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    does anyone know what kind of lights work the best for an acrilic edge lit sign? spacing of the lights? supplier? and do you have to flame the edges?

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    I use lcd flexible strips of lights. The bottom should be flamed but leave the sides and top frosted to reflect the light around in the plexi. I was at the Aspire gathering this weekend and picked up a lot of good info there. Check out the pictures on the vectric and camaster forums even above on our forum there are dome pics. I get my lights from ebay here is a link to the seller I use.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...:X:RTQ:US:1123

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    I use ElementalLed out of Emeryville CA. I use High output leds on as many edges as I can get to, and I have never bothered flaming the edges although that may help intensity a bit.

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    Jerry, Does your supplier also have the transformers to run the lights?
    Don
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    Thanks for the eBay link, Jerry. That is half what I pay locally.

    DLCS...I buy my transformers from a local electronics surplus place for $1.50.

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    do they have a web site for the transformers

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    Here you go, Jerry. Do keep in mind it has been 3 or 4 years since I bought my last batch, but I would suspect the price hasn't gone up much.

    http://www.surplusgizmos.com/

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