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Windows 7: Cold Cathode/LED Lights

11 Mar 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
Cold Cathode/LED Lights

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.
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11 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Hi seekermeister :), On my computer desk I have a lamp that is 10 LEDs and after being on for hours there is very very little heat buildup (placing my hand on the clear perspex its a lot cooler them my monitor screen) using LEDs you will have no problem ... and they come in many colours.

Info Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
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11 Mar 2011   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Hmm, those won't work the way that I want, because they are DC, rather than AC like I want. Can't see any reason to worry about batteries when there is an AC outlet a few feet away.
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11 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

My lamp is AC and does not get even warm.
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