How to Illuminate the Fumo® Pod Hookah


Introduction
I love Fumo® Hookahs. Their sleek designs, attention to detail, incredibly high quality materials and parts, and extraordinary smoking ability make them arguably the best consumer hookah manufacturer in the world. Another thing I love is LED lights. I use them all over Sukit Hookah and they really seem to add another dimension when we're smoking here. Our customers really enjoy them as well.

That's why I decided (one evening when I had a little down time) to put two of my favorite things together. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take very good pictures while I did this so I will have to return to this post at a future date after making another Fumo® Pod 10"and/or Pod 24" like the one I'm about to show you.

Special thanks to Josh Schoch for bravely allowing me to childishly dismantle and modify his brand new Fumo® Pod 10" - though I think he'll tell you it was one of the better decisions he'd made in a while ;-). --JP
Other Fumo® Articles
  • How to Illuminate the Fumo F4
  • How to Illuminate the Fumo Tank
  • How to Illuminate the Fumo Orb
  • How to Illuminate the Fumo Jar
  • Sukit Hookah Carries Fumo Design
  • What Makes Fumo So Great
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Disclaimer
Ok, we all know that guy or girl who thinks they can not only do anything we can but can also do it better and, when they mess it up, blame us for whatever went wrong.  This disclaimer is for them, you, and anyone else reading.... We make no warranties about the safety, cost, potential damage to your hookah, or potential harm to you.  We do not encourage anyone to modify or otherwise tamper with with the original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) designs, materials, or uses.
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Video Instructions
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Parts & Equipment
The parts list to the right is everything you'll need (with the exception of common tools) to complete this project.

We recommend purchasing a 12v battery that comes with a power supply because it is much more convenient and we use them a lot on our advance projects

If you would like, I've listed a 30cm, pre-wired LED strip that can be used in place of both the 5m LED reel and the LED strip connector and they eliminate some of the hassle and excess wiring when the lighting kit is complete. If you plan on doing future lighting projects then buy the reel and connectors.
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Step 1
Remove the tightener and screw from the stainless steel clamp and bend as necessary for a perfect (or close to) circle.
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Step 2
Bond the 4-6" stainless steel clamp to the base of the Pod stand with the Epoxy. Leave approximately 1/4" clearance from teh opening of the stand to the inside edge of the clamp.
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Step 3
Fit your LED string inside the bonded clamp and mark the appropriate cutting point. Leave at least 1 1/2" clearance from end to end for the wireless receiver.
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Step 4
Cut the LED from the reel at the mark you made. Be sure this is on a 'cut point' where the copper contacts are. Remove the silicone from the LED making sure to clear enough off to fit the LED connector.
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Step 5
Attach the LED connector, controller and power supply and test to ensure the lights and accessories are working properly. Leave the LED connector on and waterproof it if you choose.
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Step 6
Peel off the 3M adhesive tape from your LED strip and affix it to the interior of the clamp. Be sure to start at the LED connector end leaving the connector inside and suspend the excess wiring across the clamp gap and glue the wiring to the opposite side of the gap (be sure to leave un-glued wiring to run to the leg of the stand.
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This picture shows the use of a 30cm pre-cut strip that can connect directly to the controller without the LED connector.
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Step 7
Reattach power and test the LEDs for the final time. Ensure your lights, connectors, receiving/controller and power adapter are all securely fastened and/or glued to the stand.
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Step 8
Reassemble your stand. Glue or bond the power supply (or battery supply) wires to the inside of the leg that the wires are positioned closest to.
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Step 9
Read/watch our tutorial on making a battery-powered table for this (and any other illuminated) hookah. Includes links to find the parts....coming soon.
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Step 10
Read/watch our tutorial on how to turn your battery-operated (or any) table into a lazy-susan hookah table as well as how to make the table the light source for your hookah (for more standard hookahs and all other Fumo models)....coming soon.
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