Pamela Posted April 19 Share Posted April 19 As many ideas as possible would be very welcome! What kinds of ways can we bring enough light into a roombox to let people enjoy it? What kinds of ways can we light its yard/garden? I'm nearly done with my first roombox and am planning an adjacent back hall and garden. Both rooms will have a ceiling light and several lamps, but those won't really light up the spaces very well. I'm working with limited knowledge, having never wired before (I took Tim Kraft's wonderful workshop, though), so there must be a variety of good ways to approach this that I haven't thought of. I do know to make the interiors warm light and the exterior cool or full-spectrum. From there I need help. My first idea was to put strip LED's hidden at the top-front of each box, at an angle 45 degrees from protective glass and ceiling, but I have doubts about the light reaching to the back of the room without over-lighting the front. Also, I don't know how to tell how much light each strip puts out - doesn't anyone list that? I see 1/8" strips for sale now in addition to the usual 3/8" strips - much easier to hide, but do I assume they are a lot weaker? What are other alternatives? For the 13 x 18" garden I was considering sticking striplights to the 'sky' (the shelf above the two boxes and garden), and adding a skirt up there to block our view of the strips. I'd like to continue the run in the 7" between the back of the boxes and the back of the shelf they sit on, so that light comes in the windows, too. How do I calculate the length and spacing of light strips? Can I buy a roll of strips, cut it up, and turn corners with connector wires in series, or is there a noticeable voltage drop if I do that? Is there a better/simpler/easier/more realistic-looking way to light things than this? -Pam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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