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You are correct. The rope/cable style would probably work best for what you are doing, especially if you are looking to light the jersey from most or all of the perimeter.

Wiring up individual LEDs can be very tedious unless you are only looking to use one or two in a smaller situation. If that situation arises, most companies will sell individual LEDs that are pre-wired with a resistor and insulated leads. Then you only have to wire them to a power supply.
That is kinda what I am looking for, I just talked to the lady and she does not want to see the LED strip at all...
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That is kinda what I am looking for, I just talked to the lady and she does not want to see the LED strip at all...
Here's an idea.
Might be more work than wiring all those individual lights, but I think not.
You could build a trough for the strip, dado the sides for frosted or pebbled plexi. The trough would likely be hidden behind the face frames.

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Major aggravation. Turn on your radio (FM), plug in the lights not far away.
I get bad RFI hum from my LED lights, one of them is 2X worse than the other.

18W/40LED/1,100 lm, about 150W incandescent equivalent brightness.
BUT, wonderful for carving/bench working.
I would imagine the power supplies you are using are causing the hum... Not the LED bulbs themselves. I've never had any RFI on any project with LED strips. And I have a radio within 5' of my side tables.
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That is kinda what I am looking for, I just talked to the lady and she does not want to see the LED strip at all...
Do you have plans for the case? It would make it easier to give suggestions.
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Not yet, kinda waiting on the jersey to show up for final size

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This is a bit technical but perhaps the OP can find it useful.

http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz

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I seen that, I didnt do anything with it because I didnt know what any of the numbers were.

I actually LOOKED at it and read the "?" and got some numbers, although they are still a little greek to me, I think that after today talking to some people during business hours I should have a better understanding of what I need.

Thank you.
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The RFI problem originates in the factory power supply which is an integral part of the bulb.
In bench terms, that means that the LED bulb assembly weighs 13 oz. Not for your average 60W swing arm desk lamp thingie.
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My recent install that I did.
48 feet of RGB LED strips dado'd out of the Maple
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That's pretty cool, I love the color!

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Well, I went with the strip lights...


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