I have a couple of florescent fixtures that have been out for some time. I purchased some replacement LED tubes for them but they turned out to be too difficult to modify. I had purchased a few rolls of LED strips with the intention to make a light panel but I never got around to it so why not use the strips to make a custom fixture and while I’m at it, add some custom lighting to the bandsaw.
Hyperikon T8 LED Tube: http://amzn.to/2jUC6rC
LED Strips: http://ebay.to/2jRH9ZN
100W Power Supply: http://ebay.to/2k9QgCA
Hi Matt, and greetings from Seattle,
For a low cost light diffusion material try drafting velum I don’t know if it does anything to change the light color value but it works great as a diffusion material, I know sometimes it is used by lighting grips in the film industry as a low cost alternative to the more expensive diffusion material that is made expressly for that purpose..
And dude, leds directly on the bandsaw…GENIUS!
As always, all the best,