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My backlit tv

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I've got one of the older ideal-lumes, I think I got it Xmas of '99, so it's going on 8 years here. It's not as bright as it used to be but it still does the job. Hopefully you just got a bum lamp.

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As a goof, I bought a string of 100 CHRISTmas tree lights and a 6-pack of 3M self-adheisive hooks. I stuck the hooks to the back of my TV in a rectangular pattern, then wrapped the lights around the hooks.

 

The results were good. Damn good. So good that my wife insisted that I leave them there. My walls are "River Rock" color, which is an extremely light brown cream color, so the resultant glow is amber.

 

Here's a blurry pic, but you'll get the idea. I may try to make it a little brighter by adding another string of 50 lights.

 

backlight.jpg

 

 

 

So I backlit my TV for $5 and I'm pretty happy with it.

 

Carlos.

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