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A project log for Programmable Kitchen Island Lamp

Parties end up in the kitchen, so why not give the kitchen lamp a party mode?

Steve PomeroySteve Pomeroy 07/10/2020 at 04:002 Comments
Success! The housing has been installed. Some of the mitered corners will need some tuning so that there isn't light bleed, but they fit generally pretty well!

The main component remaining is a diffuser on both the up and down lights, so that there aren't harsh shadows. I ordered some Optix LED Satin HDF which has a nice texture, excellent diffusion, and 92% light transmission. They'll be cut mostly to size from the reseller, I'll just need to miter the corners.

I'm super excited with how well the lamp looks in both white and RGB mode, even without the diffusers. Check out this fun pattern:

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Gerben wrote 07/10/2020 at 13:50 point

That's looking really nice. I would have never thought of actually making the screws a feature of the design.

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Steve Pomeroy wrote 07/10/2020 at 13:53 point

Thanks! Because they're nice stainless steel socket hex-head screws, I figured they could look nice and reflect the light in interesting ways. They're also very practical too, as I don't need to figure out how to mount the wood to the 8020 in some invisible way.

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