Heya all So i just finished putting some custom etching on my plexi case window. looks pretty schweet. Figured out that if you shine a focused beam of light, say from a led, into the side edge of the plexi, the light will travel down it and out the other end, much like fiber optics. and if the etched part is in the path, it glows! woo! pretty! Now, heres the problem. Illuminating the damn things. I read a guide here showing how to make a 2 led diy light unit. Essentially, its +7v----Led----led----gnd. Tried this one out, looked ok, but it seemed to get hot. Next, made it bigger +12v---led---led---led---led---gnd. Really cool, but really hot. stabalizes at 104F. Now, i emailed this to my electronicly-inclined buddy (as you can most likely tell, i'm a total circut n00b), and he sorta freaked. Heres what he said: I don't understand any of this. If anyone here could help me get some diy led clusters up and running, it would be highly appreciated. Or if anyone knows of a better solution for this?? i can post pics if you want.