Shortening a shop light

whatisntseenFebruary 19, 2006

How might someone go about shortening a shop light, making a 48" into a 36" light fixture?

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zink(6a)

whatisntseen,

It can be done. First, buy a variable-speed Dremel.

Then check out this post:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/lights/msg1208511626932.html

It really depends on your being able to visualize the finished end of whatever shoplight you intend to shorten. It helps to be mechanically inclined.

Zink

    Bookmark   February 19, 2006 at 6:18PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I've found you need a very sharp saw blade to cut through a fluorescent tube :)

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 6:22AM
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zink(6a)

Shrubs_n_bulbs brings up an important point. Shortening the bulb is an acquired skill. I use only a "full spectrum", High CRI, phosphor compliant tube chisel for this. Practice this first, as your will be asking your neighbor for more lamps when you run out of yours.

To reseal, remember: There is no better substitute for Duct Tape than Duct Tape itself.

Zunk

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 8:43AM
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maineman(z5a ME)

Hope you know those last two posts are just joking around.

MM

    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 2:54PM
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