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  1. I read on DIYC that the manufacture of HDPE that MMC sells is Hudson. I posted the link on the first page of the thread post #10 I think.
  2. Now that you point it out, they are almost identical except the Pixlite 16 has a standard wired DMX output. I should of seen that, considering I have a Pixlite16.
  3. It use to be that LOR did not offer a smart pixel controller other than for there own products. Sandevice was one of the first to offer a reasonably priced controller. Thats why you see a lot of users with them. Their pricing was higher for comparable products as well. Now with LOR's introduction of the Pixcon16 the pricing is more in line with other controllers on the market. From what I've read about the Pixcon 16 you are not locked to LOR at all. It's like other E1.31 controllers & can be used with other software.
  4. I've heard that Mcmaster carr's shipping is exorbitantly high as well. It would be worth it for anyone close to McMaster or Hudson to pick it up. I picked mine up from Mcmaster in Aurora Ohio. Knowing the price difference now, I should of went to Hudson.
  5. HDPE is fairly rigid and because it's usually coiled when you receive it, it likes to stay that shape. I needed some pieces to be strait so I first had to slide a pipe inside the HDPE & left it in the sun to try to take the bend out of it. Archer if shipping is to high your propabaly close enough to them to drive there & pick it up. You'd need a truck though. The coil I got was 5 feet in diameter.
  6. I believe McMaster Carr buy's their HDPE from Hudson . I heard that if you buy direct from them you need to purchase 150 feet min.
  7. I have 2 leaping arches ( Matt Johnsons design ) & 3 Firesticks. All 5 items have the same length pixel strips ( 60 LED's/meter, 3 meters long ) controlled with one pixlite16. No power injection but you can see a very slight color shift at the end of a couple of the strips, only with the white color. So I didn't bother to inject any power.
  8. I buy all my zip ties HERE . Great prices
  9. I think the 400' that you saw was for either the DMX outputs or for the differential daughter board. There can be many different things to troubleshoot. A couple of questions first. Which pixel type were you using? Some pixels can handle longer data runs. You might need to put a second null pixel so that there 10' apart What is the voltage of the pixel? 5v or 12v . You will get longer distances with 12V Where is the power coming from? Is the power coming from the controller or do you have power close to the wreath? If it's from the controller What is the wire gauge of the cable? You would have to take into consideration voltage drop. Based on one pixel that Ray Wu sells. 1 pixel consumes .72W X 100 pixels = 72W / 12V = 6A Now if you take that info & put it into a voltage drop calculator ( I'm also basing this on 20 gauge wire which is the standard ). You would get a drop of 30.5% Or to say that at the end of your 30' you would only have 8.34V
  10. I think the problem is when xlights converts the sequence to LOR it saves it as individual channels. It's easy to fix. All you have to do is right click on the first channel in your converted LOR sequence ( where the name is ) and select convert to RGB channel. When the window pops up you will see a box to convert however many pixels you have on your arches.
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  12. I use a 270 degree tree because I have some people viewing the display slightly from the sides. Plus I use pixels & if I was to go 360 degree ( like I did the first year with pixels ) I found that on many patterns the pixels on the back of the tree would compete with the front and it didn't look good. On a different note lightingnewb the OCD in me had to mention that the white tree on the left side of the yard has a light out !!
  13. If you don't want to run 2 separate networks ( 1-LOR & 1-DMX ) you can also use ELOR from sandevice. It's basically a cheaper version of the IDMX1000. It get connected into your LOR network. It has 4-E131 universes & 1 standard wired RS485 DMX universe output.
  14. I had a 48k config in SE used just for converting from xlights to the pixel editor & it worked. Slow as Molasses though.
  15. The only problem you may have is that Falcon doesn't ship to Canada!