Best lighting accessories & strips according to redditors

We found 8,994 Reddit comments discussing the best lighting accessories & strips. We ranked the 3,598 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Lighting & Ceiling Fans:

u/myfriendsareweird · 92 pointsr/LSD

Probably forgetting some stuff but here’s a link to the lights in my room

skylite projector (my favorite)

aurora projector



There’s some black lights thrown in and also a Himalayan salt lamp

(Sorry about formatting I’m in mobile)

u/Seth0351 · 61 pointsr/guns

Just got a new safe for xmas, hated the lighting in it so got started on a DIY lighting project. Spent 20 minutes and $24, its pressure sensitive and lights up all compartments.

u/barryman26 · 47 pointsr/malelivingspace

BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser Projector w/LED Nebula Cloud for Game Rooms, Home Theatre, or Night Light Ambiance (Indoor)

And I used these on the tv

LED Strip Lights, Maylit...

u/_GoToGulag_ · 43 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

$130 - Sennheiser HD 599 SE Special Edition, Black

$130 - Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition, Bluetooth Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation, Black


$541 - HKC 34'' (3440x1440p) 21:9 Ultrawide 100hz Curved Freesync VA Panel 8ms GTG Rebranded Viotek GN34C, I think it's a Samsung CF791 Panel

$870 - Samsung LC34J791WTNXZA 34" 3440x1440 100Hz QLED 21:9 VA Freesync Thunderbolt 3

$115 - ViewSonic VX2257-MHD 22 Inch 75Hz 2ms 1080p TN

$650 - Samsung 32" QLED 1440p 144Hz HDR 600 WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor Freesync 2 VA

$315 - LG 27GL650F-B 27" 144hz IPS HDR 10 Freesync

$165 - AOPEN 24HC1QR Pbidpx 23.6" 1080p 144hz 1800R Curved FreeSync 4ms VA

$320 - AOPEN 32HC1QUR Pbidpx 31.5" (2560x1440) 144Hz 1800R Curved VA 4ms Freesync Ships within 1-3 months

$260 - ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32 Inch 1440p IPS Frameless


$270 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

$765 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X


$200 - Toshiba X300 8TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch

$120 - Toshiba NAS N300 4TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 128MB

$315 - Toshiba NAS N300 10TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB

$80 - Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD 2.5 Inch SATA

$57/96/186 - XPG GAMMIX 256/512GB/1TB S11 Pro 3D NAND PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

$106 - Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

$107 - Crucial BX500 960GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD

$242 - Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch SSD

$104 - Toshiba Canvio Advance 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, White

$120 - WD Elements 6TB USB 3.0 External HDD Color Black WDBWLG0060HBK-NESN

$95 - Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD


$81 - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL15 SR Gray

$137 - Ballistix Elite 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3600 MT/s (PC4-28800) CL16 SR Ships within 1-2 months

$73 - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 CL16 Black Non-prime, ships within 1-3 months


Other Components

$110 - DEEPCOOL Castle 240 RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Non-prime

$170 - Corsair H115i 280mm RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

$35 - Deepcool RF120 3-Pack 120mm RGB PWM Fans with Fan Hub and Extension Non-prime

$805 - ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan 8GB

$198 - Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX Motherboard

$120 - Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX PSU CP-9020179-NA

$170 - Corsair HX850i High Performance 80+ Platinum Fully Modular ATX PSU

$60 - Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro CL-9011110-WW


$33 - Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

$40 - Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Gaming Mouse

$50 - Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse

$50 - Razer DeathAdder Elite: True 16,000 5G Optical Sensor

$64 - SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse, 12,000 CPI TrueMove3+ Dual Optical Sensor

$55 - Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse, Graphite Ships within 1-2 months

$22 - NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch

$25 - HyperX Double Shot Black & White Pudding PBT Keycaps - 104 Mechanical Keycap Set for Cherry MX

$30 - Corsair mm350 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad Extended XL

$10.50 - SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Cloth

$23 - SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Hard

$135 - Razer Huntsman: Opto-Mechanical Switch

$55 - Logitech C920 Webcam HD Pro (960-000764)


$10.91 - AmazonBasics AAA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged 850mAh

$12.48 - AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (12-Pack) 800mAh

$18.89 - AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged 2400mAh

$1.49 - Oreos and other snacks :)

u/cosmothekleekai · 37 pointsr/CozyPlaces

Not so much 'proud of', but there are some that fascinate me more than others.

My bedroom a couple years ago. I really love kaleidoscope projectors and oil projectors. I couldn't take the oil projector (mathmos brand) with me on the last move (AU>US different voltage) so I'm in the market for a new one. Currently thinking about something from optifanatics.

Edit: Just watched the video again for the first time in a while and forgot one of my other favorites, this "Laser Star", though I've seen it under different brands. It has two separate lights, one for a blue space nebula, and another for green laser stars that slowly orbit. You can have one or the other or both on. Also, there is a bit of fog in the room so the laser beams would be more visible, I use the Antari F-1 Fazer for this.

Edit 2: there's a bunch of groovy lights for camping and such too. Check out ENO(eagles nest outfitters) for a couple options. Their lava lamp is impressive.

u/somesillynerd · 32 pointsr/gardening

I use these and they work great.

I just have them zip tied to metal shelving. They're cheap, lightweight, don't get hot and are LED so less electricity useage.

I have 2 sets that I use for my entire set up, 2 per shelf.

I plan on using them to start my seeds indoors here shortly but they've worked great for my succulents, some even bloomed. People say you have to have the colored lights but you definitely don't.

I just have mine on a timer so I literally don't have to worry about a thing. I'll definitely have to pay more attention once I get my veg seedlings started, at least for water.

u/dwtsend · 31 pointsr/malelivingspace

For everyone in the comments asking about the projector, pretty sure it's this one:

u/rogerdogerTin4 · 29 pointsr/Currentlytripping

Here’s an amazon link! I saw this post yesterday and ordered some myself. They’re called BlissLights Sky Lite

u/iSeeXenuInYou · 23 pointsr/succulents

Planning on buying this light setup for 4 shelves with succulents and cacti and houseplants underneath them. What do you guys think?

Edit: itll be near a west facing window, but i really would mainly like them to survive through the winter.

u/quitepossiblylying · 21 pointsr/DIY

How about this cool phase-changing moon?

u/1nca0rchid · 19 pointsr/TripCaves

BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser Projector w/LED Nebula Cloud for Game Rooms, Home Theatre, or Night Light Ambiance (Indoor)

u/roboplatypus · 18 pointsr/malelivingspace


Your verdict: 8/10

Kudos to you for being ahead of most of your college peers in the exciting field of interior decorating! The lion poster really ties the room together. Keep the place this clean and score big points with the females.

Buy some plants and put them on that windowsill and your desk. Please don't over water them.

When you buy art make sure it's majority black or white. Colored accents are fine but something too loud can mess with the black and white feng shui you got goin' on.

Buy these LED lights. Better yet buy two of 'em so you know all the wall is covered. Slap in the corner between the wall and the ceiling and get some additional light in there - you're going to want something besides the overhead light and your lamp.

Go crazy and experiment with colors. Here's what the place looks like with an orange tone. Here is the place with a cool blue tone. You can also keep it a bright white light if you're a more minimalist person.

Get a place to store all the junk you have on top of your desk. Get some books in there too.

u/drinkduff77 · 18 pointsr/pics

It looks just like a light up moon model I bought my son a long time ago called Moon in My Room

u/soulteepee · 15 pointsr/LifeProTips

Taplights. I can't say this enough. I just set them on flat surfaces on the most used route through the house. Turn them on as you walk past and turn them off when you come back.

I also took down my [Moon In Your Room] ( set it on the floor and used it as a 'campfire' around which my husband and I sat in the living room and ate ice cream.

u/squeecat · 15 pointsr/succulents

I got these recently and I’m pretty happy with them! I have 3 on my shelf with my more light hungry succs. 2 on one shelf with my less light hungry, and 1 on my prop shelf. I got them because in my sunniest spot they were still etiolating. New growth is all compact now, and even a little sunstress and some blooms! The lights are about 6-10in above my plants..

These are probably too long for that shelf tho. I know Barrina has 2ft lights like this that are actually made for plants but I’m not sure if the specs are right for succs. My lights stick out past my shelf so it’s not the prettiest but it’s functional. From my understanding the cheap clip plant lights from amazon don’t really do much of anything.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

u/vineman · 12 pointsr/pics
u/DavidF0506 · 11 pointsr/college

These color LED lights are super cool and cheap on Amazon. You can change colors and patterns with a little remote control!

u/Augie956 · 11 pointsr/RepTime

Hey RepTime, with my watch cases almost full, I thought it would be a good time to post full collection pics of my watches. The imgur link has full collection pics and up close shots of each watch with full title from the TD. I tried my best with the pics, many of the watches look better in person than what my lack of photo taking skills can display.

Why did I get into replicas?
About 2 years ago, I was in the market for a gen Rolex or Breitling, but then I stumbled upon this subreddit and here we are. I've been collecting for a little more than a year now. Currently at 54 watches with another Tudor on the way.

I've only purchased from Intime and Trustytime. Overall, they are about the same, but Trusty time email response times are faster.
I usually bundle about 4-5 watches per order to save on shipping costs, been only buying from trustytime lately due to their lower shipping costs and promo code coupon. I haven't seen any difference in watch prices between the TDs.
Each order usually takes about a 3-4 weeks from order date to delivery. Haven't had any major issues with either TD, customs or watches arriving DOA.

Experience so far:
I don't have any one favorite watch, I like having variety and sometimes change watches throughout the day.
I have not serviced any watch yet, but each watch gets little and infrequent use.

Also, be great if you guys can recommend what my collection is missing!

Links to watch cases, LED light kits, cleaning cloth, and watch resizing tools:

u/FeelingPinkieKeen · 10 pointsr/AnimeFigures

My Lighting setup:

  1. LED Light Strip (Tape style so you can stick it to the glass)

  2. Power Brick for LEDs

  3. Switch for LEDs (Different styles can be used based on user pref) (!NOTE: these do not dim LEDs)

u/DemmyDemon · 10 pointsr/Vive

I have two of these:
And two of these:

Less of a footprint than a tripod, and more stable.

u/ragingcomputer · 10 pointsr/homeautomation

I think it's easier to search for minor inconveniences and annoyances around your house, then search for ways to automate it away.

I gotta watch out with this site or I'll end up in the non-automated poorhouse, but it's awesome for product discovery

Since you mentioned OpenHAB, the supported technologies list is a good place to start a wishlist too

I'm using z-wave for most of my devices, so the product database is full of devices that are more likely to be compatible

This forum thread is also great for seeing what other people have gotten working

Personally, I've had great luck with these devices:

Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Z-Stick, Gen5 Z-Wave Plus - ZW090

2gig CT100 Z-Wave Programmable Thermostat (White)

MIMOLite - Z-wave Mulit-Input/Output Dry Contact Bridge

GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

GoControl WNK01-21KIT Z-Wave Essentials Wink Enabled Security Kit

I have an old ADT installed Safewatch pro 3000 alarm, and this ties it into OpenHAB really nicely.

I'm comfortable pulling wires through the walls, so I use one of these for TTS playback from my OpenHAB box:
Elk ELK-70 Echo Speaker

Driven by one of these:
Lepai LP-2020A+ Tripath TA2020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier with Power Supply

A few scenarios might help with inspiration.

I have a sensor on my garage entry door that kicks on the laundry room light when the door is opened so I never enter a dark house with my hands full.

If it's 00:00 - 06:00 and any perimeter sensors on the alarm are tripped, all outside and main level lights come on at full brightness

I have a sensor on my garage door to send me an alert if it has been open for more than 15 minutes, and a camera and a mimolite to close it remotely

My wife works nights so I have a mimolite to disable the upstairs doorbell while she's sleeping during the day. It sends our phones alerts if the doorbell is rung while silenced

u/Zorbick · 10 pointsr/DIY

No problem. Here you go :

I'm in the middle of replacing the windows behind the TV, so don't judge me there. Ha.

What I bought :

I don't think they sell the Taotronics led strip anymore but this one seems to be the exact same.

u/OlBuster · 9 pointsr/TripCaves
u/byzantinebobby · 9 pointsr/Coyotes

Right? Take this with an entire lamp of salt.

u/addjab · 9 pointsr/amazone

Himalayan salt lamp. I only get compliments on mine. I'm not sure of the air purifying effects, but I am sure of the aesthetic.

u/belly917 · 9 pointsr/homeautomation

There is no 2 device single gang zwave switch on the market at the moment. Most people here either:

  • expand the box to be a double gang box and then install a z-wave switch for the lights example, and a z-wave switch for the fan. example It's dimmable (3 speeds)

  • Put a single zwave switch in the wall for the lights, and then put a remote dimmer unit for the fan that hides in the electrical box above the ceiling fan. This limits control to an app, voice with google home/alexa, or getting some sort of zwave multi button scene control to stick on the wall.

  • A modification of the previous. Put remote dimmer/switch for BOTH the light and the fan in the electrical box above the fan (may not fit) and then put a zwave scene controller in the original single gang box switch location.

    I was fortunate to have double gang boxes in my house, so I was able to use the seperate GE light and fan switches. Both work well.
u/Shabbypenguin · 9 pointsr/xboxone

ouch, blue light is pretty harsh on eyes, especially with it looking like some kind of lamp right there reflecting.

if i were you op id grab soemthing like this and use some tape/stickytac and put strips on teh back of your entertainment stand so it looks like teh while thing is glowing.

u/terrifyingtwig · 9 pointsr/makeuporganization

Here you are! They’re awesome! I’ve removed them and added them to other mirrors too.

Chende Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights Kit with Dimmable Light Bulbs, Lighting Fixture Strip for Makeup Vanity Table Set in Dressing Room (Mirror Not Include)

u/mak13721 · 9 pointsr/succulents

I use these 4 per shelf, 3 shelves (I also have some cacti that were not included in my family photo that live in my cabinet). They are not "grow lamps" per se but they meet the specs needed for growth. This is the cabinet I house my lights in. The lights dont get very hot so I just point a little fan at it during the day. Hopefully that gets you started :)

u/Futurskullz · 9 pointsr/buildapc

This. Honestly a nice tucked away Phanteks 1.5ft strip gives off the most tasteful, addressable, ambient RGB. They sell them in a two pack and come with a Y-splitter if you wanna use both. It's cheap and not over-stated when it's not shining directly outward, but hidden inside the case. Also Asus Aura allows me to program color saturation and LED brightness.

Here it is:

u/WheredMyMindGo · 8 pointsr/secretsanta

You could get them an indoor star projector thingy like this. Or maybe a moon in my room and a really soft throw blanket.

Or how about a theme park gift card? That way they can buy the tickets when they want. Maybe if they like a certain theme park with certain characters you can buy them a novelty from it (like a Steamboat Willy) and some candy themed from there.

Nature? Awesome! How about wildlife documentaries on DVD? Maybe a cool wilderness guidebook? What about a butterfly kit? Oo! How about a firefly light?

Ok I'm out of ideas off of the top of my head for now, but I think it really is doable. :)

^I'm ^trying ^here

u/stephen-abootman · 8 pointsr/sex

I second this! I have this one and my SO and I love it. It's the perfect brightness.

u/-DollFace · 8 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Here's the link to the vanity lights for those who are interested! I am personally super happy with the quality and price.

u/CSfalcolx · 7 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $644.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $199.99 @ Canada Computers
Thermal Compound | Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste | $15.89 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI - MEG Z390 GODLIKE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $659.99 @ Memory Express
Memory | Corsair - Dominator Platinum 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $615.00 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 860 QVO 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $697.64 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1699.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1699.99 @ Memory Express
Case | Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case | $204.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 1600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $460.99 @ PC-Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $2398.99 @ Powertop
Monitor | LG - 34GK950G-B 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor | $1499.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard | Razer - Huntsman Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard | $259.99 @ PC-Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse | $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones | Sennheiser - HD 820 Headphones | $3199.95 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $16164.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $16154.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-18 08:51 EDT-0400 |

And this corsair commander pro

Also this mousepad

And a mic to if you need it

u/To_Be_Decided21 · 7 pointsr/TripCaves

The first projector with the moving blue nebula cloud and stars is:

Crazy for trips. Had it going and played Stargazing by Travis Scott and The Stars are Projectors by Modest Mouse and my mind was blown away.

u/foary · 7 pointsr/FL_Studio
u/Lettuce_Addict · 7 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Hope I tagged this correctly, bit of a noob so my bad if I didn't.

From left to right in case someone is curious: Fremy Speeddraw (Rokka no Yuusha), Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi (HenNeko), Ao Nanami (Yozakura Quartet)

I have a couple other figures pre-ordered. Going to get a detolf soon to display them in. Does anyone have suggestions for lighting them? I was thinking of getting something like this but I'm definitely open to suggestions if anyone has more experience in the matter.

edit: added figure names + links

u/closet_otaku_desu · 7 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I'll link the full order:

u/PresentFault · 7 pointsr/DIY

Not op but 99% sure it’s these: I have a set of the same ones.

u/youremyfather · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thanks! it's actually just some LED strips from Amazon....the bulbs are probably better tbh. These strips come equipped with double sided sticky tape so you can place them anywhere, but the heat from the lights melted the stickyness on mine so now I just have them hanging 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

u/sidoh · 7 pointsr/homeautomation

There are a lot of parameters you're leaving unspecified. Do you want white, RGB, or RGBW strips?

Here's an RGB strip for $15.88.

You'll also need a controller. I'm not sure anything other than Phillips Hue works with Alexa out of the box. If you don't wanna do anything fiddly, you'll probably just wanna get Hue, which is gonna run you north of $100 after you get the hub.

If you're willing to do some hacking, I reverse-engineered the TCP API for this controller. Code is here:

Also built a REST gateway around it here:

You could probably integrate this API with the alexa HA bridge for a direct Alexa integration.

I have some instructions for integrating this controller with SmartThings on my blog.

u/IamSoUnique · 6 pointsr/Vive

UK peeps: Clamp & Black Pole

u/Ironzey · 6 pointsr/homeautomation

GE switches are what I recommend.
They have switches, On/Off.
They have dimmers, On/Off and dim brighten (hold up to brighten or hold down to dim not too hard)
They have fan controller. Four speeds, low, medium, high and off. (sorry, no reverse)

You might want to reconsider the double triple tap option. It nice to be able to control something unrelated using a "secret switch". Triple tap to restart a computer by chance. Triple tap to turn off all the light in your place.

I only have one of the homeseer switches and don't regret the purchase. My switch control the lights in our loft (on/off/dim/brighten), double tap controls lights that are connected to a plugin module. Triple tap is used to play a test sound that I use to test the volume of house alerts.

It's great that you are thinking of other folks who will be using the system. Not everyone wants to pull out a phone to turn on a light.

I prefer dimmers to on/off switches. The light ramps up gracefully. Now, I find the on/off to be very jarring.

Motion sensors, I've found the monoprice units to be just fine. They've been reliable and include a temperature sensor. I've had a few of these for years and have yet to replace a battery. The best price I've found on theses.

u/Crashboy96 · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is part of the Newegg Now promotion, with exactly 7 hours left on it as of this post's date.

An annoying purchase as it doesn't do a whole lot, but a necessary product for just about anyone going hard in the iCue RGB ecosystem.

Amazon has this at the normal price of $64.60 and it never really goes on sale, being as low as $60 previously before but that's it.

u/cakes42 · 6 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Add vanity lights and she'll love you forever if she doesn't already.

u/IBBZZZ · 6 pointsr/battlestations

I'm using these:

P.s. the adhesive on the strips are mediocre, I had to eventually strap then down with duct tape. Works like a charm other wise though.

u/grtechtank · 6 pointsr/retrogaming

Parts Needed Purchase Link


Arcade buttons, Joystick, and usb adapter to connect buttons to raspberry PI

Speakers (any desktop speakers will work)

Arcade cabinet (with no decals)

Decals for cabinet (you specify what artwork to use, or use their existing artwork)

22 inch monitor (any 22 inch 1080P monitor will work)

Light Strip for Marquee

128GB flash Drive

256GB SD Card (if you buy an SD card this large, then you don't need the 128GB Flash drive)

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Case

Surge Protector

Arcade Game off/on switch

Power plug for arcade game off/on switch

u/tripp- · 6 pointsr/macsetups

Ultimately, use the space you have; mitigate the clutter that exist on the real estate you have at your disposal. Made a small list of affordable items you can buy (one at a time, if need be):

small shelving unit

extended mouse pad

LED strips (best behind the desk)

velcro cable ties

Recommend a monitor and laptop stand to keep your eye level in-line with your displays.

Good luck!

EDIT: Formatting is hard

u/magicfatgrl · 6 pointsr/houseplants

Century Indoor 24-Hour Mechanical Outlet Timer, 3 Prong, 2-Pack

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

Hgrope 5W LED Grow Light Desk Lamp Clamp Flexible Neck for Hydroponic and Indoor Plants

this last one isn't the exact red/blue lights i have but it looks better than mine hahaha

u/redlotusaustin · 5 pointsr/homeautomation

I'd go with a magnetic reed switch and some LED strips:

u/Miami_SH · 5 pointsr/funkopop

Nice collection! Just a little suggestion. Maybe consider adding light strips like these to the bottom of the top shelf so you could see all the Pops on the bottom shelf

u/oldcrow · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

Here is my CR-10S.

I added the Petsfang fan fang. Added this fan to the fang.

I added these Z-Axis braces. Added these LEDs to the Z-Braces.

I'm printing on a mirror tile with a sheet of PEI bonded to it.

Last week I added the TH3D EZABL and have been encouraged by the results. It creates a Z-offset map of the build plate before every print. I can see the Z-steppers move during X-Y moves so I can tell it's working. Manual bed-leveling was working OK for smaller prints, but I could never get all 4 corners to agree with the center height. I suspect my aluminum bed plate is shaped like a Pringles chip.
I really like the Marlin Firmware over the OEM version. I don't mind not having auto-resume since I plugged my printer into a UPS system.

Right now my printer is about 20 hours into a 60-hour print of a T-Rex skull. I've been really happy with this printer! It was my first and I've been having a ball with it.

u/Cantos · 5 pointsr/homegym

It’s these.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded Electric with Built-in ON/Off Switch

u/bobgodd2 · 5 pointsr/homegym

That's a great big space, you're very fortunate.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

u/InflamedFlamingo · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you like things that project patterns onto walls and ceilings I've got one of these, it's pretty cool. Every time I turn it on it somewhat reminds me of bringing up the galaxy map in Mass Effect.
Pictures and video don't really do justice but this one is alright.
I did voluntarily replace the fan though since I didn't like the noise it made and it improved operation.

u/CathyTheGreatsHorse · 5 pointsr/SmartThings

I have z-wave GE wall switches that work fine. You can usually find something in the amazon reviews that will indicate what success (or lack of it) other people have had. Lurking this sub is another good way to see what works for others.

As sauky said, check the smartthings list on the st website

The GE switches and dimmers were fussy getting them "paired" with the hub. But I have probably five different brands of stuff and none of it was immune to pairing troubles. I would just make sure whatever you get has favorable reviews.

u/Alwayssunnyinarizona · 5 pointsr/homeautomation

GE: [zwave] ( or [zwave+] ( and a [slave switch] (

Edit: where were you planning on putting the motion sensor? GE/Jasco has combined motion sensing switches that work quite well out. 26931 and 26933 are the product numbers.

u/idiot_proof · 5 pointsr/cars
  1. RGB LED strips. Here is about 5m worth of waterproof strips with a remote controller for $16. Not sure how best to get power there, but you can find instructions on youtube. Foot wells, cup holders, and doors are generally the best spots for these.
  2. Paint. One of my friends handpainted the interior of his WRX to have white accents instead of just black. Looked very clean (to high school me) and can add that bit of personalization you're looking for. Maybe look for subtle accents to your current interior (paint black on a black interior for lines that are only visible from certain angles). I don't know back to the future very well, but you could use that for inspiration here.
  3. Gauges, dials, and displays. Back to the Future has a car with a lot of information right in the center console. Having a Nexus 7 or other tablet in the center of the dash or boost gauges on the A-pillar could add to this look while still being functional.
u/johnastew · 5 pointsr/googlehome

New Model: GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Works with Amazon Alexa (Hub Required), 14287

u/a_vile_woman · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I bought these off Amazon and they work just fine:

u/yyc_14 · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddictionCanada

I bought mine from the company “JHS-TECH” on amazon but it appears that they no longer sell the string lights version I got (new second generation from company: This one from Chende is identical to the set I got months ago: You can also look up “LED vanity lights” for other options/price points.

u/xJownage · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yes, you do, in order to connect the RGB parts of the fans to the Commander Pro. The commander basically has a lighting node pro built into it (it has the same two ports), which means the fans have to be plugged into the hub to connect to the pro. If you look at the picture of the pro, there's 6 connectors that say fans at the top, and those are your PMW fan headers. To the left of that are two ports that say LED. You can plug two RGB hubs into this, or you can do like me and plug in 1 RGB hub and 1 set of Light strips. Each RGB hub has 6 ports, and after checking on amazon, is $20 new.

u/thecatladykatie · 4 pointsr/makeuporganization

Sorry to interject but I have the same exact set up you do and bought some lights on Amazon that stick to the mirror that I absolutely love. They help with my crappy guest room lighting quite a bit!

This is my vanity immediately after setting up the lights (turned on):

This is a better picture of the mirror (daylight, lights off):

The lights have a touch-dimmer that I used a 3M strip to attach to the side of my mirror and I love it!!

These are the lights I bought:

u/svwiv · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Hey guys! So I've been building my vanity for a few months and just needed some good lights. I had a lot of product and it was disorganised, and now everything is within reachable distance, thanks to your suggestions.

I wanted to share it since in case someone else needed inspo for a custom vanity that didn't cost an arm and a leg. It cost about $250 for everything, and I'll list the products, prices, and where I got them below:

Vanity: ($169.00)

Mirror: ($19.99)

Lights: ($22.99)

Acrylic Cosmetics Organiser: (about $40 for 2)
I could find the original, since I picked them up at TJ Maxx, but identical products can be found on Amazon

EDIT: Thought I'd add some pros and cons as well. The downside of the vanity is, there are about 3 inches of drawer space that don't pull out, so I use them to store boxed lashes in the back, as well as my boxes of rings and chokers since I don't wear a lot of jewelry.
The Morphe palettes I have are large, so you can see I've placed them on top of the organiser, since I reach for them a lot.
The vanity also has a glass top, so it's good because it's easier to clean and you can slide photos under it of you want. It's also great because the wood doesn't get damaged from wear and tear or spills.
I also keep my brushes organised by face/eyes - they're just all dirty right now 😭
I also have a separate rack where I keep my serums and liquid foundations/primers since I like to keep them upright (it's just to the side so the area remains decluttered).

u/htmlcinco · 4 pointsr/Nanoleaf

A little cheaper: BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser Projector w/LED Nebula Cloud for Game Rooms, Home Theatre, or Night Light Ambiance (Indoor)

u/computah · 4 pointsr/makeuporganization

This is the LED strip I used. Super easy to install! Just needed to find a 12v adapter to power it.

u/forrest_trump · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/OZZMAN8 · 4 pointsr/coins

This might seem odd, but one of the things that's most helped me in my coin enjoyment is a nice desk lamp I got from my GF's parents. This is the one and costs a little less than $50. It has a really heavy base, maybe 6-7 lbs, touch on/off and light setting buttons, a usb port to charge a phone on or whatever, and looks pretty sharp! I really like it for checking out coins under magnification because my room is so poorly lit. I mostly like to check out the change I get to look for errors, I don't have much for valuable coins. Really helpful for homework too.

u/roboboogienights · 4 pointsr/AskMen

I've gotten compliments for my "minimalist" and "modernist" cube space. I keep it clean and modern, which is what I like anyway, but in particular for work I find it calming. The main items are this desk lamp and this floor lamp for general lighting. I have a couple of pieces of abstract art- one is a nifty cube my daughter made with geometric designs.

u/Kooolhaus · 4 pointsr/battlestations

It's called Laser Stars!

For me, it provides enough ambient lighting. I usually just use it to zone out before going to bed, though.

u/dlv9 · 4 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Here’s what I would do:


  • add a bed skirt. Trust me, it will make a huge difference
  • add a big rug (a few feet smaller than the size of the room).
  • add some real or fake plants
  • add some real or fake flowers
  • add a full length mirror.
  • hang up your artwork.
  • add some floating shelves with some “cozy” knickknacks (e.g. a salt lamp)
  • put some throw pillows on your bed.
  • hang some curtains, ditch the blinds
  • add a beautiful floor lamp
  • add a bed canopy/net

  • it looks like you have a yoga mat in the corner. Why not set up a little yoga/meditation area? Complete with candles and floor cushions
  • add an ottoman to the foot of your bed (storage + seating)
  • add a basket to store extra blankets and pillows
  • add a bookshelf. Fill with books.
  • if you work from home, maybe put in a desk?
  • rearrange the furniture and add some accent chairs

u/Knoxie_89 · 4 pointsr/homeautomation

My preference is smart switches. $34 on amazon. Bulbs go bad, lamps change. A switch will last longer and is universal. You could also go with a outlet for similar price. Plus with a bulb the device needs power all the time, so if the switch gets turned off your routine wont work properly.

u/ramk13 · 4 pointsr/homeautomation

If you google "zwave switch" (not dimmer) you'll find tons. Not to sound mean, but did you try searching?

u/mrmagoo00 · 4 pointsr/dndnext

Yes, it is a projector mounted to the ceiling.

The projector is just a random old Epson that he had in his basement, so any projector will do really. The mount is just a piece of wood that was screwed into the built in mounting holes of the projector, then screwed into the ceiling. So there's no Amazon link unfortunately.

As for the LED's it was 2 strands of these.

u/OriginalMSV · 4 pointsr/funkopop

I used these, which I bought mainly because they could do pure white, but the 3232 is a bit cheaper.

I also had to buy links and wire to connect them to each other, since I've got them running from the same power supply.

If you want intimate details, I can provide more links when I'm back on desktop.

u/ezekial62 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

>If it doesn't look cool he won't be interested in it

That sounds like the opinion of a brat imo.

When I was a kid and my older bro built a PC (he's significantly older), I wanted one too. He said if I helped him work off the debt he would help me buy/build my own. It wasn't much, but it was enough to play basic games, and the process helped me learn more about the hobby on my own. I was ecstatic because it was my own personal build. Plus, it gave my brother and I something to bond over, even with the massive age gap.

This project is about a lot more than building a shiny rig, bro.

Ninja edit: plus, a couple cheap lighting strips off amazon makes PCs shiner and faster!

u/blacketj · 4 pointsr/buildapc

You can add cheap lights to any case. Won't be controllable through software, but will still be RGB.

u/Andrew_222 · 4 pointsr/retrogaming
u/Fun_it · 3 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

I'm pretty sure it's this oneécor-Night-Light/dp/B000EUHKUE

Edit: don't know if my link worked- just search Moon in my Room by Uncle Milton

u/4AngrySquirrels · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I wish I could take credit for that. It's actually this.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/atheism

>this picture shows that the moon is a light source, which it is not.

I'm familiar with that moon. I own one. It is a light source.

u/AidmitOne · 3 pointsr/space

This is the one I got and it works amazing:

Laser Twilight Indoor Light Show - Bring the Night Sky into Your Home

The stars are lasers instead of being projected. Plus it also has a projector for the nebula-esque part. I’ve had mine for years now and it still works great.

u/Jagr · 3 pointsr/aves
u/itsjakez · 3 pointsr/videos

This probably won't be seen but this isn't a high powered laser. Its just a laser star machine. I own one of these and have done this effect before. You can look up the product here:

The star machine has one laser that is more powerful than the other "stars" (the other green beams you see), but it isn't powerful enough to actually impair your vision. They are in no danger standing in front of it.

u/Aerrowae · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! I'm so excited that you're getting your own place! That's such a good feeling!

/u/Pinalope4Real and /u/dnd1980

Startup an excel spreadsheet and make a budget for yourself. I find that once I have a budget setup I pay even more attention to my money and figure out new ways to save. I have helped my roommate and my boyfriend setup a budget. :o)

The meat market can save you sooo much money and make you more conscious about the items you are buying and motivate you to cook more.

Crockpots are awesome and help you save time during the week. I know you work from home, but ready-made food throughout the week is awesome!

The Magic Bullet or Nutribullet are both great to have in the home for smoothies! Of course you can blend other items in the cups as well.

I have this Himalayan Salt Lamp and I love it. I also have this Himalayan Salt Candle Holder....actually everything I'm linking you is something that I own and love, something I have experience with, or a similar model (the crock pot was a random model) lol

Oh and this tea because it's delicious.

u/xyxyxyzqwe · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

I have 2 Himalayan salt lamps near my computer beside being a natural air purifier they:

>In addition to generating negative ions which improve mood and energy levels, the soft, natural light given off by a Himalayan pink salt lamp is close enough to the warm glow of sunshine that they can even be used to relieve the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. This year when the days get shorter, fight back the lethargy by surrounding yourself with a few HPS lamps set on timers.

>Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy, meaning that they attract water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal. As the HPS lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc remain locked in the salt.

>Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep.

>As they emit negative ions into the air, Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.

u/Algorithmi_ · 3 pointsr/pakistan

Okay, now we're talking but is there any way to order bulk via online?


Looks like people already jumped on that idea, and I'm glad they're made in Pakistan

Thank you for showing me this, it really made my day to know Pakistan makes something that I think is absolutely beautiful.

u/PM_ME_UR_UFO_PICS · 3 pointsr/GiftIdeas

what about a gift card for a spa or nail salon? depends where you live but a standard manicure is usually around the $30-$60 range.
maybe a diffuser or himalayan salt lamp if she's into that kind of holistic stuff.
you could also get some fancy candles, a little body care gift set, or some nice bath stuff for her to do an at-home spa/relaxation day.

u/Siltuz · 3 pointsr/Vive

I have had success previously using the below, over a year with no issues. I did however add velcro to the top as they did not work so well with sloped ceilings before, but they worked perfectly with flat ceilings.

Wolfcraft Poles

Mounty Thingies

u/AviateX14 · 3 pointsr/Vive

I'd suggest getting some ceiling supports instead and a camera clamp, they take up far less space. I got two of these supports and two of these mounts. They take up about as much floor space as your phone would, and they're very very stable. Plus they only take a minute to set up.

u/animedj · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

How about if you use a smart switch ( ? You can use as many regular bulbs you want, and to configure you would be configuring only 1 device (the switch) instead of each bulb

u/mrjoey35 · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

A couple of simple Zwave switches will fit there no problem. I've been slowing replacing all the
switches in my house with them

u/jam905 · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

FYI, the paddle-style GE/Jasco binary switches also have an air-gap. So, pulling it out is another way to reset the switch and is probably easier than flipping a breaker.

u/dfcHeadChair · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I'm still not sure why you would just replace the existing light switches with Z-Wave smart switches. You would be able to use whatever bulbs you wanted. Any time a bulb went bad you wouldn't have to spring for $30-$50 for a single bulb.

And if the owner didn't like the smart lighting, you could leave in the existing switches, or worst case replacement them with dumb switches just as you planned.

Maybe I'm not understanding something. Could you help explain why you went with all of the bulbs over the switches? I'm not seeing any advantage in doing so.

u/5GallonsOfMayonaise · 3 pointsr/DIY


You could do it one of a couple of ways. Both ways would have you installing a z-wave light switch to replace your existing one, soemething like
Then you could either get a lamp modules for the lights, like this

but that would add a lot of bulk to your setup, so instead i would probably look at replacing your power outlet iwth a zwave outlet like

So once you pair the switch and the outlet, when you pressed the switch it would not only power on your existing lights, but also turn on/off the top receptacle of the outlet as well

u/saunjay1 · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I have one 4-way setup in my house; I used the GE zwave light switch and 2 add-on switches. One main switch and then two add-on switches will run you less than $100.

u/traCkready · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

Might I ask what is keeping you from using an entire switch replacement? Not sure what country your in, but there are plenty available on Amazon.

Installation isn't hard per say, but if you don't feel comfortable its certainly not worth electrocuting yourself or having a fire hazard. It mostly involves cutting power off at the breaker, confirming power is off at the switch, removing the 3 wires from the existing switch and moving them over to their appropriate location. Now, many z-wave switches require a neutral wire, depending on the age of your residence this may or may not be an issue. If you do have a neutral wire it won't be connected to the existing switch, you will likely have to unbundle it from the back of the receptacle box.

This is a on/off zwave switch, it sounds like you are using phillips hue bulbs in the receptacles. In this case you don't want a dimmer, the dimming is done internally on the bulbs circuitry

This is a dimmer zwave switch, this would be good for incandescent bulbs, some dimmable cfl and LED bulbs will work but you will likely need to look at compatibility. Some dimmable cfl/led don't play well with certain switches, you might get inconsistent dimming performance, buzzing or flickering as most common side effects of a poorly matched bulb.

Edit: Adding a few Amazon links for example w/ explaination

u/phil_g · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

GE's toggle-style switches (12727, switch; 12728, add-on switch; 12729, dimmer) will fit into an existing toggle setup, but they don't stay up and down like a regular toggle switch does. They're always pointing straight out in the middle and you press them up or down to turn the light on and off (or hold the dimmer up or down to brighten and dim, respectively). They return to their center position as soon as you let go.

I like the decora series a little better (12722, switch; 12723, add-on switch; 12724, dimmer). They have a little LED on them that indicates the current status of the light. The toggle-style switches don't have any indication of whether they're on or off, which is kind of a bummer for outside lights.

One thing to be aware of for the add-on switches: they require a traveler wire, but can only be paired with GE primary switches. The traveler doesn't carry full line voltage; it's just used for the add-on switch to signal the primary when the add-on's been pressed.

u/KashEsq · 3 pointsr/googlehome

There are no SmartThings branded switches. SmartThings is a central hub that is capable of controlling a vast array of third-party smart home devices. When you link it with Google Home, voice commands to the Home will be sent to the SmartThings hub, which will then trigger the smart home device based on how you set it up in the SmartThings app.

For example, you have a smart light switch installed in your kitchen that is labeled "Kitchen Lights" in the SmartThings app. When you say "Hey Google, turn off Kitchen Lights" the SmartThings hub will trigger the smart light switch to the "off" position. No need for smart bulbs, just swap out your current "dumb" light switch for a smart one and you'll be able to control your light fixture.

I personally have several GE 12722 Z-Wave Switches installed in my apartment, which are controlled by SmartThings and Google Home. The light fixtures have regular, run-of-the-mill LED bulbs in them. I issue voice commands like "Turn on/off Kitchen Lights" or "Turn on/off Bedroom Lights" and the switches activate near-instantly. Delay can be measured in milliseconds. Much better than the laggy IFTTT.

Check out the Works with SmartThings page to see the vast multitude of smart home devices that can be controlled by the hub.

u/PowderedToastMaaaann · 3 pointsr/modelmakers

I recently bought one of these LED lamps for work. I might get a couple for home, I like it.

u/Iwant2bethe1percent · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is for the LED Lights

This is for the desk lamp which i highly HIGHLY recommend it is an excellent desk lamp that also has a usb plug in!

u/draginator · 3 pointsr/MINI

This led light strip set turned into this when cut to size and soldered together for under the car installation. I'll upload a video I have of it installed on a car I did.

All for around $20 and looks amazing.


Couldn't find the mini clip but here is the exact same light strip and wiring I did on another car a couple years ago. It only take me about 30 minutes to install under a car with the ramps I have. They are wired to a controller inside the car for led color.

u/k3vdizzle · 3 pointsr/hometheater

I would recommend this. You can cycle through any color, and it has a remote that you can use. The back of mine had ready to peel tape, so it would make mounting easier.

u/rolfraikou · 3 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Ok, he's my still ghetto but much much less depressing method.

Sleep on the boxes, just cover them up with more fabric. $10

Get the hanging shit off the ceiling, it looks creepy. $0

Go to ikea, don't get a fancy desk. Screw those, they fall apart, and are more difficult to move if they stay together. They have a modular desk system. This is the main surface, and these cheap bastards are the legs.

Very easy to take apart.

Desk: $25 + tax. Let's just say $30.

Now get two or three of these LED strips. At $17 each, these things are pretty cheap. Don't use the adhesive on the back, it's meant to be permanent. Just use another method to attach them to your ceiling in a sort of back and forth zig-zag or S pattern.

If you got three of these, you have ample lighting in your room, two backup-up power supplies if one fails, and three remotes. Use two of those temporary "command-strips" to put two remotes on the wall, one next to your entrance, the other next to your bed, then leave the third as a regular remote. You can now control the lighting, and the entire color of your room from anywhere. I actually hung them slightly low, and pointed them at the ceiling, creating a sort of ambient lighting, and less glare from the individual diodes.

LED ceiling $51 + command strips, and whatever means you use to hang them about $60.

Posters are cheap. 3 posters from target = $22

A cool cube clothing organizer. This is also very modular, and has those doors to keep it from looking too trashy. $67

Put your guitar on this guitar stand. $15

If you have big headphones (I don't see any. If you use earbuds/iems then ignore this) then put this banana holder on your desk. They are perfect for holding headphones, and look cool while doing it. $12

At this point, I've gone slightly over budget it. My guess is around $216 total for all of the above.

Big comfy chairs are huge, and expensive. I suggest checking the free section of craigslist for something like recliners. Just make sure they're bug-free, throw those in there, and throw them away or give them away when you move.

I got lucky, and eventually got a pretty light comfy chair that I do actually move with me now, using this method.

u/SteevB · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks! As for the lights, the ones behind the monitors is a 4 strip RGB LED kit from IKEA. However, I would just recommend going on Amazon and getting a kit similar to the ones I post below. The only reason I got the IKEA ones is because I worked there at the time and it was a little cheaper, otherwise I would have gotten the ones on Amazon since they are a much better option.

For inside the desktop, I bought a kit that is essentially the same LEDs I was talking about before, but instead they are adapted so that it plugs into a 4-Pin molex.

Computer Tower RGB Light Kit:*
Monitor/Desk/Room Lighting:

On a side note, these LED strips are great because they can be cut to size, and if you have extra left over you can just get another controller and remote to have multiple lighting locations. And if your'e handy enough, you can technically just make the lights for inside your case on your own. As long as you know how to solder that is.

Sory about the essay. Hope this helped!

u/bond2016 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

^ All of this ^

And as a little extra, they sell cheap RGB LED strips you could put on the floor, or anywhere really, to add some smooth ambient lighting

u/TripAndFly · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

I powered a 16.4ft long LED strip for over 86 hours on 7 color shift mode with 8xAA batteries in a 12v RC car battery sled.

I tested it because I didn't want to have to create tons of garbage by burning through 60 something AA batteries over the weekend...turns out 8 of those suckers can last multiple festivals...or you can just leave it on all the time for one fest.

This is the LED strip I used

This is the battery sled

You'll need one of these to attach it to the controller

u/fecklessgadfly · 3 pointsr/teaching

I built some cheap lighting using these.

They look really cool as underlighting on a desk or table. They're peel-n-stick and require no skill to install.

u/kineticsyn · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks! That's correct, the strip is facing the wall.

Very lengthy, great purchase, and strong/bright light. Definitely recommend!

u/completelydeck · 3 pointsr/buildapc

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-water... via @amazon

Or if you want color changing lights...

u/kperkins1982 · 3 pointsr/smarthome

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

I have two of these controlling ceiling fans. They work great.

u/sonic30101 · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

To my knowledge you aren't supposed to use a dimmer on a fan

u/augustmiller · 3 pointsr/watercooling

Looks great, congrats!

Check out the Aquacomputer Quadro for something that can operate autonomously—you configure it via software in Windows (not necessarily the machine it'll eventually run in), but it can independently run up to 4 discrete channels of fans off of the built-in temperature inputs (in whatever combination you want). You'll also need a spare G1/4 port for a 10K temperature sensor, or you can just use the packaged open-air probe taped to a radiator end-cap or wedged in its fins for a crude measurement.

The Corsair Commander is a similar device, but I can't speak to whether it can run without Windows or their software.

Other folx may be able to recommend specific custom/Arduino devices that accomplish the same thing, but I found the Quadro to be a pretty easy + cost-effective solution. Tiny enough to tuck away, if you don't like the look of it. ✌️

u/SSDGpaM · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I bought these and love them.

u/fregosos_twist · 3 pointsr/makeuporganization

Just using what I brought with me over the years of moving and finally buying our house.


3 tier shelf thing it's actually a plant stand but now all my plants are in a happy spot

Mirror was left behind from the previous owners


The acrylic holders were from tjmaxx

Edit- fixed link

u/sollutionz · 3 pointsr/TripCaves

Red/Blue Laser

Fog Machine (Need to buy fog juice)

Sky Light

Not super cheap but pretty worth it. Just careful with fogger it can set off fire alarms. We had to cover them with plastic bags and Rubber bands. I would suggest using on the top floor of your house. The lights were Philips hue light bulbs I put in lamps but that isn't really necessary I just like going over the top.

u/gvfb60 · 3 pointsr/ActionFigures

I used this the cool thing is that you can cut them and splice them together with wires to have them spread out over shelves. There's also a wireless remote to turn them off or dim them for only a few bucks more.

u/Norberces · 3 pointsr/kancolle

Sure first here's the LED strips, Power Adapters, and Dimmer. Looks like they've gone up in price a bit since I did it but it's still not too bad. I didn't take any in progress pictures so I'll just have to describe how setup went. The LED strips come with a sticky back side so I just stuck that to the poles on the front side of the Detolf. I used 1 LED strip, 1 dimmer, and 1 power adapter per 2 Detolfs but you could also use 1 strip per Detolf. This will give you more even lighting, and the power adapter should still be able to handle powering 2 fine, you'd just need to also buy a connector for the 2 strips. After you've got the stuff its as simple as just taping on the stip in a |‾| running from the outside poles and across the top of the Detolf, running the power cord outside of it through the gap in the door, and the plugging in the dimmer.

u/gamplayerx · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have seen people post about using these LED strips - they're pretty cheap. They also sell them bundled with the adaptor and remote.

u/JennaroniPepperoni · 3 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Thanks so much! I highly recommend these LED strips. They're paper thin so they bend easily at the corners of a detolf. You'll need this adapter for the power.

My only complaint about them is that they're a little too bright at first. You get used to them though! You can't beat this nice even white lighting and the ease of installation.

u/Staas · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This should do it for you.

u/thepenner4 · 3 pointsr/metalearth

Michael's has coupons for one item at 50% off from time to time so I was able to get the cases for $30 each.

Here is the light strip that I got:

This is enough to do both cases. For the power since I do not have them hung up where I would like them to be yet I just got a battery pack. This is the one that I am using now:

I then bought the a Y adapter so that I could power both strips at the same time.

u/troy_proffitt · 3 pointsr/DIY

I used LED tape found off Amazon...super cheap:

I just used 22 gauge wire I got from Home Depot to solder the positive / negative to a 12v power supply. To turn the lights on and off, I just used a cheap limit switch:


I'll try to take some pictures when I get home tonight.

u/msucurt · 3 pointsr/homegym

I bought these after a suggestion from another person on this forum. I didn't think they would work, but WOW, it made a huge difference. Brightened my area unbelievably good. First link is the LED lights. Second link is the adapter to be able to plug it in.

I just wrapped mine around the inside of my window.

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Strip Lights, 300 Units SMD 3528 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)

LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/interface2x · 3 pointsr/metalearth

Sure, I got it at IKEA - [this] ( is the exact shelf. I bought the LED lights off of Amazon [here] ( (though you need to buy a power adapter, as well).

u/RouletteZoku · 3 pointsr/funkopop

I have those lights. Here they are in a Michael's baseball bat display case, running on a rechargeable battery. Specifically this battery. They're surprisingly bright. That was just a test setup to get an idea of what the case would look like.

I've got a glow case that I started working on today. Seen here using these UV LEDs

u/mobscura · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden

T5s are pretty much the standard for growing carnivores indoors. I think you could get by with just one more tube and have a 2-bulb fixture. You could probably fit a 4-tube fixture within that 12.5" width, but that does become more costly.

You can get LED lights that look normal and not super weird. Here's some options for daylight-balanced bulbs. I also currently use LED stringlights like these in a small grow bucket.

It's really up to you. Also consider how much energy you want to use (how many watts) and how long you want to keep the lights running.

Whichever route you choose, I would also attach some foil or mylar to the sides of the terrarium to bounce the light back onto the plants. You can get by without super strong lights if you don't let it all spill out and keep it reflected back onto the plants.

u/thethotbot · 3 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

What's the difference between this lamp and the second most popular lamp (besides $10)?

u/Bickell · 3 pointsr/battlestations

It's a lamp. I mostly use it when I'm cleaning the scanner and negatives. It's extremely bright which makes it easy to see all the dust or smudges.

u/Drewwitda22 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Here's some lights for you: Satechi RGB LED Light Strip with Remote Control for Computer ( ST-CLEDLS )

u/VansSkate95 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You should look up satechi leds, they are rgb if you ever need to change color scheme.

Edit: here

u/getcashmoney · 3 pointsr/hometheater

Here's a link about bias lighting:

I tried out a few different kits, but right now I like the Philips Hue lightstrip the most because it turns on and off automatically with Harmony, and it has the most white/color options.

Philips Hue LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)

For my 75" TV, I needed the original starter kit plus 3 extensions. Pretty expensive but I got everything for 50% retail.

I arranged them about 2 inches in from the edge of the tv all around the backside of the TV. They are secured using command strips hooks.

Not the best picture, but here's the end product:

Makes a huge difference in perceived picture quality. Contrast does indeed look significantly better and I no longer notice inconsistencies in backlighting during dark scenes.

u/matttopotamus · 3 pointsr/hometheater

It’s a strip light that plugs into an outlet and sticks to the back of your TV. If you have a harmony hub you can set it up so it turns on to a certain color when you start an activity. You can also control it just like other hue lights. They are expensive
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant

u/hexarobi · 3 pointsr/Hue

Maybe the reg price has just dropped? I saw a thread from 14 days ago where people were bummed to have missed out at that price.

u/303onrepeat · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I personally am a fan of the Hue's simply because I have had friends install some of the cheap ones and they are just junk in the long run. Plus the Hue app is way better than almost all of the competition out there. The Hue lights are still on sale from black friday at Amazon and Best buy.

u/DonOblivious · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Each LED on a strip of WS2812 can be addressed independently. It's probably, uhhh, a bit more effort than you're willing put in unless you're already programing microcontrollers on the regular.

You could buy the kit he uses on that trailer, I guess, but you're going to want to shorten those 13 foot long leads. It's super dim at 18 leds a meter.

If you drop the "multiple colors at the same time" requirement you can pick up 5 meters of waterproof strip, a controller, and a remote for like $20-25 on Amazon. They won't respond to sound like the above kit.

30led/m black strip. 60leds/m white strip. (it's cheaper than the 30led/m stuff but don't try and chain a second 5m reel off the controller). Extra connectors, jumpers, etc show up in the "also purchased box." You'll want to seal connections with some "self-fusing silicone tape." You can find it at hardware stores or Amazon.

u/grapegeek · 3 pointsr/hydro

Go with some cheap LED strips. These should do the job

u/Ten9melt · 3 pointsr/woodworking

amazon has a 6 pack of 48 inch led shop lights for 40 bucks. best investment ever


891 reviews 4.5 stars I got a perfect set. put 4 in the shop. one over my kitchen sink and one in the laundry room.


yes the connecting wires are a little short . but it comes with 6 power cords and switches..

u/kcgotthelife · 3 pointsr/homegym
u/Unusual_Future · 3 pointsr/homegym

I got these are they are great. Easy install and lights up my garage nicely. Only issue is that one came in with a dent in the plastic housing of the light. It didn't cause any issues though. There are plenty of other posts about these lights on here as well.

Barrina LED T5

u/drakeg4 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Did the same here, wired my garage up with 2 boxes of these bad boys. They're very bright and very daylight though VERY cheaply constructed due to the price point.

u/lild1425 · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Hey fam.

Rough Draft Build

2600X is fine. It’s a $15 difference. Better CPU cooler and all the Youtube pros say it’s worth to get if not overclocking. I think you should go for the 3600 though with the savings from below.

If you’re doing 1080p 60hz, I would actually just stick to the 580. Here’s a comparison. For a $40 difference the extra frames with the 590 are minimal.

You’ll want this RAM. You want 2X8. 16g is all you will need.

That PSU is in the Don’t Buy range at the hierarchy we all use. I got you one that is Tier A.

I actually got the P300 until I decided to go to a smaller form factor. It’s a fine case, don’t let anyone tell you anything else. For some reason every craps on it here, but I did my research when I bought it. It’s one of the smallest ATX cases, which is good because there’s usually way too much wasted space in ATX cases. There’s an LED strip for $17 that works with the accent lighting the P300 has that’s a nice touch. Link further down.

Don’t forget about case fans. Arctic F12 PWM fans are popular. This is a value pack. If you want LEDs or RGBs, can find really awesome ones that are less than $10 per fan. I just changed it to my Deepcools. There is actually a 5pack on US Amazon for $40 USD, so you might be able to find that there. This is what they look like. They’re amazing for the price. Your MOBO definitely has RGB hookups. If not, can go to the 5 pack of Arctic 12 PWM fans.

It’s up to you, but probably worth to change the storage to a M.2. Will be faster for $8 additional. No extra wires and goes right on the motherboard.

Tomahawk Max works with the Ryzen 3600, so ignore the incompatibility. Tomahawk is a super popular MOBO.

This is the Phanteks LED magnetic strip that I think links up with the case (USA Amazon)

Hope that helps. Let me know of any questions.

u/EldeederSFW · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yes and no, you can't plug it directly into the Mobo RGB header, you need the adapter.

I don't think my case came with one. (I have the p400s TG)

If you really want to spaz out on RGB This comes with 2 LED strips and an adapter, and it's only $12 more

edit: Oh, and FYI, ASUS Aura handles those RGB strips beautifully!

u/MoistBall · 3 pointsr/pcmods

Phanteks LED strip

I use it with an Asus Z370-A Prime which has a 4 pin RGB header on it and it works great.

u/Toribor · 2 pointsr/VaporwaveAesthetics

I bought this set off of Amazon but I scrapped the included power supply, unsoldered the 2.1mm barrel connector and wired up a spare 4-pin molex cable I had with a build in power switch. You can change the color with the little IR remote, but they aren't individually addressable so the whole strip changes color at the same time. I ran out of time wiring them up the other day so I only have about half the strip in there right now, need to solder the rest of them together.

u/ChewWork · 2 pointsr/Workbenches

They provide enough light but aren't super bright, I do have the option of putting another strip across (I only used half) to make it brighter but 1 should be enough. You can't beat the price: LEDs and Power Source . I originally was going to hold them up by zip ties, but the backing is sticky enough to stay on the wire shelf. I'm not sure how well it will stand up in the future but for now it's great.

u/serotoninlove · 2 pointsr/sugarfreemua

Depending on your budget, I just stuck LED strips around an existing mirror because the lighted mirrors were way too pricey for me. I bought something like this with a power adapter and stuck it on (it has adhesive on the back). Super easy, and should be <$20.

u/Nodomi · 2 pointsr/amiibo

That's a nice cabinet. Please don't blow it up with IEDs.

Jokes aside, I often see/hear people recommend these led strips, though not necessarily that particular brand. I've bought colored lights from, but I can't tell you how long they'd last I haven't used them for more than a few months.

u/electricmonk9 · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

I would suggest using a purpose built LED strip. These things are great, you can cut them to any length and they even make waterproof versions. I don't know what voltage the RPi outputs but I believe they even make 5v versions that can be run directly from an Arduino/probably anything outputting a digital signal.

If you're set on using the LEDs you have, you can use an online calculator to figure out exactly what resistors you'll need. It shouldn't be much more complicated than the strips, you'll just have to deal with making some sort of mount/enclosure instead of just sticking them on.

If by 'control' you mean you want to dim them, look into pulse width modulation. The second strip I linked is RGB which you can fairly easily control from an Arduino/probably RPi, don't know the specifics though. Hope that helped, if you have any specific questions let us know.

u/mizary1 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I am curious why these need to be automated... why not just have a switch? I'd just buy a long strip of LED lights and wire it all up myself. Then if I wanted to automate them I'd plug it all into a smart plug. You will need to drill some holes in the back of the cabinet. maybe do two strips under each shelf.


I'd use something like this.

u/IGL_oo · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Does your vanity have a built in mirror? If not, Amazon Prime has lots of mirrors with LED lights already on them. They range from like $20+ and all have pretty good reviews!
I've been considering this one:

It is a little more than I wanted to spend but I'm starting my vanity from scratch so I'm gonna need to buy a mirror and lights anyway, this seemed like the best deal in that sense.

But like someone else said, if you already have a mirror these strips are pretty cheap! Plus they're a lot more space-efficient than a lamp!

u/exedy · 2 pointsr/funkopop

Led strips from Amazon, similar to these.

u/pointandclickit · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Not that I have seen. This strip pulls 1.5 amps. I’m not sure what the conductor size on the pcb’s is, but 22ga seems to be common for the extension pieces. I would imagine the pcb traces are smaller.

22ga wire has a an 7 amp rating. Stepping down to 23ga drops to 4.7a. And 3.5a for 24ga.

You can run all of the strips off of a single power supply if you run, say, an 18 gauge power supply wire in parallel with the strips and tap the power for each section directly off of it rather than chaining the strips.

u/VomitSnoosh · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car B

This is the better set! More length, more lights, and better stability! Just have to buy the power adapter!

u/ethioqueen · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

i got a cheap vanity on craigslist for $40, painted it matte black, and added these led strips to them!
here's a pic of my setup. sorry its so blurry, the lights are so bright my phone cant focus very well

u/freewaytrees · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I should add that Purigen is stuffed on top of the filter canister if anyone is attempting to replicate the result.

Yep just a little LED strip behind the back of the tank:

u/BILGERVTI · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Aha I forgot to share when I copied it. This is the exact strip I got, remote is separate and located further down the page, I believe.

u/mcarterphoto · 2 pointsr/analog

I did some photography for a mall store display - we output transparencies and the designer got white plexiglass and clear, and clamped the film between them with c-clamps and hung wires to the clamps. But you could make a sandwich of white and clear plex, and bolt or rivet it together and mount it in front of a light box.

You could also use flexible LED strips as the light source - my understanding is you can cut them and join the wires at the end to make custom sizes or panels.

u/airjam21 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Here's everything I purchased:

  • LED Lights. I needed two strips for my application

  • Power Supply

  • Motion Sensor. I opted for a motion sensor vs. a door sensor because we have a bad habit of leaving the pantry door open and I didn't want the lights to be on all the time. I also bought Velcro tape to adhere the lights to the wall. The LED lights come with a sticky back, but they kept falling off. Shoot me a PM if you have additional questions and good luck!
u/PiperArrow · 2 pointsr/prusa3d

I bought a 12 V LED strip, like this from Amazon. I wired two equal-length strips in series, so that each strip sees 12 V. I then wired that to the PSU, so that whenever the printer is on, the LEDs are on. It works great!

u/Squadz · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures


With this:

Canadian links, but they have them in other countries.

Very simple to setup - I just put it right next to the rods in the Detolf and went up and around.

u/screamingpigs · 2 pointsr/crafts

Update on the lighting~ I finally got them shipped to me ugh

I ended up using these lights in a figure 8 pattern around the inside of the box (like this). The back is 3M peel and stick adhesive, so it was pretty straight forward as far as attachment. I taped the lights down originally to see if the shape would provide the lighting I wanted and I recommend this. Once the backing was off, the lights were pretty permanent, so this way I could see what they looked like lit up.

I used a piece of white tissue paper to diffuse the light some too, so it would look more evenly lit across the night sky. Maybe colored tissue paper could add some interesting color if someone was looking to do that haha. Distance also helps diffuse the light some too, but I didn't have that much to spare so I stuck with the tissue paper.

I also cut a hole in the back of the box with my exacto knife which was tedious but it worked (a drill would have been faster for sure).

u/_-_-C · 2 pointsr/battlestations

put monitors on one side, tower on the other. Or put the monitors on one side, tower in the middle, and controllers/headset/mic/etc. on the other side. I'm using these to hold power strips, it's only going to work for the long skinny ones though. IKEA has one that can hold a wider variety of sizes. Based on the shadow and graininess of the pic I am guessing you only have a ceiling light? You could add a lamp on one side and one of these on the other. If you want to continue with the green color scheme, you could get one of these orb things and an rgb led strip

u/ZeroTanuki · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks, appreciate it.

The phone holder is just wireless charger.

The ipad holder is from Anker, but I don't believe they make it anymore. This is the closest thing to it that I could find.

The lamp

u/retroviator · 2 pointsr/Workbenches

The setup from Uline was not cheap, but it will last.

Here is the desk light: Lampat LED Desk Lamp, Dimmable LED Table Lamp Black, 4 Lighting Modes, 5-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 1-Hour Auto Timer, 5V/2A USB Cha

It’s been good to have something in addition to the overhead shop light.

u/Omfgthatguy · 2 pointsr/minipainting

When ever I paint I run a two light setup on opposite sides to remove all the shadows. I been using two of these for over a year and I can't complain. LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, Black

u/Sloppy1sts · 2 pointsr/gaming

Ahhh, yeah, somehow I. glossed over "behind the screen" and thought he was talking about LEDs inside the tower.

And yeah, I have a cheap LED lamp I got off Amazon that I have set behind my screen for some back lighting. Works pretty well and has multiple brightnesses and temperatures (aka blue balance) for different times of day.

Still though, the others were def talking about regular ceiling room lighting.

u/jjwax · 2 pointsr/buildapc



The AF140's came with red, white, and blue rings that are interchangeable. I accidentally bought AF120's first (didn't realize my radiator used 140mm fans) and they also came with the same color rings.

u/Vanquishhh · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The Hue+ should be a very very nice product! However it does come with a price. When I built my PC Hue + didnt exist so I went with the Satechi RGB LED Here is a video that I made showing it off. It comes with a remote you can control the brightness and its effects, it comes with 1 year warrenty. It connect to your molex connector of the PSU I wouldn't say its perfect you do save money and although I have no complaints about the lightning it self the glue that is on the strips is pretty weak I used a double sided tape so it will secure better and the power box doesnt feel the highest quality it can be its plastic. Here is a more proffesional review of the lightset with its pros and cons if you are on the budget I think you should get it, if you have extra 20-30$ I would go with the HUE+ NZXT is known for their quality.

u/Toasterboxes · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Grab some LEDs

u/Viktor_Fel · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is what i used for my set up. I've had the strips in for awhile now and no excess heat/fire problems.

Oh, and news flash, almost everything if not everything in your rig will be made in China.

u/scumsuckinglandlord · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I used these in my build:

They look nice, but my remote was glitchy and didnt select the right color that it said i was selecting, but it still worked fine

u/Snakeeyez890 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Satechi Computer RGB LED Light Strip with Remote Control

u/Kaimxn · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

GPU is currently set to white at the moment, just was set to cycle in the pictures, rookie mistake :'(

A hue+ would be amazing, but it's so damn expensive, feelsbadman. Thinking of picking this up but I don't know if it'll make it look too cheap, decisions decisions. >_<

u/blockandawe · 2 pointsr/Hue

Looks like Amazon also dropped the price.

u/saleboat · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

It's 35% off what I see in Home Depot and similar stores. Is this similar to what you could use?

This particular one does use a setup that would need an outlet, but I've seen some DIY setups that create a hard-wired solution. I don't know the complexity of it though, unfortunately. Also, when you say it doesn't have a convenient connection to one another, how inconvenient is it? Could a small drill solve this issue or is there actually open space between each location? Or maybe it's metal or glass?

u/LeZygo · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Nice work!! Yeah the shadow makes it almost look ominous like it is going to fall on someone. If that makes any sense. We got a deal on the Hue bulbs on a Black Friday sale on Amazon. It’s really fun hosting parties when you can just tell Alexa to change the color. This could be cool - Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light (Requires Hue Hub, Works with Alexa, HomeKit & Google Assistant)

u/orbital_sound · 2 pointsr/Vaporwave

Fake office plants and ferns plus the marble lugia909 mentioned. Get some of those amazon hue strip lights and in the companion app set the colors to change between blue and pink.

u/Squeakerade · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Hey, it's a Phillip's Hue Strip I don't recommend going this route unless you're already in their ecosystem though.

Tbh, I don't recommend going that route even if you are unless you get a good deal.

u/thrsmnmyhdbtsntm · 2 pointsr/electricians

the only ones i know of are the philips hue ones but i think they may only go 30ft on a stretch which means 5 heads a ton of extentions. it wont be cheap

u/Bananas__And__Blow · 2 pointsr/vinyl
u/Errythangblvck · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I got them on amazon here

But I'd like to get these....

u/N3XI5 · 2 pointsr/simracing

My mistake; here

u/devildogattorney · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace
u/DeliciousGorilla · 2 pointsr/battlestations

All Philips Hue except for the LED strip under the desk. I refuse to pay Philips $85 for 6 feet of LEDs.

u/Sbdall · 2 pointsr/DIY

I've put these up. They're bright af:

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

u/basshead_queen · 2 pointsr/succulents

These are the lights I have in the picture :)

u/amras3 · 2 pointsr/homegym

Looks great!

I bought these for my garage and it was the best investment ever!Especially in the winter. Suuuuper easy to install and lots of installing options, either strung together or individually.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5...

u/writemeow · 2 pointsr/hydro

If you only grow greens then I always recommend these (Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded Electric with Built-in ON/Off Switch

They're affordable and provide a lot of light, they work great for leafy stuffs

u/Black_Market_Basil · 2 pointsr/hydro


I run them for 16 hours. Things were struggling for a bit (that could have been a combo of things) but when I added mylar to the front things took off. I just started another rack with a "nursery" space where the lights are much closer. Those are growing about twice as fast as the original one.

u/GSPilot · 2 pointsr/hydro

Based on another Reddit users recommendation, I have a 6-pack of these on the way for the shelf/tower I’m building for growing greens.


u/throwawheyaccwtf2 · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

> Actual blueprint

Great, you make my plans look like something an orangutan would wipe its ass with...

I must tell you there is no guarantee 5000k will work better, in fact I get the easily tightest growth from 4000k LED. 6500K fluoro made for wide plants but not nearly as tight, it demanded more real estate with wider leaves + longer stalks to spread them out.

Fluoro and LED are different of course, fluoros have wide spectrum always and LED is divided into almost pure RGB spectrum (like lasers)

I'm telling you, the plant under MH 250 watt at 5500 kelving gave me good fast growth compared to the LED (only using ~35%of the LED strip output tho) but fewer nodes! Much more air in that plant.

MH is its own technology, with its own spectrum, but it seems the color of the light source has an overall say in plant BUILD more than growth SPEED and I've seen it in every single plant I've grown, they all seem to respond the same within their species capabilities.

4000k LEDs got a lot tighter nodes and darker colors. It's in week 8 flower and STILL NOT YELLOWING, my bigger plants with more soil look starved for nitrogen in comparison.
5000k+ can work if you have few plants and want the few, atlas sized leaves, if you want more species and individuals the 4000K is going to keep it thin and shorter and tighter spaced plants. 3000K works but I wouldn't look at anything but the most efficient lights in your case (which in most LED cases is 4k)

of course hard to guarantee I don't really know shit, but something of this sort.

Quantom boards with 60 degrees would be a problem no?

The arduino stuff is over my head so can't calculate for that, But know what I would want to do, Have LEDs around the frame and back light the leaves, maybe less efficient for some plants, may look better in warm white, who knows. A ring of low intensity back light would be cool.

So many factors, my head hurts, your ideas seem sound however.

My old strips are kind of like these, but less efficient and more expensive (and can still grow serious dope)

Maybe try 5000k, but make it a third priority, I'd invest in efficiency, lower price and the known tight build of ~4000k LEDs first and foremost

But take into account I have not browsed all specs and prices on QB and COB options and my selection is very limited out of EU.

Good luck with that build tho I'm loving it. I had a shit ton of plants not long ago but ran into health issues and now building back up to a comfortable, low maintenance indoor environment.

u/shitty_owl_lamp · 2 pointsr/succulents

OP here. At someone’s suggestion on this subreddit, I bought these lights on Amazon: I put all six of them a few inches above my Echeveria and keep them on for 12 hours each day. I know from past experience that Echeveria Afterglow will IMMEDIATELY flatten out if it doesn’t get enough sun, and I bet if I put it outside tomorrow it would tighten back up. So that must mean my grow lights aren’t strong enough, right?? I can’t keep them outside because I live in Phoenix, Arizona, where our 120 degree weather will kill them. I’m just trying to get them through the summer by bringing them inside. Does someone have stronger grow lights they can recommend? Price is not really an issue for me.

u/izzabellyoch · 2 pointsr/succulents

Does anyone have thoughts or experience with these grow lights?
What are your preferred lights for the best price for a larger collection?

I have a very large collection that I’ve accumulated most of over the last few months and need to buy many of this type of grow light or a few large ones. I’m not sure if I’m going to do a table(s) or shelf setup or a combo of both. Any and all thoughts and advice welcomed and appreciated.

u/t2231 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

For an inexpensive and easy to install solution, check these out:

A 6-pack for ~$50 is pretty darn cheap. They put out a good bit of light and will really light up a basement workshop very well.

u/robotbiker121 · 2 pointsr/DIY

There you go! I would really like to have attached it to the house, but I will be building a carport that will attach to those stairs in the future. There is a drain to some sort of basin. I poured 5 gallons of water down it without issue before proceeding to tear down the cover.

u/IDezine · 2 pointsr/succulents

I do have them just to give a few things in the window a little extra push. But, you would be better off spending just a little more and getting these t5's...

u/_Dark____ · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
u/Pun_In_Ten_Did · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Oh it is very easy to do in the Meshify C ... ask me how i know, lol ... there is a great lip on the left and up top. Perfect for hiding Phanteks PH-LEDKT_Combo: RGB LED Strip Combo Set .. fantastic little strips - the magnets embedded in the silicone work great

u/kake14 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I think theres a Phanteks kit on amazon thats like $15. I'll look for it quick

Yup, this guy

u/MrDongblaster · 2 pointsr/buildapc


Forgot them in the list. Here you go:

led strips

u/gregz83 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Its possible your power outage caused a surge that either burned out your LEDs or LED controller on the motherboard.

Even though your PC was off, do you run it on a UPS?

Apologies that I don't have a lot of troubleshooting steps here, but you probably want to contact ASUS Tech Support:

The only other idea I can think of is purchase an LED strip with the 4-pin connector, attach it to the 4-pin RGB header on your motherboard, and see if you can set any RGB through the BIOS or the Aura Sync software. Here is an example:

u/brando_1771 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Okay so you have a few options. You could pick up some of the Corsair LL120 fans and use those. However you’d need the controller that comes with some of their multi packs. I think the 3 pack with controller is quite expensive. So that may not be an option immediately. But those fans are amazing. If you went this route, you’d put one on the rear, and the other 2 on the top. But this would cause a pretty heavy pressure imbalance, so you’d want to get 2 more normal fans and put them up front.

Alternatively, Phanteks makes a product called the ‘Halos’ which are RGB fan frames which can be placed on virtually any fan. They’re fairly cost effective, considering they can be swapped to a different fan, and they work with MSI mystic light, which is the RGB controller for the motherboard.

The case has a closed front panel, so you don’t need rgb fans for the front. I’d say just the rear and/or top would be the only ones you’d want rgb. The case comes with 2 120mm fans, one in the front and one in the rear. The cpu cooler comes with 1 120mm fan. So, if you fit the rad in the rear, you could put the fan that’s included and add that to the front. Then put the fan frame on the rear fan.

Phanteks also makes an awesome little rgb strip kit It’s available on amazon. It works with the fan frames, and is magnetic making install and placement real easy.

Idk, honestly just shop around figure out how much you want to spend. The case could definitely use some better cooling, especially up front. So if you can move all the stock fans you’ll have to front, and then for the rear rad fan (and top if you get them) you’d use the rgb fans, that would be a great move. Just remember most rgb fans are proprietary, and only work with their brands software, or a specific software.

u/lan_jevinson · 2 pointsr/AugustBumpers2017

Sounds adorable, will have to check it out! Have you seen the moon in my room nightlight? I like that it's remote control. You can cycle through the phases of the room to get more light to check on baby.

u/letsredditgabby · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I just found the Moon

and then I found it for free tooo!

u/mellimalli · 2 pointsr/Parenting

It's awesome. My friend has it and it's on my toddler's Christmas Wish List!

u/lady5murf · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I love this one! The Uncle Milton Moon in My Room

The remote was handy, and the light is sort of off-white/blue.

You need batteries for both the moon and the remote so make sure to add them to your prime order. ;)

u/momentsoftruth · 2 pointsr/Drugs

It's expensive, but this is by far the best one I have ever seen, hands-down:

u/j1zzfist · 2 pointsr/pics

Much cheaper than Thinkgeek. There are also some other sites that have it listed cheaper but with expensive shipping.

u/JerseyEnt · 2 pointsr/rickandmorty

I got it as a present on Christmas a few years ago. here ya go. It's definitely worth the money. I think that's the cheapest you'll find it.

u/vampirewalrusboy · 2 pointsr/interestingasfuck
u/taarotqueen · 2 pointsr/saplings

Yes! I get smell proof baggies from the headshop but you can order them online and in my opinion they work really well. Then you can hide your weed in creative places and it won’t smell, I put mine in the compartment one of these salt lamps. There’s a gap where the bulb goes but you can fit a few grams in there, screw the lid on the bottom and put it on your nightstand, no one would ever think to look there. Just don’t plug it lmao you don’t want to cook your weed.

I figured this hiding place out myself I think (I mean I’m sure SOMEONE else has done it but for me it’s my thing), so it’s not one of the places that will come up if you google “where do teens hide weed”. Not too worried about sharing my secret here though, definitely wanna help y’all out.

Once you get smell proof bags the possibilities are endless so just find little places your parents or roommates or whoever you live with won’t look and I’m sure you’ll be good!

u/TheAnduo · 2 pointsr/Psychonaut

I remember I had an orange flourescent bulb and a black light bulb in my ceiling fan for awhile, that put off a trippy glow. I ended up taking the bulbs out because I needed more light in my room for studying.

It would also be nice to have a nice warm glow from a lamp thats shaded to put off an orange/yellow glow.

himalayan lamp might be cool too

A desk lamp that can be tilted towards the desk for studying or up towards the ceiling and a wall would work well too.

^^ All just ideas and not all of them are going to be best for your room. With rooms they take time to develop, they can always be improved and you are probably not going to get it perfect the day you move in . Explore and have fun!

u/Sarinatu · 2 pointsr/battlestations

There's many you can find on Amazon, such as this.

Edit: Linked the wrong one.

u/therealbzb · 2 pointsr/battlestations


u/I_love_aminals · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This salt lamp!](

I have psoriatic arthritis and severe allergies. I was on medicine used for chemotherapy for it, but I decided I'm too young to be on all these drugs. I've been trying to do everything naturally and take care of myself. I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so someone recommended that I buy one of these lamps to help me. Thanks for the contest! :)

u/amapatzer · 2 pointsr/Vive

Well in that case if you're going to buy tripods anyway, maybe just start with those and see how well they work for you?

I have these poles:ütze-max-belastbar/dp/B001BWT2PA

And these to attach the lighthouses to the poles:

Tbh. I think they work perfectly fine for me, but I am sure you will be able to find something better. I just bought those because they were cheap and could be delivered quickly and they didn't have horrible reviews ;)

u/daveyouremywifenow · 2 pointsr/Vive

Careful with lighting stands, the lighthouses have motors in them which can cause a wobble on lighting stands even more than on tripods. It's very slight, but very annoying when you notice it.

Tension rods, like this(with these), are sturdier and have a much smaller footprint too, so you can have a bigger playspace.

u/davedontmind · 2 pointsr/Vive

They look good, but a bit expensive. I went for 2 of these which are less than a quarter of the cost, although I did need to add 2 of these to mount the lighthouse to the pole. Total cost for everything to mount 2 lighthouses: around £46.

Makes my room look a little bit like a building site, but it does mean I can move my setup between my seated gaming room & my room-scale room easily.

u/c1arkbar · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

[on/off switch ](GE Lighting Control On/Off Switch, Z-Wave, In-Wall, Works with Amazon Alexa, 12722

[dimmer](GE Smart Dimmer, Z-Wave, In-Wall, 12724, Works with Amazon Alexa, 12724

Here you go. You can switch the items on those pages to find the toggles as well as fan controls etc

u/A1cntrler · 2 pointsr/smarthome

Your best solution is to replace the in wall switch you're using with a Z-Wave one. This way you can still operate the lamp from the switch AND still control it through the app/Alexa. If you wanted to get fancy, there's a version of this switch that has a dimmer built in as well.

u/theoxfordcomma · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

You could do this using zwave devices. It will cost some money up front but you'll have a solid base to build out more complex home automation tasks if you want to.

You can turn any computer into a local "hub" with a Zwave USB dongle. This one is pricey but works really well. Plug that into a spare laptop lying around the house or buy a Raspberry PI.

Install the Home Assistant package on the computer or PI that you plugged the dongle into. This makes it easy to send and receive signals from Zwave devices without having to learn a bunch of low level APIs. You can write automation commands using YAML markup or write complex, custom tasks using Python. Home Assistant is just a bundle of open source free software, so I don't think of it as a "service", but you could roll your own software if you like that replaces it. It all runs locally, not in the cloud, so you own and control it.

Now you can buy any Zwave switch you want. GE has a bunch of reasonable priced switches.

You can get an "add on" switch that does not hook into your home power but controls smart light bulbs like Hue using over the air signals.

Or you can buy a real switch that does control existing lights through the power in your home -- this will let you send signals to your switch using your Home Assistant "hub" to turn lights on or off and dim them without having to replace existing bulbs.

Have fun.

u/AviN456 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I use these, and they work perfectly.

u/Leftychill · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I would suggest the GE Zwave switch mentioned above if you have a capable hub (Wink/Vera/Smartthings, etc.), or if you really want to fine tune control, you can use a GE Zwave Fan speed control switch. IMO, both are better options than the Wemo.


u/hunterstee · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

/u/Alwayssunnyinarizona raises a lot of good points as usual. I would also add that if you ever outgrow ST, you can always integrate it with Home Assistant and keep ST as the basic device manager.

Lights (dimming):

Lights (non-dimming):


All three of those work with ST, but do indeed require neutral wires.

u/Broadsid3 · 2 pointsr/homeassistant

Do you have a model switch you recommend? I was looking at these but they seem pretty pricey

u/Nate1n22 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you have a neutral wire I recommend these:

I doubt leaving the lights on is skyrocketing your electricity bill though. Another option would be LED bulbs.

u/RelevantJesse · 2 pointsr/electricians

Yeah, sorry, I didn't know how to phrase that properly. I meant I replaced the switches in a 4 way circuit.

It's not the standard 1 4-way and 2 3-way switches, though.

One of these -

And two add on switches -

So I twisted together the hot line and a traveler to send power to box 2 where I installed the primary switch.

Right now I also have the load line in box three twisted with a traveler to send that to box 2 as well.

So the circuit should be only operable by one switch now, or so I'd think.

Edit: this circuit previously had a 4 way switch in box 2 and 3 way switches in boxes 1 and 3

u/cleansweep9 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I think you're out of luck if you're looking for a single switch that can do fluorescent tubes today, and dim bulbs later. Such a thing doesn't exist, as far as I know.

As for Zwave switches that can handle your current lights, I don't think there's really a bad option:

Linear/GoControl has a Decora-style switch that is really reliable.

GE has Decora-style and toggle-style switches (this is what I primarily use. Haven't had any problems).

You're probably going to spend $30-$45 per switch for these models.

Have you sorted out your hub already?

u/censor_this · 2 pointsr/SmartThings
  1. As long as it says "zwave enabled" or something of that nature it will connect to smartthings. All of the companies you listed above I have at least one of in my house all connected to my hub. Just look for the zwave logo.

  2. Everything you've listed can be placed with my go-to switch:
    they're pretty inexpesive and reliable. There are cheaper, but I've had issues with some of them so I've decided to just go with these when I change out switches.

    If you have 3-way switches (though you didn't list any) you need the companion switch and some rewiring of the boxes. If you're handy it's not too bad. If you don't know the difference between the white wire and black wire, I'd spend some time on youtube before get too far into pulling the boxes apart.

    Another important thing to mention on the wiring front: If you have an older house, you need to make sure that you have a neutral wire in all the boxes that you want to put a smart switch in. Newer houses will have them because the electrical code was updated to require them - that wasn't in place (or followed) until 20-25 years ago.
u/ekzoo85 · 2 pointsr/winkhub

First off, welcome -- it's a fun ride!

Re: Dimmers/Plugs/Etc
Caseta is nice, I have a couple of switches and they work great. Especially if you want to create 3-way switches without wiring. What I mean is that you can just replace one hard-wired switch with a smart switch and then use the Caseta Pico for the secondary location (which just adheres to the wall).

Just some thought starters as you explore further -- for hardwired switches, in addition to Lutron, I have had a ton of success with the GE/Jasco Z-Wave switches.

I have the generic on/off switch, dimmer switch and fan switch by them (more on the dimmer function later).

For my plug-in switches, currently I have a couple different ones I use for Christmas lights, and a couple of lamps and a floor fan.

My favorite is this random one I found by Inovelli or Show Home (not sure -- looks like Inovelli is a distributor or something):

I like it because you can control two outlets individually vs just one like all the other ones and it's around the same price too.

I also own a Leviton plug-in which works great too, but only controls one outlet -- still no complaints:

Ok, now on to your question about blog/forum/guide, etc...
Here's a good place to start:

I also enjoy reading the Wink Group comments on Facebook -- I can't remember the name of the group, but if you just search for Wink Home Automation, I think it shows up. That group has been awesome for learning new things. It's a fairly large group too.

Lastly, I think I understand what you're asking, but if not, I apologize. How the GE Dimmers work (and I'm assuming the other ones too) is that you can use the switch manually like any dimmer switch -- hold up and it gets brighter, hold down and it gets dimmer, tap the up button and the light turns on to the last setting you left it at, tap the bottom button and the light turns off.

You can also set the percentage (or approximate, I don't recall it having actual numbers -- it's more a sliding scale) you'd like it to go to from within the Wink app (ex: have your light come on to around 75% at 8pm, then dim to 50% at 10pm).

Make sense?

Hope this helps.

u/robmcguinness · 2 pointsr/Abode

I kept forgetting to turn on/off my porch lights so I installed GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch, In-Wall, 12722 and enabled two IFTTT recipes If sunrise, then turn off Porch Lights switch and Turn on lights at sunset. It's fantastic.

u/valkyrieamber · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

The device in your picture is called a 3-gang plate.

My solution when I needed to do this in my home was to get a Samsung Smartthings hub. It's compatible with Alexa plus a ton of other stuff so it's a sensible purchase. I highly recommend it.

Once you have Smartthings, you can get any z-wave or zigbee devices and they can be controlled either through the Smartthings app or through Alexa.

GE Z-Wave switches:

3-Gang Paddle plate:

u/torealis · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

i have this and it is perfect

u/tryingforadinosaur · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got a floor lamp at IKEA that has a button you step on to turn it on, it's good for reading bedtime stories. And then maybe a dimmable desk lamp for diaper changes. I got this one on Amazon and it can do yellow and blue light and has different brightness settings. When it's folded closed, there's a little bar in the back that light can come out of for super dim lighting, and I actually really like using it that way late at night.

u/Dains84 · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I have a basic table and chair with this LED lamp as the light source. It's very adjustable and has a low footprint so I can make sure I'm not hunched over the table while also having a plethora of brightness / wavelength options to fit my needs. There are brighter lamps available, but I liked the metal construction and the fact that the lamp can be twisted at the top arm. If those factors aren't important to you, this one is cheaper and brighter.

As far as making sure your back isn't wrecked, that can probably be fixed by better posture. Instead of hunching over the table to get a closer look at the figure, sit upright and hold the figure closer to your face. I imagine table height would be the most important factor there since I rest my elbows on the table when I paint, so the table being the correct height means I can sit upright and hold the figure in front of my face.

u/Beastbamboo · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Overall I like it a lot. I wish it were a little taller to give a bigger spread over the desk, but I like the ability to change temperatures and it throws out a good amount of light.

u/Fritzkreig · 2 pointsr/DeskCorners

We should have a side bar for lighting, fixtures and bulbs are a big part of preservation and presentation; people don't laugh when we say PP around here!
TCP 35s are good elegant bulbs
TT-DL01s are great BMT models
I'll leave side lights up to you

u/SuicidalKirby · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I don't use any magnifiers, but desk lamp wise I grabbed this a while ago and really like it.

The max brightness is very crisp, clean light. The lower settings are good for other normal desk lamp uses as well when I'm not painting.

u/PaintedMeeple · 2 pointsr/minipainting

One of the lights that I use when I stream on twitch is this one:

u/LargeBody76 · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/lordderplythethird · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I use probably the same one behind my TV cabinet and my bed. They're on Amazon for dirt cheap, $23 for the complete kit!

There's other versions, that can do much more; ie: wifi controlled, sync to screen/music, etc... but those are a lot more money. Those would be the Philips Hue, and the LightPack

u/dropkinn · 2 pointsr/formula1

haha, I actually have some conduit running on the wall you cant see well because of the lighting, so i'll just hide it there.

u/snakejudy · 2 pointsr/snakes
  1. Yep! They won't cause burns unless the snake is able to rest against them, which isn't possible if they're installed correctly. They still need to be regulated with a thermostat however.

  2. & 3. Yes you can, but unless you need the fluorescents for plants or something, I'd recommend going with LED strip lights. Something like this. I have them in mine. You can customize the color, which is nice, and since they don't produce very much heat you don't have to worry about installing guards and such like you would with fluorescents.

u/theoneyouenvy · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Probably used a kit like this. Same one I have and works great.

u/Fel1 · 2 pointsr/DIY

it doesn't bother me at all while playing, but if they do its a 1 button press to turn them off -- which i do when i watch shows/movies.

My LED Lights Here

u/djrubbie · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I personally use Supernight's 5050 LED with this controller, and looking at I found this listing but unfortunately it's sold out there ( listing is up however). If you must get from try this listing which seems to be a similar type of kit.

Basically, you can use the accompanied pre-applied adhesive (by peeling off the protective cover) and tape it under the case. If you want to connect multiple shelves you can either just string them awkwardly, or cut at the cut marks (they are spaced every 5cm, there are indication lines) and then use these adapters with connector cables or just solder it yourself.

I really need to post an update to my cabinets but I haven't had time, but this one is an older picture of my case. Note how I just kind of stringed it through, but with my second cabinet (replaced the one in this picture) I will be doing them per shelf. Now if I have time to actually get this done, I should post updated pictures.

u/tme2av8 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT 16.4FT SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Flexible LED Strip Light Lamp + 44Key IR Remote Controller

u/Zimphyr · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Amazon. Cheap and reliable. I turn them on practically every night and they have lasted me about 6 months so far!

u/Retrosmith · 2 pointsr/pcmods

I recommend this strip personally. Used it in a mod for Quakcon a couple of years back and loved it. Programmable colors, lets you save up to four different color profiles plus change them in several minor stages in each tint. Different flashing effects if you're into that also. Plenty of length and easy to work with,

u/L_DUB_U · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I bought these and use them for a green fishing light. They run off of 12V and VERY VERY BRIGHT! Get one with a lesser LED count per roll and I think they will work great for what you want. You can also cut them at certain lengths if you need small sections and not the full length.

I recommend this very much but if you will be looking directly at them they will be VERY bright and when you look away you everything will be purple (at least with my green LEDS).

u/eso_logic · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I actually harvested the LED strip from a kit that includes a remote so you can change it to whatever color you want. Pretty cheap too!

u/mx_Seattle · 2 pointsr/DIY

This is absolutely not what you asked for, but is AWESOME for this type of stuff. $15 (with prime) and you have a remote control, colors, patterns, and more. I have used multiple kits now for all sorts of stuff!

u/N30FAMOUS · 2 pointsr/gadgets

The price of the listing you linked is ~$24 USD, which translates to ~$31 CAD. On amazon canada, I found this listing, which is ~$33. Plus, I'm pretty sure shipping to Canada from the US site would be more costly than just getting it shipped from the Canadian site.

u/angoosbeaf · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

All lights are turned down to lowest setting.


  1. Desk: 16 ft strip. Cheap [ebay] ( RGB kit. Also ordered L connectors.

  2. Acer x34: RGB lights on monitor set to red.

  3. RGB mouse and keyboard: Ripjaw and Corsair


    -5 Thermaltake Riing RGB Fans set to red

    -EVGA FTW Hybrid GTX 1080 RGB set to red

    -Asus z270g Strix MB RGB set to red

    -Corsair h115i Radiator RGB set to red

    -NZXT Hue 3 magnet RGB strips set to red

    -Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 - RED
u/IntHatBar · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

These LED Light Strips are a lot of fun. Not too expensive either. They would look really cool if you put them behind a piece of art or crown molding.

u/BoGuS88 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Hey. I bought mine in some local store but it was some most basic kit like THIS. Try to find it cheaper. LEDs are usually overpriced in most of the stores.

u/EmperorSnowball_ · 2 pointsr/lasercutting

If you have a 3d printer you can print some of these.

Amazon has LED strips that you can use, or get them for cheap from Aliexpress.

u/SuitedUpLikeTen · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

If you're up for a little bit of DIY, I have strips of LED lights in my room and if you bought something similar I'm sure you could mount them to 2x4 boards that have been spray painted black or something. A trigger for them is relatively inexpensive, and the lights are extremely bright in a dorm room,

I think this is the pack we got, and then we switched in a sound responsive trigger.

if you want to pay a bit more for even better stuff, these are good lights as well

u/netchemica · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Link to product (as opposed to a screenshot)

u/muffinsticks · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Can't speak for OP but I have a lot of experience with LEDs.

There are two parts to an LED setup.

  1. Type of LEDs

  2. Controller to set the LED colors / animations

    What are you looking to do? Animations along an LED strip or single color lighting like this (all LEDs in the strip independently colorable or the whole strand all being same color at a time)? This will determine what type of strip to use.

    How would you want to control them? Via your mortherboard (if it has the option), an IR remote (like TV) or a phone?

    If your looking for something super simple and easy then something like this would be the way to go:
u/TMITectonic · 2 pointsr/led

LED Ropes are almost always garbage. Plus, a lot of them use incandescent (like small xmas tree lights) bulbs on AC instead of actual LEDs running DC (which can make it portable, whenever necessary).

The first question I'd ask you is how "cool" do you want it to be? I don't mean color temperature, I mean are you just looking for a plane white source that can be switched off and on? Or would you be wanting it to do multiple colors (even multiple colors on each LED, as opposed to the whole thing lighting a single color at a time)?

Originally, these were/are designed to be backlit from a set of long CFL bulbs like you'd see in a corporate office setup. The bulbs are fairly energy efficient, cheap, and don't produce "hot spots" (where you can directly see a light source, or its shadow, through the sign) nearly as much as LEDs or Halogen/Incandescent.

All that said, I'd recommend one of the following three methods:

  1. Go to Home Depot or even Harbor Freight and buy a fluorescent bulb setup with the lamp and the bulb and mount it on the wall and hang the sign over it. Possibly cheapest solution, definitely the easiest and will look good but won't offer any extra features beyond off and on.

  2. Buy an RGB LED 5M strip kit that comes with a remote, or something like this if you want some music reactivity. Then line your letters (LEDs faceing either "inward" toward the wall, or at a right angle perpendicular to that so that the LEDs point toward the inside of the letter's white area) with the LED strip, cut if needed, and add a white backdrop for better reflectivity and to soften any hot spots; just use cheap MDF or whatever scrap wood you have laying around.

  3. Buy something like an ESP8266, an amplified electret mic, 5V PSU, and a strip (or string!) of WS2812b (or APA102's, if you can afford them!) LEDs and program that sucker any which way you'd like! You can even use visualization software like JINX! or GLEDiator to send data to the ESP8266 and have it output to the strips in realtime. This obviously will take some learning, if you aren't already familiar with Arduino and the like, but the whole system is designed for beginners.

    Best of luck!
u/AeonFX · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Using this RGB strip from SUPERNIGHT:

u/admiralspark · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Mmmm, the ones I'm finding aren't quite the same. Nothing is exactly like this setup but, I think you could achieve similar results with something like these:

List of ideas with pictures, warning it's clickbait-y

Amazon very simple example, not quite the same, hence me saying you won't get a matching project without DIY

More examples here

You'll notice that a lot of these are DIY/custom which is a huge point--most really well-done LED lighting art pieces are done by hand, not bought from the store. It's really easy to do actually, as LED light strips are cheap right now, 15 ft multicolor for <$1/ft.

The takeaway here is creativity is king.

u/Kisele0n · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

That's just an on/off switch - full fan control with speeds is not supported by the caseta line.

Edit: for example, this GE z-wave fan switch:

u/jamesguitar3 · 2 pointsr/SmartThings

/u/BreakfastBeerz is correct. Get a "fan control" z-wave switch so you can better control the fan since the speed is determined by voltage to the motor so this specific "fan control" is needed.

u/thelatekof · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

This is what I used. It is a dimmer switch that has preset settings at like 33, 66, 100 % power or something like that to trigger the speed threshold settings of a fans low medium and high. I used it with a smarthings hub and echo.

u/eternal_peril · 2 pointsr/smarthome


If you have a switch for the fan and a switch for the light, you are better off with 2 zwave switches, like these:


That would give you much better control over everything. For me and all my fans, I have exactly one control. So I need this to control fan/lights unless I want to run a secondary wire back (which I don't)

u/Alteia · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada Corsair Commander Pro 59.99, all-time low on Amazon (as per CCC)

u/shadeo11 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is assuming your motherboard is good with AM4 sockets.

"Coolness" is hard to give suggestions on just because what looks good to you or I may look terrible to your son. The list I linked below has the case, PSU, and water cooler that I think are decent. That'll come to 250. Like I said, the case may be subjective; I picked one that has some Corsair RGB fans built in that looks kinda nice and has some decent reviews, although you may choose to look elsewhere. There are a TON of <$100 RGB cases. I've included a H60 water cooler for your 2600 which should be adequate for a moderate OC on a budget. It runs decently quiet and should easily fit any case. Corsair water coolers are of great quality, generally, although you can also look at Noctua or Coolermaster, etc.

Some tips: if you want RGB, Corsair is the way to go. They will charge a hefty premium for their fans, strips and controllers, but they are of great quality and all are guaranteed to work together worry free. Now, if you want to control the RGB on that case I linked, for example, you'll need an RGB controller to do so. Thankfully, Corsair makes one that works with its proprietary iCUE software and makes things very easy - the software is available on Windows and allows you to customize the colour and effects and works with all Corsair peripherals. I'll link the piece I'm referring to below as you won't find it on PCPP:

iCUE Fan Controller

That'll run you about $70. You can plug in the fans from that case and additional Corsair RGB fans or LED Strips to your desire. You can probably go off-brand for cheaper, but you won't find an easier solution than Corsair + iCUE.

u/christycupcakes · 2 pointsr/makeuporganization
u/AStraww · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Actually, what I did is bought stick on vanity lights for the mirror in my bathroom. There’s no magnification, if that’s what you’re looking for here, but it absolutely fixed my light problem. I usually will just sit on the counter if I need to get really in there.

Here’s the kind I bought:

The cord is kinda ugly, but the lights are bright enough that they light my entire bathroom! They really work!!!

u/romanticheart · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

I actually put it together with random stuff! Breakdown, with links:

Drawers: IKEA, $40/each (I already owned these which helped!)
Table top: IKEA, $9
Mirror: Lowes, $28
Lights: Amazon, $30

The lights are my favorite, they are so cheap for how crazy bright they are, and they dim. They stick on and the wires wrap around the base of each light so you can choose how far apart they are.

u/H00tyMcB00b · 2 pointsr/makeuporganization

I purchased some from Amazon a year ago and they're still working great! No issues at all and super simple to apply. They have peel and stick adhesive on the back of each one and a dimmer switch as well. Here's a link for them as well as a pic of my daughter's finished vanity. HTH!

Amazon lights

Finished product

u/ImBeauYo · 2 pointsr/LSD

This is for the ceiling it’s called Skylite

Others are just led strips and a glow orb from earthbound trading company in the mall

u/DenDanDo · 2 pointsr/TripCaves

theyre both from the same projection, and you can change the settings to have just the dots or the ocean-looking one. BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser...

u/DannyLumpy · 2 pointsr/TripCaves

I love the tapestries! As for lighting I think even just plain string / christmas lights would do a lot. I think I may honestly recommend just trying some of these first and then moving on to more if you aren't satisfied. You could probably get some good ones from stores for cheap if you're willing to get a little halloweeny. Otherwise, I just got a bunch from 1000bulbs which were super cheap. They probably aren't great quality, but they've lasted the 3 weeks I've had them pretty well. For strips I've been very satisfied with my $12 Walmart light strips. If you want something more I know a lot of people like projectors like this night sky one or this wave one that I think could both look pretty good there.

u/Chillwave_kittens · 2 pointsr/LSD
u/Terra99 · 1 pointr/smarthome

So I'm looking at this fan control and this light switch. That should do it?

u/bhrnd · 1 pointr/smarthome

Not sure how long they’ve been around (I just bought them last month), but these are ones I have: GE Z-wave fan switch

u/NavySub · 1 pointr/smarthome

Here’s what I used with Alexa/ST. New Model: GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Works with Amazon Alexa, 14287

New Model : GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Dimmer Switch, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Works with Amazon Alexa, 14294

u/syntax021 · 1 pointr/SmartThings

If it's just a normal dual gang box then I'd just put two switches in. Also note that there's a specific switch for fan control. I have the same setup with one dimmer switch and one fan control in the same box.

Edit: See this topic about the fan control for a better explanation than what I could give.

u/autohome123 · 1 pointr/homeassistant

thanks for the reply.
couple questions. I do have the GE fan controller on a Gen 1 hub but they show up in my Wink as a dimmer (GE brand but no model number, just 'Dimmer'), not a fan.

  1. Do you suggest I remove these devices and add them again (hoping they get added a fan now?)?

    If I take this route how do i add this so it's identified as a fan? I see options to add a GE switch (no GE fan or GE dimmer), and there is no option for GE fan switch under the fans section.
    I believe i added my fans like this back in the day but they show as switches. What changed that would cause these to now get added as fans? Is it possible Wink had an update which now identifies these as fans rather than dimmers?

    Is it not possible to force HA to identify these as fans (like i do in HomeBridge)? something like:

    "fan_ids": [
u/SirEDCaLot · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Okay let's start from the beginning- each of your devices needs to be machine-controllable.

Lights- you can use smart bulbs (Hue etc) or you can use lighting controllers (smart light switches, plug-in dimmer modules, etc). Either way you'll either need a network like Z-Wave or Zigbee or Insteon to control them, which will require a USB RF interface. You could use all WiFi devices but I don't recommend this.

TV- that probably means infrared. Some TVs you can control by serial port, other TVs you can control with network traffic. 99% chance infrared is your best bet though.

Fan- if this is a plug-in fan you can use a plug-in switch module. What kind of fan is it?

Xbox- probably via IR.

Voice control- Alexa or Google Home.

Hub- Home Assistant works, HomeSeer costs money but might be easier to set up.

So to break this down, you need to find a way to interface all these devices with your hub. Let's assume you're using HA.

For the lights, you need a primary control technology, that'll be Z-Wave, Zigbee, Insteon, etc. I suggest Z-Wave as it's got better support in both Home Assistant and HomeSeer. That unfortunately rules out Hue bulbs, but it means you can instead get nice Z-Wave smart light switches and use your existing bulbs. Here's a popular one. If you want super controllability check out the HomeSeer branded switches- they'll work fine with Home Assistant, they have several LEDs that you can program to do whatever, you can decouple the switch (so pushing the button doesn't turn on the light but rather sends a Z-Wave command), program double/triple/quadruple tap actions, etc.

Note that if you really really want Hue lights, Home Assistant and HomeSeer both (somewhat) support ZigBee. You can also buy a Hue Bridge, which is basically an Ethernet-Zigbee interface that's Hue-proprietary, and link that to HA or HomeSeer.

Fan- if it's a plug in fan you need a plug-in appliance/switch module. Here's one. If you have a ceiling fan type thing you'll need a ceiling fan switch. Here's one of those (HomeSeer makes one too).

IR (TV, Xbox, etc)- probably BroadLink devices or Global Cache iTach. Note that if you try HomeSeer, Global Cache works, Broadlink I think does not.

Voice commands- How to integrate Alexa and Home Assistant.

u/mverley11 · 1 pointr/Hue

I have the Broadlink RM-3 mini and I'll be honest, if I had spent more than the $15-ish that I did, I'd be really upset with myself. Granted, I used it to control other devices (a TV, surround sound, and split AC), but it was very... Touchy.

In my bedroom, however, I used this:

It'll eliminate the need for the IR blaster, and will allow you to control the lights separate of the fan--and vice versa (although, if the fan is "off" and you turn it "on," the lights come on too, so you then have to turn those off via your [Alexa, Siri, Google] if you don't want them on). Fairly easy to install; took me less than 20 minutes.

If that's too much, maybe the Harmony Logitech remote? I've heard good things about them, and they seem to work with everything.

u/Szath01 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I am legitimately curious. This is my setup. I bought a basic fan/light combo and hooked it up to one of these for fan control.

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

Then I hooked up the light to the matching zwave on/off. I can control both phone phone, wall or Alexa via smartthings. This was my test run before I set up the entire house like this. If there is a better way I am open to it.

u/redroab · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Sorry, by fan controller I mean basically a switch that would require a hub. For example you could get this z-wave switch:

And a smartthings hub (or rpi with home assistant). Like I said, I recommend this approach in particular if you want to get more into home automation.

u/ritchie70 · 1 pointr/amazonecho

GE has a fan control switch/dimmer.

u/asupernothing · 1 pointr/Hue

There's not a lot of options that will support the switch/ fan combo. If you are running hue bulbs, you can just remove the light switch completely. Then use this:
New Model: GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Works with Amazon Alexa (Hub Required), 14287

It will require a z- wave hub, but if you have one already, it will give you smart control of the fan, and with the lights in the always on position you will just use your smart controls for those as well.

u/glass__jaw · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I use these for two fans in my house. They work fine and never had an issue. I do wish they had some display LEDs so you could see what setting (low led high) you were on. Other than that they work great.

u/HtownTexans · 1 pointr/smarthome

1 switch controls light and 1 switch controls fan? if so light switch / fan switch

u/mrmackster · 1 pointr/HomeKit

I am following along with:

HomeAssistent added native HomeKit support, and fan support has been merged, but it can't do speeds yet. And I will probably eventually pair it with this:

This of course depends on the eventual price of the iDevices switch. I also don't like fans with lights so I don't need one that does both (the GE only does fans)

u/DeathFromMAGIC · 1 pointr/homeautomation

The switched I used to control fan is below and have had no issues since installing. Again this is just for the fan though as all my fan fixtures in my home were wired to have lights and fan on a separate switches

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

u/Mortimer452 · 1 pointr/winkhub

The GE 12722 is a normal on/off switch, will work with a fan or light, on/off only. They work great, although there is about a half-second delay between when you tap the switch and the light turns on/off, along with an audible click, which is kind of annoying.

The GE 14294 is a dimmer control, works with dimmable bulbs only, cannot be used with a ceiling fan except to control the lights. Press and hold up or down to change the light level. They work well, but I get some weird buzzing from dimmable LED's when they're set to lower levels like 10-20%.

The GE 14287 is the only one compatible with ceiling fans to control the fan speed. Low, Medium, and High settings, which are described as anything between 0-33% being Low, 33-66% is Medium, and 66%+ being High. Also press and hold to increase/decrease speed. I've had no issues with these, they work great in my bedroom to control the fan speed.

u/cpverne · 1 pointr/SmartThings

I have the same thing. I logged into the SmartThings IDE and noticed that the Fan Dimmer that shows up correctly is listed as:

>GE In-Wall Smart Fan Control
>MSR: 0063-4944-3034
>manufacturer: Jasco Products


However, the one that Google Home shows as a Light is listed as:

>GE In-Wall Smart Dimmer
>MSR: 0063-4944-3131
>manufacturer: Jasco Products


Both of them were purchased from Amazon:

Chris Jackson's z-wave database shows the 3131 model as:

>Manufacturer: Jasco Products
>Manufacturer ID: 0063
>Name: ZW4002 Device
>Description: In-Wall Smart Fan Control
>Category: HVAC
>References (Type:Id) 4944:3131

My guess is that SmartThings is reporting it incorrectly.

u/ctretina · 1 pointr/iBUYPOWER

For whatever it's worth, I agree with your roommate. If you're looking to use Corsair RGB fans, then investing in a Commander Pro only makes sense. The Commander provides power for all of your fans, superior fan control, and control over all of your RGB in a coordinated manner.


Amazon has it on sale now:


As well as the 3x fans:


Good luck!



u/spicedpumpkins · 1 pointr/Corsair

Will ONE Commander PRO Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller be able to support NINE LL120 fans by itself if the mobo has one RGB header?

--> commander pro here.

I know it can do 6 fans no problems but how about nine?

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

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u/montyp2000 · 1 pointr/MSI_Gaming

Forget what I just said. The lighting node pro doesn't seem to come with the hub unless you buy the kit that has fans too. The LNP and hub separately are only $10 less than the corsair commander pro which is the controller, fan hub w/ speed controller, temp sensors and 2 extra USB headers in 1 box. Definitely worth the upgrade.

u/bartex69 · 1 pointr/NZXT

This one?

You probably don't know if will fit in back of H500i?

If I want to change today for MB do I need some spliter? From what I see there is one port for cooling that I'm using form my Corsair and the one under I need to connect those 3?

u/NicholasTheGr8t · 1 pointr/watercooling

Not the cheapest option, but the Corsair Commander Pro has 4 temperature sensor headers.

And and comes with decent software:

u/Carpi_2001 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I’m pretty sure the Corsair Commander Pro uses the USB 2.0 port. Any fan works with the fan headers, but the rgb control only works with iCue compatible fans.

The nzxt h500i uses a USB 2.0 controller as well.

There are also fan hubs like this that go right into the fan header on the motherboard, they act as just a splitter rather than a controller.
These ones are cheeper.

u/JJPizzle · 1 pointr/buildapc

Then you probably have to get a fan hub with rgb header like this one.
There are also cheaper versions but i have no experience with any of them.

u/relevant_pet_bug · 1 pointr/buildapc

It's called LED RGB lighting. It can cost a LOT of Money, or very little depending on how crazy you want to go.

However, many parts can be purchased with RGB lighting, such as RAM, Motherboards (MOBOs), and Graphics cards can have RGB. There are even a couple SSDs. The problem here is that most low end or value oriented parts don't have RGB lighting. You usually have to pay more and buy higher end parts to get included RGB. That is not always the case, but RGB will almost always cost more.

Also, there are two kinds of RGB, 12v non addressable, and 5v addressable. 12V simply lights up, you can sometimes change color with an included remote. 5v addressable allows you to use software to change your RGB. This is very important when buying parts. Most budget MOBOs only have a connector for 12V RGB. Midrange and high end MOBOs can have both connectors, but you need to go look at the MOBOs specifications page at the MOBOs website. One common problem is the Phanteks P300 budget case (looks cool, awful thermal performance) needs a 5v RGB connector, but most people buying a case in that price range are also buying lower end Motherboards, most of which don't have a 5v connector. It has led to a lot of complaints because people don't realize the difference in RGB headers.

The next problem is that MOBOs only have a couple a RGB connectors. Even at the high end, most only have 4 connectors, typically 2 5v and 2 12v. This means that if you were to go all out on RGB like I have, your MOBO would need 11 connectors. So now I need an RGB device, Fan controller, and/or splitter cable like the corsair commander pro and the Corsair Lighting Node Pro

Here is an example from my current system, and the money I spent, to show you how quickly the costs for RGB parts can skyrocket. Later on I will suggest some cost effective lighting below:

RGB components specifically:
8 Corsair RGB LL120 Case fans. $90 on sale for 3 3packs for $270. Each 3 pack comes with a lighting node pro, so I don't need to buy one separately.
1 Corsair LL140 140 RGB Case Fan I jury-rigged to my Air Cooler. $35
1 Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Light Enhancement Kit. This is fake RGB Dummy RAM designed to look like real RAM. I use this to fill up those ugly empty Ram Slots. $40
1 Corsair Commander PRO Fan Controller. Even high end motherboards don't have enough fan headers for 9 fans , so I had to buy this. It also gives me 2 extra 5v slots. I paid $60.
1 Corsair lighting Node Pro Specifically for the addressable RGB lighting strips. $50 and I never used it. I need to install the strips but I have been very lazy.

Parts that I bought with RGB lighting as an added bonus.

G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4-3600 RAM. This was high end Samsung B-die ram. At the time I bought this, the cheapest non RGB B-die kit was $30 cheaper.
2 Team RGB SSDs, the 5v addressable variety. They also make a 12v non-addressable. I chose the 5V because the Corsair Lighting node is a 5v RGB Device so they could be plugged into it. These were about $10-15 more then comparable SSDs.

Right there we are looking a $500 for a high end, all out RGB build. You will notice that almost all my products come from Corsair, or can sync with it. This is because there is no standard for RGB lighting, and many manufacturers design their specific systems to work mainly with their own software. They will still light up, but the lighting patterns won't sync with other manufacturers.

By now you are probably horrified at the cost of my setup, so here are some cost effective solutions. Just because they are on this list does not mean they are good or necessarily have my recommendation. Many of these parts were chose cause they were the first thing to appear when I looked this stuff up that had reasonable user reviews:

Cheap Chinese no Sync RGB Fans There are bunch of cheap chinese RGB fans that come with a Remote and little box. I have no idea what RGB this uses, supposedly it uses 5v but with a 4 pin connector, which is weird cause most 5v connectors are 3 pin. I would be very careful about plugging in anything besides these fans to this thing's controller. You could fry your system if you plug in a strip that isn't designed for it.

A 5 Fan 12v KIT These need an open 12V RGB port on your motherboard.

Cheap 5v and 12v RGB strips. There are probably even cheaper options, but these were the first that showed up on amazon.

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Light Enhancement Kit This thing hides ugly empty Ram slots. It looks really good in build.

Another Common way to add RGB is by buying parts with RGB:

Team RGB SSD in 5v and 12v flavors, make sure you buy the right one. Most of these appear to be currently out of stock, I hope they haven't gone out of production. That sucks cause I was planing to buy 2 more. I paid 110 for 1TB Drive, and 50 for 250 GB. Be warned the Kingston HyperX Fury RGB SSD is hot garbage, DO NOT BUY. It uses 75 leds on the same internal part as the memory chip so has massive overheating issues. The Team has 8 LEDs on a different part and is brighter. However, this M2 RGB SSD exists. No idea if it is good or not, but XPG is ADATA and ADATA is a legit brand.

There are a ton of RGB RAMs of all price points. You can get really good deals on RGB ram if you pay attention or know where to look such as at ADATA's official store at Rakuten.

Buy a Graphics card or Motherboard with built in RGB lighting. These typically are mid range or higher end parts, but some lower end GPUs can have RGB also.

Finally, you may need a splitter device. Here are a couple in 12v and 5v a quick search on amazon pulled up, no idea if they are good or not.

u/Epsilon748 · 1 pointr/buildapc

My fractal define r6 actually came with one built in so I didn't have to buy one. The other commenter here gave you one recommendation - Corsair makes the Commander Pro but it's expensive because it's also the LED controller from what I can tell.

The one that came with my case was basically this. A no frills adapter that runs off SATA power and uses one mobo header. Mine is hidden under the mobo tray and all my wires are routed back there. The Corsair LED stuff is a rats nest of cabling. I've also got 4xHD140s, 2x HD120s, 2xLL140s, and 4x LED strips running off of two Node Pros so it's a nightmare to cable manage. You kind of give up fewer wires as soon as you go RGB. This is what mine looks like. The AIO tubes still need cleaned up as they're messy, but cabling is not terrible.

u/Harlodchiang · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes, you'll need this:

This diagram should help:

When installing the H100i, it comes with a RGB splitter that plugs into the pump/CPU block, so no need to plug RGB in hub. However, you do need to plug the fans in the hub.

It does take a bit of work, but it's definitely worth it in the end.

Edit: revised diagram

Edit2: He forgot a PSU, I recommend this one for the build:

u/Steel_Prism · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I just realized something important you may want. You may want a Corsair RGB controller. It is something that you can plug all the RGB components into in order to sync the colors all up and control them all using software on your computer

Heres a link to it on Amazon:

Plus if you ever get any Corsair peripherals such as keyboards and mice you can plug them into the controller and sync them with your PC

u/maybeiwilloneday · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes, you are right. This fan RGB connector is supposed to go to a controller and then to the motherboard.

The controller should be something like this (this is the corsair model):

u/PotatoTwo · 1 pointr/buildapc

A small thing you may want to add is a fan controller. It's nice to not have to run splitters to power several case fans off of one header and try to draw more power than it can safely provide. If you don't want to spend the money for the Corsair Commander Pro there are cheaper options like the the Phanteks Universal Fan Controller

The fans you have in that build should come with the lighting node and RGB hub, but those are only for the lighting aspect. You also need to plan for powering the fans themselves.

u/01001001100110 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Anytime. The only thing I want to note is the Corsair fans require the lighting node pro / commander pro to connect properly.

It is a bit of a pain, in that respect. I believe other RGB setups like NXZT and the like all have proprietary connectors on them.

u/Robot3RK · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Most modern motherboards today support RGB fan controls. Corsair makes it easier to control RGB even on an older motherboard that doesn't normally support RGB without workarounds (USB header / rgb fan manufacturer software controls). I believe you can connect it to a USB header and all you would need is Corsair Link (old) / Corsair iCUE (new) to control the RGB.

u/Dark_24 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Corsair has their Commander pro

it also integrates with their Lighting Node PRO:

It would integrate with the H100i and run RGB stuff.. Not to mention you can also control Fan's..

Their new iCUE software looks to be pretty good and getting better (now that the programming is handled in house and not a 3rd party developer)

I would get that over say anything NZXT as I HATE CAM (software) - but that is a personal grudge..

If you want RGB full integration / Fans(LED's) Mouse / Keyboard / Light strip LED's you would be best served going with one Eco system..

check out this post :

u/Fuzzy_Socrates · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ah, so there isn't software that can just control them all?

Looking into

would this be worth a purchase?

u/D-Mace · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yeah that's the only 3pin/ARGB header. Yeah they are different, I'd much rather have a 3 pin extension bc I don't know how well the 3pin/4pin adapter would work.

A big issue for this is my rgb strip is pre-installed in my distribution block i'm using for my watercooling build. So i cant just trade it out with another strip. It's like stuck inside there.

I should also add I already have this rgb and fan controller, so I don't want to get another one.

u/screams_forever · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Aren't those these?

u/Monica613 · 1 pointr/makeuporganization

These lights!

They have an adhesive on the back that you just stick onto the mirror like a sticker. Then I taped all the wires back so they’re not as noticeable 😃

u/fiddy2014 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I bought these lights to put on my vanity and they’re amazing! Super bright and mimics natural lighting really well! I also have a ring light mirror from Vanity Planet that has 3 different light settings which I like a lot, but I have to get up kinda close to it to be as bright as I want. It works well along with the Vanity lights though!

u/lxurenlaflare · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

You can just get a regular square mirror for like 20-30 and attach makeup lights from amazon. For some reason it isn’t letting me attach the link but here it is: Chende Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights Kit with Dimmable Light Bulbs, Lighting Fixture Strip for Makeup Vanity Table Set in Dressing Room

u/mycosniper · 1 pointr/DrugStashes

Combined with this

Check this out at
BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser...

u/Stuck_in_a_depo · 1 pointr/MAME
u/captain_zerg · 1 pointr/battlestations

I'm planning on getting these ones.

OP's are 5050 which are great, but they can only display one color at a time. The 3528 can have multiple colors. I've been doing research on this, because I want to make this

u/MyWorkThrowawayShhhh · 1 pointr/Bladesmith

I was thinking one of those Chinese build-your-own kits from amazon. They run off a battery I think, but there may be some that run off a wall plug too. I believe you can cut them to the size you need, and you could connect separate pieces to one control unit with a bit of soldering.

EDIT: Something like this. Never used one so I can't attest to their effectiveness

u/azor__ahai · 1 pointr/makeuporganization

I'm from Germany, but I think my father got them from OBI (a German DIY retailer). You can also get some on Amazon! They even have customer images from people who used them for their mirrors.

u/OverTheCandleStick · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)


LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/hineybush · 1 pointr/pcmods

I had the NZXT kit that /u/neums08 posted, but found that the LEDs were too far apart.

I bought this LED strip from Amazon and wired the included power jack thing to a 12v molex connection with a 100-ohm resistor in series. I wired in a power switch, and put it in the PCI slot plate from the NZXT kit. It's pretty clean looking, I just want to find something to diffuse the LEDs even more because I don't really like the point-lighting they give off.

It's essentially the same as the kit that /u/agent67248 posted, but more DIY and no RGB functionality.

u/Spaded21 · 1 pointr/hometheater

I've bought about 20 of these and never had an issue

u/suitedcrabs · 1 pointr/arduino

Thanks for the reply. As for the kind of strips, I got these...

LED Strips

Is there a source where I can learn about voltage drop?

What do I use to bridge the gap between strips/cabinets?

u/ba12348 · 1 pointr/DIY

LED strips. That one is daylight white, but you can get them in other colors or even RGB with a remote to change the color. it also doesn't come with a power supply, so you'll need a 12v power supply to go with it, the little plug in wall transformers work, the whole strip draws less than an amp. Note that while this claims to be safe to touch, exposed electronics are always a risk in a public place, you might want to look for waterproof ones that are covered in silicone. I don't think I've seen a strip like this that can't be cut, usually in 4 inch lengths.
edit Found some waterproof ones that I've purchased in the past.

u/Chopchopstixx · 1 pointr/guns

Check this out: LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC...

Also... Search for the motion sensor . I also bought and installed the power outlet for Liberty Safes.

u/cenobyte40k · 1 pointr/SolarDIY

depends on how often you are running that fan. That battery is pretty small and so is the panel. But I just ran a little LED tape and that worked great.

I have the panel to the controller, controller to the battery, and then battery to the fusebox/busbar and from there to the things I wanted to operate. In this case two fans, LED light inside, LED spots outside, a RV water pump for the shower, a set of USB change plugs and a set of 12v car lighter style jacks for laptops and the like. Also plugged in 500w inverter but almost never used it. Ran all the lights and fans via a set of standard household light switches I had and used left over Romex as the wiring. I have 2 100w panels and 4 t105 batteries or around 450amps at 12v.

LED tape that you can cut to the length you want and stick up: (They make it waterproof too)

u/josiahpeters · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I can't find the link to ones I bought for our kitchen remodel back in 2013. These are pretty close to what we had.

We may have ordered more of a yellow light instead of a daylight LED (more blueish). You can attach these with a very strong double stick tape without much of a profile.

u/zydecopolka · 1 pointr/Kombucha

For the time being, you could wrap a towel around them until you get a heat source. If there's a home brew shop near you, you might want to look for something like this or this and until you can afford more heat sources, maybe a hard sided cooler with some hot water bottles? Oh, or, something like this that you could wrap around more than one jar.

u/SpongebobsBurgers · 1 pointr/electricians

Thanks, I'm probably making this more complicated then it needs to be. These are the leds I'm using. Just bare leds.

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon

u/Emmie_Zzom · 1 pointr/DIY

Ive found lighting strips at home hardware (Any home modification store would likely have them) or you could order them on amazon. Just obviously read reviews. They sometimes come with a really sticky backing thatll allow you to just stick em up, but other times theyll come with some other reinforcement or a recommended reinforcement that you have to purchase separately.
^^^ Cheap and the reviews aren't bad considering the price. Also comes with self adhering double sided tape.
^^^These are just plain white it seems but again the reviews aren't bad and they're reasonably priced.

u/woodfurnace · 1 pointr/DIY

You could go to amazon and get these
LE 12V DC Flexible LED Strip Lights, 16.4ft/5m LED Light Strips, Daylight White, 300 Units 3528 LEDs, Non-waterproof, Lighting Strips, LED Tape
I bought a set for my gun case, for about 7 dollars more i added a remote power and fader controller. All you need is a 12vdc transformer and you will be set. You can cut them to length, and use the connectors that they have available, or solder wires in. I have done both.

u/mosarmini · 1 pointr/pcmods

Ah, I'm looking to just have a simple white LED setup. If I were to buy this, how do I connect it to the molex connector?

u/marswithrings · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

well, generally speaking the more you decide to care about aesthetics, the more money you'll need to be willing to shell out. but honestly, i think you can do the LEDs cheaper than you're expecting.

first, RGB LEDs definitely get up in the 20+ range fast, but if you drop the RGB you can get them way cheaper. if you drop the color you might be able to get them even cheaper! i mean heck, at this point the LED strip is cheaper than the fans you're buying.

not to mention you can definitely take just one of those strips and chop it up into the individual pieces you need if you're willing to do a little wiring, so you would only need to buy one of them. wiring them into the case has the added bonus of meaning you don't necessarily need a remote control to turn them on/off (just unplug them if you want them off), so you dont have to worry about whether the cheaper LED kits come with one or not. i know there are also some LED strip kits designed specifically for things like computer cases that are already broken up into a few different sections for you as well - at a glance i'm not really seeing any on amazon, i'm sure you could find them if you were interested.

case fans definitely aren't the kind of thing you should count on reselling of trading in for much value, but it's always nice to have some extra fans if you're getting into building. before you know it you'll be helping your friend with a build or building a new rig for yourself, or one of your fans will die or something and you'll be happy you have a backup - even if you have a good "lol" at that fan having purple LEDs that dont fit the current theme, it's great to have a functional fan until you can purchase a replacement.

a solid mechanical keyboard is something you can definitely count on being able to trade in for value down the road, but i'm not particularly familiar with either of the boards you're talking about so just do your research before you pull the trigger on one.

u/Kashinoda · 1 pointr/battlestations

Wasn't Ikea, just kept looking on eBay and someone was selling old stock. £20 for a 3 meter board so I grabbed a couple. I think Wickes is probably better than Ikea if buying new.

Adjustable legs were the most expensive at £24 for 6:

Lights £6 from Amazon:

u/wespor · 1 pointr/led

Needs to be delivered by hand by Friday.


Based on information I've gotten here and from friends, the guy screwed up the order and that's probably why he bailed on the job. I guess 5v is weird? And they are purple instead of white because he didn't order RGB-W. I've ordered these 12v white LEDs.



By my calculation I'll be using 90 feet per light box. Just need to figure out how to battery power those. There's a chance there will be outlets on site but the client wants battery just in case. Feel like I've got two options here, got for wall plugin and include plug in batteries. Which my friend said was a lot of necessary conversions... or find a no-nonsense easily rechargeable battery. I won't be operating these, sales people will so I need to make it simple, plug and play, either way.



u/AddictedToComedy · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Slightly different form-factor, but you could always get a setup like this for less than half the cost:

LED Flexible Light Strip - $8 Prime

Power supply - $8 Prime

I'm betting someone will come along and tell me there are even cheaper options than the one I linked, especially going through a Chinese site :D

u/QTheory · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Thanks for all the help.

I have a proposed rig that I'd like to review with you.

  1. Power supply. 20000mAH as you suggested. Has a dc out.
  2. Male to Male coupler to plug in the power splitter from #3 into the power supply.
  3. Power Splitterto distribute power to the 5 panels
  4. A Dimmer is attached to each end of the splitter.
  5. Finally, the end of the led strips are connected to this DC connector cable to plug into the male end of the dimmer.
  6. [LED strip lights] (

    I went the route of non-soldering, and I don't mind having the cable lengths. Will this work or just blow up in my face?
u/tmprof · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I use LED strips and a 9 volt battery. Just get your LED's from amazon here:

u/pokerfacetwin · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I tried gutting the old fluorescent fixtures and putting these strips in them with these power supplies. I only did two of the 6 so far because I wanted to see how they held up after a year or so.

So far so-so, its more work than its worth and I would rather buy some than do the rest of them, but I haven't found any that look good and are hard wired for 110V (most have plugs).

I suppose I will finish them eventually as I already have all the parts.

Also, I can control them all with this remote, which is nice.

u/gaming4me · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace
u/LightBlanco · 1 pointr/buildapc

Just to be clear, something like this. Maybe with leds in the base too, that can do a rainbow wave and custom combos. A single bulb is pretty lame.

u/decrane5 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Just a cheap lamp from amazon. I wish it was a little brighter

LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, Black

u/similar_observation · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I have the Lampat one.

It's a nice little lamp. doesn't take up a whole lot of space and can be very bright.

u/remembertosmilebot · 1 pointr/minipainting

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Here are your smile-ified links:


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u/Maudalina · 1 pointr/Coloring

This is the one I have.

I don't have a desk, I just do all of my colouring at the kitchen table, but the lighting situation in our house is GRIM. I love that I can swivel this one any number of ways so that the light best hits the paper, and it's a bonus that I can use it to charge my phone since I usually listen to audiobooks while I'm colouring.

u/SmileAndDonate · 1 pointr/Coloring

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u/The-Illusive-Guy · 1 pointr/masseffect

The lamp?
it can be found here:

u/kcmilk · 1 pointr/Gunpla

this is the exact lamp in the pic:

there are probably other similar kinds on amazon that work just as well

u/PioteLLC · 1 pointr/microgreens

Sure! Link:

Love 'em. We had one, then ordered many more. Bright, well-built, and priced right.

u/omgitscolin · 1 pointr/minipainting

I used one of these for a while and just upgraded to one of these. The first one is pretty good for just painting, the second one is great for painting and a pretty good all-around desk lamp.

u/AnAngryGoose · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

RGB Link. Adhesive has been great on these, no problems in ~6 months of use.

u/Robots_FTW1 · 1 pointr/pcmods

I use RGB Led strips in my cases. I like them because you can choose any color, and turn them off while your computer is on. I went away from case fans because they were usually one color and you cant turn them off if your computer is on. Both the links come with a remote to control them. They have a tiny IR sensor. If you have a phone with an IR blaster you can control them with an app. They do shut off when you power off your computer. They run on 12 volts, so you can plug them into a spare molex connector. The first link is a better quality RGB set that comes with a molex adapter. They have adjustable brightness. The second link is a cheaper Chinese version. You cannot adjust brightness but you can change the color. Here is a pic of my case with RGB lights

u/thatonekidyouknow · 1 pointr/buildapc

This is what I went with

You can check my post history for how it looks in the case.

u/kokolordas15 · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

And get OS from /r/microsoftsoftwareswap or for free somehow...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor | $179.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $53.88 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Mushkin ECO3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $64.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card | $249.99 @ B&H
Case | Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $54.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter | $17.08 @ OutletPC
Keyboard | Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard | $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other| Redragon M901 PERDITION 16400 DPI High-Precision Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse for PC, MMO, 18 Programmable Buttons, Weight Tuning Cartridge, 12 Side Buttons, 5 programmable user profiles, Omron Micro Switches (White) | $35.99
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $815.54
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-12 08:48 EDT-0400 |

Cannot think of any other way of getting you all these colors without hurting the builds performance.I believe it came out nicely.

u/Ramone252 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Deze zou je ook nog kunnen doen, niet supergoedkoop ($30), maar komt met alles inbegrepen en denk dat je hem in Nederland wel wat goedkoper kan vinden zonder de verzendkosten en invoerrechten:®-Computer-Light-Remote-control/dp/B00QAX8YPY

u/Splosion_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If all you want is the ability to change static colors there are cheaper options. a quick amazon search found this. Definitely not as good as a hue or hue+ but if you're on a tight budget it'll get the job done.

u/waig · 1 pointr/DIY


I ended up just using something like this for my old case and then one of these the second time around. Your project is cooler, but these are just plug-and-go in case anyone wants an easy way to just throw some lights in.

I also have a 12v adapter hooked up in my bathroom so that I could run a strip around the edge of the ceiling. RGB showertime.

u/InsertPotatoes · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Maybe something [like this] ( may work, decent reviews

u/DerkhaDerkha14 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I just got one of these. A lot nicer than I expected.

u/BorrowedStardust · 1 pointr/battlestations

The LED kit that is inside the PC case is this combo from Amazon. It is powered off of a 12V molex pin from the PSU. There are plenty of cheaper versions out there. If you know a little bit about circuits and soldering it's pretty easy to put together your own customized LED kit.

The laser cutting is totally fascinating to me! I'm lucky enough to have access to a laser at work. You design your image file on the computer and send it to the laser just like you would your printer. After focusing the beam and adjusting your speed/power settings for the material, the laser goes back and forth making passes and filling in the design. Here's a video of someone else engraving their image. In addition to the plexiglass it also can make awesome designs in wood, glass, metal and almost anything else you can think of.

u/arse_full_of_farts · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here ya go. Easy to install.

u/iamsihun · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use these and they work great:
You can pretty much change the color to whatever you want and has multiple cycling modes.
Here are some pictures of it in my build:

u/reprobation · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/SolidSeverus · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This one looks good, I suppose. I don't really like case LEDs for aesthetic reasons, but if you do this kit is RGB and comes with a remote to change the color/strobe effects.

u/east140 · 1 pointr/Hue
u/shishkababy · 1 pointr/macsetups
u/Kipling89 · 1 pointr/battlestations


It does not come with a hub. You can achieve the same look for less money with sengled leds. I just already had a couple lights in the phillips hue ecosystem. Also the sengled light strips get uncomfortably hot to the touch, tradeoffs I guess

u/Digital_1mpulse · 1 pointr/battlestations

It’s the Philips hue lightstrip +: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant

u/pettyrevengestories · 1 pointr/Hue

Also Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light is nearly at its lowest price. It is $59.98 now, down from $89.99

u/CaptZ · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

No, I got the a couple weeks back. It's regular price. They have different price points all over Amazon and I stumbled across this one. It's normal price is $59.

u/Billism · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I bought the below "Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip" last year on and have been very happy with it. Though, it looks like you can only find them pre-owned or new from 3rd parties on, currently.

u/itsbruuh · 1 pointr/battlestations

Tingkam LED strips. I have one on the back of the monitor and one on the back of the desk.

u/diabeticporpoise · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Thanks again for it, I've been having a blast with it. Speakers are arguably important!

Don't get me started on what a pain lighting was... I recommend it, buy some led strips on amazon, this only cost me like 40 bucks for 30 feet of durable lights. What made it a pain was one of the strands broke because I was being stupid and tried to twist it weird so it snapped. I didn't want to buy another, instead I handmade a current reverser to switch the polarity in a jerry rigged connection. It sucked, and is uber fragile. But it works and is clamped down to not move at all now!

Edit: here's the LEDs I used :

I recommend them, durable if you aren't stupid and look good

u/Animegame97 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use an ikea dioder behind my monitors and this rgb strip that runs behind the desk.

u/cadams77 · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

Desk LEDs:

Tingkam® 16.4 ft 5M Waterproof 5050 SMD RGB LED Flexible Strip Light Black PCB Board Color Changing Decoration Lighting 150 LEDS Kit + 44 key Remote Controller+ 2.5A US Power Adapter

Computer case LEDs:

Phanteks PH-LEDKT_COMBO: RGB LED Strip Combo Set - Retail Cases

u/Toastyparty · 1 pointr/battlestations

[here yah go](Tingkam® 16.4 ft 5M Waterproof 5050 SMD RGB LED Flexible Strip Light Black PCB Board Color Changing Decoration Lighting 150 LEDS Kit + 44 key Remote Controller+ 2.5A US Power Adapter

u/theerealdeal · 1 pointr/battlestations

This. For the price, it's pretty good and it also has good reviews.

u/hyp36rmax · 1 pointr/sffpc

I use this LED Strip that connects directly to my ASUS MAXIMUS HERO X:

Should be the same for your Strix. Just cut the length you need and use the pre-soldered connector on the led strip end to the provided ASUS cable adapter.

You can also solder a new connector on the freshly cut end of the rest of the unused strip for more in the future.

u/Me16824 · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I used these Dioder Lights from IKEA on the front. They're wired, and have the ability to change color too which is really nice. I kinda think that these would have come out a lot brighter, but im for the most part happy with that i've got.

On the back, I rigged these LED strips. They're also wired, and once you get the right materials, really easy to learn. The only difficult thing is that these in particular had a waterproof coating on them that made it impossible to connect together without peeling the waterproof coating entirely off where the two cut strips connected, but it looks great now, so it doesn't matter TOO much now.

u/digitalfauxtog · 1 pointr/battlestations

Just saw this.

I have bought a number of them on Amazon over the last few years, and currently have these ones around the computer monitors, an iMac, and around two TV's around the house. I think these are fantastic. I used a single strand for around all three monitors, and the 32" up top, and have a shorter strip running along the edge of the desk, on it's own circuit, so it can change to a different color if I want it too.

I bought these ones specifically because the strip itself is black, and goes better against the black on the monitors, and because it comes with a nice little remote, that I can easily change color / intensity as well as toggle the power on and off.

u/Rick91981 · 1 pointr/homeowners

You could try something along the lines of these lights.

Since they are a plug in not "permant fixture" you shouldn't even need to worry about a permit. I use these in my garage and they're quite good for the price.

u/silent_accents · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Looking at getting some lights for my garage (single overhead light and an Ikea light =/= good times) and was thinking about these. If anyone has any comments about these lights in particular or other budget friendly solutions, that would be great!

u/LittleElectric · 1 pointr/succulents

Yeah theres lots of bulbs that can work. They dont have to say "growlight" even they just need the right specs. 6500k light spectrum, at least 2000lumens (but if one bulb doesnt get there you can use two and it will add up), and i like at least 60W but they can be lower if they're led lights. I know theres like 100w equvilent lights which i think are pretty good. They work in any lamp you just need to make sure it can handle the wattage of the bulb.
You'll maybe be able to have like 2/3 plants under a bulb and it will need to be really close, like within 6inches from the top of the plant. You'll need multiple if you want to expand beyond that.

Theres also these types:

That will also work and i believe they have a 2ft one somewhere.

u/cmooreou · 1 pointr/homegym
u/RealDaveCorey · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I put $50 worth of LED stick lights in the basement workshop. Oh my god it is so nice to be able to see what I'm doing. When I move, I will unscrew about 8 small screws from the drywall, fill the holes and be on my way!

u/sevargmas · 1 pointr/electricians

I think that’s what I’m gonna do. If you can see in the video I have attic access right there in the garage so it’s easy to get to the wiring. I think I’ll take out all the bulbs, then take down the ballasts, then try and take out all of the wiring. Then take your suggestion about just putting flat wall cover plates on there.

Going to be putting these in with a switch:

u/ihaveaquestion2013 · 1 pointr/succulents

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post such a basic question, so I'll ask here.


What kind of grow lights should I get? I'm about to purchase a 5-tier shelf to hold all of my succulents for winter, but I'm new to this and have never used grow lights before. Browsing through this sub I've found these two are mentioned a lot? Here's one and here's another. Which one should I get? Should I put all the lights up top and let them shine down or should I put one on each shelf?

u/aredon · 1 pointr/hydro

Here you go boss. I think this also confirms they are the same set OP has haha. They are very cost effective. I run four per shelf in my garden but I will note that I've run into the occasional plant that I need more light for. Three season lettuce comes to mind (they didn't develop any color until I moved them outside) though that may be a light temperature thing... I still need to test that.

u/GRR49505 · 1 pointr/grandrapids

This calendar has worked well for me. We use a couple hundred square feet in our backyard for growing veggies, and tend to start most of them indoors like people in this thread have mentioned.

A [cheap set of LEDs] ( (you can buy fancy full-spectrum plant LEDs if you really want, but these are just for getting them growing prior to putting them outside) and a [heat mat] ( from Amazon or a local nursery will go a long way in making sure you're ready to go with plants year round.

If you get some plants going indoors, you can replace your tomatoes and peppers with some cold-weather crops (Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, etc.).

u/Dnex36 · 1 pointr/houseplants

Currently using [3 of these guys] ( in a DIY bench. They're 6500k and have been working out really well for my plants. My ficus seedlings seemed to be getting too much light so I've also made a shade cloth with cheap netting fabric.

Downside is they're 48" long. But the pack brings 6 for $40. Each bulb is only 20W. Running 3 for 12hrs/day will only cost me ~$3. Highly recommended.

u/TheLittleKicks · 1 pointr/succulents

Someone just mentioned these here earlier. I don’t currently use grow lights, but I think I’ll be looking at those if/when I do...

u/VoidEnds · 1 pointr/Lighting

Instead of using pull chains I would recommend switching over to linkable LED lights. These are relatively inexpensive and are basically plug and play so little electrical knowledge is needed unless you want to hardwire them to a switch. Typical 3-5 year warranty means you should be covered for a while.

u/mnstrong · 1 pointr/succulents

I am getting so down on my collection. I bought these Barrina lights and thought I would be good. Got a 4 foot stand from Home Depot, a bunch of new echeveria, and was super excited for my new setup. And despite it, they’re still stretching. They stop once they get about an inch 1/2 away from the light. I’m so disappointed, but am afraid I can’t afford a light that won’t have them seeking the light. My stretched out echeverias just make me sad to look at now. :( Any suggestions?

u/d9m13n · 1 pointr/cars

These are $50, super bright. Like so bright. All you need for a 1 space or even a 2 space garage. For the price get 2 and have all the nice low power usage bright ass led lighting you ever need.

u/bdo11 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I have these in my garage and they have been great. A few of my friends saw them and had to have them as well. I've had zero issues.

u/invenio78 · 1 pointr/arduino

Agreed. This looks like the plugs for some 4ft long LED overhead lights I recently bought.

u/daemonbellator · 1 pointr/houseplants
u/redbic · 1 pointr/woodworking

I got the 5,000 lumen LED fixture from Harbor Freight for $20 and its stellar! Though I did find what looks to be the identical light in a 6 pack on Amazon for $45. I'll be ordering that for my next shop!

u/Durpenheim · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I've got 4 of these over my 300L and the two extra are in my garage over part of my aquaponic system:

As for the floodlights on my other tanks, I can't find the exact ones I've bought anymore and they're a lot more powerful than you'd want, but there are plenty of 20W 6500k LED floods on Amazon. Most are around 2200 lumen each, and come in 2-packs which would be a pretty perfect amount for yours. If you scan over the reviews, you can often find other people using them over planted tanks with great results.

u/Riy_the_Tree · 1 pointr/succulents

I just bought a shelving rack like this one and these lights, but now I'm trying to make sure I set everything up properly and have questions x_x

  • How many lights do I need per shelf and where should they be positioned?
    • I want to attach one on each side like this, but that would put them 14 in (35.5 cm) apart and might be too far.
  • Is placing the lights 8 in (20 cm) above the tops of the plants too far?
    • I have a tall aloe that I've based one of the shelf heights off of, but the other tall-ish plants on that shelf would be about 8 inches away.
  • Any advice on acclimating plants to their new lights?
    • They've been in an eastern window all year and are looking a bit sad and etiolated. Previous years I'd take them outside during the summer and then they'd be fine over winter, but I wasn't able to get them out this year ;\^;
    • They will still be positioned where they can receive what little eastern light they were getting as well.
  • How long should the lights be left on?
    • I'm going to get an outlet timer, but not sure how long these particular lights should be left on.
  • Should I add a fan for better air circulation?

    Thanks for any help! :)
u/darknesss01 · 1 pointr/microgreens

I use these lights and they work good so far and are good price. i hung 2 per row to cover edge to edge.

u/Frawnch · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Well, the only thing I can add is that my LEDs aren't plant specific either. This is what I bought from Amazon and haven't had any issues as far as seed starting goes.

Maybe if you look at the specs it will help.

u/Embyyy · 1 pointr/buildapc

These are them right? It appears they come with an adapter to make them compatible with motherboards, I assume its the same with yours. If so you found me the perfect led strip. Any idea how long it is?

u/Ignis_Cogitare · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you are at uni, you could probably get someone to teach you. With soldiering, you could make custom wires and lengths, allowing you to place the LED strips in any configuration.

Without that, your options are things like this:

u/Christopho · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm looking to buy Aura Sync compatible RGB strips for my Fractal Design Define S case.

How many strips would I need to provide a full illumination while looking through the window side panel? Are 2 strips enough? If so, which locations would be better to install it in (e.g. top and bottom)? Any recommendations on brands? I've heard Phanteks is good.

I'm planning on connecting this to my Asus Strix B350 motherboard which I believe has 2 RGB headers so I'm guessing that should be able to accommodate 2 strips fine.

Thanks in advance.

u/Darkblister · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Beautiful! Lights I guess are just preference. I bought LED lights for my case, I don't use it much anymore but it's nice to keep it illuminated. I purchased this one. I actually have the same motherboard as you as well, you just plug it into the RGB header and it syncs up with the MSI Mystic software

u/NycAlex · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

yes, those look good.

or if you want one from a known brand:



don't buy nzxt or corsair, they are overpriced due to the eco-system they built over the years (cam and icue)

u/Tidlz · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $194.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.85 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $65.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $39.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card | $409.99 @ Newegg
Case | Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $53.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA B3 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $94.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan | $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan | $14.95 @ Amazon
Monitor | Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor | $319.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1448.27
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| Total | $1403.27
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 11:21 EDT-0400 |

Some of Phanteks LED strips for the case. It has a built in controller for these strips, so installation will be easy.

u/Graphics_Nerd · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I put these in my case They work just fine.

u/Ch1ckenuggets · 1 pointr/buildapc

Phanteks actually have their own kit! maybe you could use something like this?

u/RidleyScotch · 1 pointr/buildapc

my motherboard manual says i can plug in 5050 RGB Strips 12V up to 2 continuous meters with max power rating of 3A/12V

i'd like white strips since my case is white and if they have magnetics that be nice but i can live with magnets

Are the Phanteks a good choice of product?

What other LED strips would work in these JRGB headers on the mobo?

u/Ronny070 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Couple of questions. I need to buy some thermal paste for my CPU, and I have these 2 options, is there any difference between them that I should be aware of? Option 1 and Option 2. By the way, this is my first time applying some paste, even though I already know (it's been practically drilled into my brain by this ub and the pcmasterrace one) that I should use a very small amount of it, do I need to give the paste time to cool off or something like that? Or could I just attach the heatsink and start using it normally?

Also, I was gonna buy some led strips for my case and I really wanted to avoid getting a soldering iron. I had my eye on these, and I don't see anything in regards to whether they will need soldering in order to install them or not.

u/Computerknight54 · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/pilly101 · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/wirelessdarkness · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

not a problem! i'll link you the two pieces on Amazon and can show you "how they work/look" in your case as well since I have the same thing :)

(actually, if we're just looking at "brand new" and not on sale prices, you're looking at about $30 total)

standard and not aluminium, hate to say it but I ended up trying both and the alm. looks nice but makes no real major difference worth two of these (and if you really want to go to that level, you'd probably just buy an RGB fan for like $10 more!) (EDIT: Since we're talking an NZXT case I believe their pre-installed fans are 120" so this should be right - if they are 140, it's about the same price but a different listing)

as for the strips:

u/Waifu4Laifu · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is the one I have,

Works great. Not sure if 5V strips will work, but I wouldn't want to test that and have something die on me lol

u/IsabellaQY · 1 pointr/buildapc

The LED strip is marketed only for the Phanteks Luxe case, a bulky full tower case. The LED strip recommended by Phanteks to use with the P400S is the combo pack here

If your goal is maxing out FPS at max settings, a 1070 would probably serve you well

Finally, if you want to overclock, I'd say go with the Corsair H60 liquid cooler for about 30 bucks more than the 212 EVO. It'll have way better performance.

u/Wait_o · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/objektiv_1 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

See the link! Love that it has magnets which makes it super easy to deal with.

LED Strip

u/mercado79 · 1 pointr/daddit
u/buggiegirl · 1 pointr/Parenting

Moon in my room! My boys were obsessed with the moon at those ages and it's like a night light and a moon for their bedroom. And it's not "boy stuff" or "girl stuff." Anything planet-related or dinosaurs is gender neutral and pretty universally loved by 1-3 year olds.

u/vllewella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The kids and I like to do all sorts of sciency stuff. Some of the things we do are

  • star watching. We love to use an app from my phone and go out and pick out constellations at night.

  • We also collect rocks and polish them with the rock tumbler that /u/zoobles88 gifted the kids for Christmas.

  • We built a biodome. We added dirt, vegetation and a couple insects and worms that all coexist together in their own little world.

    I believe the kids would LOVE this because they love looking at the moon, and this is the next best thing to a telescope for that!
u/wordjockey · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Moon in My Room is what we use. It unfortunately has a light sensor, so you have to turn off the moon every morning, otherwise it will activate during the day as light levels change.

u/jkserig · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi! I'm new here too. I'd love to hang this in my room. I have terrible trouble falling asleep most nights, so I'm trying to turn my bedroom into a Zen Zone. I think it would be lovely to look at whilst I'm tossing and turning. =) Something about me: I can't live without a book to read. If I don't have a book I'm reading, it throws my whole life off. Usually Fantasy or Sci-Fi, or an exceptional mystery novel.
Elephant Barber, and a lovely day to you!

u/sassyma · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you squint you can see the american flag on here. :)


edit: I forgot the random fact annoy my state! Michigan had the longest freshwater coastline of any other state...this is my fave fun fact. :)

u/Thiizic · 1 pointr/pics

if anyone wants the moon that he has sitting on his table there I believe it is -

u/Davism72 · 1 pointr/pics
u/meanttolive · 1 pointr/Gifts

Mom: gift card to Michael's or a nearby crafts store, or maybe some beads and string for her to create some jewelry?

Pops: remote controlled helicopter

Sister: Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, Shot Glass Roulette Drinking Game or some similar entertainment piece.

BIL: Microbrew kit? Check out for really obscure stuff.

Friend's daughter: Doodle track car, Moon in my Room or Inanimate Stickers. Little kids typically like stickers, drawing and toys so anything that's easy cleanup for parents would likely be a real winner.

u/HeyListen2SariasSong · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

That's inspirational. As a thank you here's a link to an awesome moon nightlight.

u/dkythdg · 1 pointr/AskReddit

One St. Valentines Day my husband bought a toy moon like this. It lights up and he also got the Glow in the Dark stick on stars and decorated our entire living room with them, and after we went to a nice dinner he blindfolded me and took me into the living room where he had our song playing( "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra) and we danced in the light of the fake moon and stars.

u/mrsbeeps · 1 pointr/Gifts

My minecraft kid really loves the shirts that feature his youtube heroes, in fact i'm getting him a pat and jen shirt this year, but he also loves the dantdm one from walmart. As Ejalamung suggested, sunglasses are huge and a watch is great. Those are two really good ones.

Nerf shooters go over really big, as well as the toy archery kits.

Have you looked at anything like snap circuits?

My kids also really loved this, moon in my roomécor-Night-Light/dp/B000EUHKUE/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1478653304&sr=1-1&keywords=moon+in+my+room+uncle+milton

Hope you have a wonderful christmas!

u/CRABCLAWSINMYASS · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon




I'm moving into a new flat in a few weeks and oh my good golly gosh I want to put this on my wall.




u/fresh1134206 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Great idea! Here's my list:

$0-$5: Toysmith Light-Up Rail Twirler

$5-$10: Magnetic Top

$10-$20: This is a tie for me. Syma S107 R/C Helicopter or Moon in My Room

$20-$50: Another tie. Cards Against Humanity or Cloud B Twilight Planetarium Turtle

u/JoeSiff · 1 pointr/NoMansSkyTheGame

Buy something like this. Be warned, I had one but it stopped working after 3 years and I spent close to 130 on it.
Star Projector

u/Kazhrei · 1 pointr/trees

Not the best for a "star projector", but definitely fun to have, and cool to space out on.

u/mpiz · 1 pointr/trees

For those wondering, this is the star lamp that produces these green lasers. It's awesome. Highly recommended.

u/BlowfishinThisUp · 1 pointr/woahdude

I'm 24 and I'm starting to worry I'm getting too old for this. which really sucks because I bought it a few months ago.

I'm also worried I'm on the edge of a slippery slope haha.

u/digitalbath · 1 pointr/BurningMan

This is by far the best laser projector thing I've seen:

u/mauicloud · 1 pointr/videos

It's not a high powered laser at all. It's just this:

u/rhythmicidea · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here is a non mobile website link: Laser Star

u/athaliah · 1 pointr/Parenting

My kids got this for Christmas and still use it almost daily. It covers a huge area, it's very neat and relaxing.

u/justahermit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I LOVE these dvd storage cubes

these are probably the best thing ever for storage. they come in other colors i just couldn't finfd on amazon.

and use these with them. again come in multiple colors. Both the shelf and bins are cheaper at like walmart and kmart, the bins are like $2 a piece and i got the shelf for $35.

and then these water speakers

and this awesome light projector

i like these salt lamps which help clean the air and give a nice relaxing lighting

and this because everyone should have a lucky elephant in their room

thsee pillows

i have this wall art and love it, but it's not purple or black.

but this is purple

maybe this

and then i think you should go to kirklands and buy lots because kirklands is the best store ever.

and wall sconces

u/kobraz · 1 pointr/christmas

If she's "sort of" a hipster, might I suggest a salt crystal lamp? Perfect for people who are into things like the spiritual feel and look really good in a room. I have one and I love it! Definitely catches the attention of people who come over!

Edit: They can be bought from here:
And also if there is a Earthbound near you, you might be able to find it at the store, seeing as it's where I purchased mine! There are also many other things she might like at Earthbound if there is one near you.

Hope I can help!

u/zachalicious · 1 pointr/sex
u/PancakesForTurtles · 1 pointr/breakingmom

It's literally a block of salt with a light bulb in it. Aside from being gorgeous, it's supposed to purify the air or some shit. I just like the way it looks.

u/fawkesmulder · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I'd apply it to whatever else I was going to buy on Amazon anyways hahaha

Don't feel like it is burn a hole in your pocket. Sooner or later you will think of something you need.

Or if you really want to blow it on something cool, I recommend a himalayan salt lamp. I fucking love mine. Not something necessary but it makes me happy.

u/Awesome_Turtle · 1 pointr/DIY
u/willowtree197240 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need this because it will take impurities out of the air like dust and pollen. stock my house

u/GLaDOs18 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

A salt lamp! They smell absolutely incredible and really clean the air of the room they're placed in.

Here's a link to an affordable one on Amazon, since they run expensive:

u/TinyEpicUsername · 1 pointr/Vive

The walls are made of drywall, so not as strong as a shower. I wonder if a shorter version of this type of pole would work horizontally. This one has a minimum of over a metre in length, while the gap is only 87cm

u/pookage · 1 pointr/Vive

Don't worry - you really may be overthinking it; at home I have both lighthouses on opposite sides of the same wall because I don't have any space on the opposing side - it works fine for anything other than when my body is blocking both sensors from the controllers.

When I'm doing a seated game I just rotate one to point at me and it works grand.

Just imagine them like eyes - as long as at least one can see what you're trying to track at any given moment in time; it'll work. The advice is to put them high so that they're less likely to have their line-of-sight blocked by something.

TL;DR - your setup will work fine.


P.S - I use these floor-to ceiling poles with these clamps to mount the lighthouses onto

u/Horn2DFoliage · 1 pointr/Vive

I know you said tripods, but why lose the space from the legs when these work brilliantly. With some handlebar camera mounts for the lighthouses you are all set to go.

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Good solution for mounting the lighthouse? by madcolster

I found these two things on the Amazons just now. I think they will solve my problem of mounting them in a rather small room. I didn't want to use tripods as they wouldn't fit conveniently anywhere. Have any of you used this as a solution and, more importantly, does it work?

Appreciate any help here.

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u/Whirlmeister · 1 pointr/Vive

Yes, it comes with controllers.

I found some over-ear headphones were uncomfortable because of the headstrap for some people, but the majority of people I've demoed for have had no problems. On-ear headphones may be a better option, and if its just for you the supplied ear buds are actually surprisingly good.

Depending on your room and whether you are happy to screw the lighthouse sensors to the wall you may need some sort of mount.

I was happy to screw the sensor mounts to the wall at home but I picked up

A couple of these

and a couple of these

So I could bring the Vive places with me and demo (without having to screw anything to the wall).

Alternatively if you want to attach the sensors to a bookshelf or similar these are great:

I also ended up getting a 3m HMDI extention and a 3m USB extension because my play area is a few meters from my PC and out of the box you only get 1m cables to the breakout box.

u/eras · 1 pointr/Games

These are the shit, use much less space than tripods: - at least if you don't have the ceiling very high. Also, mount them upside down and you need some adapter for mounting the actual lighthouses.

u/kirby2000 · 1 pointr/Vive

I've got these for my UK setup.

They work great and are easy to put up and take down, so if you want to take it over to a friends house, you don't need to spend ages disassembling things.

u/Arioch53 · 1 pointr/Vive

Not games but, I bought some contractor poles to mount the lighthouses. I make better use of my available space due to better and more reliable coverage than just putting the lighthouses on shelves and stuff. I didn't have to drill holes or damage anything to put them up. My setup is portable if I want to move it elsewhere.

I picked these, but there's lots of other options such as tripods, etc.

Wolfcraft Telescopic Support
MyArmor Universial Quick Release Pipe Clamp Mounts

u/Glowbeast · 1 pointr/Vive

I've got a GTX 1070, running 3 monitors and a Vive without any issues.

Have my lighthouses on lighting stands at the moment but thinking of getting a pair of these for the smaller footprint (hoping they can be mounted on the window sill) and higher angle:

u/lWerdnal · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I used the supports and clamps . Look to be a bit cheaper than the ones above and they work perfectly. Great as a portable option too.

u/nexiusevaro · 1 pointr/PSVR

i vote cardboard.

I am pretty tall and found tacking it way up on the wall on a piece of cardboard let me aim it down slightly and get pretty good arm length coverage in the camera's view. Adjustable a few ways that was as well. There are a few post up right now about various ways to hook it to the wall that are somewhat in jest but can give you a few ideas about how to wall fix it.

If i were to do it again I would get the extendable tubes that have a camera mount on them rather than the 2 tripods I got for the vive rig's base stations. The tripods transmit and enhance vibration to the point to where I had to put in shock pads at their bases. I got a pair of the fovitec tripods. Great, but at the height I have them they really pick up floor vibration without the pads. If that's not a potential issue for you, they were nice for the price.

Something like this is what I would do if I did it over:
much smaller footprint this way too!
down towards the middle of the page you can see a couple mount types that would fit it as well


u/Super_Scooper · 1 pointr/Vive

On phone so apologies for horrible formatting of the links. I bought this stand
Along with this bracket

It's not completely ideal as I'm effectively using the stands upside-down as the extension bit is to thin for the bracket to fit around. The brackets themselves are also a little flimsy but seem to hold fine. Means you can get the recommended setup angle and have them completely up in the corner of rooms maximising your vertical height and minimising chance of occlusion.
For me it works well as I didn't want to drill holes in the walls and I wanted a quick method of moving it around for demoing to people.

u/Simpanra · 1 pointr/Vive

Nice idea, but way more expensive than necessary on the poles, save 30 quid and get these instead;

u/CynicallySane · 1 pointr/smarthome

You will need two things primarily.

One, a SmartHub.
I would go the z-wave route unless you're a huge fan of apple's HomeKit in which case you will want a AppleTV 4. I prefer SmartThings myself, but Wink is also a good option.

Two, Smart Switches. If you go the Z-Wave route, the options are nearly endless. LINEAR and GE makes Z-wave switches that are about $30/piece. Just remember that you need neutral wires in your wall to use them. AeoTec makes some that hide behind your existing switches. Tons of people make the kind that plug into your outlets so you can control things that are plugged into them. Or you can replace the whole receptacle with a new z-wave outlet.
If you go the Apple HomeKit route check out iDevices. It's a bit more expensive, but runs on WiFi which is better than Bluetooth in most cases.

edit: words and stuff

u/relativityboy · 1 pointr/smarthome

Already good comments here, but TBF the best remote things are outlets and wall switches. That way if/when you hit a switch to turn something off the 'old' way it will still respond if you want it on.

Also, you need a hub. Smartthings or Wink.
The rest are worthless (Hue hub and all the other hubs). IMO Philips Hue is lame. If you want colored bulbs go get Sylvania lightify (cheaper, less crap in your house since it doesn't need its own hub).

Ideal starter setup would be an echo dot $50, a hub $100, two wall switches ($30ea) (for unswitched outlets) and a couple wall paddle switches ($30ea). That much hardware would set you back about $270, but would add a fair bit of fun and convenience.

u/good1dave · 1 pointr/SmartThings

After buying some 'smart' bulbs early on in my home automation project, I've decided the batter way to go is smart SWITCHES. I'm using several flavors of these:

u/suckfail · 1 pointr/SmartThings

I'm not 100% sure what you're asking, but I use these GE Z-Wave light switches in my house and they work flawlessly. They are 'rocker' style so it can't be 'off' when it's 'on' if you know what I mean.

u/earnstaf · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

This is going to format like shit because I'm copying it straight from an email I wrote my sister.
The important bits: the hub is Samsung Smartthings, switches are mostly GE zwave switches, voice control provided by Amazon Echo.
Rolling it out across the whole house isn't easy or cheap, but it's worth it when you have someone over and you give the "turn on everything" command and you watch every light pop on, then do it in reverse.
This will get you started :)
> Switches:
> Add-on Switches (for 3+ way):
> Dimmer:
> Fan:
> SmartThings:
> Door Locks:
> Thermostat:
> Echo (for voice control):

There are other things like motion sensors and garage door controllers that start opening up some really cool "routines."

u/uckfoo · 1 pointr/smarthome

Not familiar with 'bipolar' as applied to light switches (transistors and moods, yes). If you're talking about three way switches, then you have to wire the WeMo as a single pole switch: hot, common, neutral. You will call the traveler wire but not connect it to the new switch.

Alternatively, you can go Z-Wave and get a master switch and then an add-on switch and maintain your current functionality. Downside (if you want to call it that) is that you need a Z-wave hub and can't connect directly through wifi.

u/PearsonFlyer · 1 pointr/amazonecho

Yes, something like this:

u/artel · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I have had great luck with these. Your electrician will be able to install them without problem and they will work well with just about all the home automation hubs.

Just as a disclaimer, I haven't spent much time with centralized solutions. How does the cost compare to smart-switches? I imagine the entire solution would cost quite a bit more.

u/___le · 1 pointr/homeassistant

A truly internet independent switch would be from devices with Z-Wave, RF, ZigBee, X11. And the more current switches would be the network connected ones from Belkin, TP-Link, etc (pretty much anything with HomeKit, Alexa logo on the box).

The best thing about Home Assistant is that is in completely platform agnostic, so you can mix and match as need. I personally prefer z-wave switches for physical light switches. Ones from GE and Linear have really good build quality. I also use GE for some mains as well. These GE are good. The 3-way switches that pair with these are also dead simple to install as well.

Beyond that, its reasonably safe to use Wifi switches as well. Most switches can be remain within your local network. You can firewall those devices from sending out. Or if you want remote control, you can also always put your home automation on a separate subnet.

u/BustedKnuckleGarage · 1 pointr/homeautomation

depending on your hub - I have smartthings
you should have several choices
you'll need to figure the max current draw of the fan or the HP
then install the appropriate switch

easiest would be the wall switch and some temp sensors, if it wil handle the load

I have the go control - originally for my old garage door (programmed as a momentary switch) - it will handle 20 amps and is cheap.

GE also has a 40 amp heavy zwave switch - for $150ish

with the smartthings hub you could program time on, time off , on for event, off for event , (event could be window opens , temp specified, etc) and then run time for specific period of time or if temp is satisfied with enough connected things you can control all kinds of things - fan included :)
good luck

direct load good for 20amps

GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Switch, On/Off, In-Wall

Incandescent - Minimum Load: 40W, Maximum Load: 960W
Motor – 1/2HP
Resistive – 1800W

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting and Appliance Control, 40 Amp, Large Load, Direct-Wire, Indoor/Outdoor

u/gurumitts · 1 pointr/homeassistant

Hello, I use home assistant with a Z-Stick. The following ge switch works really well. Instant updates on the hass ui. I hope to this helps.

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Switch, On/Off, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Works with Amazon Alexa, 12722

u/Crunchy005 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

You could use one of these, they are z-wave and work with SmartThings.

It is just a paddle switch that triggers a relay and works with a mains load. I have several hooked up to my kitchen lights and dining room fan/light, both are 120v loads. The switch does require a Neutral wire (white wire) in order to stay powered for the transceiver, but it would be a drop in replacement rather than an attached actuator.

u/RedToby · 1 pointr/SmartThings

So what I was thinking of was like this switch, but maybe I was having a bit of a brain fart and confusing parts... This one is specifically designed for a multi speed ceiling fan type device. I had thought that there was a concern about wattages on a bathroom exhaust type fan too, but looking at this switch it specifically lists fans as compatible (at least as long as they are under 600w).

Edit: ah ha! The warning is to not use a standard dimmer switch to control fan speed... use a specific fan rated dimmer... or like the first link above.

u/theITdad2 · 1 pointr/smarthome

This depends on if you currently have a Smart Hub yet or not. If you do, a simple and easy to use switch, would be the GE line of Z-wave switches:

However, if you don't have Wink, or Smartthings, and want homekit support, then the Lutron Caseta is probably your best bet. It isn't really complicated, it just looks that way at a glance. But its really just a dimmer switch.

u/chad182 · 1 pointr/winkhub

I just replaced my dumb wall switches with this:

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Light Switch, On/Off Paddle, In-Wall, White & Lt. Almond Paddles, Repeater & Range Extender, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 12722

Sometimes the robot for my garage lights when the door opens after sunset is a bit slow, but I think that’s more to do with wink and not the switch.

u/Bishma · 1 pointr/zwave

It's definitely a switch and not a dimmer (specifically this one, leaving the light in didn't help, and the light works (comes on instantly) since I put the original switch back in place.

u/zeta_cartel_CFO · 1 pointr/SmartThings

The biggest issue that I kept running into while trying to think this through - how do I keep power going to the hue or cree bulbs if the switch is in off position? The only workaround was to install a zwave on/off switch that would first trigger to ON and then enable the smart bulb. But then I realized that would double the cost of the setup. Another option was to use a z-wave inline switch that continuously provides power to the bulbs and also lets you toggle the switch. But then I would be tripling the cost. So finally I decided that I would go with just a set of zwave switches with dimmable LED bulbs.

If you want dimming capability - GE has zwave switches specifically marked as 'Dimmers'. They have several models. Fan Control, Dimmers, 3-way, 3-way add-on and also a simple ON/OFF switch.

u/jeffAA · 1 pointr/SmartThings

>one or two pieces get out of sync. It's easily fixed but annoys my wife.

What's the easy fix?

Also I recommend these switches from GE. You can choose the different types of styles right there on the Amazon page.

u/AnAffableRobot · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I've used GE smart switches all around my house and been happy with the result. This is the basic type, but the whole product line works with SmartThings.

I don't have an alarm/siren, but the list of officially supported devices includes a couple of different options for sirens.

u/ChaosCreator · 1 pointr/homeautomation

The newer ones are Z-Wave+, the older ones are just Z-Wave. I run the Leviton Decoras (Z-Wave+) for switches & dimmers. I've added a few of the new GE Fan Controllers, but those have had a rough time being detected correctly by OZCP / HASS.

u/canikony · 1 pointr/Abode

When you say triggered, do you mean like when someone breaks into your house?

I have it currently setup so that when I get home, the garage door opens ( and my interior lights turn on.

To get the lights to work, I have GE Z wave switches ( and some GE Link LED bulbs (

I don't have any Hue products (yet) but I believe they require a hub to allow them to communicate to abode (not sure though)

u/Immatix · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

There are some screw-in Z-Wave devices like that, but some of them have issues depending on what type of bulb you're using.

If the light is controlled by a switch and you have relatively modern wiring with neutral wires present in the switch box, you could also potentially use a Z-Wave switch like this.

u/norsurfit · 1 pointr/electricians

Ah thanks! Now just to be clear, I am replacing the existing switches with a zwave switch like this:

Which has specific slots on the back labeled "line" and "load" (see pic).

Do I have to match up the correct wires here (line to slot labeled "line", load wire to "load" slot) or does it not matter?

u/Fluorinated · 1 pointr/Abode

For dusk to dawn you can buy a $8 sensor from Lowes. I know it's fun to have everything on the Abode hub, but if all you're going to do is dusk to dawn, the sensor is easy. I have these on all exterior lights.

Or you could change the light switch that controls the outside lights to a Zwave switch four about $38 and control it that way.

u/Yeahnotquite · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Yeah, you need all three to voice control your fireplace through that switch-

You need - echo, hub and switch for a total of close to $300. 200 if you got an echo dot.

Not worth it when you can get actual fireplace remote for $75.

The extra $60 I talked about was to upgrade my non-Alexa compatible insteon hub, to the latest Alexa compatible version.

u/unknownmichael · 1 pointr/googlehome

Smartthings is a great, simple way to do this, but it will require buying the hub. Instead of a light bulb, I'd just buy a light switch like this one from GE.

This will allow an easy setup for "Turn on at Sunset and off at sunrise" and will also integrate with Google Home pretty painlessly. May not be the cheapest way to go about it, but it's certainly easy, and it will allow for adding whatever other smart-switches, security sensors, etc. in the future.

u/short_y · 1 pointr/googlehome

I've been thinking I may just buy a switch like this GE Z-Wave Wireless Switch and call it a day

u/idoitforbeer · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Not, wifi as I wasn't thrilled with some of the options. So, I'm about to go down the Z-Wave route:
USB controller
and Light switch.

I'll be basing my setup off a Raspberry PI.

u/andrewtheandrew · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I'm confused what you want. The GE z-wave switches work as a relay regardless if the light is on or off. It is a toggle panel so it is never "up" or "down". If you want to use the manually just click the top for on, or the bottom for off. All z-wave switches are pretty much like that. They click either up or down and then return to center. They don't disappear from the network just because the light is off. Are you saying you don't want the switch to turn the light off? Surely I am missing something here.

Why bother having a switch at all if you don't want it to control power to the light? That is what a switch does. It controls power to the circuit it is installed on. What else would it be useful for if it doesn't turn a circuit on or off?


u/KD2JAG · 1 pointr/smarthome

That's probably the route I'm going to take.

and for context, I am 24 and the "apartment" in this case is my room at my folks house as I still live at home. No lease violations to worry about.

Now, if I purchase something with Z-Wave like this (, will I also have to buy a controller?

I'd prefer it to just work over WiFi which I know the WeMo switch will do but the GE one is a bit cheaper.

u/yoderdave · 1 pointr/smarthome

I have 4 bulbs in lamps that aren't on a switch and these work well because you just leave the lamp turned on. I have one switch that controls a smart bulb and I am considering changing to a smart switch like this as it too easy for someone to turn off my bulb. I don't believe that the power drain is huge leaving the switch on at all times but don't have any equipment to measure the power usage.

u/jeneadiea · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have this lamp and it's great. Four different modes each with 5 different brightness settings. Swivels for different angles and a USB port. I think there are newer models.

u/crashaddict · 1 pointr/DIY
u/gabreeelle · 1 pointr/sleep

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port, 4 Lighting Modes with 5 Brightness Levels, 1h Timer, Touch Control, Memory Function,14W, Official Member of Philips EnabLED Licensing Program

This is the one I use, it’s amazing!

u/driftfreak13 · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace
u/chromaticf0am · 1 pointr/macsetups
u/TheCrazySquirell · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Didn't look too hard then, eh?

I've got one in black

u/chancefire · 1 pointr/minipainting

I use one of these bad boys:
I also have a normal halogen desk lamp on the other side of my desk. My only complaint is that you can't rotate the bar, but that's rarely an issue. It has a USB charger on it too, which is surprisingly useful.

u/Captain-Obviouss · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

This one folds down so that it's out of the way

u/intheglacier · 1 pointr/succulents

I did check my own lamp. It does go up to 6500K. Here is the lamp I own Just wondering if that is enough for it. thanks:)

u/wdmartin · 1 pointr/minipainting

I use one of these, which I like because it clamped onto the edge of my desk, can be powered off a USB port from my computer (directly below it), and has a reasonably flexible gooseneck so I can get the light where I need it. On the down side, there's no way to adjust the brightness. I haven't minded because I basically want full brightness all the time so I can see my mini clearly.

When I attended ReaperCon last August, I noticed an awful lot of TaoTronics desk lamps in use.

u/JudgeMoeDollars · 1 pointr/battlestations

You mean the lamp? I got it off amazon a while back. Best feature is the USB port on the side for charging my phone.

u/Frankdux77 · 1 pointr/insomnia

My sleep dr at Mayo told me to get a reading light , u can get these nice led ones on at Amazon.

TaoTronics 14W LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port, Touch Control, 4 Lighting Mode with 5 Brightness Levels, Timer, Memory Function Black

I use this one, it’s awesome. It’s not so bright and has different levels so doesn’t mess up your sleep cycle like turning on lights does.

I was told to read for 30 minutes or however long it takes before I feel tired again. Much better than just laying there in pain trying to fall back asleep.

In the morning, then use 10,000lux light led lamp for 30 minutes while you eat breakfast/morning journal/routine.

now that I’m weening off pain pills, I’m starting to get insomnia again so this my protocol.

u/ChicagoCowboy · 1 pointr/Warhammer30k

This is the one I recently purchased and I LOVE it

u/upizdown · 1 pointr/piano

I have the KDP90, and I use this lamp. It does the job pretty well.

u/bigigantic54 · 1 pointr/focus

So I got the idea from this lamp on amazon that has different modes

I couldn't find any specific studies. But I wouldn't be surprised if changing the colors can help induce focus.

u/malandrajem · 1 pointr/battlestations

I was hesitant to get it because I thought it was gonna be a lot smaller for some reason, but I love it and it's the perfect size. It can rotate, tilt, have different brightness levels and settings (with an hour auto-shutoff timer button), and has a USB port for charging electronics. And it's a good price on Amazon at around $60.

u/Gimli_the_White · 1 pointr/news

By the way, I have this desk lamp - it's awesome. Very bright, doesn't give off heat, can change the color temperature (at night I change it to a warmer temp), and has a dimmer.

u/Thorn11166 · 1 pointr/snakes

I put the wrong link sorry
SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4ft 5M Waterproof Flexible 300leds Color Changing RGB SMD5050 LED Light Strip Kit RGB 5M +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply

But this is all you need now
SUPERNIGHT(TM) 100V - 240V To DC 12V 5A Switching Power Supply Adapter For LED strip Light

Or anything similar

u/livingspeedbump · 1 pointr/vinyl

Thanks! Yeah I will post some on here after I finish spinning for the night.

Essentially you just need something like this...

and the acrylic platter. The Pro-Ject series all have enough clearance to fit the lights under, I assume most will. Then I just diffused them a bit with a very thin layer of hot glue. You could probably even do it with a normal platter if there is room and have a cool glow coming out from under it!

u/Myhamstring · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4ft 5M Waterproof Flexible 300leds Color Changing RGB SMD5050 LED Light Strip Kit RGB 5M +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply

u/PM_YER_BOOTY · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

I would probably get a set (matched controller and LED strip)...something like this:

And use a car battery in place of the power supply. Even better would be if you could get a car relatively close and run wires from the battery...and start the car every once in a while to keep things charged up.

u/meandthestereo · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I'm using this, but with a different AC adapter:

Works great, super bright LEDs with variable brightness, colors and lighting modes. And cheap. Stick back on the strip that will attach to the glass and go up and down the sides. If you're OK with that, it is a great option. If not, then you want to hit up Ikea or amazon for lights that will stick to the tops or bottoms of each shelf.

u/logdroid · 1 pointr/homelab

Any.. if you're willing to cut the strip, that is just a cut off of what's at my battlestation (yet to be posed).

Those specifically are super night 12v 5m strip I got on Amazon for like $20

u/BadGoodBad · 1 pointr/mancave

Here is are some thoughts that I have been mulling over for my own Geek Den:

LED lighting strips, stick them to the back of shelving, cabernets, under the sofa... for a cool colour changing glow. (Just installed them under my bed instead of bedside lamps)

Look over your old game collection boxes to see if they come with posters, frame them they look amazing. I just put the original GTA poster in an IKEA frame.

Wall mount controllers, sports equipment, not only do they become decoration but it keeps the place tidy.
Do you have any old handhelds? if you do frame them in an appropriate frame.

and for posters just go on etsy so many good ones mixed in with all of the crap. link

u/ICreatedSomeClones · 1 pointr/aquarium

They also sell LED ribbon kits with a similar remote. Some of them are waterproof up to 300 feet.

You'd probably need to silicone the strip to whatever surface and let it dry before using it.

u/Magnet_owl · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

This may not be exactly what you're looking for but it may remove some of the shadows. An LED light strip could bring light to behind a desk or under a bed. They're not that expensive.

u/Furiou5 · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/lordzelo · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

I have one of these: SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4ft 5M Waterproof Flexible 300leds Color Changing RGB SMD5050 LED Light Strip Kit RGB 5M +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply

It is Extremely bright and could easily light up a bedroom or small office.

u/cheesecakemelody · 1 pointr/hometheater
u/Maitulsa · 1 pointr/battlestations while this is cheap and awesome I've already had color changing issues and that was within the first 2 hours of out of the box. It worked perfectly at first but either the sensor or the remote is screwing up.

u/Montmorillonite · 1 pointr/battlestations

They're only about $20 on Amazon so it's not a huge investment. They put out a lot of light. If you're looking for something for lighting, I'd recommend them.

The only negative things so far are that they smell terrible when you first get them (the smell goes away after about a day, though) and the adhesive backing isn't the strongest. No major drawbacks.

u/LawyersPlayDota · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

Best thing to get is something like this:

You can run it along the front sides+top, looks amazing. I posted pics a year ago or so, but they're lost now and Im in the middle of a move.

u/ThePancakeChair · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

As a beginner, you might be best to go with an Arduino board (probably the Arduino Pro, found on Amazon and the like) but you'll have to learn programming for Arduino (basically programming in C), which is super easy in programming land but you'll have to actually sit down and learn it to be able to use it properly. You'll also need a bit of soldering handiwork to mount and wire up the pushbutton and Neopixels to the Arduino. If you haven't done soldering before, you'd be best to practice that first as well.

Tell you what - you're probably best to go with one of those off-the-shelf remote-control LED strands. They won't go in a circle (though they can all fade in and out together), but they can change color and brightness using a remote control.

You'll still have to figure out how to power them without being plugged in, though.

u/Filet_O_Fist · 1 pointr/ReefTank

I'm NOT wanting to get these because I know now that the red and green light won't do anything. My buddy sent me these and he has never dealt with reefs. I tried finding similar ones but with only blue and white.

The depth of the tank is around there, it was a guesstimate given to me by the owner of the tank of craigslist. Also good on ya for knowing that. I haven't made a budget. I would say maybe around 300 for a light.

u/cat5inthecradle · 1 pointr/DIY

This one has dimming options, but it's all through the IR remote, and I'd like to build something physical.

I think it's this one:

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/woodworking

Yep. A couple of years ago I got an RGB strip w/ remote for $16 on Amazon. Not super-tough & durable, but it worked. Still does, though some of the connections need repair after a couple years of dragging it around.

u/MinecraftHardon · 1 pointr/DIY

I probably would have gone with something like this for the lights.

Or if you really wanted to get fancy, you could go with something like this that comes with a remote and is RGB so you can have any color you want. The RGB ones generally come with an adapter for the power and an IR controller so you can change the color like this. Honestly, I would be really leery about using what I assume are just Christmas lights.

u/Emma-Wetson · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/shatteredankle · 1 pointr/photocritique

It was actually just done with an LED light strip from Amazon. It was a little difficult because it was super windy out there so I had very little control of where the lights were waving. But, it ended up working out pretty well as all the photos were different from each other and had their own unique wind patterns.

u/PeeRSaBBi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

they were some cheap amazon no name LEDs, mine aren't available anymore but here are some for nearly the same price:

My controller ended up dying, so I bought this:

the adhesive doesn't work so I used electrical tape, really discrete ;)

u/Tandarin · 1 pointr/led

I have a project like this going on for our new house. We had a strip of RGB lights in the living room at our old house (something like this) and we loved it, but the strip was mounted directly on the wall facing out and it was very harsh. The remote control was not very good, you had to have it pointed just right at the receiver for it to work. But we miss it so much that we want to install a better system in our new house. I want to use RGBW strips for the extra light this time but when I start looking at the strips, power supplies, controllers, I can't get a grasp on what combination I'll need.

u/spilltime · 1 pointr/trees

I got mine from eBay and I like them but they could be better. Reason being the each LED is only one color RGB so it alternates red green blue so on. Here is a link to the ones I believe are similar to mine but better. And yes you can control them with a remote. You can make them flash, stay solid, rotate colors and change the speed at which they do.

u/SoundProofHead · 1 pointr/infp

You'll have to travel all the way to the over side of the galaxy to find one of these crystals. Or you can just buy a quartz in one of those minerals store. The one I have doesn't really change the lighting, the light is actually pretty diffuse already so it won't make crazy patterns on the wall.
I've got this led strip.

u/Lee_Doe · 1 pointr/battlestations

Sorry, but I just got them by the German version of Home Depot, so I can't link the exact ones, but I got something similar to this. Just with 4 individual strips...

u/reflectplease · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

All the stock fans are non-LED. They do have white blades, though. If you want to change LED colors you would have to get something like a RGB fan or you can line your case with a LED strip.

u/steveowashere · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get one of these. That's what I did for my system, and It looks pretty good. Plus there's a remote control. No software to fuss with.

u/sitforsally · 1 pointr/buildapc

I personally own this set so I can verify that it works. Make sure you pick up some extra adhesive though because the glue that comes preapplied kinda sucks. I doubled it up so it would be brighter and I still had a lot left, so you can re use if you know how to solder and purchase another controller.

Edit: how to format on mobile??

u/Fiala06 · 1 pointr/battlestations

The cheap one from Amazon eveyone uses. I think I'm going to move the strip to the back edge of the desk, so the light goes both above and below the desk.


u/Pootzen · 1 pointr/BurningMan

I did the same thing - but mine didn't last even one night. It was a TON of batteries. But because I'm a lazy procrastinator, I'm just buying more batteries this year :(


LEDs I used:

u/sebaswnd · 1 pointr/multicopterbuilds

The PDB i had chosen out is apparently not a good choice. Im going to go with the one you pointed out, thanks.

I'm adding the M3 screws to the list as well as the standoffs, thanks :)

I already have LED like these (without the remote), will they work?
I have some velcro straps, all the sodering tools and plenty of wire and the such. I need to get the UBEC, thanks

u/streetmitch · 1 pointr/battlestations

These leds are really good have them in 4 separate builds. Have 16 feet of them in this build Full rgb.

u/Head_Cockswain · 1 pointr/pcmods

16 feet and more LED's per foot, but half the price. Unless I am mistaken, you can use 12v from your PSU to power them with a little Macgyvering, or buy a kit with a power supply included and plug them separately.

But yes, there are lines drawn on LED strips where it is safe to cut. Just in case a given strip is not marked...You'll see a place with 4(RGB + Ground) little copper contacts every 4 inches(maybe it's 3, I don't recall), you'll want to cut those in half. You can't cut them in just any old place, that can and will screw them up.

If you do it right, you can even solder on wires and make extensions and re-use the rest of the strip in a different location, like on the underside or the back of your case. There are even kits that exist to make that easier.

u/frankenduke · 1 pointr/DIY

That should work.

Edit: sorry missed your second link. Strip lights are really cool for this sort of thing.

You can get more light for less money with something [like this] ( if you don't mind a little diy.

Also colors!

u/iStigmatic · 1 pointr/AverageBattlestations

SUPERNIGHT 5M/16.4 Ft SMD 3528 RGB 300 LED Color Changing Kit with Flexible Strip Light+24 Key IR Remote Control+ Power Supply


Nexlux WiFi Wireless LED Smart Controller Working with Android and IOS System Mobile Phone Free App for GRB LED Light Strips 5050 3528 LEDs Comes With One 24 Keys Remote Control

Download the app for the controller and you can customize it fully via your smart phone.

u/AZPHOX · 1 pointr/battlestations

I spy a republican gunship hiding. love love love. haha

On a more serious note, frames for your posters would be an easy and cheap way to clean things up a bit. Also, rbg lighting can be as simple and cheap as this:

u/ToXIc13BlackFriday · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

This basic remote that comes with LED strips usually:

The battery is fine and it works but I realy want to be able to point it in different angles and still be able to use it because no I need to be 1m or closer and aim dirrectly to it and the reciever is in pretty uncomfortable spot so I have to walk there everytime and put my hand behind shelf to change colors. Maybe I can modify the remote and/or reciever to be able to do it from ~5m and in different angles too? I understand that I cant point the remote away and hope that it will work but cmon I can't be wrong by 0.5 degrees now if I want it to work now....

K I am bit oversaturating but I realy want to upgrade it a bit XD


u/jfranzen8705 · 1 pointr/homelab

Absolutely. That's the plan. I think maybe a custom build "picture frame" from the local micheals or other craft hobby store, then some Ikea hinges that soft close. Then just glue a sheet of plexiglass in there. I'm also thinking of throwing in some of these in:

u/WetRatShit · 1 pointr/DetroitRedWings

These lights here are pretty good for any man cave

And if you want to spend some money on a good frame job for a jersey I got mine from Detroit City Sports. It's about $300 but they do a really nice job.

u/zeyezai · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I think most people use these ones.

Personally use Ever Lighting and they have been good for the past 4 months and I keep them on for like half the day.

However, I think they only really sell white ones. Since I lived in Canada and didn't care for color, I went with them.

u/wescullison · 1 pointr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT 5M/16.4 Ft SMD 3528 RGB 300 LED Color Changing Kit with Flexible Strip Light+24 Key IR Remote Control+ Power Supply

Here you go!

u/Caroarinq · 1 pointr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Lights -... - These are good for the price but I recommend the brand 'Daybetter.' They're more expensive but good and they're waterproof.

u/VRismyreality · 1 pointr/battlestations

NZXT 820 Gunmetal Crow and some LED strip like that
You should order double faced tape extra tho, since this doesn't include any option to tape it to the back of your table.

u/FurnaceFuneral · 1 pointr/VaporwaveAesthetics

Basically I installed this in the back of my TV: LEDs

This is the shadow cast from it. Looks pretty nice.

u/slabratz · 0 pointsr/trees

Get him a laser stars projector! It's a little more than 100 though which you might not want to pay ($120). I've got a couple and love to just zone out and try to follow the little green stars

u/andythetwig · 0 pointsr/Vive

I bought two of these because they are a bit more solid than the ones I saw at B&Q. The problem isn't that they will fall down because of the weight, but tiny vibrations which are exaggerated when the lighthouses are mounted on brackets.

I also bought these brackets, but they are a bit fiddly and there are simpler ones - there are some designed for mounting gopros onto bikes that look pretty good.

u/benparsell · 0 pointsr/malelivingspace

Put your laundry hamper away, and buy some of these for under your TV stand thingy

u/kenzieking · 0 pointsr/battlestations

I don't remember exactly what I bought but here are a few cheap LED strips that are similar to mine and well reviewed!

Monitor backlight:

Desk lighting: