Materials: Gyllen 56 wall light, Sparsam E12 bulbs, used arcade marquee, replacement bolts and nuts, drill with HSS bit.
I recently came across a guy at a Toy Con who was selling the plastic marquees he’d salvaged from old arcade game cabinets. They were selling for between $5 and $15 I think. I bought a few and got a discount.
I was looking for a way to display them lit up and found the Gyllen wall panel for $20 at IKEA.
So I bought two for experimentation and came up with an easy modification which accommodates either of the two of my marquee signs which have an 8″ height.
I simply marked the center height on the left and right sides where the brackets would be attached and drilled a hole with a titanium drill bit (starting with a 1/16 and working up to 9/64).
I then bolted the top bracket to the bottom bracket and then bolted both to the light through the hole I drilled.
It fit tightly enough that a nut wasn’t needed on the backside but I put one on anyway.
I decided not to install the side brackets so that I could better center the marquee.
Here’s the two that fit, ready for the man cave:
I’m working on fitting a marquee with a 7 3/4 ” height which will require all four brackets to be remounted in four new holes. That seems to be the minimum size that will completely cover the light fixture.