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15. Globe Electric 56963 Metal Clamp - Swing Arm Multi-Joint Desk Lamp, 31.5", Black

  • CLASSIC DESIGN: with an industrial structure and mechanical elements, the Architect 32" Multi-Joint Desk Lamp is at the peak of a true classic design style and will complement all decor features in your home office thanks to its black color palette that goes with everything
  • VARIABLE MOUNTING: the metal clamp feature on this 32-inch multi-joint desk lamp means you can mount this black fixture anywhere you need light (up to two-inches wide), making this the perfect accessory to add in your home office, college dorm or workstation
  • BULB REQUIREMENTS: this bright and ultra-modern desk light for any home office requires 1x E26/Medium Base 60W Bulb, which is sold separately. The Architect lamp is compatible with LED, Incandescent and Halogen Bulbs however, LED or Incandescent Bulbs are recommended to get the best results out of your adjustable desk light
  • ADJUSTABLE: the adjustable, spring loaded, top portion of the body allows you to point the light in the direction you need it most. The upper desk lamp swing arm can move up and down, making this a functional and minimalist design, great for any office setup
  • ON/OFF SWITCH: the on and off rotary switch function featured on this stunning swing arm desk lamp is conveniently located on the top of the home office lighting shade for quick and easy access. Simply turn on the switch anytime the desk light is plugged in and ready to be used at your work station
  • ADJUSTABLE: spring loaded arm is easily adjustable to direct the light wherever you need it the most
  • ON or OFF SWITCH: conveniently located at the base of the lamp shade for quick and easy use
  • VARIABLE MOUNTING: metal clamp means you can mount this lamp anywhere you need light (up to 2" wide)
  • EXTRA LONG CORD: 6 foot cord gives you the length you need to reach any space
  • BULB REQUIREMENTS: 1x 60W Max E26 Base Bulb (sold separately)
Globe Electric 56963 Metal Clamp - Swing Arm Multi-Joint Desk Lamp, 31.5", Black
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Length6.2 Inches
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u/aka_____ · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

Posting as an update because we finally finished the toddler bed project and I actually got around to taking some better photos. This took us way too long to complete but I'm so proud of how it came out, especially given our tight budget.

Link to the original post.

I actually also just found out I'm expecting again due July 2020 so I'd love any tips on shared infant/toddler rooms! So far I plan to move the little table into our office, then move the tent into the corner the table currently is, so that the crib (same one from the original post) can go where the tent is now.

Top Five Product/Gear List (hasn't changed, so I'll just copy/paste)

1. Crib: IKEA

I know a lot of people choose this crib for budget reasons, but I honestly prefer its simplicity to many others I’ve seen that cost 2-6x as much. It’s a great minimalist nursery pick and you can’t beat the price.

2. Book Baskets: Amazon

We have these same ones in our kitchen as fruit baskets, and I mainly like that they match. But they also hold a lot of books, which is great. I think I might add a fourth basket because we’re currently at capacity.

3. Wall Decals: Amazon

These were super easy to apply and one pack was the exact quantity that I needed for the whole wall, which made my OCD happy.

4. Hatch Baby Rest: Amazon

This was a gift from my dad last xmas and I honestly wish I had set it up sooner (we were pretty short on space with the renovations in progress). I love that I can control it from my phone and I’m excited for the “time to rise” feature as she gets older.

5. Tent: DIY Tutorial

I followed this tutorial for the main frame, but I wanted a more minimal look for the fabric portion so just made some simple channels for the dowels to pass through at the bottom. I also added some holes near the top to pass a string through and secured it with wood beads, to prevent it from splaying open too far and collapsing. This project requires beginner sewing and woodshop skills, but the end result is awesome. This was our birthday gift to our daughter and she loves it so far.

u/lild1425 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

These are just some tidbits I’ve learned along the road from other more smarter people than myself.

I know people like the Sapphire version of the 5700XT. Newegg is selling Ryzen 3600 for $190 if you didn’t buy it already.

Also, the G502 is $35 right now on sale at Best Buy if you didn’t buy it already/have it already.

Should be cheaper 3200 memory maybe? I haven’t checked PCPartPicker unless you’re looking for a certain aesthetic.

I actually got the Phanteks P300 (but I had to return it since I went all the way to a Mini ITX) and it was pretty awesome and weirdly small for an ATX case. People here love the Meshify C, but it’s more expensive. H500 is also good. I liked the P300 even though it’s airflow is ok. I loved the accent lighting. The Specific LED string light kit for the case is like $17 on Amazon if you’re interested later on down the line. Link.

I don’t know monitors that well, but I’ve always liked that one.

Here is a nice general GPU list at where they stand at performance. The 5700XT is usually 1080p 144hz I think. To utilize the better resolution, I think you have to bump up. Might want to fact check this.

Just to make sure. I was wondering why the air flow was so low on those fans and it’s because they’re silent. Just making sure that’s what you’re going for. There are much stronger fans for that price that aren’t silent.

I also have the 1T Intel and if you were able to get it for 90 (I think it’s on sale for 85 right now on Newegg), I would say it’s worth it over a $115 TLC drive like the Sabrent or HP at that price.

I’m also a fan of onboard WiFi. I have a (well rated) WiFi dongle on my PC that is garbage compared to the onboard WiFi I have on a super old 2012 PC. I wanna say I see that X570 on sale a lot despite it just coming out. I could be crazy though. Probably.

Just some things I noticed to make sure all is well. Good luck with everything!

u/blinkeredlights · 32 pointsr/BabyBumps

Here are a couple more pictures.

Top Five that money can buy:

  1. Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 crib. I’ve seen this crib in lots of nursery pics. It is easy to put together and sturdy. We picked ours up off Facebook Marketplace for $125, including the conversion kit.

  2. Hatch Rest sound machine and night light. we got a chance to trial run this little gadget a couple days ago when a friend’s toddler napped at our house. It was nice being able to change the sounds and light colors and turn up the sound using an app on my phone. Toddler was fussing and we turned up the sound a little and he went to sleep! Magic!

  3. Jellycat stuffed animals. They are just so cute. I give one to all the new babies in my life. My brother and SIL gifted this baby with one.

  4. Ubbi diaper pail. I don’t have experience using it, but it calms my nerves about poop. 🤷‍♀️

  5. Nambe photo frame. This was a gift. It is the sweetest little frame ever and not something I think I would have splurged on for myself, but seeing it in person, I think it would be an amazing gift for new parents and even worth buying for yourself. It’s so precious.

    Top Five that money can’t buy:

  6. The quilt hanging in the wall was made by my great grandmother and was my baby quilt! My mom surprised me with it at my shower.

  7. The framed art and picture. The top is a painting of baby garibaldis (sooooo cute!), which is the state fish of California. The bottom is a photo of my husband riding on his dad’s shoulders as a toddler.

  8. This book collection. We asked people to just gift baby with a book (they gave us soooo much more in addition), and we ended up with the most wonderful collection of funny and sweet books that will continue to remind us that we have an amazing family and network of friends.

  9. Box full of Beany Babies. Sentimental gift to baby from my mom.

  10. The yellow giraffe basket. My best friend gave us this and told me that she had bought when I was pregnant the first time (with a baby I lost to miscarriage). For some reason it just makes me so happy that there’s something meant for that baby in this room. ❤️🌈
u/SirEDCaLot · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Okay let's start from the beginning- each of your devices needs to be machine-controllable.

Lights- you can use smart bulbs (Hue etc) or you can use lighting controllers (smart light switches, plug-in dimmer modules, etc). Either way you'll either need a network like Z-Wave or Zigbee or Insteon to control them, which will require a USB RF interface. You could use all WiFi devices but I don't recommend this.

TV- that probably means infrared. Some TVs you can control by serial port, other TVs you can control with network traffic. 99% chance infrared is your best bet though.

Fan- if this is a plug-in fan you can use a plug-in switch module. What kind of fan is it?

Xbox- probably via IR.

Voice control- Alexa or Google Home.

Hub- Home Assistant works, HomeSeer costs money but might be easier to set up.

So to break this down, you need to find a way to interface all these devices with your hub. Let's assume you're using HA.

For the lights, you need a primary control technology, that'll be Z-Wave, Zigbee, Insteon, etc. I suggest Z-Wave as it's got better support in both Home Assistant and HomeSeer. That unfortunately rules out Hue bulbs, but it means you can instead get nice Z-Wave smart light switches and use your existing bulbs. Here's a popular one. If you want super controllability check out the HomeSeer branded switches- they'll work fine with Home Assistant, they have several LEDs that you can program to do whatever, you can decouple the switch (so pushing the button doesn't turn on the light but rather sends a Z-Wave command), program double/triple/quadruple tap actions, etc.

Note that if you really really want Hue lights, Home Assistant and HomeSeer both (somewhat) support ZigBee. You can also buy a Hue Bridge, which is basically an Ethernet-Zigbee interface that's Hue-proprietary, and link that to HA or HomeSeer.

Fan- if it's a plug in fan you need a plug-in appliance/switch module. Here's one. If you have a ceiling fan type thing you'll need a ceiling fan switch. Here's one of those (HomeSeer makes one too).

IR (TV, Xbox, etc)- probably BroadLink devices or Global Cache iTach. Note that if you try HomeSeer, Global Cache works, Broadlink I think does not.

Voice commands- How to integrate Alexa and Home Assistant.

u/0bv10u5thr0w4w4y · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Top 5 Favorites!

  1. Crib mattress! We did tons of research and ended up going with this one based on reviews and affordability.

  2. Not really pictured well in photo because it's folded up, but I'm so excited about this portable pack and play! Fisher Price On the Go Baby Dome:

  3. 4 Moms Momaroo Swing, I got this secondhand for like $35.

  4. Baby ballpit/ activity mat. Another registry gift I was so excited to receive! It is an activity mat with sides to contain baby and also has balls to play with for when she's older.

  5. Hatch Sound Machine and Night Light - this thing is AWESOME. There's an app so you can control it from your phone, it plays music and white noise sounds, it has calming lights to light up nursery, and there's also a tap on/ tap off feature. We've been using it already!

    I hope you guys like my bumblebee nursery! Most of the stuff was secondhand/ hand me downs other than what we got for the baby shower. The thing I'm most proud of is the decorations above the crib. The flowers were my husband's idea! I hot glued sparkly scrapbook bee stickers into them and also painted the sign. The honeycomb decor by the couch didn't turn out quite as well as I hoped but I'm still proud! And the "sweet as can bee" sign that's hard to see on the bedside table was hand painted by one of my childhood friends, I can't believe how adorable it is!

    Now we're just missing a baby!
u/marswithrings · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

well, generally speaking the more you decide to care about aesthetics, the more money you'll need to be willing to shell out. but honestly, i think you can do the LEDs cheaper than you're expecting.

first, RGB LEDs definitely get up in the 20+ range fast, but if you drop the RGB you can get them way cheaper. if you drop the color you might be able to get them even cheaper! i mean heck, at this point the LED strip is cheaper than the fans you're buying.

not to mention you can definitely take just one of those strips and chop it up into the individual pieces you need if you're willing to do a little wiring, so you would only need to buy one of them. wiring them into the case has the added bonus of meaning you don't necessarily need a remote control to turn them on/off (just unplug them if you want them off), so you dont have to worry about whether the cheaper LED kits come with one or not. i know there are also some LED strip kits designed specifically for things like computer cases that are already broken up into a few different sections for you as well - at a glance i'm not really seeing any on amazon, i'm sure you could find them if you were interested.

case fans definitely aren't the kind of thing you should count on reselling of trading in for much value, but it's always nice to have some extra fans if you're getting into building. before you know it you'll be helping your friend with a build or building a new rig for yourself, or one of your fans will die or something and you'll be happy you have a backup - even if you have a good "lol" at that fan having purple LEDs that dont fit the current theme, it's great to have a functional fan until you can purchase a replacement.

a solid mechanical keyboard is something you can definitely count on being able to trade in for value down the road, but i'm not particularly familiar with either of the boards you're talking about so just do your research before you pull the trigger on one.

u/CharPeiMama · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

So this is baby # 2 and we were all about the hand me downs this time around. Would’ve liked to paint but we rent and I didn’t feel like dealing with all that. We did have a baby sprinkle and scored some big ticket items like a double stroller, infant car seat, diapers, and swing. First time mamas, let me encourage you to buy secondhand. I could’ve saved literally over a $1,000 on my first born’s nursery had I been a little more open to used items. IMO, both nurseries are just as nice except this one was substantially cheaper to create.

Not easily seen from my poor quality video are Babar prints. If you can just look past the fact that it’s a story endorsing French imperialism, one can’t resist having an elephant nursery without Babar the elephant!

Top five items:

1.) Secondhand IKEA crib; my friend used this with all three of her kids. It is the Snigler crib. Super basic but super reliable.

2.) Dresser: secondhand, purchased on Facebook marketplace. Also has changing table topper but we omitted using that and just secured the changing pad to back of dresser.

3.) Elephant decals: Wall Pops WPK0841 WPK0841 Tag...

LUCKKYY Elephant Family Wall Decal Removable Vinyl Wall Art Elephant Bubbles Wall Stickers Baby Nursery Wall Decor (Grey)

4.) Hatch sound machine: we used this with our first (still do) and it was a sleep game changer. In my opinion, the best white noise machine on market. Also doubles as an ok to wake clock and is operable from your smart phone!

Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise

5.) Ubbi diaper pail: we’ve tried several diaper pails over the years and this is the most smell proof and easy to use. It has a lock mechanism to prevent curious hands from digging through dirty diapers and can use regular garbage bags.

Ubbi Steel Odor Locking, No Special Bag Required Money Saving, Awards-Winning, Modern Design Registry Must-Have Diaper Pail, Gray

u/Aerrowae · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! I'm so excited that you're getting your own place! That's such a good feeling!

/u/Pinalope4Real and /u/dnd1980

Startup an excel spreadsheet and make a budget for yourself. I find that once I have a budget setup I pay even more attention to my money and figure out new ways to save. I have helped my roommate and my boyfriend setup a budget. :o)

The meat market can save you sooo much money and make you more conscious about the items you are buying and motivate you to cook more.

Crockpots are awesome and help you save time during the week. I know you work from home, but ready-made food throughout the week is awesome!

The Magic Bullet or Nutribullet are both great to have in the home for smoothies! Of course you can blend other items in the cups as well.

I have this Himalayan Salt Lamp and I love it. I also have this Himalayan Salt Candle Holder....actually everything I'm linking you is something that I own and love, something I have experience with, or a similar model (the crock pot was a random model) lol

Oh and this tea because it's delicious.

u/somesillynerd · 2 pointsr/gardening

Wandering Jew isn't a 'succulent' but it's pretty close and is going to be more similar than say, a seedling or trying to produce tomatoes in the winter.

This is the article that helped me, so many place talk about proper grow lights instead of typical shop lights that work just fine. This is also helpful

I got these from amazon earlier this month and I've had them on for a couple weeks now and all my new growth is going great. I got them for $56 for 6 bulbs. I have them set up on your typical wire shelving, 2 per shelf. They were extremely easy to install and set up. They're also pretty cool, even directly touching the bulb it's just warm, barely hot after being on for 12 hours.

Now, obviously they're not available anymore. Amazon does have some similar packages that are 5000k which should work but isn't as ideal.

Special grow lights are nice (the red/blue bulbs, give out purple light) but if you're not looking to force something to flower and just keep it with decent growth in the winter, a shop light works fine.

You want something with 6500k for the color temp - it's a bright white. 5000k would probably be okay but not ideal. 3000k is for flowering.

Basically, if you have a smallish area and a shelf, a t5 or t8 light fixture with bulbs in the 6500k BRIGHT WHITE or HIGH OUTPUT range will keep her plants happy.

If you throw t5 6500k into amazon, there are tons of bulbs available but I'm not familiar with the fixture - what I got included those.

Now, if she only has a couple of plants, something smaller would be fine, I know they have 2ft long ones too.

u/brando_1771 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Okay so you have a few options. You could pick up some of the Corsair LL120 fans and use those. However you’d need the controller that comes with some of their multi packs. I think the 3 pack with controller is quite expensive. So that may not be an option immediately. But those fans are amazing. If you went this route, you’d put one on the rear, and the other 2 on the top. But this would cause a pretty heavy pressure imbalance, so you’d want to get 2 more normal fans and put them up front.

Alternatively, Phanteks makes a product called the ‘Halos’ which are RGB fan frames which can be placed on virtually any fan. They’re fairly cost effective, considering they can be swapped to a different fan, and they work with MSI mystic light, which is the RGB controller for the motherboard.

The case has a closed front panel, so you don’t need rgb fans for the front. I’d say just the rear and/or top would be the only ones you’d want rgb. The case comes with 2 120mm fans, one in the front and one in the rear. The cpu cooler comes with 1 120mm fan. So, if you fit the rad in the rear, you could put the fan that’s included and add that to the front. Then put the fan frame on the rear fan.

Phanteks also makes an awesome little rgb strip kit It’s available on amazon. It works with the fan frames, and is magnetic making install and placement real easy.

Idk, honestly just shop around figure out how much you want to spend. The case could definitely use some better cooling, especially up front. So if you can move all the stock fans you’ll have to front, and then for the rear rad fan (and top if you get them) you’d use the rgb fans, that would be a great move. Just remember most rgb fans are proprietary, and only work with their brands software, or a specific software.

u/ragingcomputer · 10 pointsr/homeautomation

I think it's easier to search for minor inconveniences and annoyances around your house, then search for ways to automate it away.

I gotta watch out with this site or I'll end up in the non-automated poorhouse, but it's awesome for product discovery

Since you mentioned OpenHAB, the supported technologies list is a good place to start a wishlist too

I'm using z-wave for most of my devices, so the product database is full of devices that are more likely to be compatible

This forum thread is also great for seeing what other people have gotten working

Personally, I've had great luck with these devices:

Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Z-Stick, Gen5 Z-Wave Plus - ZW090

2gig CT100 Z-Wave Programmable Thermostat (White)

MIMOLite - Z-wave Mulit-Input/Output Dry Contact Bridge

GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

GoControl WNK01-21KIT Z-Wave Essentials Wink Enabled Security Kit

I have an old ADT installed Safewatch pro 3000 alarm, and this ties it into OpenHAB really nicely.

I'm comfortable pulling wires through the walls, so I use one of these for TTS playback from my OpenHAB box:
Elk ELK-70 Echo Speaker

Driven by one of these:
Lepai LP-2020A+ Tripath TA2020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier with Power Supply

A few scenarios might help with inspiration.

I have a sensor on my garage entry door that kicks on the laundry room light when the door is opened so I never enter a dark house with my hands full.

If it's 00:00 - 06:00 and any perimeter sensors on the alarm are tripped, all outside and main level lights come on at full brightness

I have a sensor on my garage door to send me an alert if it has been open for more than 15 minutes, and a camera and a mimolite to close it remotely

My wife works nights so I have a mimolite to disable the upstairs doorbell while she's sleeping during the day. It sends our phones alerts if the doorbell is rung while silenced

u/nessi_saltares · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/mrsbeeps · 1 pointr/Gifts

My minecraft kid really loves the shirts that feature his youtube heroes, in fact i'm getting him a pat and jen shirt this year, but he also loves the dantdm one from walmart. As Ejalamung suggested, sunglasses are huge and a watch is great. Those are two really good ones.

Nerf shooters go over really big, as well as the toy archery kits.

Have you looked at anything like snap circuits?

My kids also really loved this, moon in my roomécor-Night-Light/dp/B000EUHKUE/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1478653304&sr=1-1&keywords=moon+in+my+room+uncle+milton

Hope you have a wonderful christmas!

u/ekzoo85 · 2 pointsr/winkhub

First off, welcome -- it's a fun ride!

Re: Dimmers/Plugs/Etc
Caseta is nice, I have a couple of switches and they work great. Especially if you want to create 3-way switches without wiring. What I mean is that you can just replace one hard-wired switch with a smart switch and then use the Caseta Pico for the secondary location (which just adheres to the wall).

Just some thought starters as you explore further -- for hardwired switches, in addition to Lutron, I have had a ton of success with the GE/Jasco Z-Wave switches.

I have the generic on/off switch, dimmer switch and fan switch by them (more on the dimmer function later).

For my plug-in switches, currently I have a couple different ones I use for Christmas lights, and a couple of lamps and a floor fan.

My favorite is this random one I found by Inovelli or Show Home (not sure -- looks like Inovelli is a distributor or something):

I like it because you can control two outlets individually vs just one like all the other ones and it's around the same price too.

I also own a Leviton plug-in which works great too, but only controls one outlet -- still no complaints:

Ok, now on to your question about blog/forum/guide, etc...
Here's a good place to start:

I also enjoy reading the Wink Group comments on Facebook -- I can't remember the name of the group, but if you just search for Wink Home Automation, I think it shows up. That group has been awesome for learning new things. It's a fairly large group too.

Lastly, I think I understand what you're asking, but if not, I apologize. How the GE Dimmers work (and I'm assuming the other ones too) is that you can use the switch manually like any dimmer switch -- hold up and it gets brighter, hold down and it gets dimmer, tap the up button and the light turns on to the last setting you left it at, tap the bottom button and the light turns off.

You can also set the percentage (or approximate, I don't recall it having actual numbers -- it's more a sliding scale) you'd like it to go to from within the Wink app (ex: have your light come on to around 75% at 8pm, then dim to 50% at 10pm).

Make sense?

Hope this helps.

u/ambivilant · 1 pointr/askdrugs

Ok. That's cool. I prefer solo trips myself. I have anxiety around crowds of people, too. Being stuck in a cattle-drive of people after a show is always hard for me, acid or not.
As for recommendations I recently bought a light machine from amazon that reproduces the reflected light from water. Very mellow and soothing. Link.. I use it every night to help get me to sleep and it looks amazing while tripping.
At the top of my musical recommendations would be your favorite band. Although you've perhaps worn them out the past couple of trips. After that it would be my favorite band; Phish. Their music paired with psychedelics is like peanut butter and chocolate; to me, at least. Pretty much any show from mid-late 90's will be amazing. Specifically New Years '93 or '95. On their Halloween dates they play a classic album in its entirety and those are always great (Beatles, Velvet Underground, Little Feet). Other bands that are good for tripping would be post-rock bands like Explosions in the Sky or This Will Destroy You. No lyrics just melodic instrumentation. I really like listening to Animal Collective on trips. Particularly the albums Feels and Merriweather Post Pavilion. Those guys make music that is pretty much designed for psychedelics. Very drippy and warped. Easily one of my favorite artists.
Do you have a laser pointer? There is special UV reflective paint that 'absorbs' the light and keeps it in the paint. Essentially it allows you to draw with lasers which blows my mind every time.
Silent, dark rooms are also extremely underrated.

u/OriginalMSV · 3 pointsr/funkopop


So, here are the parts/products I used (all from Amazon, and available for Prime delivery):

  • Lights

  • Power supply

  • Jumpers/connectors

  • Wire (for linking cases to same remote & power source)

    (And, of course, Michaels Baseball Bat Cases)

    [Images are linked for appropriate descriptions below]

    First thing was finding the proper distance between the cases for mounting on the wall -- I've seen a ton of other folks doing these in different ways, but the one thing that always bugged me was not taking advantage of using the case as a shelf also, and just doing one right under/over the other, and not leaving room to display other things (like the in-box ones I have there)... plus, it solves the next issue:

    I wanted to use the same power & control for both cases (and have them linked together), but not have wires showing to link them... If I wasn't a renter, and knew this could be a permanent fixture, I would've popped holes in the wall to hide the cables, but since that's not an option, I used the in-box pops to hide the wire that runs from the bottom case to the one on top. I'm sure there are a number of other ways to accomplish the same thing, but this seemed like the best solution for me. Personally, I didn't care for the look of the LEDs running along the sides or the top of the cases, so I only ran a strip along the bottom of each case, saving some lights for some other random project down the road.

    So, in both cases, I drilled holes into both of the back bottom corners, and then Dremel-ed one of them a bit to allow the main power supply link/adapter to fit inside the case (it's about a 1/2" across in rectangular shape).

    The power comes from the wall below, which is behind a larger cube storage shelf, and the cable that leads into the bottom right of the lower case is 'hidden' behind that in-box Tony Stark.

    I wired up the bottom case first, and at the end of the strip, set up a jumper from the strip to the extension cable, and threaded enough to reach the top case, which connects to the other strip, running in the opposite direction. Eventually, there'll be a third case above these, which is why I drilled the extra hole in the other corner of the top case, to be prepped for another extension wire to run to the third (once I pick another one up and figure out what to fill it with).

    ...That more or less covers it, I think. :)

    Feel free to hit me up if you want any other info or pics, etc. It was frustrating at first, trying to figure out the easiest way to do what I had envisioned in my head, but it worked out in the end, so I'm pleased.

    Good luck with yours!

    edit: formatting
u/TMITectonic · 2 pointsr/led

LED Ropes are almost always garbage. Plus, a lot of them use incandescent (like small xmas tree lights) bulbs on AC instead of actual LEDs running DC (which can make it portable, whenever necessary).

The first question I'd ask you is how "cool" do you want it to be? I don't mean color temperature, I mean are you just looking for a plane white source that can be switched off and on? Or would you be wanting it to do multiple colors (even multiple colors on each LED, as opposed to the whole thing lighting a single color at a time)?

Originally, these were/are designed to be backlit from a set of long CFL bulbs like you'd see in a corporate office setup. The bulbs are fairly energy efficient, cheap, and don't produce "hot spots" (where you can directly see a light source, or its shadow, through the sign) nearly as much as LEDs or Halogen/Incandescent.

All that said, I'd recommend one of the following three methods:

  1. Go to Home Depot or even Harbor Freight and buy a fluorescent bulb setup with the lamp and the bulb and mount it on the wall and hang the sign over it. Possibly cheapest solution, definitely the easiest and will look good but won't offer any extra features beyond off and on.

  2. Buy an RGB LED 5M strip kit that comes with a remote, or something like this if you want some music reactivity. Then line your letters (LEDs faceing either "inward" toward the wall, or at a right angle perpendicular to that so that the LEDs point toward the inside of the letter's white area) with the LED strip, cut if needed, and add a white backdrop for better reflectivity and to soften any hot spots; just use cheap MDF or whatever scrap wood you have laying around.

  3. Buy something like an ESP8266, an amplified electret mic, 5V PSU, and a strip (or string!) of WS2812b (or APA102's, if you can afford them!) LEDs and program that sucker any which way you'd like! You can even use visualization software like JINX! or GLEDiator to send data to the ESP8266 and have it output to the strips in realtime. This obviously will take some learning, if you aren't already familiar with Arduino and the like, but the whole system is designed for beginners.

    Best of luck!
u/EldeederSFW · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The case is awesome! The SSD's and HDD's hide in the back. The case has a quality feel to it. The buttons on front? I don't really pay much attention to. The power button lights up, and the front panel has built in LEDs that light up too and you can select the color from like 12 colors. It includes an LED strip and that plugs into that front panel switch so your case will match. Personally, I'd get the adapter and plug it into your mobo's RGB Header. That way you'll have full 14 million color control instead of just 12 colors. Asus Aura runs RGB beautifully!

Find the adapter here

Or spend 10 more bucks and get the adapter plus 2 more LED strips here

The fan control switch is weird. There is no indicator as to the speed, so you just have to feel it out. Since I put in the Z370-E Mobo, I've been meaning to actually hook my 3 Corsair exhaust fans up to the Mobo, just haven't gotten around to it yet. I might actually connect them to CAM, but first I have to see if that is even possible.

Honestly, if you've got a color scheme in mind, go for the RGB Ram. I didn't even want to do RGB with mine, I just liked the case. I thought I'd do a simple purple. I liked where it was headed, so I bought the LED exhaust fans, and halo'd the Kraken Rad fans.

With Asus Aura, each RAM stick actually has 5 color zones you can modify independently.

Plus it comes with a really sweet door hanger to let mom know when you're gaming or not! Christ, it would be nice to spend three grand on a pc and not be treated like a 14 year old lol.

Ask away man! I enjoy talking about this stuff.

u/taarotqueen · 2 pointsr/saplings

Yes! I get smell proof baggies from the headshop but you can order them online and in my opinion they work really well. Then you can hide your weed in creative places and it won’t smell, I put mine in the compartment one of these salt lamps. There’s a gap where the bulb goes but you can fit a few grams in there, screw the lid on the bottom and put it on your nightstand, no one would ever think to look there. Just don’t plug it lmao you don’t want to cook your weed.

I figured this hiding place out myself I think (I mean I’m sure SOMEONE else has done it but for me it’s my thing), so it’s not one of the places that will come up if you google “where do teens hide weed”. Not too worried about sharing my secret here though, definitely wanna help y’all out.

Once you get smell proof bags the possibilities are endless so just find little places your parents or roommates or whoever you live with won’t look and I’m sure you’ll be good!

u/ThePancakeChair · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

As a beginner, you might be best to go with an Arduino board (probably the Arduino Pro, found on Amazon and the like) but you'll have to learn programming for Arduino (basically programming in C), which is super easy in programming land but you'll have to actually sit down and learn it to be able to use it properly. You'll also need a bit of soldering handiwork to mount and wire up the pushbutton and Neopixels to the Arduino. If you haven't done soldering before, you'd be best to practice that first as well.

Tell you what - you're probably best to go with one of those off-the-shelf remote-control LED strands. They won't go in a circle (though they can all fade in and out together), but they can change color and brightness using a remote control.

You'll still have to figure out how to power them without being plugged in, though.

u/_Dark____ · 1 pointr/buildapcforme
u/idiot_proof · 5 pointsr/cars
  1. RGB LED strips. Here is about 5m worth of waterproof strips with a remote controller for $16. Not sure how best to get power there, but you can find instructions on youtube. Foot wells, cup holders, and doors are generally the best spots for these.
  2. Paint. One of my friends handpainted the interior of his WRX to have white accents instead of just black. Looked very clean (to high school me) and can add that bit of personalization you're looking for. Maybe look for subtle accents to your current interior (paint black on a black interior for lines that are only visible from certain angles). I don't know back to the future very well, but you could use that for inspiration here.
  3. Gauges, dials, and displays. Back to the Future has a car with a lot of information right in the center console. Having a Nexus 7 or other tablet in the center of the dash or boost gauges on the A-pillar could add to this look while still being functional.
u/throwawheyaccwtf2 · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

> Actual blueprint

Great, you make my plans look like something an orangutan would wipe its ass with...

I must tell you there is no guarantee 5000k will work better, in fact I get the easily tightest growth from 4000k LED. 6500K fluoro made for wide plants but not nearly as tight, it demanded more real estate with wider leaves + longer stalks to spread them out.

Fluoro and LED are different of course, fluoros have wide spectrum always and LED is divided into almost pure RGB spectrum (like lasers)

I'm telling you, the plant under MH 250 watt at 5500 kelving gave me good fast growth compared to the LED (only using ~35%of the LED strip output tho) but fewer nodes! Much more air in that plant.

MH is its own technology, with its own spectrum, but it seems the color of the light source has an overall say in plant BUILD more than growth SPEED and I've seen it in every single plant I've grown, they all seem to respond the same within their species capabilities.

4000k LEDs got a lot tighter nodes and darker colors. It's in week 8 flower and STILL NOT YELLOWING, my bigger plants with more soil look starved for nitrogen in comparison.
5000k+ can work if you have few plants and want the few, atlas sized leaves, if you want more species and individuals the 4000K is going to keep it thin and shorter and tighter spaced plants. 3000K works but I wouldn't look at anything but the most efficient lights in your case (which in most LED cases is 4k)

of course hard to guarantee I don't really know shit, but something of this sort.

Quantom boards with 60 degrees would be a problem no?

The arduino stuff is over my head so can't calculate for that, But know what I would want to do, Have LEDs around the frame and back light the leaves, maybe less efficient for some plants, may look better in warm white, who knows. A ring of low intensity back light would be cool.

So many factors, my head hurts, your ideas seem sound however.

My old strips are kind of like these, but less efficient and more expensive (and can still grow serious dope)

Maybe try 5000k, but make it a third priority, I'd invest in efficiency, lower price and the known tight build of ~4000k LEDs first and foremost

But take into account I have not browsed all specs and prices on QB and COB options and my selection is very limited out of EU.

Good luck with that build tho I'm loving it. I had a shit ton of plants not long ago but ran into health issues and now building back up to a comfortable, low maintenance indoor environment.

u/shadeo11 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is assuming your motherboard is good with AM4 sockets.

"Coolness" is hard to give suggestions on just because what looks good to you or I may look terrible to your son. The list I linked below has the case, PSU, and water cooler that I think are decent. That'll come to 250. Like I said, the case may be subjective; I picked one that has some Corsair RGB fans built in that looks kinda nice and has some decent reviews, although you may choose to look elsewhere. There are a TON of <$100 RGB cases. I've included a H60 water cooler for your 2600 which should be adequate for a moderate OC on a budget. It runs decently quiet and should easily fit any case. Corsair water coolers are of great quality, generally, although you can also look at Noctua or Coolermaster, etc.

Some tips: if you want RGB, Corsair is the way to go. They will charge a hefty premium for their fans, strips and controllers, but they are of great quality and all are guaranteed to work together worry free. Now, if you want to control the RGB on that case I linked, for example, you'll need an RGB controller to do so. Thankfully, Corsair makes one that works with its proprietary iCUE software and makes things very easy - the software is available on Windows and allows you to customize the colour and effects and works with all Corsair peripherals. I'll link the piece I'm referring to below as you won't find it on PCPP:

iCUE Fan Controller

That'll run you about $70. You can plug in the fans from that case and additional Corsair RGB fans or LED Strips to your desire. You can probably go off-brand for cheaper, but you won't find an easier solution than Corsair + iCUE.

u/msucurt · 3 pointsr/homegym

I bought these after a suggestion from another person on this forum. I didn't think they would work, but WOW, it made a huge difference. Brightened my area unbelievably good. First link is the LED lights. Second link is the adapter to be able to plug it in.

I just wrapped mine around the inside of my window.

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Strip Lights, 300 Units SMD 3528 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)

LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/OZZMAN8 · 4 pointsr/coins

This might seem odd, but one of the things that's most helped me in my coin enjoyment is a nice desk lamp I got from my GF's parents. This is the one and costs a little less than $50. It has a really heavy base, maybe 6-7 lbs, touch on/off and light setting buttons, a usb port to charge a phone on or whatever, and looks pretty sharp! I really like it for checking out coins under magnification because my room is so poorly lit. I mostly like to check out the change I get to look for errors, I don't have much for valuable coins. Really helpful for homework too.

u/cj3636 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Lol. I'm in this now. I am going to make a program that supports typical R / G / B / 12v 4 pin headers and the (DeepCool has it on their coolers, but its now pretty standard) 3 pin + power addressable RGB strips.


Like get a remind me for this. I am gonna make it happen.

Gonna use an Electron/NodeJS GUI for it and everything.


I'll begin with this project and go from there.


I will go as far as mapping each sound input and output device to any RGB strips connected to a PC.


Oh lord I'll even be using some of this code from the best rainmeter plugin there is.


Best part:

Things like these and thesewill be compatible.

u/Riy_the_Tree · 1 pointr/succulents

I just bought a shelving rack like this one and these lights, but now I'm trying to make sure I set everything up properly and have questions x_x

  • How many lights do I need per shelf and where should they be positioned?
    • I want to attach one on each side like this, but that would put them 14 in (35.5 cm) apart and might be too far.
  • Is placing the lights 8 in (20 cm) above the tops of the plants too far?
    • I have a tall aloe that I've based one of the shelf heights off of, but the other tall-ish plants on that shelf would be about 8 inches away.
  • Any advice on acclimating plants to their new lights?
    • They've been in an eastern window all year and are looking a bit sad and etiolated. Previous years I'd take them outside during the summer and then they'd be fine over winter, but I wasn't able to get them out this year ;\^;
    • They will still be positioned where they can receive what little eastern light they were getting as well.
  • How long should the lights be left on?
    • I'm going to get an outlet timer, but not sure how long these particular lights should be left on.
  • Should I add a fan for better air circulation?

    Thanks for any help! :)
u/justahermit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I LOVE these dvd storage cubes

these are probably the best thing ever for storage. they come in other colors i just couldn't finfd on amazon.

and use these with them. again come in multiple colors. Both the shelf and bins are cheaper at like walmart and kmart, the bins are like $2 a piece and i got the shelf for $35.

and then these water speakers

and this awesome light projector

i like these salt lamps which help clean the air and give a nice relaxing lighting

and this because everyone should have a lucky elephant in their room

thsee pillows

i have this wall art and love it, but it's not purple or black.

but this is purple

maybe this

and then i think you should go to kirklands and buy lots because kirklands is the best store ever.

and wall sconces

u/Ironzey · 6 pointsr/homeautomation

GE switches are what I recommend.
They have switches, On/Off.
They have dimmers, On/Off and dim brighten (hold up to brighten or hold down to dim not too hard)
They have fan controller. Four speeds, low, medium, high and off. (sorry, no reverse)

You might want to reconsider the double triple tap option. It nice to be able to control something unrelated using a "secret switch". Triple tap to restart a computer by chance. Triple tap to turn off all the light in your place.

I only have one of the homeseer switches and don't regret the purchase. My switch control the lights in our loft (on/off/dim/brighten), double tap controls lights that are connected to a plugin module. Triple tap is used to play a test sound that I use to test the volume of house alerts.

It's great that you are thinking of other folks who will be using the system. Not everyone wants to pull out a phone to turn on a light.

I prefer dimmers to on/off switches. The light ramps up gracefully. Now, I find the on/off to be very jarring.

Motion sensors, I've found the monoprice units to be just fine. They've been reliable and include a temperature sensor. I've had a few of these for years and have yet to replace a battery. The best price I've found on theses.

u/unknownmichael · 1 pointr/googlehome

Smartthings is a great, simple way to do this, but it will require buying the hub. Instead of a light bulb, I'd just buy a light switch like this one from GE.

This will allow an easy setup for "Turn on at Sunset and off at sunrise" and will also integrate with Google Home pretty painlessly. May not be the cheapest way to go about it, but it's certainly easy, and it will allow for adding whatever other smart-switches, security sensors, etc. in the future.

u/TheAnduo · 2 pointsr/Psychonaut

I remember I had an orange flourescent bulb and a black light bulb in my ceiling fan for awhile, that put off a trippy glow. I ended up taking the bulbs out because I needed more light in my room for studying.

It would also be nice to have a nice warm glow from a lamp thats shaded to put off an orange/yellow glow.

himalayan lamp might be cool too

A desk lamp that can be tilted towards the desk for studying or up towards the ceiling and a wall would work well too.

^^ All just ideas and not all of them are going to be best for your room. With rooms they take time to develop, they can always be improved and you are probably not going to get it perfect the day you move in . Explore and have fun!

u/screamingpigs · 1 pointr/crafts

I went to amazon and ordered these lights and this adaptor. I haven't gotten them in yet, but I'll let you know what I think of them when they do. They seem pretty straight forward but you never know with these kind of things haha.

As for preference of white vs warm (yellow), I used christmas lights and a white fluorescent lamp as different backlighting to see which I liked more. I picked the white because I felt it had a more mysterious/ night time feel (just my opinion haha), but all the Hari and Deepti ones use yellow light so it's all up to personal preference. Post pictures of yours when you finish! I'd love to see how it turns out! :)

u/LittleElectric · 1 pointr/succulents

Yeah theres lots of bulbs that can work. They dont have to say "growlight" even they just need the right specs. 6500k light spectrum, at least 2000lumens (but if one bulb doesnt get there you can use two and it will add up), and i like at least 60W but they can be lower if they're led lights. I know theres like 100w equvilent lights which i think are pretty good. They work in any lamp you just need to make sure it can handle the wattage of the bulb.
You'll maybe be able to have like 2/3 plants under a bulb and it will need to be really close, like within 6inches from the top of the plant. You'll need multiple if you want to expand beyond that.

Theres also these types:

That will also work and i believe they have a 2ft one somewhere.

u/mak13721 · 3 pointsr/succulents

Sure! I used these lights from amazon. I think they are supposed to be for garages but they met the specs I was looking for (CCT: 6500k and 2100+ lumens per square foot per light) and were relatively inexpensive. I have 2 on each shelf connected to eachother by cords that are included in the pack. The pack also comes metal snaps that screw in, but I opted to attach using large command picture hanging strips. I kept the metal brackets just in case the command strips didnt work but so far they have been working great and I dont have to put as many holes in the hutch. Plus I have run the lights for 8 hours straight and can still touch the aluminum housing. I would say after that amount of time its like touching one of those hand warmer packs right when they start. Its kind of hard to see from the pictures but I did have to drill small 5/8th inch holes so the lights could connect as a continuous unit. This was honestly just for me because I am forgetful and have them hooked up to this timer. I also have some mini fans that I would like to put in so I can keep the doors shut... but I havent quite figured that out yet haha

u/BustedKnuckleGarage · 1 pointr/homeautomation

depending on your hub - I have smartthings
you should have several choices
you'll need to figure the max current draw of the fan or the HP
then install the appropriate switch

easiest would be the wall switch and some temp sensors, if it wil handle the load

I have the go control - originally for my old garage door (programmed as a momentary switch) - it will handle 20 amps and is cheap.

GE also has a 40 amp heavy zwave switch - for $150ish

with the smartthings hub you could program time on, time off , on for event, off for event , (event could be window opens , temp specified, etc) and then run time for specific period of time or if temp is satisfied with enough connected things you can control all kinds of things - fan included :)
good luck

direct load good for 20amps

GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Switch, On/Off, In-Wall

Incandescent - Minimum Load: 40W, Maximum Load: 960W
Motor – 1/2HP
Resistive – 1800W

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting and Appliance Control, 40 Amp, Large Load, Direct-Wire, Indoor/Outdoor

u/nexiusevaro · 1 pointr/PSVR

i vote cardboard.

I am pretty tall and found tacking it way up on the wall on a piece of cardboard let me aim it down slightly and get pretty good arm length coverage in the camera's view. Adjustable a few ways that was as well. There are a few post up right now about various ways to hook it to the wall that are somewhat in jest but can give you a few ideas about how to wall fix it.

If i were to do it again I would get the extendable tubes that have a camera mount on them rather than the 2 tripods I got for the vive rig's base stations. The tripods transmit and enhance vibration to the point to where I had to put in shock pads at their bases. I got a pair of the fovitec tripods. Great, but at the height I have them they really pick up floor vibration without the pads. If that's not a potential issue for you, they were nice for the price.

Something like this is what I would do if I did it over:
much smaller footprint this way too!
down towards the middle of the page you can see a couple mount types that would fit it as well


u/kobraz · 1 pointr/christmas

If she's "sort of" a hipster, might I suggest a salt crystal lamp? Perfect for people who are into things like the spiritual feel and look really good in a room. I have one and I love it! Definitely catches the attention of people who come over!

Edit: They can be bought from here:
And also if there is a Earthbound near you, you might be able to find it at the store, seeing as it's where I purchased mine! There are also many other things she might like at Earthbound if there is one near you.

Hope I can help!

u/Whirlmeister · 1 pointr/Vive

Yes, it comes with controllers.

I found some over-ear headphones were uncomfortable because of the headstrap for some people, but the majority of people I've demoed for have had no problems. On-ear headphones may be a better option, and if its just for you the supplied ear buds are actually surprisingly good.

Depending on your room and whether you are happy to screw the lighthouse sensors to the wall you may need some sort of mount.

I was happy to screw the sensor mounts to the wall at home but I picked up

A couple of these

and a couple of these

So I could bring the Vive places with me and demo (without having to screw anything to the wall).

Alternatively if you want to attach the sensors to a bookshelf or similar these are great:

I also ended up getting a 3m HMDI extention and a 3m USB extension because my play area is a few meters from my PC and out of the box you only get 1m cables to the breakout box.

u/Fresh-Mango · 4 pointsr/dogs

tl:dr There are a few options but if you want a device that will be reliable and effective you'll need a standalone GPS system typically used by hunters ($$$).

u/theoxfordcomma · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

You could do this using zwave devices. It will cost some money up front but you'll have a solid base to build out more complex home automation tasks if you want to.

You can turn any computer into a local "hub" with a Zwave USB dongle. This one is pricey but works really well. Plug that into a spare laptop lying around the house or buy a Raspberry PI.

Install the Home Assistant package on the computer or PI that you plugged the dongle into. This makes it easy to send and receive signals from Zwave devices without having to learn a bunch of low level APIs. You can write automation commands using YAML markup or write complex, custom tasks using Python. Home Assistant is just a bundle of open source free software, so I don't think of it as a "service", but you could roll your own software if you like that replaces it. It all runs locally, not in the cloud, so you own and control it.

Now you can buy any Zwave switch you want. GE has a bunch of reasonable priced switches.

You can get an "add on" switch that does not hook into your home power but controls smart light bulbs like Hue using over the air signals.

Or you can buy a real switch that does control existing lights through the power in your home -- this will let you send signals to your switch using your Home Assistant "hub" to turn lights on or off and dim them without having to replace existing bulbs.

Have fun.

u/kerida1 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We use this one
Mirari OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light
He accepted it pretty easily because he loved the light up and little smile the clock did. We set it to show him what to look for and when the light went on we did a little dance saying ooooo he is smiling and dancing ready to wake up! My neighbor has a 2.5 yr old and just had a baby and she uses an okay to wake too but hers changes the color for when it is time to wake. My kid likes it dark so the Mirari works great for him since it only lights up when it is time to get up.
This is what my neighbor uses
Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise

u/Augie956 · 11 pointsr/RepTime

Hey RepTime, with my watch cases almost full, I thought it would be a good time to post full collection pics of my watches. The imgur link has full collection pics and up close shots of each watch with full title from the TD. I tried my best with the pics, many of the watches look better in person than what my lack of photo taking skills can display.

Why did I get into replicas?
About 2 years ago, I was in the market for a gen Rolex or Breitling, but then I stumbled upon this subreddit and here we are. I've been collecting for a little more than a year now. Currently at 54 watches with another Tudor on the way.

I've only purchased from Intime and Trustytime. Overall, they are about the same, but Trusty time email response times are faster.
I usually bundle about 4-5 watches per order to save on shipping costs, been only buying from trustytime lately due to their lower shipping costs and promo code coupon. I haven't seen any difference in watch prices between the TDs.
Each order usually takes about a 3-4 weeks from order date to delivery. Haven't had any major issues with either TD, customs or watches arriving DOA.

Experience so far:
I don't have any one favorite watch, I like having variety and sometimes change watches throughout the day.
I have not serviced any watch yet, but each watch gets little and infrequent use.

Also, be great if you guys can recommend what my collection is missing!

Links to watch cases, LED light kits, cleaning cloth, and watch resizing tools:

u/sailingllamas · 9 pointsr/BabyBumps

As of today I'm 39 weeks and our nursery is complete! The quilt was handmade by my husband's late grandmother, the crocheted blanket and punch needle embroidery piece was made by me, and the orange abstract print was made my husband during his time in undergrad BFA.

I've loved seeing everyone's nurseries come together over the last few months while I've followed this sub. Good luck to all those still working on theirs :)

A few more pictures here:

Favorite products

1 Second hand Dutailier glider from FB marketplace

2 Skip Hop changing mat Skip Hop Changing Pad: Nursery Style, Easy-Clean Cushioned Foam Diaper Changing Pad

3 Hatch Baby Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise

4 Happiest Baby Snoo Sleeper

5 Alex Rug Pottery Barn

u/autohome123 · 1 pointr/homeassistant

thanks for the reply.
couple questions. I do have the GE fan controller on a Gen 1 hub but they show up in my Wink as a dimmer (GE brand but no model number, just 'Dimmer'), not a fan.

  1. Do you suggest I remove these devices and add them again (hoping they get added a fan now?)?

    If I take this route how do i add this so it's identified as a fan? I see options to add a GE switch (no GE fan or GE dimmer), and there is no option for GE fan switch under the fans section.
    I believe i added my fans like this back in the day but they show as switches. What changed that would cause these to now get added as fans? Is it possible Wink had an update which now identifies these as fans rather than dimmers?

    Is it not possible to force HA to identify these as fans (like i do in HomeBridge)? something like:

    "fan_ids": [
u/kaizendojo · 6 pointsr/homeassistant

Sure - I'll even give you the links and the code!

These NodeMCUs:

With this LED Strip:

(It has connectors on either end so I cut it midway and used it to make two strips.) Powered it directly from the NodeMCU.

Here's the code I used:

name: ledstrip_controller
platform: ESP8266
board: nodemcuv2

ssid: !secret ssid
password: !secret wifi_pass



  • platform: neopixelbus
    variant: WS2812X
    method: ESP8266_DMA
    pin: GPIO3
    num_leds: 62
    name: "Neopixel Light"
    • random:
    • strobe:
    • flicker:
    • addressable_rainbow:
    • addressable_rainbow:
      name: Rainbow Effect With Custom Values
      speed: 25
      width: 30
    • addressable_color_wipe:
    • addressable_color_wipe:
      name: Color Wipe Effect With Custom Values
      • red: 100%
        green: 100%
        blue: 100%
        num_leds: 5
      • red: 0%
        green: 0%
        blue: 0%
        num_leds: 2
        add_led_interval: 100ms
        reverse: False
    • addressable_color_wipe:
      name: Color Wipe Effect Code Red
      • red: 100%
        green: 0%
        blue: 0%
        num_leds: 10
      • red: 0%
        green: 0%
        blue: 0%
        num_leds: 5
        add_led_interval: 10ms
        reverse: True
    • addressable_scan:
    • addressable_scan:
      name: Scan Effect One
      move_interval: 10ms
    • addressable_scan:
      name: Scan Effect Two
      move_interval: 5ms
    • addressable_twinkle:
    • addressable_twinkle:
      name: Twinkle Effect With Custom Values
      twinkle_probability: 15%
      progress_interval: 4ms
    • addressable_random_twinkle:
    • addressable_random_twinkle:
      name: Random Twinkle Effect With Custom Values
      twinkle_probability: 15%
      progress_interval: 32ms
    • addressable_fireworks:
    • addressable_fireworks:
      name: Fireworks Effect With Custom Values
      update_interval: 32ms
      spark_probability: 15%
      use_random_color: true
      fade_out_rate: 180
    • addressable_flicker:
    • addressable_flicker:
      name: Flicker Effect With Custom Values
      update_interval: 16ms
      intensity: 20%

      Connected it to my HA server with a USB cable, clicked the flash button and waited a minute or two. Went to Integrations page, selected esphome and entered the IP address in the code above and voila, I had a controllable lightstrip in HA with special effects included.

      I initially just added the effects lines, but then I added the ones with custom values and reflashed it.
u/Durpenheim · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I've got 4 of these over my 300L and the two extra are in my garage over part of my aquaponic system:

As for the floodlights on my other tanks, I can't find the exact ones I've bought anymore and they're a lot more powerful than you'd want, but there are plenty of 20W 6500k LED floods on Amazon. Most are around 2200 lumen each, and come in 2-packs which would be a pretty perfect amount for yours. If you scan over the reviews, you can often find other people using them over planted tanks with great results.

u/oldcrow · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

Here is my CR-10S.

I added the Petsfang fan fang. Added this fan to the fang.

I added these Z-Axis braces. Added these LEDs to the Z-Braces.

I'm printing on a mirror tile with a sheet of PEI bonded to it.

Last week I added the TH3D EZABL and have been encouraged by the results. It creates a Z-offset map of the build plate before every print. I can see the Z-steppers move during X-Y moves so I can tell it's working. Manual bed-leveling was working OK for smaller prints, but I could never get all 4 corners to agree with the center height. I suspect my aluminum bed plate is shaped like a Pringles chip.
I really like the Marlin Firmware over the OEM version. I don't mind not having auto-resume since I plugged my printer into a UPS system.

Right now my printer is about 20 hours into a 60-hour print of a T-Rex skull. I've been really happy with this printer! It was my first and I've been having a ball with it.

u/vllewella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The kids and I like to do all sorts of sciency stuff. Some of the things we do are

  • star watching. We love to use an app from my phone and go out and pick out constellations at night.

  • We also collect rocks and polish them with the rock tumbler that /u/zoobles88 gifted the kids for Christmas.

  • We built a biodome. We added dirt, vegetation and a couple insects and worms that all coexist together in their own little world.

    I believe the kids would LOVE this because they love looking at the moon, and this is the next best thing to a telescope for that!
u/SuicidalKirby · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I don't use any magnifiers, but desk lamp wise I grabbed this a while ago and really like it.

The max brightness is very crisp, clean light. The lower settings are good for other normal desk lamp uses as well when I'm not painting.

u/ToXIc13BlackFriday · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

This basic remote that comes with LED strips usually:

The battery is fine and it works but I realy want to be able to point it in different angles and still be able to use it because no I need to be 1m or closer and aim dirrectly to it and the reciever is in pretty uncomfortable spot so I have to walk there everytime and put my hand behind shelf to change colors. Maybe I can modify the remote and/or reciever to be able to do it from ~5m and in different angles too? I understand that I cant point the remote away and hope that it will work but cmon I can't be wrong by 0.5 degrees now if I want it to work now....

K I am bit oversaturating but I realy want to upgrade it a bit XD


u/torealis · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

Get a great lamp

I'd recommend this over a spot lamp, it's LED, so lasts longer and is more controllable than a standard bulb. It's also super bright and the long strips of LEDs give great coverage.

It also has a bloody USB slot! To charge your phone! How good is that??

u/malandrajem · 1 pointr/battlestations

I was hesitant to get it because I thought it was gonna be a lot smaller for some reason, but I love it and it's the perfect size. It can rotate, tilt, have different brightness levels and settings (with an hour auto-shutoff timer button), and has a USB port for charging electronics. And it's a good price on Amazon at around $60.

u/Grimsrasatoas · 1 pointr/AskMen

Look dude, what you really want for your dorm room, if you don't already have them, is christmas lights. Trust me on this, they're the best low lighting system out there. Alternatively, this ocean wave light thing is fucking rad. Lights off, that thing on, some great chill or psychadelic music, some friends, lie down and just stare at the ceiling. Have enough alcohol or weed in your system also helps the experience. Highly recommend either lights.

u/AZPHOX · 1 pointr/battlestations

I spy a republican gunship hiding. love love love. haha

On a more serious note, frames for your posters would be an easy and cheap way to clean things up a bit. Also, rbg lighting can be as simple and cheap as this:

u/Pun_In_Ten_Did · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Oh it is very easy to do in the Meshify C ... ask me how i know, lol ... there is a great lip on the left and up top. Perfect for hiding Phanteks PH-LEDKT_Combo: RGB LED Strip Combo Set .. fantastic little strips - the magnets embedded in the silicone work great

u/KashEsq · 3 pointsr/googlehome

There are no SmartThings branded switches. SmartThings is a central hub that is capable of controlling a vast array of third-party smart home devices. When you link it with Google Home, voice commands to the Home will be sent to the SmartThings hub, which will then trigger the smart home device based on how you set it up in the SmartThings app.

For example, you have a smart light switch installed in your kitchen that is labeled "Kitchen Lights" in the SmartThings app. When you say "Hey Google, turn off Kitchen Lights" the SmartThings hub will trigger the smart light switch to the "off" position. No need for smart bulbs, just swap out your current "dumb" light switch for a smart one and you'll be able to control your light fixture.

I personally have several GE 12722 Z-Wave Switches installed in my apartment, which are controlled by SmartThings and Google Home. The light fixtures have regular, run-of-the-mill LED bulbs in them. I issue voice commands like "Turn on/off Kitchen Lights" or "Turn on/off Bedroom Lights" and the switches activate near-instantly. Delay can be measured in milliseconds. Much better than the laggy IFTTT.

Check out the Works with SmartThings page to see the vast multitude of smart home devices that can be controlled by the hub.

u/ctretina · 1 pointr/iBUYPOWER

For whatever it's worth, I agree with your roommate. If you're looking to use Corsair RGB fans, then investing in a Commander Pro only makes sense. The Commander provides power for all of your fans, superior fan control, and control over all of your RGB in a coordinated manner.


Amazon has it on sale now:


As well as the 3x fans:


Good luck!



u/muffinsticks · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Can't speak for OP but I have a lot of experience with LEDs.

There are two parts to an LED setup.

  1. Type of LEDs

  2. Controller to set the LED colors / animations

    What are you looking to do? Animations along an LED strip or single color lighting like this (all LEDs in the strip independently colorable or the whole strand all being same color at a time)? This will determine what type of strip to use.

    How would you want to control them? Via your mortherboard (if it has the option), an IR remote (like TV) or a phone?

    If your looking for something super simple and easy then something like this would be the way to go:
u/rolfraikou · 3 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Ok, he's my still ghetto but much much less depressing method.

Sleep on the boxes, just cover them up with more fabric. $10

Get the hanging shit off the ceiling, it looks creepy. $0

Go to ikea, don't get a fancy desk. Screw those, they fall apart, and are more difficult to move if they stay together. They have a modular desk system. This is the main surface, and these cheap bastards are the legs.

Very easy to take apart.

Desk: $25 + tax. Let's just say $30.

Now get two or three of these LED strips. At $17 each, these things are pretty cheap. Don't use the adhesive on the back, it's meant to be permanent. Just use another method to attach them to your ceiling in a sort of back and forth zig-zag or S pattern.

If you got three of these, you have ample lighting in your room, two backup-up power supplies if one fails, and three remotes. Use two of those temporary "command-strips" to put two remotes on the wall, one next to your entrance, the other next to your bed, then leave the third as a regular remote. You can now control the lighting, and the entire color of your room from anywhere. I actually hung them slightly low, and pointed them at the ceiling, creating a sort of ambient lighting, and less glare from the individual diodes.

LED ceiling $51 + command strips, and whatever means you use to hang them about $60.

Posters are cheap. 3 posters from target = $22

A cool cube clothing organizer. This is also very modular, and has those doors to keep it from looking too trashy. $67

Put your guitar on this guitar stand. $15

If you have big headphones (I don't see any. If you use earbuds/iems then ignore this) then put this banana holder on your desk. They are perfect for holding headphones, and look cool while doing it. $12

At this point, I've gone slightly over budget it. My guess is around $216 total for all of the above.

Big comfy chairs are huge, and expensive. I suggest checking the free section of craigslist for something like recliners. Just make sure they're bug-free, throw those in there, and throw them away or give them away when you move.

I got lucky, and eventually got a pretty light comfy chair that I do actually move with me now, using this method.

u/ramk13 · 4 pointsr/homeautomation

If you google "zwave switch" (not dimmer) you'll find tons. Not to sound mean, but did you try searching?

u/Kevmonator · 4 pointsr/daddit

This is what worked for us when our son started that phase:
Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise

We programmed it to be red during his "sleeping time" and used different colors for when it was ok to get up/ask to cuddle etc, and essentially told him that when it's red it's time to stay in bed unless you have to go potty. Took a couple weeks of "your light is red, go back to bed", but then worked like a charm. Not sure if it'll work with others, just thought I'd share. Good luck!

u/asupernothing · 1 pointr/Hue

There's not a lot of options that will support the switch/ fan combo. If you are running hue bulbs, you can just remove the light switch completely. Then use this:
New Model: GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Works with Amazon Alexa (Hub Required), 14287

It will require a z- wave hub, but if you have one already, it will give you smart control of the fan, and with the lights in the always on position you will just use your smart controls for those as well.

u/Algorithmi_ · 3 pointsr/pakistan

Okay, now we're talking but is there any way to order bulk via online?


Looks like people already jumped on that idea, and I'm glad they're made in Pakistan

Thank you for showing me this, it really made my day to know Pakistan makes something that I think is absolutely beautiful.

u/roboplatypus · 18 pointsr/malelivingspace


Your verdict: 8/10

Kudos to you for being ahead of most of your college peers in the exciting field of interior decorating! The lion poster really ties the room together. Keep the place this clean and score big points with the females.

Buy some plants and put them on that windowsill and your desk. Please don't over water them.

When you buy art make sure it's majority black or white. Colored accents are fine but something too loud can mess with the black and white feng shui you got goin' on.

Buy these LED lights. Better yet buy two of 'em so you know all the wall is covered. Slap in the corner between the wall and the ceiling and get some additional light in there - you're going to want something besides the overhead light and your lamp.

Go crazy and experiment with colors. Here's what the place looks like with an orange tone. Here is the place with a cool blue tone. You can also keep it a bright white light if you're a more minimalist person.

Get a place to store all the junk you have on top of your desk. Get some books in there too.

u/Dains84 · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I have a basic table and chair with this LED lamp as the light source. It's very adjustable and has a low footprint so I can make sure I'm not hunched over the table while also having a plethora of brightness / wavelength options to fit my needs. There are brighter lamps available, but I liked the metal construction and the fact that the lamp can be twisted at the top arm. If those factors aren't important to you, this one is cheaper and brighter.

As far as making sure your back isn't wrecked, that can probably be fixed by better posture. Instead of hunching over the table to get a closer look at the figure, sit upright and hold the figure closer to your face. I imagine table height would be the most important factor there since I rest my elbows on the table when I paint, so the table being the correct height means I can sit upright and hold the figure in front of my face.

u/_GoToGulag_ · 43 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

$130 - Sennheiser HD 599 SE Special Edition, Black

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$115 - ViewSonic VX2257-MHD 22 Inch 75Hz 2ms 1080p TN

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$260 - ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32 Inch 1440p IPS Frameless


$270 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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$200 - Toshiba X300 8TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch

$120 - Toshiba NAS N300 4TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 128MB

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$81 - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL15 SR Gray

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$73 - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 CL16 Black Non-prime, ships within 1-3 months


Other Components

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$805 - ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan 8GB

$198 - Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX Motherboard

$120 - Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX PSU CP-9020179-NA

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$60 - Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro CL-9011110-WW


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u/mverley11 · 1 pointr/Hue

I have the Broadlink RM-3 mini and I'll be honest, if I had spent more than the $15-ish that I did, I'd be really upset with myself. Granted, I used it to control other devices (a TV, surround sound, and split AC), but it was very... Touchy.

In my bedroom, however, I used this:

It'll eliminate the need for the IR blaster, and will allow you to control the lights separate of the fan--and vice versa (although, if the fan is "off" and you turn it "on," the lights come on too, so you then have to turn those off via your [Alexa, Siri, Google] if you don't want them on). Fairly easy to install; took me less than 20 minutes.

If that's too much, maybe the Harmony Logitech remote? I've heard good things about them, and they seem to work with everything.

u/IGL_oo · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Does your vanity have a built in mirror? If not, Amazon Prime has lots of mirrors with LED lights already on them. They range from like $20+ and all have pretty good reviews!
I've been considering this one:

It is a little more than I wanted to spend but I'm starting my vanity from scratch so I'm gonna need to buy a mirror and lights anyway, this seemed like the best deal in that sense.

But like someone else said, if you already have a mirror these strips are pretty cheap! Plus they're a lot more space-efficient than a lamp!

u/meanttolive · 1 pointr/Gifts

Mom: gift card to Michael's or a nearby crafts store, or maybe some beads and string for her to create some jewelry?

Pops: remote controlled helicopter

Sister: Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, Shot Glass Roulette Drinking Game or some similar entertainment piece.

BIL: Microbrew kit? Check out for really obscure stuff.

Friend's daughter: Doodle track car, Moon in my Room or Inanimate Stickers. Little kids typically like stickers, drawing and toys so anything that's easy cleanup for parents would likely be a real winner.

u/belly917 · 9 pointsr/homeautomation

There is no 2 device single gang zwave switch on the market at the moment. Most people here either:

  • expand the box to be a double gang box and then install a z-wave switch for the lights example, and a z-wave switch for the fan. example It's dimmable (3 speeds)

  • Put a single zwave switch in the wall for the lights, and then put a remote dimmer unit for the fan that hides in the electrical box above the ceiling fan. This limits control to an app, voice with google home/alexa, or getting some sort of zwave multi button scene control to stick on the wall.

  • A modification of the previous. Put remote dimmer/switch for BOTH the light and the fan in the electrical box above the fan (may not fit) and then put a zwave scene controller in the original single gang box switch location.

    I was fortunate to have double gang boxes in my house, so I was able to use the seperate GE light and fan switches. Both work well.
u/rashdanml · 3 pointsr/Calligraphy

Camera above your head: Logitech C920 webcam, mounted on a boom arm (can be positioned however you want to). It's a decent enough quality if you have good lighting. Couple of high power, bright white lights on a table stand and you should be good. I'm using one right now, but if I could, I'd use two. Links: Softbox (bit of a tight fit): Bulb:

Taking pictures of your work: a good DSLR camera would be suited, with a good lens. Expensive option though. You could get away with using the webcam to take pictures and it'll look decent. Sony A6000 is a nice option, and if you want something fancier, Sony A7 III.

u/omgitscolin · 1 pointr/minipainting

I used one of these for a while and just upgraded to one of these. The first one is pretty good for just painting, the second one is great for painting and a pretty good all-around desk lamp.

u/wespor · 1 pointr/led

Needs to be delivered by hand by Friday.


Based on information I've gotten here and from friends, the guy screwed up the order and that's probably why he bailed on the job. I guess 5v is weird? And they are purple instead of white because he didn't order RGB-W. I've ordered these 12v white LEDs.



By my calculation I'll be using 90 feet per light box. Just need to figure out how to battery power those. There's a chance there will be outlets on site but the client wants battery just in case. Feel like I've got two options here, got for wall plugin and include plug in batteries. Which my friend said was a lot of necessary conversions... or find a no-nonsense easily rechargeable battery. I won't be operating these, sales people will so I need to make it simple, plug and play, either way.



u/XombieJuice · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I can relate in that I enjoy buying for my little one more than I do for myself. That's why this ocean wave light projector would be perfect for you AND your girls! You can all enjoy this together while still technically being able to say you bought it for yourself :) Plus you'll have some extra left over, and the instructions do say "at least one thing for yourself" and if I remember correctly it should be enough for you to get some formula, too :)

u/augustmiller · 3 pointsr/watercooling

Looks great, congrats!

Check out the Aquacomputer Quadro for something that can operate autonomously—you configure it via software in Windows (not necessarily the machine it'll eventually run in), but it can independently run up to 4 discrete channels of fans off of the built-in temperature inputs (in whatever combination you want). You'll also need a spare G1/4 port for a 10K temperature sensor, or you can just use the packaged open-air probe taped to a radiator end-cap or wedged in its fins for a crude measurement.

The Corsair Commander is a similar device, but I can't speak to whether it can run without Windows or their software.

Other folx may be able to recommend specific custom/Arduino devices that accomplish the same thing, but I found the Quadro to be a pretty easy + cost-effective solution. Tiny enough to tuck away, if you don't like the look of it. ✌️

u/admiralspark · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Mmmm, the ones I'm finding aren't quite the same. Nothing is exactly like this setup but, I think you could achieve similar results with something like these:

List of ideas with pictures, warning it's clickbait-y

Amazon very simple example, not quite the same, hence me saying you won't get a matching project without DIY

More examples here

You'll notice that a lot of these are DIY/custom which is a huge point--most really well-done LED lighting art pieces are done by hand, not bought from the store. It's really easy to do actually, as LED light strips are cheap right now, 15 ft multicolor for <$1/ft.

The takeaway here is creativity is king.

u/WheredMyMindGo · 8 pointsr/secretsanta

You could get them an indoor star projector thingy like this. Or maybe a moon in my room and a really soft throw blanket.

Or how about a theme park gift card? That way they can buy the tickets when they want. Maybe if they like a certain theme park with certain characters you can buy them a novelty from it (like a Steamboat Willy) and some candy themed from there.

Nature? Awesome! How about wildlife documentaries on DVD? Maybe a cool wilderness guidebook? What about a butterfly kit? Oo! How about a firefly light?

Ok I'm out of ideas off of the top of my head for now, but I think it really is doable. :)

^I'm ^trying ^here

u/Carpi_2001 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I’m pretty sure the Corsair Commander Pro uses the USB 2.0 port. Any fan works with the fan headers, but the rgb control only works with iCue compatible fans.

The nzxt h500i uses a USB 2.0 controller as well.

There are also fan hubs like this that go right into the fan header on the motherboard, they act as just a splitter rather than a controller.
These ones are cheeper.

u/CSfalcolx · 7 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $644.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $199.99 @ Canada Computers
Thermal Compound | Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste | $15.89 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI - MEG Z390 GODLIKE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $659.99 @ Memory Express
Memory | Corsair - Dominator Platinum 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $615.00 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $435.50 @ shopRBC
Storage | Samsung - 860 QVO 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $697.64 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1699.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1699.99 @ Memory Express
Case | Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case | $204.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 1600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $460.99 @ PC-Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans | $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $2398.99 @ Powertop
Monitor | LG - 34GK950G-B 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor | $1499.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard | Razer - Huntsman Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard | $259.99 @ PC-Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse | $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones | Sennheiser - HD 820 Headphones | $3199.95 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $16164.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $16154.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-18 08:51 EDT-0400 |

And this corsair commander pro

Also this mousepad

And a mic to if you need it
u/wirelessdarkness · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

not a problem! i'll link you the two pieces on Amazon and can show you "how they work/look" in your case as well since I have the same thing :)

(actually, if we're just looking at "brand new" and not on sale prices, you're looking at about $30 total)

standard and not aluminium, hate to say it but I ended up trying both and the alm. looks nice but makes no real major difference worth two of these (and if you really want to go to that level, you'd probably just buy an RGB fan for like $10 more!) (EDIT: Since we're talking an NZXT case I believe their pre-installed fans are 120" so this should be right - if they are 140, it's about the same price but a different listing)

as for the strips:

u/swalker09 · 2 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Just something to consider: music actually stimulates babies, not necessarily helps them sleep. If you want something to help them sleep, a white noise sound machine is the way to go. Pretty much any sleep training guide you can find will recommend one.

We love our Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine. It doubles as a nightlight with different colors supposedly helping for different stages of the day or sleep and has a ton of white noise options as well as music so you have the option of sleep or stimulation.

u/SuitedUpLikeTen · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

If you're up for a little bit of DIY, I have strips of LED lights in my room and if you bought something similar I'm sure you could mount them to 2x4 boards that have been spray painted black or something. A trigger for them is relatively inexpensive, and the lights are extremely bright in a dorm room,

I think this is the pack we got, and then we switched in a sound responsive trigger.

if you want to pay a bit more for even better stuff, these are good lights as well

u/Rea-sama · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I pretty much bought the cheapest LED strip I could find on amazon with prime:

You gotta do a bit of soldering after cutting up the strips but it was honestly pretty easy despite being my 2-3rd time soldering.

u/amapatzer · 2 pointsr/Vive

Well in that case if you're going to buy tripods anyway, maybe just start with those and see how well they work for you?

I have these poles:ütze-max-belastbar/dp/B001BWT2PA

And these to attach the lighthouses to the poles:

Tbh. I think they work perfectly fine for me, but I am sure you will be able to find something better. I just bought those because they were cheap and could be delivered quickly and they didn't have horrible reviews ;)

u/god_loves_a_lefty · 1 pointr/daddit

One of my take aways from the books was establishing connections between sleep and environment. Happiest baby recommended always using white noise for naps/sleeping because it’s soothing for babies and creates a healthy sleep association. Like being in a darkened room or swaddled. Basically you wouldn’t want to do any of these associations during alert time because it would confuse them, but naps and deep sleep you want to use similar triggers. Adding things like a bath or massage to the bedtime routine will help them learn more about the difference between naps and nighttime sleep. We use this

It’s a little more expensive but has Bluetooth so I can adjust while she’s in my lap, timers, and an adjustable nightlight.

u/Szath01 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I am legitimately curious. This is my setup. I bought a basic fan/light combo and hooked it up to one of these for fan control.

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

Then I hooked up the light to the matching zwave on/off. I can control both phone phone, wall or Alexa via smartthings. This was my test run before I set up the entire house like this. If there is a better way I am open to it.

u/SteevB · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks! As for the lights, the ones behind the monitors is a 4 strip RGB LED kit from IKEA. However, I would just recommend going on Amazon and getting a kit similar to the ones I post below. The only reason I got the IKEA ones is because I worked there at the time and it was a little cheaper, otherwise I would have gotten the ones on Amazon since they are a much better option.

For inside the desktop, I bought a kit that is essentially the same LEDs I was talking about before, but instead they are adapted so that it plugs into a 4-Pin molex.

Computer Tower RGB Light Kit:*
Monitor/Desk/Room Lighting:

On a side note, these LED strips are great because they can be cut to size, and if you have extra left over you can just get another controller and remote to have multiple lighting locations. And if your'e handy enough, you can technically just make the lights for inside your case on your own. As long as you know how to solder that is.

Sory about the essay. Hope this helped!

u/sassyma · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you squint you can see the american flag on here. :)


edit: I forgot the random fact annoy my state! Michigan had the longest freshwater coastline of any other state...this is my fave fun fact. :)

u/amras3 · 1 pointr/homegym

Looks like a nice space! It might be worth looking into some inexpensive LED tube lighting on Amazon to brighten it up a bit. Check these bad boys out! Super affordable and easy to install and makes a world of a difference on dark winter days.

u/spilltime · 1 pointr/trees

I got mine from eBay and I like them but they could be better. Reason being the each LED is only one color RGB so it alternates red green blue so on. Here is a link to the ones I believe are similar to mine but better. And yes you can control them with a remote. You can make them flash, stay solid, rotate colors and change the speed at which they do.

u/earnstaf · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

This is going to format like shit because I'm copying it straight from an email I wrote my sister.
The important bits: the hub is Samsung Smartthings, switches are mostly GE zwave switches, voice control provided by Amazon Echo.
Rolling it out across the whole house isn't easy or cheap, but it's worth it when you have someone over and you give the "turn on everything" command and you watch every light pop on, then do it in reverse.
This will get you started :)
> Switches:
> Add-on Switches (for 3+ way):
> Dimmer:
> Fan:
> SmartThings:
> Door Locks:
> Thermostat:
> Echo (for voice control):

There are other things like motion sensors and garage door controllers that start opening up some really cool "routines."

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

For what it's worth, I bought my nephew this Moon phase light and these glow-in-the-dark stars and both were a huge hit. His bed was against the wall in a corner, so I tacked up an inexpensive string of LED Christmas lights with thumbtacks about a foot overhead...made the whole room glow and he absolutely loved it! Simple things can really go a long way.

If he likes Pokemon now, you could always turn some big sheets of scrap cardboard (available behind most any business on trash day) into larger-than-life painted stand-up Pokemon figures. Acrylic paint samples from Benjamin Moore are a cheap way to get a range of lasting colors, and the whole project is easy to swap out for something new as he gets older.

u/cpverne · 1 pointr/SmartThings

I have the same thing. I logged into the SmartThings IDE and noticed that the Fan Dimmer that shows up correctly is listed as:

>GE In-Wall Smart Fan Control
>MSR: 0063-4944-3034
>manufacturer: Jasco Products


However, the one that Google Home shows as a Light is listed as:

>GE In-Wall Smart Dimmer
>MSR: 0063-4944-3131
>manufacturer: Jasco Products


Both of them were purchased from Amazon:

Chris Jackson's z-wave database shows the 3131 model as:

>Manufacturer: Jasco Products
>Manufacturer ID: 0063
>Name: ZW4002 Device
>Description: In-Wall Smart Fan Control
>Category: HVAC
>References (Type:Id) 4944:3131

My guess is that SmartThings is reporting it incorrectly.

u/CynicallySane · 1 pointr/smarthome

You will need two things primarily.

One, a SmartHub.
I would go the z-wave route unless you're a huge fan of apple's HomeKit in which case you will want a AppleTV 4. I prefer SmartThings myself, but Wink is also a good option.

Two, Smart Switches. If you go the Z-Wave route, the options are nearly endless. LINEAR and GE makes Z-wave switches that are about $30/piece. Just remember that you need neutral wires in your wall to use them. AeoTec makes some that hide behind your existing switches. Tons of people make the kind that plug into your outlets so you can control things that are plugged into them. Or you can replace the whole receptacle with a new z-wave outlet.
If you go the Apple HomeKit route check out iDevices. It's a bit more expensive, but runs on WiFi which is better than Bluetooth in most cases.

edit: words and stuff

u/___le · 1 pointr/homeassistant

A truly internet independent switch would be from devices with Z-Wave, RF, ZigBee, X11. And the more current switches would be the network connected ones from Belkin, TP-Link, etc (pretty much anything with HomeKit, Alexa logo on the box).

The best thing about Home Assistant is that is in completely platform agnostic, so you can mix and match as need. I personally prefer z-wave switches for physical light switches. Ones from GE and Linear have really good build quality. I also use GE for some mains as well. These GE are good. The 3-way switches that pair with these are also dead simple to install as well.

Beyond that, its reasonably safe to use Wifi switches as well. Most switches can be remain within your local network. You can firewall those devices from sending out. Or if you want remote control, you can also always put your home automation on a separate subnet.

u/L_DUB_U · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I bought these and use them for a green fishing light. They run off of 12V and VERY VERY BRIGHT! Get one with a lesser LED count per roll and I think they will work great for what you want. You can also cut them at certain lengths if you need small sections and not the full length.

I recommend this very much but if you will be looking directly at them they will be VERY bright and when you look away you everything will be purple (at least with my green LEDS).

u/GroveStreetFlocka · 2 pointsr/FashionReps

I did not actually use flash! I just have two lamps with very white bulbs at my desk mounted on both sides as seen in this photo.

I positioned the lamps to be in front of the shoes for each photo so that I could have good lighting from two sides.

I love the lamps a lot. I totally recommend them to anybody looking for a desk lamp. Other lamps take up space on my desk and these can be moved around very easily to wherever I want them.

u/sebaswnd · 1 pointr/multicopterbuilds

The PDB i had chosen out is apparently not a good choice. Im going to go with the one you pointed out, thanks.

I'm adding the M3 screws to the list as well as the standoffs, thanks :)

I already have LED like these (without the remote), will they work?
I have some velcro straps, all the sodering tools and plenty of wire and the such. I need to get the UBEC, thanks

u/papermatthew · 6 pointsr/drums

Yeah I got the warm white versions cause I wanted them less blue looking.

For dimmer this is what I got:

You're also going to need a power supply. I got this one:

However, I wired all my wires by hand. They do have jacks on them though as well.

Something like this:

And then you can use a generic laptop type power adapter as long as the wattage is correct. I plan on revamping my setup at some point to make it easier to setup.

u/kineticsyn · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks! That's correct, the strip is facing the wall.

Very lengthy, great purchase, and strong/bright light. Definitely recommend!

u/ShingamiOfSmarm · 6 pointsr/DIY

LED strips are wonderful for that. Amazon sells them.
I used LED strips attached to an outdoor light-sensistive timer put on top of the cabinets, so I have light-sensitive LED underlighting.
Quick shot of my lighting

[strip] (
power source
I put mine near the front of the cabinet, so they wouldn't ever be visable. If you want a wider range of light, put them closer to the back, and they'll cover the whole cabinet.
Good luck!

u/relativityboy · 1 pointr/smarthome

Already good comments here, but TBF the best remote things are outlets and wall switches. That way if/when you hit a switch to turn something off the 'old' way it will still respond if you want it on.

Also, you need a hub. Smartthings or Wink.
The rest are worthless (Hue hub and all the other hubs). IMO Philips Hue is lame. If you want colored bulbs go get Sylvania lightify (cheaper, less crap in your house since it doesn't need its own hub).

Ideal starter setup would be an echo dot $50, a hub $100, two wall switches ($30ea) (for unswitched outlets) and a couple wall paddle switches ($30ea). That much hardware would set you back about $270, but would add a fair bit of fun and convenience.

u/I_love_aminals · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This salt lamp!](

I have psoriatic arthritis and severe allergies. I was on medicine used for chemotherapy for it, but I decided I'm too young to be on all these drugs. I've been trying to do everything naturally and take care of myself. I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so someone recommended that I buy one of these lamps to help me. Thanks for the contest! :)

u/fawkesmulder · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I'd apply it to whatever else I was going to buy on Amazon anyways hahaha

Don't feel like it is burn a hole in your pocket. Sooner or later you will think of something you need.

Or if you really want to blow it on something cool, I recommend a himalayan salt lamp. I fucking love mine. Not something necessary but it makes me happy.

u/tryingforadinosaur · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got a floor lamp at IKEA that has a button you step on to turn it on, it's good for reading bedtime stories. And then maybe a dimmable desk lamp for diaper changes. I got this one on Amazon and it can do yellow and blue light and has different brightness settings. When it's folded closed, there's a little bar in the back that light can come out of for super dim lighting, and I actually really like using it that way late at night.

u/donut_warfare · 2 pointsr/plants

That guy is pretty etiolated. Just because they are near a window doesn't mean they are getting adequate light. I have my succulents on a west-facing windowsill that gets blasted with super bright sunset light and yet they are STILL etiolating. You might want to either invest in a grow light or put in on a south-facing window. If you want to do a grow light (which I realize you are in an office and space is valuable), this clip lamp and this bulb.

u/theITdad2 · 1 pointr/smarthome

This depends on if you currently have a Smart Hub yet or not. If you do, a simple and easy to use switch, would be the GE line of Z-wave switches:

However, if you don't have Wink, or Smartthings, and want homekit support, then the Lutron Caseta is probably your best bet. It isn't really complicated, it just looks that way at a glance. But its really just a dimmer switch.

u/JennaroniPepperoni · 3 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Thanks so much! I highly recommend these LED strips. They're paper thin so they bend easily at the corners of a detolf. You'll need this adapter for the power.

My only complaint about them is that they're a little too bright at first. You get used to them though! You can't beat this nice even white lighting and the ease of installation.

u/stephen-abootman · 8 pointsr/sex

I second this! I have this one and my SO and I love it. It's the perfect brightness.

u/artel · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I have had great luck with these. Your electrician will be able to install them without problem and they will work well with just about all the home automation hubs.

Just as a disclaimer, I haven't spent much time with centralized solutions. How does the cost compare to smart-switches? I imagine the entire solution would cost quite a bit more.

u/t2231 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

For an inexpensive and easy to install solution, check these out:

A 6-pack for ~$50 is pretty darn cheap. They put out a good bit of light and will really light up a basement workshop very well.

u/Maudalina · 1 pointr/Coloring

This is the one I have.

I don't have a desk, I just do all of my colouring at the kitchen table, but the lighting situation in our house is GRIM. I love that I can swivel this one any number of ways so that the light best hits the paper, and it's a bonus that I can use it to charge my phone since I usually listen to audiobooks while I'm colouring.

u/Beastbamboo · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Overall I like it a lot. I wish it were a little taller to give a bigger spread over the desk, but I like the ability to change temperatures and it throws out a good amount of light.

u/closet_otaku_desu · 7 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I'll link the full order:

u/GRR49505 · 1 pointr/grandrapids

This calendar has worked well for me. We use a couple hundred square feet in our backyard for growing veggies, and tend to start most of them indoors like people in this thread have mentioned.

A [cheap set of LEDs] ( (you can buy fancy full-spectrum plant LEDs if you really want, but these are just for getting them growing prior to putting them outside) and a [heat mat] ( from Amazon or a local nursery will go a long way in making sure you're ready to go with plants year round.

If you get some plants going indoors, you can replace your tomatoes and peppers with some cold-weather crops (Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, etc.).

u/Jenn0neil · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

These are the lights I bought! Super easy to install. There's also a compatible remote in case you can't easily reach the outlet to plug and unplug your lights but I passed on that. I believe it also can control exactly how bright the lights are in case you find they're too bright.

u/magicfatgrl · 6 pointsr/houseplants

Century Indoor 24-Hour Mechanical Outlet Timer, 3 Prong, 2-Pack

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

Hgrope 5W LED Grow Light Desk Lamp Clamp Flexible Neck for Hydroponic and Indoor Plants

this last one isn't the exact red/blue lights i have but it looks better than mine hahaha

u/Retrosmith · 2 pointsr/pcmods

I recommend this strip personally. Used it in a mod for Quakcon a couple of years back and loved it. Programmable colors, lets you save up to four different color profiles plus change them in several minor stages in each tint. Different flashing effects if you're into that also. Plenty of length and easy to work with,

u/jkserig · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi! I'm new here too. I'd love to hang this in my room. I have terrible trouble falling asleep most nights, so I'm trying to turn my bedroom into a Zen Zone. I think it would be lovely to look at whilst I'm tossing and turning. =) Something about me: I can't live without a book to read. If I don't have a book I'm reading, it throws my whole life off. Usually Fantasy or Sci-Fi, or an exceptional mystery novel.
Elephant Barber, and a lovely day to you!

u/dlv9 · 4 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Here’s what I would do:


  • add a bed skirt. Trust me, it will make a huge difference
  • add a big rug (a few feet smaller than the size of the room).
  • add some real or fake plants
  • add some real or fake flowers
  • add a full length mirror.
  • hang up your artwork.
  • add some floating shelves with some “cozy” knickknacks (e.g. a salt lamp)
  • put some throw pillows on your bed.
  • hang some curtains, ditch the blinds
  • add a beautiful floor lamp
  • add a bed canopy/net

  • it looks like you have a yoga mat in the corner. Why not set up a little yoga/meditation area? Complete with candles and floor cushions
  • add an ottoman to the foot of your bed (storage + seating)
  • add a basket to store extra blankets and pillows
  • add a bookshelf. Fill with books.
  • if you work from home, maybe put in a desk?
  • rearrange the furniture and add some accent chairs

u/censor_this · 2 pointsr/SmartThings
  1. As long as it says "zwave enabled" or something of that nature it will connect to smartthings. All of the companies you listed above I have at least one of in my house all connected to my hub. Just look for the zwave logo.

  2. Everything you've listed can be placed with my go-to switch:
    they're pretty inexpesive and reliable. There are cheaper, but I've had issues with some of them so I've decided to just go with these when I change out switches.

    If you have 3-way switches (though you didn't list any) you need the companion switch and some rewiring of the boxes. If you're handy it's not too bad. If you don't know the difference between the white wire and black wire, I'd spend some time on youtube before get too far into pulling the boxes apart.

    Another important thing to mention on the wiring front: If you have an older house, you need to make sure that you have a neutral wire in all the boxes that you want to put a smart switch in. Newer houses will have them because the electrical code was updated to require them - that wasn't in place (or followed) until 20-25 years ago.
u/DeathFromMAGIC · 1 pointr/homeautomation

The switched I used to control fan is below and have had no issues since installing. Again this is just for the fan though as all my fan fixtures in my home were wired to have lights and fan on a separate switches

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

u/objektiv_1 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

See the link! Love that it has magnets which makes it super easy to deal with.

LED Strip

u/Christopho · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm looking to buy Aura Sync compatible RGB strips for my Fractal Design Define S case.

How many strips would I need to provide a full illumination while looking through the window side panel? Are 2 strips enough? If so, which locations would be better to install it in (e.g. top and bottom)? Any recommendations on brands? I've heard Phanteks is good.

I'm planning on connecting this to my Asus Strix B350 motherboard which I believe has 2 RGB headers so I'm guessing that should be able to accommodate 2 strips fine.

Thanks in advance.

u/pheen · 2 pointsr/DIY

I guess you could call it DIY, but it was pretty easy. I bought the components from Amazon:

  • 5 meter strip of "warm" led lights
  • 120 to 12V 30 Watt power supply/transformer
  • PWM Dimmer

    The transformer plugs into the wall and then into the dimmer (I extended the wires using 12v wire I had on hand and butt contectors) then 2 wires out of the dimmer into the strip of lights. The light strip comes with a standard looking DC connector, which I removed and just hard wired it. I also used the entire strip, but it can be cut every two inches at certain points. If you choose to cut the strip, you will need to solder the wires onto the strip. Since I used the entire strip I just used the included wire (after removing the DC connector thing)
u/silent_accents · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Looking at getting some lights for my garage (single overhead light and an Ikea light =/= good times) and was thinking about these. If anyone has any comments about these lights in particular or other budget friendly solutions, that would be great!

u/Norberces · 3 pointsr/kancolle

Sure first here's the LED strips, Power Adapters, and Dimmer. Looks like they've gone up in price a bit since I did it but it's still not too bad. I didn't take any in progress pictures so I'll just have to describe how setup went. The LED strips come with a sticky back side so I just stuck that to the poles on the front side of the Detolf. I used 1 LED strip, 1 dimmer, and 1 power adapter per 2 Detolfs but you could also use 1 strip per Detolf. This will give you more even lighting, and the power adapter should still be able to handle powering 2 fine, you'd just need to also buy a connector for the 2 strips. After you've got the stuff its as simple as just taping on the stip in a |‾| running from the outside poles and across the top of the Detolf, running the power cord outside of it through the gap in the door, and the plugging in the dimmer.

u/b9324 · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I also have a Spliff and my doggo pulls me too! I like that you have a harness on your pup, I've seen dogs with collars being chocked as they run -_-

If you plan on mushing at night, I'd recommend this for your dog's collar and these for your board! This combo makes you and your dog visible, plus glow wheels are dope. Here's a video showing how bright they are in different settings. Have fun!

u/Unusual_Future · 3 pointsr/homegym

I got these are they are great. Easy install and lights up my garage nicely. Only issue is that one came in with a dent in the plastic housing of the light. It didn't cause any issues though. There are plenty of other posts about these lights on here as well.

Barrina LED T5

u/Alwayssunnyinarizona · 1 pointr/SmartThings

Good to know. It's kinda a complicated scheme, but here's what you could do with a RGBW light.

First - run it hot like I suggested, with a smart bulb and a smart switch. The switch is bypassed, so only gets power but doesn't electrically control anything. The bulb could be Osram or LiFX - both work in one form or another with ST. The switch I would just do a smart GE switch (like this one:, since you're only interested in being able to turn the light on/off.

I would then make a virtual switch ( named something like "movie time."

That movie time switch will be a sort of on/off for your scenes...When movie time is turned on, your light switch (when turned on), will make your RGBW bulb do a mood lighting scene. When movie time is off, your light switch (when turned on), will turn that light to 80% white. When turned off in either case, the light will turn off.

What about the siren scenario? That would be a separate CoRE piston linked between the bulb and your smoke alarm so that when they go off, the bulb does what you want it to no matter what the scene.

Make sense? It's all possible, what you want, it may just not be as mutable beyond what you're asking for - it would be more difficult using the pieces I mentioned to also have dimming, but maybe I'm overlooking an obvious option...

When you come up with a plan, and run into trouble, post back up. This all sounds simple to more seasoned users but I can understand it going completely over a new users head.

u/RedToby · 1 pointr/SmartThings

So what I was thinking of was like this switch, but maybe I was having a bit of a brain fart and confusing parts... This one is specifically designed for a multi speed ceiling fan type device. I had thought that there was a concern about wattages on a bathroom exhaust type fan too, but looking at this switch it specifically lists fans as compatible (at least as long as they are under 600w).

Edit: ah ha! The warning is to not use a standard dimmer switch to control fan speed... use a specific fan rated dimmer... or like the first link above.

u/squeecat · 15 pointsr/succulents

I got these recently and I’m pretty happy with them! I have 3 on my shelf with my more light hungry succs. 2 on one shelf with my less light hungry, and 1 on my prop shelf. I got them because in my sunniest spot they were still etiolating. New growth is all compact now, and even a little sunstress and some blooms! The lights are about 6-10in above my plants..

These are probably too long for that shelf tho. I know Barrina has 2ft lights like this that are actually made for plants but I’m not sure if the specs are right for succs. My lights stick out past my shelf so it’s not the prettiest but it’s functional. From my understanding the cheap clip plant lights from amazon don’t really do much of anything.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

u/jarodj10 · 1 pointr/workstations

It's just a pretty cheap one from Amazon. I think it's the one I linked below. I do like it, I've just changed the bulb to one I like better.

u/LawyersPlayDota · 3 pointsr/AnimeFigures

These are great. You tape up one line on each side of your cabinet, wire them together, and its perfect. :)

u/NavySub · 1 pointr/smarthome

Here’s what I used with Alexa/ST. New Model: GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Works with Amazon Alexa, 14287

New Model : GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Dimmer Switch, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Works with Amazon Alexa, 14294

u/kirby2000 · 1 pointr/Vive

I've got these for my UK setup.

They work great and are easy to put up and take down, so if you want to take it over to a friends house, you don't need to spend ages disassembling things.

u/ploxus · 1 pointr/woodworking

I think every shop needs a lamp like this with the brightest LED you can get. LEDs are great, all I ever use anymore.

u/VomitSnoosh · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car B

This is the better set! More length, more lights, and better stability! Just have to buy the power adapter!

u/roboboogienights · 4 pointsr/AskMen

I've gotten compliments for my "minimalist" and "modernist" cube space. I keep it clean and modern, which is what I like anyway, but in particular for work I find it calming. The main items are this desk lamp and this floor lamp for general lighting. I have a couple of pieces of abstract art- one is a nifty cube my daughter made with geometric designs.

u/Canuhere · 1 pointr/MineralPorn

Yes, good eye! We used this one:

It can be cut to desired length. We we only put one strip in towards the front but after having all our minerals in there it would be better to have a second in the back. Also the underside of the tape that is adhesive is like a copper look, so we are going to get some white opaque tape to cover it from the outside.

u/savagemonitor · 1 pointr/Parenting

My wife and I recommend the Hatch Baby Rest:

You can get a sound machine for less BUT I love two things about this: I can control it from my phone without Internet and the company is amazing. The only issue that we've had so far is that the white noise setting fades in and out on our original one. They shipped us a replacement that turned out to be defective and then shipped out a replacement for that defective one. I kept the original one to use as a travel light and will be buying another one after our second child is born.

u/kperkins1982 · 3 pointsr/smarthome

GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Speed Control, 3-Speed, In-Wall, Controls Fan Speed ONLY, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Zwave Hub Required- Works with SmartThings Wink and Alexa, 14287

I have two of these controlling ceiling fans. They work great.

u/gurumitts · 1 pointr/homeassistant

Hello, I use home assistant with a Z-Stick. The following ge switch works really well. Instant updates on the hass ui. I hope to this helps.

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Switch, On/Off, In-Wall, Includes White & Light Almond Paddles, Works with Amazon Alexa, 12722

u/s2xtreme4u · 1 pointr/upstate_new_york

Amazon link They're the first and only dog lights I've ever used so I have nothing to compare them to BUT they are awesome! Way brighter than I expected

u/basshead_queen · 2 pointsr/succulents

Hey everyone! We are getting ready to move, and my plants are going to be moving out into the garage, and have a question about lighting.

We are planning on redoing my lighting set up.I found these on Amazon. According to the specs, these should be just fine right? 6500k light spectrum, 2200 lumen per light.

They're a lot smaller than buying an entire light fixture and bulbs, last much longer than a CFL or T5 bulb, cost less, and are cheaper. I don't see why these wouldn't work, but I thought I'd get some other opinions, thank you! :)

u/Ms_KnowItSome · 2 pointsr/askanelectrician

It's a garbage power supply. Buy a decent one. Definitely make sure you don't overload it with too long of a strip. A 5 meter 12V strip usually needs 60W. Any fraction smaller than that and you can get a smaller power supply. If these words don't mean anything to you then you need to get learning on youtube.

I've had good luck with the 30W and 60W versions of this:

u/MinecraftHardon · 1 pointr/DIY

I probably would have gone with something like this for the lights.

Or if you really wanted to get fancy, you could go with something like this that comes with a remote and is RGB so you can have any color you want. The RGB ones generally come with an adapter for the power and an IR controller so you can change the color like this. Honestly, I would be really leery about using what I assume are just Christmas lights.

u/phil_g · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

GE's toggle-style switches (12727, switch; 12728, add-on switch; 12729, dimmer) will fit into an existing toggle setup, but they don't stay up and down like a regular toggle switch does. They're always pointing straight out in the middle and you press them up or down to turn the light on and off (or hold the dimmer up or down to brighten and dim, respectively). They return to their center position as soon as you let go.

I like the decora series a little better (12722, switch; 12723, add-on switch; 12724, dimmer). They have a little LED on them that indicates the current status of the light. The toggle-style switches don't have any indication of whether they're on or off, which is kind of a bummer for outside lights.

One thing to be aware of for the add-on switches: they require a traveler wire, but can only be paired with GE primary switches. The traveler doesn't carry full line voltage; it's just used for the add-on switch to signal the primary when the add-on's been pressed.

u/mellimalli · 2 pointsr/Parenting

It's awesome. My friend has it and it's on my toddler's Christmas Wish List!

u/PM_ME_UR_UFO_PICS · 3 pointsr/GiftIdeas

what about a gift card for a spa or nail salon? depends where you live but a standard manicure is usually around the $30-$60 range.
maybe a diffuser or himalayan salt lamp if she's into that kind of holistic stuff.
you could also get some fancy candles, a little body care gift set, or some nice bath stuff for her to do an at-home spa/relaxation day.

u/jam905 · 2 pointsr/winkhub

Assuming you have a neutral in the gangbox that houses the two switches for each fan, I would recommend the following:

u/dandreaco · 1 pointr/succulents

You could get a clamp light like this ( and clamp it to that shelf and put a grow bulb in it so you can place it above. Just make sure the lamp can handle your bulb wattage. Or I’m sure a floor reading lamp works great too.

u/bobgodd2 · 5 pointsr/homegym

That's a great big space, you're very fortunate.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded electric with built-in ON/OFF switch

u/Sloppy1sts · 2 pointsr/gaming

Ahhh, yeah, somehow I. glossed over "behind the screen" and thought he was talking about LEDs inside the tower.

And yeah, I have a cheap LED lamp I got off Amazon that I have set behind my screen for some back lighting. Works pretty well and has multiple brightnesses and temperatures (aka blue balance) for different times of day.

Still though, the others were def talking about regular ceiling room lighting.

u/TrollaBot · 2 pointsr/skiing

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u/izzabellyoch · 2 pointsr/succulents

Does anyone have thoughts or experience with these grow lights?
What are your preferred lights for the best price for a larger collection?

I have a very large collection that I’ve accumulated most of over the last few months and need to buy many of this type of grow light or a few large ones. I’m not sure if I’m going to do a table(s) or shelf setup or a combo of both. Any and all thoughts and advice welcomed and appreciated.

u/5GallonsOfMayonaise · 3 pointsr/DIY


You could do it one of a couple of ways. Both ways would have you installing a z-wave light switch to replace your existing one, soemething like
Then you could either get a lamp modules for the lights, like this

but that would add a lot of bulk to your setup, so instead i would probably look at replacing your power outlet iwth a zwave outlet like

So once you pair the switch and the outlet, when you pressed the switch it would not only power on your existing lights, but also turn on/off the top receptacle of the outlet as well

u/PioteLLC · 1 pointr/microgreens

Sure! Link:

Love 'em. We had one, then ordered many more. Bright, well-built, and priced right.

u/HeyListen2SariasSong · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

That's inspirational. As a thank you here's a link to an awesome moon nightlight.

u/CathyTheGreatsHorse · 5 pointsr/SmartThings

I have z-wave GE wall switches that work fine. You can usually find something in the amazon reviews that will indicate what success (or lack of it) other people have had. Lurking this sub is another good way to see what works for others.

As sauky said, check the smartthings list on the st website

The GE switches and dimmers were fussy getting them "paired" with the hub. But I have probably five different brands of stuff and none of it was immune to pairing troubles. I would just make sure whatever you get has favorable reviews.

u/Harlodchiang · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yes, you'll need this:

This diagram should help:

When installing the H100i, it comes with a RGB splitter that plugs into the pump/CPU block, so no need to plug RGB in hub. However, you do need to plug the fans in the hub.

It does take a bit of work, but it's definitely worth it in the end.

Edit: revised diagram

Edit2: He forgot a PSU, I recommend this one for the build:

u/Shabbypenguin · 9 pointsr/xboxone

ouch, blue light is pretty harsh on eyes, especially with it looking like some kind of lamp right there reflecting.

if i were you op id grab soemthing like this and use some tape/stickytac and put strips on teh back of your entertainment stand so it looks like teh while thing is glowing.

u/iStigmatic · 1 pointr/AverageBattlestations

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Nexlux WiFi Wireless LED Smart Controller Working with Android and IOS System Mobile Phone Free App for GRB LED Light Strips 5050 3528 LEDs Comes With One 24 Keys Remote Control

Download the app for the controller and you can customize it fully via your smart phone.

u/Leftychill · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I would suggest the GE Zwave switch mentioned above if you have a capable hub (Wink/Vera/Smartthings, etc.), or if you really want to fine tune control, you can use a GE Zwave Fan speed control switch. IMO, both are better options than the Wemo.


u/Fritzkreig · 2 pointsr/DeskCorners

We should have a side bar for lighting, fixtures and bulbs are a big part of preservation and presentation; people don't laugh when we say PP around here!
TCP 35s are good elegant bulbs
TT-DL01s are great BMT models
I'll leave side lights up to you

u/JClimber408 · 1 pointr/discgolf

My buddy came up with the idea, but we use dog collar LED lights (also at Home Depot) on our discs. Just remove light from metal ring, drill hole in disc, secure light, enjoy.

Pros: watching it soar at night, not losing your disc, playing after sunset, light shines through both sides

Cons: affects disc flight, falls off if you hit a tree hard, big hole in disc

edit: I'll post an actual photo of disc when off work.

u/drtonmeister · 2 pointsr/electricians

Yes, if you find the transformer, then replacing it with a 12v transformer that has a minimum rating below the draw of your LED lamps will make them work.
They are 3W each, so all six would be 18W, but I'm sure they rounded up. I'd make sure the minimum rating of the new transformer is below 15W just to be sure if you go with a transformer designed for halogen lights, or just go with one designed for led lights that is more than 18W as its max rating.

u/lWerdnal · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I used the supports and clamps . Look to be a bit cheaper than the ones above and they work perfectly. Great as a portable option too.

u/hydrosolar · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Pi and Arduino were both from microcenter and I already had both . Everything else was originally from amazon. Not factored into my cost was the power supply. I already had one in my media center setup and was able to piggy back off that.
Happy to answer any questions. This is a fun project.

u/jamesguitar3 · 2 pointsr/SmartThings

/u/BreakfastBeerz is correct. Get a "fan control" z-wave switch so you can better control the fan since the speed is determined by voltage to the motor so this specific "fan control" is needed.

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this and this one is the really expensive version.

If I win I could really use this


EDITED: to fix my link