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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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Easy Light Raising/Lowering System

Hey everyone I was looking for a light mount that I could easily raise and lower my lights without any fuss. I originally intended on building it myself. However after doing a little searching I settled on this as my solution. A bike pulley for mounting your bike in your garage.



I simply mounted, removed hook brackets, and mounted the lower pulleys directly to my light. It works like a charm. I can now raise my lights several feet above my tank while rescaping and what not. I personally like the industrial look. I could however see how this wouldn't fit in with everyone's decor. I scored mine for $12 locally so at that price it is hard to beat. The one I used is the Racor however I am sure any of the ones available would work. Figured this might help someone else.
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I will post some pictures of mine later when I get a chance to take a picture if anyone is interested.
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Unique idea. I also like the industrial look. Seems to be well worth the $12 investment. Thanks for sharing.
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Fantastic idea! Would love to see some pics, I just may do this to mine!


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As promised here are pictures of the lighting lowered and raised. Also forgot to mention if you don't want to modify your light at all. You can also simply use the hooks that were on the lift to begin with. They work they are just a bit more obtrusive looking.


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I can take it all the way up to the ceiling if need be. Which is rather nice as my office is a very dark room so if I am working on something in the room I can borrow the light by raising it all the way up.
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Looks great!


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Thanks, to be honest I wasn't really caring all that much about looks. More about function and they function great no more messing with chains and what not simply pull the rope and loop it around the anchor on the wall.
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That's a great find. You just made Racor a bunch of money. Nice job Gerald.
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