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uncledan last won the day on February 16 2018

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  1. uncledan

    Chinese pixel controllers with LOR software.

    I've never heard of anyone having any luck with them on any forum. Buying pixels from China is a no brainer, the controller on the other hand.... Very happy with my Falcons. Xlights is FREE and worth a look
  2. uncledan

    Cable and enclosures

    Check out the BUD Industries Enclosures on Amazon. Very spacious enclosures at a reasonable price. I use a bunch of this enclosure with no complaints. https://www.amazon.com/BUD-Industries-NBF-32026-Plastic-Economy/dp/B005T94MQU/ref=sr_1_4?s=lamps-light&ie=UTF8&qid=1530998918&sr=1-4&refinements=p_89%3ABUD+Industries
  3. uncledan

    Independence day holiday projects

    Sounds like my last 24 hours. Got 20 strings of 110 nodes for mega tree and 10 Boscoyo 99 node Daycor candy canes done. So much more to do.... The new 1,000 ft rolls of the HD strip from Boscoyo is awesome!
  4. Looks great! I have more if you need them
  5. uncledan

    Pixel Strips

    Boscoyo is the way to go. The quality of the product is second to none. I just got two of the 1,000 ft rolls of the HD strip from them for a mega tree build. https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_6&products_id=154
  6. uncledan

    Looking to get into pixels this year. Where do I begin?

    Thats a nice build with the exception of EMT. I could see that tree snapping in half... Its happened, I've seen pictures. You should be able to run that off a single 16 port controller if you reduce intensity to 40% or less. No real need to run higher intensity than that anyways. I say an F16v3, then you have plenty of room to expand in the future
  7. uncledan

    Looking to get into pixels this year. Where do I begin?

    So are you planning 16 strings of 100 nodes and zig zagging them? In essence 32 strings of 50? 32x50 with 5" spacing on a 360 tree was my first pixel tree. I tried to keep things simple my first year with RGB.
  8. uncledan

    Looking to get into pixels this year. Where do I begin?

    I would strongly recommend the ACL 101 manual when venturing into the world of pixels. It helped me a ton my first year! https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/auschristmaslighting-101-manual.1889/
  9. I would never use top rail fencing for a Mega Tree that size... Asking for problems. Check out this site. http://www.magicchristmas.org/ I kind of tweaked the JUMP and Portable Hole from Walter Monkhouse. 18 ft + topper with no guywires. Withstood 70+ mph winds with no issues
  10. Avoid the cheap Chinese psus is my recommendation. I replaced all of mine with Meanwells and have had no issues in the last three years with close to 40 of them. HC psus are trash as far as I'm concerned. Chris over at holiday lighting has very good prices and has a presale starting soon. https://holiday.lighting/psorderform
  11. uncledan

    100 percent LOR

    Used to be 100% LOR, now I''m 100% Falcon. (3) F16v3 and (3) F4v3.
  12. uncledan

    Mounting too much in a CG 1500 case

    You shouldnt have any issues in Wisconsin. I used several CG1500's with 2 power supplies and a pixel controller or CMB24d with NO ventilation my first year. Mine worked fine in sunny California. The larger BUD's enclosures are ideal but I see no reason why you would have problems. If you vent the CG1500 you will definitely have no issues with heat
  13. uncledan

    New to rgb Where do you find decent "Dumb Nodes"

    You can cut to any length. The ones I'm selling were originally 50 ct strings from Holiday Coro. I soldered/spliced two strings of 50 together to make 100ct strings and soldered the pigtail on the end. I would also highly recommend checking out the ACL101 manual over ACL. https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/auschristmaslighting-101-manual.1889/ Tons of great information regarding pixels and rgb.
  14. uncledan

    New to rgb Where do you find decent "Dumb Nodes"

    PM sent, the used dumb nodes I have are from Holiday Coro. Used for two years and about 1/4 of the cost of new ones from Holiday Coro.