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Offline bholmsten

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Lighting Stained glass cabinet
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:08 AM »
I've never built a cabinet with interior lighting.  The cabinet will have Two 13"x18" stained glass pieces one in each door.
My thought was to use glass shelves on the inside and top mounted lights. I thought the glass shelves would allow light to more uniformly illuminate the glass doors. This will be in a bathroom and I wont be trying to display anything on the inside only the image in the glass.
Any recommendations on type of lights?
Are there other methods where you can use wood shelves but make them narrower than the cabinet and light from above with LED strip lights etc.?
Thanks

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Offline tjbnwi

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  • Cedar Tucky Indiana
Re: Lighting Stained glass cabinet
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 09:16 AM »
Glass shelves, LED tape in the 4200K range.

https://www.diodeled.com/products/strip-lights.html

Tom

Offline Tim Raleigh

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    • Oakville Cabinetry
Re: Lighting Stained glass cabinet
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 10:33 AM »
Glass shelves, LED tape in the 4200K range.
https://www.diodeled.com/products/strip-lights.html

completely agree, LED tape is the way to go. You can get cheaper solutions, such as pucks etc. but LED tape allows you to customize.
Tim

Offline Cheese

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Re: Lighting Stained glass cabinet
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 11:47 AM »
Highly recommend the diode led products. They're reasonably priced and they offer a lot of solutions for different problems/applications.

I used their Cascade light bar for under cabinet lighting when I refurbished the kitchen. I would have liked to use the 4200K color, however all they offered in the Cascade product line was 3000K. That's a bit too yellow for my taste, however it was a better fit than the 6300K version.

Offline Alejandrom

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Re: Lighting Stained glass cabinet
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 12:42 PM »
I made for my wife a shoe cabinet and a new head board. I used led strip for both ( led strip on each shelve. I attached you two pictures. I hope this will help you.

Offline bholmsten

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Re: Lighting Stained glass cabinet
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 07:33 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I really like the shoe display case.