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Light Fixture Lift

I saw a video where a guy made/bought something that allowed him to lift a light fixture ontop of another one for maintenance.
sort of like this:

I think I saw the video either here or youtube.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 03:59 AM
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Was it like a folding canopy?

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Like the top shelf the lifts up with the lid on a big grill?
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Yea Kinda like that
Was there a video on it?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 04:42 AM
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I remember seeing a vid on YouTube. The fixture was made from white vinyl gutter troughs and PVC pipes that made the fixture fold on top of itself. It was quite neat. Not sure how I found it. I'll see if I can find it again..
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Found it. Is this what you were looking for?

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Z_pP2...%3DZ_pP2_L_lzI]
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Found it. Is this what you were looking for?

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Z_pP2...%3DZ_pP2_L_lzI]
YES! Thank you very much!

does anyone know if theres one that fits brand name fixtures?

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I only wish they showed how to build it, it's a great concept!
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I only wish they showed how to build it, it's a great concept!
he does, theres a link in the desc
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 10:34 PM
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I had a very similar idea, but with metal. I have no need at the moment since I only have one light. If I add another (which I have been considering) I would definitely do my own version of this. I figure but if you get stock "bar" metal and drilled the ends, used some washers and locking nuts it would work the same and be much more elegant looking. An angle bracket could be used to limit the movement of the lights rearward to stop them and "hang" it over the other fixture when you work. I would MS paint what I mean but I am left-handed and it would look terrible. Maybe I will draw something up and scan it.
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yea I had the same idea of using metal bars but I didn't know where I would buy them
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