Lights for Aquarium Cabinet

Awaken_Riceball_

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Greetings Fishlorians,

I am going to review the Enbrighten Puck Lights Plug-In model. It is available at Lowes hardware stores and here is the direct link:


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The Review:

I found these light to be almost perfect inside the aquarium cabinet because it has the right amount of brightness, and it can be daisy-chained to power on. Daisy chain is a technical term meaning that it can be connected to one another like Christmas lights to receive power. It is very simple to set up and with a few adhesive cable management clips, then the daisy chain wires would not be hanging loosely from above. Additionally, I purchased the optional motion sensor attachment accessory which I found to be very useful. The one major con to the motion sensor is that it turns on/off per movement detection rather than working like a modern-day motion sensor where it has a built-in self-timer to auto power off once no motion is detected. It can be a pain in the rear end when doing maintenance and the light keeps turning off/on. The company does make a manual switch on/off and considering what I have come across, then I would recommend going on the manual switch on/off accessory. Furthermore, the final con about the light is the power cord could be considered rather short; however, since it is for aquarium cabinet use, the length is perfect. Lastly, it is on the expensive side at a price point of $70 for the entire setup (lights + accessory) or $50 just for the light.

My overall rating is: 4.5/5.

Optional Accessory:

Direct Link to Motion Sensor:

Direct Link to Light Switch:


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Here are pictures inside of the lights inside the cabinet:


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86 ssinit

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Nice idea. Set up lights in mine too. I used the stick on led lights sold on eBay. About $20 for a 10’ strip. Got a small dc on off switch $2 and a converter/transformer. You could use any old power plug you may have laying around. Just make sure it goes from ac to dc. Some are 110ac to 12/24ac. Those you don’t want. One that goes from 110v ac to 24v or 12dc is what your looking for.
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Awaken_Riceball_

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86 ssinit said:
Nice idea. Set up lights in mine too. I used the stick on led lights sold on eBay. About $20 for a 10’ strip. Got a small dc on off switch $2 and a converter/transformer. You could use any old power plug you may have laying around. Just make sure it goes from ac to dc. Some are 110ac to 12/24ac. Those you don’t want. One that goes from 110v ac to 24v or 12dc is what your looking for.
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Very impressive! I am going to keep that in mind next time because cannot beat your price point setup. Also, I really dig sound absorb foam and the way you got the shelving unit setup. The manual light switch at the front of the aquarium, absolute ingenious, I love it! I totally learned some things from you!
 

CaptAndrews

Member
86 ssinit said:
Nice idea. Set up lights in mine too. I used the stick on led lights sold on eBay. About $20 for a 10’ strip. Got a small dc on off switch $2 and a converter/transformer. You could use any old power plug you may have laying around. Just make sure it goes from ac to dc. Some are 110ac to 12/24ac. Those you don’t want. One that goes from 110v ac to 24v or 12dc is what your looking for.
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E2C6FBFF-D996-4991-9B1C-7BCD77845921.jpeg

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Like your on/off switch, very suddle and clean looking.
Is that a mechanical timer I see inside the cabinet for the aquarium lights?
 

86 ssinit

Member
No it’s either the power supply for the inside lights or the temp guage for the heater. Got the switch off ebay $2.
 

CaptAndrews

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It's a common one for projects
or people who play Macgyver.
 

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