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My Son did some work for the owners of The Joint BBQ in town and they asked if he could make a metal lighted sign like their J on the menu board and he said "sure!"
So here we go.......
Ya just never know what's gonna be next. 馃檪
 

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Neat!!
 

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So I guess it is up to them to get an electrical box run to the location they want it mounted.

Neat project.
 

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That might be the case if they would've had anyone else make this but we used led lights that run on 3 AA batteries. They can hang it anywhere or walk around with it lit up. 馃檪
That鈥檚 neat, as I didn鈥檛 think those were led . Works really well for the sign
 

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That might be the case if they would've had anyone else make this but we used led lights that run on 3 AA batteries. They can hang it anywhere or walk around with it lit up. 馃檪
You could also add a jack for a small transformer for when they do have access to a power plug. That way they wouldn't have to run it on batteries all the time.
 

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If you use a transformer, it has to have a full rectivied output or the lights will flicker rapidly. The great thing about LED is that they don't heat up, so you can mount them in wood. I did a project some time ago with LEDs on batteries, so I found a battery holder for D cells, and wired them in series to give the proper DC voltage. Using rechargable batteries means you can run them for a long time, recharge quickly, and run again. A little microswitch somewhere inconspicuous lets them turn it off. Great little inside sign.

I'm thinking I saw some Christmas lights that had nice fat round globes about 1 inch across. I also know you can get "running" lights that seem to move in a line. That would be pretty cool too. We used to have a set of Christmas lights on a balcony overlooking the hillside below, they would change to eight different patterns. using a small controller. Drill 1/4 inch holes in a pattern and you have a pretty spectacular display. Just musing, as usual.
 
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