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LED Strip Lights in Creating a Vanity Mirror
I’m in the process of creating a jewelry box in solid oak, and I’m exploring the possibility of putting a vanity mirror in the lid of the box which contains a mirror.
From what I can see, do you have a dimmer built into the vanity mirror? The dimmer must be really small. Is that one you sell separately?
We, unfortunately, do not sell and separate dimmers, but would perhaps recommend something like our FilmGrade inline dimmer, which we have linked to below:
Do you use LED strips for the lighting? - Can the LED strips be in direct contact with the wood or will I need to place a strip of aluminum or plastic behind for safety reasons?
LED strip lights can certainly be used for such an installation. There are no significant safety concerns with direct contact on a wood surface.
I’d like to use USB as my charger but can’t find any USB chargers on your website. Do I need a transformer to build in to use USB for charging?
We, unfortunately, do not have any USB-based products or chargers, as all of our LED strip lights are based on 12 volts or 24 volts DC. You will instead want to use a standard 12 or 24-volt power supply to operate the system.
It seems to me that the biggest advantage of a 24V LED is that one can have long lines of LEDs using the same charger. Would you choose 24V or 12V for a project like this?
That's correct, although, for a small installation, the maximum run length would be less of a concern. Here is an article going over some additional details:
Many of the vanity mirrors out there has a feature that enables their users to choose between different light levels. Is this simply done with a light diffuser?
The best way to adjust light levels would be through the dimmer, as discussed in your first question.
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