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Hi All -- I've started up a little 2.5 gallon tank and I have a Finnex StingRAY Cliplight (which I really like) but it's a bit ugly. Instead of buying a new light, I'd like to modify it - to go from this:



to something that looks more like this:



I took the StingRAY apart today -- looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to use the Finnex bulbs and ballast guts and re-build it into a stylish desk lamp. Has anyone done anything similar? Please share.
 

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Looks like a fun project that I might have tried--- but I have not!

First thought would be hiding the works like wiring without messing with the heat transfer too much. A lot of the design of LED fixtures is involved with heat so reworking it into wood or other material is tricky if not designed well. Wood is the easy material to work but it also insulates while metal dissipates heat.
 
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