IKEA Dioder Relief Lights: DIY Low-Budget Ambilight

If you’re like me,  you probably spend way too much time staring at a computer screen. There are some ways to reduce eyestrain, but I have to say that using IKEA’s Dioder LED light strips is one of the most effective since it’s kind of a low-tech, low-cost way of hacking your monitor into a Philips Ambilight.

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Hacked IKEA LEDs Matches What’s On the Screen

Adding ambient light isn’t just for creating a mood; used around a computer or TV screen, the indirect lighting eases eye strain after long hours. Ambient lighting also adds another layer of experience while watching movies, especially if the lights correspond to the images on the display itself. Philips HDTVs have their Ambilight, but they’re equally useful when toiling behind a keyboard. And of course the DIY-hack community has turned to the popular IKEA DIODER LED strip for a homebrewed solution.

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Mount Night Light Under Bed For Discreet Ambient Glow

When you’ve got little ones coming in and out of your bedroom, you need to have some kind of night light around. While most night lights are pretty standard and will work well, we like how this hack enables you to create a lighting solution that will cast a discreet ambient glow, perfect for when kids need them or when you come home late when your partner is already asleep.

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Brum’s Stylish IKEA Lack Living Room Redesign

When you want to bring a bit of life into your living room, one of the best ways to go about it is to examine what you can actually do, for not a lot of money. Seriously, there are quite a few swanky pads out there, but a lot of them have invested serious amounts of money to make them look really good. What sets this hack apart is that it makes your living room look outstanding, for not much money.

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Use LEDs For Ambient Lighting Around Your Workstation

When you spend quite a bit of time working on your computer at home, you’ll find that direct glaring light isn’t the best lighting solution. The best that we’ve found is positioning lights behind the monitor, reducing the strain on the eyes. This is one of the reasons why Philips’ Ambilight system works so well for their HDTVs.

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