Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Sprucing up lights 2

These mast-mounted lights also have fairly large bulbs, but I can't apply the same fix. The socket housing is very deep and narrow, and it's made from one piece of metal. I decided to leave the bulb alone. The housing and shade are oversize, but fit together more reasonably.

What always bothered me, though, was the gray cabling inside the mast. I soldered in some magnet wire, which makes doesn't stand out quite as dramatically, and now it's even possible to look through the mast lattice. I will spray paint the masts one of these days or on the weekend.
 It doesn't take long per lamp to do this modification, and it's mostly easy, which makes it a relaxing exercise at the end of a long workday.

Who needs TV anyways?

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