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Old 03-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #21
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The glass doors are $50 each, so if you get three of them they are more expensive than the Besta itself.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #22
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A warning about those 4 x Dioder LED strips. Ikea changed the manufacturer last year and they now have a warm yellow colour. Unless you can hunt down the older model, I recommend avoiding them. I've mix'n matched the older white LEDs with the newer yellow LEDs and it looks nice but I'm not using bestas.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:31 PM   #23
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I would post a couple pics but i'm having a pain in the ass trying to figure out why they wont upload!

Anyway i have a 3 floor black Besta with glass doors, and the $24.99 Inreda LED Light.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:37 PM   #24
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i think it finally worked, sorry for the crappy pics.....
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #25
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Here are my Bestas totally at night. In both pictures, the Dioder lights are the ONLY lights on in the room, you can see how bright they really are.



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Old 03-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #26
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I agree with Northernlamp! Dioder is the best choice for a display case.

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #27
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Ikea changed the manufacturer last year and they now have a warm yellow colour.
Well that explains why I got a different color last time. Thanks man!

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I've mix'n matched the older white LEDs with the newer yellow LEDs and it looks nice but I'm not using bestas.
Would you be able to post pics on how it looks
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #28
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I can't take a photo right now because it's daytime but here's one I took a few days ago of one of my two cabinets. Unfortunately it doesn't show the lighting very well.

The lights are set-up as:
  • Bottom - yellow
  • Middle (facing down) - white
  • Middle (facing up) - yellow
  • Top - white
If you look between the two centaurettes (third shelf), you'll notice the striking difference between the old and new Dioder LEDs.

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #29
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That's pretty frustrating. I am not really a fan of the yellowish bulbs, I much prefer the cooler toned lights.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:52 PM   #30
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That's pretty frustrating. I am not really a fan of the yellowish bulbs, I much prefer the cooler toned lights.
Me neither and it took a lot of fiddling around until I was happy with the lighting.

Some statues look better under warm light, such as the 1:4 Bison (because of its heavy red) but for the most part they look worse. It changes the perceived colour of the paint. More than any other colour, I think black changes the most. The presence of my Morgul Lord (entirely black) under each light completely changes.

An unseen change that can can only truly be felt first-hand is warmer lights are more humble and better suit the home environment. White lights can sometimes make your collection feel/look too much like a museum display.
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