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Author Topic: Case lighting with Alexa and LED's Parkers Shining So Bright!  (Read 319 times)

Offline joedreamliner787

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Hi everyone, I decided to install led strips in my guitar cabinets and the results are awesome. All controlled via alexa and or an app. Took me about 2 hours to run the wiring nice and clean. I am an electrician so that does help  :D 
The blue painters tape with the two empty cases:
Future Home: Parker Nylon Fly (arriving Friday 7-27-18)
Future Home: Parker DFMV7 7 String MaxxFly. Currently at Shazrock paint getting a candy lime green color. I did install a midi system in it and pulled all the hardware out for Shazrock so it will be nice having the holes I made painted over and it will give it a factory look!







 

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Offline dspiffy

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Re: Case lighting with Alexa and LED's Parkers Shining So Bright!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 12:17:28 AM »
That is incredible!

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Offline JamieCrain

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Re: Case lighting with Alexa and LED's Parkers Shining So Bright!
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 03:26:46 AM »
Love it
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Offline Big Swifty

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Re: Case lighting with Alexa and LED's Parkers Shining So Bright!
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 08:11:39 AM »
Dude!

You win.

Whatever the competition was, that wins.

Hands down.

B.S.

OTT goodness, the best kind of goodness.
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Offline jb63

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Re: Case lighting with Alexa and LED's Parkers Shining So Bright!
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 08:26:12 AM »
You will never leave the house!

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Offline joedreamliner787

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Re: Case lighting with Alexa and LED's Parkers Shining So Bright!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 10:06:26 AM »
Hey guys, glad you like the pics! When the  Nylon fly arrives I will update the photos. Here is some info hope this helps.

This where I bought the cases at only 100 each.
I used 2x3 pieces of lumber laid them perpendicular to the vertical studs in the wall and screwed them into the studs.  Nice way to screw the guitar cases directly to the wood so I can space them evenly.

http://www.pennzonidisplay.com/woodguitardisplaycase.aspx

Here are the LEDS I used. They are wifi and connect to the amazon alexa dot or echo. I setup scenes and groups to tell alexa to do certain things such as "good night alexa" she turns off all ceiling lights, computer lights, tvs, rolls the thermostat back and sets the guitar cases to green at 10% brightness which provides a nice night light in the middle of the night and everytime I get up to use the bathroom and walk back from the bathroom I see these babies and just smile  :D
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07143JZTK/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I did use some extra wire and splicing connectors that crimp and bite right into the strips contact points. Ensure that if you tie more than 2 units together you get a power supply with the appropriate amperage available. It's easy to calculate based on the number of leds used based of wattage and power to calculate current draw. Basic ohms law.
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 02:49:35 PM »
wow ! that looks incredible, probably even better in person.  These guitars are so beautiful, they just can't be hidden away in guitar cases.  Nice job !
'95 Fly Deluxe, Majik Blue, Hard Tail
'96 Fly Classic, Transparent Red 
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Offline joedreamliner787

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 02:56:57 PM »
wow ! that looks incredible, probably even better in person.  These guitars are so beautiful, they just can't be hidden away in guitar cases.  Nice job !

Thank you for looking I agree 100%. I have more humidifiers and monitors on the way that will be installed in these cabinets but I have found that even in extreme conditions I find parkers don't move. Frets do not over hang from the neck shrinking and if you keep the string gauge the same as the spring I never had to turn the truss rod. The neck is dead straight and nothing compares to these guitars in my opinion.
I wish would purchase his company and make new guitars
 

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Offline billy

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 08:23:19 PM »
Yowza!
Billy

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