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leds in the stand

Hey guys just was wondering if anyone has tryed and add some led strips to the top underside of there stand to make it light up at nighttime? Thinking of doing this to my diy stand to make it easy to see equipment in it when its darker out.
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I haven't done it yet, but I plan on it.

I plan on using a simple switch in the cabinet door to have the light automatically turn on when I open the door. Only realistically works with low voltage (12V or 24V) LEDs though.

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yea i was thinking of just having them on during the time that i am home most of the time from around 7am till around 8 becasue they last for so darn long i wouldnt really worry about having them burn out on me. Your right though there is no need to go past 12v lol they are crazy bright at 9v so i dont see the need for more than that, but your idea on the door is actually pretty creative might have to look into doing that thanks =)
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I bought a strip of leds from Lowes and installed that. I love it. Makes maintenance a breeze late at night.
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what led strip did u buy from lowes?
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Since LED are so low power and we rarely have them on for long, I find battery powered is my choice. The ones like designed for closets are good bright lights that work good for me.
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Thanks rich =)
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I did this about a month ago using the 5 meter white led strip from amazon. It was $6 shipped though it has gone up a little http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005EH...LR7XT1G1H&vs=1 and a power supply for it was $7. I went on eBay and bought these switches [Ebay Link Removed] and now when I open any of my 3 doors the light comes on and is very bright to find anything I need.
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I did this about a month ago using the 5 meter white led strip from amazon. It was $6 shipped though it has gone up a little http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005EH...LR7XT1G1H&vs=1 and a power supply for it was $7. I went on eBay and bought these switches [Ebay Link Removed] and now when I open any of my 3 doors the light comes on and is very bright to find anything I need.
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