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An update to my previous picture, now with all the figures that I had on my wishlist - I'm done! for now... Also installed new brighter LEDs with a RF remote, cleaned up the wiring.

I couldn't quite get the right focus on this one, I should probably look at getting a new camera.

Using four Vision 3 display cabinets from Fantastic Furniture (Ikea was too far away for Detolfs): www.fantasticfu... - Modified with 3528 120p/m LED strips (600 over 5m rolls).

More info can be found in one of my replies here: comment/2666083

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0pt
Sweet display!
2 years ago
0pt
This setup looks great! I was really happy to see this photo as I have this cabinet on order with my local FF store but hadn't seen it yet. I'm glad to see it looks like a good cabinet.
2 years ago
0pt
For a second there I thought I'd found the perfect not-a-detolf shelving unit and was pulling out the wallet until I realized that Fantastic Furniture is an Australian store _:(´ཀ`」∠):_

I really love your setup. Looks gorgeous!
2 years ago
0pt
Thanks for all the feedback everyone, appreciate it.

ultinan (2 years ago) #2665192is that a detolf? the connection looks different
what LED sets are you using, i cant even see teh cable, how you hide it?

As per the description, I'm using "Vision 3" cabinets from Fantastic Furniture www.fantasticfu.... Info on my LEDs/wiring is mentioned throughout this message.

Blacksm1th (2 years ago) #2665398That's just awesome. Always want to buy those LED strips, but really confused with so many sellers on ebay. And what kind of power supply to I need for it to works.
Would really appreciated if you could show it to us, and where to buy those lights.
Thanks.

You'll need to source them locally, but the ones I use are 3528 120p/m (which is 600 LEDs per 5 meter roll) www.ebay.com.au...
Do not buy cheap rolls (around $5 for 5 meter) - they'll perform very poorly and end up turning yellow over time.

As for power, you'll need to work out the power requirements based on how many LEDs you want to run, the general rule for 3528 600 LEDs per 5 meter rolls works out to be 9.6W per meter - so a 5 meter roll is 48W, you'll then want to add 10% on top of that (52.8W).

I picked up a 5Amp transformer which gives out 60W (5A x 12V = 60W): www.ebay.com.au... that comfortably covers the usage. In addition to all of that, you'll need to know how to use a soldering iron (or at least someone you know that can solder) so you can wire up the ends of the LED strips as you can cut the strips to your desired length with a pair of scissors. I know it's a lot of info to take in, but it's worth it in the end.

SinicalGeek (2 years ago) #2665414The job you did with the lighting is outstanding. From the picture I cannot see any wires nor any shadows across the figures. I'm very impressed. ;)
Thanks, the wiring is actually CAT5e network cable that has been stripped out. I had quite a lot of it left over from when I ran network cabling throughout my house. www.belkin.com/... - all I'm basically using is the white wire so it isn't very noticable at all (unless you go looking for it, of course).
2 years ago
0pt
Nice and neet
2 years ago
0pt
Very clean and nice to look at. I hope to one day have a display like this. Awesome collection as well :)
2 years ago
0pt
The job you did with the lighting is outstanding. From the picture I cannot see any wires nor any shadows across the figures. I'm very impressed. ;)
2 years ago
0pt
That's just awesome. Always want to buy those LED strips, but really confused with so many sellers on ebay. And what kind of power supply to I need for it to works.

Would really appreciated if you could show it to us, and where to buy those lights.

Thanks.
2 years ago
0pt
is that a detolf? the connection looks different

what LED sets are you using, i cant even see teh cable, how you hide it?
2 years ago
0pt
S-shu-shugoi!
2 years ago
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PVC anime figure store.

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