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« Reply #300 on: December 08, 2008, 06:32:19 PM »

Do you have any pictures of the completed outside ?

Here's an entire view  Wink  arrow



I think I'll paint the outside next summer  Cool
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« Reply #301 on: December 25, 2008, 06:19:37 PM »

Like I did on the first room, I'll use a max of neons  Kiss  arrow


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« Reply #302 on: January 02, 2009, 06:10:29 PM »

First neons are in place  Tongue

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« Reply #303 on: January 02, 2009, 07:34:27 PM »

B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! ! And great 80's atmosphere  Kiss Kiss


Bruno where did you find these colored neons? Cost?

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« Reply #304 on: January 02, 2009, 07:41:42 PM »

DarthNuno  OMG Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

And for the V3 version, did You have already any ideas? (I'm very curious Wink)

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« Reply #305 on: January 02, 2009, 08:16:43 PM »

Bruno where did you find these colored neons? Cost?

I buy the neons in a shop called 'HORNBACH' (see the website).

I don't remember the exact price, but I would say between 13 ~ 18€ per neon (with the support)  Cool

And for the V3 version, did You have already any ideas? (I'm very curious Wink)

Not yet  Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #306 on: January 03, 2009, 01:51:38 AM »

Looking great Bruno! Congratulations on another fantastic job!
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« Reply #307 on: January 03, 2009, 03:24:01 AM »

Bruno where did you find these colored neons? Cost?

I buy the neons in a shop called 'HORNBACH' (see the website).

I don't remember the exact price, but I would say between 13 ~ 18€ per neon (with the support)  Cool



you can also buy coloured filters, a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes. it may work out cheaper if the white bulbs are much less to replace when they wear out, you can just put the old colour tube on the new white bulb.
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« Reply #308 on: January 03, 2009, 10:07:10 AM »

you can also buy coloured filters, a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes.

Yes, I've few on them too. It a little bit cheaper and it allows to have other colors. Very useful when I break a real colored neon. I can replace it with a white neon + a colored tube  Tongue
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« Reply #309 on: January 03, 2009, 10:14:21 AM »

I buy the neons in a shop called 'HORNBACH' (see the website).

OMG... Hornbach is everywhere... that's the place where I will buy some stuff for my gameroom today (YES FINALLY!) Smiley

Looks sooo great bruno,  The Gameroom-Building-Gods must have blessed you! Smiley Grin Grin
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« Reply #310 on: January 03, 2009, 05:30:16 PM »

Are those real neon tubes or fluorescent bulbs?
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« Reply #311 on: January 04, 2009, 07:01:26 PM »

Are those real neon tubes or fluorescent bulbs?


It's real neon tubes. Here's the ref  arrow



The colors available are : Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Black light.
I've used a mix of them + some colored filters (a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes)
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« Reply #312 on: January 04, 2009, 07:08:25 PM »

Another disposition... the GLOC was on the left...



... now it is on the right  Grin



(Jesus!... why such games are so heavy ?  oppps  Wink)
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« Reply #313 on: January 05, 2009, 09:41:00 AM »

Are those real neon tubes or fluorescent bulbs?


It's real neon tubes. Here's the ref  arrow



The colors available are : Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Black light.
I've used a mix of them + some colored filters (a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes)
Sorry Bruno, but those are not true neons.
They are colored TL (fluorescent) bulbs.

Here's a description of the differences: http://home.howstuffworks.com/question293.htm

To go short: with neon lighting, the gas itself lights up (in a certain color). With fluorescent (TL) lighting, the _coating_ of the tube lights up.

F.I. the red neon tube I will be using is a clear glass tube. The red color comes from the gas neon that lights up red under the high-voltage. Other color neons use different kinds of gas mixtures and sometimes a coating.

True neons require a seperate high-voltage powers supply.

Apart from that all, the colored TL's are not bad at all, and absolutely a LOT cheaper ! They also emit more light compared to a neon, a neon is just "decoration" light, not meant to light up the area around it. The TL does a much better job at that (as you can see from Bruno's pics !).

I wouldn't go with the sleeves, it's the cheapest but also the worst looking of the three.

In order of looks and price:

Neon>colored TL (Fluorescent as the US guys call them)>colored sleeved TL.

No matter what, it looks great !

Here's some pics of my neon tubes:
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Note: the HV unit on these pictures was only 2000V, not enough for those neons, so they light up very dimly only. I've since bought two nice (and cheap!) HV units from the US that are fully electronic and gives out anything between 2000V and 9000V (automatically regulated by the unit, depending on the tube connected). Looks much better Cheesy
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« Reply #314 on: January 05, 2009, 05:18:07 PM »

Opps  oppps

Thanks for the correction André  Kiss

Few years ago, for my first room, I had the idea to use true neons (like the ones on your pictures). I've asked to few specialists shops an estimation... and never got back an answer from them  Twisted Not serious  Ghost
SO I've tried the colored TL, and I'm very happy with the result  Kiss

But... I'm not using too many of them on the ceiling, because it would cause too many reflects in the screens  Tongue
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