Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by Denisk, Feb 27, 2018.

DIY LED Wall Mount! Check it out!

Hey guys! I decided to post up my diy led mount for anyone who is looking for a sleek idea and or just a way to hang their lights. I will...
  1. Flexin

    Flexin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    798
    I like it. One suggestion to take it over the top, run that cord in the wall (and it may be just me and cords :) I think using the tv mount is an awesome idea. Thanks for the write up!
     
    Denisk likes this.

  2. Denisk

    Denisk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2016
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    948
    Oh I completely agree with you! The cord was going to go behind the wall but I plan to move in the next year and that would have been one less hole to patch ahaha.

    But great to mention. Thank you!
     
  3. Txdragonslayer

    Txdragonslayer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2015
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    228
    I think it looks very clean and a great idea i would have never thought about. I would just recommend running the wire to the light through the wall, in between the studs, a lot of Big box hardware stores sell kits to be able to run the wire through the wall without a problem. Just a thought. Again thanks for sharing.
     
    Denisk likes this.
  4. Trena Cook

    Trena Cook Member MTRCMember

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Bethesda, TN
    Very cool! Can you adjust the light higher and lower to achieve the appropriate distance from the water/coral or do you have to have your height already figured out and set when you do the mount?
     
  5. Denisk

    Denisk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2016
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    948
    Unfortunately there isn’t a way of adjusting the height after attaching the mount. However you could just buy longer screws if you realized it was to high up.

    I would say just plan ahead which is what I did. Of course with leds you can always increase or decrease the intensity.
     
    Trena Cook likes this.
  6. dakotanut

    dakotanut Active Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    52
    Looks awesome. I hope you drilled the holes for the #10 bolts to the led light. Also, did you use stainless? I like the idea and it's well done. If you had turned the mount the other way height adjustment would of been easy.
     
    Denisk likes this.
  7. Denisk

    Denisk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2016
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    948
    Thank you!

    What do you mean drilled the bolts to the leds? The hydra 52 already has placed screw holes where I can just carefully tighten them in.
     
  8. bdmach1

    bdmach1 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    18
    Wow...Great idea! I'm thinking about trying use this for my Aquatic Life 24" Hybrid/Kessil 360, really love how clean this looks, thanks for sharing!:)
     
  9. Neo Jeo

    Neo Jeo Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    926
    Location:
    East Michigan
    I see you have that yellow buster to stop the shock. I just installed a GFI and got rid of that yellow thing. just a tip ;)
     
    Torben likes this.
  10. Denisk

    Denisk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2016
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    948
    Haha good eye. Yeah I’m moving soon and already installed them on my main display. This is temporary. But thanks!
     
    Neo Jeo likes this.
  11. Denisk

    Denisk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2016
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    948
    Nice!! That’ll look great!
     
    bdmach1 likes this.
  12. P-Dub

    P-Dub Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2017
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    584
    Location:
    Western Pacific
    Well, That's slicker than snot on a doorknob. Thinking out of the box. I like it!
     
    Denisk likes this.
  13. dakotanut

    dakotanut Active Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    52
    In the piece of steel that you mounted the LEDs box to. You said cut holes. Lol It's not a big deal. It looks good.
     
  14. graffitireef

    graffitireef Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    68
    ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, thats some Macguyver level stuff right there. Looks great.
     
  15. FLSharkvictim

    FLSharkvictim Shark Advocates Intl R2R Supporter West Palm Beach Reefer Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    496
    Location:
    Redington Beach, FL
    Quick question @reeferfoxx , how far do they extend out?
     
  16. bdmach1

    bdmach1 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    18
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...