Heh... I think that's the kind of question you really aren't supposed to ask....Yeah, thats what I have. They are orange when dry and dark blue when saturated. pop em in the oven to remove the moisture. So that should be sufficient ?
BTW, what was the total cost of that lamp you build?
The write-up for the original plans actually comments on the fact that it's probably cheaper to buy a desk lamp, but that was for a single bulb light, not a 54 LED bank....
I doubt it's 1/5 of a roll worth of filament (probably not even close) but that would be around $5, another $5 for the box of M4 X 35 bolts (box of 50 and I needed less than 10 so the extras cover off whatever other assorted hardware I needed) and a roll of 300(ish) LEDs with 1 switch was $25 but I already had a couple of LED wall warts and some LED connectors on hand so I didn't need to use the switch that came with them. Add in 40+ hours of power which I'm sure doesn't add up to more than $5.
So.... worst case scenario of including the full price of the LED roll + controller we're looking at under $40, and I challenge you to find a large led bank articulating desk lamp for that kind of coin.... (It's not about the money though.... )