How do I light a glass wall?

I assume that LED lights would be the best, but what kind? We have a wall (dry-wall) with a large section of it being translucent glass. We would like to make the wall light up from the bottom. How?

  1. StarbucksCoffee
    on November 30th, -0001

    You could use LED strips, available at specialist entertainment and architectural stores. A funky idea would be RGB strips so that you can change the colour of the wall. An easier and simpler idea would be to mount a T5 flouro tube under the bottom edge of the glass. I suggest T5 as it is very slim and ultra bright.

  2. Sunburst
    on November 30th, -0001

    the light should come from behind the glass.

  3. Sarah
    on November 30th, -0001

    You could use hidden uplighters far less exspensive than l.e.d’s
    LF

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How do I light a glass wall?

I assume that LED lights would be the best, but what kind? We have a wall (dry-wall) with a large section of it being translucent glass. We would like to make the wall light up from the bottom. How?

  1. Sunflower
    on November 30th, -0001

    Install two flat rows of strip lights along the bottom… these are available at most hardware stores and are usually LED. You could put some sort of moulding over the top of them and the light would still illuminate the glass. Good luck!

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How do I light a glass wall?

I assume that LED lights would be the best, but what kind? We have a wall (dry-wall) with a large section of it being translucent glass. We would like to make the wall light up from the bottom. How?

  1. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    If its glass block you can drill a hole and insert indoor christmas lights in a couple of the glass blocks. Its a lot of work and you need diamond glass cutting drill bit but it looks awesome.

  2. RingKeeper
    on November 30th, -0001

    Place light on one of the edges so that it travels through the glass.

  3. Connie
    on November 30th, -0001

    You can also use Electro Luminescent panels. They come in white and many other colors. There illumination is very even over there surface.

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How do I light a glass wall?

I assume that LED lights would be the best, but what kind? We have a wall (dry-wall) with a large section of it being translucent glass. We would like to make the wall light up from the bottom. How?

  1. Solitarygrowth
    on November 30th, -0001

    LED strip lighting would be easiest, Spectrum lighting do a nice waterproof strip available in 30cm increments which clip together, in blue, green, red, warm white and snow white. It comes with double sided tape on the back- Osram do a similar product.

    However, 12v halogen uplights recessed into the floor would be more effective because you’ll get a brighter, more directional light. With halogen you can control the beam angle (by buying different degree globes) which allows for various V effects. You can also buy inexpensive colored globes for seasonal or decorative whims.
    If heat is an issue, you can buy LED replacements for your uplights, while the beam control isn’t as good, it will be much brighter than an LED strip. Once again Spectrum do a great product- is an LED MR16 globe (fits into a standard halogen up or down light) it comes with a remote control so you can change the globe color- (a nice variety from teal green to gold, light pink and blood purple) and effects like strobe, flash and fade.

  2. Connie
    on November 30th, -0001

    You can buy small pinnacle lights from Ace Hardware or any hardware store that can be installed easily by even the most inexperienced do it yourselfer.

  3. DarkDesire
    on November 30th, -0001

    Pretty much any translucent glass will light up with just about any light, but you don’t want to use incandescent or halogen lights – they just burn too hot and the light source will be visible.

    You could use a short section of rope lighting at the bottom and the whole wall should light up.

  4. Casper
    on November 30th, -0001

    I have seen this recently. You use a glass drill bit and drill a hole in the bottom this will allow you to insert a small bulb. You will be able to take the fixture out and change lighting colors.

  5. FootballFan
    on November 30th, -0001

    If the glass starts at eye level when seated, build a mantle shelf (like over a fireplace) with crown molding, any size you like. Instead of making the “shelf” part from wood, use glass. Install rope lighting whatever color you like)toward the bottom front of the molding (so it will be hidden from sight). Not only will the shelf light up, but so will the glass. Wish I could draw you a picture…they’re beautiful. It also allows you to display objects on the shelf which draws the eye to the glass, too.

  6. Style
    on November 30th, -0001

    maybe you could try what is call up-lights, they are very inexpentive can be found in wal-mart, kmart, target stores

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