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    Cooper City, Fl
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  1. KeysNole

    The Greatest Show Lms Faces

    James when you have a moment please send to marathonvacations@gmail.com. LMS only if that makes it easier for you. Thank you.
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    Alphapix vs Falcon?

    That's a good point...at the end of the day, both of these setups have the same power supply. I think I could run the mega tree in the 50% range...but 30% wouldn't give me enough flexibility. So for the power and pixel gurus...can anyone give us concrete info on 700w of power running 2880 pixels? All white isn't necessary.
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    Alphapix vs Falcon?

    Sorry, I should have noted that. Looking at 24 strings x 120 pixels per strand. 2880 total.
  4. I will be making a purchase this week, deciding on the controller for our mega tree. I know the Falcon has a good reputation. We currently run an Alphapix for our ribbon tree and have had no issues. Either controller would be customized for additional outputs. Falcon V3 with two 350 watt Meanwell supplies and 32 channel outputs. I could only run the tree at 30%, per Brian at HLE Cost is $650. Additional power options could be a few hundred more. Two Alphapix16 units, two 350 Watt Meanwell supplies. Per David at HC, this could be run at up to 70%. I am not concerned about the price difference as much as I am about the ability to only run the display at 30%.
  5. Looks like we are making the jump to pixels on our mega tree for 2018. Trying to emulate uncledan's tree at approx 100-110 pixels per strand, and approx 32-36 strands for a 270 degree tree. Brian at HLE is saying that his 16 output controller with 700 watts won't power a tree like that. HC claims the Alphapix 16 can do it (we have an Alphapix running our 16 ribbon tree and like it). The run from controller to pixel string will be a several feet at most. Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.
  6. I tried using reindeer motors to rotate some things this year...because of their small size and sometimes awkward positioning, I did not find them to be the best choice. Over the next few months I may try a wiper motor or some other options (we were trying to create an ice skating rink).
  7. KeysNole

    Super strands vs Pixels

    I am with you...I think the ability to do something is valuable, even if it is later on. In the long run the cost would probably be a wash. Power supply with the pixels may be an issue. I am admittedly not a sequencing guy, but have started to look into the effects and possibilities of pixels. I just don't know if they will give off enough light for our roof like the C3s do.
  8. As we attempt to move on to "bigger and better" every year, we believe our next step is color changes to the lights on the house-green for the Grinch, cool white for Frozen and Frosty, etc. Our ribbon tree is the centerpiece of the home, but we are also moving toward coro cutouts. We like the mix of old and new. All lights are from HLE. The verticals are M5 and roof are C3. We have C9s outlining everything. The lights on the roof are duct taped every few feet (this is the only method we have found to work.) Would pixels be the best choice moving forward? Would they give off enough light for the roof? Would pixels have to be installed with a net, or can we use our current method? We don't want to lose the "pop" the lights give us. We aren't as interested in effects as we are the ability to change colors when and where we want. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  9. KeysNole

    First Mega Tree?

    I used the christmas lights show parts to make ours. 20' the first year, up to 25' this year. Might try 30. Always makes me nervous as heck, but it never shifts. 48 strands.
  10. KeysNole

    To my fellow Floridians

    We had a steady 60-70 mph here in Ft. Lauderdale with 87 mph gusts. Our vacation home in Marathon got the brunt of the storm. A bit of flooding but the boats are still standing (amazed by that). The aerial views that NOAA put out are amazing. This storm was totally hit and miss in the Keys.
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    To my fellow Floridians

    We were in the path of disaster here in Ft. Lauderdale, but a late shift has spared us. We do have boats and homes in the Keys. We are expecting total destruction.
  12. KeysNole

    Advertising In The Show?

    The city always wanted to shut them down, but the real estate banner was the first step that "allowed" them to call it a commercial display. Then the city nit picked their way to every thing possible. There are only 7-8 houses on the street...one or two neighbors made a stink. It really is a VERY well run spectacle. Gated property with MULTIPLE volunteers as crowd control. I do give Mark Hyatt credit...he ran for city council and won. Now that nasty major gets to see him eye to eye every week.
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    Advertising In The Show?

    Interesting that you are a realtor and considering doing this. Look up Hyatt Extreme Christmas. Plenty of articles out there. Looooooooong story short: In the early years of their display, Kathy had a banner for her real estate business. This gave the city the avenue to call it a commercial display. This started the snowball that became lawsuits and national coverage. It's been insane the last few years.
  14. KeysNole

    Bulb paint

    Look up Christmas on Wendhurst on facebook. She posted the paint that she uses. Amazing display.
  15. They stopped carrying what they called "champagne." Now they only carry the faceted ones...not bright enough for us.
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