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Lights on

Postby The Paramedic » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:09 pm

I know this mod has been made before, but I just had to share it with you. It looks fan-f......tastic if you ask me. :grin:

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Re: Lights on

Postby The Paramedic » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:37 pm

Here's the whole setup.

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Here's the setup with my Mazzer Major moddet with a mini funnel and an antistatic grid.
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Re: Lights on

Postby oton » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:05 pm

Love it. Well done mate!

Could you explain what kind of lights, cables, etc. did you use please?
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Re: Lights on

Postby slo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:56 pm

Let me guess... Ikea light pods?

Whatever yours are, they look very nice and discrete. Well done.
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Re: Lights on

Postby The Paramedic » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:40 am

Thanks.

Yes it is the IKEA pods. They are very easy to install.
This link is to a danish IKEA but I guess you can find them in your local IKEA.



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Re: Lights on

Postby The Paramedic » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:45 pm

I just moved. And here's the setup at my new place.
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:44 pm

Those Ikea LED lights look pretty sweet. I need to get a set.
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:37 pm

Here are my Ikea Dioder lights. ($49).

I may move them outwards like on the other examples (perhaps too hot where they are). But since you get 2 spares (a package of 4), I thought I'd try them inwards, closer to the group head and see if they hold up to the heat.

Besides, something I didn't realize until I tried it.....the steam wand on the Mini is more inboard than on the plumbed in S1, so I even if I wanted to, mounting the left LED more outboard would be not ideal. Also, the wand would hit the LED if you move it forward all the way.

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Re: Lights on

Postby The Paramedic » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:47 am

It looks good Endo.
Try turning of the light in your kitchen (after dark) and turn on the steam, it looks awsome with the LED lights :grin:

I used my 2 spare LED lights at the buttom of my machine. Not for any purpose really. Guess you can compare it to when people put lights under their cars!! It looks good but it has no purpose at all.. 8)

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Re: Lights on

Postby oton » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:25 pm

The Paramedic wrote:I used my 2 spare LED lights at the buttom of my machine. Not for any purpose really. Guess you can compare it to when people put lights under their cars!! It looks good but it has no purpose at all.. 8)


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Re: Lights on

Postby The Paramedic » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:20 pm

Wow Oton really nice picture. What lights do you have installed?
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Re: Lights on

Postby oton » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:38 pm

It's a Led Strip 5050 SMD RGB Waterproof. It comes with a remote controller to on/off and change colors.
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:01 pm

At IKEA they also sell the "multi-color" Dioder lights for $39.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20119932

They cycle between 7 colors (fancy), but I decided against them since they seems to have less LEDs and less light intensity. Still, they might be cool for ambient lighting effects. Here they are in use on a kitchen counter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJDKBCtxBPY
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:51 am

Yeah, the lights are nice. I might need to make my way to Ikea. :grin:
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:39 pm

I just ordered up some stuff for my mini.

I decided to go with the waterproof flexible light strip (black).

I saw some of this stuff at a local light reseller and it looks pretty nice. We will see how it comes out.

It is adhesive backed and I plan on putting flexible magnet sections on the back (kind of like the flexible refrigerator magnets). I will add some clear tape to keep the magnets in place, but also keep the magnets from scratching the surface of the machine.

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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:28 pm

The Ikea Dioder comes as a strip version too.There is also this cheaper version, but I assume it is not water-proof. Not sure it needs to be though.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/60180767

The strip may not be as bright as the multi-LED Dioder pod though.

I love the pod LEDs. I leave it on most of the day. The contrast in the cup is beautiful to look at.

Still, there are some small issues. On the Mini, it's a VERY tight fit between the hot water tap and the grouphead. The POD sits only about 1/4" away from both. Yet it's still working after 3 months (I got 2 spares anyway). It also sits over the split line between the lower front chrome panel and upper. This means you can't remove the front panel (to adjust the OPV let's say).
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:03 pm

The problem with the Ikea strip version is it is too big, it is also hard to use it around the available spaces on the "roof" of the mini. The stuff I ordered is pretty flat, it is about 10mm wide, and only 3mm tall. It can also be cut into sections and spliced together to allow for better coverage while avoiding the center area (group head). I plan on using 30-36 LED's total. Also it will all be held in place with flexible magnet strips and can easily be removed at any time. Another big plus for these IMO, is the ability to run a string of them at the top of the black plastic side wall. These will be angled down slightly and be pointing at the side of the group head. It will offer up better lighting at the bottom of the PF, and a much more even light across the entire area.

If it works out as planned anyway. lol

I did not go with the pods because of many of the "small issues" that you have run into. I can run a string of these lights right in front of the steam arm, there is no clearance issue at all.
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:40 pm

I got my lights in yesterday. These things are pretty bright and throw out a wide beam of light. I kind of wish I would have ordered the dimmer switch at the same time, I might need that. Maybe I will just wire in a pot with my switch. Maybe I will just use fewer lights than I had planned to. However, that would not allow for as much light coverage which is what I am going after.

These are nice little lights. Around 10mm wide, and about 3mm tall. Somewhat flexible and weatherproof. I hope to have them installed by the end of this weekend.
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Re: Lights on

Postby GDK » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:29 pm

After reading this thread, I also ordered the same lights with 12V adapter. Looking forward to your findings.
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:11 pm

I will get some pics of my light setup posted in a day or two. I will say this.... they sure are nice to have. As others have stated, well worth the trouble.

It is kind of funny, I can actually see (clearly) the bottom of of the drip tray now. It was always just a dark void before. Seeing what is flowing in the cup is nice too. :)

Overall I am happy with my choice of lights, but after completing the install, I think I could have done some things differently.
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Re: Lights on

Postby GDK » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:27 am

Any progress with the lights installation? I just received mine so any words of wisdom are appreciated :grin:
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:23 pm

Which ones did you buy? The same flexible light strip that I bought?

They are awesome. I like them a lot.

I have my machine backed up against a wall, so I routed my power cable from the back into the side cavity. There was a gap between the back panel and the side panel. I then routed the cable up between the side panel, and the frame.

I have not installed the switch yet, but I plan to install a toggle switch in place of the lower (front) screw that holds the side panel on. I do not want to drill any more holes in the frame, or the plastic.

I will try to get some pics taken tomorrow.

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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:44 pm

Here is a rough diagram of how I have the lights setup.

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- use a smaller high temp (rated) wire for the connections around the group head. I also wrapped them in heat shrink tubing, but I think that it made them too stiff.
- I used small magnets to hold the lights in place. I pulled the backing off of the adhesive on the lights, put a magnet every inch or so, then covered them in black electrical tape (trimmed off the excess). This will allow the lights to be moved / removed and the magnets will not scratch the front panel.
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Re: Lights on

Postby GDK » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:01 pm

Thanks a lot! These are useful hints. I think I got the same lights - black flexible strip, warm white colour, 1 ft length. I also purchased from them a 5W 12V external adapter.
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 pm

symbology wrote:Here is a rough diagram of how I have the lights setup.


Diagram looks good but let's see a photo!
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:16 am

Endo wrote:
symbology wrote:Here is a rough diagram of how I have the lights setup.


Diagram looks good but let's see a photo!


Will get some photos up tomorrow.
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:48 pm

Here are some photos.

I still need to make some minor adjustments to magnet location, but it is pretty close. I ended up drilling a hole in the bottom of the right side panel for my mini toggle switch. My idea to install it on the screw/mount hole would not work because it is inside of the metal frame.

One more tip.... I cut my light strip up just using a utility knife and sawing/chopping it apart. Then, on the bottom by the wire connector pads I cut a fine slice across the bottom and used my thumb to rub the soft epoxy layer off. I did this a few times being careful not to cut too deep. After 2-3 slices I was able to expose the copper pads and solder my wires on.
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Re: Lights on

Postby MichaelS » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:26 pm

Bravo... that looks really sharp!

I may pursue something similar once I get my flavor profiles worked out.

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Re: Lights on

Postby chas » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:43 am

These moded machines should be renamed as "LaSpaziale S1 Vegas" models. :mrgreen:
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:15 pm

GDK wrote:Thanks a lot! These are useful hints. I think I got the same lights - black flexible strip, warm white colour, 1 ft length. I also purchased from them a 5W 12V external adapter.


One more tip for you. The back section of wire that crosses the group runs underneath the group. The front section runs up and over the group. I just push the end of the string up and over the group, then out the other side.

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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:51 pm

Here's a cup view with the Dioder pods as well. Lots of light in the cup.

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The Dioders go on so easily (on in 5 minutes, wires out the bottom, and no tools required). I moved them forward more this week (in front of the hot water tap). This makes it so I can remove the front panel easier.
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:39 pm

Endo wrote:Here's a cup view with the Dioder pods as well. Lots of light in the cup.

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The Dioders go on so easily (on in 5 minutes, wires out the bottom, and no tools required). I moved them forward more this week (in front of the hot water tap). This makes it so I can remove the front panel easier.


Looks good. It is amazing how much a difference the lighting makes IMO.

Yeah, I really wanted to be able to remove the front panel and not have to worry about lights stuck on with tape etc.... Cool that you were able to move yours outbound and avoid this too.
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Re: Lights on

Postby peter » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:03 am

Endo,

How do the dioder lights mount?
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:27 am

peter wrote:How do the dioder lights mount?


They come with sticky tape on the back. I peeled them off when I didn't like the location and stuck them back without a problem. They come with a nice little toggle switch too that I hide in the back (near my timer). The wires from the pods pass through the hole next to the grouphead then down inside and out the same frame hole as the timer.

They may seem close to the group head and hot water tap, but this is the best place I could find. You may have more room on the regular S1 since the tap is a little more to the left side.

In any case, I'm not worried about steam or heat since it comes with 4 pods, so I have 2 spares. So far, no problems at all.

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Re: Lights on

Postby peter » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:07 pm

Thank you sir!

Did you plug yours into the wall? What would you think about splicing them into the machines circuit somewhere?
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:39 pm

peter wrote:Did you plug yours into the wall? What would you think about splicing them into the machines circuit somewhere?


I plugged mine in. Just so easy. I wasn't sure I would keep them at first, but now I leave it on a lot of the time. Makes a nice, low power kitchen nightlight too.

I don't see much point in splicing them in. I want to be able to remove them with no trace they were there.
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Re: Lights on

Postby GDK » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:17 pm

symbology wrote:
GDK wrote:Thanks a lot! These are useful hints. I think I got the same lights - black flexible strip, warm white colour, 1 ft length. I also purchased from them a 5W 12V external adapter.


One more tip for you. The back section of wire that crosses the group runs underneath the group. The front section runs up and over the group. I just push the end of the string up and over the group, then out the other side.

Good luck.


Thanks, I am planning to install mine tomorrow :grin:
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:42 pm

Good luck. Mine have been great.
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Re: Lights on

Postby GDK » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:26 pm

OK... Lights are on.

Here is what I did. I decided to keep it simple and placed the two stripes side by side - no space in between. Placed the segment in front of the wand/hot water spout - no lights stuck on the lower front panel. For a magnet, I used two old magnetic business cards that people stick on fridge doors. Cut the cards in half, lengthwise and stuck the two LED stripes on it. The magnets have rubber feel and do not scratch the surface even if you slide them around.

First segment stuck on a magnetic card half - almost ready:
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The two segments now soldered, insulation to be applied shortly. Magnetic cards, like the one shown here, worked perfectly:
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Lights on:
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WAF was easy to obtain :grin:

Thanks for all the hints.
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Re: Lights on

Postby symbology » Sun May 22, 2011 12:51 am

Looks good GDK, smart move not bothering with the string in the back.
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Re: Lights on

Postby BobUSN » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:25 pm

These all look so nice!

I bought these battery-operated lights for another purpose, but when they came in the mail today I had to give them a try. Certainly not so elegant as the other solutions, but I'm satisfied...for now!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobusn/5910323637/lightbox/
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:33 pm

6 months and I must say I can't imagine not having the Ikea lights.

Super cool at night too ! 8)

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Re: Lights on

Postby LDT » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:28 pm

I just finished adding IKEA Dioder lights to my Mini. Installed them on the side since they are so thin. The front stainless panel still goes on and off easily. There were four lights in the package for $29.99, but I just used two. Way more wire than needed so the next project is to remove some of the wiring and re-splice.
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Re: Lights on

Postby Endo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:13 pm

You'd be much better off shining them down into the cup. Side lighting is very unnatural and unflattering.
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Re: Lights on

Postby Dan Bollinger » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:46 am

I am pleased with the results from using the LEDs from SuperBrightLEDs.com I put three of the self-adhesive units under the machine's cowl. I also added a light strip under the counter to illuminate the grinder and tamping area. All are powered by the wall wart. I installed a mini-toggle switch under the counter to turn them on and off.

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1 RLBN-x30X3SMD:RLBN-x30X3SMD series Narrow Rigid Light Bar w/3-Chip LEDs - Natural White

1 C21-Px:C21-Px series Power Jumpers for Light Bars

6 LBM-x3SMD:LBM-x3SMD series High Power LED Module String - Natural White
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Re: Lights on

Postby slovan » Tue May 07, 2013 4:23 pm

I am using the IKEA Dioder multicolor LEDs. I change them depending on my mood. :)

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Re: Lights on

Postby CoffeeLegs » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:04 pm

Hi Guys looking good ;)

Got myself a pack of the Dioder lights from ikea, anyone talk me through where you routed the cables or the steps you took installing them?

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Re: Lights on

Postby slovan » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:24 pm

CoffeeLegs wrote:anyone talk me through where you routed the cables or the steps you took installing them?


Honestly, it's very easy and straight forward. All the wires passes through where the group head extends out from the body. Then there are holes on the bottom of the frame for you to feed the wires out to the exterior. All you really need to do is remove the top cover to do this so it's very simple.
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Re: Lights on

Postby CoffeeLegs » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:40 pm

Okay thanks Slovan, i wasnt aware of the holes at the bottom of the frame, thats great. I was thinking the holes at the top would be messy with wires on show and in the way of the cups etc.

I picked up some velcro strips with sticky backs that will hopefully hold the lights in place and can then be adjusted slightly if needs be.
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Re: Lights on

Postby slovan » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:23 pm

CoffeeLegs wrote:I picked up some velcro strips with sticky backs that will hopefully hold the lights in place and can then be adjusted slightly if needs be.

That might be overkill but maybe not. It really depends on your OCD level. :D The LEDs have a gentle and broad spread vs a focused output that would make it hard to position to get an even distribution of light. At any rate, good luck with your install and post your pics and feedback here for future reference.
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Re: Lights on

Postby CoffeeLegs » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:55 pm

I hear you slovan :) There is a nice spread on them alright.

I popped the top off and fished them through no problem, the velcro sticks them on perfect and i covered the cables internally with insulation tape like was sugguested. Also picked a route that was out of contact with the group. Im delighted with how they turned out, i always found myself ontop of the cup to look for blonding!

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Re: Lights on

Postby slovan » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:02 pm

Looks great and thanks for posting a pic and feedback. It's so easy to do that it should be on all Vivaldiis!
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Re: Lights on

Postby tglodjo » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:28 pm

Finally got my new (to me) machine in. Here she is with Ikea Dioder LED lights. This is my second Mini V and I absolutely love her!
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