The Cheapest TV Backlight You Will Ever Find





Introduction: The Cheapest TV Backlight You Will Ever Find

Always wanted to have a nice soothing backlight for your TV?

Don't want to shell out $50 for LED light strips from IKEA?

Don't want a Philips TV with built-in "Ambilight"?

Step 1: Get a Lamp

If you don't have one left over, IKEA has a perfect one for $5.99.

Step 2: Get a Light Bulb

I got a compact fluorescent bulb because the back of my TV was warm enough as it was.

Step 3: Combine!

If you run into difficulties during this step - find a four-year-old child to help you - or summon the spirit of Groucho Marx.

Step 4: Place It Behind the TV

Gently place the highly advanced contraption behind the TV.

Step 5: Turn On, Tune In, Pass Out

Or at least turn on and tune in.



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    If only this worked for wall-mounted TVs ;)


    try the 2 foot led strips at Home Depot.

    It could, you just need to find some way of suspending the light.

    This small lamp + light won't fit behind my flush mounted LCD.

    Oh, I see what you mean. My TV is in the corner of the room and is on one of thos e wall brackets that pull out.


    Wicked Cool, but for me, a regular fixture would not fit, Home Depot, 2 - 2 foot led strips ,$8.

    wow i need one for mine nice

    >or summon the spirit of Groucho Marx.

    Yuo sou fanni! :>

    I have done something similar, but use a LED light bulb $9-$13 that cycles through different colours. Uses 1W of power, so I leave it on nearly all the time.

    Cheap would be to use a candle, would look good especially for romantic movies. :-)

    A not so cheap option would be to tap into the video signal and change the light intensity and color of the back light depending on what is being displayed on the screen.