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Jason
2004-05-18, 15:42
That is an excellent idea! I wonder what sort of shops might carry this
stuff here in the States. I would like to keep the display on my Squeezebox
running at all times, but at night in the bedroom it is still so bright on
the dimmest setting that I have to turn it off completely or I can't sleep
with it on.

I had considered buying some cheezy dark film to just slap over the display
but your idea is much better.



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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 12:44 PM
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Subject: [slim] BlueSlim

Hello all,
I got my new Squeezebox a couple of weeks ago, great piece of kit. It
complements my existing SliMP3s very nicely, and I've had none of the
problems others are experiencing with the latest software.

Having said that, in my living room, under the telly, I found the display a
bit bright, and the wrong colour to contrast with the rest of my kit, so I
changed it, you can see the results here:

www.quirkshop.co.uk/blueslim/index.htm

I had to buy the gel in 1m lengths, so if anyone (in the UK) wants a piece,
drop me an email and I'll give you snailmail address for an SAE,
alternatively, Maplin sell the stuff for a fiver a sheet, DJ suppliers
charge about half that.

JQ

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-05-18, 18:38
On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 18:42, Jason wrote:
> That is an excellent idea! I wonder what sort of shops might carry this
> stuff here in the States.

Any major music supplier (since Mars went belly-up, that'd be Guitar
Center or Sam Ash, or a local outfit) carries lighting equipment. This
material is called a "gel" over here, and is available in many colors
and several densities. Most likely sold in 12" squares (the size needed
for a PAR-64 spotlight), but some places have smaller sizes (pre-cut for
smaller lights). I haven't priced gels lately, but they probably aren't
more than a couple bucks for a 12" square. I'll find out when I hit Sam
Ash this weekend for some red. That "Yamaha Orange" description sounds
too cool not to try.
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Pat Farrell
2004-05-18, 18:50
At 09:38 PM 5/18/2004, Roy M. Silvernail wrote:
>On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 18:42, Jason wrote:
> > That is an excellent idea! I wonder what sort of shops might carry this
> > stuff here in the States.
>
>Any major music supplier (since Mars went belly-up, that'd be Guitar
>Center or Sam Ash, or a local outfit) carries lighting equipment.

And of course, any theatrical supply house.
"gel" for lights is, as Roy says, the term of art.

If you hang arround theaters, you can always talk the lighting folks
into giving you their burned out pieces. A theater light is hot and
the gels only last tens of hours. For most uses like
covering the LED on a Benchmark DAC-1, or even
dimming a SqueezeBox, you only need
a small portion which will be available arround the edges.

Even a high school theater will have burned out gels


Pat

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-05-18, 19:13
On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 21:50, Pat Farrell wrote:
> At 09:38 PM 5/18/2004, Roy M. Silvernail wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 18:42, Jason wrote:
> > > That is an excellent idea! I wonder what sort of shops might
> > carry this
> > > stuff here in the States.
> >
> > Any major music supplier (since Mars went belly-up, that'd be Guitar
> > Center or Sam Ash, or a local outfit) carries lighting equipment.
>
> And of course, any theatrical supply house.

Ah. Of course. (I guess it's now obvious which type of stage I've
spent more time on :)

> If you hang arround theaters, you can always talk the lighting folks
> into giving you their burned out pieces. A theater light is hot and
> the gels only last tens of hours.

I didn't think of that. Even a 5" gel would have enough unburned
material for a Squeezebox display.
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