Seeking recommendations - "warm" LED strip lightin

30 Oct 2007
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Hi folks,

I'm looking for a recommendation for "warm" LED strip lighting, for installation behind a frosted glass "spashback" panel in a new kitchen.

I'm considering LED for long life and energy efficiency mainly. So far I have found the following:

and wondered if anyone had any experience of this or a similar unit.

Also.. are there any heat considerations for fitting LED light strips in an application like this?

Any other guidance or advice very welcome! I haven't used LED lights before.

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Thanks Ban-All-Sheds, that's exactly the look I was hoping to get - even distribution of light from behind the panel.

Is that by using opaque acrylic or just standard clear acrylic to diffuse the light?

And for using LEDs, do you think the LED strip light I mentioned above would suit this application? The cold cathode tubes look ideal, but I don't think I'll have the depth for a lighting channel of 75mm x 75mm x 75mm to take them.
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The image of the illuminated kitchen unit is on this page.
( the images change each time you access the page )

and is a use of Prismex a transluscent coloured plastic material. The even glow of light from the panel will require lighting units that give an even spread of light over the rear of the panel.

Bespoke cold cathode installations are not really a DIY project as
Low Voltage Cold Cathode:
In a low voltage installation the transformer used never exceeds 998 volts output. Anything below 1000 volts is deemed low voltage within the electrical regulations. With this type of installation there is no fireman’s switch required.
and therefore considerable knowledge and care is needed due to the voltages present.

This link may start you in the right direction.

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