T5 odyssea light fixture broke

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by KATHIE, 9 Jun 2015.

  1. KATHIE

    KATHIE

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    152
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Gauteng
    Howzit guys. I need advise on how to fix/replace the part that holds the bulb on
    t5 odyssea light fixture. Mine broke now. I just put 2 cable ties for now. Is there any place I can get the light holders.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. zippy

    zippy

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2014
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Alberton
    Hi Kathie, those little clips always seem to break off, the heat from the globe seems to make the brittle and they break real easy.

    I actually modified mine a little using PVC pipe, the 20mm stuff you can purchase from builders, even if you go to a fairly new completed construction site you're bound to find a few off cuts lying around.

    What i do is cut a 5mm section out of the PVC length ways, drill a little hole in the back and secure it with a flat head screw and a small washer.
     
    madmatt likes this.
  4. madmatt

    madmatt

    Joined:
    4 Mar 2014
    Posts:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    JHB South
    Do you slide the tube through or is the 5mm cut out big enough to expand to clip the light in
     
  5. zippy

    zippy

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2014
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Alberton
    it is big enough to open the PVC up to get your tube inside.
     
    madmatt likes this.
  6. zippy

    zippy

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2014
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Alberton
    clip like
     
    madmatt likes this.
  7. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Bracken
    Just old them with a piece of wire ;)
     
    RiaanP likes this.
  8. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,160
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Location:
    Centurion
    did the same as irie ivan
    Just twisted a piece of wire. Those what you get with some plastic bags to tie them off works great. Just pull of the paper part.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - odyssea light fixture Forum Date
[wtd] Odyssea Quad 54W lights 1.2M Wanted 28 Aug 2014
T5 - 54w x 4 Odyssea light unit Wanted 8 Jan 2012
[wtd] Odyssea t5 quad (39wattx4) adapter Wanted 22 May 2016
[wtd] odyssea quad 24watt Wanted 29 Nov 2015
[wtd] Odyssea T5 hanging bracket Wanted 27 Apr 2015
[wtd] Odyssea t5 unit Wanted 20 Nov 2014
[wtd] Odyssea dual 54watt T5 unit Wanted 6 Apr 2014