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Water Crisis 2017

  We are pleased to announce that we'll be expanding into new office space, on Buitenkant street, in August!  (Just above Naronas')We might not keep the name, "Make Light", going forward.  It will likely become subsumed under a new, cooler sounding brand name that signifies an entrance into the larger, hydroponics space. We plan to encourage use of hydroponic systems, which use less than 5% as much water as traditional farming.Make Light were the first to provide South African assembled grow lights, and have stayed with the times, followed the forums, conducted tests on different lights, and provided what customers want.  We'll continue to offer the best options for every budget.Proven technologies, with tests and real-world grows to prove it.  Our...

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Summer Update!

Happy New Years! Hope you all had a good holiday. LED Grow Light news We were asked by Grow To Eat online magazine to provide a grow light design for DIY home growers. The monochromatic lights we put together take a while to assemble, so we decided on using a COB LED for their tutorial. So to handle the orders for those wanting to DIY, we will be stocking COBs going forward.  They will be available on the website soon.We already provide some name-brand COBs. The Cree CXB series, and Bridgelux Vero29 Gen7 series are available to customers who want the highest efficiency available on the market. For large grows, efficiency is important, because the cost of electricity will become...

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Winter Update!

Winter Greetings!   Overdue for a news update!  The big news for customers, is that we've added ready-made grow lights to our catalogue.     Grow Light news Until now we've catered to the DIY crowd, and we will continue to offer all components individually, for those who want to put together their own lights.  But the majority of our customers just want ready-made grow lights.  Our grow lights are based on simple modular designs, making them easy to repair, with just basic electronics knowledge, if something breaks.  We use heavy duty South African Aluminium finned heatsinks, high quality SUNON Maglev fans, and high thermal conductivity silver-based thermal grease.  Our drivers conform to the highest class of efficiency (88%+), and...

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GROWING PLANTS!

Happy 2016! We're already 3 months old, and the site is starting to take shape.  Lots of exciting ventures and opportunities are coming out of the woodwork! Here's some of the latest news: - Our hydroponics and greenhouse LED lighting prototypes are running all by themselves, and the plants are loving it.  We've given names to 50 plants and are keeping track of their growth, for science!- Some massive Afrika Burn LED art installation projects are in the works, using our WS2812B pixels. - We've received interest from an industrial barley grower currently using fluorescent lights.  - We've made some custom rainbow LED strips for clients.- We've received interest in setting up an automated rooftop garden.- We've received interest in...

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Open for business!

We're open for business! We are still in the process of setting up the website, and designing our products, so we might have some hiccups, while getting used to Shopify.  But feel free to place orders, and we will ship them to you as soon as possible.  We hope to have everything running 100% before the holidays, and our product line will be expanding significantly.  So sign up for the newsletter, and we will keep you informed of our progess. Thanks for visiting, The Make Light team  

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