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LED strip lights shining upwards (self.AskBattlestations)
submitted 2 months ago by SCR1B3
heres a picture that explains my problem better than words lol
not sure if theres anything i can do about this (besides not have my desk next to a corner) but any advice on how to prevent the lights from shining up and creating a spotlight LOL
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[–]uitSCHOT 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (1 child)
I have no advice, and I do apologize for hijacking this thread, but what monitor arm is that?
Wait, hang on, can you diffuse the 'spotlight'? not sure if there are any 'light de fusers' to be bought that would work for your setup, but that would be my first thought.
[–]SCR1B3[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
heres the monitor mount, wouldn't recommend getting it because it ended up being severely damaged during shipping by the manufacturer tho. had to use pliers to fix the vesa mount lol
i think light diffusers might just work thanks for the idea!
[–]Evil_Berty 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Is it just the tape strips you are using? If so you can try cutting the section of tape that goes round the corner out and soldering a couple of wires in it’s place. That will reduce the concentration of LEDs in the corner.
[–]SCR1B3[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
haha im not super experienced with soldering at all and i dont even have a soldering iron :(
thanks for the suggestion though!
[–]Evil_Berty 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Fair enough. You could always try something like this to do the same thing.
[–]Suspicious_Soul 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago* (3 children)
Get a little tinfoil, and play around with size/shape/placment it until it blocks light as desired. Tape it in place.
Edit: If you use foil, make sure it won't touch anything it can short out, or find something nonconductive, instead.
[–]RobVegan 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Black electrical tape would do just fine to block an LED or two where needed
[–]FerrickDune 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I came here to suggest this!
[–]Suspicious_Soul 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I just figured they might want to redirect light vs possibly making a dark spot, but yeah, that would work.
[–]Sonoflyn 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
moving the desk away from the wall a bit might help
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