How to Make an LED Glass Table

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How to Make an LED Glass Table
LEDs come in many colours. (green led image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.com)

An LED glass table requires a normal glass table, LED light stripes and a control unit. The LED strips are mounted under the glass surface and connected to a control unit that powers the lights. This can create a beautifully illuminated table. Arranging the LED light strips in a pattern or according to colour allows the designer to create an interesting light show. Placing a thin white tablecloth on top of the table can soften the light from the LEDs.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • LED light strips
  • LED control unit
  • Super glue
  • Glass table
  • Tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Create a design. Determine how the LED lights will be arranged under the glass table top. Mark those designs with tape on the top of the table.

  2. 2

    Purchase LED light strips. You can find LED lights at some hardware stores or arts and crafts stores, or you can choose from one of many online retailers. LED light strips come in a variety of designs, with lights that number from five in a strip to more than a hundred. Determine how many lights you will need to fit your design.

  3. 3

    Attach the LED light strips to the bottom of the glass, LEDs facing up. Attach the LEDs according to the pattern marked out with the tape. Use super glue to adhere the LED strips to the underside of the table.

  4. 4

    Attach the LED strips to the LED light control. Each LED strip will have a power wire running from it. Run these wires to the control unit and attach them. The wires should clip right in. The control unit can be mounted anywhere, preferably where it can easily be accessed to turn the power on and off, yet concealed enough that wires and the power cord are out of the way.

  5. 5

    Test your LED table by plugging in the control unit and turning it on. You might be able to adjust the settings on your LED light strips to change the speed, rhythm and hue of your light show.

Tips and warnings

  • Consider the location of your table and the nearest electrical socket to avoid stretching the power cord across a walkway.

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