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Old 02-02-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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My latest backlit Onyx counter top and backsplash!!

Hi All

I thought I would share some images of my latest onyx counter top and backsplash. We illuminated this with LED Light panels.
This went into a home theatre room and I think it turned out great, if I do say so myself!!

Let me know what you think

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Old 02-02-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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LED Light panels??? - please tell more.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:54 PM   #3
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Hi Dave , The product used is by a company called Nu World in Vancouver BC. They build custom LED light panels to your spec.

They are just under 3/8 thick and have perfect even illumination over the surface.

Great product!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:14 PM   #4
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that's wild lookin Roy. So, you in Van, BC or down near Dave?
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
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Looks freaking cool.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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Yes I am in Vancouver BC.

I used to use Lighttape for all my backlighting needs but this seems to be the only way to go.

here is the website www.nu-wo.com

I have never seen it used as a substrate for translucent tiles , I wonder if you guys can make any suggestions as to how a tilesetter would go about adhering tiles to the LED panels without blocking the light.
The panels are essentially a solid 3/8 acrylic sheet with LEDs embedded in the edges. i guess it wont be too hard in a horizontal application , but vertical I am sure will be difficult

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Old 02-02-2010, 10:46 PM   #7
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clear epoxy, full spread clear silicone, voodoo magic I think if you search here, you'll find this has come up before.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:33 PM   #8
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:16 AM   #9
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"Water-clear knife-grade polyester resin" is where I would start, but I'd be worried that the heat from curing might discolor or warp the acrylic sheeet? Looks very nice though!
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"Water-clear knife-grade polyester resin" is where I would start, but I'd be worried that the heat from curing might discolor or warp the acrylic sheeet? Looks very nice though!
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How about a layer of tempered glass between the LED panel and the tile?

Will the resin adhere to the glass as well as the acrylic?

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Every layer is a link in the chain that can fail. I think that I would look to an adhesive that will bond safely and reliably to the acrylic sheet instead.
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I think I would look for a way to leave the lights un-bonded. Future changes would be a challenge to remove the led's from any type of epoxy resin. ...Just a thought.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:35 AM   #13
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I have attached a side profile image showing the layering.

This was supplied by Nu World , Shows how simple it was

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very cool roy
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What'll they think of next, eh?

I have an HO that saw lighted glass tile around a mirror somewhere that they want me to do. The hard part may be finding a distributor around here...

Cool stuff.
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