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    Default Backlighting tune to sign

    Looking to see what would be suggested type of pixels or strips to backlight my sign . Iíve seen other tube to signs here as I sort of copy catted others but never saw interior lights .


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    Default Re: Backlighting tune to sign

    I just used a string of white Christmas lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymgeek View Post
    I just used a string of white Christmas lights
    Thank you Iíve seen these box signs here but couldnít decide on how bright I would need and I would like to change colors so may just go with some strips for this and paint back cover white to help reflect colors .




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    Makes sense. I lined the back of mine with foil to get that reflectivity. I put 4 small hooks in each corner and just put the string of lights between the hooks until I ran out of light string length. I'd think it would work just as good to put bullet nodes in the hooks or put strips around the perimeter of the frame.

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    Here is a picture of my sign. I don't think I have a picture of the inside though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymgeek View Post
    Makes sense. I lined the back of mine with foil to get that reflectivity. I put 4 small hooks in each corner and just put the string of lights between the hooks until I ran out of light string length. I'd think it would work just as good to put bullet nodes in the hooks or put strips around the perimeter of the frame.
    Yea I looked at bullets but seems they show they as bright points on some of the sign around edges more so than the strips I think will try both as I printed some of these to try for bullets and order som clips to hold down strips aswell .



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    Quote Originally Posted by gymgeek View Post
    Here is a picture of my sign. I don't think I have a picture of the inside though.

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    That looks great and I like the legs ... mine I think will be heavy lol


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    Default Re: Backlighting tune to sign

    All of this is mute till I can get these controllers patched correctly I got lights coming on everywhere except where I want them lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by wilmar View Post
    That looks great and I like the legs ... mine I think will be heavy lol
    Thanks! I started with a sign holder and built the box to fit it. Here is the holder I used: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-Sig...-Frame/3058799
    It's very sturdy and pretty cheap. It's made out of angle iron so it doesn't bend easily. I've been really happy with it.

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    Default Re: Backlighting tune to sign

    I built a box and attached pixel strip on the inside edges, my sign is 2 sided and the light shines through on both sides.
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