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post #151 of 238
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Originally Posted by EKinNYC View Post

has anyone heard of, or had any experience with this company?

http://ledlightingkit.com/index.html

looks like these are comparable to Dioder/Cyron, and come with a remote.

I would also like to know.

They make it appear to be a very simple yet appealing solution. I have always used the Ideal Lume lights but this company's leds may become a replacement.
post #152 of 238
Hi I'm also looking for a Ambient light Kit for behind my 61" Samsung DLP but this thread is pretty old now and products have changed especially Cyrons Kits.

What is a good quality kit that I can change colors from White, Blue, Purple etc. & control brightness & also use a Harmony One Remote?

How many light sticks would I need for my TV to have the top, bottom and both sides illuminated with a constant flow of light?

There are a lot companies out there now but I don't know which one is quality besides Cyron or Ikea and also functionality with the different circuit boards which I have no Idea on how they work and the benefits between a higher end one and a cheap one.

List of companies I found

http://www.cyron.com/

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50119407 (Ikea Dioder)

http://www.arfx.nl/index.php?main_page=index (Not in the US)

http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/ideal_lumesb.htm (Cinema Quest)

http://www.illuminaire.com/

http://www.simaproducts.com/products...product_id=617 (Sima Not Avalibale)

http://ledlightingkit.com/index.html

http://www.avforums.com/forums/home-...on-lights.html (Apollo Kit not in the US)

Any help in which way to go would be great thanks.
post #153 of 238
I developed a custom board for interfacing with my HT system based on the Cyron lights. I *may* still have some blank PCBs available. In any case, the cyron lights are nice, but they use big LEDs and they are not clustered or managed for the human eye sensitivity. So what happens is red "appears" darker than blue, and green is ultra-bright. The LEDs are also big, but that could be a + or a -. I've considered spinning my own LED board as a continuous segment so that I could get smooth colors but have not done it yet. I did spin one for point source lights that has 9 1W leds on it.
post #154 of 238
Have you considered the LED tape light?? you can get this in an RGB configuration or just static colors
post #155 of 238
I use the Cryon D65 white lights behind my TVs. They work very well. The ones I have are very small and they have two different size strips. I have a long strip across the top and a shorter strip vertically on each side with my RP sets and on the smaller 40" LCD, two short vertical strips.
post #156 of 238
I found the value solution for ambient bias lighting. It's a Westinghouse 12" fluorescent light fixture that I bought at Target for $10. It came with a cool white bulb that seems to be close to the 6500K range of the spectrum. I hung it on the back of my 50" Samsung plasma and it gives out the level of ambient light that I want without modification. It has a much larger diameter (about 2 inches) than some of the other options, so it may not work if you don't have that much clearance. It says "battery operated" on the package, but I noticed that it has a standard 12 volt power socket, so I was able to use a 12 V AC adapter (aka wall wart) to power it. I plugged it in to my receiver's AC outlets, so the light powers on when I power on the receiver. I can easily replace the cool white bulb with a full spectrum one later. It doesn't give the many color option of LED's, but for the price I think it provides excellent ambient light.
post #157 of 238
i checked my local costco today for the cyron and they are discontinued. so i went to ikea and picked up the led strip dioders for my elite plasma. they look great.








post #158 of 238
Photos above look very cool. However it's a little too bright for me. It may be just right for my 63" Samsung Plasma. Can it be dimmed?
I was seriously thinking about using together http://ledlightingkit.com/index.html and Smart Strip SCG3 so when TV turns on, the LED backlighting system turns on. However, from what I read on ledlightingkit website, my plan may not work because the kit requires to press the remote button to turn it on. I have a logitech remote so I might be able to program the led system in when turning on my system. That's the best plan I can come up with for me for now.
post #159 of 238
Agreed...looks way bright. Can they dim?
post #160 of 238
Anyone try purchasing and installing the kits from http://ledlightingkit.com/ledstripkitremote.html yet? I'm kind of interested in trying this out too soon, and just checking for feedback. =) Thanks.
post #161 of 238
I hope someone who owns the 4-Strip LED light kit from ledlightingkit.com can answer my question about these. I have a remote switch for the outlet these will be plugged into; will these stay in the "on" position when you take the power away or will you have to turn them on with the remote each time? I would like to be able to hit the outlet switch to turn them on. Anyone?

EDIT:
Cool! A forum admin at the ledlightingkit.com website answered this question...

"If you turn the kit on and set the color to green for example and unplug it while on and you plug it back in (ac adapter) the kit will go back on to green. That should work the same for the wall switch. The kit should be controlled with a wall switch just as you want."
post #162 of 238
I'm interested in the ledlightingkit.com kit as well.

Specifically if I can have my harmony one learn its remote codes.

Anyone bought the 4 strip kit with remote yet?
post #163 of 238
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Originally Posted by videocam View Post




Seems pretty cool! I looked them up online:
http://cyron.com/Merchant2/merchant....tegory_Code=HT

The Costco price seems to beat out anywhere I have found online... esp. because the Costco bundle includes 6 light bars.

Yes, I got a set of these a while ago. I'm not sure they are still available, but you can probably find them in the internet like at the cyron.com site for one.
Do these look nice and work? Yes, they do. Easy to install too.
I like mine and you have all kinds of settings to play with. Really, the only Con is that the mic for music mode is not that sensitive even at the highest setting. You almost have to have the music too loud and the controller directly in front of the speaker. (They should have offered an "in-line" option with this, that would have been nice). At least from what I can tell so far the music effects are not too disco, which is good.
post #164 of 238
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Originally Posted by Gelinas View Post

I'm interested in the ledlightingkit.com kit as well.

Specifically if I can have my harmony one learn its remote codes.

Anyone bought the 4 strip kit with remote yet?

no one has experience with this kit?
post #165 of 238
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Originally Posted by Gelinas View Post

no one has experience with this kit?

bump for pics of this kit
post #166 of 238
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Originally Posted by Gelinas View Post

no one has experience with this kit?

I just ordered a multicolor 4-strip with remote and purchased an additional strip making it a five strip from ledlightingkit. I'm using it to illuminate the outside of a cabinet that surrounds the TV. I hope the light doesn't look too broken between strips. Anyway- I'll post some pics when I get it set up.
post #167 of 238
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Originally Posted by A10 Titan View Post

I just ordered a multicolor 4-strip with remote and purchased an additional strip making it a five strip from ledlightingkit. I'm using it to illuminate the outside of a cabinet that surrounds the TV. I hope the light doesn't look too broken between strips. Anyway- I'll post some pics when I get it set up.

A10 Titan! Stepping the game up. I thought no-on would ever reply to this request.

I'm planning on getting the multicolor 4-strip with remote in a month or so to go behing our 58" plasma. I look forward to your pictures and impressions of the kit. Will you be using it with a harmony remote?
post #168 of 238
Any updates/reviews on these ledlightingkit.com guys?

I hate websites selling products with no or hard to find technical details

Had to open the PDF doc on the remotes to find out for sure that they were IR.. but can't find if they can be programmed to a Harmony
post #169 of 238
They (ledlightingkit.com) are out of stock anyway. I found this out after I had already paid.

To be fair, they have offered to refund my money, but the other site I was going to buy from is basically just a mirror of ledlightingkit.com.

The ikea dioders are cheaper, but don't seem to have a remote.

Any other options?
post #170 of 238
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Originally Posted by ShaunD View Post

They (ledlightingkit.com) are out of stock anyway. I found this out after I had already paid.

To be fair, they have offered to refund my money, but the other site I was going to buy from is basically just a mirror of ledlightingkit.com.

The ikea dioders are cheaper, but don't seem to have a remote.

Any other options?

Ikea dioders are $80 here in Canada..

Would only get these on a remote
post #171 of 238
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Originally Posted by Eldorado View Post

Any updates/reviews on these ledlightingkit.com guys?

I hate websites selling products with no or hard to find technical details

Had to open the PDF doc on the remotes to find out for sure that they were IR.. but can't find if they can be programmed to a Harmony

the harmony can learn any ir codes.
I'm hoping someday someone will popst some first hand experiences with the ledlighting kit.
post #172 of 238
I am going to get the disk lights to put above my screen. I wonder if they make longer wires for them?
post #173 of 238
I've heard that LNA52A650 firmware 2007.0 is better than 2008.9. Apparently it has more 'pop' and 'pizazz'. I currently have firmware 2008.9 and would like to downgrade to 2007.0 if the claims are correct.

I've been looking into "behind TV ambient light" and can't ever find one I particularly like for the price. I'm intrigued by blue LED strips. Any recommendations?
Speaking of LEDs I have my TV in a room with candelabra light rated at around 3500k full light to 2000k-1800k dimmed. If I changed those lights out for LED based full spectrum lights. i.e 5500k-6500k. Would it give the blacks in the TV more "depth"?

Thanks,
xxmastermushxx

Here's attachments of my lighting conditions.
Attachment 168545

 

LED lighting..pdf 363.66015625k . file
post #174 of 238
It looks like all the LED's you guys are referring to come in such small sections. why? here is what i have used it comes on a 5 meter roll with either 30 or 60 LED's per meter plus an RGB configuration
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post #175 of 238
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Originally Posted by Rob K View Post

It looks like all the LED's you guys are referring to come in such small sections. why? here is what i have used it comes on a 5 meter roll with either 30 or 60 LED's per meter plus an RGB configuration

Do you have a link to this product?

I think having separate strips let you customize more for your needs, as you can also combine them into one big long strip..

Also big want here is lights that work on a remote
post #176 of 238
I ordered the 4 strip kit with remote from ledlightingkit.com for my 46" LCD.

I ordered them on Friday the 5th. I just received notice that they are back ordered and are supposed to ship out around the 15th of this month.

As soon as I get them, I'll post some pics and give you my opinion.

post #177 of 238
Are they a small company that make these led kits to order? Or are they that popular that their stock is sold out as soon as they get it?
post #178 of 238
They just recently revised the remote to include more features. Maybe that's why they ran out? Couldn't tell ya... I believe the site goes by 3 or 4 different names as well (i.e. barlighting.com)

The admins seem to answer questions about their products fairly quickly and a few users have posted pictures/reviews of their kits and they seem happy with it.
post #179 of 238
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Originally Posted by VikDragon View Post

I ordered the 4 strip kit with remote from ledlightingkit.com for my 46" LCD.

I ordered them on Friday the 5th. I just received notice that they are back ordered and are supposed to ship out around the 15th of this month.

As soon as I get them, I'll post some pics and give you my opinion.


I look forward to your impressions. Be sure to post pics.
post #180 of 238
illuminaire looks like some good stuff, any one here try them yet?? a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for!

http://www.illuminaire.com/
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