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  Reply # 887709 1-Sep-2013 09:35
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I would run black pvc tape along the top-most piece of rope. This is what is shining directly onto the ceiling. The position of the tape will dictate where the light falls off, so if you want it to fade before it gets to the lamp, experiment with some dark paper or cardboard, then, when you are happy with it, run the tape along it.

The same goes for the bottom. You will still get some spill showing up your wiring etc (unavoidable with an open back cabinet), but it can be greatly reduced.



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  Reply # 887737 1-Sep-2013 11:24
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Now there's an idea :0)

To be honest, I don't see too great a difference with light being on the back of TV or a bit further away. I'm 90% positive I'll hang it properly on the wall, in a 0 or square shape, and then adjust with pvc tape.

Even though the rope didn't get hot, I couldn't stop fretting something will happen to the TV.

By the way, the photos were taken with a crappy mobile camera, so it doesn't do it justice.
Here is one more with the TV turned on. Next one I post will be a done job, so it'll be good comparison.


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  Reply # 887740 1-Sep-2013 11:43
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Don't worry, photos will never do it justice, no matter what camera you use. I always keep that in mind when trying to critique things like this.

I've never heard of a problem with any that are mounted to the back, but if mounting it to the wall works, then go for it.

BTW, not sure how you are turning it on and off, but I bought one of these foot switches from mitre 10 and have it discretely placed on the floor by my cabinet. Means I don't have to bend down or around the back of my gear to turn the light on and off.



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  Reply # 888475 2-Sep-2013 19:02
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Aiight, I think this is it:





I'm pretty pleased, the light is bouncing between TV and wall, and dying out going top and bottom. Didn't even need to be precise when taping, although I did try with cut toilet paper core as test cover.

I'll definitely invest in that, BTW, thanks for all your good advice.

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  Reply # 888512 2-Sep-2013 19:47
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^ Glad you got it setup to your satisfaction. Its an arrangement of the rope that I would not have imagined, but if its good, you can't argue. Just sit back and enjoy the ambience.

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