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About James Hill

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  • Birthday 05/13/1970

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    Thunder Bay, ON, CANADA
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    Dual Rate Floor Supervisor - Casino

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    Travel, hockey and MORE LIGHTS!!!
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Initial interest in doing a light show...internet research and talking with people who have already created shows.
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  1. Have read a while back but realized I never thanked you...Thank You All.
  2. I have 50 mini zenon strobes on 4 channels and want to know how to get them to fire randomly. When first fired they all come on - after a few flashes then they become random. How are you pros getting them to be 'twinkling' ? I have heard of priming them for a second or two at a lower %, but have also heard this shortens the life of the strobe. Will be adding 50 LED strobes this year. Can I/ Should I mix these two together? Thanks in advance. James Hill Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
  3. Thanks guys. You were right as always. I found my short. I'm thinking the liquid electrical tape hadn't cured enough before I wrapped the wires together. Went through ALL my connections. Should be good now. Nothing like creating more work for myself!!! LOL The mosfet seems to be still working though....would you replace it anyway or use the original?
  4. I had purchased 3 CMB24 controllers earlier this year. I just powered up the units and need to know if anyone experienced this. I had never had problems with any hardware from LOR and decided to run a sequence for a test instead of the Hardware Utility. One of the Mosfets started smoking, discolored and was real hot. Would this be a faulty Mosfet? Should I try switching it out for another and try again? or should I contact LOR for more tests?
  5. Hello everyone, I am curious if anyone cracked the Budweiser Light up Cups to turn on their lights briefly when their team scores? Can you use it as a switch? Having fun with the NHL playoffs.
  6. Hello everyone, I have a problem. I made a 16 second sequence for New Years. Its 8 seconds before and 8 seconds after midnight. I guess i was in a hurry and posted it on the week schedule not the calendar schedule. I noticed this past weekend the New Years sequence was going. How do I delete it? Because it is so short of a sequence there is nothing I can click on to get the pop up menu of "edit", "delete". Not sure if I can just delete the calendar file or week file in the program files without screwing things up. I don't care if I have to re enter my shows again but don't want to screw things up. When I try to put a longer show over the existing one I just receive a "conflict" window but don't have the option of replacing it. What do I do to delete this short sequence/show?
  7. I found that if one of my units do not have power then it doesn't get detected. Hope this helps.
  8. Hi there everyone, I am curious as to how many channels my USB485 adapter can handle before I need to set up another universe? Right now I have three CMB24Ds and two LOR1602W for a total of 104 channels. I have NOT tested ALL controllers together yet but hoping it will be fine for this year!!! Last year I only used one CMB24D and the two LOR1602W with no trouble. This year I am adding the other two CMB24Ds. If I allow this addiction to consume me (LOL) I need to know my limits for the USB485. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi everyone, I have an audio track but there is no dead space right in front. I would like to add a few seconds at the very beginning. I'm able to add time to the total (which adds time at the end) and I tried to skew track to the right but still have no space right at the beginning. Is there a way to add time to the front of the audio track? I have even tried with Audacity using the slide tool and re-saving it. I must be doing something wrong...? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Hi everyone, I have a 1600 series Gen 2? issue. It is a metal enclosure and no LED display. I reset the board but still no cure. What is happening is my channel 16 is staying on. I tried the Hardware Utilities to turn it off but still on. Is there anything I can do to fix? Has anyone else had this problem? Need to fix before X-Mas!!! Please help.
  11. Hello everyone, I just want to make sure of some calculations. I am building 4 singing faces with RGB nodes. A total of 804 nodes. Spec sheet states each node uses 0.24W If I am using 804 nodes X 0.24W = 192.96W What I want to know is... My faces will be using 2 CMB24D's - can I use one 350W power supply to power both CMB24D's or should I have them on their own power supply? 192.96W is only 55% of my 350W power supply You folks have been doing this longer than I have and know better. Am I forgetting something? Thanks in advance...happy lighting!!!
  12. I was playing around with my lights still on the house for Canada Day. Did a simple looping sequence and enjoyed. After when everything shut down, I noticed one of the eight strips a slight glow of green. It wasn't very bright maybe a percent or two but you can see a hint of green. My computer was shut down but the green was still on. Anyone had power leakage before and know what to do to fix it? I don't know where to start looking. I hope it isn't a problem with my CMB24D, I only used it for this past winter season.
  13. Curios if LOR is has a summer sale? I need another CMB24D controller. "Can't stop expanding!!!!" LOL
  14. I too have used the 1/2" pvc. Made my frames, painted them the same color as my window capping but I used the zip ties at every 'cut point' of the strips. Cut and soldered wires at every corner. Because of my frame size, I used leftover J-mold from the vinyl siding. Cut them up to make an "L" screwed them to the frame and inserted the part of the "cut up J" that was sticking out between the capping and the siding. So far I have no issues with wind but I live on a sheltered street. If the window only has the siding around the full dimensions of the bay window, you could use the "J's" as hooks and hang the frames off the J's around the full bay window? But from my experience, cut the rolled end of the J off or you will catch it on the rolled edge of the siding J's and curse you ever thought of this. LOL Hope this spurs some helpful ideas.
  15. I was wondering about the 10mm vs. the other thinner material but again....how is everyone cutting the holes for the nodes? Will a drill do? or is there some kind of hole punch? The 10mm is quite rigid. If I double up the smaller stuff it is easier to cut but still wondering how everyone cuts the many holes?
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