The 4.5″ led lighted shelving is the perfect addition to any home, bar, restaurant or any retail environment. It’s ideal for displaying a single row of bottles or smaller items or products and is guaranteed to make whatever you display on them stand out like never before!
4.5″ D x .75″ H x X” L
Front Lighting Diffuser
•While it’s virtually unnoticeable on the shelf, all of our floating shelves include a front lighting diffuser. A feature unique to our shelves. This diffuser absorbs the lighting from the back of the shelf to provide a perfectly even glow across the front. Without this diffuser, the led lighting would travel through the shelving and you would see each individual led (hotspots) See example
Controller & Power Supply
•Each shelf system will require a controller kit which is sold separately.
•Each kit can power multiple shelves as long as that the total shelf lengths do not exceed 20 linear feet.
•If the total length of shelving is over 20 feet you will need to purchase an additional controller kit to create a second system.
•There are exceptions to the 20′ rule which you can read about in the shelving faq section below.
•Each shelf includes brackets for mounting. The number of brackets included will vary between shelf lengths. These brackets have a satin nickel finish for a sleek modern look.
•If you have your own mounting system in mind, let us know and we will deduct the cost of the brackets from the shelf.
Custom Dimensions and Modifications
•Whether you’re just wanting a more custom look or need certain specifications for your project, we can custom tailor your shelves to meet just about any need!
COMMON SHELVING QUESTIONS
The reason is to save you money! Because shelves can be jumpered to one another, each one doesn’t necessarily need its own controller kit. (explained below)
- Each power supply and controller can power up to 20 linear feet of shelving.
- Any combination of shelving up to 20 feet will work on one power supply and controller whether it is (10) 2′ shelves, (4) 5′ shelves or (2) 8′ shelves.
- See also 20′ Rule Exceptions at the bottom of this page.
- Each power supply and controller are only capable of powering so many LEDs over a certain distance. Any more than this and there may be a noticeable difference in brightness from the beginning of the shelving compared to the end.
- See also 20′ Rule Exceptions at the bottom of this page.
- This is very common and in this case, you will need additional power supplies and controllers. A pair for each 20′ length. Note: Having two or more different controllers will make it difficult to sync color changing modes between each different system.
- Alternatively, you can create a power loop by connecting power at both the first shelf and the last shelf. This method requires a 3 Way Splitter and probably additional jumper cables.
- Please note that this is an advanced connection method and should only be done if you can confirm the power supply is not drawing over its maximum output which is 60 watts.
It depends on where you’re putting the shelves. If you’re installing them behind your bar or somewhere with cabinetry your best bet is to put both in a nearby cabinet or drawer. If they are free floating in a room it becomes more difficult. A lot of our customers simply hide both behind whatever it is they put on the shelves.
- The best way is to put them inside the walls or adjacent cabinets. If this isn’t an option, then the only thing you can really do is run them on the wall and disguise/paint them.
- ***Always check your local electrical codes or consult with an electrician before running cables through your walls. Do not put the power supply inside your wall or in any very confined space.
All of our shelves use the same satin nickel mounting bracket. There are two different sizes. Small for 4.5″ deep shelves and large for 9″ deep, wine rack shelves and curved shelves.
Each bracket is rated to 30 lbs (assuming you’re screwing into studs) which is more than any amount of bottles you could fit on it. However, we would advise against doing something like stacking bricks on these shelves.
Although these brackets come with plastic drywall anchors, if you’re planning to use these shelves to display heavy items like bottles, we recommend getting heavier duty anchors (toggle bolts) from the hardware store just to be safe.
If you’re installing your shelves inside a cabinet or have some other kind of support, be sure to contact us before you order as we will subtract the cost of the brackets from the price of the shelves.
- You can. However, you'll need some a masonry anchor kit along with a masonry drill bit. These are available at any hardware store.
- Also, keep in mind that it will be more difficult to hide the wiring on a stone or brick wall. While some pictures show installations on stone without wires, these are customer photos in which they ran wires in their walls before installing the stone.
- If your mirror is already in place, then we wouldn't recommend it unless you're extremely handy and know how to drill through glass.
- If you're having your mirror cut specifically for your project, they can pre-drill holes that match the required holes for our brackets. Just make sure they line up with your studs.
- No. These shelves are made out of acrylic and unlike glass, it will flex/bow over long distances without support.
- We don't recommend spacing the brackets (or your own mounting method) more than 24" apart.
The Short Version
You can exceed 20′ of shelving on a single controller kit if:
• You never plan on using your shelves on White
• If you do use them on white, you’re not concerned about the trailing end being much dimmer and/or a pinkish color
The Long Version
Why the 20′ rule exists to begin with
We created the 20′ rule to ensure that everyone purchasing our shelves is happy with them no matter what color they use them on. When using the shelving on white, we cannot guarantee you’ll be happy with the result over 20′ and we can’t have that!
So, whats the deal with White?
• Our lighting uses Tri-Chip LEDs. One chip with 3 colors (Red, Blue Green). To create white, it mixes all three colors at full brightness. This means that White draws nearly 3x more power than any single color.
• Low Voltage power can only travel so far before it begins to lose strength. This is called voltage drop. When this happens, LEDs get progressively dimmer and dimmer.
• Because white consumes so much more power than other colors, a noticeable voltage drop occurs much sooner. In this case around 20′. After 20′, White will start looking more and more dim and pinkish is in tone. The pink effect happens because the LEDs aren’t getting the right voltage to properly mix to create a crisp white.
We want you to be happy with your shelves so if you plan on using them on white, please stick to the 20′ rule. If you hadn’t even considered using white, go nuts!