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« on: September 30, 2004 12:58:16 PM »

I saw this item on ebay (The seller has since been removed by ebay, looks like he was selling the items for $0.01 and over charging shipping to cover the cost of the item and avoid ebay fees) Anyway, thought it might be something I could figure out how to do.

It's a box (plastic?) with a light inside & a plastic poster front. I'm thinking this could be done with a shadow box, lamp kit & transparencies. Anyone have any suggestions or comments?


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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004 01:25:45 PM »

you'd have to use a really low wattage bulb.  what is a lamp kit?  is it something other than a socket and wiring?

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2004 02:11:16 PM »

you'd have to use a really low wattage bulb.  what is a lamp kit?  is it something other than a socket and wiring?

Would you still have to use a low-wattage bulb if you had a piece of glass between the picture and the bulb?  I was thinking about a project like this just today...picture a box with bulbs inside and a glass front, then an image and another layer of glass.

« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2004 03:04:37 PM »

I wouldnt use a transparency for this... you can try but youd probbally need to make 2 copies of the transparancy and double them up. There is a product called Duratrans that is specifically made for backlight advertisement, that works best for images set in light boxes. Kinkos can make them for you, but they are so stupid, if you use the correct term "Duratrans" they dont know what yr talking about. I think their generic term for duratrans is "backlight transparancy signs" or something simmilar. They are a bit expensive, but will produce the best results by far.
Im actually making a light box myself right now, useing this months ReadyMade mag's article ~ Turn your old speakers into a light box article. Ive gutted the speaker, bought some 1/16th inch clear plexi to fit the speaker, placed my Duratrans behind it, then a 1/8 inch white plexi behind it. Im using a small version of a flouresant light to light the box with, but you can use a light kit if you want. It just depends on if you want a circle of light or a rectangle of light inside your box. Get this months readymade. Cheers.
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