1/2" MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
Undercounter halogen lights - 8
Ceiling light fixture - 1
2' white rope light
Various other pieces of wood for decoration.

The central overhead fixture was made from a combination of eight halogen lights and a large conventional flourescent ceiling light fixture.

The base for the light is 1/2" MDF. The details are made out of various sizes and shapes of wood moulding.

Here the light has been painted metallic silver and is almost ready for installation.

Here is the original version of the light installed in the room.

After some time, I noticed the central flourescent fixture was interfering with my IR remote control system. To eliminate the problem, I replaced the flat center light with a much deeper light which utilizes conventional bulbs. Problem solved, plus I like the appearance of the larger glass doom on the new light.

In keeping with the Sci-Fi theme, I decided to build a wall light made to resemble a popular sci-fi insignia. It is cut out of 1/2" MDF with the front side routed to give it a beveled edge. It will be finished in silver and black with a 2' piece of rope lighting fastened to the back. The light is approximately 2' in length.

Indentations have been routed out on the back to receive the large end caps of the rope light. The MDF has also been given several coats of polyurethane sanding sealer..

Here the rope lighting (2' section) has been installed using the plastic, self stick rope light holder available in 6' lengths at your local Home Depot. The back of the light has also been painted a flat bright white to maximize the light from the rope.

Here is the finished light mounted on the wall outside the theater.

Please send me an email and let me know what you think.


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