I've had several shows where I'd like to use the LED tape as that stuff is cheap and looks cool. However everything we do is one-offs and we can usually do custom stuff for them. So I was considering making some 3-4' clear (or possibly frosted) plastic tubes with the LED tape, using ethernet cable/connectors/ports to connect them to a dmx decoder (for budget 1 high power one seems a lot cheaper than several low power ones). I've worked with the LED tape before, and it's massive shortcoming seems to be it's intended to be installed and never touched again (solder connections and or screw terminals, ect).
Anyone done this or have ideas of how to make it work better?