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fltim
01-18-2017, 02:31 PM
hi ive been remodeling and laying tile 30 yrs, so I'm bored with the same old stuff, so heres my problem I want to put waterproof led fexible 12 volt strip lights behind a 1inch frosted glass pencil liner around the top of 6x6 shower ive laid this out on the floor looks great but cant find anyone who has done this to see if theres something I need to know before I start, I would appreciate any help I can get, thanks fltim

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evan1968
01-18-2017, 02:56 PM
Here ya go...
http://backlittilekit.com/

rmckee84
01-18-2017, 03:24 PM
Yep, hit up Jake at Back Lit.:tup2:

jadnashua
01-18-2017, 05:16 PM
LED's can last for 10's of thousands of hours, but their power supply can spoil all of that in a momentary flash. You might want to make some provision to be able to access the power supply.

fltim
01-18-2017, 07:03 PM
thanks ill check this site out

Steve in Denver
01-20-2017, 12:34 AM
I watched the video but wasn't clear on how the waterproofing would tied to the metal channel...I'd be concerned about it rusting...?

rmckee84
01-20-2017, 12:36 PM
As it explains on the site, components are made of galvanized steel and rust resistant components.

jadnashua
01-20-2017, 02:54 PM
There's a reason why galvanized metals don't work well in wet areas...it wouldn't be my first choice. SS would be much better.

fltim
01-20-2017, 04:56 PM
tried jake at back lit tile no way to leave message will keep trying, site doesn't give away much about installation or sales

rmckee84
01-20-2017, 05:57 PM
If you dont mind messaging me your number ill be happy to give it to him

jondon
01-20-2017, 05:59 PM
Latest post on Instagram by backlittilekit, I have not done one yet either but itching to learn, incorporate this into an installation wet or dry. This pic gives new meaning to feature panel. :nod:

I got some brochures from him I can take a pic and post so you can at least get an idea.

Course if you don't want it lit up, then you got options or other colors. Technology stands still for no one.:usflag:

thuffner3
01-20-2017, 09:06 PM
How bout an acrylic tube enbedded in white thinset?

rmckee84
01-21-2017, 12:04 AM
What?

Steve in Denver
01-21-2017, 12:43 AM
As it explains on the site, components are made of galvanized steel and rust resistant components.

I was more concerned about how the rest of the shower would be waterproofed given a 6" tall strip of apparently unwaterproofed section. As for the material itself, I'm with Jim...galvanized wouldn't be my first choice, particularly considering the cut edges and drilled holes.

jondon
01-21-2017, 07:59 AM
posted by Neil:
How bout an acrylic tube enbedded in white thinset?

You mean embedded, hey whatever floats ya boat. Perfection is only in the eyes of the beholder. :lol2:

K_Tile
01-21-2017, 08:38 AM
Metal insert could have better provisions for water tightness with integrated flanges. Nice idea for DIY.