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Old 03-24-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Diy metal halide reflector

Anybody make their own? Before i shell out any money on premade id rather make my own.
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I made some Lumenarc clones. They came out really nice.
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This is the reflective material you want to use, but it only comes in packs of 4 2'x4' sheets. Each sheet makes 2 reflectors.
95% Reflective German Aluminum 2' X 4' Sun Sheets
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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I made some Lumenarc clones. They came out really nice.
125 reef build

This is the reflective material you want to use, but it only comes in packs of 4 2'x4' sheets. Each sheet makes 2 reflectors.
95% Reflective German Aluminum 2' X 4' Sun Sheets
Those look nice but for that kind of money i can buy them...
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If you read a few pages more into the thread.....
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Print out this drawing on a regular size paper and take it to Office Max or Staples and have them blow it up 281%. It will fit on a 24"x24" piece of paper and will be the full scale size.
I got the reflector material from Specialty-Lighting, but it only comes in packs of 4 2'x4' sheets. That's enough to make 8 mini's and it costs $150 for the 4 sheets. Comes out to $18.75 per reflector if you can get a few guys to go in with you on them. It is stiffer than the SunTunnel, but it was easier to work with.
Where can you buy that style reflector for $19?
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Where can you buy that style reflector for $19?
I can get spider reflectors shipped for $30 ea. Theres no one in my area that would need them...
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Those lumenarcs are much more reflective than spider reflectors. There is a huge difference.
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Those lumenarcs are much more reflective than spider reflectors. There is a huge difference.
I just need something that will deflect the light down... heck i could even line my light with tinfoil and itd be better that the white metal...
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Tinfoil would be worse than plain white metal. The wrinkles in the tinfoil would scatter the light instead of direct it down.
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Tinfoil would be worse than plain white metal. The wrinkles in the tinfoil would scatter the light instead of direct it down.
If im careful enough i can lay it seamless
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