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Old 12/27/2007, 05:02 PM
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Show off your DIY lights

anything you diy'ed that produces light(pendents, fuge lights, moonlights, ANYTHING )
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Old 12/27/2007, 10:07 PM
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I retro'd two Brinks outdoor security housings into pendants for my 150W halides. These have been working great for about 14 months now.

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Old 12/27/2007, 10:12 PM
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The reflectors suck but the light is pretty. I'm redoing it now with luminarcs.

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Old 12/27/2007, 10:49 PM
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MeuserReef, where are the ballast for your 150w halides?
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Old 12/27/2007, 10:50 PM
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Ask... and ye shall receive

I retro'd two Brinks outdoor security housings into pendants for my 150W halides. These have been working great for about 14 months now.

you have any links to your build of these i like that idea and alot easier to deal with by the way they look
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Old 12/28/2007, 12:10 AM
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MeuserReef, where are the ballast for your 150w halides?
The ballasts are attached to the back of my stand. I installed a plug in between the ballast and the lamps to allow me to take the canopy completely off without having to remove the ballasts.


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you have any links to your build of these i like that idea and alot easier to deal with by the way they look
No build thread, sorry. Theres not much to it. Just get the fixtures, take out the Halogen bulb clip, install the MH bulb clip (which requires some trimming of the reflectors), drill a hole in the side of the base to allow the wires to come out.

These cost me $6 each from Wal-Mart. The plugs were made from old computer cords (16/3). Heres a few more pics to help you get a better view.









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Old 12/28/2007, 02:36 AM
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pretty sick light someone made on nano-reef.

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=106629
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Old 12/28/2007, 09:30 AM
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etrigo link doesn't work

Nice people keep it coming
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Old 12/28/2007, 10:18 AM
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Here is the one I built. I build everything, had the sheet metal powdercoated before I assembled.



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Old 12/28/2007, 11:57 AM
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Old 12/28/2007, 12:21 PM
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wow this is some nice stuff
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Old 12/28/2007, 03:25 PM
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apparently reefcentral won't let me copy and paste the link from nano-reef....this is dumb

type in nano-reef .com but without the space

and then "/forums/index.php?showtopic=106629"

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Old 12/28/2007, 04:22 PM
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What are the PC power supplies for?
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Old 12/28/2007, 04:51 PM
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Etrigo that thread has some super sweet diy's Love the light
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Old 12/29/2007, 09:41 AM
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This is my LED light box made from spotlight ultra-bright white/blue LEDs I have 9 spotlights which are placed in 3 lines of 3 in the box, I can control each line with timers and switches. Each LED spotlight gives off 18000 LUX at around 8" away which obviously will be much less under water. The LEDs run on 240V but only use 1.2 Watts per spotlight, each circuit uses less than 2 amps. I still need to add a moonlight which I hope to add soon, this will be a neon PC cathode mounted to the back of the light box. The light box is made from plywood;



Another pic showing the overall size of the box, it's mounted above the tank using plastic pipe frame work.

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Old 12/29/2007, 11:14 AM
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MeuserReef, are those night lights I see in your canopy?
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Old 12/29/2007, 01:21 PM
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They are GU10 mains halogen type downlights (chrome fittings) but with cool white ultrabrite LED GU10 bulbs fitted instead of halogen, they are normally used in ceilings of kitchens or bathroms.

Fitting;



White LED GU10 bulb;

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Old 12/31/2007, 04:31 PM
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MeuserReef, are those night lights I see in your canopy?
It looks like you put blue bulbs in them. Are you using these as moonlights?
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Old 12/31/2007, 05:32 PM
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The reflectors suck but the light is pretty. I'm redoing it now with luminarcs.
I too have those reflectors, I assume they are about as good/bad as the SE spiders? I have never seen any reviews on them.
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Old 12/31/2007, 08:53 PM
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MeuserReef, are those night lights I see in your canopy?
Yep... I used the little night lights with the photocell switches on them along with some blue night light bulbs. They really add a cool effect to the tank at night.

I think I spent $6-7 bucks on them.
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Old 01/02/2008, 12:47 PM
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were do you get those brinks security lights?
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Old 01/02/2008, 01:00 PM
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Yep... I used the little night lights with the photocell switches on them along with some blue night light bulbs. They really add a cool effect to the tank at night.

I think I spent $6-7 bucks on them.
Thats what I thought you did. Great idea I definatly need to try it. is that just an extention cord you ran up to the canopy to plug them in?
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Old 01/02/2008, 02:22 PM
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:13 AM
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Nice! common people I know there are more out there
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