Introduction: Resurrect an Old Arcade Marquee Part2
if you looked at my other tutorial you will see it already has 7 or so steps so i figured that I should continue this project to another instructable. the below picture isn't the best but read on.
Step 1: Alternative Lighting
if you need info on how to build the "wooden box" read up on my other post. when me and my father were at lowes I picked up a halogen spot light, it was $4 and looked cool so we got it (he also needed to spend $50 to receive full benefit on one of his coupons) so as soon as we got home I unpackaged it and setup the plug, and turned it on the bulb is only 20w so I was skeptical about using it on this project but after I turned the lights off it looked a lot better (duh) so i figured it beats a $10 florescent light setup
Step 2: Wiring
I drilled a hole in the back piece so that the wire could travel to the outlet. (as pictured below) then using the directions that came along with the light I put the plug on the end of the the wire. after the wiring is done fire up your trusty hot glue gun. take a full glue stick and generously apply the glue to the back of the light fixture, and place the light in the middle of the back piece until the glue hardens / cools
Step 3: Firing It Up
now place the marquee i the slots and put the top on. kill the lights and now marvel at your newly built project. after awhile I loved the look of the new light it is yellower than than the florescent bulb and gives the marquee a "vintage look" considering that Twin Cobra is older than X-men children of the atom. the second picture is the top with 2 holes in the top to let the warm air leak out!
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Let It Glow!