In this Instructable I will show you how to build a simple warm-white Ambilight from the IKEA Ledberg LED-Strips.
At first the Materials:
1x IKEA Ledberg (3 LED Strips + Power Supply)
Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Small Drill bit (2mm oder smaller)
Something to use the Drill (Dremel, Drillpress, Cordless Drill)
3rd Hand (Optional)
Step 1: Get Rid of the Housing
But we want to have 3 single Strips with 2 90° Angles in between (Right, Top and Left)
In order of achieving this we need to get Rid of the Housing.
Use the Drillbit and your Drill to push the little securing pin into the Housing.
You don't need to drill! Just push it!
You need to to that 3 times as we have 3 Strips with one Pin each.
After removing the Pin you can just ull the strip out of the Housing.
Step 2: Desolder LED Strip Plug
Step 3: Strip Down Power Supply Plug
It's very easy to open.
After opening it, peel the cable out of the "maze" and push the plug housing back as shown above.
Step 4: Solder It!
Step 5: Connect All 3 Stripes
then calculate the needed lenght of the wire depending on your monitor and solder it to the 2nd strip.
Attention to the Polarity!
now repeat it for the 3rd strip
finally attach the stripes to the monitor with some double sided adhesive tape