T8 Fixture Mount

I had a T8 LED “shop lamp” fixture lying around and at the same time I can never get enough light, so I thought I should whip up a mount for the fixture. This one works excellently. This is for the T8 fixtures that are often referred to as shop lamps. Those ones are mounted on an aluminum extrusion as opposed to the round bulb replacement type. This fixture is very simple, screw to the ceiling and snap in the lamp.

This mount extends 200mm from the mounting surface. I used 3 to mount an 8′ lamp. Two would be adequate for a 2 or 4 foot lamp.

From my experience, all of these aluminum-backed lamps have virtually identical dimensions but that may not always be the case so I am including an image showing the dimensions of the opening for the lamp. Mine was essentially 30.8mm x 4.25mm. And, I therefore made the opening 31.4mm x 4.9mm.

Printing

Material: I choose to use PETG for its durability and flexibility.

My Setup: Nozzle = 0.4mm

My Settings:

  • Layer height = 0.2mm
  • Line width – 0.4mm
  • Wall count = 4 (1.6mm)
  • Infill = 40%
  • Support = Designed to print without supports.

Orientation – As shown in the screenshots.

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Where to Get My STL Files

You can find my posted STL files on the following sites:

Thangs

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I do not permit the use of my designs for commercial purposes (i.e. you can not sell my design(s) or products printed from my design(s)) without first acquiring a commercial license from me. On Thangs.com I offer membership accounts for access to all my design files as well as a second membership for commercial licensing which allows subscribers to sell my printed products using my designs commercially.

I am commercializing some of my designs and printed products through various avenues including an ETSY shop, my branded site Buku Design and also on Amazon (Canada and USA).

I welcome comments and feedback as we as requests for customization of designs. I will do my best to accommodate those requests.


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