Light hanging help

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by HydroChron, Aug 10, 2008.

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    HydroChron

    HydroChron Well-Known Member

    I was curious if anyone knows a good system to hanging lights on pulleys so that it would make raising and lowering much easier. If anyone has ever used pulleys to hang thier lights and could post a pic or could tell me how they did and and where to put rings to run the cable or whatever. I know someone out there has used pulleys and i just can figure it out and am tired of moving chains. Thanks for your help
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    serpentsrising

    serpentsrising Active Member

    I have not used this system before but have heard nothing but the best about their distributor. Check them out at



    High Tech Garden Supply



    Product description



    Tired of checking out your garden and banging your head off of your reflector? The Sunrise Hi-Low Hanger makes it easy to move your reflector up out of the way while you do your gardening. Just as easy to pull down into place again.
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    calicat

    calicat Well-Known Member

    I use chains hooked up to dual clamps. Very easy for me to manipulate the height of the hood.
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    HydroChron

    HydroChron Well-Known Member

    ive seen the flexi hooks but like i said i would like to use pulleys if i can figres out how and im sure someone has.I just really hope they read this. Thakns again for your time
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    LUDACRIS

    LUDACRIS New Member

    fix the lamps permanently and move the plants up or down.last thing you want is dropping a light onto your crop.
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    desertrat

    desertrat Well-Known Member

    serpentsrising gave you good info -the sunriser is made for grow lights, cheap and very easy to use.
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    VictorVIcious

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    I used a bike storage set up. on sale for $15.00 @ Lowes. The hooks that come with it took up to much height so I replaced them with small pulleys, like $1.50 ea. There are pictures of it in my journal, I have t-5 4' 8 bulb lights on them. Ia sked about those light raisers, my hydroshop carries them. You have to lossen a part on the device to move them up, might as well use the hooks while you have the ladder out anyway. VV
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    desertrat

    desertrat Well-Known Member

    actually, you make an adjustment once and then you can raise or lower the light all you want.
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    HydroChron

    HydroChron Well-Known Member


    Thank you very much VV i was reading your journal and i am more then impressed. Ive been looking for an exmple in a picture of a pulleys system being used. Just so that i could get a diagram on how i should hook it up and where i would need hook rings and where i would need to place pulleys. If you could posts the pic and/or point me in the right directionthat would be great. Thanks you very much for your help and i look forward on reading the rest of your journal and learning from what youve done.

    i dont want to get the quick hangs because i want to be able to pull one line and have the lights move. I will secure safeties of some kind to ensure they dont fall. Thanks again
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    VictorVIcious

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    I had never had any experience with pulleys either. I can't really get a good picture of the setup in place, its dark up there compared to below the lights. I did do some research, there are two parts of this contraption that you install on the ceiling, the front has two pulleys, one of them is the brake, if you let go of the rope it will stop it. A ceiling or permenant mount pulley casts around $8.00, you would need three. This kit for hanging your bike from you garage ceiling has everything you need, you will have 10' or more of rope left over.
    I mounted the permanent ones on a 2x4 the same distance apart as the length of my light fixture. Here is a picture of the front, back and the whole thing. The rope path is hard to show at the ceiling, here is my attempt to show the path it takes. You tie the rope behind the back pulley and then thru your moving pulley ( these are the ones I bought to replace what comes in the kit ), over the back pulley to the first front pulley and then your other moving pulley, back up thru the 'brake pulley and down to the front of your table, there is even a bracket for winding the excess rope. I do have to 'balance' the light, the cord makes it heavier on one end so as I pull the light up I just push one end down and it will balance between the pulleys. VV:mrgreen:

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    HydroChron

    HydroChron Well-Known Member

    PERFECT. thank you so much man. this is exactly what i was looking for. just some sort of idea or diagram to run the pulleys. I have a bunch of pulleys and figures why spen money on rigging if i can just use these. but that will work well for my hood. I have an air cooled hood so i need there to only be a cord for raising and lowering on one side so thay it does not conflict with the 6inch ducting or get snagged. Again thank you very much and please keep doing what your doing cause it is one of the most impressive setups ive seen in a long time. And the fact your from the Northeast makes it even better. We need to get on the map over here and show that california isnt the only place with skills. -THANKS
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    VictorVIcious

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    You are welcome, we do tours for special folks. I will unsubscribe, post a link to your journal in the Blue's Thread, tlb will follow, some knowledgable folks riding, an overall fun group. Come join us. VV
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    HydroChron

    HydroChron Well-Known Member

    i would love to join. just let me know what to do

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