Published on December 26th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker0
Indirect Lighting for MANDAL headboard using LEGO
Materials: MANDAL, DIODER, LEGO bricks
Description: I used the MANDAL headboard to add some shelves to my desk, where I can display my LEGO models. They needed some highlighting so I started adding DIODER led strips on the top and bottom of the shelves.
But DIODER doesn’t look too good , so I wanted to hide it, creating some indirect lighting. I built frames using LEGO that you can slide onto the shelf. These frames hide the DIODER. By adjusting the distance between DIODER and the frame, you can control the brightness and the reach of the light beam.
You can use LEGO in many different ways to hide lights on any kind of shelf. Have fun creating your own version of this hack!
Check out the project-page on Snapguide for detailed instructions!
~ Martin Storbeck, Stuttgart, Germany