Fixing my ceiling light

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Fixing my ceiling light

Postby Fred » Sun May 05, 2013 7:22 pm

I recently took down my ceiling panel. When I did, I took down the round lights. The base of the light assembly was literally crumbling as I removed it. I looked at other lights but nothing seemed to match the vintage look and the warm white that this light provided so I set out to repair it.

Here are the pictures as I took it down.
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Re: Fixing my ceiling light

Postby Fred » Sun May 05, 2013 7:27 pm

I did find a used 9" pizza pan at a local used restaurant supply company.
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Re: Fixing my ceiling light

Postby Fred » Sun May 05, 2013 7:30 pm

I drilled a large hole in the center for the wiring and four 1 1/4" holes for the vents for the incandescent bulbs. I also used some fire rated sealant to glue the plastic base to the aluminum pizza pan.
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Re: Fixing my ceiling light

Postby Fred » Sun May 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Here is the finished product ready to be re-installed. The aluminum rim of the pizza pan is hard to notice and even looks kinda Airstream-ish.
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