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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Reflectors?

I was wondering if i could make a set of reflectors for all my lights using mirros siliconed inside the canopy right behind the lights...?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 11:34 PM
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That would work. It would be better then any metal reflector. I say go for and get some good pics.

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haha ok... for some reason we have tons of mirrors in our garage so i figured i might try it....
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 12:22 AM
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I have done mirror reflectors before, like here:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...reflector.html

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...tml#post218083

They work well if you get the correct angles. For larger hoods, they can get too heavy, but for smaller tanks that isn't much of an issue.

Keep in mind that when you silicone them behind the bulb, much of the light is directly reflected back onto the bulb (restrike) and lost that way. It is important to get the right angles on the side of the canopy and, if there is more than one bulb, in the space between bulbs.


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