So first off the light bulbs I used for this fixture were CFL 6500k 800 lumen and I got 8 bulbs. For the fixture frame the dimension are 35"x 10.5" x 4" which will be sitting on top of a 50gallon emersed plant setup.
In this picture the fixture has already been cut with a table saw and then I made pre drill holes so the nails would go in a little easier. After this I then used a drill with a 1.5" hole saw and drilled in 8holes. As you can see I used a light socket adapters and then used super glue and glued them in place.
I didn't have 8bubls in this at the time because at first I wasn't going to add two more. Also I had 2 3500k bulbs because lowes did not have them in stock at the time.
And here is a picture of all the cords nicely zip tied together
Following this I didn't like how much light was being emitted so I decided to spray paint the inside of the fixture with a glossy white spray paint and primer in one, and also added the two extra lights.
Before painting inside
And here is a video showing how bright the fixture really is!
After doing this I did not like the way the outside looked since it was a table from my school that had been thrown away so I decided to paint the top and sides and will be finishing it off with a pin stripe of black
first coat of paint on^^^^
and second coat
and here it is now with the tape and all of wait for it to dry for about 12hours then I'll do the wood grain in black
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