This is a follow-up to my post from last week, LED and T5 Hybrid: My Ultimate Lighting System.
I received a lot of requests for more info on my DIY hood that houses 2 x EcoTech Gen 3 Radions and 4 x 55W ATI T5's, so I thought I'd address those topics in today's post. Many thanks to everyone for reading and for your questions/comments!
The hood measures roughly 20" x 50" x 3". Rather than constructing the top with a solid piece of wood, I decided to use two 6.5" x 48" long strips (1/2" thick birch) that are connected with three horizontal strips. Constructing the top this way made it easier to create the center "cut-outs" for the LED's. Additionally, it also made it made the top of the hood look more structurally appealing.