supply if you run, say, an 18 gauge power supply wire in parallel with the strips and tap the power for each section directly off of it rather than chaining the strips.

u/VomitSnoosh · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car B

This is the better set! More length, more lights, and better stability! Just have to buy the power adapter!

u/ethioqueen · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

i got a cheap vanity on craigslist for $40, painted it matte black, and added these led strips to them!
here's a pic of my setup. sorry its so blurry, the lights are so bright my phone cant focus very well

u/freewaytrees · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I should add that Purigen is stuffed on top of the filter canister if anyone is attempting to replicate the result.

Yep just a little LED strip behind the back of the tank:

u/BILGERVTI · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Aha I forgot to share when I copied it. This is the exact strip I got, remote is separate and located further down the page, I believe.

u/mcarterphoto · 2 pointsr/analog

I did some photography for a mall store display - we output transparencies and the designer got white plexiglass and clear, and clamped the film between them with c-clamps and hung wires to the clamps. But you could make a sandwich of white and clear plex, and bolt or rivet it together and mount it in front of a light box.

You could also use flexible LED strips as the light source - my understanding is you can cut them and join the wires at the end to make custom sizes or panels.

u/airjam21 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Here's everything I purchased:

  • LED Lights. I needed two strips for my application

  • Power Supply

  • Motion Sensor. I opted for a motion sensor vs. a door sensor because we have a bad habit of leaving the pantry door open and I didn't want the lights to be on all the time. I also bought Velcro tape to adhere the lights to the wall. The LED lights come with a sticky back, but they kept falling off. Shoot me a PM if you have additional questions and good luck!
u/PiperArrow · 2 pointsr/prusa3d

I bought a 12 V LED strip, like this from Amazon. I wired two equal-length strips in series, so that each strip sees 12 V. I then wired that to the PSU, so that whenever the printer is on, the LEDs are on. It works great!

u/Squadz · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures


With this:

Canadian links, but they have them in other countries.

Very simple to setup - I just put it right next to the rods in the Detolf and went up and around.

u/screamingpigs · 2 pointsr/crafts

Update on the lighting~ I finally got them shipped to me ugh

I ended up using these lights in a figure 8 pattern around the inside of the box (like this). The back is 3M peel and stick adhesive, so it was pretty straight forward as far as attachment. I taped the lights down originally to see if the shape would provide the lighting I wanted and I recommend this. Once the backing was off, the lights were pretty permanent, so this way I could see what they looked like lit up.

I used a piece of white tissue paper to diffuse the light some too, so it would look more evenly lit across the night sky. Maybe colored tissue paper could add some interesting color if someone was looking to do that haha. Distance also helps diffuse the light some too, but I didn't have that much to spare so I stuck with the tissue paper.

I also cut a hole in the back of the box with my exacto knife which was tedious but it worked (a drill would have been faster for sure).

u/Jenn0neil · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

These are the lights I bought! Super easy to install. There's also a compatible remote in case you can't easily reach the outlet to plug and unplug your lights but I passed on that. I believe it also can control exactly how bright the lights are in case you find they're too bright.

u/AnneFranc · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Okay I just found the link in case you're interested.

If not, I hope you find something you like. I chose them because I have a 60 year old vanity, and wanted something non damaging, but easy.

u/TaintLumps · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

It's actually 3 of these
And it just goes from the hinge side up the wall over the top and then back down just the one strip per case

u/AGENTxPLATYPUS · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Hey OP, instead of keeping the info in chat I'll post here so others might be able to use it.
I'm assuming you have no experience splicing wires, soldering, or using heat shrink tubing, so I found some quick connect things you should be able to use.

So, the parts I have here are the LED Strip (marked as 'sections' since you will be cutting it), the L Connectors, the 'Wire Harnesses', the Adapters, and the Wire itself.

I drew up a small diagram here with explanation.


If you, or someone you know would be able to do the stuff mentioned above, this could have a lot less parts by doing aware with the adapters and wire harnesses and just soldering the wire between LED strips.
(Maybe there is a local Makerspace near you that could assist)


Also, instead of the LED strip method, I've seen people with LED bars the run the length of the shelf, and have wires to connect up to another bar. Something like this. (search" LED under cabinet lighting")
If the above diagram seems too difficult, or you're not able to get anyone to assist, then this would be a super easy option for you.


u/b0wman420 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

LE 16.4ft 12V Flexible LED Strip Lights, LED Tape, 6000K Daylight White, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, Non Waterproof, LED Ribbon, LED Light Strips, For Home/Kitchen/Car/Bar, Power Adapter Included

u/chilican · 2 pointsr/makeuporganization

They're just LED strip lights! All I did was stick it onto my mirror, cut off the excess, plug some stuff in, and done! I bought this kit from amazon. It used to come with a remote, but it doesn't anymore apparently. :/ you can buy it separately though. this is the remote it previously came with

u/goofygoober94 · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

They were these ones which I bought from amazon. There was another redditor on this sub which shared it with me :). I think the item was originally on amazon US, but I found the same sku.


u/jjwax · 2 pointsr/buildapc



The AF140's came with red, white, and blue rings that are interchangeable. I accidentally bought AF120's first (didn't realize my radiator used 140mm fans) and they also came with the same color rings.

u/soulteepee · 1 pointr/amazon

Laser Stars Projector I love love love mine.

This link isn't from .ca, but I'm sure they have it, too.

u/JoeSiff · 1 pointr/NoMansSkyTheGame

Buy something like this. Be warned, I had one but it stopped working after 3 years and I spent close to 130 on it.
Star Projector

u/Kazhrei · 1 pointr/trees

Not the best for a "star projector", but definitely fun to have, and cool to space out on.

u/mpiz · 1 pointr/trees

For those wondering, this is the star lamp that produces these green lasers. It's awesome. Highly recommended.

u/BlowfishinThisUp · 1 pointr/woahdude

I'm 24 and I'm starting to worry I'm getting too old for this. which really sucks because I bought it a few months ago.

I'm also worried I'm on the edge of a slippery slope haha.

u/digitalbath · 1 pointr/BurningMan

This is by far the best laser projector thing I've seen:

u/mauicloud · 1 pointr/videos

It's not a high powered laser at all. It's just this:

u/rhythmicidea · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here is a non mobile website link: Laser Star

u/athaliah · 1 pointr/Parenting

My kids got this for Christmas and still use it almost daily. It covers a huge area, it's very neat and relaxing.

u/justahermit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I LOVE these dvd storage cubes

these are probably the best thing ever for storage. they come in other colors i just couldn't finfd on amazon.

and use these with them. again come in multiple colors. Both the shelf and bins are cheaper at like walmart and kmart, the bins are like $2 a piece and i got the shelf for $35.

and then these water speakers

and this awesome light projector

i like these salt lamps which help clean the air and give a nice relaxing lighting

and this because everyone should have a lucky elephant in their room

thsee pillows

i have this wall art and love it, but it's not purple or black.

but this is purple

maybe this

and then i think you should go to kirklands and buy lots because kirklands is the best store ever.

and wall sconces

u/kobraz · 1 pointr/christmas

If she's "sort of" a hipster, might I suggest a salt crystal lamp? Perfect for people who are into things like the spiritual feel and look really good in a room. I have one and I love it! Definitely catches the attention of people who come over!

Edit: They can be bought from here:
And also if there is a Earthbound near you, you might be able to find it at the store, seeing as it's where I purchased mine! There are also many other things she might like at Earthbound if there is one near you.

Hope I can help!

u/zachalicious · 1 pointr/sex
u/PancakesForTurtles · 1 pointr/breakingmom

It's literally a block of salt with a light bulb in it. Aside from being gorgeous, it's supposed to purify the air or some shit. I just like the way it looks.

u/fawkesmulder · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I'd apply it to whatever else I was going to buy on Amazon anyways hahaha

Don't feel like it is burn a hole in your pocket. Sooner or later you will think of something you need.

Or if you really want to blow it on something cool, I recommend a himalayan salt lamp. I fucking love mine. Not something necessary but it makes me happy.

u/Awesome_Turtle · 1 pointr/DIY
u/willowtree197240 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need this because it will take impurities out of the air like dust and pollen. stock my house

u/GLaDOs18 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

A salt lamp! They smell absolutely incredible and really clean the air of the room they're placed in.

Here's a link to an affordable one on Amazon, since they run expensive:

u/Buixer · 1 pointr/funny

Nite Ize SLG-03-02 SpotLit Clip-on LED Go Anywhere Light, (White, Weather Resistant)

u/rubberchickenlips · 1 pointr/vancouver

What about a small LED clip-on? Easier, cheaper, more effective at night and less messy than using paint.

u/BubblesShedNbfast · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

We use these for our labs when we are out running with them before the sun comes up and it works great.

We do a lot of off leash trail runs as well and add on a tiny bell so that others on the trail know something is coming and don’t get spooked in case a gigantic dog comes barreling around the corner

u/JClimber408 · 1 pointr/discgolf

My buddy came up with the idea, but we use dog collar LED lights (also at Home Depot) on our discs. Just remove light from metal ring, drill hole in disc, secure light, enjoy.

Pros: watching it soar at night, not losing your disc, playing after sunset, light shines through both sides

Cons: affects disc flight, falls off if you hit a tree hard, big hole in disc

edit: I'll post an actual photo of disc when off work.

u/s2xtreme4u · 1 pointr/upstate_new_york

Amazon link They're the first and only dog lights I've ever used so I have nothing to compare them to BUT they are awesome! Way brighter than I expected

u/Copterdude · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

This worked great for me.

u/Knightwing1047 · 1 pointr/battlestations

LED Strip Lights, HitLights Waterproof 4 Pre-cut 12Inch/48Inch RGB LED Strips Kit, Flexible Color Changing SMD 5050 LED Accent Kit with RF Remote, UL-Listed 15W Power Supply and Connectors

u/Slaago · 1 pointr/ballpython

I went with the Animal Plastics T8, didn't seem worth the extra $50 for 3" of vertical space that my BPs wouldn't use. I skipped the UTH and went with overhead heat with a Radiant Heat Panel. More expensive, but heats very well. The reality is that a tank can work, but it takes much more constant monitoring and tweaking.

My setup:
Animal Plastics T8 enclosure.

Herpstat 4 thermostat (

Pro-Products PH-3 radiant heat panel (

LED light kit (

AcuRite Thermometer/Hygrometer (

ZooMed Forest Floor 100% Cypress Mulch or ReptiChip (not reptibark!) seems to be really solid choices for substrate.

u/Hood5307 · 1 pointr/hometheater

These are the ones I had on my plasma and now KS8000 and they work very well. Have them all in a rectangle on the back and I like how they have different colors too. The only draw back is that I used 3M tape to adhere them instead cause the ones on the lights were flimsy.

u/HooDooOperator · 1 pointr/DIY

hello all,

I have some standard LED light strips in a room that are all hooked up via separate kits I purchased on amazon, this is the kit. I am interested in getting the existing lights I have setup to work with a wireless hub as smart lights. I have found a few systems from Philips, and Sylvania, but they are 5 pin lights instead of the standard 4. I have also found some controllers that I can solder into place and use instead of the current controllers for my lights.

Does any one have any suggestions for a product I can use to smarten up my lighting system without having to do any soldering? If not, does anyone know of a product that includes good comprehensive guide to setup and installation of the lights? ...or just where to start with this whole thing?

u/adreamersdaze · 1 pointr/battlestations They're super cheap :) And I can change the colors via the remote which is awesome! :)

u/cdechnik · 1 pointr/battlestations

I am using this kit from amazon -

The adhesive that comes on the light strips sucks. I recommend that get some 3M double sided tape to fix this problem.

u/somefriggnidiot · 1 pointr/buildapc

I second this. They're pretty good.

Alternatively, if you'd like something a little more visible, I've got these along the edges of my desk. The "Eclipse - Media Kit" is 3' of LED strips for $20.

u/Thorn11166 · 1 pointr/snakes

I put the wrong link sorry
SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4ft 5M Waterproof Flexible 300leds Color Changing RGB SMD5050 LED Light Strip Kit RGB 5M +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply

But this is all you need now
SUPERNIGHT(TM) 100V - 240V To DC 12V 5A Switching Power Supply Adapter For LED strip Light

Or anything similar

u/livingspeedbump · 1 pointr/vinyl

Thanks! Yeah I will post some on here after I finish spinning for the night.

Essentially you just need something like this...

and the acrylic platter. The Pro-Ject series all have enough clearance to fit the lights under, I assume most will. Then I just diffused them a bit with a very thin layer of hot glue. You could probably even do it with a normal platter if there is room and have a cool glow coming out from under it!

u/Myhamstring · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4ft 5M Waterproof Flexible 300leds Color Changing RGB SMD5050 LED Light Strip Kit RGB 5M +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply

u/PM_YER_BOOTY · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

I would probably get a set (matched controller and LED strip)...something like this:

And use a car battery in place of the power supply. Even better would be if you could get a car relatively close and run wires from the battery...and start the car every once in a while to keep things charged up.

u/meandthestereo · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I'm using this, but with a different AC adapter:

Works great, super bright LEDs with variable brightness, colors and lighting modes. And cheap. Stick back on the strip that will attach to the glass and go up and down the sides. If you're OK with that, it is a great option. If not, then you want to hit up Ikea or amazon for lights that will stick to the tops or bottoms of each shelf.

u/logdroid · 1 pointr/homelab

Any.. if you're willing to cut the strip, that is just a cut off of what's at my battlestation (yet to be posed).

Those specifically are super night 12v 5m strip I got on Amazon for like $20

u/BadGoodBad · 1 pointr/mancave

Here is are some thoughts that I have been mulling over for my own Geek Den:

LED lighting strips, stick them to the back of shelving, cabernets, under the sofa... for a cool colour changing glow. (Just installed them under my bed instead of bedside lamps)

Look over your old game collection boxes to see if they come with posters, frame them they look amazing. I just put the original GTA poster in an IKEA frame.

Wall mount controllers, sports equipment, not only do they become decoration but it keeps the place tidy.
Do you have any old handhelds? if you do frame them in an appropriate frame.

and for posters just go on etsy so many good ones mixed in with all of the crap. link

u/ICreatedSomeClones · 1 pointr/aquarium

They also sell LED ribbon kits with a similar remote. Some of them are waterproof up to 300 feet.

You'd probably need to silicone the strip to whatever surface and let it dry before using it.

u/Magnet_owl · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

This may not be exactly what you're looking for but it may remove some of the shadows. An LED light strip could bring light to behind a desk or under a bed. They're not that expensive.

u/lordzelo · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

I have one of these: SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4ft 5M Waterproof Flexible 300leds Color Changing RGB SMD5050 LED Light Strip Kit RGB 5M +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply

It is Extremely bright and could easily light up a bedroom or small office.

u/cheesecakemelody · 1 pointr/hometheater
u/Maitulsa · 1 pointr/battlestations while this is cheap and awesome I've already had color changing issues and that was within the first 2 hours of out of the box. It worked perfectly at first but either the sensor or the remote is screwing up.

u/Montmorillonite · 1 pointr/battlestations

They're only about $20 on Amazon so it's not a huge investment. They put out a lot of light. If you're looking for something for lighting, I'd recommend them.

The only negative things so far are that they smell terrible when you first get them (the smell goes away after about a day, though) and the adhesive backing isn't the strongest. No major drawbacks.

u/ThePancakeChair · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

As a beginner, you might be best to go with an Arduino board (probably the Arduino Pro, found on Amazon and the like) but you'll have to learn programming for Arduino (basically programming in C), which is super easy in programming land but you'll have to actually sit down and learn it to be able to use it properly. You'll also need a bit of soldering handiwork to mount and wire up the pushbutton and Neopixels to the Arduino. If you haven't done soldering before, you'd be best to practice that first as well.

Tell you what - you're probably best to go with one of those off-the-shelf remote-control LED strands. They won't go in a circle (though they can all fade in and out together), but they can change color and brightness using a remote control.

You'll still have to figure out how to power them without being plugged in, though.

u/Filet_O_Fist · 1 pointr/ReefTank

I'm NOT wanting to get these because I know now that the red and green light won't do anything. My buddy sent me these and he has never dealt with reefs. I tried finding similar ones but with only blue and white.

The depth of the tank is around there, it was a guesstimate given to me by the owner of the tank of craigslist. Also good on ya for knowing that. I haven't made a budget. I would say maybe around 300 for a light.

u/cat5inthecradle · 1 pointr/DIY

This one has dimming options, but it's all through the IR remote, and I'd like to build something physical.

I think it's this one:

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/woodworking

Yep. A couple of years ago I got an RGB strip w/ remote for $16 on Amazon. Not super-tough & durable, but it worked. Still does, though some of the connections need repair after a couple years of dragging it around.

u/MinecraftHardon · 1 pointr/DIY

I probably would have gone with something like this for the lights.

Or if you really wanted to get fancy, you could go with something like this that comes with a remote and is RGB so you can have any color you want. The RGB ones generally come with an adapter for the power and an IR controller so you can change the color like this. Honestly, I would be really leery about using what I assume are just Christmas lights.

u/Emma-Wetson · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/shatteredankle · 1 pointr/photocritique

It was actually just done with an LED light strip from Amazon. It was a little difficult because it was super windy out there so I had very little control of where the lights were waving. But, it ended up working out pretty well as all the photos were different from each other and had their own unique wind patterns.

u/PeeRSaBBi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

they were some cheap amazon no name LEDs, mine aren't available anymore but here are some for nearly the same price:

My controller ended up dying, so I bought this:

the adhesive doesn't work so I used electrical tape, really discrete ;)

u/Tandarin · 1 pointr/led

I have a project like this going on for our new house. We had a strip of RGB lights in the living room at our old house (something like this) and we loved it, but the strip was mounted directly on the wall facing out and it was very harsh. The remote control was not very good, you had to have it pointed just right at the receiver for it to work. But we miss it so much that we want to install a better system in our new house. I want to use RGBW strips for the extra light this time but when I start looking at the strips, power supplies, controllers, I can't get a grasp on what combination I'll need.

u/spilltime · 1 pointr/trees

I got mine from eBay and I like them but they could be better. Reason being the each LED is only one color RGB so it alternates red green blue so on. Here is a link to the ones I believe are similar to mine but better. And yes you can control them with a remote. You can make them flash, stay solid, rotate colors and change the speed at which they do.

u/SoundProofHead · 1 pointr/infp

You'll have to travel all the way to the over side of the galaxy to find one of these crystals. Or you can just buy a quartz in one of those minerals store. The one I have doesn't really change the lighting, the light is actually pretty diffuse already so it won't make crazy patterns on the wall.
I've got this led strip.

u/Lee_Doe · 1 pointr/battlestations

Sorry, but I just got them by the German version of Home Depot, so I can't link the exact ones, but I got something similar to this. Just with 4 individual strips...

u/reflectplease · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

All the stock fans are non-LED. They do have white blades, though. If you want to change LED colors you would have to get something like a RGB fan or you can line your case with a LED strip.

u/steveowashere · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get one of these. That's what I did for my system, and It looks pretty good. Plus there's a remote control. No software to fuss with.

u/sitforsally · 1 pointr/buildapc

I personally own this set so I can verify that it works. Make sure you pick up some extra adhesive though because the glue that comes preapplied kinda sucks. I doubled it up so it would be brighter and I still had a lot left, so you can re use if you know how to solder and purchase another controller.

Edit: how to format on mobile??

u/Fiala06 · 1 pointr/battlestations

The cheap one from Amazon eveyone uses. I think I'm going to move the strip to the back edge of the desk, so the light goes both above and below the desk.


u/Pootzen · 1 pointr/BurningMan

I did the same thing - but mine didn't last even one night. It was a TON of batteries. But because I'm a lazy procrastinator, I'm just buying more batteries this year :(


LEDs I used:

u/sebaswnd · 1 pointr/multicopterbuilds

The PDB i had chosen out is apparently not a good choice. Im going to go with the one you pointed out, thanks.

I'm adding the M3 screws to the list as well as the standoffs, thanks :)

I already have LED like these (without the remote), will they work?
I have some velcro straps, all the sodering tools and plenty of wire and the such. I need to get the UBEC, thanks

u/streetmitch · 1 pointr/battlestations

These leds are really good have them in 4 separate builds. Have 16 feet of them in this build Full rgb.

u/Head_Cockswain · 1 pointr/pcmods

16 feet and more LED's per foot, but half the price. Unless I am mistaken, you can use 12v from your PSU to power them with a little Macgyvering, or buy a kit with a power supply included and plug them separately.

But yes, there are lines drawn on LED strips where it is safe to cut. Just in case a given strip is not marked...You'll see a place with 4(RGB + Ground) little copper contacts every 4 inches(maybe it's 3, I don't recall), you'll want to cut those in half. You can't cut them in just any old place, that can and will screw them up.

If you do it right, you can even solder on wires and make extensions and re-use the rest of the strip in a different location, like on the underside or the back of your case. There are even kits that exist to make that easier.

u/frankenduke · 1 pointr/DIY

That should work.

Edit: sorry missed your second link. Strip lights are really cool for this sort of thing.

You can get more light for less money with something [like this] ( if you don't mind a little diy.

Also colors!

u/iStigmatic · 1 pointr/AverageBattlestations

SUPERNIGHT 5M/16.4 Ft SMD 3528 RGB 300 LED Color Changing Kit with Flexible Strip Light+24 Key IR Remote Control+ Power Supply


Nexlux WiFi Wireless LED Smart Controller Working with Android and IOS System Mobile Phone Free App for GRB LED Light Strips 5050 3528 LEDs Comes With One 24 Keys Remote Control

Download the app for the controller and you can customize it fully via your smart phone.

u/AZPHOX · 1 pointr/battlestations

I spy a republican gunship hiding. love love love. haha

On a more serious note, frames for your posters would be an easy and cheap way to clean things up a bit. Also, rbg lighting can be as simple and cheap as this:

u/ToXIc13BlackFriday · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

This basic remote that comes with LED strips usually:

The battery is fine and it works but I realy want to be able to point it in different angles and still be able to use it because no I need to be 1m or closer and aim dirrectly to it and the reciever is in pretty uncomfortable spot so I have to walk there everytime and put my hand behind shelf to change colors. Maybe I can modify the remote and/or reciever to be able to do it from ~5m and in different angles too? I understand that I cant point the remote away and hope that it will work but cmon I can't be wrong by 0.5 degrees now if I want it to work now....

K I am bit oversaturating but I realy want to upgrade it a bit XD


u/jfranzen8705 · 1 pointr/homelab

Absolutely. That's the plan. I think maybe a custom build "picture frame" from the local micheals or other craft hobby store, then some Ikea hinges that soft close. Then just glue a sheet of plexiglass in there. I'm also thinking of throwing in some of these in:

u/WetRatShit · 1 pointr/DetroitRedWings

These lights here are pretty good for any man cave

And if you want to spend some money on a good frame job for a jersey I got mine from Detroit City Sports. It's about $300 but they do a really nice job.

u/zeyezai · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I think most people use these ones.

Personally use Ever Lighting and they have been good for the past 4 months and I keep them on for like half the day.

However, I think they only really sell white ones. Since I lived in Canada and didn't care for color, I went with them.

u/wescullison · 1 pointr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT 5M/16.4 Ft SMD 3528 RGB 300 LED Color Changing Kit with Flexible Strip Light+24 Key IR Remote Control+ Power Supply

Here you go!

u/Caroarinq · 1 pointr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Lights -... - These are good for the price but I recommend the brand 'Daybetter.' They're more expensive but good and they're waterproof.

u/VRismyreality · 1 pointr/battlestations

NZXT 820 Gunmetal Crow and some LED strip like that
You should order double faced tape extra tho, since this doesn't include any option to tape it to the back of your table.

u/FurnaceFuneral · 1 pointr/VaporwaveAesthetics

Basically I installed this in the back of my TV: LEDs

This is the shadow cast from it. Looks pretty nice.

u/Stuck_in_a_depo · 1 pointr/MAME
u/captain_zerg · 1 pointr/battlestations

I'm planning on getting these ones.

OP's are 5050 which are great, but they can only display one color at a time. The 3528 can have multiple colors. I've been doing research on this, because I want to make this

u/MyWorkThrowawayShhhh · 1 pointr/Bladesmith

I was thinking one of those Chinese build-your-own kits from amazon. They run off a battery I think, but there may be some that run off a wall plug too. I believe you can cut them to the size you need, and you could connect separate pieces to one control unit with a bit of soldering.

EDIT: Something like this. Never used one so I can't attest to their effectiveness

u/azor__ahai · 1 pointr/makeuporganization

I'm from Germany, but I think my father got them from OBI (a German DIY retailer). You can also get some on Amazon! They even have customer images from people who used them for their mirrors.

u/OverTheCandleStick · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)


LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/hineybush · 1 pointr/pcmods

I had the NZXT kit that /u/neums08 posted, but found that the LEDs were too far apart.

I bought this LED strip from Amazon and wired the included power jack thing to a 12v molex connection with a 100-ohm resistor in series. I wired in a power switch, and put it in the PCI slot plate from the NZXT kit. It's pretty clean looking, I just want to find something to diffuse the LEDs even more because I don't really like the point-lighting they give off.

It's essentially the same as the kit that /u/agent67248 posted, but more DIY and no RGB functionality.

u/Spaded21 · 1 pointr/hometheater

I've bought about 20 of these and never had an issue

u/suitedcrabs · 1 pointr/arduino

Thanks for the reply. As for the kind of strips, I got these...

LED Strips

Is there a source where I can learn about voltage drop?

What do I use to bridge the gap between strips/cabinets?

u/ba12348 · 1 pointr/DIY

LED strips. That one is daylight white, but you can get them in other colors or even RGB with a remote to change the color. it also doesn't come with a power supply, so you'll need a 12v power supply to go with it, the little plug in wall transformers work, the whole strip draws less than an amp. Note that while this claims to be safe to touch, exposed electronics are always a risk in a public place, you might want to look for waterproof ones that are covered in silicone. I don't think I've seen a strip like this that can't be cut, usually in 4 inch lengths.
edit Found some waterproof ones that I've purchased in the past.

u/Chopchopstixx · 1 pointr/guns

Check this out: LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC...

Also... Search for the motion sensor . I also bought and installed the power outlet for Liberty Safes.

u/cenobyte40k · 1 pointr/SolarDIY

depends on how often you are running that fan. That battery is pretty small and so is the panel. But I just ran a little LED tape and that worked great.

I have the panel to the controller, controller to the battery, and then battery to the fusebox/busbar and from there to the things I wanted to operate. In this case two fans, LED light inside, LED spots outside, a RV water pump for the shower, a set of USB change plugs and a set of 12v car lighter style jacks for laptops and the like. Also plugged in 500w inverter but almost never used it. Ran all the lights and fans via a set of standard household light switches I had and used left over Romex as the wiring. I have 2 100w panels and 4 t105 batteries or around 450amps at 12v.

LED tape that you can cut to the length you want and stick up: (They make it waterproof too)

u/josiahpeters · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I can't find the link to ones I bought for our kitchen remodel back in 2013. These are pretty close to what we had.

We may have ordered more of a yellow light instead of a daylight LED (more blueish). You can attach these with a very strong double stick tape without much of a profile.

u/zydecopolka · 1 pointr/Kombucha

For the time being, you could wrap a towel around them until you get a heat source. If there's a home brew shop near you, you might want to look for something like this or this and until you can afford more heat sources, maybe a hard sided cooler with some hot water bottles? Oh, or, something like this that you could wrap around more than one jar.

u/SpongebobsBurgers · 1 pointr/electricians

Thanks, I'm probably making this more complicated then it needs to be. These are the leds I'm using. Just bare leds.

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon

u/Emmie_Zzom · 1 pointr/DIY

Ive found lighting strips at home hardware (Any home modification store would likely have them) or you could order them on amazon. Just obviously read reviews. They sometimes come with a really sticky backing thatll allow you to just stick em up, but other times theyll come with some other reinforcement or a recommended reinforcement that you have to purchase separately.
^^^ Cheap and the reviews aren't bad considering the price. Also comes with self adhering double sided tape.
^^^These are just plain white it seems but again the reviews aren't bad and they're reasonably priced.

u/woodfurnace · 1 pointr/DIY

You could go to amazon and get these
LE 12V DC Flexible LED Strip Lights, 16.4ft/5m LED Light Strips, Daylight White, 300 Units 3528 LEDs, Non-waterproof, Lighting Strips, LED Tape
I bought a set for my gun case, for about 7 dollars more i added a remote power and fader controller. All you need is a 12vdc transformer and you will be set. You can cut them to length, and use the connectors that they have available, or solder wires in. I have done both.

u/mosarmini · 1 pointr/pcmods

Ah, I'm looking to just have a simple white LED setup. If I were to buy this, how do I connect it to the molex connector?

u/marswithrings · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

well, generally speaking the more you decide to care about aesthetics, the more money you'll need to be willing to shell out. but honestly, i think you can do the LEDs cheaper than you're expecting.

first, RGB LEDs definitely get up in the 20+ range fast, but if you drop the RGB you can get them way cheaper. if you drop the color you might be able to get them even cheaper! i mean heck, at this point the LED strip is cheaper than the fans you're buying.

not to mention you can definitely take just one of those strips and chop it up into the individual pieces you need if you're willing to do a little wiring, so you would only need to buy one of them. wiring them into the case has the added bonus of meaning you don't necessarily need a remote control to turn them on/off (just unplug them if you want them off), so you dont have to worry about whether the cheaper LED kits come with one or not. i know there are also some LED strip kits designed specifically for things like computer cases that are already broken up into a few different sections for you as well - at a glance i'm not really seeing any on amazon, i'm sure you could find them if you were interested.

case fans definitely aren't the kind of thing you should count on reselling of trading in for much value, but it's always nice to have some extra fans if you're getting into building. before you know it you'll be helping your friend with a build or building a new rig for yourself, or one of your fans will die or something and you'll be happy you have a backup - even if you have a good "lol" at that fan having purple LEDs that dont fit the current theme, it's great to have a functional fan until you can purchase a replacement.

a solid mechanical keyboard is something you can definitely count on being able to trade in for value down the road, but i'm not particularly familiar with either of the boards you're talking about so just do your research before you pull the trigger on one.

u/Kashinoda · 1 pointr/battlestations

Wasn't Ikea, just kept looking on eBay and someone was selling old stock. £20 for a 3 meter board so I grabbed a couple. I think Wickes is probably better than Ikea if buying new.

Adjustable legs were the most expensive at £24 for 6:

Lights £6 from Amazon:

u/wespor · 1 pointr/led

Needs to be delivered by hand by Friday.


Based on information I've gotten here and from friends, the guy screwed up the order and that's probably why he bailed on the job. I guess 5v is weird? And they are purple instead of white because he didn't order RGB-W. I've ordered these 12v white LEDs.



By my calculation I'll be using 90 feet per light box. Just need to figure out how to battery power those. There's a chance there will be outlets on site but the client wants battery just in case. Feel like I've got two options here, got for wall plugin and include plug in batteries. Which my friend said was a lot of necessary conversions... or find a no-nonsense easily rechargeable battery. I won't be operating these, sales people will so I need to make it simple, plug and play, either way.



u/AddictedToComedy · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Slightly different form-factor, but you could always get a setup like this for less than half the cost:

LED Flexible Light Strip - $8 Prime

Power supply - $8 Prime

I'm betting someone will come along and tell me there are even cheaper options than the one I linked, especially going through a Chinese site :D

u/QTheory · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Thanks for all the help.

I have a proposed rig that I'd like to review with you.

  1. Power supply. 20000mAH as you suggested. Has a dc out.
  2. Male to Male coupler to plug in the power splitter from #3 into the power supply.
  3. Power Splitterto distribute power to the 5 panels
  4. A Dimmer is attached to each end of the splitter.
  5. Finally, the end of the led strips are connected to this DC connector cable to plug into the male end of the dimmer.
  6. [LED strip lights] (

    I went the route of non-soldering, and I don't mind having the cable lengths. Will this work or just blow up in my face?
u/tmprof · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I use LED strips and a 9 volt battery. Just get your LED's from amazon here:

u/pokerfacetwin · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I tried gutting the old fluorescent fixtures and putting these strips in them with these power supplies. I only did two of the 6 so far because I wanted to see how they held up after a year or so.

So far so-so, its more work than its worth and I would rather buy some than do the rest of them, but I haven't found any that look good and are hard wired for 110V (most have plugs).

I suppose I will finish them eventually as I already have all the parts.

Also, I can control them all with this remote, which is nice.

u/BobFaggot1945 · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

What size of tank do you have? I used 3 of these for a 55 gallon tank. It's actually on the side of too much light. I put them in rain gutter like this that I bought from home depot.

u/FanxySkull · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

Ok so I was thinking of using the LED strip, then use the T-shape connector and the L-shape connector to connect all the strip together. The T-shape connector will be connect with a cord as well like in the diagram I drew. But I’m a noob and I don’t know if this is possible to make, and what kind of cord or wire should I use in this case? Anyone have any idea or guidance here to help me out?

u/Mateo1185 · 1 pointr/starwarscollecting

LE 16.4ft 12V Flexible LED Strip Lights, LED Tape, 6000K Daylight White, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, Non Waterproof, LED Ribbon, LED Light Strips, For Home/Kitchen/Car/Bar, Power Adapter Included

I bought this one first, but I didn't care for the bright daylight white lights, so I reordered the same kit with warm white lights. I couldn't find that link though. I used thin wire between the shelves. They're hardly noticeable at all if you work them just right.

u/Canuhere · 1 pointr/MineralPorn

Yes, good eye! We used this one:

It can be cut to desired length. We we only put one strip in towards the front but after having all our minerals in there it would be better to have a second in the back. Also the underside of the tape that is adhesive is like a copper look, so we are going to get some white opaque tape to cover it from the outside.

u/Oceslope · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

Thanks for the props. As for the lights, I have a set of these in each case. They are just beyond long enough to fit up, over, and down again; so the end needs to be cut off. They also, have remotes that operate on the same frequency.

There are other types available as well, including multicolor or soft white.

u/AnAngryGoose · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

RGB Link. Adhesive has been great on these, no problems in ~6 months of use.

u/Robots_FTW1 · 1 pointr/pcmods

I use RGB Led strips in my cases. I like them because you can choose any color, and turn them off while your computer is on. I went away from case fans because they were usually one color and you cant turn them off if your computer is on. Both the links come with a remote to control them. They have a tiny IR sensor. If you have a phone with an IR blaster you can control them with an app. They do shut off when you power off your computer. They run on 12 volts, so you can plug them into a spare molex connector. The first link is a better quality RGB set that comes with a molex adapter. They have adjustable brightness. The second link is a cheaper Chinese version. You cannot adjust brightness but you can change the color. Here is a pic of my case with RGB lights

u/thatonekidyouknow · 1 pointr/buildapc

This is what I went with

You can check my post history for how it looks in the case.

u/kokolordas15 · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

And get OS from /r/microsoftsoftwareswap or for free somehow...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor | $179.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $53.88 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Mushkin ECO3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $64.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card | $249.99 @ B&H
Case | Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $54.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter | $17.08 @ OutletPC
Keyboard | Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard | $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other| Redragon M901 PERDITION 16400 DPI High-Precision Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse for PC, MMO, 18 Programmable Buttons, Weight Tuning Cartridge, 12 Side Buttons, 5 programmable user profiles, Omron Micro Switches (White) | $35.99
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $815.54
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-12 08:48 EDT-0400 |

Cannot think of any other way of getting you all these colors without hurting the builds performance.I believe it came out nicely.

u/Ramone252 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Deze zou je ook nog kunnen doen, niet supergoedkoop ($30), maar komt met alles inbegrepen en denk dat je hem in Nederland wel wat goedkoper kan vinden zonder de verzendkosten en invoerrechten:®-Computer-Light-Remote-control/dp/B00QAX8YPY

u/Splosion_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If all you want is the ability to change static colors there are cheaper options. a quick amazon search found this. Definitely not as good as a hue or hue+ but if you're on a tight budget it'll get the job done.

u/waig · 1 pointr/DIY


I ended up just using something like this for my old case and then one of these the second time around. Your project is cooler, but these are just plug-and-go in case anyone wants an easy way to just throw some lights in.

I also have a 12v adapter hooked up in my bathroom so that I could run a strip around the edge of the ceiling. RGB showertime.

u/InsertPotatoes · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Maybe something [like this] ( may work, decent reviews

u/DerkhaDerkha14 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I just got one of these. A lot nicer than I expected.

u/BorrowedStardust · 1 pointr/battlestations

The LED kit that is inside the PC case is this combo from Amazon. It is powered off of a 12V molex pin from the PSU. There are plenty of cheaper versions out there. If you know a little bit about circuits and soldering it's pretty easy to put together your own customized LED kit.

The laser cutting is totally fascinating to me! I'm lucky enough to have access to a laser at work. You design your image file on the computer and send it to the laser just like you would your printer. After focusing the beam and adjusting your speed/power settings for the material, the laser goes back and forth making passes and filling in the design. Here's a video of someone else engraving their image. In addition to the plexiglass it also can make awesome designs in wood, glass, metal and almost anything else you can think of.

u/arse_full_of_farts · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here ya go. Easy to install.

u/iamsihun · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use these and they work great:
You can pretty much change the color to whatever you want and has multiple cycling modes.
Here are some pictures of it in my build:

u/reprobation · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/SolidSeverus · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This one looks good, I suppose. I don't really like case LEDs for aesthetic reasons, but if you do this kit is RGB and comes with a remote to change the color/strobe effects.

u/HueLights · 1 pointr/Hue

The bulb resets to the normal white light at full brightness (i.e., 2710K). You may want to complement the A19 bulbs with a Lightstrip Plus. These have the same color representation as the Gen 3 bulbs and work great under counters or behind TVs:

u/SocketRience · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

unfortunately, the philips hue light strip is not cheap either..

(remember you need the bridge for it to work)

u/FredFriendship · 1 pointr/Hue
u/SirFadakar · 1 pointr/titanfall

I take it this is your application given the TF2 videos are already on the page?

Regardless, I don't have any Hue lights but I've wanted some for a while. Would I need a bridge for this or could I just buy this and have it working standalone?

u/sillyrants · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Right, I'm not suggesting you build the thing DIY. I'm just saying you need the "smartness" to be in the lightstrip itself rather than the plug, because there is no reliable, standard way for a plug to tell a lightstrip what brightness to go to. In the old days, dimmer switches worked in ways that modern LEDs don't like. So the lightstrip itself has to be able to modulate brightness on its own.

The one I linked to, and others like it, have mobile apps with timer functions. You don't have to DIY anything, just set the timing in the app.

Edit: If you prefer a name-brand one:

It'll require a Hue bridge though.

u/theazman · 1 pointr/homeautomation

This the non dimmable one? Or is it this one ?

u/techtornado · 1 pointr/Hue

Here's the deal- $50 for the lightstrip and $50 for 4x white bulbs

I'll poke around for some apps (feel free to recommend some)
Will also ask Phillips if it will be possible in a future firmware update.

u/Alex3M3TI8 · 1 pointr/Hue
u/absurdio · 1 pointr/DIY

Hey, fella. This looks beautiful. Well done. I imagined doing something like this myself, once, but the technical know-how is... not something I possess. This is very helpful. In my dream setup, it'd be done using the hue version, so I could control the case lights from my phone. But thanks a lot for posting this. :)

u/HapaHaole13 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

In my example, I believe I would need 3 FLS-PP IP Zigbee ballasts ($55ea), 1-2 RGBW LED strips ($17ea), 3 power adaptors ($17ea), a splitter (~$15ea), and 4 ethernet cable adaptors (~$20 total). Grand total ~$268 on the conservative end + tax.

Or I could buy 3 Hue lightstrips ($90ea), splitter (~$15ea), and 4 ethernet cable adaptors (~$20 total). Grand total ~$305 + tax.

I could save ~$40 or bite the bullet and know that my current ecosystem will work seamlessly with the Hue lightstrips. Either way its not cheap but there are trade offs to going the DIY route.

Please disprove my estimates/theory, I would happily pay less for a setup with equal functionality :)

P.S. I'll add links to the items listed above but I'm on the train commuting in and the wifi sucks :/

u/east140 · 1 pointr/Hue
u/shishkababy · 1 pointr/macsetups
u/Kipling89 · 1 pointr/battlestations


It does not come with a hub. You can achieve the same look for less money with sengled leds. I just already had a couple lights in the phillips hue ecosystem. Also the sengled light strips get uncomfortably hot to the touch, tradeoffs I guess

u/Digital_1mpulse · 1 pointr/battlestations

It’s the Philips hue lightstrip +: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant

u/pettyrevengestories · 1 pointr/Hue

Also Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light is nearly at its lowest price. It is $59.98 now, down from $89.99

u/CaptZ · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

No, I got the a couple weeks back. It's regular price. They have different price points all over Amazon and I stumbled across this one. It's normal price is $59.

u/Billism · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I bought the below "Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip" last year on and have been very happy with it. Though, it looks like you can only find them pre-owned or new from 3rd parties on, currently.

u/itsbruuh · 1 pointr/battlestations

Tingkam LED strips. I have one on the back of the monitor and one on the back of the desk.

u/diabeticporpoise · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Thanks again for it, I've been having a blast with it. Speakers are arguably important!

Don't get me started on what a pain lighting was... I recommend it, buy some led strips on amazon, this only cost me like 40 bucks for 30 feet of durable lights. What made it a pain was one of the strands broke because I was being stupid and tried to twist it weird so it snapped. I didn't want to buy another, instead I handmade a current reverser to switch the polarity in a jerry rigged connection. It sucked, and is uber fragile. But it works and is clamped down to not move at all now!

Edit: here's the LEDs I used :

I recommend them, durable if you aren't stupid and look good

u/Animegame97 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use an ikea dioder behind my monitors and this rgb strip that runs behind the desk.

u/cadams77 · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

Desk LEDs:

Tingkam® 16.4 ft 5M Waterproof 5050 SMD RGB LED Flexible Strip Light Black PCB Board Color Changing Decoration Lighting 150 LEDS Kit + 44 key Remote Controller+ 2.5A US Power Adapter

Computer case LEDs:

Phanteks PH-LEDKT_COMBO: RGB LED Strip Combo Set - Retail Cases

u/Toastyparty · 1 pointr/battlestations

[here yah go](Tingkam® 16.4 ft 5M Waterproof 5050 SMD RGB LED Flexible Strip Light Black PCB Board Color Changing Decoration Lighting 150 LEDS Kit + 44 key Remote Controller+ 2.5A US Power Adapter

u/theerealdeal · 1 pointr/battlestations

This. For the price, it's pretty good and it also has good reviews.

u/hyp36rmax · 1 pointr/sffpc

I use this LED Strip that connects directly to my ASUS MAXIMUS HERO X:

Should be the same for your Strix. Just cut the length you need and use the pre-soldered connector on the led strip end to the provided ASUS cable adapter.

You can also solder a new connector on the freshly cut end of the rest of the unused strip for more in the future.

u/Me16824 · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I used these Dioder Lights from IKEA on the front. They're wired, and have the ability to change color too which is really nice. I kinda think that these would have come out a lot brighter, but im for the most part happy with that i've got.

On the back, I rigged these LED strips. They're also wired, and once you get the right materials, really easy to learn. The only difficult thing is that these in particular had a waterproof coating on them that made it impossible to connect together without peeling the waterproof coating entirely off where the two cut strips connected, but it looks great now, so it doesn't matter TOO much now.

u/digitalfauxtog · 1 pointr/battlestations

Just saw this.

I have bought a number of them on Amazon over the last few years, and currently have these ones around the computer monitors, an iMac, and around two TV's around the house. I think these are fantastic. I used a single strand for around all three monitors, and the 32" up top, and have a shorter strip running along the edge of the desk, on it's own circuit, so it can change to a different color if I want it too.

I bought these ones specifically because the strip itself is black, and goes better against the black on the monitors, and because it comes with a nice little remote, that I can easily change color / intensity as well as toggle the power on and off.

u/ObamaVapes · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Just look on Amazon lol.

u/Grizzled--Kinda · 1 pointr/buildapc

Very, if you don't have a molex plug on your gpu then they sell some that run off of USB.

These are pretty good intro into the world of LEDs:

Black PCB TV BackLight Kit,Computer Case LED Light,eTopxizu 3.28Ft Multi-colour 30leds Flexible 5050 RGB USB LED Strip Light with 5v USB Cable And Mini Controller For TV/PC/Laptop Background Lighting

u/Mfvd · 1 pointr/buildapc

I was referring to this my h270 gigabyte gaming supports 12V while the LED is 4V, is this okay? Really worried it might fry my mobo since its cheap

u/GoofyGooberNumba1 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Here you go

Seriously, you can't go wrong with this thing as far as desk lighting (or behind the monitor). If you want it for your case, simply cut to fit.

u/nasteeenate · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

This guy right here!

u/THOMASTHEDANKENGlNE · 1 pointr/buildapc

I bought a gigabyte ab350 gaming 3 motherboard and it came with a 5 pin rgb header cable. My rgb strip only has 4 pins. It says WBRG^ underneath the 5 pins which im guessing is white blue red green and ground but in what way should I insert the rgb strip's pins? This is the item. In what way should i put in the pins?

u/MP32Gaming · 1 pointr/battlestations

My friend told me about that a few months back and I think they might exist now but I'm not sure.

For OP - These just came in today and they look sweet plus one of the modes cycles through the spectrum. I wouldn't call it a "wave" as in the colors change from left to right, like an RGB keyboard; they all change at once and you can control the speed too

u/Embyyy · 1 pointr/buildapc

These are them right? It appears they come with an adapter to make them compatible with motherboards, I assume its the same with yours. If so you found me the perfect led strip. Any idea how long it is?

u/Ignis_Cogitare · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you are at uni, you could probably get someone to teach you. With soldiering, you could make custom wires and lengths, allowing you to place the LED strips in any configuration.

Without that, your options are things like this:

u/Christopho · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm looking to buy Aura Sync compatible RGB strips for my Fractal Design Define S case.

How many strips would I need to provide a full illumination while looking through the window side panel? Are 2 strips enough? If so, which locations would be better to install it in (e.g. top and bottom)? Any recommendations on brands? I've heard Phanteks is good.

I'm planning on connecting this to my Asus Strix B350 motherboard which I believe has 2 RGB headers so I'm guessing that should be able to accommodate 2 strips fine.

Thanks in advance.

u/Darkblister · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Beautiful! Lights I guess are just preference. I bought LED lights for my case, I don't use it much anymore but it's nice to keep it illuminated. I purchased this one. I actually have the same motherboard as you as well, you just plug it into the RGB header and it syncs up with the MSI Mystic software

u/NycAlex · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

yes, those look good.

or if you want one from a known brand:



don't buy nzxt or corsair, they are overpriced due to the eco-system they built over the years (cam and icue)

u/Tidlz · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $194.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.85 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $65.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $39.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card | $409.99 @ Newegg
Case | Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $53.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA B3 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $94.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan | $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan | $14.95 @ Amazon
Monitor | Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor | $319.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1448.27
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| Total | $1403.27
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 11:21 EDT-0400 |

Some of Phanteks LED strips for the case. It has a built in controller for these strips, so installation will be easy.

u/Graphics_Nerd · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I put these in my case They work just fine.

u/Ch1ckenuggets · 1 pointr/buildapc

Phanteks actually have their own kit! maybe you could use something like this?

u/RidleyScotch · 1 pointr/buildapc

my motherboard manual says i can plug in 5050 RGB Strips 12V up to 2 continuous meters with max power rating of 3A/12V

i'd like white strips since my case is white and if they have magnetics that be nice but i can live with magnets

Are the Phanteks a good choice of product?

What other LED strips would work in these JRGB headers on the mobo?

u/Ronny070 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Couple of questions. I need to buy some thermal paste for my CPU, and I have these 2 options, is there any difference between them that I should be aware of? Option 1 and Option 2. By the way, this is my first time applying some paste, even though I already know (it's been practically drilled into my brain by this ub and the pcmasterrace one) that I should use a very small amount of it, do I need to give the paste time to cool off or something like that? Or could I just attach the heatsink and start using it normally?

Also, I was gonna buy some led strips for my case and I really wanted to avoid getting a soldering iron. I had my eye on these, and I don't see anything in regards to whether they will need soldering in order to install them or not.

u/Computerknight54 · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/pilly101 · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/wirelessdarkness · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

not a problem! i'll link you the two pieces on Amazon and can show you "how they work/look" in your case as well since I have the same thing :)

(actually, if we're just looking at "brand new" and not on sale prices, you're looking at about $30 total)

standard and not aluminium, hate to say it but I ended up trying both and the alm. looks nice but makes no real major difference worth two of these (and if you really want to go to that level, you'd probably just buy an RGB fan for like $10 more!) (EDIT: Since we're talking an NZXT case I believe their pre-installed fans are 120" so this should be right - if they are 140, it's about the same price but a different listing)

as for the strips:

u/Waifu4Laifu · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is the one I have,

Works great. Not sure if 5V strips will work, but I wouldn't want to test that and have something die on me lol

u/IsabellaQY · 1 pointr/buildapc

The LED strip is marketed only for the Phanteks Luxe case, a bulky full tower case. The LED strip recommended by Phanteks to use with the P400S is the combo pack here

If your goal is maxing out FPS at max settings, a 1070 would probably serve you well

Finally, if you want to overclock, I'd say go with the Corsair H60 liquid cooler for about 30 bucks more than the 212 EVO. It'll have way better performance.

u/Wait_o · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/objektiv_1 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

See the link! Love that it has magnets which makes it super easy to deal with.

LED Strip

u/ctretina · 1 pointr/iBUYPOWER

For whatever it's worth, I agree with your roommate. If you're looking to use Corsair RGB fans, then investing in a Commander Pro only makes sense. The Commander provides power for all of your fans, superior fan control, and control over all of your RGB in a coordinated manner.


Amazon has it on sale now:


As well as the 3x fans:


Good luck!



u/spicedpumpkins · 1 pointr/Corsair

Will ONE Commander PRO Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller be able to support NINE LL120 fans by itself if the mobo has one RGB header?

--> commander pro here.

I know it can do 6 fans no problems but how about nine?

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u/montyp2000 · 1 pointr/MSI_Gaming

Forget what I just said. The lighting node pro doesn't seem to come with the hub unless you buy the kit that has fans too. The LNP and hub separately are only $10 less than the corsair commander pro which is the controller, fan hub w/ speed controller, temp sensors and 2 extra USB headers in 1 box. Definitely worth the upgrade.

u/bartex69 · 1 pointr/NZXT

This one?

You probably don't know if will fit in back of H500i?

If I want to change today for MB do I need some spliter? From what I see there is one port for cooling that I'm using form my Corsair and the one under I need to connect those 3?

u/NicholasTheGr8t · 1 pointr/watercooling

Not the cheapest option, but the Corsair Commander Pro has 4 temperature sensor headers.

And and comes with decent software:

u/Carpi_2001 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I’m pretty sure the Corsair Commander Pro uses the USB 2.0 port. Any fan works with the fan headers, but the rgb control only works with iCue compatible fans.

The nzxt h500i uses a USB 2.0 controller as well.

There are also fan hubs like this that go right into the fan header on the motherboard, they act as just a splitter rather than a controller.
These ones are cheeper.

u/JJPizzle · 1 pointr/buildapc

Then you probably have to get a fan hub with rgb header like this one.
There are also cheaper versions but i have no experience with any of them.

u/relevant_pet_bug · 1 pointr/buildapc

It's called LED RGB lighting. It can cost a LOT of Money, or very little depending on how crazy you want to go.

However, many parts can be purchased with RGB lighting, such as RAM, Motherboards (MOBOs), and Graphics cards can have RGB. There are even a couple SSDs. The problem here is that most low end or value oriented parts don't have RGB lighting. You usually have to pay more and buy higher end parts to get included RGB. That is not always the case, but RGB will almost always cost more.

Also, there are two kinds of RGB, 12v non addressable, and 5v addressable. 12V simply lights up, you can sometimes change color with an included remote. 5v addressable allows you to use software to change your RGB. This is very important when buying parts. Most budget MOBOs only have a connector for 12V RGB. Midrange and high end MOBOs can have both connectors, but you need to go look at the MOBOs specifications page at the MOBOs website. One common problem is the Phanteks P300 budget case (looks cool, awful thermal performance) needs a 5v RGB connector, but most people buying a case in that price range are also buying lower end Motherboards, most of which don't have a 5v connector. It has led to a lot of complaints because people don't realize the difference in RGB headers.

The next problem is that MOBOs only have a couple a RGB connectors. Even at the high end, most only have 4 connectors, typically 2 5v and 2 12v. This means that if you were to go all out on RGB like I have, your MOBO would need 11 connectors. So now I need an RGB device, Fan controller, and/or splitter cable like the corsair commander pro and the Corsair Lighting Node Pro

Here is an example from my current system, and the money I spent, to show you how quickly the costs for RGB parts can skyrocket. Later on I will suggest some cost effective lighting below:

RGB components specifically:
8 Corsair RGB LL120 Case fans. $90 on sale for 3 3packs for $270. Each 3 pack comes with a lighting node pro, so I don't need to buy one separately.
1 Corsair LL140 140 RGB Case Fan I jury-rigged to my Air Cooler. $35
1 Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Light Enhancement Kit. This is fake RGB Dummy RAM designed to look like real RAM. I use this to fill up those ugly empty Ram Slots. $40
1 Corsair Commander PRO Fan Controller. Even high end motherboards don't have enough fan headers for 9 fans , so I had to buy this. It also gives me 2 extra 5v slots. I paid $60.
1 Corsair lighting Node Pro Specifically for the addressable RGB lighting strips. $50 and I never used it. I need to install the strips but I have been very lazy.

Parts that I bought with RGB lighting as an added bonus.

G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4-3600 RAM. This was high end Samsung B-die ram. At the time I bought this, the cheapest non RGB B-die kit was $30 cheaper.
2 Team RGB SSDs, the 5v addressable variety. They also make a 12v non-addressable. I chose the 5V because the Corsair Lighting node is a 5v RGB Device so they could be plugged into it. These were about $10-15 more then comparable SSDs.

Right there we are looking a $500 for a high end, all out RGB build. You will notice that almost all my products come from Corsair, or can sync with it. This is because there is no standard for RGB lighting, and many manufacturers design their specific systems to work mainly with their own software. They will still light up, but the lighting patterns won't sync with other manufacturers.

By now you are probably horrified at the cost of my setup, so here are some cost effective solutions. Just because they are on this list does not mean they are good or necessarily have my recommendation. Many of these parts were chose cause they were the first thing to appear when I looked this stuff up that had reasonable user reviews:

Cheap Chinese no Sync RGB Fans There are bunch of cheap chinese RGB fans that come with a Remote and little box. I have no idea what RGB this uses, supposedly it uses 5v but with a 4 pin connector, which is weird cause most 5v connectors are 3 pin. I would be very careful about plugging in anything besides these fans to this thing's controller. You could fry your system if you plug in a strip that isn't designed for it.

A 5 Fan 12v KIT These need an open 12V RGB port on your motherboard.

Cheap 5v and 12v RGB strips. There are probably even cheaper options, but these were the first that showed up on amazon.

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Light Enhancement Kit This thing hides ugly empty Ram slots. It looks really good in build.

Another Common way to add RGB is by buying parts with RGB:

Team RGB SSD in 5v and 12v flavors, make sure you buy the right one. Most of these appear to be currently out of stock, I hope they haven't gone out of production. That sucks cause I was planing to buy 2 more. I paid 110 for 1TB Drive, and 50 for 250 GB. Be warned the Kingston HyperX Fury RGB SSD is hot garbage, DO NOT BUY. It uses 75 leds on the same internal part as the memory chip so has massive overheating issues. The Team has 8 LEDs on a different part and is brighter. However, this M2 RGB SSD exists. No idea if it is good or not, but XPG is ADATA and ADATA is a legit brand.

There are a ton of RGB RAMs of all price points. You can get really good deals on RGB ram if you pay attention or know where to look such as at ADATA's official store at Rakuten.

Buy a Graphics card or Motherboard with built in RGB lighting. These typically are mid range or higher end parts, but some lower end GPUs can have RGB also.

Finally, you may need a splitter device. Here are a couple in 12v and 5v a quick search on amazon pulled up, no idea if they are good or not.

u/Epsilon748 · 1 pointr/buildapc

My fractal define r6 actually came with one built in so I didn't have to buy one. The other commenter here gave you one recommendation - Corsair makes the Commander Pro but it's expensive because it's also the LED controller from what I can tell.

The one that came with my case was basically this. A no frills adapter that runs off SATA power and uses one mobo header. Mine is hidden under the mobo tray and all my wires are routed back there. The Corsair LED stuff is a rats nest of cabling. I've also got 4xHD140s, 2x HD120s, 2xLL140s, and 4x LED strips running off of two Node Pros so it's a nightmare to cable manage. You kind of give up fewer wires as soon as you go RGB. This is what mine looks like. The AIO tubes still need cleaned up as they're messy, but cabling is not terrible.

u/Harlodchiang · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes, you'll need this:

This diagram should help:

When installing the H100i, it comes with a RGB splitter that plugs into the pump/CPU block, so no need to plug RGB in hub. However, you do need to plug the fans in the hub.

It does take a bit of work, but it's definitely worth it in the end.

Edit: revised diagram

Edit2: He forgot a PSU, I recommend this one for the build:

u/Steel_Prism · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I just realized something important you may want. You may want a Corsair RGB controller. It is something that you can plug all the RGB components into in order to sync the colors all up and control them all using software on your computer

Heres a link to it on Amazon:

Plus if you ever get any Corsair peripherals such as keyboards and mice you can plug them into the controller and sync them with your PC

u/maybeiwilloneday · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes, you are right. This fan RGB connector is supposed to go to a controller and then to the motherboard.

The controller should be something like this (this is the corsair model):

u/PotatoTwo · 1 pointr/buildapc

A small thing you may want to add is a fan controller. It's nice to not have to run splitters to power several case fans off of one header and try to draw more power than it can safely provide. If you don't want to spend the money for the Corsair Commander Pro there are cheaper options like the the Phanteks Universal Fan Controller

The fans you have in that build should come with the lighting node and RGB hub, but those are only for the lighting aspect. You also need to plan for powering the fans themselves.

u/01001001100110 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Anytime. The only thing I want to note is the Corsair fans require the lighting node pro / commander pro to connect properly.

It is a bit of a pain, in that respect. I believe other RGB setups like NXZT and the like all have proprietary connectors on them.

u/Robot3RK · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Most modern motherboards today support RGB fan controls. Corsair makes it easier to control RGB even on an older motherboard that doesn't normally support RGB without workarounds (USB header / rgb fan manufacturer software controls). I believe you can connect it to a USB header and all you would need is Corsair Link (old) / Corsair iCUE (new) to control the RGB.

u/Dark_24 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Corsair has their Commander pro

it also integrates with their Lighting Node PRO:

It would integrate with the H100i and run RGB stuff.. Not to mention you can also control Fan's..

Their new iCUE software looks to be pretty good and getting better (now that the programming is handled in house and not a 3rd party developer)

I would get that over say anything NZXT as I HATE CAM (software) - but that is a personal grudge..

If you want RGB full integration / Fans(LED's) Mouse / Keyboard / Light strip LED's you would be best served going with one Eco system..

check out this post :

u/Fuzzy_Socrates · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ah, so there isn't software that can just control them all?

Looking into

would this be worth a purchase?

u/D-Mace · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yeah that's the only 3pin/ARGB header. Yeah they are different, I'd much rather have a 3 pin extension bc I don't know how well the 3pin/4pin adapter would work.

A big issue for this is my rgb strip is pre-installed in my distribution block i'm using for my watercooling build. So i cant just trade it out with another strip. It's like stuck inside there.

I should also add I already have this rgb and fan controller, so I don't want to get another one.

u/moustachtic · 1 pointr/prusa3d

This is what I used. Works well just make sure you get the right length. Here's the back

u/ohheyashleyyy · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/Caedwp · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/Cpt_Panda · 1 pointr/Sneakers

LINK There are tons of options on amazon this is just the one that worked for me because it was cheap and the right size

u/HomieMcBro · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here is a cheap one that is good

u/carigs · 1 pointr/cosplayprops

USB Powered LED Strips

I think this is about as close as you'll get.

u/Thumptubbing · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Very cheap with a little remote to control them. Thank you!

u/largepanda · 1 pointr/buildapc

You don't need anything particularly fancy. Just get a simple kit like this. They're designed to be cut apart, you can attach multiple lengths together with some wire and very easy soldering.

u/DaoDeer · 1 pointr/3Dprinting


($6)Wires:For the MOFSET mod


($6)Wire spades:For the MOFSET mod

($8)Assorted M3 Bolts:You need some for a few mods and for the bolts you will inevitably strip on this cheap wonderful machine

($13)Longer assorted M3 Bolts:For a few mods

($9)M4 Bolts:For one of the mods

($9)Metric allen wrench set:Had to order one of these since metric tools aren’t common round these parts

(~$20) PLA of preferred choice- You’ll run out of the sample bit quick so go ahead and order a roll or two to be prepared. You will note some upgrades require ABS so a small spool of that to your order will also help.

($6)M3 Lock nuts:Critically needed for a simple mod

($10)Threaded rod and nuts:Please note that this item seemed difficult to find online. I recommend going to your local hardware store and getting two 5/16” rods of at least 16” in length. They should have an assortment of threaded rod in various lengths available. Also note that the pitch of the threading matches the nuts you buy. Further instructions regarding this can be seen in Azza’s Z-Axis braces below.)

($6)9mm Wrench for the nozzle: Don’t wait for your first clog, go ahead and have this on hand to remove/change the nozzle. Note to only tighten/loosen the nozzle when heated.

Below is the order of printable upgrades I recommend but I suggest you mix in a few other prints along the way because this is a hobby after all and you should be having fun. It helps to have your quality as tuned in as much as possible for some of these so be patient and keep trying if you need to.


Spool holder- temporary : Until you can mount your spool on top of the enclosure or any other personal preference.

Belt tensioner- print x2


Shielded stop button

Cable relocator : It’s a pain, but if you spend the time to do this and turn your extruder motor 90 degrees then you can get the full Z height without ruining your cables. It does involve opening all the cables to the PSU and feeding a few extra inches back through the cable chains.

Cable shroud : Looks nice if you do the cable relocator.

The following need to be printed in ABS:

M3 Bed Nut retainer: 10/10 upgrade. I know they look worse than the nice metal stock ones, but these help keep your bed level longer.


Glass bed Holder

Now that the first major round of printed upgrades is done it’s time to shift to a few more supplies to pick up to really fine tune the machine.


($5)Radial fan: For CiiCooler

($5)Glue sticksThis and a glass bed is magic

($25)Borosilicate glass 8” x 8”

($26)Y-Carriage plate upgrade: This has been a nice upgrade as I now only need to relevel the bed every couple weeks instead of every print. Check out this guide for a ‘how to’ as well as a free upgrade by shifting your Y pulley over.

($15)rechargeable dehumidifier: For keeping in the bin with your opened filaments

($9)Extruder gears: Might be able to hold off on these, but will need eventually. If for some reason you have a Maker Select with metal X-axis blocks (V1 and V2, but not V2.1) then this is a must. You can follow this guide for a how to.

($28)Metal extruder plate and lever: Not needed, but nice.

($14)Noctua 40mm fan: Not needed, but makes the printer a lot quitter. A LOT quieter.

($50)MicroSwiss All Metal Hot End: The destruction of my PTFE tube by this point pushed me to doing this upgrade. If needed you can follow this guide for replacement. Remember to tighten/loosen when the nozzle its hot.

($6)Ceramic cotton: Tore off the stock one when replacing for the all metal hot end by accident. At least its thicker than stock

Now that the printer is in its final form, its time for the enclosure which is a stacked Ikea Lack hack.


Spool holder

Pi Case

120mm fan cover

Fan grill

120mm fan PSU modification: I edited this to fit upside down since my PSU is mounted on the underside. This was nice since I blew the 40mm fan anyways so it made everything a lot quieter than before.

IKEA Lack filament guide

Webcam holder: This is one I designed specifically for the webcam I happen to have lying around. The camera mount piece can be changed out no problem though for what ever webcam you have or buy. The SketchUp file is included on Thingiverse for such purpose.


($20)2x Ikea Lack: Luckily there is one right down the street from me. I am located in North America though, so we do not have the STUVA, if you live literally anywhere else you may check in to this as an alternative.

($80)Plexi glass for enclosure: Could be cheaper alternatives, but it looks cool

($9)Foam pads for feet

($42)Raspberry Pi3: For OctoPrint. I also suggest using a different USB cable than the stock one provided by Monoprice or you will have issues.

($9)2x 120mm fans: Used for the power supply cooling and enclosure

($6)Rocker Switches so that the enclosure fan can be on for PLA, but off for ABS

($15)Dimmable LED lights

($10)8mm LED light connectors

$250 printer + $452 upgrades/parts + ~$80 PLA/ABS to date

u/uzimonkey · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

The batteries don't last nearly long enough and honestly LED strip lighting is cheaper. $15 and comes with power supply, dimmer and mounting brackets. You will have to get a bit creative in cutting and routing wires through or behind your cabinets, but it's worth the extra effort since it's better lighting and you'll never have to change batteries. There are also a range of angled brackets and diffusers that are pretty cheap as well.

u/The-Magic-Tuba-Pixie · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I used a Ustellar LED Strip! It comes with its own power supply and dimmable switch, which was super great. It's got an adhesive back to it so all I did was cut it to length and stick it on and that's literally it.


Best decision I made in regards to workstations. I get even lighting all around my workstation so I'm never having to readjust for when my giant head is in the way of my lightsource and it even takes pretty good WiP shots!

u/Azara1th · 1 pointr/liberalgunowners

I used this single color LED strip from Amazon and this IR sensor. I took out all the guns and shelves and taped it up (using the backing, they're self-stick) from the plug end first and ran it alongside the far right wall, across the top, then down the left wall and cut it at the floor (there are "cut here" marks). The LED strip then plugs into the IR sensor, which plugs into the power supply that came with the LED strip.

I ran the IR sensor near the hinge because that's the easiest spot, and used a scrap of wood along to clamp it in place using screws into the side of the safe. That bit I'm not sure about, since it may be less than ideal, and certainly looks hackish, but taping it didn't work (wall's fabric is too loose) and I didn't want to cut out a square of the fabric to tape it directly to the solid surface beneath.

u/Freeball_Friday · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Depends on how deep your aquarium is, and how bright the florescent bulb is. But probably not enough light tbh. Here's what I've been doing lately. Get some LED strip lights, then attach them however you want. You could remove the florescent blulb and attach these inside the light fixture you already have. You could even wrap them around your florescent light bulb. Or you could create your own light fixture using rain gutter from a hardware store (if you are in the US, i'd recommend Lowes over home depot, they have better gutter at Lowes). It will be long (15 feet or so) so you'll have to run it back and forth a few times. This will give you enough light to grow even high light plants.

Also, it seems counterintuitive, but I'd recommend the non-waterproof lights. They are much brighter.

u/phr0ze · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Hi. I have found better lights and I modified the back plate to accommodate the new lights and still work with the old lights. I also removed all the hooks so it can print flat and fast.

Would you like the file to add to your thingiverse listing or should I add it as a remix?

One last option I'm thinking is make the slot for the cord in one of the pillars and then you can have all 4 sides lit.


u/smoje · 1 pointr/KingdomDeath

Just wanted to share my current display case setup.

I used this Ikea cabinet ($169) with this LED light strip ($15).

I originally bought a different LED strip, but it wasn't nearly bright enough. This one gets super bright and comes with a dimmer, so you can play with the lighting level.

Bonus feature is the rack at the bottom that perfectly holds the game box!

Edit: forgot to mention that you'll need to drill a hole in the steel plate at the bottom to feed your power cord through for the LED strip. I used a drill bit designed to cut through metal, and then added a little poster tack to the sharp edges so I don't accidentally fray the power cord.

u/Sopdope69 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I’m big on lights and audio.

I think good lighting can really increase the joy of living in your space.

That being said, I’ve tried a lot of smart lights. Cheap strip lights, hue, and LIFX.

My favorite for matching to the music is the NanoLeaf light panels with the rhythm attachment. They are pricey, but the effects are incredible, best colors I’ve seen by far, and they can dance to the music really well. The rhythm module has a 3.5mm line in that you can use to get it perfectly matched with the music, plus it has a mic for standard use. If you can afford to waste money on lights these are the way to go.

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit - NL28-2003TW-9PK

u/tybeaucamp · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit - NL28-2003TW-9PK

u/MonkeySkunks · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Are they the same as these:

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit - NL28-2003TW-9PK

u/Neuroculus · 1 pointr/battlestations

Edit: I think I found it

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit - NL28-2003TW-9PK

u/holy666diver · 1 pointr/vinyl

Yeah it connect to my phone through Blutooth :

LED Strip Lights, L8star Color Changing Rope Lights 16.4ft SMD 5050 RGB Light Strips with Bluetooth Controller Sync to Music Apply for TV, Bedroom, Party and Home Decoration (16.4ft)

u/Avg_Consumer · 1 pointr/battlestations

Link to the led strips

u/CO2Exhaler59 · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/sawsi17 · 1 pointr/battlestations

LED strip lights. I found these at Menards on clearance last year for around $15. Still not a bad price on Amazon and lots of color options.

u/DragonsBlade72 · 0 pointsr/EliteOne

Is this it?

u/ImAVirgin2025 · 0 pointsr/outrun

I've been wanting to do something similar for a while now. these LED strip lights could be a good start, my church has the same ones and they're pretty dope.

u/slabratz · 0 pointsr/trees

Get him a laser stars projector! It's a little more than 100 though which you might not want to pay ($120). I've got a couple and love to just zone out and try to follow the little green stars

u/benparsell · 0 pointsr/malelivingspace

Put your laundry hamper away, and buy some of these for under your TV stand thingy

u/kenzieking · 0 pointsr/battlestations

I don't remember exactly what I bought but here are a few cheap LED strips that are similar to mine and well reviewed!

Monitor backlight:

Desk lighting: