T5 retro kit as pendant fixture
this is an idea that i have meant to pursue and i wonder if anybody has tried this(?).
i don't have any experience with retro kits (can you recommend a good one?), but the general idea would be to cut a rectangular piece of nice birch plywood to same dimensions as top reflector surface, finish the wood, mount it, then affix screw eyes so that the whole thing can hung from chain or wire.
i think that you could end up with a nice "architectural" look and a relatively cheap fixture. you would have some normally concealed components, such as wires and maybe the ballast, in view, but i sort of like being able to see some of the hardware.
if you have used kits under hoods you might be able to comment(?). any other opinions?