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  • Light strips for harps how and where to attach-help

     Lydia Gaertner updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago 8 Members · 14 Posts
  • Marcia Durrent

    Member
    2 March, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Was wondering how people use lights on their harps. Bought the strip but not sure where to attach it to my harp. My harpsicle doesn’t have a place to fish strip into sound box at top. I would love a picture of how you attached your lights. I’m 70 and the strings are hard to clearly see. Thanks to anyone who has any suggestions.

  • Amanda Barnes

    Member
    2 March, 2021 at 4:48 am

    I’m wondering this myself.

  • allison Ingham

    Member
    2 March, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    you can attach the strip light on the under side of the arch on the right hand side and a thin strip of strong double sided tape to hold the wire in place (underneath the wire) and also use this to attach the battery box or charger on the back of the sound box 🙂

    • Amanda Barnes

      Member
      2 March, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Any particular brand you recommend for the lights?

  • Marcia Durrent

    Member
    2 March, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    The lights I bought were suggested by Christy-Lyn on her video Eyesight problems 10 tips and the link is below the video. Was July 23, 2020

  • Cheryl A

    Member
    3 March, 2021 at 5:13 am

    Musical Molly Khan just uploaded a YouTube video on how to install LED harp lights (dated March 1, 2021) And if you have questions she responds quickly.

    • Marcia Durrent

      Member
      3 March, 2021 at 6:19 am

      Thank you so much. I went and watched it. Electrical tape great tip. God bless

  • Sharon Cullen

    Member
    3 March, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Here is. Video that Musical Molly Khan did just the other day. Mine are supposed to come tomorrow. I didn’t buy the expensive ones at the harp Can get the same thing on Amazon for a 6th of the price. I have used these lights under the counter in my laundry room and coffee bar and they are also inside my glass front cupboards. So don’t buy them from a harp store. The mark up is ridiculous. Here’s a link to her video. I suggest getting them with the remote so that y0u don’t have to always stick your hand inside the light box to turn them on and off. https://youtu.be/R9KK-FKwPoY

  • nightthunder Dupuis

    Member
    8 April, 2021 at 4:22 am

    I’d love to have lights but my concern is the effect of the adhesive on the wood finish. Is the adhesive harmful over an extended period of time? Does the strip remove easily? Is there remaining residue? If so, what is the safe method of removal? Anyone have any experience with removing the light strip or sticky tape? Thanks!

    • Amanda Barnes

      Member
      8 April, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      I have the same concerns.

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      • nightthunder Dupuis

        Member
        16 April, 2021 at 1:38 am

        Thanks for the hints. Do all coloured harps change colour in the sun or are you referencing blonde harps? I watch the position of my harp to avoid the sun (I can’t take it outside) but will be most careful now. I’ll check out the guitar sites!

  • Lydia Gaertner

    Member
    5 July, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve got cheap LED stripes on each of my harps – with USB-connection (for the small ones I still need an adapter but I prefer powerbank to batteries.) If you attach it after building, it is not so nice-looking because you see the cable somewhere around neck and soundbox.

    I’ve found no solution for that so far – especially with my historical Häussler it is an esthetical problem. But I already needed it often when I play at quite dark places, which happens quite often. And if you additionally have some wildly-designed carpet under your harp, you’ll get crazy while playing without light. You don’t need lights for the stand either then because it lights up to the sheet music.

    The LED stripes come with some adhesive tape on it. I don’t install the
    powerbank in the harp (the Häussler doesn’t have soundholes anyway), but
    put it in my bra or – if the cable is long enough – into the pocket of my trousers or my waistband.

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