Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LED Lights on Acrylic Figure Sculpture

Knowing how the edges of acrylic light up when illuminated I've always had in mind putting a strip of colored LED lights behind my acrylic figure sculpture and generating some images:


  1. Hi Mark, I am creating a project with a similar technique. Did you have any trouble lighting the acrylic? Where did you put your LEDS?

    1. Hi Carly,
      I had a strip of LEDs mounted to a piece of wood. I covered up everything on the base with a black cloth and only exposed the slit along the line of LEDs. So at times the figure is not even touching the lights, but the effect was the same. Nice bright illumination to all the edges. I don't think you'll have any trouble getting the edges to light up for you.