I bought marble tiles for my bathroom. The tiles are semitransparent and look
very nice when I shine a light is from behind the tiles.
I'd like to put an even light source behind the tiles. There is not much space -
half an inch maybe. I tried using leds but I don't look good (even). Plexiglass
or acrylic could also work but has anybody any tips how to do it?
The only light source I can think of that's thin enough to fit in your
half-inch space are electroluminescent (EL) panels. Problem is, the only
color I know of that they come in is an ugly green.
Wonder if a piece of clear plastic could be used as a "light pipe", with
the light source below or to the side?
Made From Pears: Pretty good chance that the product is at least
*I seem to recall seeing walkway lights embedded in manmade stone, but I
can't remember any details. Perhaps a lighting store may help.
I think there is such a thing as luminescent tape.
I hope that you are not planning to put these lit tiles in the bathtub
I think leds are your best bet but you'll need some kind of
diffuser(s) to create an even light source -- a translucent
sheet of perspex/acrylic?
Keep in mind that some leds will eventually fail. Replacement
will likely be very tricky. I'm not sure I'd bother without
access to perform the maintenance that WILL be necessary
soon or later.
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