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  1. LORAdmin

    WRONG answers only. Q & A -SATIRE Thread

    The actions of a few have caused this thread to be closed.
  2. See the announcement.
  3. LORAdmin

    RGB Pixel Utility

    Whatever software this is/was .. the thread is 3+ years old. You might reach out to the original poster of the thread and see what the status is.
  4. LORAdmin

    Christmas Light Show

    You really, really, really, should contact LOR. I just help out on the forum, and have zero influence anywhere else.
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    Christmas Light Show

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    Approved by a moderator??

    1) All new members are moderated. Spammers, you know. 2) We're human. Sometimes we miss the alerts.
  7. I dunno .. a class on where to post your thread about bragging? (Ps. Moved to The Coffee Shop)
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    Delayed / repeated E-Mail notifications

    Jim, I took a look at the email logs. Your email address shows up there once or twice with 'connection refused.' Unfortunately I don't get any help from the logs to know *who* refused the connection. I've alerted the powers that be, and see if (or when) they say anything about it.
  9. LORAdmin

    Delayed / repeated E-Mail notifications

    I thought I saw some oddities, but figured it was due to some changes in my email setup that I'm doing. I'll notify the appropriate people so they can look at it.
  10. LORAdmin

    2018 Spring Sale

    Folks, We're not going to play this game of gold/silver/platinum/whatever memberships. The help desk does get tickets about this, and it gets old answering them. Seriously, to put it nicely, stop that. (Or bluntly, knock it off.)
  11. Threads Merged. Multiple threads on multiple forums doesn't help anyone.
  12. Posts merged. Multiple threads do not help anyone. Responses will be slower over the next few days as people are going live with their display.
  13. LORAdmin

    show issues please help

    Posts merged. Multiple threads do not help anyone. Responses will be slower over the next few days as people are going live with their display.
  14. LORAdmin

    two controls with the same address????

    Well, to be fair, that thread wasn't posted when the OP asked the question. It was added shortly after..
  15. A listing of questions that are frequently asked, and an answer. Question: Can I have two or more controllers with the same address? Answer: This is technically possible. The controllers listen for data that is intended for them. If you had 15 controllers all listening for UnitID 03, then all 15 would respond to commands for 03. Note: Multiple controllers with the same address could make it a little more difficult to troubleshoot issues that may be happening in the display. Example: You are having a problem with Unit 03, but which Unit 03? When you pull up the Hardware Editor, you are going to have two 03's in there. Question: Why does my second generation Pixie controller keep resetting to ID 01? Answer: The second generation Pixie controllers have DIP Switches that can be used to set the address. Please see the product documentation to see how the address is set for your device. You can use either the Hardware Utility OR the Dip Switches. Question: Do I have to connect the controllers in numerical order? Answer: The controllers to NOT have to be connected in numerical order. You may connect the controllers in any order you wish within a specific network. (What is a Network? FAQ to come.)
  16. Backup your sequences! If you are new to Light-O-Rama you may not be aware how much time goes into creating your sequences. However as time goes on you start to realize that it can take a lot of time. One thing you should do is make frequent backup of your sequences. This save you an enormous amount of time should you run into problems. Please note: It is best to save a copy of your work on a different computer. If your computer is lost, stolen or just dies, any backups stored on that same machine would be lost to. There are several ways to backup your sequences. Each of them will have their advantages and disadvantages, but each of them will save you time. Here are just some backup methods. 1) Copy the files to a flash drive or SD card. 2) Copy the files to another computer in the house. 3) Use a backup program (Crashplan, Mozy, etc.) to backup your sequences off site. 4) Use a file synchronization program (dropbox.com, etc.) to have a copy of your sequences saved 'in the cloud.' 5) Copy the files to a CD every night. Remember: You should save the sequence files and the audio files. It might not be a bad idea to backup your entire LOR data directory. This is *usually* in the "Light-O-Rama" folder within your "My Documents" directory.
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    FYI - "HELP" posted multiple times in multiple forums won't magically make people suddenly have extra time to contact you right away. It's the busy time of year for everyone, so post once, describe the problem, and wait for someone to be able to help.
  18. Welcome to the Sequence Sharing forum. There are plenty of people here who are willing to share their sequences with you. Before you post a message asking people to send you their sequences, please take a look at the messages already here on the forum. Chances are you will find someone who is willing to share their sequence with you right now. Of course if you have a special request, or something else out of the ordinary, then by all means post away. Please note: The purpose of this post isn't to shame anyone from posting a request for sequences. It's only posted to point out that there are sequences available for you, today! You just need to read the current posts here in this forum to find them.
  19. [Admin Note] Threads merged and moved to The Coffee Shop. Multiple threads on same topic are not needed.
  20. LORAdmin

    Looking at FM Transmitters

    Start here:
  21. LORAdmin

    2017 Summer Sale

    2017 Summer Sale August 23 thru August 31 TryForFree is back! Almost everything in the store is on sale! Once again Light-O-Rama is having its Summer Sale. Starter packages are on sale, add-on controllers are on sale, accessories of all kinds. Now is the least expensive time to get started, or to add to your existing display. There are no limits on quantities like in the Mad Grab Sale so if there is something you want, you are going to get it! With luck on your side you may get your order for free! Checkout the expanded RGB Product Section Note: New products will not be listed until the sale starts. We have tripled the number of items in our RGB department. Prices have been reduced on some items even before we apply the sale prices. And remember, our RGB products are complete! Everything has water tight connectors already installed, no extra work or added costs! We provide after sales support that has been praised by many to be the best in the industry! The new Cosmic Color Ribbon, Pixels and Bulbs packages (version II) are being introduced during this sale.The higher demand for RGB products has lead to larger orders and bigger discounts from our suppliers. We will pass those savings on to you. And those prices, just like flat screen TVs are getting less expensive so has the cost of LED products. You will see that the new CCR (which has two ribbons per controller) is less than half the cost of the original (per ribbon)... The same savings can be seen with the new Cosmic Color Pixels and Cosmic Color Bulbs. If you have been thinking about RGB this could be the time to do it. New products, lower prices! in our online store check the RGB Products page. Not into RGB? A large number of our customer prefer more traditional lighting. You folks will find all your favorite controllers on sale. This is a great time to get started, expand or even get a spare controller or two. You never know when you will come up with another idea and need that extra controller! $20,000.00 Giveaway! You may get your order for free! The TryForFree order processing has changed. See Sale page for info. With TryForFree you are always a winner. When you enter the Promo Code TryForFree you get an immediate 2% off your total order, guaranteed! Then you are placed in a contest where you may get your order absolutely free. Your order will be delayed a little but it will be delivered in time for Halloween and Christmas. You have nothing to lose! To enter the TryForFree promotion, you have to enter the TryForFreePromo code during checkout. Last year we had over 40 winners. This year it could be you. Good luck!
  22. LORAdmin

    Ignore Functionality

    A quick history in the Ignore Feature that has been talked about the past few days, and what it actually does. What seems like 1049 days ago, someone started a thread that quickly went 'viral' on the forum. People were somewhat annoyed by constantly seeing it in their 'recent' activity. After some back and forth functionality was added to the forum to ignore individual threads. This functionality is different than the user ignore feature built into the software. It was never designed, nor never used for, ignoring entire forums. There are features that are standard to the forums that will allow you to filter those would of your recent activity feeds. The ignore thread functionality is active in The Coffee Shop and Sequence Sharing. There are no plans to expand it's use to other forums. If you don't see an 'Ignore' button when are viewing a thread, then please let me know via PM.
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    Two Factor Authentication

    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this, but I'm going to put it out there for everyone. The forum software now has the ability to add two factor authentication (TFA) to the login process. If you don't know what TFA is, then go look it up. For those who do know what it is, or those who researched it, a question for you. Shall it be optional or required? I'm betting the majority is going to go with optional, but I thought I'd put it out the for people to choose. Poll open until 8/9.
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    Forum Guidelines

    This forum is to discuss the Cosmic Color Ribbon, (CCR) Cosmic Color Floods (CCF) and Cosmic Color Bulbs (CCB). Just a few notes about using the Light-O-Rama Forums: 1. Any sales questions or order status inquiries for products should be directed to the help desk/support. (See item #3) You can also call 518-539-9000 during normal business hours. 2. This forum is monitored by Light-O-Rama personnel. 3. You always have the option of contacting LOR support. A support ticket can be filled out at http://lightorama.com/support. 4. Don't forget the http://www.lightorama.com website. It's a wealth of knowledge. 5. Take a hint from the experts: crawl, walk, run. Don't wait until the last minute to start work on your Light-O-Rama project. 6. The Light-O-Rama forums are a place for everyone, newcomers and old-timers alike, to come together and help each other out with Light-O-Rama related issues. Please remember that what may be obvious to you may not be obvious to someone else. If you have an issue with a member, we ask that you address that issue via Private Message (PM) and not engage in name calling, etc., on the public forums. These types of messages do not help anyone.