Light Project- Light Source

For the source of light, I wanted to use either LED Strip lights to line the inside the box of the shade or I wanted to use a light box/ panel light. I started off by researching the prices and how I would source the lights.

For the strip lights they ranged between £6-£20 depending on colour and sizes, strip lights were okay but I wasn’t sure if just a border of lights around the box were gonna be bright enough so I started researching panels.. For the Panel lights they ranged from £8-£30. I found the perfect light panel on Amazon, it was 18W LED square Recessed ceiling panel (Day White colour) for £7.59.

The only issue was that its purpose was for a ceiling light so it didn’t come with a plug, I simply wired one in and tested it and it worked!, the light is so powerful and I am very happy with how thin the light is. I will need to add a fixture onto the back so I can hang it onto the wall, but that should be simple enough to do.

I began testing it out with my light shade and it was bright and really brought out the features of the light.

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My next job is to get the correct measurements of the light and start making my paper light shade.


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