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I built a lighted racetrack with color changing LED's. I also added lighted legs for that WOW factor. I'm very happy with the results!

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After 2 coats of Stain.
Glaze Coated
Rail work with the 70b foam
Leg framing
After jig sawing the suites into the 1/4 inch birch plywood.
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#20 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsDAVE V 2016-12-24 22:19
Troy,
I bought the lights off eBay. I got the weather proof kind with a remote and power supply. They have many options including a brightness setting. The racetrack was stained in "Bombay Mahogany" color the glazed coated. I got the 2 part glaze coat from Home Depot for about $25. As for the wiring, I bought extra wire off eBay made for these LED's and did several soldering jobs. The lights are mounted vertically around the riser, i soldered wires to that ring of LEDs and routed into one leg. In the leg, I laid 4 LED strips at the base facing up and soldered wires to the end of the string and routed to the second leg. The wires are thin so I chiseled a path in the wood and stapled in place. I used plexiglass and intended to spray with window frosting but instead I just left the inner protective film on. This might be a tough read to follow but if you have more questions, shoot them my way.
-Dave
 
 
#19 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsStonefish 2016-12-14 01:18
Quoting Troy Hodapp:
Wonder if there is a video on how to install these lights. Also, does anyone know of the diffuser that is used? Or if plexiglass works? Heard that works well, but you need to cut grooves along the wood to install it. Thanks!

I didn't bother with a diffuser. They just stick straight to the "wall". I suppose one could look nicer, but I think it'd be a subtle improvement.
 
 
#18 LightsTroy Hodapp 2016-12-14 00:06
Wonder if there is a video on how to install these lights. Also, does anyone know of the diffuser that is used? Or if plexiglass works? Heard that works well, but you need to cut grooves along the wood to install it. Thanks!
 
 
#17 Buy Light SetupTroy Hodapp 2016-12-14 00:04
Does anyone know if I could pay for someone to have this setup? I mean the same dimensions as Dave's light setup? Thanks!
 
 
#16 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsStonefish 2016-12-11 04:43
I hooked up my amplifiers sort of like this: http://imgur.com/a/l0nFP
(Image credit: http://www.ecolocityled.com/category/led_tutorials_rgb_install)
The thing in the middle is the controller, the four things on the outside are amps. That image shows four power supplies, but I just used one big one (12V 12.5A output) and ran nice fat DC power lines to the amps. It's the strip lighting that loses all the power, because it's so thin.

I don't think Dave has lights between his playing surface and racetrack - I think that's merely where the light is pointed, and thus where it's most visible.
I mounted my strips pointing "inwards", on the "walls" of the raised rail.
 
 
#15 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsTroy Hodapp 2016-12-09 22:31
i am excited to see how the lighting was soldered and done - wondering how you were able to go from around the table with the lights to the legs. Were these lights 5050 6083 chip led's? Does the amplifier just connect the (2) 5m rolls together? Also, do you have lights between the playing area and the racetrack? It looks that way. Thanks!
 
 
#14 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsTroy Hodapp 2016-12-09 19:18
what is the rgb repeater for? is this it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-12V-24V-12A-24A-Signal-RGB-Amplifier-Repeater-for-3528-5050-LED-Strip-Light-/321471886998?var=&hash=item4ad937b696:m:mzcO6b_zblOcMZ3Ml3KU80w
 
 
#13 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsStonefish 2016-12-09 12:27
Quoting Troy Hodapp:
Stonefish - I guess my issue would be making sure I didn't have the lights too bright and do you have them face up or down on the bottom of the rail? heres what i was thinking,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-72W-5050-3528-SMD-Cuttable-LED-Strip-Lights-XMAS-Party-Car-RV-DECORATION-/252190554904?var=&hash=item3ab7ba7b18:m:mrj1b-dh6F_Q3zVqJMCaOBg

Looks good. I used about 6 metres of 5050 RGB. The white buttons in the top left are dimmers, so that's no problem.
Be prepared for the power brick to be a cheap POS fire hazard though.
And get a RGB repeater.
 
 
#12 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsTroy Hodapp 2016-12-09 12:20
Stonefish - I guess my issue would be making sure I didn't have the lights too bright and do you have them face up or down on the bottom of the rail? heres what i was thinking,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-72W-5050-3528-SMD-Cuttable-LED-Strip-Lights-XMAS-Party-Car-RV-DECORATION-/252190554904?var=&hash=item3ab7ba7b18:m:mrj1b-dh6F_Q3zVqJMCaOBg
 
 
#11 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsStonefish 2016-12-09 10:55
Quoting Troy Hodapp:
Awesome job! I also would like to do this layout. Where did you buy your lights, and does it have a remote? Was the wood stain a gloss or a gloss or a satin? Thank you!

I can't speak for Dave, but I made a table like this with "RGB LED strip" lights from ebay, which generally come with remotes. I also used amplifiers to get the signal to all the parts of the table without major DC voltage loss.

I'd show you, but my photos have been awaiting authorisation on this site for something like two months now.
 

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