Led DIY basic fixture help, I am clueless.
Hi I was wondering if someone here could help me out I am setting up a tank that came from pet smart as a 29 gallon starter kit. I have some lights on it already but the tank came with some led's and I really enjoy the shimmer they produce. Here is the problem they are supposed to snap into a lid which I can't use... Here are some pics.
I was hoping I could maybe make a mini fixture? or just something I can fasten them to to make a straight line kind of like the led strips that Current USA makes. I am pretty sure they have some kind of thermal management??? If thats the word, let me show you.
I was wondering if I can do something as basic as just getting some wood, painting it black, and using gorilla glue to glue them on the makeshift fixture. Like I mentioned in the title I am clueless and would appreciate the help of someone more experienced to prevent any problems. Also any ideas will be appreciated but please keep in mind I am still in high school so I really cant blow more that 30 - 45 dollars max, because then I might as well just buy a fixture. I really would like to use this and not have it sit pointlessly in a corner,I apologize for the long post.
P.S. I can ask my dad for help, he has tools he can use (for renovations) and his friend is also a handy man so if needed it is possible, but if possible lets keep it simple.
Your idea will work with no problems. You can also silicone them to your current hood, that shouldn't cause any problems either.
ok thanks :-)
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