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    I'm about to do some wiring in my HT room (basement) next month, running some dedicated 20 amp lines etc. While I have my ceiling removed, I'd like to try something I've been thinking of for some time and would appreciate anyone's input on how to accomplish this. When listening to music or a movie at volume, I tend to keep the room shut off from the rest of the house. If someone comes to the front door and rings the doorbell, well...the house is a rockin' and I can't hear them knockin'. I know enough about electricity to run the AC lines I need, but I'm not too familiar with a doorbell low voltage system. What I'd like to do is to have a small inconspicuous LED somewhere near my display so it would catch my eye when lit, and have it connected to the low voltage doorbell system (mine is a wired system). I've seen the flashers you can buy that plug into AC and remotely connect to a wireless doorbell system, but I'm not really interested in that. I'm really open to ideas, thoughts anyone?

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    The first thing I did when I bought this house was disconnect the door bell and remove the bell box inside......absolutely hate the damn things.
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    You mean like a little red light similer to what an IR receiver makes when activated ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowtrimmer View Post
    You mean like a little red light similer to what an IR receiver makes when activated ?
    Yeah, red, blue, green...

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    Depends on how many led's you want to run Google this, you can it in parallel with the doorbell and should work like you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    The first thing I did when I bought this house was disconnect the door bell and remove the bell box inside......absolutely hate the damn things.
    Okay, one vote for 'rip the f@*$in' thing off the wall', not that I haven't considered it

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    But what about the UPS or FedEx guy that is bringing you some new audio gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zane77 View Post
    But what about the UPS or FedEx guy that is bringing you some new audio gear?
    Good point, although most of my experience has been with UPS who use the 'dump and run' technique, don't think they've ever rung my doorbell.

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    I would probably get some type of low voltage, outdoor lighting, and wire it into the bell. Something like one of those stair lights, and maybe mount it somewhere on the lower part of the wall.

    That lighting runs off of 24v, and your doorbell should be 18.5v. Should be close enough, and cost about $20 if you do it yourself

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