Heat, Ballast or lights?
I built my hood in a few days. It is all pine and very sturdy, My issue is the lights and ballast.
I have a 2 Jebo light fixtures each one has 2 ballast and 4 CF Lights. I am taking it apart and re assembling them in my new hood. My questions are:
1) Can I mount he ballast directly on the wood? **I have an idea below if it is an issue.
2) Can I mount the Lights with reflector directly on the wood?
3) Should the ballast be in the hood or out of the hood? I.E. mounted on the backside of the hood?
4) What produces more heat, the ballast or the lights?
My main concern is obviously , starting a fire.
**I have also considered, if anyone is familiar with the Jebo fixture, to mount the ballast with the metal plate directly on the wood to try and divert the heat from the wood as much as possible or is this futile?
I just went through 16 pages of DIY with no luck on the issue. But their was one post about using washers to create space.