looks like he has a vertical pipe running that could be attached using pipe hangers.
That is how I attach my conduit light stand to my tank.
Yes, exactly. This leaves you with almost none of the vertical conduit/piping showing, and if the hinge linkage is painted white it will almost be invisible if the wall is also white.
I'd suggest thread lock nuts or thread locking compound on the finished project. Wing nuts, or any not locked nut will work loose. At the worst possible time, and usually causing the most possible damage - at the worst possible time.
Cool idea though.
I have been thinking about this some more. The tees I got have raised lettering on one end, making the end sort of pebbled. I mistakenly put this together with the smooth ends of the tees together, figuring they would lock up if I had the pebbled ends together. But, that might have worked much better. Another potential problem is the tendency of PVC to creep under load. This could cause the friction in the "hinges" to disappear over time, allowing the light to drop. I thought of using star washers to keep the bolts from loosening, but if the PVC creeps star washers would be of no use.
Originally Posted by intermediate_noob
Just because I think it would be neat to know, what exactly were you looking at or doing when the light bulb went off and sent you to work creating this?
I was doing my monthly attempt to find a way to make standard LED light modules work out well, and not cost so much. For some reason I drifted off into thinking about how such modules could easily be suspended, which led me to the idea of a hinge bracket, which made me think of DIYing hinges someway, which eventually got me to thinking about PVC fittings.
This idea clearly needs some refining.