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  • Help with neon style / LED lighting on music stands

  • Billy Lawton

    March 4, 2020 at 9:21 am

    Hi everyone,
    I’m looking for someone on here who can help me with creating an effect as shown in the pictures.
    I make music stands and normally create graphics as latex print or cut vinyl.

    We’ve had a request to produce an effect like the example attached. It looks like it’s a laser cut board mounted off the front of the stand, with a light behind that seems to go up at an unusual angle (tape?)

    Would love to work with someone on here to achieve this sort of service we can then offer!

    Thanks everybody

    Billy 🙂


  • David McDonald

    March 4, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Billy

    Why not have the whole front panel of the stand made from a clear or opal sheet of acrylic. For this design then flood coat the face with 100% opaque black vinyl with a cut out for the text to be illuminated, or print onto some light box back lit media or use self coloured transparent film for other coloured colours etc. Bond a cheap LED ceiling light behind the cut out – the 600mm square ones for use in suspended ceilings, then build this face into your stand structure. You could always try resin doming into the cut out in the black vinyl, or contour cut clear vinyl and resin dome this before laying it into the cut out. This slight bevel effect would add to the look and illumination effect. All cheap and readily achievable with you usual tooling, plotter and printer. You could wire the LED driver to a ‘kettle plug’ socket on the side/rear of the stand so users can plug it in – or skip the driver and install a suitable Ah capacity 12v/24v battery that the customer can remove and charge separately – don’t think it would need to be a full size car battery but something a bit more modest. You can also get 1200mm x 600mm, 300mm x 300mm, and 1200mm x 300mm LED light panels for bigger or smaller areas of illumination.

    Just an idea…..


  • Billy Lawton

    March 4, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Wow Dave,

    What a brilliant idea. And such a superb reply!

    I’m going to put the kettle on and digest this!

    I’ll be in touch!

    Thank you


  • Martin Cole

    March 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Excellent idea Dave.. ❗ I was making that in my mind while reading …

    problem solved I reckon Billy :smiles:

  • David McDonald

    March 5, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Cheers Martin, hope you are keeping well and busy.

    Billy – if you make one this way then send me a photo.


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