First of all, thanks to everyone who has been answering the questions lately! I just got back from flying around the country, painting, and it's really nice to have lots of the questions already answered. And, I think it's better, most of the time, to come from other people who have experienced some of the same problems.
So, I just need to get clarification before I can answer your question. Are you saying that you only have one inch of an opening between the ceiling and the top of your soffit? If that's the case, I don't think that tube lights, or strip lights will be of any help to you. You will want to go a different route and get either a light source that can shine up from the floor, or maybe some cannon lights that can hang down from the ceiling and flood the ceiling with light.
Now, if I am not understanding your question... please let me know and I will try to answer again.
But, as for any progress that has been made on the light strips... I have sent a sample strip, that I got from a customer who was using some that seemed to work great in their dome room, to China for them to test. I have the results and they are shipping me a sample of some new lights that match the strip that I sent to them. I will test them as soon as they arrive and will let everyone know. They will hopefully arrive version. I am anxious to find something that really works!!!
Originally Posted by Moebius
Hey Jeff, did you ever get any further with testing the blacklight strips? Thanks to some unplanned design changes needed, I now only have about an inch of space on the light tray, so strip lights will probably be the only option outside of something sitting on the floor or the like.