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Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:30 am

I’ve bought this Ikea cabinet and am in the process of putting it together. I’m having some glass shelves made (Ikea don’t make glass shelves for this model apparently?!) and I’m wondering about lights.
Doing some research it seems there are so many different ones out there, it’s confusing which ones to choose? I’m trying to avoid too many cables. A lot of the stuff I’ve read online is old information so I’m wondering what you guys think. I know it’s been asked before but what’s the best cabinet lights to use?
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Re: Which lights?

Postby Robstyley » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 am

Mate there’s loads of different types of led lights out there, you definitely want led. The led strip light is meant to be really good. Don’t go to the hardware store, get it online off eBay or somewhere. It’s nice and small/thin and you cut it to the length you want and then attach the wire/s (to the mains adaptor) to it. I think a lot of them come with a little control pad to set brightness etc. I’m going to do mine one day when I get round to it.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Rich200 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:30 pm

If that is a standard IKEA Billy bookcase (28cm deep) they do make glass shelf's for it.

Search Extra shelf BILLY Article no: 102.867.52 on the IKEA website.

I've got a full room of IKEA Billy bookcases with glass shelf's.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby lejackal » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 pm

I can’t answer the question as mine thankfully came with a light built in but I’m very much looking forward to seeing yours finished mate 8)

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Lom » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:56 pm

Can’t help Scott as in the same situation as you! Will be following this thread with interest.
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Re: Which lights?

Postby Robstyley » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:57 pm

This is the kind of thing, comes on a roll. And you need a few bits to go with it, cables, adaptor etc:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3493802820

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:03 pm

Robstyley wrote:Mate there’s loads of different types of led lights out there, you definitely want led. The led strip light is meant to be really good. Don’t go to the hardware store, get it online off eBay or somewhere. It’s nice and small/thin and you cut it to the length you want and then attach the wire/s (to the mains adaptor) to it. I think a lot of them come with a little control pad to set brightness etc. I’m going to do mine one day when I get round to it.


Yeah i’m thinking LED, just wondered what the collected wisdom of the forum thought, thanks mate.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:09 pm

Rich200 wrote:If that is a standard IKEA Billy bookcase (28cm deep) they do make glass shelf's for it.

Search Extra shelf BILLY Article no: 102.867.52 on the IKEA website.

I've got a full room of IKEA Billy bookcases with glass shelf's.


Unfortunately it’s not the 28cm deep Billy, it’s the deeper one (it’s amost like a wardrobe). I ordered the wrong one then the shelves were too small. At first I was annoyed but my girlfriend said “look on the bright side, imagine how much junk you can get in there!) which I couldn’t really argue with. It’s turned into a bit of a mini project but that’s fine. Thanks for the response.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:11 pm

lejackal wrote:I can’t answer the question as mine thankfully came with a light built in but I’m very much looking forward to seeing yours finished mate 8)


I’ll keep you updated mate. Thanks

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 pm

Lom wrote:Can’t help Scott as in the same situation as you! Will be following this thread with interest.


It’s taken me years to sort it out, I’ll let you know how I get on.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:19 pm

Robstyley wrote:This is the kind of thing, comes on a roll. And you need a few bits to go with it, cables, adaptor etc:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3493802820


Yeah that’s the sort of thing I was thinking, thanks for the advice.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:39 pm

look on the bright side, imagine how much junk you can get in there!

:lol: :lol: :lol: classic

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Darth Bobby » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:52 pm

Rich200 wrote:If that is a standard IKEA Billy bookcase (28cm deep) they do make glass shelf's for it.

Search Extra shelf BILLY Article no: 102.867.52 on the IKEA website.

I've got a full room of IKEA Billy bookcases with glass shelf's.


Just out of interest mate, what supports do you use to hold the shelves up? I’m getting glass shelves made and would rather buy some supports on eBay rather than face Ikea?

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Re: Which lights?

Postby starwars00 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:37 pm

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That’s my set up. They are tingkam off Amazon.

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Re: Which lights?

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:35 pm

starwars00 wrote:8D440E50-D5A6-4FE8-A73A-52D9D5B039AA.jpeg

That’s my set up. They are tingkam off Amazon.

That looks fantastic!


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