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MakersLED Hanging Kit - How-to

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New Hanging Kit Available

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The integrated upper T-slots of the MakersLED heatsink makes it easy to add U-bolts, Eye-bolts, or straight bolts for mounting your fixture.

 

We’re trying to make mounting even easier by offering a new cable hanging kit.It is quite affordable too, at only $12 — which is almost 1/3 the cost of some commercial hanging kits!

 

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Now Available at:

 

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www.LEDGroupBuy.com

 

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The Hanging Kit Includes:

  • 2 Y-Hanger Cables

  • Adjustable Cable Length, up to 7 ft (allows easy raising and lowering)
  • 4 nylon washers, 4 stainless steel hex cap screws, and 4 stainless hex lock nuts to mount to MakersLED fixture
  • 2-2.5inch screws for ceiling stud mounting

 

*If you cannot locate studs in your ceiling, you may consider using 3/16″ hollow wall anchors, available at your local hardware store. There is also a M6 threaded hole in the ceiling mounting hardware, which allows for bolt mounting.

 

Installation Guide:

 

 

As a rule of thumb, a built-up MakersLED heatsink weights about 5lbs/foot without drivers or power supplies attached.

 

Each hanger cable in the set is built to the specification of 30lbs per hanger, or 60lbs for the 2 included hangers combined. Basic testing has been done and found that one hanger can hold up to 85lbs without breakage. This kit has not been tested by a safety agency for load. Before using, test the hanger with the final load over a safe area.

 

Mount the Hangers to the Fixture

 

1. (Optional) Pre-bend the stainless steel eyelettes to approximately 45 degrees using pliers

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2.Install the head of the included ¼” bolts facing upwards in the upper T-slots of your MakersLED fixture . Place the included nylon washer down over the bolts to protect the finish on the heatsink. Next, install the hanger eylette, and the lock nut. Use a 7/16” open face wrench to tighten down the lock nut.

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3. Tighten the set screws on the bottom of the Y assembly with a Philips screwdriver.

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Mount the Hangers to the Ceiling

 

4. Unscrew the ceiling mounting hardware from the top of the hanger. Insert the 2.5” wood screw into the ceiling hardware.

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5. Locate a stud and drive it into the ceiling. A powered screw driver may be necessary.Alternatively, anchor hardware or M6 bolts may also be used (not included).

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6. Next, thread the hangers onto the ceiling hardware:

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7. Adjust the height of the fixture. Once the height is determined, dikes/snips/diagonal cutters may be used to trim excess cable length.

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8. If necessary, the cable may be adjusted or removed by pressing down on the spring loaded barrel on the top of the Y assembly

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Could you make a How-To for making legs for the Heatsink?

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Awesome kit at a great price. Keep up the good work!

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