Okay, so after doing some reading and realizing that cfl's give light off the sides instead of the ends I'm thinking my custom CFL hood I made isn't doing a lot of good. I mounted 6 ceramic light fixtures (ran out so the last 2 holes are temporarily being filled with a couple clamp mounts without the reflectors), but they point my lights straight down except the 4 that have doublers in them. Should I put doublers in all of them to get better side light? I used an old 4', 4 tube florescent light fixture, gutted it and cut it down to fit my cab (hood is approx 3' x 22"). The lights actually hang where the base of the glass is right at the bottom of the sides of the hood, so basically the bulbs are hanging below the sides of the reflector. The hood/reflector is white, which is the color it was as the original fixture and I know white is a good reflector, but am I just waiting the light coming off these cfl's? See pics below. This is unfinished, just getting an idea for the layout: This is it, mounted with the girls under it: Here's a shot from the top: I don't want to have to completely remake a hood, but I have a few old fluorescent fixtures so I suppose I could. I have doublers in 4, giving me 12 23w cfl's under there, the 4 doublers are: front row middle back row middle, and both in the center row. Would I get enough light if I just put doublers in the ones without (giving some side angle) or should I make a new one with fixtures that mount sideways so the bulbs would be completely sideways thus putting side light straight down, and up reflecting back down. Any advice/ideas would be great.