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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget by Jay Holben

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Making a Fluorescent Fixture

This is a fairly simple project that takes a standard, inexpensive, household fluorescent fixture and turns it into a portable, switchable fixture. In essence, all you’re really doing is adding a switch and a plug to an existing fixture as opposed to hard-wiring it into a building. These same principles apply to a fixture of any size. In my kit I have a 2-foot single fixture, a 4-foot single fixture, and a 4-foot double fixture, all modified by connecting a switch and a plug to make them portable.

The final fluorescent fixture.

The necessary components for this project.

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