Cover/minimise Heater Lights

Finley2

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Hi

I have a new Chinese-made heater. It's pretty good, but Chinese electronics designers do have a real fondness for adding bright LEDs to everything. I now have two intensely bright red and blue lights blaring into my tank. So...

Any ideas for dimming these by partially obscuring them? I do quite like the reassurance of being able to see the temperature (red) and 'on' (blue) indicators, but want to reduce their brightness by a good 70%. How might I do that?

(This is the heater. The blue light is right below the red temperature: )

Thanks
 

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Greetings and welcome to Fishlore

A drop of aquarium sealent. Spread it to the thickness that darkens the light the way you want. If that is not enough put wax paper then the sealent on.
 

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You could use a piece of sticker vinyl, like a semi-translucent one, like the ones they use to wrap car taillights.
 

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2 part aquarium safe epoxy can be tinted with liquid food colouring prior to mixing together. Add 20% to curing time for slow dry epoxies, 50% for quickset.

JoeCamaro said:
You could use a piece of sticker vinyl, like a semi-translucent one, like the ones they use to wrap car taillights.
Avoid any of these with adhesive. Make sure it's polycarbonate, as PEV and similar vinyls are toxic.
 
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