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post #1 of 6 Old 04-06-2014, 09:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm finishing up planning my dedicated HT build. Right now I have a fully drywalled rectangular room (no soffits), and I want to create a tray ceiling with cornice molding for indirect lighting.

I'm looking for help on the lighting to use. I'd love to be able to find some multi-color LED strips (or rope lighting) that I can run around and control to create dynamic color combinations (and dimming)? What do most people use if this is even possible?

Found these http://www.wholesale-leds.com/lightsledrgbsuperbrightremotecontrolledleddisplaylight16feetreel.aspx?gclid=CNCVoYS_zb0CFSqXOgod2FIAPA

but not sure how many I can chain together and if I could create an interface with them to tie into my HA system.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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those are basically the same as what I bought(got mine off amazon) to put around my raised seating. for me, the only issue is they are still pretty bright on the dimmest setting, so it's not really possible for me to use them while watching anything as the light washes out the bottom portion of my screen.

I believe you can chain a bunch of them together, they all come with their own power supply, so I suppose worst case you run a couple control/power boxes. as long as the remote sensors are both visible, both chains should react the same way as if they were directly connected anyway.

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So what would people recommend then? Just pick a color and get a normal rope light coil of it and use that? That way they can be dimmed pretty low?

I'd like to do a painted night ceiling, so a black light rope would be nice too.

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I've ordered a bunch of kits from barlighting.com with no issues whatsoever. Ships fast and quality product.
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check out Philips hue lighting,the have spot & "rope" sets that you can change to color of your choice,very nice for HT
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check out Philips hue lighting,the have spot & "rope" sets that you can change to color of your choice,very nice for HT
Yikes those are expensive for 2 meters!

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