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jjk_reef00
08/29/2009, 01:09 AM
I recently bought 3 lumenbright large pendants and like them except for the design/consistency of how they hang. One of them hangs very well because the bulb inserts into the pendant and the hanging screws all line up parallel to each other.

The other 2 don't hang well because the bulb is on an end that doesn't have a hanging screw so the weight of the bulb, and cord make it hard to point the reflector straight down. It usually hang on a slight angle.

I can post pics if needed but to help explain I use a small diagram below. Assume I am looking at the top of the reflector (or down into the tank).

b = bulb insert into the reflector, where the cord hangs off of the reflector
x = position where the hanging screw goes into the reflector

Pendent 1:

b x x



Pendant 2:

b

x x

Pendant 1 hangs well because the weight of the bulb and cord do not affect the angle of the light.

Pendant 2 has a problem because the weight of the bulb pulls down the end with the bulb/cord.

Is there any way to fix this problem?
Is there an adapter to turn pendent 2 into pendent 1?
I'm kind of disappointed with the lack of consistency with these reflectors.

Anyone else have this problem?

jjk_reef00
08/29/2009, 06:18 PM
Coralvue support told me this:

You need to unscrew the top flat panel and you can position the panel where the weight distribution will line up. Then screw it back down and you are ready to go.

I will try it out and will update the thread...

AcroporAddict
08/29/2009, 08:01 PM
I had this and I did the same thing. Takes a couple minutes to line them up. Just be careful when you screw the top back on, as it can be easy to strip the threads.
Dave

danjen10
09/12/2009, 10:01 PM
Do you mind posting pics of how you ended up hanging them? I have 3 and am about to hang them with cables.

All mine are setup like this:

b
x x


It does seem like the end with the bulb will be the heavy side if I hang they way it's currentl setup.

jwilliams860
09/14/2009, 09:58 PM
I made a light rack for my 4 Lumen Brights, 2 large and 2 small

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo245/jwilliams860/DSC07021.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo245/jwilliams860/DSC07077.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo245/jwilliams860/DSC07075.jpg

gasman059
09/15/2009, 05:30 AM
Wall tv mounting brackets and ceiling cables for added streght.
HTH
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/gasman059/0069.jpg[/IMG]

danjen10
09/15/2009, 07:37 AM
Thanks. Looks good. How far are your reflectors from the tank? What bulbs are you using?

Thanks

jwilliams860
09/15/2009, 07:40 AM
Mine are about 16" off the surface of the water, and reeflux bulbs 12k