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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We really like what Kevin Freitas did with his Vika Lauri table from IKEA. The concept reminds us of Philips' Ambilight, but in a less expensive version. This process basically involves fixing a string of white or multi-colored Dioder LED lights from IKEA in the metal lip using sticky tape.

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This couldn't be easier! The wires have been concealed along the edge. Kevin used sticky tape for his LEDs to hold, and that's the easiest way of affixing the LEDs. We like how simple this is. Plus, it doesn't look like the LEDs were just stuck on. The overall effect looks really good and we're sure that the strain on your eyes will be a lot less using these lights.

[via Ikeahacker, photos by Kevin Freitas]

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