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EmmienLightFan last won the day on July 12 2016

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    Christmas Lights, Lighting, Computers, Audio, Video and Animation, Video Editing, Filming, Cats.
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    I Googled "Synchronised Christmas Lights" and guess what came up...
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  1. If you are buying a switch, the difference between a decent 10/100 switch and a gigabit switch is minimal. Avoid the cheap plastic ones for less than $15. They go wrong quickly. Last year I used a D-Link rack mount switch in the garage. This year I no longer have a garage, so the switch will go in the kitchen and I have 4 Cat6 cables run to outside.
  2. I went with Advanced then Pro when it came out. I don't actually use any Pro features though. Unless you are on a badger, or want to spend it on more lights, get Advanced.
  3. Thanks. The lights are some standard light strings I got really cheap the other day. This year, a new design of lights came about which uses only two wires to control two series. Each LED is connected at alternate polarity. The effects can be created be reversing the polarity, although this means that there is no true static effect. Lights which will work on 30 volts are becoming rare and expensive. I put the voltage up to 32. This is the voltage of the lowest voltage string (If this makes sense) I have 5 strings, 4 36v and 1 32v. Surprisingly, both sets I had connected worked great first time. There is a slight noticeable difference in the 36 volt string on my power supply compared to on its supplied one. Thanks. It worked perfectly.
  4. I have 4 strings of 36v LEDs. Is it safe to use them on a 30 volt power supply? Because of the decreased voltage, will the current increase?
  5. It is probably easiest for you to use something like the CMB24D, then, when your feeling up to it, expand into basic DMX (It isn't much more complicated than LOR). Don't worry about DMX universes and E1.31 yet.
  6. I don't quite understand what you are asking. You don't use the standard Light-O-Rama controllers (Like the CTB16PC) for RGB lights. You use low voltage controllers (Like the CMB24D). These let you change the colour and synchronize the lights with music. All Light-O-Rama controllers, as far as I am aware, allow you to control the lights from a computer. You need to program sequences to each song in the sequence editor.
  7. RGB lights don't work with standard controller. You use RGB controllers for that.
  8. They are either 5v or 12v. Cut off one, and try it on 5v. If it works, you are good. If it doesn't, try 1 on 12v. 12v is better, as they normally have cheap tiny wire, and the voltage drops.
  9. I have never seen them with a USB connection.
  10. If your main PC is playing the show, you could not have any sound come out of that computer, or it would come out of your outdoor speakers and FM transmitter. Last year I used Google Drive on my show PC. I could edit files, and they would update on the show computer. You could even just create a shared folder on your main PC, and map it as a drive on the show PC. All files would be synchronized across instantly.
  11. How do you have it connected? Animated Lighting controllers use a different protocol, I thought.
  12. YouTube is much better than Facebook. I have rarely had a video taken down. Search for the song. If there are several unofficial uploaded versions (Like lyrics videos, karaoke versions) then you probably won't get yours taken down.
  13. Here is what I would have done Change all LOR CTB to DMX universe 1 channels 1 to 16 Set snow machine channels as universe 1 channels 17 to whatever Remove your LOR adapter from the com port in the network configuration window. Add it again as universe 1 in the DMX tab. Create a LOR to XLR adapter. I believe that it is blue to DMX + Blue/white to DMX - And green as ground Plug that into your snow machines/snow machine DMX remotes. Should work, and requires no extra hardware.
  14. That is how it is supposed to be. Each pixel is three LEDs. I have had both, but I have now sold my 5v strips with individual LED control to others. It is a little easier to sequence less channels, if you are doing it in the SE. Effects look about the same, and also, this probably depends on the strips, but I have found that they are brighter. If you are sequencing in the PE or XLights, or something else that generates the effect for you, the sequencing difference is irrelevant, and effects may be a tiny bit smoother. And most importantly, they are cheaper.
  15. Nooo! I wish that I had downloaded that video! I bet he found the thread and deleted the video from YouTube.