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NJJohn last won the day on August 10 2015

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  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    I was searching for a device to simulate lightning for a halloween village my wife and I set up every year and I stumbled across the LOR Lightning package that WOW Lights offers. From there I just googled LOR and Voila...
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  1. Mr. P, You are correct, that is how I add things at 3:22am. Usually they are not correct. Thanks for catching that. Maybe I need a couple more CCB's or try 3 inch spacing. Decisions decisions...... John
  2. Jim, Mr. P and BobO, Thank you for the responses. As it turns out, I typed my question in quickly before I left work and mistakenly put four CCB's instead of six. I forgot about the two just recently delivered by LOR. With six sets of CCB's, I can create a 24x50 matrix. Using a 2" spacing, that should give me a matrix approximately 4' x 8'. It sounds like that should be a good stepping off point. Now all I need to do is to figure out how to program it. Thank you all for your responses, it was greatly appreciated. And BobO......love the videos. Very entertaining. John
  3. Good afternoon all, I have four sets of LOR Cosmic Color Bulbs and want to build a matrix. My questions are as follows: 1. Has anybody created a matrix with CCB's? (If, do you have a link to a video?) 2. How does it look considering the bulbs are big? 3. What spacing is advised for bulbs that size? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you John
  4. Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for and that only took 6 minutes. Every now and then, simple items elude me when doing searches. Don't know why that was so tough to locate on my own. Thank you Mr. P. John
  5. Happy New Year all. I have a quick question. I know I have seen it before and even talked about on this forum but for the life of me, I can't seem to locate the discussion thread or the vendor that sells it. I am looking for the plastic strips with the holes in it that I can use to evenly space the bulbs on my CCB strips. The ones I find only seem to be able to handle pixels, not bulb size. Anybody know where I can find these? Thank you John
  6. Gmac Here is the thread Mr. P was referring to. I posted it in December and the beauty of this set up was that you DIDN'T need to take it apart at the end of the season, I just stacked them on top of each other with the light still mounted on the milk crate. It offers great protection for the lights. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/39306-stand-for-lor-rgb50-flood-lights/#comment-360558 These are awesom floods. I just bought two more to bring my total to eight. Perfectly even coverage to the roof on a two story house. Hope this helps. John
  7. I should have read the thread more thoroughly, it appears Mr. P already posted the link to my previous thread. Oh, I second his suggestion.
  8. Grill happy, I just saw your post and wanted to,share a post I submitted in December if you are looking for a different idea. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/39306-stand-for-lor-rgb50-flood-lights/#comment-360558 These are awesome flood lights. I recently bight two more to bring my total to eight. Perfectly even coverage by to the roof of a two story house. Hope this helps as well. John
  9. Roknjohn I have six trees on my property that range from 22’ to 26’ in height that I hang lights on every year. When I started doing this, those trees were all about 10’ shorter and were much easier to light. I always insist that the lights must go all the way to the top so I needed to come up with an inexpensive method because the wife hasn’t authorized the expenditure for a man lift yet. I solved the problem with a MrLongArm pole and the green plastic hook head from my old 11’ red Christmas light hanger pole that everyone seems to use. MrLongArm is an 8’ long pole that will extend to 24’. I purchased it at Home Depot for about $40 and considering the length, it is fairly light weight. I unscrewed the green plastic hook head off my old Christmas light hanger pole and screwed it onto the MrLongArm pole (perfect fit). I later bent an old coat hanger and taped it to the end of the green hook head extending the hook thus giving me better light holding capability when you are balancing them at 24’. I’ve included a picture to show you what I mean. It takes a little getting used to maneuvering a 24’ pole with lights hanging from it but it works and is a lot cheaper than renting a lift. Hopefully what I said above makes sense. Good Luck John
  10. OMG that was hysterical. It is said that plagiarism is the greatest form of flattery and if that is true, I plan on flattering the heck out of you next year.......that is if you don't mind. I'd like to use that concept and personalize it using some of my neighbors. Need More Lights, that was truly fantastic. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to show my wife, she will get a big kick out of it. John
  11. This is the best community I've ever been a part of, somebody always has the answer and willing to share. Merry Christmas to all. Thank you for all the help over the year. Here's to starting all over again tomorrow. John
  12. Pest, didn't really think of that when I was doing it. My main priority when I was doing it was time. I only had about one hour to make six of them so when I noticed the power source fit perfectly in that groove, I threw a few screws in it a viola, it worked. I will definitely consider that as an off season modification. They have been working perfect for me. We have had two really bad days of rain and it keeps them from sitting in any water and they will still be visible with at least 15" of snow on the ground should we get some. All the cables hide nicely within the crate the best thing was that I don't need to take them apart to store and protect the floods. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year John
  13. After all the extremely great ideas and useful help and I have received from this forum, I finally feel I can share something back. I purchased six of the LOR RGB 50W floods this year and first let me say I LOVE them. They completely wash my two story house and its an even wash not the cone like wash I used to get from regular floods. One of the best purchases I have ever bought. Thanks LOR. Anyway, back to the reason I originally started this thread. I didn't want these to sit on the ground so I needed to come up with a quick and easy method of mounting them off the ground. Wandering around HomeDepot looking for ideas, I stumbled on small black milk crates and the idea just came to me. I bought six of them and the necessary bolts and washers and it was back to my workshop for construction. I have attached pictures and the funny thing is that when this idea came to me, I only thought of how I would keep the floods of the ground, I didn't even realize the greatest benefit of all which was the protection they provide for each light during storage. THEY STACK ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND PROTECT THE LIGHT BELOW. I now need to get two more so I can provide protection for the top two when storing them. I have attached pictures so you can see what I am talking about. Hopefully someone else will find this useful. I finally feel that I can pay back a little for all of the knowledge I have received from the great people on this forum. Merry Christmas to all. John
  14. I feel this may be a dumb question but this is my first jump into RGB and I figured flood lights might not be that difficult. I just picked up a few of the LOR CF50D RGB Flood lights and I have a question about setting them up in the Sequence Editor. I do understand that they are considered to be separate controllers utilizing five channels (R, G, B, Strobe on time, Strobe off time) so when I go to add it to the Channel Configuration I select "Add Controller", set "Device Type" to Light-O-Rama Controller, "Network" to Regular, "Unit ID" to the ID I assigned to each flood but when I go to assign the number of "Channels", the lowest amount I can assign is 6. Am I doing this correctly or am I missing something? Do I set each flood up as a 6-channel controller and just not use that extra channel? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help. John
  15. Tim, you may want to consider the waterproof Cat5 connectors LOR is showing on the accessories page of the store. They are called the RJ45 Waterproof Dangle. I don't know how long they have been selling them but this is the first year I noticed them. Probably picking up several during the summer sale myself. John