Got another good days worth of work done - mostly working on trim & the light tray.
For trim around the light tray to hide all the lights, I ended up finding some baseboard and chair rail that I liked at Lowes and glued them together to make a "fake crown" kind of moulding. It will be vertical (90 degrees from the light tray) and glued/nailed to the MDF of the light tray. Ended up painting all of it today. Once I get the black lights Tuesday I'll be able to finish the install of the T5 housings and then finally install the trim:
All the RGB LED equipment I need to light up the ceiling. Since the run is so long, I have to use a couple of power boosters inline:
This is how I plan to integrate the LED strip into my home automation: Arduino Uno + Ethernet Shield + RGB LED strip shield. This will allow me to program it however I want and do cool things (fades, maybe even add an audio input so that I can have it pulse with the beat with music for parties, etc):
Installed 1x2 board around the perimeter of the soffit to lift the LED strip a bit higher to help with how it looked when it was installed. Also can see the T5 enclosures I have around the soffit for the UV black light for charging the star mural:
LED light strip installed (still need to fasten it a bit better to the 1x2):
Installed a small moulding where the soffit meets the ceiling, painted it brilliant white to give a cool reflection effect of the LED light strip:
Next week I plan on shopping for carpet, as well as measuring for a custom door to be built. Also my UV blacklights come in so I should be able to get the T5 enclosures fully mounted and wired, and then install the final moulding to cover it all up!