Simple Cheap T5 Sump light

ziyaadb

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Ok so i needed some sump lighting and i already had the following items

1*24W T5
1*30W conventional electronic ballast
Eggcrate
Cable ties
Catering grade foil

This is what i done

Cable tied 2 pieces eggcrate together as i did not have 1 piece big enough



Reflector material



Reflector made:



Cut your eggcrate to fit the lighting tube and ensure that your reflector is the correct size



Place it over your sump and put it on



Viola it works great

 

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What is the foil wrapped around ?

Why not make the reflector the entire size of the eggcrate ?
 

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What is the foil wrapped around ?

Why not make the reflector the entire size of the eggcrate ?
Nothing its folded a big piece a couple of times so that it has some strength and then bent. Im sure that you can do that but i prefer the reflector narrow instead of wide
 

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will be using it for both will also be adding a 20W energy saver as well just to ensure that i have enough light:thumbup:
 

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