I am in the midst of installing the party light strings when I could stand it no longer. I had to do a mockup to see if the lighting would be to my liking.
Now, stop laughing at the crudeness. This is just a quickly thrown together test. I don’t have my reflectors made yet for the CFLs so I used some tin foil. The acrylic sheet is .070″ cracked ice white and has not been cut to size. You can see where it is draped over the cross tees. The CFLs are 9W (40W equiv.) 5000K daylight lamps on 2′ centers 6″ above the light panel. The LED strip is a 6500K SMD5050 300/5M. The mock table top is at zero elevation of the upper deck – 53″.