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Light hanging kits? Diy route?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by DutchMuch, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    is their a DIY route to a Light hanging kit? I just moved into the house today and one of my lights I have just sitting on the tank and its really bright, so im looking to make something that will, hang the lights higher.
     
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    I have been wondering the same thing- so thanks for asking this.
     
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    I am looking for something that hangs directly from the ceiling, but I haven't even decided on the exact lights I am going to use yet. I am a bit overwhelmed, tbh.
     
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    That method does provide a really nice finished look, though!
     
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    Yea I liked the sleek look to it, very smooth... could you use wood for a small not heavy light as well? I suppose.... hmmm...
     
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    Just an update on this:
    I used just regular small chain and it worked fine, you can see it in the pic....

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    Used a couple S hooks to hold it all together (one end to the other) and it did super fine. Notice: Make sure you have hooks that can hold your lights weight... I used the 30lbs but I would have gone with 50lbs if I could do it again.
     
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    Looks very nice. I have a Radion that I'd like to hang. I'm using the arm that attaches to the tank at this point, and it's a little close to the tank. If I could get the light up about another 6 inches I feel like I'd get better spread. Only problem is my ceilings are 9' and that seems a little high to hang lights down. My wife would probably also shoot me in the face since the house is new. I may try to figure out something that attaches to the stand.
     
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    Could you put the light in conduit (http://www.homedepot.com/b/Galvanized-Steel/N-5yc1vZbohlZ1z0ugnq) or something and have the conduit stuck to the back of your stand? like this.
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    Sorry the drawing kind of stinks I had to use my mouse because, well that's all I got LOL
     
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    You can also do much the same thing using copper piping and soldered elbow fittings. I don't know which way would look best. And, of course copper piping is now very expensive. If I ever need to suspend a light again I may try the copper method. It is only usable for light weight lights.
     
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    Pun intended?
     
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    No, I'm not nearly that funny!
     
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