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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2011, 09:31:51 AM »
no no sand the top till its almost flat  so the light can only come out the sides

The plexi acts like a fiber optic path.  The light bounces off the smooth surfaces of the top and bottom but is emitted from the rough surfaces on the sides.  Basically, the light *should* bounce around enough that the channel doesn't make an impact. 

OK.... so which one of these is right? Should the top be sanded/roughed up and the sides left smooth -OR- should the sides be sanded/roughed up and the top be smooth?
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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011, 10:05:26 AM »
Just drill a 5 mm hole in the center of the plate.
Take a water clear 5 mm led sand the sides so it becomes opaque. Then stick it in the hole. That's it. No glue needed.
I believe someone here did a tutorial on light plates. Must have been back in 2008/2009


no no sand the top till its almost flat  so the light can only come out the sides

Good point, but as you can see in my photo's the light also comes out if you don't do that  ;D
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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011, 10:13:09 AM »
Sand the sides.

an LED is also a bit of plexi, the light bounces around in it. The light will exit there where the angle of impact on the edge of the path is large enough. If you sand the sides the edge is rough so more light will exit at the sides. If you don't,  the light will bounce off and exit at the front (that is what a LED is designed for). We want light to exit at the sides as the sides are what's feeding the light into the plexi plate.  You will also notice that once the LED is in the plate, mostly the sides of the plexi plate light up not the whole surface.
If you sand the whole surface of the plexi, the whole thing lights up and less light exits from the sides.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 11:43:44 AM »
Those are so 2010   ::)
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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2011, 12:26:35 PM »
^ yep, they advertise them as hammonds, but you get eddystone!... :P

Weird, I know we've discussed this before, but I've not had the same problem with Rapid or RS. Rapid even do the Hammond "Stompbox" pre painted ones now, got a nice orange one off them the other day.
Anyways I'm going to order one of these so I'll see if there's anyway it will fit an Eddystone box.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2011, 03:27:19 AM »
Hammond owns Eddystone now so Hammond keeps where the brands are sold seperate. You can't buy Eddystone in NA just as you can't buy Hammonds where there are Eddystones. That being said some cases sold by Hammond still have the Eddystone mark on the inside so maybe some of the Eddystones are just Hammonds sold under the Eddystone name.

The Eddystone cases I have are from many years ago before Hammond bought Eddystone. Maybe the BBs sold under the Eddystone name are actually Hammond BBs with a few changes. Really the case would need to be measured to be sure.

As for the light dispersal issue the plates while polished do have some waviness which help refract light. If one wants they can't get a matte frosted look just by hitting the plate edges with some fine grit sandpaper.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2011, 11:14:31 AM »
Do you know if these fit 4site 1590b and 1590bb?

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2011, 02:23:44 PM »
Do you know if these fit 4site 1590b and 1590bb?

I didn't have any to measure and test with so I can't be sure. Check them against one of the other known good enclosures. It not just the case size but the size and shape of the inner lip that matters.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2011, 05:06:37 PM »
Maybe the BBs sold under the Eddystone name are actually Hammond BBs with a few changes. Really the case would need to be measured to be sure.

Over here we can buy 1590 series boxes and the Eddystone series http://www.hammondmfg.com/eddydwg.htm, I think the problem Rob has had is people wrongly selling the cheaper Eddystone ones as 1590s.
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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2011, 08:43:39 PM »
I just took a quick look at the CAD drawing for the Eddystone 29830PSLA (1590BB equivalent) and the specs aren't too far off. 0.5mm on the length and 1mm on the width different on outer dimensions same differences on the inner. The lid lip height is the same. The only spec I don't have is the lip sizing.

So it MAY work with the new Eddystone 29830PSLA, just not the older ones. The question is if the lip grove in the plate matches the Eddystone's lid lip. There is some slack in the lip design in the light plates so there is a chance.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2011, 12:08:46 PM »
I just compared an Eddystone 29830PSLA with a 1590BB and the straight parts of the lid lips match up, the difference is in the corners. The curved section by the screw holes is closer to the holes and a tighter radius on the Eddystone, it's only about a mil or so different at most so hopefully it will fit. If not all you'd have to do is grind off the curved bits of the lip.

I'll report back when mine arrives.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2011, 01:42:54 AM »
I just compared an Eddystone 29830PSLA with a 1590BB and the straight parts of the lid lips match up, the difference is in the corners. The curved section by the screw holes is closer to the holes and a tighter radius on the Eddystone, it's only about a mil or so different at most so hopefully it will fit. If not all you'd have to do is grind off the curved bits of the lip.

I'll report back when mine arrives.

There is some extra space around the corners for the cast variations in the lip so that might make up for it. The radius on the outer corners is smaller on the Eddystones so it won't match up perfectly but it will still functionally work.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2012, 03:15:39 AM »
Any chance you will be getting the 15900BB sized plates back in stock? I'd love to play with these in a couple projects im working on but theres no way I could cram this board in a smaller case.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 09:52:51 PM »
same question. Aron ?

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 10:20:09 PM »
OK I will check on it.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2012, 01:42:55 PM »
Thanks sir.

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2012, 12:48:52 PM »
Any news ?

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Re: NEW Product: Light plates!
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2012, 03:15:43 PM »
B and BB sizes are in