making pendants from copper/emt/?
I have 3 vapor tight ceiling fixtures I want to hang from ceiling boxes. I want them to make an 8" drop from the boxes to the lights to clear the garage doors track so it won't cast shadows.
I was going to use the stock lampholder like you find for exterior spot lights. However, these only come with 1/2" holes. The lights have 3/4 threaded holes. I would like the drop hardware to be 3/4" thick to give it some visual heft.
The electrician originally bought the covers and 1/2 threaded pipe, but they won't fit the light. I could get a reducer.
I am also thinking about using black pipe or galvy fitting to make a post that goes from 1/2" thread up to 3/4". Then use a 6" pipe x 3/4" pipe and thread that into the light.
Or, maybe use BX cable so that the lights can swing if hit? But can I use BX cable as support as well as armor for the wire?
What else can I do? I also thought of sweating some copper plumbing fittings together. Any suggestion?