Lighting the Palace Cinema Marquee

One of the lighting tricks I've been asked about is how did I light my Marquee.  After a show in the early spring I unpacked the PC and the Marquee was in pieces.  This was a good opportunity to rebuild it and take pictures along the way.

Extra parts that I needed are:

2 1x1 Round plates, any color.

1x2 Plate, any color.

1x6 Plate, any color.

4x8 Plate, Medium Blue, to match the bottom of the Marquee.

2 10-Light Twinkling LED Light Strings

Pictures of each step can be found on my brickshelf.  What you wind up doing is putting each light inside the trans-yellow round plate at the bottom of the Marquee and sandwiching the wires between the bottom of the Marquee and the false bottom you build below it.  This plate sandwich holds the lights in place and since the wires are quite stiff, it seems to hold it's shape.

I still don't have a good idea yet on how to light the top part of the Marquee.

- JimP

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  • I know, it's an old topic, but in case someone needs an idea: I took a different approach, with a small Arduino board (fits in the marquee base, including the resistor board), and 0402 SMD LEDs, wired up with 0.1mm enamel wire.

    The result is this:

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  • Kaj great job!  Very nice work.  We're going to be releasing our own pre-wired marquee later this month, with 16 lights in the top section and 20 in the bottom.  We've done that enamel wire work, and it's not for the faint of heart! :-)

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  • Kaj Here's a bit more detail on the "guts" of the kit we're developing.  Totally plug and play:

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