How to build a terrarium grow light using LED strip lights

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Follow these steps and learn how to build your own terrarium grow light by using LED strip lights fitted into aluminum channels. Compared with fluorescent T5 bulb and power compact bulbs, the LED strip lights are more energy-efficient and generate less heat as well. Are you inspired to build your own terrarium?

Step 1

Follow these steps and learn how to build your own terrarium grow light using LED strip lights.

Step 2

The power connection was soldered to the LED strip light, and a nylon tie was used to secure the power cables and protect the solder joints from any jarring movement. Finally, a blob of silicone was applied to insulate the solder points.

Step 3

A combination of Flexfire LEDs 12v Design Series and 24v Architectural Series UltraBright??ยข strip lights were mounted onto aluminum bars and channels. Adhesive pads were attached to the end of each bar; these pads rest on the rim of the terrarium.

Step 4

The lights are on the underside, directed down at the plants. Also, a close-up of the illumination provided by one Flexfire LEDs strip light.

Step 5

"The proof is in the pudding." Here is a flowering tillandsia grown under Flexfire LEDs strip lights.

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