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Crimson Lane Lights Etown

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About Crimson Lane Lights Etown

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  • Birthday 11/09/1963

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Elizabethtown, PA
  • Occupation
    American Dreamer

More About Me

  • Interests
    Maple Syrup, micro brews!
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Internet search and youtube
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    4.3.24
  • License Level
    Pro

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  1. DMX to LOR RGBW Moving heads

    I have two moving heads running through actidongle 2. The LOR test console does not work for me because I am going thru the actidongle2. I have mounted the heads upside down under my garage door frames (I added a plate with thumb screws to the bottom of easy removal) and determined the dmx values based on resting position and where I want the beams to point. Different low cost heads have different channel configurations. i.e. 9/11 vs. 11/13. Trial and error seems to work best in the SE. If the values of dmx are low, they are very hard to see in the SE, using ramps or not. I found that the random color setting and random or auto GOBO setting gets me through many sequencing decisions. Patterns for sequencing do seem to appear the more you sequence. I believe it would be extremely hard to share sequences for moving head sequencing due to the variety of channel configurations out there. BTW, most of the low end ebay moving heads are only a 10w led and the beam angle is wide as you get farther away. Also they don't move well in the real cold. As I found out. https://youtu.be/NQx2Qfo5t9U
  2. LOR AND Holiday coro dmx

    Peter, I am curious. Are you using two different usb ports on your computer or a hub? One for LOR RS485 adapter and One for Holiday Coro Actidongle 2? What are you using the dmx actidongle for? Moving head spot lights? Are you using the 3 pin XLR plug or the Ethernet port? I guess your software is advanced or pro. Thanks Ross
  3. Added rgb files to existing files

    I was waiting for a positive update from you. What software version are you running? I run one LOR rs485 booster in one usb port (Com3) and one HC actidongle in another usb port (Com5). I have software 4.3.24 Pro. When I added rgb channels to my exsisting sequence, I right clicked and inserted channels above or below. Then assigned the rgb channels to the dmx universe that had the actidongle displayed. I didn't have to change any of my show files in editor/builder or show schedule editor.
  4. Mega tree

    2 foot in the ground surrounded by concrete. No guy wires. I use yellow plastic tent stakes to connect the 32 strands to the ground from the hook head. Works well.
  5. Mega tree

    I use threaded gas pipe 1-1/4. I cemented a 1-1/2 pvc sleeve in the ground that I cap off season. I use one or two landscape nails to wedge in the pvc sleeve and plumb the pole. 16' total pipe two pieces.
  6. CCP controllers only controlling newer strings

    My old CCB strings have a four pronged waterproof connection with four wires and the new CCB-II's have a three pronged waterproof connector and three wires. "Square peg in round hole!" syndrome.
  7. Looking for a few sequences...longshot!

    Check out the new CLUB section of the Planet Christmas site. May turn into a repository for free LOR sequences.
  8. CCB-II 50 per string: JP5 removal

    My new CCB-II gave me a few problems: First big issue was I needed software 4.3.16 and greater to use the HU to configure. ok did that. Second, I had to turn off DIP switch 8 so the unit ID could be set other than ONE(01). ok did that. Third, and the BIG issue, I had to remove the jumper that was on JP5, so I could "Flip" string one. Also, with the jumper on, the HU defaulted to 100 pixels per string, not 50. So be careful when configuring the Pixie2D-V3. Who says you can't learn another language at my age, I speak Lightorama!
  9. can i repeat controllers ID

    UPDATE: I have since received the summer sale purchase of the CCB-II 2 strings of 50. I used the HU to set the same ID numbers for both controllers (CCB & CCB-II) Works fine! No issues! Now I do not have to modify each sequence. (until I add something else, of course)
  10. Unit ID won't change

    No picture needed I have the same thing. I just got mine at the summer sale and it arrived not long ago. There was a book that came with mine and it explained inside about the dip switches. My DIP 8 was on ID1. I changed it to line up with the rest of the DIPs. I can use my Hardware Utility to change or set the ID to anything I want. It stays at the ID I set. Does not go back to one. It wont hurt anything to try it! Also, It is hard to understand all the language that comes with the new CCB-II especially if your software is 4.3.12 or less. I am currently running my new CCB-II set with the same ID as a CCB from last year so I do not have to add it to every sequence. Works fine.
  11. My 200 watt RGB Floods

    I have a International airport near by, so I will stick to 50 watts in my display! But my church could use these to light the steeple in any color. thanks for the link.
  12. Unit ID won't change

    are there DIP switches inside the unit set to factory default unit 1? i.e. DIP switch number 8?
  13. 50W Flood Photos (in use)

    I used one 50 W RGB Flood on each of my two Clay colored garage doors mounted from the top. I thought the color intensity was great. I only have video on you tube. Search Crimson Lane Lights if you want.
  14. can i repeat controllers ID

    (CCB's )I am adding another CCB Arch to copy the right side of my display. Instead of adding another ID numbered CCB controller to each sequence, I am going to use the same ID as the left CCB arch. I did not think that would be a problem. If it is, let me know?
  15. CCF 50w Cosmic Color Flood

    Great advice guys, thanks. I would have never even thought of protecting myself at the breaker box. I will keep the flood installed all year. I will use the ideas above to justify continued operation. Now I could I use a few more of them, too! Come on summer sale!
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