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    Riverview, FL
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    Specialty wire & cable salesman

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  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween

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  1. Congratulations! I could only hope to get that type of attention the first year into this addiction.
  2. That's awesome. I really likes the mixing of songs. It's different.
  3. That's amazing! I got teared up, thinking about it.
  4. I'm starting to stock up on lights during the year for my first setup and I was wondering; is there's anything I need to lookout for when I'm buying or programming LED lights? From what I've read some LED aren't dimmable and people use a "plugger" or connect a string into the controller (before the LEDs) for a voltage drop but if I achieve my goal, I'm going ot be +70% LED and 30% incan. I ask because I know technology changes all the time and I'm not sure if all LEDs in big box stores nowadays are OK with dimming and such.
  5. This is the reason I asked this question. I've heard the "don't lift the edge of your shingle" reason and common sense -as well as home improvement shows- frown on making any kind of holes into the shingles because water slowly-but-surely finds its way into anything. It would be good if we could a professional's input on this.
  6. I'm going to install some red, green and blue floodlights but would like to eliminate some of the clutter of installing one of each color at each focus point. I've seen some RGB LED floodlights on eBay but they require a remote to change the color. Are there any RGB floodlights that can be controlled without a remote? What is the best option? When using LED floodlights, what would be a good choice to light up 10ft wide section from 10 ft away or so? 20W, 30W?
  7. Before LOR system, I placed C9 LED along the roof line using clips and I had two really hard to reach areas. I tried every imaginable way to safely clip them, but ended up doing the Evel Knievel way without harness and just leaning forward on a downward pitch roof. Since I will be running multiple strings, I need to figure out a safer way. Front of house.pdf Both areas are on the 2nd story and they're circled in the attachement. I can reach most of it but in these two particular areas, the roof is higher or the floor is too low. The area on the left I can lie on the 2nd story roof (if need be) but I want to figure out an easier way, so I can work easily screwing tiewrap bases. The area on the right is the hardest because I can't put an extension ladder on the perpendicular pitch, there's a tree on the right that doesn't permit me to use a longer extension ladder from the ground, I can't lie down on the 2nd story roof because I would roll and if I sit I have to lean forward on the downward pitch I can't reach much. I don't have a budget for scaffolding, I don't think a "little giant" ladder is high enough. HELP!
  8. Yep those are the same I have, but I guess should rephrase these questions because I think my post was confusing.... Is it OK to lift the shingle flap to hook the fastener to the shingle and then the lights or should I use a stapler with a wire guide? How could I secure a floodlight base (like this one) without harming the shingles?
  9. Is this what you use? http://www.noveltylights.com/SPT2-Female-Sockets-Green.html
  10. I do too, but I've never secured or installed anything on them. I should've been more specific and asks for tips how to secure these?
  11. I read how everyone ops to use SPT1 & SPT2 cable to wire up their display, but the one thing I haven't seen is how to people plug in the string of lights to the SPT cable. I have a LV lighting system that uses the vampire connectors so I'm familiar with the one that hardwire to the device being connected.
  12. I come from an island where the majority of the houses were are of cinder block and poured concrete with re-bar. I purchased my new home and hearing all kinds of information about not touching your asphalt shingles. I want to place colored flood lights on the roof of the 1st floor to light up a 2nd story wall and I want to string C9 LED lights along the ridges and valleys of my roof to outline it. Something like this.
  13. That's awesome! I'll have to make my way over one of these days. I'm in Riverview. I've always been into driving around and looking at christmas-light set-ups but am just beggining to test the waters of LOR shows.
  14. Very cool. How did you mix/record Siri into the audio?
  15. I wish more cops were like that. My generation and the next think everything is about fun and games. BTW - That is one scary machete dude!
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