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MrTCJ22MrTCJ227 päivää sitten
Hi everyone! I recently updated the lighting in my Detolfs today. I wanted to do a small tutorial for anyone who may be interested in setting up their lights inside the Detolf. This is a pretty simple setup with little work needed. So, I'm going to post pictures and describe in detail what the process is to do something like the picture below. I will mark the pictures as spoilers so that it won't take up the whole space of this article.

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Here are some of the things that I used for this build. You will need scissor, double sided tape, and two 16.4 feet RGB 5050 LED strip lights for each Detolf. Here is where I got my lights and tape from. You don't have to get the exact kinds but something similar. You want to make sure the lights are waterproof incase you decide to clean your display with water or cleaning product.

RGB 5050 LED Light Strip
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Double sided tape
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When you have the lights in hand, you want to test them out before installing them to make sure they are working correctly. So, I plug both light strips to the power cable right a way for testing. When connecting the light strip to the power connection, there are arrow pointing on both side that need to match up or else the light won't turn on.

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I wanted to have the cord for the lights to come out from the top. So, I had to stick the power connector on the top from the inside of the Detolf. This is where the double side tape come in play. I need it to be center in the middle toward the right side of the case which is shown on the picture below.

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Once you get the power connector in place, you want to connect one of the strips light to it and start by placing it on the top corner of the Detolf at the front. They come with a sticky pad attached to the lights. You want to start peeling off the protecting sleeve on the back of it but not all at once. Just enough so you can place the light on the case to start.

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After that is done, you want to now start rolling out the strip to the bottom without sticking it to the glass. As you get to horizontal metal frame of the detolf, you want to slide the roller light behind it so the lights is against the glass at all time.

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Now, you are ready to stick the lights against the glass. The trick to having the light look straight when you are placing it onto the glass is to pull and stick little at a time. I normally place my finger 6 inches from where it is already sticking to the glass to line up the strip and pull the protection sleeve until it reach my figure. Then, I put pressure on that part of the strip to make sure it is stuck on the glass. I repeat that process until I get to the bottom of the case.

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Once you get to the bottom, you keep going with the strip to the other side of the glass case without separation.

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Before you go back up on the other side of the case, you want to bring the light roller back through the three horizontal metal frame of the Detolf without sticking onto the glass. Once you get it through that, place the roller on top of the Detolf so it's not in the way.

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Now you can stick the light strip onto the glass like how we did on the other side by little at a time. Once you reach the top, before you come across again. You want to measure how long you need to finish.

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To find out where to cut the strip, there are little gold tab every 3 inches. You can see a small line in the middle and has a scissor icon on it. Want to make sure you cut directly on that line like the picture below.

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You are ready to stick the last part of the strip to the case, I line it up to overlapping where the strip started. Once I got that line up, I pull the last of the protective sleeve and stick the strip where I want it.

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Yay! You finished the first part of this build. You can keep it like that or rerun the process again on the back end of the case. I prefer to have two so I have better lighting all around. You will have to start on the top like how we did on the front and go from there with the same process.

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Now that you finish the light setup, we want to run the wire on top. If you have the old Detolf, you can simply run the cord through the hole it comes with. Now, if you have a newer Detolf. The process is a little more work since the hole is very small and is in the back of the case but as long as you have a power drill. You can make the hole a little bigger.

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Since the power cord is somewhat short, you might need an extension cord to connect with so you are able to turn on the lights. It just depends on what brand light you use. For me, I had to used two that had multiple connection.

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Now this is optional but I did it to make it more neat looking. I used double side tape for the three cords onto top of my case so I don't have any wire hanging down. The sensor cable which is the one that doesn't have anything connected to, you want to make sure it is visible to you or else the controller for the lights won't work.

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Wow, you have completed this build for your new setup. It's definitely a process but with some time, it's worth it. I hope this work well for you and if there are any questions, let me know in the comments. I will leave off with one last picture of how my lights look like and good luck on the build.

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MrTCJ22 ZeroFigure22
Rutten3 päivää sitten#87138643Thanks for the in depth tutorial. Going to go ahead and finally put lights in my displays this week and use this for guidance.
Beautiful room btw
Thank you Rutten! That is awesome, Let me know how it goes and if you have any questions.
3 päivää sitten
MrTCJ22 ZeroFigure22
salyu0013 päivää sitten#87138708I'm thinking of getting my first deltof for my figures since i have a lot now that its getting cluttered however im really nervous in setting it up by myself. I don't have anyone to help me and ive never set up anything like furniture and since this is glass im very nervous to do it but i want my display to look nice. Also im scared setting this wrong and the glass break and then my figures break and i really dont want that since some well most are priceyyyyy idk any advice? I agree with GonFreecss on how to setup with only one person. One thing I would do because it doesn't really tell you when building the detolfs. Is to make sure the metal frame is facing the right way. That is part of the reason why you hear stories about people detolfs breaking is because the metal frame is facing backwards. The way you can tell is by looking at the three horizontal metal pieces. you want them to be closer together from each side so that the glass shelf can sit on them with a lot of room of spare. I had my detolfs for years and they been through a lot of movements and still are standing like they were when I first got them. I hope this helps.
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MrTCJ22 ZeroFigure22
Magentakrayons3 päivää sitten#87138825I recently got my first Detolf and have been looking around for lighting guides. I will definitely try your method out because this guide was so well detailed and easy to follow! Awesome! I glad this is easy to follow! Definitely let me know how it goes.
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MrTCJ22 ZeroFigure22
Jaou3 päivää sitten#87138887Very neat tutorial! I was looking into finally lighting up my detolfs but I wasn't sure how to approach it but you made it look rather simple :) I will be trying this out!
Did your Detolfs already come with such big holes on the top? Mine have much smaller ones...
Thank you, the Detolf's are the older model so it came with the bigger holes. I also have one of the newer Detolfs and same with yours, it has a smaller hole in the back of the detolf instead. I had to used a drill gun to make the hole a little bigger for the cord to go through. That is the only difficult part if you have the newer Detolf.
3 päivää sitten
Very neat tutorial! I was looking into finally lighting up my detolfs but I wasn't sure how to approach it but you made it look rather simple :) I will be trying this out!

Did your Detolfs already come with such big holes on the top? Mine have much smaller ones...
3 päivää sitten
I recently got my first Detolf and have been looking around for lighting guides. I will definitely try your method out because this guide was so well detailed and easy to follow!
3 päivää sitten
salyu0013 päivää sitten#87138708I'm thinking of getting my first deltof for my figures since i have a lot now that its getting cluttered however im really nervous in setting it up by myself. I don't have anyone to help me and ive never set up anything like furniture and since this is glass im very nervous to do it but i want my display to look nice. Also im scared setting this wrong and the glass break and then my figures break and i really dont want that since some well most are priceyyyyy idk any advice?

I have built four by myself. The grooves in the base hold the glass okay, it's always the second portion of the wall that's the trickiest, once you have those two connected within the grooves of the base it holds steady and there are no worries. What I'd recommend here is once you've placed the first wall and attached the plastic corner/guiding strip, angle in the second piece from the bottom, once it is within the groove of the plastic the rest will slide straight in with ease. You may need to get someone to help you move it if you wait it on a raised surface, as it's deceptively heavy once built.

You can probably test yourself before starting by trying to lift a single pane of glass gripped at the top in one hand, if you can't do that comfortably you should probably get someone to help.
3 päivää sitten
I'm thinking of getting my first deltof for my figures since i have a lot now that its getting cluttered however im really nervous in setting it up by myself. I don't have anyone to help me and ive never set up anything like furniture and since this is glass im very nervous to do it but i want my display to look nice. Also im scared setting this wrong and the glass break and then my figures break and i really dont want that since some well most are priceyyyyy idk any advice?
3 päivää sitten
Thanks for the in depth tutorial. Going to go ahead and finally put lights in my displays this week and use this for guidance.

Beautiful room btw
3 päivää sitten
MrTCJ22 ZeroFigure22
Gokanma6 päivää sitten#87020959Looks fantastic. I wish I could just pay someone to do all this for me. I have 6 detolfs and 2 large custom tower cases. I’m too lazy.

When you have that many, it's definitely more overwhelming to think about.
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