Monday, 16 February 2015

Lighting - getting started!

I have decided to use a combination of miniature lighting items as well as LED strips from the hardware store.
My lights are going to be relatively simple with two chandeliers a  lamp for the desk and then hidden strip LEDs to light the cabinets and the rest of the room.  These would be great for anyone lighting those rooms that you have a glimpse of but cannot see inside the whole room.
I have chosen a beautiful lamp for the desk from my good friend Raymond Storey.  He did a limited run of lights with this beautiful finish and I think this will work nicely on the desk.  His amazing glass that he blows himself enhances all of his lights making them quite unique.
I drilled a hole through the floor and used my dremel to make a channel for the wire underneath.  The wire comes back up underneath and behind the panelling in the corner of the box.  I will use a permanent brown marker to colour the white wire so that it "disappears."
I am also using two chandeliers from the Getzans.  I think they will enhance the box as it is meant to be rather formal.
The LEDs are ones that I found recently and they will provide a great deal of light for the shelving at the back of the box.  The LEDs come with a little battery pack so that you can light them up and see how they work. They plug into the power cord that comes in the package.   They will definitely work well in this box.


  1. Hi Martha,

    Ray's lamp is so elegant and detailed as are the Getzan chandeliers and they will look fabulous in your room box. The LED strips look to be a great resource for DIY lighting miniature vignettes. Thanks for sharing!

    Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal :-)


  2. Hi Martha! I also like Ray Storey's table lamp and the chandeliers. I am very eager to see the LED strip lighting installed. I know that LED's are very effective solutions for many hard to light corners, and I'm sure that your shelves will be even More Beautiful once there is a light source within them. :D


  3. Hello Martha,
    Proper lighting is so important in miniature. The lamp is beautiful and you know how much I love Getzan fixtures. You have a great variety of light and I think the roombox will be amazing!
    Big hug,