Show me your DIY wall mounts for pendants

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Matt Rogers, Feb 12, 2011.

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  1. pink4miss

    pink4miss Panda Puffer

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    all thats a bit hard for me i went the feminine route... lol ;D should have got a larger shade though.
     

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    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Haha, that's something that I would never have thought of, but it looks nice, and it sure is unique!
     
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    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    I had my old LED rig setup with a large L-Bracket attached to Ball-Bearing Drawer Slides to easily move out of the way for maintenance. I can't seem to find any pictures for some reason. :(
     
  5. Matt Rogers

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    Thank you sir. Seen those. Never used one. Seems easy enough!

    Wow. Another cool idea.
     
  6. Matt Rogers

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    Hey you get points for that! Looks pretty cool actually..
     
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    Good news - took the IceCap ballast out of the box just now and it has the right connector on it! 8) I was under the impression I was dealing with bare wires - very glad to see this - now I can concentrate on hanging the fixture instead! Back to work...
     
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    ;D


    thanks the disco ball light thats under the shade, wasn't doing it for me. wanted to do a large square shade but couldn't find one.
    if anyone else does this i recommend the height/depth of the shade be more to cut the side ways glare while sitting in the room. (so the light fits higher up under the shade)
     
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    Good point about the glare - that is something I will be dealing with shortly.


    UPDATE


    It was an all day affair, but I have successfully hung my lights - thanks to all here for the great info - could not have done this without you! (seriously!)

    I bought a plumb-bob to help visualize where the center was. Very handy. Thanks for the tip.

    Made a wood pilot hole guide with hook for plumb-bob in the center. Marked center using that and measurements taken from back and side walls.

    Marking the holes for the cable mounts with the wood made it a lot easier for me.

    I ended up using long toggle bolts,

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    drilled a pilot hole, then used 1/2 inch masonry drill bit.



    I threw a sheet over the tank to protect from the plaster dust.

    I balanced on a chair, swore a lot, dropped a piece of wood in the tank and the plumb-bob got wet, nearly fell a few times - REALLY COULD HAVE USED SOME EXTRA HELP - this was very hard to juggle by myself - but I did it and nearly nailed the center without adjustments. Very happy and I finally have actinic lighting again!. THanks again all!

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    Now I have a 14k 150w Ushio overdriven with a 175w IceCap electronic ballast and 2 T5 super actinics! with this Aqua Medic Ocean light - sweet!

    My one complaint - hey light manufacturers - when you spend your time designing these sexy aluminum lamps with cool stainless suspension cables - spend 10 minutes at least thinking about the heavy 3 prong electrical cable and goofy ballasts you have coming off the lamp. I have 1 cord on each end - why not just one cord? Think about how to add the cord to the cable cleanly - I have no choice but to hang off the back - this not only takes away from the look of the suspended light, but the weight of the cables cause the light to tip slightly - angling the lamp out at the viewer. BAD. I used my extra cord mounts from my Vortech - this helped, but still - BAD. Please think about this...
     
  11. evolved

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    So I'm a little late to chime in here, but for the archive purpose:

    I used hangers like these from the ceiling:
    Shop Cobra DrillerToggle Heavy-Duty Screw-In Anchor at Lowes.com
    Simple and easy; they screwed right in. I then used an eye bolt with a 90deg bend in it. The eye of the bolt was the proper size to then trap the cable fitting.
     
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    looks pretty awesome!!! very clean looking work :)
    how are you liking the overdriven Ushios?