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Re: Can anyone identify these light fittings for me

It's hard to tell from the pics but I believe these diffusers have open ends with the light fitting forming the end closures?

If they do they're real easy to make. Just a former of some sort, perhaps polystyrene pipe sleeving or whatever you can find that's a similar radius.

Get some perspex that's the same sort of thickness as the diffuser material, cut it more or less to size, stick it into a moderately hot oven for a few minutes to soften it up then fold it over the former and hold till cool. When cooled it will hold its shape.

Then trim to size. It works and it's easy - I've made many such parts over the years using this method


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