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Old 09-29-2009, 12:33 AM
hazymranch hazymranch is offline
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Default DIY light reflectors

Does anyone have a good design/idea for DIY light reflectors?

I have a former industrial use hps light that has the lamp holder integrated into the ballast and it came with a round "helmet" kind of reflector designed to have the lamp hanging straight down.

I would like to turn this sideways and build a reflector to spread the light downward. Is something simple like a semicircle adequate? Do I need something like a 1/2 hexagon to focus the light?

Also, what materials are best? I have some mirror-finish stainless steel and a fair amount of mylar. Would mylar resist the heat apprpriately?

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Old 12-09-2009, 10:27 PM
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semi-circle is probably plenty, I would just try and replicate an existing design.....


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