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Old Strip Light Housing on Flat Surface

Postby phil_the » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:11 am


I have an old fluorescent tube strip light that I want to fit to a wooden beam on the ceiling. However, annoyingly, the metal housing is not flat, there are a couple of raised bumbs. There is already a similar light fitting in one of our outbuildings and this is very loose and wobbly, presumably because of these same bumps. I assume these bumps are there for a good reason? What's the best way to attach this? I could use some bits of plywood between the bumps, or I could use some sort of foam along the whole length that would have some give. I really don't want to chisel a recess in the beam, although I may need to do that for where the cable comes through.
Any suggestions appreciated.

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