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About Goldie1970

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  1. Goldie1970

    Cosmic Colour Pixel 2

    Thanks Mr P!
  2. Goldie1970

    Cosmic Colour Pixel 2

    I also picked up a CCP II and while it came with a user manual, it may as well be in a foreign language! First, it came with a black jumper (I think) taped to the outside, but with no instruction on what it is for, or even if its supposed to be used or just a spare. LOR REALLY NEEDS a glossary or terms page...something to explain all the udacs and new words we are going to be using (can only imagine how many "stupid' questions that would be eliminated!) For instance....HU....no clue what that is! I think I have identified the dip switches. There are 8 in my Pixie2, the first 7 seem to be switched off and the last one is switched on. Any help getting this thing put together correctly would be appreciated! Then I can get to work doing the same for the Pixie16, and then to sequencing!
  3. Goldie1970

    Can I skip controller 2?

    Thought about both suggestions, With as many pre-made, unchanggeable sequences that I use, I couldn’t copy that over to another unit ID. The distance I’d have to run 8-16 extension cords would be cost prohibitive.
  4. Goldie1970

    Just getting started please help.

    My suggestion is the At Home store if available in your area, especially when they drop prices to 50-75% off AFTER the holidays. Think ahead for next year, you don’t need to know exactly what you are doing with the lights, but buy a bunch and think in groups of 4. I think I added about 60-80 light strands, good quality extension cords (probably 20), 2 inflatables, led 2 foot tall ornaments.....all for about $200 after Christmas. They will make up my leaping arches this year and other options. I also got a 15 foot tall family of three polar bears from sams for about $40....down from $200. No clue where that’s going! Need to cut down some bushes!
  5. Goldie1970

    Can I skip controller 2?

    Thanks all. Here is a tweak on the original question. Can two controllers have the same unit ID? If I want to duplicate arches in completely different areas, can I have a unit 3 on the north side of my house and a second unit 3 on the east side? The reasoning is that it would be easier to set a second controller instead of splitting the original line off with extension cords and dragging them all thru the yard
  6. Goldie1970

    Taking the Pixel Plunge ! Questions

    I think I’m going to add pixels too. I have mostly used the pre made sequences on the LOR site. Will I be able to add pixels to those sequences, or am I starting from scratch? I have used both styles of sequences, those you can change and those you can’t
  7. I’m looking for pixel bullets and comparing prices/reliability. New to the pixel game. Will the pixie 16 controller safely run the ray wu pixels? LOR rep replied to a question saying the pixie 16 would only work with LOR strings, but that didnt sound right to me . Additionally, I’ve noticed multiple Ray wu items that all seem to be the same.... also, how many strings can I run per line on the pixie? Assuming 100 bulb lines? Really not looking to do injection on them thanks!
  8. 5v vs 12v? What’s the pros and cons there?
  9. Thanks for the feedback fellas. I have so many existing LED light strings that I will keep using them and phase in pixels over time. I was hoping to get a pre-made LOR controller (pixie 16). Figured it was long term cost effective to get that....or is that overkill? Can I run a 12 or 16 string off a smaller controller? So many questions!
  10. Here is my pallet to paint on, and a look at where I left off last year. Hoping for complete new layout this year
  11. I definitely will build my own, I’m handy enough to do that. And I’ve got tools and time! More interested in effects and colors than in scrolling words. I wonder on a round tree if it’s not a good use of $$$ showing it on the back side. Our home is a drive past and watch show, not one where people will see all sides of it
  12. I’m really wanting to get into pixels this year, looking hard at all the options for pixel bullets. Now considering ribbons. I think I’m at a point where it’s “paralysis by analysis”! From your experiences, what’s the most cost effective way to go for a 10-12 foot tree with 16 strips....starting ground up with limited soldering ability. Thanks all
  13. Goldie1970

    Looking for THX Intro

    Thanks trooper!
  14. Goldie1970

    Looking for THX Intro

    Trooper if you are still being so generous I’d appreciate that too! No worries if you’ve moved on to other threads! matt.golden@sbcglobal.net
  15. For years I’ve used the little clips on the lights to connect to my gutter covers....or zip ties....and the lights are droopy and uneven. I want that professional, solid line look this year. Using C9 and C7 leds. Have a mix of ridge line and gutters to cover....along with a stretch of flat roof that has no gutter what do you all use for light clips to ridge lines, shingles, gutters? I’ve seen the canny system stuff, just wondering what you prefer. Thanks!