Johnny Ragin from Stonecreek Church in Milton, GA brings us this great use of LED strips.
This was a set that Johnny recently designed after finding some great LED strips on Amazon that he was able to modify to be DMX controllable. They were doing a series on Genesis and creation, so they went with a mountain theme to fit that. The three mountain pieces were made of insulation sheathing which comes in 4 x 8 foot sheets and is a lot cheaper and lighter than plywood. They were built on frames made of 2×4 boards. He outlined the sides of the mountains with the LED strips and used aluminum tape to make horizontal lines that would be reflective as they shined other lights on the mountains. For the straight vertical lights on the backdrop, they cut ten 16 foot 1×1 boards and painted them black and just ran a single LED strip down each one. They were mounted to another horizontal board that they suspended from the ceiling. Additionally, they put 24 strands of Christmas lights behind their white drape so they could turn them on and have the light diffuse through the curtain. They pulled this off with a total budget of $800.