Creating the Perfect Backlit Workstation IKEA DIY Style

Creating the Perfect Backlit Workstation IKEA DIY Style

Joelle Alcaidinho
Sep 13, 2011

Ever seen roundups of backlit workstations and wondered how to get the look for yourself? Backlit workstations not only look rather dramatic, but they also help to prevent eyestrain. Sure, there are kits out there made for just this purpose, but isn't doing it yourself so much more fun?

Coveting Djenan Kozic's backlit workstation above? To get the backlit workstation look you have a few DIY options via our favourite large blue box shop, IKEA:

  1. Djenan's setup shown above was created by using LED LACK spotlights attached to the back of the computer.
  2. If you have a glass desk that you would like illuminated, follow Kevin Freitas' lead and use IKEA Dioder LED lights by affixing them underneath the table using sticky tape.
  3. For a less expensive option, follow Instructables user Dennisjudd's instructions and use the Ledburg LED lights which are almost half the price of the Dioder lights for illumination around the monitor as shown in his workstation pictured below.

For some more examples DIY LED fun, check out these posts from our archives:

(Images: Flickr user Djenan Kozic & Instructables user Dennisjudd under license from Creative Commons.)
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