optimum reflectors?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by fourmations, 21 Sep 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

    30 Aug 2008
    hi all

    i have the facilities and materials in work to make reflectors
    has anyone ever got technical about angles and distance from lamps etc etc
    i wnat to build a luminaire and this is an opportunity to get it right on the reflectors

    i plan to use mirror perspex and feel its clearer and sharper
    than any of the aluminium ones ive seen

    i plan to use compact t5 pll type flourescents and a couple of t8's
    (i am going to gut my current two azoo luminaires and make a nicer single one)

    i will also wire the two ballasts seperately for a burst
    or a lower light option if wanted in the future


  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

    6 Jul 2007
    Aston, Oxfordshire
    Dont think anyone's really looked at it in great detail, there are a lot of factors when it comes to reflecting the light into the tank. I would think so long as the reflector goes half way around the tube you'd get pretty good 'reflecting'. Any reflector is going to be better than no reflector!


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