Best seasonal decor products according to redditors

We found 1,687 Reddit comments discussing the best seasonal decor products. We ranked the 665 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Seasonal lighting
Christmas tree stands
Christams wreaths, garlands & swags
Christams trees
Christmas candles
Christmas stockings & holders
Christmas tree toppers
Artificial snow
Christmas candleholders
Christmas nutcrackers
Christmas snow globes
Christmas tree skirts
Outdoor holiday decorations
Nativity sets & figures
Christmas collectible buildings
Christmas collectible figurines
Advent calendars
Christmas ornaments
Wreath hangers
Ornament hooks
Decorative seasonal bows & ribbons
Seasonal tinsel
Holiday tree care & watering products
Holiday tree trays & mats

Top Reddit comments about Seasonal D‚cor:

u/optimatez · 271 pointsr/pcmasterrace

FAQ from previous post:

No input lag, everything is the same as when the desktops were on the desk.

I used 50ft hdmi cables running through conduit i installed in the walls for video, my older monitors required an hdmi booster:

I ran long usb active extension cables to each station and added a powered usb hub here: and

These are the LED lights, make sure to buy double sided tape because the sticky backing is worthless on them, but still worth it:

Price breakdown, purchased most everything over the course of 5 years:

My battle station: 2500
My wifes: 1000
The server: 2000
The rack and accessories: 400
Cables, mounts, LED's, UPS's, etc: 1000
PVC: 100
The TV: 550
Soundbar: 100
My surround monitors: 250/ea
My ultrawide monitor: 450
My wifes monitors: 150/ea
Electrician: 150-200
HTPC's: 500 each
Switch: 100
Router: 100
HDHomeRun: 100ish
Dozens of hours to set it up: priceless

Here are the server cases i used:

Everything is split across 3 810w UPS's, each is at about 25% load. I tested them recently and i can get around half an hour of backup power to all of the electronics in the house, included the TV's.

If you have any questions feel free to ask, it was an exceptionally fun project and the results were perfect. I was pleasantly surprised how well everything works after it all turned on the first time.

u/fullforce098 · 192 pointsr/gifs

Are there places that sell big googly eyes? Like softball sized?

Edit: Silly me of course there are.

u/dimensiation · 161 pointsr/buildapc
u/PopAndSlap125 · 72 pointsr/CozyPlaces

I used these light strips which have adhesive and stick under my bed and behind my desk :) Also IKEA is great for this type of look! I hope you have access to one somewhere close to you.

u/buttscratcha · 49 pointsr/pics

Thanks! I found some giant sparklers today at Food Lion that burn long enough to make the full orb (just spin them around on a string), then some electro luminescent wire for the blue.

u/LetMeBe_Frank · 34 pointsr/AskMen

Lights up: embarrassed, shy

Lights down: very displeased, sighing

God mode

God mode in practice

u/el_Sharko · 26 pointsr/sanfrancisco

Strip of 300 waterproof, color-changing LEDs for less than $20 on Amazon.

But I'll just be happy if they can finally make sure they have signs on the inside of the damn cars telling you where you're going and what stop you're at.

It gets pretty tiring having to answering the same tourist questions over and over again since the train operators rarely announce the stops they way they're supposed to and since the signage in the stations is totally inconsistent and placed in awkward spots where it's hard to see from inside the tinted windows of the trains.

u/Carnifex · 21 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

There are plenty on Amazon :

This one has a fee reviews with text. People don't seem to be overly happy with it.

u/CAT_TONGUE · 20 pointsr/funny
u/despairpleasure · 18 pointsr/CozyPlaces

Actually my sister has some
Of these and they are all on a single plug. You can find them on amazon.

u/ultimakita · 17 pointsr/femalelivingspace
u/RedLabelClayBuster · 16 pointsr/oddlysatisfying
u/DorianC0C0C0 · 14 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I hope you're serious.

For bonus points, may I suggest you include giant googly eyes and be the poop emoji?

u/adamdevigili · 13 pointsr/battlestations

It's a self written program (along with the code running on the Arduino) using the Processing (basically Java) programming language. I might put something up in the Arduino subreddit soon once I refine it. These are the LEDs I bought.

u/norsethunders · 11 pointsr/HistoryPorn

You could put some electroluminescent (EL) wire on your bike like this. I bought this on Amazon, it's really cheap and doesn't take too long to wire tie it onto your frame.

u/Mr_Quackers · 11 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Sure thing.

  • Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3
  • ASUS X99-A Motherboard
  • Corsair Professional Series AX860i PSU
  • Corsair Hydro h100i CPU closed loop water cooler
  • Cougar Vortex PWM CF-V12HPB fans to replace the stock h100i fans
  • Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD
  • NZXT S340 Mid-Tower
  • MSI GAMING 4G R9 290
  • g.skill Ripjaw DDR4 2666mhz Quad channel 16GB(4x4gb)

    Lemme know if I missed something.

    And the lighting is a Logisys LDXRM12C.

    And here's a lame video review I did on the lighting.
u/mirinfashion · 10 pointsr/motorcycles

$60-70 for this? You could've just did your own DIY and bought the el wire from Amazon for $7...also, all el wires give off a buzzing sound from the battery pack. Won't be noticeable while riding though, I'd believe.

u/magicflight01 · 10 pointsr/trees
u/settledownguy · 10 pointsr/eagles

I don’t want to spoil it but it has Phillies red...let’s say sixers red, flyers orange etc. even Philly soul blue...jk but no it actually does. Nice.

Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV, PANGTON VILLA USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color Changing 5050 LEDs Bias Lighting for HDTV

u/healthylift · 9 pointsr/ProductPorn
u/apieceofthelisa · 8 pointsr/camping

Cozy set up! We also have a Kingdom 6 and love it. The garage is especially nice for rain beers.

Also, if your wife is anything like me, get her a few of these sweet battery operated string lights to hang up in the tent.

u/WZRDsteve · 7 pointsr/sixers
u/Nimrodor · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's cheaper to buy the controller and RGB strip separately and use your own external power supply (most folks will have a bunch of these lying around), or get the strip and controller with a molex adapter or crimp your own molex adapter (you can crimp this to one of those 2-pin molex-to-fan adapters) so you can run it directly off your internal power supply.

u/yourpenisinmyhand · 7 pointsr/Jokes

Pffff, is that all you're worried about? Easy enough to fix.

u/thehelios · 7 pointsr/motorcycles

This was only possible thanks to /u/Rockran.

Link to his post

His post had much cheaper parts than what I ended up with but I paid a premium to have my parts come in 3 days instead of 3 weeks.

EL Tape (Didn't use the battery pack that came with this one) ($9)

EL String with battery back w/ built-in splitter (Didn't use the white string) ($13)

3M VHB Clear Mounting Tape ($5)

A helmet to apply the products onto (I used a Bell RS-1 Corsa sprayed with black PlastiDip)

No need for an instructional video or "design string". Use plenty of normal tape beforehand to plan out the design. I probably went through 20 ft. of tape before I came to my final design. Cut thin pieces of the clear mounting tape and run the wire/string alongside it. I also used the tape to mount the battery box but I don't trust it long-term. Will eventually figure out a more stable way of mounting it.

Be meticulous and precise and the results should turn out amazingly. I spent around an hour and 20 min. cutting the tape and running the EL string and 20 min. doing the EL tape.

Now, as none of us have actually seen the final product of the official LightMode Helmet kit, I can't say if what they are providing is the same thing. My helmet looks terrible in daylight (as seen in the not-in-the-dark photos) but for sure looks just like the product being shown in their promo video.

u/HckrSvn · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

^ Exact same thing but a couple bucks cheaper and way more reviews.

u/Davious47 · 7 pointsr/buildapc

This is the strip I have in the back of my desk, easy to use and set up. The adhesive isn’t always the best so you might wanna use tape or push pins to help hold it up but this strip works great

u/Slooby · 6 pointsr/longboarding

If you were looking for a project, you could buy a full face and do something with EL wire like this...

u/Redbaron1701 · 6 pointsr/3Dprinting

The Arc Reactor is from Thingiverse with some minor modification from me (light choice). I designed a chest holder for elastic straps and made a small back piece to keep it all together.

Between lights, copper, elastic and all that, it cost me about $15 to make.

I used el glow wire from Amazon. Just one would have been fine for this.

Copper is just small gauge jewelry wire, and I glued everything instead of trying to hunt down some screws. The ones in the picture are printed bolt heads just for the look.

u/esushi · 6 pointsr/Perfectfit

I mean, it's barely their specific use. I think this is a fair perfectfit.

u/RaceBrick · 6 pointsr/Miata
u/threebicks · 6 pointsr/gadgets

Multi-color LED strip lights ~$25. You can set the lights to any color including a comfortable 'soft white' or have them continuously cycle or blink through every color in the rainbow.

They are super fun, effective, and cheap. Comes with a remote too. I used to think something like this cost hundreds of dollars.

u/_friendbesto_ · 6 pointsr/xboxone

Not sure about op, but this is what I ordered. If your tv has usb ports, plug it in there. If not, you can use a cheap phone power brick charger.

PANGTON VILLA Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in Television USB TV Backlight Kit with Remote, 16 Color 5050, HDTV Bias Lamp

u/Brunobi02 · 5 pointsr/Arcade1Up

I used this: Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV, PANGTON VILLA USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color Changing 5050 LEDs Bias Lighting for HDTV

u/doomedtodiex · 5 pointsr/vinyl

Thank you!

I got the LED strip light off of Amazon.
Here's the exact one I purchased.

u/DaddyGreed · 5 pointsr/FashionReps
u/phi303 · 5 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

you buy this stuff

u/daemonkat · 5 pointsr/Cyberpunk

I poked around some and found this EL wire on Amazon that's pretty inexpensive. This is another source that may help out. I suppose you could go with a fluorescent fixture that is quite common in industrial areas but that would require some additional tools and possibly wiring knowledge.

Are you looking for some sort of atmospheric all-around glow or a stark, minimalist look?

u/l30 · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Just get a pair of comfortable sunglasses, buy some cheap el wire, glue the el wire along the rim in a way that's functional and clean, then just cut off the excess wire and you're set.

u/residentskitz · 5 pointsr/aves

Hey bro. I also yoyo at EDM shows and have been doing so for about 3 years. I also spin poi and double staff. I go with the beat and people really like watching me. I've tried everything, from LED kits to glowstick kits. I've looked for fiber optic string, and unfortunately, there isn't really anything you can use for string at this time, except for blacklight string which looks awesome in a blacklight venue. I've even been asked to perform on stage a few times. I've been on the search for a perfect dark club yoyo for years.

Honestly, I got a little excited when I saw your post haha.

So yeah, I've tried it all, and here is the best setup I've found so far:

Dark Magic 2 Yellow Neon Color (I'm actually going to get the special edition clear white one soon and try that, but I have 3x DM2 yellow neons.)


Shinwoo LED kit


Blacklight string


Cheap LED fingerlights from Amazon

Learn 5A counterweight yoyo, and use cheap LED fingerlights from amazon. They are lighter than the dice people normally use, but you will get used to them. The LED counterweights add a new dimension, and blow peoples minds. Plus the fingerlights are very cheap and replaceable, and they use the same batteries as the shinwoo light kit. So out of a 40-pack of LED lights from amazon, ytou will have many that are defective and you can crack them open and save the batteries for your shinwoo light kit.

I know you are probably more focused on making the string stand out, but unfortunately, I hate to say this, but to the average observer, all string tricks look the same and they can't tell the difference. You will get much more positive feedback in a crowd learning 5A and using an LED counterweight. One thing I especially enjoy doing is yoyoing for a brief time normally, and then all of a sudden turning on my counterweight LED and doing 5A moves. I love the reaction people have never seen anything like it before.

I am still searching for different throws that fit the shinwoo light kit, but it is made perfectly for the dark magic 2. I use 3 dabs of hot glue to keep it on there, and no sidecaps. I get all my stuff from Buy several shinwoo light kits because they are only 5.00 for a pair and kinda disposable. You will lose one.

Here's a pic of my setup.

This might sound crazy, but I actually bought a portable battery powered wearable black light to have to make my string show up better, but that's just trying too hard and I don't bring it anywhere. I've been on this journey for awhile.

u/Fi_Sci · 5 pointsr/aves

The El Wire I used:


The El Wire worked pretty well, but when I put it on flashing they flashed at different speeds. Though it did have a neat effect.

Good luck!

u/Wait_o · 5 pointsr/battlestations

yup im using

with a wifi controller

so i can turn all my lights on and off with alexa

as for the layout behind the monitors put them on the outer edge so the light will diffuse out more and just pinch the strip to bend on the corners

u/DGPantherX · 5 pointsr/battlestations

I use the conoLED 12V Flexible SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip (aka the generic Amazon LED Strip):

u/j_erv · 5 pointsr/GNV

Because I was curious, I found this set of "GIANT" googly eyes for about $8. Aw yiss.

u/Llamas-be-dramas · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I want to do this and surprise my BF. I want to see the total confusion on his face. GET'EM HERE!!

u/giftedandcursed · 5 pointsr/specializedtools

This one looks better because of a little base you have to put the nut on

Naomi Nutcracker with Spiral Spring - German Engineered Stainless Steel and Silicone Design (Black Silicone)

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Thanks man. There are a ton of different options, but they are NOT the Ikea ones. Those are over-priced and quite a mess to hook up.

Incase anyone is wondering how bright they are, it still adds a good deal of light under normal lighting as well. Here is a picture with my hanging lamp on WITH the LED's on.

You can get this setup in different lengths to fit your desk.

u/x2mike2x · 5 pointsr/DIY

I am not aware of a way to wire a switch in a headboard that is up to code. You would probably need to attach the bed to the wall/floor so it is considered part of the structure, and any exposed wire would need to be in conduit. Can you put the switch in the wall?

Let me give you a simpler option if you want the switch on the headboard.

  1. Get an outlet to where you want your lights to start.

  2. Buy this and plug it into said outlet. Stick the switch to the headboard.

  3. But this plug it in.

    I have used these LEDs on a few projects. They are cheap and you can buy additional strips to extend them, or you can cut them shorter. Just make sure your power adapter has the current for the length you attach. They come with a remote which can turn them on and off and set the color and brightness. However, they remember the state they were in. So you could set them to a cool blue or pink or whatever she likes and forget about the remote. Then, with the wireless switch I linked, she can easily just turn them on and off. (you could always turn them on and off with the remote, but it's nice to have a switch because it is always in one place.)
u/Marvelman1788 · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is what I'm picturing in my head. Maybe put the speakers and sound system underneath the TV then place the plant on the corner table. ditch the stool thing. Then take some LED Strip lighting and place it on the back of the poles and on the floor behind the speakers. Then have some artwork on either side and either of the poles and either a large decorative clock or horns or a some type of 3D decor you can hang on the wall above the TV. Then get a rug it'll really tie the room together. Also fuck that lamp.

u/phxees · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

I like it, but would you think going with this strip:

Similar to your suggestion, but waterproof.

Not sure if that’s your referral code, but I tried to copy it over just in case.

u/mudclub · 4 pointsr/BurningMan

Nighttime party kit:

LED blinky rings or fingers


piece of candy

I have no idea what else would go in there.

I like the mini cocktail in a tin plan.

u/Summerie · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Glitter is very difficult, because it is meant to be experienced in motion. A glittered surface sparkles as light moves across it in angles, so a video clip or .gif is hard to beat. Of course that's not always possible, so we do what we can with what we have.

To be honest, you may never get exactly the look you're imagining even with a manual camera with adjustable shutter speeds and Fstops. You can improve your chances with a bit of lighting adjustments though, and if someone is incorporating glitter into their look as often as you do, it might be worth it to give it a shot!

From a practical perspective, every sparkle of glitter you see is because it is directly reflecting a source of light into the lens of your camera. Since you can't manually adjust each fleck to point in the direction you want (if you could do that you would be on a ridiculous new level of MUA skill) your option is to have more sources of light. Subtle diffused lighting won't work, so a more direct approach is necessary. I have heard of people using multiple LEDs like these around their makeup mirror or their face, directly out of the frame. This provides multiple points of direct light that will increase your chances of picking up multiple flecks. Turn your ambient light down in the room, and experiment with what you get!

u/Z_delenda_est · 4 pointsr/Dinosaurs

Amazon. They're, like, eight bucks.

u/MinecraftHardon · 4 pointsr/cruisers

This is the kit I got. They run off 12v, so I basically cut the adapter and spliced it so I could run it into the accessory on my bike, which is always on unfortunately, but they're controlled by an IR remote, so that's what I use to turn it on and off. The adhesive on it is terrible, so I would advise getting a thing of 3m double sided mounting tape, and using it every 4-6 inches.

u/OSUaeronerd · 4 pointsr/MarbleMachineX

those are self adhesive even. Just used some on my 3d printer. they even have color changing versions, and some can react to sound....

Honestly seems like something out of a different aesthetic though... a bit too techno on a machine making the most of mechanics.

u/JON-JON-METAL · 3 pointsr/AnycubicPhoton

Sorry the pictures were supposed to have descriptions with them, it was my first photo post and I got it slightly wrong.

The panels are all replaced with VE Grade 3mm acrylic, optically looks clear but is virtually opaque in UV, Perspex amongst others make it, a full size sheet 2x1mtr is expensive so I would google for somewhere that will cut to size and sell you an off cut large enough to be cut into all 4 panels, (if you want to replace all 4). I used the oem panels as templates, the acrylic drill fine with a wood backing and I used a dremel like tool with a cutting wheel to cut out the panels, I would recommend protection as bits of hot acrylic tend to spin off the blade.

The lights are a couple of pieces of this,, they can be cut every 3 LEDs and wires soldered to the ends. To fit them they have adhesive tape and are taped in the near corners. The proper way to route them would be to strip the printer down and file a slot in the base at the 2 corners, or drill holes big enough in the base to thread the cables through, or the naughty way, remove the screws in the corners, make sure the the sides are not glued with resin or anything. refit the screws and lever a small screwdriver down the side to make a slight gap, enough to route the cables down. Remove the base and fit a suitable switch, I used, discrete and latches. Solder and heatshrink the wiring together and connect to the main connector on the motherboard.

If anyone is interested I can put the stl of the tool holder on thingiverse.

u/Shadyrabbit · 3 pointsr/minipainting

I dont think it would be that hard, and its a really neat idea. Found these on amazon and the frame could be made out sheet plastic or pvc.

u/DrewIsAWarmGun · 3 pointsr/LSD

LE 12V Flexible RGB LED Light Strip Kit, Color Changing, 150 Units 5050 LEDs, Non-Waterproof , Remote Controller and Power Adaptor Included, LED Tape,
Sorry was at work, cheers

u/farmstandard · 3 pointsr/college

The 3M command hangers are great for hanging things around your room or closet. And I would recomend some led lights like these: Flexible RGB LED Light Strip Kit

My room was dark and this really brightened it up

u/cobyatch · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I got this kit from Amazon during Prime Day. It has a 3M adhesive back on it to stick onto the desk. It comes with a remote to change the color and has some cool fade and jump color features. I think I only ended up using half of the LED strip it comes too lol.

u/Miss_Pouncealot · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Congratulations to you as well! 🤗

You sure can! Here are the twinkle light curtains and here are the battery LED lights

u/SherrifOfNothingtown · 3 pointsr/minimalism

Just dropped by to say, PLANTS AND LAMPS AND PLANTS AND LAMPS AND... yeah. Consider a light curtain along a bland wall -- or you can thumb-tack strings of warm white LED lights into artistic shapes to both brighten and add interest to your walls.

It looks sad because there's nothing alive in there. Cut a snippet of ivy that's hanging out onto the sidewalk, stick it in dirt, water it occasionally, and you'll have a wonderful air-cleaning houseplant.

u/HoochtheHero · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Super cheap Amazon lights:

The adhesive is really crappy though so I cut down some double sided tape to keep the strip in place.

u/Lazyfoo41 · 3 pointsr/Arcade1Up

Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV, PANGTON VILLA USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color Changing 5050 LEDs Bias Lighting for HDTV

These from amazon! I put them behind each one of them and just hit the strobe setting and it looks awesome. Added more flare

u/jordanwilson23 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Little different than what you're looking for but I use generic RGB LEDs I got off Amazon. They plug into a plug next to the fridge. Has a remote that turns then many colors. Also works with Google home. These are what I got.

u/weareyourfamily · 3 pointsr/Cyberpunk

They probably use the type of neon wire you can buy online and just zip tied or glued it to the umbrella rim. You can see the battery box on the handle.

I would think this could be quite fragile. I bought a product called live wire years ago and it broke very easily due to twisting/bending it too much. Who knows how it would hold up in the rain. Would probably be best to attempt some kind of water-proofing by wrapping it in plastic as the umbrella itself won't be able to completely shield it.

u/xXAlphaWhiskeyXx · 3 pointsr/projectcar

Electroluminescent Or EL wire dose not radiate much heat. uses less than ~.5 watts As for the fragiality I am not personally sure. However they do make Cheap wire and tape

Wire Wire


And costs roughly a dollar a foot.

u/ParanoidAndroidUser · 3 pointsr/lightpainting

Electroluminescent Wire. It is really awesome stuff and makes that cool foggy, glowing effect (Like this) And this is what it looks like lit up in real life.

u/VocaLizard · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, friend of midnighteskye!! Here are some gift ideas that fit your criteria:

Dark Chocolate Red Rose made with Chocolate Liquor

LED Finger Lights

Set of 10 Animal Finger Puppets or Set of 6 People Finger Puppets (both together cost only slightly more than $5)

12c Syringe-shaped Pens

Rear View Spy Glasses

Pad of Fake Parking Tickets

I'm not submitting these as part of the contest, but in case you're willing to get him a) add-ons or b) things slightly over $5, look at these:

Dark Chocolate Edible Shot Glasses - $7.94, Add-on

Dark Chocolate Liqueur Filled Bottles - $15.95

Google Eyes Drink Markers - $5.69

And if I by chance win, I would very much like this decal for my car (off my "Miscellany" wishlist). It's terribly appropriate for my bitty Scion xA!

Thanks for the contest!

u/pincpleasure · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Bought some gorgeous clear colored vases and are putting these lights in them...

Looks amazing and the lights are so bright! I ordered 12 sets of them after ordering 1 and trying it out. Well worth the $6.25 a piece. Also ran one 8 hours one afternoon/evening to see how long they would glow bright for, didnt dim at all even after 8 hours straight.

u/Sages · 3 pointsr/amiibo

You must have missed this thread from the other day, it was with LED strip lights that you do plug in. Here.

My case is high up on the wall, and I didn't want a wire hanging out of it, so I tried these $7.00 LEDs from Amazon.

u/Mrvalencia42 · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Zitrades EL Wire Kit 9ft, Portable Neon Lights for Parties, Halloween, Blacklight Run, DIY Decoration (5 Pack, Each of 9ft, Red, Green, Pink, Blue, White)

u/Stankman · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I bought a cheap 5 meter RGB led strip from Amazon. THIS one. I drive it using an Arduino Uno and a few MOSFETs. This allows me to write my own programs to drive it. Right now, I have a python app that I can change the color to anything on the spectrum using my phone. It also has the capability to strobe to my music, but this can be a bit obnoxious.

Point being, the whole thing cost <$25 and is completely controllable in any way I want.

u/dscaduto · 3 pointsr/DIY

Yes, they're very much plug and play. One end of the 16' strip has a female DC jack that you plug right in to a male power supply. I opted to add a dimmer switch that just plugs in between the two. The other end of the strip has two bare wires (positive and negative) which is used to connect another set of strips. Connecting the sets will take some soldering. But if you're only sticking with 16' or less, you're golden. You can simply cut the strip at the inidicated point (I believe every 5 LEDs).
The whole strip is backed with 3M adhesive tape for easy application to whatever surface you're mounting it to.

I opted for white, because I didn't want a disco in my bedroom. :)

However, I like the LEDs so much that I'm thinking of getting a few RGB sets and just using them as Christmas lights when the time comes. I haven't done the math, but I figure @ $17 per 16 feet, it should be pretty comparable to purchasing Christmas lights in the off-season. On top of that, they're pretty damn discreet when they're not lit. You can leave them hanging all year round and not cause eye sore of left over Christmas lights.

Here's the non-waterproof set;

The transformer for the linked set is a bit different than the one I used, but I don't think it's any more complicated. Additionally, it looks like there's a special adapter for connecting multiple sets -- which makes it easier than soldering.

u/mattinm · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I think it's more cost effective to go with a Ryzen 5 1600 + B350 motherboard. It'll have no problems with 1080p / 60 FPS and has a longer potential upgrade path. You can take the $100 saved and put it toward 2x8GB DDR4-2800+ RAM or change out your single stick for 2x4GB sticks of RAM and pocket the difference.

Personally, I wouldn't really bother spending that much money on RGB fans for the case. I'd rather get a roll of 5050 LED strips on Amazon and plug it into the motherboard. I got several meters for under $10 and a pack of solderless connecters for under $10 and was able to light up my case and my wifes case with lots left over. Just make sure you get a board with a couple RGB headers, and you'd be good to go.


u/videocard_ · 3 pointsr/CasualUK

Giant googly eyes exist too if you want to spend nearly £10. Seen them up to about 15cm diameter.

u/kevincreeperpants · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/jabbertink · 3 pointsr/cosplayers

I've done a leotard-esque suit and sewed EL wire onto it. Just gotta have somewhere to attach the battery pack. I bought Sam's disc from ToysRUs (it has a switch where it will light up every few seconds and with the press of a button lights up more and makes noise) and just held on to it/wore it around my arm when I was in costume.

I think for Flynn's coat you would want to go with EL tape for the sake of being true to film. You could probably tape or glue the back of it to the inside of a hooded cloak. I've not used the tape, but the EL wire works fantastically, I've worn the suit twice in two years to long parties and have yet to replace the batteries. The wires don't get hot and can take a lot of strain too! Best of luck to you.

u/TheBeardedNerd · 3 pointsr/ucs_mf_75192

If and when I get my MF, I'm going to try this guy out

Lychee 1M Neon Glowing Strobing Electroluminescent Robbin El Tape Belt, Blue

Also, is there a spot for the batteries?

u/swissless · 3 pointsr/DesignPorn
u/BB-r8 · 3 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Well you're in luck you can one for $18.

u/jacob4425 · 3 pointsr/DIY

I used a 16.4 foot (5 meter) roll and ended up cutting off about 2.5 feet, so probably close to 14 feet.

Here's a link to the lights I use:

u/MarmotSlayer · 3 pointsr/Aquariums
u/gashal · 3 pointsr/theydidthemath

I see, sorry did not know that. It is a string of LED's, like this one but only 8 ft

u/eegras · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

These but without everything but the LED strip.

u/HeyItsJay · 3 pointsr/Gunpla

Dioders are quite pricey and I highly recommend going with these LED Strips since it is much better, longer and you can cover all of your Detolf with it. As I did with mine. I can get you a picture of both displays with LEDs on after work if you want

Also the by going with the LED Strip it's on Prime Shipping plus it has changeable lights and a remote switch!

And if you find Acrylic Cubes at IKEA I'd like to know aswell! :P

u/Testprints · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Here is one of the LED strips that I use. When you open up the packaging hold your breath as you get a nice smell of the factory the thing came out of, and it is depressing. leaving it over night to air out.

The LED track I currently use for the frame

I purchased some good adhesive backed Velcro from Big Box store and cut everything to fit the bike frame for easy install and removal if a light strip goes out.

I use this battery pack for the bike frames and the smaller ones they sell for the wheels.

There are some basic extender clips off amazon for the LEDs that "work" to connect the frame parts together but short of soldering all the extender clips are hit and miss, so find what works for you.

For the wheels you can do one of three things for installing.

Buy lots of strong adhesive ( a glue gun doesn't work that well and can melt/boil the glue tape the strips come on) and physically fit a square into a round hole. Glue the strips to the wheel frame so the lights are facing to the center but at an angle of the wheel. While the strips are bendable they are only bendable going up and down not side to side so parts of the strip start to bow-out but those spots can be forced into place with enough adhesive. The strips will start to separate from the wheel frame because physics dictates this can't work. It is what I did first to both wheels. The front side didn't work out but the back wheel has been holding together for the past couple of months.


Buy some clear flexible tubing from local box mart and some zip ties. Keep the protective adhesive tape on the LED strip so it can still slide into the tubing and use the zip ties to attach the tubing to the spokes. It will look like shit but it gets the job done. Also cut zip ties are sharp so it kind of turns the wheel into a shitty chainsaw.

buy a 3D printer to make clips to hold the LEDs to the spokes.

As for the power supply I temporary have some Velcro holding them to the wheel spokes, that I am trying to fix.

u/StyloV2 · 3 pointsr/battlestations

It is probably the dioder from IKEA since it looks like an IKEA desk. Could also just be something like this off of Amazon that he set up.

u/SpoonsAtWork · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It look DYI.
It looks a lot like my desk. I used to of these

and ordered some LED muticolor lights from amazon

If you don't have menards where you live a lot of the big box improvement store have them for about the same price or you could call a countertop company and see what they can do for you.

u/Retrosmith · 3 pointsr/pcmods

I can recommend Phanteks fans easily. I'm running six of them and am very happy with the noise level. They're available on Amazon in a 9-blade configuration in 3-pin and a 7-blade in PWM.

When you get into this price range (~$20) you have a lot of good options though. I've had a few Noctua fans through the years and loved them. Their color scheme always put me off, but they have black and gray available now.

The blades on the Phanteks just pop off, though some force must be applied. No washers or screws of retaining clips to deal with. I've painted a few of those myself.

I've not worked with the r5 myself so I can't answer how doable your strip idea is, but I can highly recommend this LED strip. Over 16 feet long, cuttable every 3 LED sections, RGB and comes with a wireless remote that you can use to change your colors one step at a time in any of the three color shades and save color profiles. For $28 it's hard to beat. I used it in a mod I made for Quake Con last year, but I made the mistake of getting the waterproof version. The silicone covering on those is very thick and makes bends difficult and has to be scraped off to make any solder joints.

As for things to keep in mind, if you're handy with a soldering iron I'd cut the strip at your corners and solder the ends with some small-gauge wire to make your bends. Flat strip isn't made to bend along it's narrow axis like that. Alternatively, they have pre-made LED strip corners, though I've never used them.

Good luck and can't wait to see it!

u/alexbuildspcs · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Not sure why this is such a good deal when you can get same thing on Amazon with remote control for about the same?
These are the same but use 3528 leds for $16
This one is 5050 rgb led and comes with everything you need for $20:
Just wondering why this is getting so much attention because I'm in the market for one of these for a pc molex case mod.

u/Xynar · 3 pointsr/battlestations

My lighting setup contains 2 SUPERNIGHT Strips

1 Flood Light

and 2 USB LED Strips in my PC

I have on SUPERNIGHT Strip on the trim of my Window. The other is behind the desk and wraps back under the desk.

The Flood Light is just sitting behind my monitor facing the blinds.

u/NoFrownClown · 3 pointsr/AskBattlestations

These are a popular choice

u/Ground_Effect · 3 pointsr/woodworking

Not always. There is a remote to change colors/patterns. Here's the kit I bought.

u/Kairus00 · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

I've used a kit like this in one of my tanks. It looks good. The way these kits work is you have an LED chip with one red, one green, and one blue led. Turn them all on and you have white! So I'm not sure what the other posters are talking about "not having white".

After all R+G+B=W.

Get something like this one in which you can control how much red, blue, green, etc you put out, it gives you a lot of control so you can get a perfect white.

u/WorkPlayDrive · 3 pointsr/ikeahacks

-Hedgie came from a great breeder

-KALLAX Shelving unit, high gloss white

-Stanley Hardware 40-3426 1/4" X 6' Plastic Track in White Coated
by Stanley Hardware Link:

-SUPERNIGHT 5-Meter Waterproof Flexible Color Changing RGB SMD5050 300 LEDs Light Strip Kit with 44 Key Remote and 12V 5A Power Supply

-Prime-Line Products 191928 Self-Adhesive Medicine Cabinet Pull, Clear, 2-Pack
by Prime-Line Products Link:

-Coroplast Model # CP4896S Internet # 205351385 Store SKU # 1000118572 48 in. x 96 in. x 0.157 in. White Corrugated Plastic Sheet

-Model # 80077-ZWS77CM1 Internet # 202081502 Store SKU # 748867 1-1/4 in. x 2 in. x 84 in. Vinyl Brick Moulding Set (3-Pieces)

-Veranda HP Model # H120AWS6 Internet # 205309788 Store SKU # 1000052907 1/2 in. x 48 in. x 8 ft. White PVC Trim

-DAP Model # 00688 Internet # 100128841 Store SKU # 686064 2.8 oz. Silicone Aquarium Sealant

-One Day Glass - Peninsula Glass Company
Type: Tempered Glass
Shape: Square/Rectangle
Thickness: 1/4"
Tint: Clear
Edgework: Flat Polish (a,b,c,d)
Width: 28"
Height: 11 1/16"

u/DefyedHD · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I have this led strip and then a lamp behind my monitor on the left. For the led strips to get that effect I got one of these.

u/dansla116 · 3 pointsr/Rockband

Because I'm a fuckin' genius and no one can stop me! That's how!

But for real, I have some LED light strips and a box with a mic that syncs with the beat mounted sneakily in my ceiling.

u/bonez656 · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

If it can be fluffy Instant snow (just one example link, there are probably hundreds) (Chemical name: sodium polyacrylate) might work. It's the same stuff that in diapers and expands significantly with water. As a bonus I'm pretty sure you can used colored water to end up with dyed "snow"

u/MrsStephsasser · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Have you tried putting different stuff in it? Water beads are my favorite thing for the water table. At that age you have to supervise to make sure they aren't eating them, but they aren't toxic if it happens. I've nannied and worked at a daycare. So, I've worked with a lot of crazy kids around that age. Water beads are always a hit. Just put some spoons, measuring cups, different sized containers and they'll play for hours. I suggest you do it outside because they do end up on the ground.

MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 oz (20,000 beads) for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor

I also have done different sensory bins. You can freeze ice in different colors, or freeze a bowl of ice with toys in it. Instant snow was also a big hit.

Be Amazing Insta-Snow Jar, Makes 2 Gallons

Finding activities where he will entertain himself will be a life saver. Getting out of the house to kid safe places also can really help. Parks, children's museums, water pads, etc. Places where he can be a crazy high energy kid and it's ok. It can be so hard and stressful some days, but it sounds like you're doing a great job!

u/cramp · 2 pointsr/Gifts

Insta-snow is a pretty cool age appropriate, non-toxic chemistry gift. You add water to the powder and it becomes "snow." Once it dries, it goes back to powder form. Polymer lessons!

u/ToasterP · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

EL wire is exactly what you need. It's cheap and comes in a number of colors and is battery powered.

If you wear a camel back string it through there. (That's what I do) but hats or shirts are also popular. It's very bendy so you can make it for what ever works for you.

Hope this helps.

u/cucu729 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Strap one of these under and around your desk and you'll be the coolest one in the office after a couple of hours ;)

Edit: Pimp my cube

u/Lunar3 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would be easy to use,runs on batteries & is fairly cheap. Tuck some inside the lantern & then get a second set to go inside some plastic tubing from home depot. J-j-j-janna if I win I would like a gift card please I am trying to buy a baby swing for my son. Good luck with your costume.

u/suckstobejake · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I think pre-made, specifically the one here from amazon.

u/Nynes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh shit i got this.

blue EL wire, as has been suggested - you can put a roll of this inside the main crystal and route it through the shaft of the staff.

blue LEDs and resistors - individual lights

people have already posted the LED tubes for the bottom of the luminary/top of staff

or the most powerful thing I could find - with variable speeds, so I assume "still" is one - and would be AWESOME - the reviews are really good and it mounts with a very powerful magnet. battery powered.

J-J-J-Janna bound!

blue clear vinyl - this is what Id use for the crystals on the staff. very easy to work with, lightweight, pliable. Id mount layers of it together to make it rigid.

For the gems on her belt, you might want to check out using some resin casting if you cant find pre-made items! Its simple and almost idiot proof.

Id go a light weight PVC pipe for the staff and parts, in case you need to run LED wires through the main shaft, and with sculpey or model magic for the upper parts of the luminary on the top of the shaft - using a lightweight plate as a flat base to mount your LED or EL lights to. You could also use a large plastic bowl, cut to size/shape. Cover with modpodge or a water/glue mixture, then spraypaint with the Krylon hammered metal metallic paint in the appropriate color.

DIAGRAM Im more than happy to walk you through fabrication if you need or want help.

LED tutorial
discussion on using LEDs

u/tophattomato · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/Kthwaits · 2 pointsr/battlestations

It's a generic EL wire, something like this except its plugged into a wemo outlet instead of being battery powered. You can kind of position however you like so I thought a wavelength pattern might be neat.

u/enfernoh · 2 pointsr/halloween

You can buy the El-wire online. There's some on sale via Amazon. They come in 9ft lengths with a battery pack attached. :)

u/loonybhatia · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

EL Wire is awesome, and for the end you can just shape a plastic container to it, put a blue LED in there thats hooked up to a 9V battery. You can even buy conducting glue if you don't want to solder anything!


u/yellowtag · 2 pointsr/ImGoingToHellForThis

E-L Lighting, it's super fuckin cheep on amazon.

almost forgot, you're going to need a controller, and batteries.

u/twilightmoons · 2 pointsr/atheism
  • Three weeks to grow out the beard somewhat
  • $20 wig woman's wig from the year-round costume and magic store (looks lots better than the crappy "Biblical" wigs that were more expensive)
  • Tunic from an old Roman costume from a few years back
  • $9 for cotton rope from Home Depot braided into a belt (used maybe two dollars worth)
  • A red satin bedsheet we never use, over the shoulder and tucked into the belt to hold it stable
  • Wire coat hanger formed into a loop around the neck, with support hooks in the back
  • two glowstick necklaces linked together, supported by the coat hanger.

    If I were to do it again, I'd use EL wire for the halo.
u/liquidcooledpotato · 2 pointsr/DIY

Amazon, didn't see it looking quickly but found this one that's 10ft and only 4.80* with free shipping.

u/DarkDeliverance · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This because it'd make for some kickass room decoration :P

u/nixerkg · 2 pointsr/wiiu

For stocking stuffers I bought a ton of finger lights:

All I did was use one of the blue ones and light painted.

I actually was going to do a more elaborate streak but it was hard enough doing that without knocking down or moving anything.

u/mrbigbigums · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

Glowsticks aren't allowed so stash them well. Fingerlights are allowed so you can bring them without worrying about them being hidden. Fireworks glasses don't glow, but they enhance all other glow toys and stage lights.

u/mrsmarzen · 2 pointsr/halloween

Relevant. They come with little silicone bands for aforementioned pencil mounting.

u/Orgell_Evaan · 2 pointsr/MaschinenKrieger

Just a single N Cell in the holder; there's more than enough room in the head to fit something like a finger light. I'll probably magnetize a mount for the light and the right-hand side of the head; less effort than wiring a switch down to the base, and an LED will run for dozens of hours off a few button cells.

u/Pannibal · 2 pointsr/LED_lighting
u/Not_A_Yam · 2 pointsr/cosplayers

Depending on how much exactly you have to spend and the amount of time you have before the event maybe you could use something like these? The ones linked seem to be hit and miss according to the reviews but it might be worth looking into. You can also find these kinds of things in some dollar stores (if you're in the US). Depending on how many kids you need them for each kid could get 1 or 2 to use. You might also need to be careful since some times these can be a bit bright and it'll be dangerous if pointed directly at someones eyes (though the same could be said about any LED lights).

u/inhalexsky · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ummm... no one could resist a tickle attack with these.

I love the smell of napalm in the morning

u/PTMegaman · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

For those interested in the parts:

I ordered 1 inch Polycarbonate tubing from here: cut into 2 four foot tubes.

Each tube has 4 of these light sticks, wrapped with packing tape for durability.

And they are capped top and bottom with finger lights:

I drilled small holes all along the tubing to lock in the light sticks with small machine screws, then drilled larger holes over the buttons so I could turn the lights on, off, and thumb through their various settings without having to remove them from the tubes.

All to avoid paying 200+ for poi sticks.

Seeyall at the burn!

u/__helix__ · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

Did a quick run up to the BWCA this Labor day weekend, and ended up with five hammocks and two tents scattered over the campsite. Three generations of tarps on this trip.

Finally got to use my cuben tarp this run. Picked up a 12’ Hammock Gear cuben, shaving off about 12 oz from the SuperFly. Mother nature was kind enough to provide some strong winds and rain, so a more thorough test than I anticipated. They say 6.5oz, but once I added in some cord it was closer to 9. I like the doors, which provided extra coverage when the winds shifted direction. I may need to take a measuring tape to it, as I’m not convinced it is an extra foot longer than the 11’ ridgeline of the SuperFly - going to measure that out before I pack it away. First unfolding was a bit unnerving. The fabric gave a ‘rip’ sound as I pulled it apart. My brother saw the ‘oh shit’ look on my face, but it was just the first time the fabric was unfolded. Nothing damaged. Whew. Staked out the fabric, which did not stretch out when the heavy winds came up. When the rain hit, there was no misting like I’d sometimes get with the SuperFly. The down side, it sounded like I was inside a drum. Very loud, every time the rain hit the tarp. Thank goodness for earbuds.

The SuperFly, as usual, worked great. Treated it with a bit of water repellent, which stopped the misting I encountered last season. I packed in some lights for the ridgeline ( which helped ease my daughter through the storm. Glad I tossed it in her pack.

I ended up packing in an old blue poly tarp for the third hammock. Thought it was the 12x10 tarp, but was the 10x10. Ended up angling it diagonally to maximize the coverage. Heavy, loud.. but love the one you are with. The trees worked out at the correct angle, so he managed to stay dry. He did end up adding some drip lines in the middle of the night, however.

New for this trip was also one of those $30 woot specials. I’ve gotten spoiled with the webbing and whoopie slings packed with the warbonnets, and never thought to look to see what it came with. Surprise, nothing! The only bit extra rope was some stretchy cotton, so ended up making a few tension adjustments as the trip progressed. Tried it with my neo-air, which did not work out near as slick as the warbonnets dual layer pouch. The soul pocket was on the outside of the netting, so anything I had inside the hammock ended up under the mattress. Argh. Once settled in, it was reasonably comfortable. Wish I had packed the winter underquilt rather than trying the pad with that one. The mosquito netting had a blemish, so wondering if woot sells the ‘rejects’.

I’d been saving my reflective cord for the new tarp. The only complaint is the reflective bits came off. For tying knots, not great. Visibility and weight, was alright. In the future, will probably pack a bit more to hold out the side.

Lastly, the guy with the XLC opted to not bring in the underquilt or pad. He ended up dressed in every layer of clothing while the rest of us were warm.

u/southernbenz · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I can answer. I bought a few sets recently.


u/revmamacrystal · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Favorite day of the week: I have no kids, no husband in the house until 5pm! I do what I want.

  2. I was just invited to be on a panel for the local Comic-con as a themed wedding expert.

  3. Lights!

  4. I'm in my prime!

  5. Wish I knew! Have you tried that Reddit site about asking questions?

u/avr_o · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Zitrades EL Wire Red Blue Green White Pink Neon Glowing Strobing 9ft Electroluminescent Wires 4 Modes Battery Operated For Cosplay Dress Halloween Christmas Party Decoration Indoor Ourdoor

u/Toastontoastontoast · 2 pointsr/streetwear

Coming in hot! link

u/bjmguy · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

These are the ones I used, cheap and effective.

Edit: link

u/nashvillewill · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you are going to be using it indoors, get one that is not "waterproof" or it will be a pain to cut and splice. You will also need a controller and a power supply. You can buy all three together for about $30 or get them separately. Check out the first review on this amazon page.

u/bkpsu · 2 pointsr/Hue

The LED strip you linked won't work with that ballast. Those are WS2812 addressable LEDs, they require a controller with a clock output, the FLS-PP only outputs a PWM signal to each R/G/B/W line of the strip. It can be used with something like this:

u/brambo23 · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

According to the Amazon page for the lights - the lights are 12v. I think i was confusing myself between using a relay switch and not using a relay switch.

According to the documentation here the 5v is for the relay switch, not the lights.

This is why i need to talk this out with people who know more than I do.

u/0110010001100010 · 2 pointsr/homeassistant


With great success. Have them around the TV in my den. They work great with Home Assistant.

u/Yodajammies · 2 pointsr/videos

Might I suggest mounting your strip lighting to EVA and then potting your leads with a high strength epoxy or hot glue. We're getting pretty good results affixing our lights to a flexible but more rigid than fabric surface - kind of like an armored suit.

I'm a big fan of neopixels! I got a chance to use em in a project earlier in the season and they are a lot of fun. Pricey though. For this halloween suit we went for quantity over quality. 1500 leds but all "dumb lights".

u/AbysmalVixen · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

if you have a 5050 header with the 12v R G B pins i just installed these and they are amazing. solderless connectors are also a godsend for making corners

u/troyirving · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Technics SB-K45's are the speakers.

Here's links to the specific things I have for the lighting setup:

Buy mounting tape or devise your own way of fastening the strip to things. The sticky shit on these lights by default is absolutely horrendous.

u/Rectal_Punch · 2 pointsr/cars

Amazon actually! $7 and eligible for Prime and its awesome two day shipping!

u/alexleavitt · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Easily this pack of GIANT GOOGLY EYES. Hours of fun walking around your newly anthropomorphized city.

$7.35, and it even comes with Prime shipping.

Obligatory action shot:

u/E_frame · 2 pointsr/DealsReddit

Googly Eyes. The world needs them like Gotham needs Batman.

u/jynnjynn · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

probably these

Or these which I guess are pretty much the same thing

u/margalicious · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been looking at this game for a while! I've been watching playthroughs and drooling over it, hehe.

ERMAHGERD GERGALY ERES Tape those babies on anything and laugh your stress away!

Here is a gifting I have done. :3

Good luck with finals and all that!

u/BlameTheInterns · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I don't actually know, it was just an example of the types of things you can find out there. Amazon has them as well. EL Panel and EL Wire. Though in that case you would need to do a bit of splicing and soldering to make it run off of one battery pack.

EL stands for Electro-Luminescent, meaning when you run a current through the material it gives off light.

u/pm_me_ur_snek · 2 pointsr/Halloween_Costumes

Never too early to start! In fact I just went to Walmart the other day to look at patterns for my younger sisters and I :)
There's lots of simple and generic options out there that require minimal assembly, but are you looking for something more specific? From like a game/tv show/movie? I'll go ahead and make a list of generic costumes you can make - just tell me if you're looking for something more specific!

-Harry Potter character
-stick person
-cyberpunk character (just wear a dark hoodie and line it with el wire)
-steampunk character
-plague doctor
-someone from Rick and Morty/Futurama/basically any adultswim cartoon
-Left 4 Dead
-something from Payday would look really cool
-grim reaper

u/Renz2LK · 2 pointsr/cosplay

I've been cosplaying Voltron since 2016 with the group of Paladins that I also created. Believe it or not this was my first EVA foam build. I went into it with very little experience w/ EVA foam and foam smithing in general. I can knit pick everything wrong with my costumes and how I'd do it differently.

I am currently working on a version 2.0 for my Voltron and all the Paladins. I'll be doing many things differently, but i will likely take things I hated about my costumes and change them as well as take inspiration from Dan Morash's Paladin armor. IMO, his is the closest to blending both screen accuracy and functionality.

With that said, my advice on the armor parts from head to toe. This info is all the things I will be doing for my version 2.0

  • Helmet - use the standard floor mat EVA foam for this. Also, I think Evil Ted and Punished Props gave a pattern for it free.

  • Lens - you can use colored gels or clear plastic sheets

  • Chest & Back & Collar - use the standard floor mat EVA foam. The thickness will provide strength and rigidity.

  • Chevron (emblem) - use your standard 2mm craft foam.

  • Rib Covers - use anywhere between 6mm - 8mm EVA foam. Reason for this is that it will be easier for you to allow your arms to hang to your sides w/out adding additional thickness to get in the way of movement.

  • Jet Pack - use standard floor mat EVA foam. It will be hollow, you can create an opening on the inside back piece of your armor to allow access to it. You can store your phone, wallet, or whatever you want in it! For mine, I stored their battery packs for the lights.

  • Shoulder Covers (pauldrons?) - use the standard floor mat EVA foam. Again, for strength and rigidity. It's not really an area that has a huge range of motion that the thickness will impede your movement. But try not to affix it directly to the chest armor. Doing that will limit your range of motion. Instead, use elastic straps to connect them.

  • Biceps - use 6mm foam for this. This is for better range of motion and less restriction.

  • Elbows - you can use anything for this really, anywhere from 2mm - 12mm can work. The thicker you go, the more contouring and shaping you can do.

  • Forearms (bracers) - use anywhere between 6mm - 8mm. The flexibility will allow to easily slip it on and off. Although, if you find that the fitting is going to be more snug than loose, then you will want to go w/ the 10mm - 12mm (floor mat) foam for this. The durability and rigidity will help in prying it on and off w/out ripping the foam. Use 2mm craft foam for the detailing.

  • Belt - use 6mm - 8mm foam

  • Thighs - use 6mm foam for better range of motion and it will also allow you to walk more casually than using floor mat EVA.

  • Knees - use 4mm - 12mm for this, it's really preference. Personally I'd go w/ the standard floor mat EVA foam (12mm) because it does serve a purpose. You can get on your knees to take kneeling poses etc...

  • Shin/Calves - similar to your forearms, this can be anywhere between 6mm - 12mm. Depending on how snug you make it, the rigidity or flexibility will be a factor. The detailing can be done w/ 2mm craft foam and the round circles on the ankles can be done w/ the floor mat EVA.

  • Feet Covers - this is optional. I've seen people just go w/ a standard white shoe or a black shoe. For my first set, I had my guys wear black shoes and had the foot cover attached to the shin/calves armor. I don't think I'll do it any differently this time around.

  • Lighting - you could opt to just paint them in, which is effective in of itself. Or if you want to add lights to all, you can go w/ EL Tape & EL Panels

  • Paint - I used and will likely use the Rustoleum spray paints again. When I met Joaquim Dos Santos last year, he actually asked me about my paint and complemented at how accurate they were to the color match.

    Additionally: Here is a post I did for people wanting to get into foam smithing. I highly recommend getting your foam from TNT Cosplay supply. For the Floor Mat EVA, you can easily get them at most hardware stores.
u/Thedudetim · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

That's one expensive Nutcracker

u/NoFunRob · 2 pointsr/specializedtools

As with many many things on, that item does not ship to Canada. This one on does.

u/AskADude · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Here you go
It's pretty long, but I have these behind my entire desk, annnddd it's kind of awesome.

u/MileyCyrusBongRip420 · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

Something like this I think. If you search led strip kit on amazon there's cheaper options.

u/streetmitch · 2 pointsr/pcmods

These leds are what i use. They are really bright have every color you can imagine. it does come with 16 feet, which i did manage to use in a full size tower. It has sticky tape on the back which is ok i still ended up having to use some 3m double sided tape. ive used these in 4 builds and i love them. ive tried cathodes its hard to get them into small spaces and behind stuff without either being able to see them or them not fitting. my cathodes also only lasted just over a 2 years where leds should have a longer life span.

u/BootyFabricator · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
  1. They are fucking amazing
  2. The LED's can last up to 10,000 Hours, so don't have to worry about em' burning out any time soon.
  3. They are super-duper cheap and make your room look AWESOME at night.

  4. The link....
u/iAyoobS · 2 pointsr/playstation

Geovanni Velasquez SUPERNIGHT 5-Meter Waterproof Flexible Color Changing RGB SMD5050 300 LEDs Light Strip Kit with 44 Key Remote and 12V 5A Power Supply

u/Edathi · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yeah I was thinking of getting these for behind my desk and these for inside my case. The RGB ones can be programmed for new colors and different patterns and they arent that expensive. And the ones for inside the case are dirt cheap. Just got a ssd a month ago and its awesome!!

u/SuperBossSauce · 2 pointsr/battlestations

This exactly. It has an adhesive side. I have a board screwed into the wall, it's wrapped around the board. The monitor mounts are mounted to the board. I'll try and get a picture of it.

u/swordstoo · 2 pointsr/battlestations

This is the specific LED strip that I purchased. However if you have the know how you can try to purchase something off of this listing.

u/morpheus647 · 2 pointsr/howto

Something like this might be better for you if you are not comfortable with soldering. You always get the benefits of selecting whatever color you want.

u/chonger91 · 2 pointsr/HomeDecorating

Love the huge art piece. I want that. And I've always had a thing for those ikea wall mounted tv stands. Very sleek.

+1 for Narvinye's comment on the curtains.

My suggestion would be to add accent lighting behind your tv and along the top of the upper cabinet. That would look AMAZING in your already nice space.

You can use something like this.

Here's an example of led strips used effectively:

u/TacticalTable · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I bought 2 of these and use them in my room. The adhesive backing is worthless, but if you can figure out a better way to attach it, there probably isn't a better answer.

u/fry133 · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I used this LED strip

The strip is 16 feet long, so i measured out a rectangle for the top of my case, and the front length of the case. I then cut the strip into sections so i could run the cable how i wanted.

I used these adapters to connect each of the sections i made

For the connection from the front left cable to the front right cable, i spliced one of the connectors with some white spare cable i bought, and ran it across the bottom of the case (seen in one of the pictures. Then i mounted everything with 3M mounting tape, which is highly recommended. Let me know if you have other questions, as I made some mistakes which cost me some length of LEDs but was overall not too hard.

u/ShemicalE · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

LED strip lights, bunch of them on Amazon. They usually come with adhesive backs, can be waterproof, come in any number of colors and can even be color changing. You can also get them remote controlled, or get a remote control adapter. They can be cut to desired length as well.


Here's an example, but there are a bunch

u/DesignerOfLight · 2 pointsr/lightingdesign

Here is what you will need- this is double density LED strip. Prices for these strips have dropped dramatically in the past two years, and you want to get them directly from Amazon or eBay from a well rated seller to avoid paying way more than you have to than from a company who is in America and is just importing the goods to mark them up.

The last time I did a large LED strip project, I bought at least one spare item of each type to ensure that I had no Chinese failures. You may want to do the same.

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Strip Light

LEDJump DMX512 4A 3 Channels Decoder Controller Dimmer for RGB LED Light Strip DC12V-24V

New Universal Charger AC Power Adapter Laptop Notebook USB/10 Tips 12V-24V 90 Watt Max

You will need to be prepared to solder and to strip wires. Have some extra wire handy for leads.

Think about where you want to place the power supplies and DMX boxes, and ensure that you have enough wiring to do so.

Run the laptop charger at 12V.

You may want to use these as a drop glow, and not have them directly visible. If you have them directly visible, you may want to diffuse them some more to avoid looking at individual LEDs.

Consider putting in a quarter round 1/2 inch molding on the lip of your platforms, and adhering this to the underside of it to illuminate the face of your platform.

Good luck!

u/reginald-iii · 2 pointsr/HomeKit

This is my next project...

SUPERNIGHT WIFI Wireless LED Smart Controller Working with Android and IOS System Mobile Phone Free App for 16.4ft 300 LEDs RGB LED Light Strips

Alightings 4pin LED Connector Connect Wire to Strip, Applicable for 10 mm 5050 RGB Waterproof LED Strip Lights, 22 - 20 AWG Cable Without Stripping the Wires

EvZ 4 Color 10m RGB Extension Cable Line for LED Strip RGB 5050 3528 Cord 4pin

EPBOWPT 12V 5A Power Supply AC Adapter for 5050 3528 RGB LED Strip Light Low Voltage Device

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Strip Light

u/SticklerX · 2 pointsr/sailing

Hey Hvy-

I used about 15m of RGB LED Tape connected to a wireless (remote controlled) RGB controller. In the video was the test mount, but I ended up installing them under the hull/deck joint so they give a softer glow and aren't in your face....

Best part is, the lights are already 12v, so no voltage modifications.

A cheap and easy way to start with LED lights is the IKEA dioder:

The transformer is a step down to 12v, so just cut that off and wire it in!

u/DeathHotDog · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Yeah. Is this a good strip? It's the best and cheapest one I could find that doesn't need a motherboard with an RGB header.

u/Intergalactic_hooker · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

I did not include an i7 in the build.

From what you've told me, you don't really need the i7, it won't give you a performance boost good enough that's worth the extra $100, you can use that money to get better parts which will get you better performance.

You want to get an i7 if you're into any type of editing/livestreaming/heavy coding/etc..

I did get you an overclockable CPU in order to let you OC in the future since you stated you did not plan to in the moment.

The motherboard allows you to get another GPU also, in case you feel you're not getting enough bang.

If you're that interested in LEDs I'll point you out to these two products:

Logisys RGB LED Strip with remote control - it's an LED strip that allows you to change the color with a remote control.

BitFenix Alchemy LEDs - These won't let you change the colors of the LEDs, but they're pretty good ones.

I'd tell you to look for the NZXT HUE also, but I don't know where to find it at the moment since it's out of stock on Newegg and it's too expensive on Amazon.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $126.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $63.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card | $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) | $92.00 @ B&H
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1144.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-13 00:10 EST-0500 |

u/vagrantsoul · 2 pointsr/DIY

those are actually 12v power adapter ones, here's a shorter one you don't have to worry about cutting the strip of:

u/astral-blood · 2 pointsr/shroomers

If you have that kind of space I would get a greenhouse tent /kit
like this

along with a humidifier, humidity controller, a couple small fans, a few rolls of led strip lights and a timer. You can put together one of these automated setups for pretty damn cheap (less than $200?) and you will never have to mist and fan again, and will allow you to go out of town etc and not worry about the constant misting and fanning. Additionally you can grow some culinary mushrooms (lions mane and to a less extent king oyster does well with cubensis), which if youre interested in doing this long term or bulk really helps cover your ass.

As mentioned below you should transition to bulk after this grow. Look into making liquid culture from fruits you grow this round which can be used to quickly make grain spawn and thus bulk tek grows.

u/thisismytreesact · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

This is similar to what I have. There is a link on that page for the power supply also.

You can cut it to the length you need.

u/kehillah · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

So basically I used a 16" wire wreath frame and wrapped tin foil around it to reflect the light better, and stuck on the LED Lights! They don't come with a power adapter so I bought this one.

u/Darkseidz · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I actually do like them at night for some surrounding light, my eyes get tired otherwise.

They are completely independent of the PC. I attached the controller to the underside of my desk so I can control and flip through the colors and select whatever I am in the mood for.

u/Piratesteve81 · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

I bought them in a hardware store, they were pretty similar to these. 4 solid strips, not very long but mine are pretty steady.

u/HeKilledKenny · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Link plz? Also do they do purple?

Edit: Found them

UK (Amazon) - Around £60

US (Amazon) - Around $30 (60% Off)

u/atda · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Simple, adjustable, you can cut them to size, two strips of these light up my yard for Halloween. Putting them around the bezel of the monitor should be more than enough lighting.

LE 12V Flexible RGB LED Light Strip Kit, Color Changing, 150 Units 5050 LEDs, Non-Waterproof , Remote Controller and Power Adaptor Included, LED Tape, Pack of 16.4ft/5m

u/sunnyTheDank · 2 pointsr/buildapc

you can just get something like this. Just hack up the powersupply and connect it to molex coming out of your power supply. Do it only if you're familiar with electrical stuff. Its way cheaper but takes a little work.

u/MaximusLXXIII · 2 pointsr/Battletops

This is the strip I have. It was plenty long but the adhesive isnt the best for a textured wall. I havent noticed any flickering but I haven't had them very long.

u/Churro415 · 2 pointsr/AskRedditt

Amazon LED strip lights

These are just an example. There's tons other ones if you just type in LED strip lights into the amazon search bar

u/4a757374696e · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I used this light strip from Amazon. I'm really happy with them. Installation was a breeze. I bought a splitter and L-shape connectors to make things easier.

u/maeve_lux · 2 pointsr/CamGirlProblems

Amazon! I had sheer curtains I put in front of them.

Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations, Warm White

u/kstriker10 · 2 pointsr/chelseafc
u/carpeggio · 2 pointsr/buildapc

That part has USB in the name, you can 'assume' that it's USB compliant, and runs off the same power USB provides.. However, there's no reviews, so quality control would be your biggest concern imo.

That has many more reviews, and is also USB.

u/camskidmore9 · 2 pointsr/Starset

That's awesome. I'd like to see a picture of one. They sell ones that you wouldn't need any tech knowledge for. They just plug in and you use a remote to control them

Here's an example

u/condor57 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Oh crap didn't realize it went all the way back. Ignore my suggestion about the monitor stand (unless you want to drill a hole in your desk..)

Actuallyyy that would be one way to get the cables out of site. drill a hole behind your monitor.. But if you didn't want to do that you could try a cable sleeve like this maybe? Just run it along the bottom edge?

Also the fact of the desk means my RGB idea wouldn't work either. But you could put them on the back of your monitor and that could be cool. I literally just bought these and am very happy with the qualilty. They worked better than the first ones I got from Wall mart...

u/Megatf · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Thanks! I’m an old gamer, my first FPS was Wolfenstein followed my all time old school favorite Doom! They are just LED lightstrips.

The ones that go around my big painting is this:

PANGTON VILLA Led Strip Lights 32.8ft 10m, High Brightness Multicolor 5050 RGB with with 24 Keys IR Remote and 12V 3A Power Supply, for for Christmas, Halloween, Home, Kitchen DIY Decoration

The ones that go around my desk, my shelves, my Destiny Titan Shield, and my Warglaives are these:

Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV, PANGTON VILLA USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color Changing 5050 LEDs Bias Lighting for HDTV

u/ThatOnePhotog · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Here is my completed battlestation. I've been wanting to build a desk like this for a few years and I finally did it!


I plan to revisit cable management at some point, but for now I think it's fine.


Parts List:

Alex Drawer Unit - x2

Barkaboda Countertop

Adils Leg - x2

LED Light Strips - x4

u/Ramguy2014 · 2 pointsr/reddeadredemption
u/therealbzb · 2 pointsr/battlestations


u/jumykn · 2 pointsr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

I picked these up on Amazon because I have sensitive eyes and having my TV as the one point of light in my bedroom at night could get painful. They reduce eye strain and make the blacks on your TV look black in the dark (they're more dark grey otherwise). They also look pretty cool and you get a full color gamut, the ability to dim, and cycle through all the colors.

u/I-Tell-MyselfSecrets · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Is something like this too long? It’s rgb but you can control the color temp of white. I have one on my tv.

u/ViceRoyal_ · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I did a little digging and found these they are full RBG and WiFi enabled i didn't initially set out for RBG lights but i decided last minute to get them and i don't regret it. not that the "16.4 million colors" aren't great but i more prefer it for the subtle different types of white i can have (warmer, cooler, ect.)

highly recommended as well because customer service was great. nothing was wrong with mine and i didn't even contact them. they sent me a nice little follow-up email making sure everything was ok.

u/monkeysoup-op · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I bought 2 16ft led strips from amazon. They were around 16-17 dollars each and have remotes. Do be warned though if you have a tv in your room the radio signals from those remotes do sometimes change the lights colors.

Link is here:

u/WeedFrontier · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I hope your experiment in simple living is rewarding. I've gained a lot from the short amount of time I've spent away from civilization. Being secluded from humans and immersed in nature is gives you a different perspective on life to say the least.

LED's will probably be the best option because they run on DC, and besides that they are by far the most energy efficient form of lighting. If you buy LED's get a light that runs on 12v and isn't wired with a switching adapter to run on 110v AC - if it's wired with a standard 2 or 3 prong wall plug you know this is the case. This is important in your situation because the process of converting power from one phase to another wastes power in the form of heat - the process isn't efficient. Using an LED wired for 110v would be bad because you'd be switching the power, with efficiency losses, twice. If you can get a setup that's all DC you'll use your electricity in the best way. A 24v DC to 12v step down converter will consume much less power than an inverter will.

There are a lot of options as far as strip lighting goes. This strip uses smaller LEDs and draws 25w, but has the same amount of LED chips and is the same length. Less wattage spread over the same area.

u/Rifful · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

Sorry, was asleeping. LED strip here

Power supply: here

Shoutout to /u/squadz , got the idea from his thread a while ago.

u/lxzander · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

you think there would be a way to control the Ikea Dioder set? (amazon link)

u/dj_salad_alex · 1 pointr/battlestations

here's the link - It works great, even comes with little metal brackets to screw in to the back of the desk.

u/Intellz · 1 pointr/battlestations

I use the IKEA Dioder LED 4 piece light strip set. The led inside the case is an NZXT 2meter light strip.

u/Renaissance8905 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I'm currently using an LED strip for similar purposes (link below). The wiring' a little tricky to get hidden, but I like the control for color-changing. I'm sure there are more basic options out there as well

u/RichardMcNixon · 1 pointr/photography

So I have an off the wall suggestion. Try picking up a strip of led lights for extra FX.

LE 12V Flexible RGB LED Light Strip Kit, Color Changing, 150 Units 5050 LEDs, Non-Waterproof , Remote Controller and Power Adaptor Included, LED Tape, Pack of 16.4ft/5m

I just bought these for making a custom ring* light and they're super bright and you can position them in very custom ways. These ones are also by no means the only brand out there, just look it up, but for the price point I guarantee you'll get a few cool ideas from using them. Could maybe do some indoor stuff you didn't consider before.

Other than that, I'd just try to up your game staging wise. What you're doing now is awesome (I followed on ig ) but I think you're looking for a way to break out from that, and the best way to do that is to think outside of your comfort zone.

What's the most intimidating idea you have had? Do that.

u/BlueFalchion · 1 pointr/arduino

Better off with a pre made strip or matrix.

For the interior look for a 12v RGB led strip (<$20 for 3m). This will allow you to run off the battery directly. Rather than set up an arduino I'd suggest a led RF receiver/controller with a remote (they're like $5)

Cheaper than I thought. To separate cut on perforations, solder on wires and run it to the next area. To power I'd splice off the radio power 12v that turns on when the car is turned on, or from a cigarette lighter.

For the exterior I'm not sure what would work best. It depends on location and how you're incorporating it with existing wiring.

u/MarblesAreDelicious · 1 pointr/DIY

I want to install this or similar LED strip lighting along the perimeter of the roof inside my garage. I'm looking at about 75 feet total and was wondering if it's possible to use one single AC adapter to light the whole thing without a problem.

u/stacystasis · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fun! Here's some lighting that I've fallen in love with in our home, maybe you'd like them to?

warm LED light curtain we have these up in our bedroom for some cozy lighting.
3D printed moon lamp have a version of this, gifted from Amazon but can't find the exact listing.
cafe lights these hang in our basement and are really nice in our tent when we set it up in the yard. NOTE: these are glass bulbs, you can find other sets w/o (but this one is the one we have and I like).

Enjoy your new space! Thank you for the entertaining distraction, I hope these might brighten up your world a little.


u/KateB12 · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign


I'm looking for a throw pillow as well as a blanket for the foot of my bed! For the pillow I'm thinking something with a different texture (velvet, knit, fur, dunno) and maybe a knit for the blanket? Again, dunno. I'm new to this whole "caring about my surroundings" thing. I'm just looking for one throw pillow, I don't want to deal with having a bunch of pillows I have to move every morning and night. Also, don't know if relevant, but the metal colour for my room is gold.

Duvet Cover:

Sheets On My Bed:


Hanging Plant Holders:




Two Other Sets of Sheets I Rotate Between:

u/Kaneh-bos · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

PANGTON VILLA Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV USB Backlight Kit with Remote 16 Color 5050 Bias HDTV for 40-60

u/pumpkinator777 · 1 pointr/AmateurRoomPorn

Like this

u/RizzyMonster · 1 pointr/battlestations

I actually bought the LED strips off of the same website that I got the PC from and they installed the lights for me. But I do know, my father bought just a normal LED strip of lights from Amazon, and put them around his monitor and then on the inside wall of the case. (He has a glass panel around his too). He just used a adhesive puddy to attach it to the case, that can be removed very easily with no stains.

I tried to add a link below, I hope it works!

PANGTON VILLA Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in Television USB TV Backlight Kit with Remote, 16 Color 5050, HDTV Bias Lamp

u/marklein · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Yeah wow. There's too many things that might be dead about that sign.

Here's my suggestion: Buy something like this or this and call it done.

u/PortlandNative-1992 · 1 pointr/controlgame

They do change color! It comes with a remote where you can choose what color and brightness. They just stick on the back of the tv and are powered via USB.

Here’s the link:

Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV, PANGTON VILLA USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color Changing 5050 LEDs Bias Lighting for HDTV

Now if you wanna get real fancy with it, Philips makes a light kit as well. Stronger light and you can control it with your phone and there’s a TON of customization options too.

Philips Hue Play White & Color Smart Light, Single Base Kit, Hub Required/Power Supply Included (Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit & Google Home)

u/DroogyParade · 1 pointr/malelivingspace
u/blaxen · 1 pointr/battlestations

They are RGB strips
Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV, PANGTON VILLA USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color Changing 5050 LEDs Bias Lighting for HDTV

u/circa10a · 1 pointr/Battletops

And it can be yours for $13!

Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV,Pangton Villa USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color 5050 Leds Bias Lighting for HDTV

u/tinamou63 · 1 pointr/Battletops

Thank you!

I was very inspired by friends and people here and over at r/battlestations.

I didn't want to spend a ton on a philips hue lightstrip ($80), so I found this alternative on Amazon

It's worked great for me so far! Have to use a remote instead of being able to use my google home to control it but for $65 cheaper that's a no-brainer for me.

Behind my laptop I have one of these:

That's how I got the two-tone look. I like it a lot.

u/hollycenations · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/Faerhun · 1 pointr/Corsair

There you are. They're pretty nice for $14. And if you buy more than one, they can all be controlled with the same remote. It's limited in it's colors but it does the basics pretty well. There's also a newer version that I have not tried.

u/xwingexplorer · 1 pointr/DIY

Full video of build:

I wanted to build a standing desk, but with a custom look. I went with the popular IKEA Karlby counter top for the surface and trimmed it a few inches (Home Depot) due to landlord (wife) requirements. For the legs I chose the iMovr Freedom standing leg base - for me that was the best combination of good reviews and reasonable cost. I made a number of trips to a local woodworking store to learn about what type of sealant to use, etc. The highlight of the desk was incorporating a hidden wireless phone charger which I’m very proud of. More details below:

  • The video link above shows the build from beginning to end.
  • DIY I followed for the hidden wireless phone charger
  • Tools used: Router for drilling out wood for wireless charger, regular drill for drilling legs into the desk and screwdriver for tightening various screws.
  • The whole build took me about a month - much of that was spent waiting for parts, etc. Actual working time was probably 24-30 hours I would say.
  • As shown in the video, I sanded the surface down a bit as it initially came slightly rough, and then sealed it with a Minwax protective finish to seal the wood.
  • The iMovr desk base allows raising and lowering the surface with 2 buttons, and also allows presets to be programmed in.
  • I used the Nexlux Led Light Strip for the lighting

    Happy to share more details. If you have any questions, just DM me!
u/mithrandoc · 1 pointr/battlestations

It’s actually this kit:

Nexlux Led Light Strip, WiFi...

A fraction of the price compared to Phillips Hue, but works perfectly with Alexa. Just a slightly narrower color spectrum

u/mawfo · 1 pointr/battlestations

Led lights underneath that I can use Alexa to change the colors of.

u/DayBeast · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

this one

they also have a non-wifi version that is half price

u/M240ITGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

MINGER LED Strip Light Waterproof...

AC Infinity AXIAL 8038, Quiet...

The AC Infinity fans are nice and are standard wall plug NEMA 5-15P.


u/BananaOwO · 1 pointr/battlestations

MINGER LED Strip Light Waterproof 16.4ft RGB SMD 5050 LED Rope Lighting Color Changing Full Kit with 44-keys IR Remote Controller & Power Supply Led Strip Lights for Home Kitchen Bed Room Decoration

u/BigBen_31 · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/Tratix · 1 pointr/battlestations

Just like /u/DictatorShadow suggested, I recommend the remote-controlled cheap ones. I have these behind my desk and they look great.

u/smuttr · 1 pointr/chemistry

The only item I can think of that is remotely related to atmospheric chemistry is the instant snow stuff in a can.

Insta-Snow Powder

Everything else is more general chemistry related gifts.

beakers/flasks shot glasses

Beaker coffee mug

Erlenmeyer Flask Decanter

Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set

Beaker Tea Infuser

Edible Chemistry Kit

Molecular gastronomy kit

u/martysthreegirls · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Shes' gonna need a wig

And a good set of goggles

someone needs to wear these maybe even her...

You should decorate the lab with this

These would be great to fill with candy as party favors

.... or ....

TEST TUBE BUBBLES!!!! These things are touchable bubbles. PRO TIP: USe ONLY OUTSIDE. Shit makes a mess on the carpet. Easy to vacuum... but still...

Crazy cookie cutters which are perfect for this!

Temporary tattoos

Atomic super balls would be fun too!

A jello brain mold

Biohazard bags for party favors maybe

A geyser aka mentos/coke mixer for kids. That looks fun enough to get for myself. lol

Gravity goo something I would also play with. lol

Insta-snow seems like a good experiment for kids

I should stop now. I used to love planning my kids parties when they were little. Damn them for growing up.

u/spartan833 · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

I bought these on May 12 and got them yesterday, so about 2 weeks. ymmv

u/Fluxbios · 1 pointr/pics
u/Eeroin · 1 pointr/aves

Okay, LED strips are cheap and if you get the right ones with someone that knows how to wire it all together (you could do this your self actually with a little patience) you can get awesome displays pretty much anywhere.

Black lights are always awesome IMO, but you have to get the right things that react with the lights to take it up a notch. Tonic water with quinine glows in black light, so maybe incorporate that into drinks somehow.

Wall art is always shitty as all hell at clubs. It's not that damn hard to find an semidecent abstract artist and tell him to make some trippy shit for your club. I'll leave a link to my portfolio here so you can get an idea.

El Wire is cheap as well and you could decorate the fuck out of your club with it or something.

I really think lighted dance floors should always make a comeback like they had in discos in the 70's, but you could do even better with LEDs now.

Infinity mirror tables, wall decorations, floors, ceilings, whatever. Infinity mirrors are awesome.

Community sticker board so people can bring in stickers for whatever B)

Have a place where people can chill out and talk, answer calls whatever it is they need to do in a room that's not the bathroom.

Condom vending machine, hello.

Comfy seats, but nothing too fancy you won't have a problem cleaning.

Choo-choo train bottle service ayooooo! This might not be the best idea, honestly. But it'd be cool!

Lastly, this is a stretch, BUT I think it'd be a good idea. Some way to sort the couples from the singles and people that aren't looking for anything. Glowstick wrist bands? IDK.

u/lonewolf13313 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We all totally need this. I want to use it on my bike for safety reasons but think of everything you could use it for. You could wrap it around your animals at night to keep them safe or to screw with neighbors. You could put it on your car during xmas, or new years, or thanksgiving if your a bit odd. You could wear it to the bar to pick up [ insert perfered gender here ]. Just think of the possibilities!

u/DoesntFearZeus · 1 pointr/longboarding

Won't be as bright, but how about EL wire?

u/hype6477 · 1 pointr/OpenPV

my inspiration for the build....

will this work ? has anyone ever used this ?

u/PrestoWILLIAM · 1 pointr/videos
u/OutSourcingJesus · 1 pointr/juggling
u/Deltervees · 1 pointr/modelmakers

It's probably this.

u/selfcurlingpaes · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday Chica!

I clicked this contest, because I was like, '8/4 birthday contest? That's almost my birthday!' My birthday is August 1st too! ::internet high five::
I'm turning 25 ^_^
Random weird fact: According to my parents, my due date was 8/8/88, but I came a week early. Anyways:


u/foamyfrog · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here you go. I used this EL wire and just glued it around the edges. I also covered the remaining wire leading to the battery pack in electrical tape which ended up being kind of crappy, but still worked. I would recommend something else to cover it unless you're really good with the tape.

u/waremon0 · 1 pointr/kandi

Unless you're using especially bright EL wire (which I'm not sure exists) you might want to rethink your plan. I used this and it didn't work too well. It wasn't very flexible and was pretty thick so you couldn't string it through a standard pony bead more than once. It also didn't show through too well, even with clear beads. And then there's the cheapness of my particular EL wire. I just strung a lot of beads along the whole thing and wore it like a necklace. It was broken after about an hour. A pretty easy fix with a soldering iron, but a concern nonetheless.

That being said, if you can find the right light, I would love to see you succeed.

u/tobias10 · 1 pointr/pics

sorry bout that its this stuff
i wasnt sure what it was called

u/TheSov · 1 pointr/bicycling

the cost is 16 dollars for the dynamo, 13 dollars for 10 feet of elwire with an inverter already attached and about 10 dollars in parts from radio shack for the voltage regulation.

for the most ease you can simply buy this

slap it on and you are done.

for the dynamo powered one gets a bit more complicated and needs a little hobbyist juice. but i would be happy to explain to anyone who wants to know how.

u/Vanderbleek · 1 pointr/cosplayers

Typically for a costume like this I start at a thrift store, and find one or two pieces that I can build the rest of the costume on. I've found that if you have one (or two) focus pieces (cool helmet/hat, bandolier, etc.) that are really interesting and detailed, the rest can be more normal, especially in situations where people won't be poring over every detail in the costume.

If you want something in front of your face/eyes, and happen to have a store near you that sells plastic sheet (TAP plastics, for example, although you can get clear lexan from Home Depot/Lowes) and these can be bent fairly easily by heating and pressing around a form (for a curved face shield/glasses I would use a paint can or similar).

Other good source would be the movie "Blade Runner" and the concept art that goes with it.

I would imagine that the "elite" of dystopian society are under threat of assassination, so it might be worth looking at costume protective clothing (like the first pic in your diagram) and at portraits of Renaissance elites, like the Medici, who wore armored clothing.

If you want Tron-style lights, EL wire kits can be had: Amazon
It runs cool, and can be glued/sewn on to jackets or whatever.

The last tip I have would be when in doubt, silver paint + layers of clothing. It'll make you more visible at night as well!

u/JD_and_ChocolateBear · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Choose any one

A book

EL wire

Blacklight LED

u/ajschuit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gotta say first that I like the Part 1/B thing.

Also, didn't realize it was an extra special pi day until I read this.

With that being said, this is my closest item to $3.14.

And this is probably the most science-y thing I've got.

u/Oneiropticon · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

favorite gift so far was probably my coyote claw, I was so tickled when I got it.

I could use some of this for Halloween, and at .10 cents apiece, you could maybe do a couple of them, provided they all ship together.

u/3no3 · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

LED finger lights. Stupid cheap. That link there is 40 for less than $2.

u/her_nibs · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

They are not, but they remind me of, LED finger lights. If you just want things that size that light up, and don't need to blink, they're in dollar stores everywhere.

u/NotButtHurt · 1 pointr/MDMA

Idk how much room is in your kit but head massagers are pretty great. This is 2 of them for $5.

Fireworks glasses are incredible. It's just a special lens and these glasses are just decent plastic ones. They make them on paper frames like 3D glasses too and they're pretty cheap in bulk if you want to hand them out.

Fingerlights are cool but I don't like how they die so quickly. 40 for like $12

u/nice_fucking_kitty · 1 pointr/MDMA

I'd like to say she was but honestly it was at least 5 years ago and I couldn't even tell you which party it was or what she looked like though I'll never forget the experience!

These were the lights

u/mzinz · 1 pointr/photography

These things are pretty fun. They can go in water, too. I use them for trails and just lighting scenes: Shitty Example 1

Doesn't apply to everyone, but LED drumsticks are pretty fun: Example 2

I have some awesome trails photos but apparently haven't uploaded yet.

u/famousGOAT · 1 pointr/Gunpla

i have some of these lying around
was thinking of creating some sort of led mod with them basically same thing as your vid except they use 2 smaller but taller batteries as a power source... thoughts? possible? or would it be easier to create a series circuit and go 4AA battery packs like ive seen? was thinking of using my zaku 1/100 mg as a tester

u/AxiomNor · 1 pointr/MLPLounge

lots of these. No real reason why.

u/Franck1048 · 1 pointr/StartledCats

Maybe a bunch of Finger Lights stuck together?

u/Zaii · 1 pointr/BurningMan

led string lights amazon

these have a simple on/off switch and are very visible, they have colored ones but since you are going for non rave wear I linked the white one

u/AtomX1211 · 1 pointr/discgolf
This is what we use. I just clip the battery pack on the back of the inside of the band and use binder clips to run it around the top of the band, you can also just wrap it around it and hook the end into an s link on the basket. we've been using the same batteries for 6 weeks now and they stay on for the whole round. We do two rounds of 9 holes.

u/graydoubt · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I bought at the store. They had them in blue and orange. Considering it's only a small step up from a dollar store, I wouldn't have much faith in their online offerings.

From the looks of it, I think this pack on amazon is the exact same thing, judging by the shape of the control box. The wire is much longer, too. The only thing it's not is orange. There's this thing, which has a different controller box.

u/PropDad · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Or you can buy 5 different colors for just a few bucks more.

u/jdaa97 · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

Yeah I had to learn to how to sew too and avoided any soldering, I was recommended these

u/thecarpy · 1 pointr/festivals

I bought these when they were $25 but I've been really happy with them.

u/Ruschnav · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

The 5 pack of EL wire I ordered just got here yesterday and I was actually giving the other 4 out to my crew so our packs can be dope AF. EL wire looks a lot better in low light situations since it isn't a strip of lights but rather the entire strand is lit so it isn't as annoying to others o_O

I haven't secured mine yet but either pins or tape will be my go to.

u/SpaceBucketThrowaway · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

What about these ones?

Edit: For clarity, these are some I have lying around the house

u/Captain_Woodhouse · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Whats the benefit of 5050 over 3528 (it seems like the difference is the coloring?)?

I figured it might be good to get a strip with a bunch of color variations to get more of the spectrum etc. Is the warm white more desirable? I was reading elsewhere that green or blue light was good for veg. link

u/meunbear · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If your motherboard has headers for them, like an Asus with Aura, then they'll work. If you have the headers, I'd go for a spool of RGB 5050 type LED strips. You can get one that's like 25 feet for 10 bucks or so, and just cut to size. You may need some of the connectors which are also cheap. The spools usually have 2 connectors, one on each end.

u/Crimtide · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

just buy the typical 16 foot spool off Amazon for like 10 bucks.. cut it to your own length (2 meters probably max supported on an RGB header), plug it into the RGB header.

u/htsu · 1 pointr/Hue

Well you might’ve just convinced me to do that!

Any recommendations on a good set for a good price? I really only need 12 ft.

Edit: I've just placed an order for these

u/illuxion · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

LEDs cheaper and higher pixel density. No more than 2M per RGB header according to Asus. Or you could skip the headers and step up your game to some better RGB for not too much more

Edit, as a side note I used these to extend from the motherboard and GPU RGB headers to under my desk but I rarely turn them on and never got around to using more than 1 so I have 2 empty extension cables behind my desk.

u/Snoogiepooges · 1 pointr/ModestMouse

econoLED 12V Flexible SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Lights, LED Tape, Multi-colors, 300 LEDs, Non-waterproof, Light Strips, Color Changing, Pack of 16.4ft/5m Strips

I use an OITTM WiFi controller to change the colors and schedule

u/MGreymanN · 1 pointr/buildapc

I like cheap, if you are okay with just RGB.


You could go with something like this for RGBW:


Any 12V strip will work.

u/root5b · 1 pointr/watercooling

I just pick a random manufacturer that has decent rating on Amazon, but this the one I bought: econoLED 12V Flexible SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Lights, LED Tape, Multi-colors, 300 LEDs, Non-waterproof, Light Strips, Color Changing, Pack of 16.4ft/5m Strips

Some right angle connectors if u need it:
10X L shape 4 Pins Connector JACKYLED 10mm Non-waterproof Quick Splitter Right Angle Corner Connector 12V 72W Clip for 5050/3528 SMD RGB 4 conductor LED Strip Lights Strip to Strip (22Pcs Clips)

u/bigceej · 1 pointr/buildapc

Nothing to code, most work the same way.

Something like this I am fairly certain will work 505 addressable are pretty common in devices now adays.

You will need the 4 pin connector like this,

Or if you search 5050 12v addressable LEDs im sure you can find cheap options on ebay or amazon.

Edit: /u/HeyItsBlu I see you found some on a comment below. Remember you can always cut them to size too. Just cut across the contacts that connect multiple strips together to get the total size you want.

u/KANahas · 1 pointr/Lighting

Does each section of the strip have to change color individually? Or can the whole strip change together?

If yes to the first question, follow what /u/UrFavSoundTech says.

Otherwise, for a much cheaper solution, you can buy plain 4 pin RGB strips ($10/16 ft), and a RGB DMX dimmer ($20). You can cut the strips up; there is a cut point every ~3 inches.

Make sure you get a good 12V power supply. This is a long strip. You'll need at least 15A. If it gets dimmer towards one end you can bring power cables to the other end.

u/jdlevy95 · 1 pointr/battlestations

So I originally bought this and this but the long strip when connected to the receiver only displayed blue. (The two small strips that came with it worked fine). So I bought this and used the power cable from the other receiver and it worked pretty well. Whenever I turn it on, it always goes to a random color, even though I just prefer green. I am sure there is a better set up out there, but this works for me.

I have also heard the Ikea Dioder is very popular, but I do not have any experience with it.

u/Geek2TheBone · 1 pointr/pcmods


I'm going with this 12v 4-pin light strip with these splitters and to keep it clean, some extension and right-angle options.

u/rauelius · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I have These.

The kit for this deal are much much better.

I was able to run my 3000mhz stick at 2933mhz with DOCP settings, and the G.Skill RGB memory I bought was NOT on the QVL list.

This deal's RAM are Samsung B-Die and faster and will likely hit 3200 and not be off like my sticks.

In regards to RGB control, I'd assume Aura-Sync will work as well on these 3200mhz sticks as it does with my 3000mhz sticks.

Good's a great board...also, if your looking to use those RGB pins, a generic RGB 5050 strip will work just fine, no need to spend extra $$$ on CableMod lights. Just make sure you cut them to less than 2meters of length.

u/RazsterOxzine · 1 pointr/funny
u/xoNightshade · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Giant googly eyes! How can you resist those? The plan is to give them to my nieces, but I might just end up sticking them on our garbage can and laughing like a maniac.

Any buddy volunteers?

u/randommscience · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You're going to be swimming in comments too! Giant Googly Eyes are awesome. I would love to have these.

u/ZombieInATopHat · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You need giant googly eyes on your door (or other location of choice)!

Fruits for mah nails! (from my Nail Design WL) :D

u/mostawesomechic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would make my year! I know i would laugh EVERY time I saw these on something.

u/Dark-Hero · 1 pointr/halloweenhelp

I think you'll want to go with EL tape, amazon has it decently cheap. Each piece will come with an inverter on each end, and you can cut it it half and have two working pieces. I'm sure you would be able to spirit gum it to yourself. EL wire wont get your effect fully since it is a lot thinner.

u/dangerrapp · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

You mean like this?

u/misterE_STL · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations
u/Havitech · 1 pointr/NZXT

OP might want to consider something like this.

u/constantino1 · 1 pointr/buildapc

you could do something like this

they can be cut and use jumpers and splice in wires to cover multiple strips from the reel in different spots.

they would all have to be the same color though, or you could buy multiple sets to have more than 1 controller, but thats gets pretty wasteful for a few 1' long strips.

u/iamgmolnar · 1 pointr/battlestations

I've been using these lights for a while now, and they look idential to the picture. maybe im wrong, but im guessing these are it.

u/arachnopussy · 1 pointr/DIY

I need outlets because the lights I'm using come with plugged control boxes.

But I'm curious why you think I need 12/4 as that gets to the heart of my question.

u/Dickbuttslayer3000 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Anyone have Multi-colored Led strips on their board? I wanna put something like This on my board, and i wanted to know how well it works. Thanks for any help

u/KinkyBurrito · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

No worries, a quick Amazon search for LED RGB got me this which is pretty much what most people tend to use:

I don't know what country you're from though, so I can't say much about where you could get some.

u/countrykev · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Maybe a half inch apart?

This is what I got. The power supply and controller are not waterproof, but I tucked them up under a gutter where they wouldn't be exposed. They make addressable strips, where you can program multiple colors like red, white, and blue, but they are more expensive.

u/dabadwolf · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes one min,

Edit: SUPERNIGHT 5-Meter Waterproof Flexible Color Changing RGB SMD5050 300 LEDs Light Strip Kit with 44 Key Remote and 12V 5A Power Supply

This one is great and cheap the remote and hues are awesome and it's really bright! Fits perfectly in my S340 elite!

u/mdmawesome1 · 1 pointr/MDMA

Oh man!.. that would be sweet to have a setup like that... I only have a cheap setup of some LED strips, some imitation Par can lights that rotate (were like $4) and a rotating dome light lol... none of us are willing to roll with the black light out due to the fact that we actually want to sit on the sofa and floor without the possible "oh wtf is thatttttttt?!?!"

u/Pi-Guy · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Thanks for all the information! This is all really helpful, especially that diagram, and I appreciate you taking the time to work with me on this.

I'm looking at grabbing these LED strips, which come with the power supply, and I've already got the raspberry pi. As for the PWM outputs this looks like it should be fine right?

I would also need, for each stair that I'd be working with, one of these. Would this be good? And am I missing anything?

u/SuperRas · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

To begin with you need to install a Celling Gypsum design that is suitable for LED lighting ... I recently fixed something like this ...
Then you need to install a power source inside the opening so no one will see it ... at the end you buy a LED strip and connect it to the power source ... LED strips come in different types and prices ... Amazon has variety ... this one is waterproof and changes colors ... once you hide the strip into the opening you can control the light with a wireless remote ... like this ... so the first thing you need to do is find a good gypsum celling contractor and finalize the design and work with an electrician in parallel .. good luck

u/MacAdmin8460 · 1 pointr/macsetups
u/AeonFX · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

I got this strip and slapped it to the back of my desk.

u/LargeBody76 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Well, I used these LED strips I bought off amazon. They can be a pain in the ass because the adhesive isnt very good, so I bought some clear adhesive tape and thats solved the problem.®-Waterproof-Flexible-300leds-Changing/dp/B00ASHQQKI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1418691604&sr=8-4&keywords=RGB+strip&pebp=1418691613886

u/bQQmstick · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes, it is. Will this kit work? Does the colour change according to the screen?

u/iliveinthebasement · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used 1 of these and another 16ft extension. It was super easy to put up. I do recommend doing a test run of the stuff first to make sure it will work where you want it.

u/alex-hacks · 1 pointr/electronics

Are these Supernight or similar RGB LED strips (non-addressable)? I've seen that a bunch of times; some in the middle will be a slightly different color, nothing shorted or broken.

If that's the type of strip you have, the strip is in segments of 3 LEDs each. You should be able to cut out that part (down the middle of the copper pads) and splice together the two pieces on either side with a little soldering.

Otherwise, you can replace it cheaply with those Supernight ones I linked, unless you have some setup where it echoes the colors on the TV or does addressable patterns.

u/devilsdeeds · 1 pointr/hometheater
u/powrofwill · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I assume that this is what you were looking for:
(These are what I have anyway)

u/eluwork · 1 pointr/woodworking

If you want a bit more of a DIY solution go with these:

For the same price you get:

color changing(you can make them warmer so they match the light where the furniture will live)

4x the length

a remote

plus you can add more strips for ~$10

u/kcan1 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

While I don't have experience with the NZXT Hue I will say I did something similar with this.

About $25 for 16 feet (more than any computer case will ever need) comes with a nice remote, is super bright (but adjustable) and in general makes things look really cool. Only downsides are that you'd need an adapter to plug it into your PSU (luckily I already had one) and the adhesive on it sucks but you can pull it off easily and get better stuff.

u/fericyde · 1 pointr/Mustang

Believe it or not, Amazon is also quite awesome -- not just for your everyday car parts but for cool raw materials. One of the accidental finds I came across was an LED strip that gives my new edge that ambient lighting affect found in newer fords and other brands -- and the color is configurable (so of course, I did yellow to match the rest of the car!).

It comes with a 12v power supply that you just cut away and wire into your light power source. Run the strip starting at the passenger side of the car around the console at the bottom edge and back up around the drivers side -- wire into the power source for your lights and suddenly, with a low amount of effort, you have footwell lighting that's color configurable!

I'll have to do a write-up of this now... damn.

u/maskedmonkey2 · 1 pointr/DIY

If I where you, I would use this

Just cut to whatever size you want and solder the strips back together, has a nice remote to choose color and even has some cool effects. Pretty cheap too.

u/SpaceChief · 1 pointr/wow

Friendly bit of advice, you can get RGB cut-able LED strips with adhesive backing, power adapter, and a remote for around $20/piece on amazon, cheaper for shorter lengths and only a single color.

Great work, btw.

u/BryceSoFresh · 1 pointr/Monitors
u/bloodypika · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

If you want to do a liquor cabinet, here's how I would do it.

Find a place around you that will either:

  1. Supply and cut larger thickness glass (sheet glass from Lowes is only 3/32)
  2. Supply premeasured tempered glass.

    Tempered glass could run you a few hundred for 2 shelves, but will be safer. If you are really lucky, do a search on or other similar sites that sell furniture, and you may find some tempered shelves that may fit. You want them to fit inside your firebox there.

    Next, the brick is really cool and you should show it off. Remove all the fake stuff, and if the underlying brick is painted white, I'd take a steel brush attachment for a drill to it, and distress it, then paint it with a high gloss to really show it off and protect it.

    Run a new switch somewhere nearby. Run a line from it to the interior of the firebox. If you have access from above, that will be easiest(drop it down the existing vent), or see if you can come from below. Hide this new wire if you must, with a false back in the firebox. Wire this line to some led pucks or color change led strip if you like.

    Next, drill holes for pegs for your shelves. Insert your glass shelves. Looks like this space could handle 2 of them. Make sure you put some masonry adhesive in the holes with the pegs, because under weight, they may break down the old brick.

    If you want more storage, you could add any type of floating shelves to the exterior. A wrap around type might look nice on the corners. Just remember if you want them to support any kind of weight, IE liquor bottles, you better use some beefy anchor sleeves to screw them to the brick. Something like this:|1&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo=
    I don't like risking weight on normal Tapcon screws when you can use an anchor sleeve.

    I may be grossly underestimating how low this thing is though. Is it even going to be comfortable to use as a liquor cabinet at it's current height?
u/melbournecowboy · 1 pointr/DIY

Just be careful with those lights in the enclosed box. Read some reports of similar lights overheating. Especially bad in an enclosed box.
Here is the product & review, I know they are a different brand, doesn't mean they didn't come out of the same factory.
Waterproof Flexible 300leds

u/BagelEaterMan · 1 pointr/bicycling

Used this and only needed ~120 LED's to cover my bike

What would you recommend? Already went through two of these and they barely lasted 3 months before dying.

Just needs the correct male plug.

u/Stevoh · 1 pointr/ServerPorn

Just some cheap LED strips I found on Amazon

Really easy to cut to length!

u/Fillelito · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I know some people that use these:

Personally I can't get them since I have to order from the version of amazon and these lights aren't for sale there :(

u/dokupehakase · 1 pointr/Advice

I ordered the same strip from amazon as well. Has the same remote and same white box and same power supply. It's complete shit imo. The tape doesn't stick at all, and was in fact peeling off of the back so that there was no sticky side at all.

Even worse, they had sent it with all female connectors. 3 other amazoners posted a question with the same problem, with others answering that theirs had a male end and to send it back. Luckily I know how to solder, so I just cut the ends and soldered it all together. The green and blue wire was switched around for some reason though. I'm pretty sure that was a mistake as well, considering the wires are red green blue and black.

I bought the LED strip like a week ago, so this timing is really odd. I complained to amazon and they gave me a refund and didn't even ask for me to ship it back, I don't think. Please complain and get this shit taken off of amazon. It pissed me off enough that I didn't even complain expecting a refund, I just wanted the sellers to be punished somehow.

The lesson here is that cheap china shit shouldn't be trusted when you're dealing with potential fire hazards. You should be fine ordering something that isn't really cheaply made in china. Definitely not the LED strip itself's fault though, sounds like a short or something in the control box. You'd be fine buying something a little more expensive and higher quality.

Picture of my DIY soldering

and the amazon link

I can't believe Amazon sells such cheaply made shit with Prime. Prime to me means that it's verified by amazon as being at least halfway decent. Knowing that it nearly burned your place down makes me even more mad about this.

u/KARMAgetsYA · 1 pointr/processing

I got this one here.

The strip itself has 4 pins: Ground, Red, Green, Blue. I was going to power it with iether the supplied adapter or another one, with some transistors controlled by an arduino. Arduino will be connected via USB.

Show me what you did! I'm interested to see how you pulled it off.

I was also considering using python to do it instead of processing.

u/MKEville · 1 pointr/DIY
u/dsrtwhlr · 1 pointr/DIY

Maybe something like this. Can set many different colors, dimmable.
I used this for under cabinet lighting in my kitchen.

u/Mmm_dat_sound · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations
u/hitokiri-battousai · 1 pointr/Gunpla

thanks man, I planned on getting this LED kid for the cabinet since there is no inner lighting to begin with (I'd need glass shelves too). But this kit is programmable so I'd be able to set different colors to different sections to make it look like the laser beams actually gave off light. That'd be awesome to use like a neon/glow in the dark paint for the laser blasts so they would glow when the lights were off or glow with the lights being dim that way they pop out more... agh I want to go home from work now and start on this now hahahaha

EDIT: fixed link display cause I'm retarded

u/Lenny1jz · 1 pointr/hometheater

I'm using this one:

I was initially going to use these for under kitchen cabinet lighting but decided against it. If I were to buy some for the TV backlighting, I would purchase USB powered ones. However, the ones Im using are controlled with SmartThings so I have access to it via home automation.

u/anarchyanonymous · 1 pointr/DIY

sure! Supernight LED Light strip.
Amazon link

u/Pyro_Games_Inc · 1 pointr/battlestations

The ones behind the desk are these ones that I got off Amazon. Pretty cheap and sometimes the controller gets messed up to where it doesn't pick the right color when you click on it but overall I think they're worth it for the price.

The Nanoleafs are the small triangles that I combined to create a larger triangle above the computer. Those can be found here if you want to take a look.

u/AlphaQ69 · 1 pointr/electronics

I believe the entire thing would be the same color as the rest. I'm using this

Could you explain parallel strips?

u/worros · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/runeblade265 · 1 pointr/battlestations

I'm using two of these:

One for each desk

u/SteelKidYT · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

RGB you say? I found these strips on amazon, I'd recommend them for the incredible value. I will say though that they need a controller, (or an RGB LED header on your motherboard)so keep that in mind.

u/Basoran · 1 pointr/electricians

Just make sure the rope lights are RGB and controlable by your dial Like this

u/likeluis · 1 pointr/battlestations

It's a LED RGB strip I purchased from Amazon 3 years ago (

The one behind the TV is a RGB LED strip connected to the USB port (

u/deadlyprincehk · 1 pointr/arduino

Thats exactly what I needed to know thanks so much. Do you think this set would work well? Based on what I've read I'm assuming I also need a RGB strip connector and transistor array so I can provide 12V to each color channel.

u/Kpkimmel · 1 pointr/buildapc

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Strip Light

These are awesome. Use them and they are quality.

u/Thetapewaster · 1 pointr/battlestations

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Strip Light

u/balla-koala · 1 pointr/electrical

This is where I’m fuzzy about it. It’s a 12v strip that’s 16.4ft. I plan to cut it down to six so it’s 3ft up and 3ft back down. Does this change the voltage? What type of battery would be best for that, and how do I need to implement resistors? I don’t know very much so any help would be super appreciated. I’ll put the link right here.

u/Owyn_Merrilin · 1 pointr/anime_irl

Get yourself one of these, tape it to the back of your monitor, set up some daylight (warm) white presets, and thank me later.

u/pearshapedscorpion · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is the "Amazon choice" as an example

The first pic shows it having a female and male end and it's just the string of lights, so if you want to do anything with what's left after cutting down to size you will have to buy some other pieces or a kit.

So shop around to find what suits you.

When you get it it should be as easy as unwind, cut, and plug the end into the RGB header. The strip should be clearly marked which pin is R, G, B, and 12V, be certain to line those up with the same pins on the header. After that, power on and install the RGB software from your motherboard.

u/sk9592 · 1 pointr/buildapc

The LED strips that come with the Hue+ are kinda weird. They look like a standard 5050 strip and act like it too. But if you plug a standard 5050 strip into the Hue+ it will not work.

I would air on the safe side and just keep your Hue+ kit intact.

5050 strips of RGB LEDs are dirt cheap anyway:

They are even cheaper if you order from a Chinese seller on eBay and are willing to wait 2+ weeks on shipping.

u/ftblplyr46 · 1 pointr/DIY

First off, apologies as I'm sure this has been discussed to death, but I haven't quite been able to find be answer I'm looking for, just some round about answers.

I'm wanting to install some led strips under my railing, basically these, (SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Strip Light

Now, my question is providing power to these. I have a few thoughts. I have two outlets outside, one right next to the door on the deck and one at ground level a few feet in front of the deck (it's about 6 foot elevated deck) where a deck/pool used to be with previous owners. First thought was buy a transformer, swap out a in use plug by the door and mount the transformer underneath the deck and wire the leds into this. Second thought was move the ground level outlet underneath the deck and either same thing or buy a waterproof box to house the power supplies/controllers? I'm limited in electric knowledge but my dad is helping/showing me how to do these things so no worry there, just not familiar with terminology so apologies again if wrong terms used.

Any feedback/tips/helpful info greatly appreciated.

u/nolifegam3r · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

It's currently out of stock so it redirects me to the crappy one. It was basically this though.

When dealing with LED strips check for 5050 RGB SMD 300 LED and make sure it has a power supply and remote, if it doesn't have a remote/supply you can buy one seperate. The LED's can usually be cut to the length too.

u/Go3Team · 1 pointr/rva

I'm using cheap LED strips off of Amazon.

I have one strip controlled by a Fibaro RGBW controller.

The others are controlled by Raspberry Pis, with custom scripts to handle fades, strobes, etc.

They are very bright when it's dark out. We could see them very clearly from about 2/10ths of a mile away. I have one setting that looks like strobes from a police car. I haven't tested that one outside yet though. The plan is to use it if someone comes around licking door handles.

The picture I posted is from the blue being set at 100%.

Oh, and a video of police mode inside.

u/Squirreljedi516 · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Here's the led info, I also have a similar strip, but only in white.

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible ...

Thanks for the info!

Edit: After more thought I'd like to use the raspberry pi, then later I could add some internet features like hooking up recipes on

u/Jakenator1296 · 1 pointr/funny

Here's a cheaper version of those LED lights

u/Somedudesmusic · 1 pointr/lightingdesign

My first thought would be to get these:

You’ll get 10 DMX channels of RGB control that can support 10ft of LED strip each. Put a few inches of LED in each lantern then connect to the next, so you’d be able to link together about 15-20 lanterns or more on a single channel. Won’t be “individually” controllable, but you’ll have control over the groups of lights that are connected. Do this for each of the 10 channels and you could easily fill a room.

Super interested to hear everyone else’s approach for this

u/virginiacdevries · 1 pointr/graphic_design

Some crafty placement of RGB strips! These are the light strips and controller we got on Amazon.


WiFi Controller

u/Zachkay · 1 pointr/battlestations

If you can find the ones that aren't waterproof for cheaper go for it. If those LEDS are getting wet you're going to have much bigger problems to worry about.

I have one strip around the back of my TV, and a separate one underneath my desk and along the back side of the desk. I can control each strip independently.

When youre setting them up and get to a corner, press the strip down hard and then put a bit of clear tape over it. Also the receiver part has holes in it for nails, so I just nailed them to the bottom of my desk.

Super cheap way to add a lot of flavor to your battle station

u/joshfisk3 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Controller and 12 adaptor should be on suggested list here

u/Saikou0taku · 1 pointr/buildapc

Other options include a remote-controlled LED setup Like this one or a Corsair Link Lightning Node that illuminates at a certain temp and running a stress-test on boot.

Think any of these will work for you /u/AngelosEirwen ?

u/BigRLC · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just picked this up...easy to install, looks great, $20 you cant go wrong

u/Ramzinho · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I know you are in RSA but if this is available there. it's worth it. it works, it's cheap and it's damn durable, 3 years now :)

u/smolprogrammer · 1 pointr/Amd
I got this one at first and it worked fine but then swapped to Cable Mod LEDs because I wanted more and brighter LEDs.

u/SkyN3T24 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I also have a Brand New in Open Box, Silverstone FT03 Mini in Black with a free RGB LED Strip for only $85 shipped. Lemme know: Case Link
RGB Strip Link + Check out some of my other stuff! Reddit LINK

u/caketastydelish · 1 pointr/buildapc

Which PSU kit would you recommend instead? I can still return it and get a different one instead. As long as it isn't more expensive (or is only barely more expensive) As to the screw kit:
I also bought a ground bracelet which only cost 4 dollars. Which I guess isn't worth mentioning at a price that cheap.
Finally: I bought something that will not effect the computer in any way other than make it more 'pimped out' with the color of the case. Here's what that is: it cost me 20 bucks.

I also failed to mention that the price I paid (after rebate) for all of this is actually $1140. $1200 is how much I paid at the store BEFORE rebate. And since the prices you mentioned were only slightly less than that (without factoring in the screw kit and lighting system which cost more than the difference) it seems to be I got a fair deal price-wise. You say I don't need this much RAM although I suppose I'll keep it anyway. I'm definitely open to switching my PSU though. Although again, it cannot be much more expensive than the one I already have, and if it's the same price (or less) that's all the better.

u/podboi · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are molex to LED adapters, but you can only choose one color.

Also this exists, not sure how it gets power.

u/packels · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for the suggestion! After some more research I found these and am going to get them for my new setup.

u/BigMan7o0 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

then i seriously recommend these i just got them, and they are great. the adhesive isn't super crappy like all the other cheap strips, and they are actually fairly bright, plus unlike the big rolls of LEDs are actually meant for use in a pc, so they have a molex power connector

u/mboy195 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

i have these lights here really easy to install but you would prolly need a few strips to light ur case up, you could also check out the nzxt hue+ a bit more expensive though.

u/TheBigDerp · 1 pointr/NZXT

yup it's just vinyl, it came from etsy. SUPER easy to apply and work the air bubbles out. dude that storm trooper vinyl with the h440 white would look sick for real. fyi the led system is in the link below. the white light setting and red setting are super bright and would be awesome with the storm trooper theme.

u/sudomv · 1 pointr/motorcycles

They sale just white if that's all you want. I did my own - watched a few youtube videos and bought some of the raw materials myself and saved some money, learned a few things, and made the bike's lights the way I wanted.
led $8

remote module $ 19

power distribution module $12

Other than that, a little bit of 2-channel wire and electrical tape (or I used heat shrink), and if you wanna go the distance and solder (which I did that too) will get you where you want to be. My problem with those kits were you get a few feet of led strips for ~$40. The raw spool I bought gave me 16+ feet. I was able to use the excess for the cabs in my garage. Anyway, I hope this helps. Nice ride by the way!!


u/Knucklessg1 · 0 pointsr/battlestations

I would recommend the Tron LEDs instead. They are cheaper, and they look a lot cooler.