How to Illuminate the Fumo® Tank Hookah

Introduction
At first glance, the Fumo® Tank seems like a tough one to add lights to. It's odd shaped base eliminates the use of a light plate (unless you want to use two, which is a little ugly), its thin vase neck opening makes interior lighting a challenge, and its short 4-corner feet don't give us enough clearance for many of our other lighting systems.

Well, as it turns out, there are actually two really great solutions to those problems. This post focuses on a specific light kit for the Fumo® Tank which we'll build, the others approach the solution at the table perspective. You can view our several posts on how to make illuminated hookah tables (at the bottom of this post) for ideas on making a table specifically for displaying and smoking your hookah.

In each of our videos I use different lights, bearings, batteries, grommets, etc. so you can see how they are all done. Feel free to watch all of our videos and mix and match the parts you like most.
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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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Parts & Equipment
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Step 1
Measure a length of your LED lights that fits under the Tank base and mark it.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 2
Cut the LED strip at or BEFORE your mark at the closest 'cut point.' The cut point is a copper set of leads and is easily identifiable.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 3
Scrape off the silicone water proofing at your cut point being sure to clear approximately 1/4" back. Too little and your LED connector will pop off, too much and it won't be water prooof anymore.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 4
Attache your LED connector to your LEDs. Notice how the silicone sealant sits against the connector casing but not inside it.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 5
Attach your LED controller (3 button or remote) and power supply to your LED connector and test that all functions are working correctly.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 6
Waterproof your LED connector with your silicone sealant and let dry.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 7
Peel back the adhesive from your LED strip and apply it to your uncoiled 3" stainless steel clamp. Be sure your LED connector is hanging off the edge of the clamp and not adhered to it (this creates a gap that can lead to peeling later).
I forgot to do this step in the video
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Step 8
Cut off any excess clamp and gently bend your lights into wave form. This shape will create friction when you place it under your Fumo Tank which will keep it from sliding around as you smoke.
More coming soon. For now, watch the video above.
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Other How To Articles
  • How to make a Recessed, Illuminated, Rotary Table
  • How to make an Illuminated, Rotary Table
  • How to illuminate the Fumo® Pod Hookah
  • How to Illuminate the Fumo Jar
  • Sukit Hookah Carries Fumo Design
  • What Makes Fumo So Great
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