Advice needed: Lighting our structure

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Advice needed: Lighting our structure

Post by pantz » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:08 am

howdy!

My crew, Suspension of disbelief, has been madly crocheting a big ol' jungle gym for y'all to climb on and now we are working out our lighting details.

We're thinking of using lamp posts outside the piece (6 total) to attach LED spot lights too and shine onto the whole thing. Preferably with our 12 volt batteries built into the base to power the lights.

Any suggestions/advice on efficient ways to build and secure said lamp posts?

-Zoey
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Re: Advice needed: Lighting our structure

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:05 am

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Re: Advice needed: Lighting our structure

Post by trilobyte » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:12 am

I'm giving this a nudge to the Power & Illumination board, since that's a better fit for general project questions.

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Re: Advice needed: Lighting our structure

Post by Token » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:06 am

Why 6?

3 will work just fine if each post has multiple lights pointed in different angles WRT center.

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Re: Advice needed: Lighting our structure

Post by daft » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:15 pm

How tall?

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Re: Advice needed: Lighting our structure

Post by Jovankat » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:11 am

Token wrote:Why 6?

3 will work just fine if each post has multiple lights pointed in different angles WRT centre.
That's a good idea, you could also have a couple of floor mounted lights inside the structure shooting up and out. Or you could also look at attaching something linear like LED strip or EL wire to the structure itself to highlight the structure. Although I guess the crocheting is more the feature, it's probably too late to incorporate something like this but here's a picture from Sydney's recent Vivid Festival you may find interesting.

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