[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
That Irritating Pendant Glare
I have a 175 metal halide pendant with a 90 gallon tank. When I first set
it up, I discovered the issue of glare.
Here's what I did. I built a 4-sided wooden frame that fits on top of the
tank. Picture a box with no top or bottom. The height I use is around 7
inches since I hang the light about six inches above the tank. This
arrangement isn't ideal in that it has to be lifted off for maintenance but
otherwise it works like a charm.
Use thin wood or some other light material to keep the weight down. I once
built one out of recycled shelving. It looked awesome but the sucker was so
heavy, it took two people to move it. The latest model is made of stained
paneling and was strapped together using L-brackets and short screws. Also,
if you can, line or paint the inside with a white colored material so as to
reflect the most light back into the tank. This solution not only
eliminates glare...it also looks really nice.
The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE*