Pedaltrain uunder board lighting

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Stretchhh, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    I need help working out what lighting to place underneath my pedaltrain 3,
    Currently all my 9v slots in my trex power supply are taken and only 18v ac/dc are available.

    Ultimately I want to be able to run lights underneath my board to see my pedals without a light on top,
    Any ideas would help heaps.
  2. EskimoBassist


    Nov 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
  3. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    yeah something like that would be great but i want to power it off my power supply to solve having to plug it in through another power source. keep everything simply with amp and board plugs only.
  4. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    Surely you could do some electronic jiggery-pokery with an 18v source and resistors
  5. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    They make LED rope lights that run on batteries, you can find them at Lowe's or Walmart. LED's draw very little power, so the batteries should last for months.
  6. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    Stupid me it is actually 12v not 18v and I don't want to run it with batteries as I have a 12v ac and dc slot each left on my power supply before I am at fully capacity.
    I also live in Australia where I will most likely have to order the lights from the internet.
  7. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Have you tried tested any kind of lights underneath your board before you fork out of anything specific to do the job?

    The reason I ask, is back-lighting anything tends to make what's in front of the light source a silhouette. Thus you may find on a dark stage you can make out the pedal shapes (if you have enough space between them) but not the switches and knobs.
  8. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    My pedaltrain actually has a spot underneath the metal that will keep it hidden away from direct view from above the board but tuck it away enough to still be worth using.
  9. I purchased 2 blue neon strips from a local electronic shop, which I then velcroed under a pt2 and ran it off the 12v ac output with a little switch wired in. It was as simple as adding the right sized plug to the lights... Took me 5 mins in total...
  10. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I'm still not seeing how that would light up the pedals on top in any way. It'll light the floor under it and make the pedals more difficult to see.
  11. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    I am going put them on my board by installing to the bars facing towards the next bar up so it won't be facing down, that way I will be able to get a nice glow instead of an intense light when looking at my pedals.
  12. Racermech


    Apr 10, 2007
    I used a kit like this when I did it to my pedaltrain.

    12in Dual Blue Cold Cathode Kit at Xoxide!

    12v dc input and you can have the switch to turn on and off.

    Just have to can and splice the connections to a boss style adapter to fit into the fuel tank.
  13. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    Cheers man but that isn't what I am really looking for in regards to lighting
  14. GremlinAndy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Just go to any auto parts shop buddy! Cars run on 12v and the boy racers like the led lighting strips. eBay will turn up shed loads of them I'm sure.