I'm going to place a glass corner shelf above my bed for odds and ends, but being that it is somewhat small, I want to save the space that putting a lamp there would take. In lieu of the lamp, I'm considering putting either a cold cathode tube or possible a LED light inside of the mounting bracket, which would require that I drill some hole in the lower portion for the light to shine out.
The area in which the lights would have to fit is an isosceles triangle measuring 1"x3/4"x3/4". so I think that it will fit. the shelf is this one" 12" X 12" KV Clear Glass Corner Shelf Kit w/ Black Brac - eBay (item 260692297911 end time Mar-13-11 09:58:48 PDT)
It is not apparent in the photo, but it has a couple of plastic endcaps to seal the ends. However, since this would create a small closed environment, I'm wondering if the heat buildup would be something to be concerned about?
EDIT: Also whether 8 1/4" holes on each bracket would cause the light to spread, like it does with plexiglass? This shelf is tempered glass.