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About dkoehler42

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  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    I saw the Miller commercial years ago and thought how cool it was. Much research (including Disney/Osbourne light show)later, and here I am!
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas
  1. New Controller and Old Controller

    Forgive my naievety, but I'm a little behind on LOR. What is the enhanced network?
  2. I'm looking into the new 1602 controller with the MP3 add on, as I've had problems with my show misbehaving with a computer attached. My concern is that I'm using Lightlinkers and an original 1602 box currently. If I pick up this new one, is there going to be any issue with a newer box with the MP3 unit controlling an older unit?
  3. So I thought I"d try something new this year, and bought Parallels for Mac. I installed Windows 7 pro and the same version of LOR that's on my PC. However, when I opened the Hardware Utility, I was greeted with a Comm 1 error, despite having the LightLinker plugged into my USB. I'm mildly annoyed and disappointed. Any suggestions?
  4. LOR on Mac OS X

    After years of using two computers, I ordered a copy of Parallels 9 for my Mac. Will the LOR software recognize the Link Lighters through my Mac ports?
  5. Unit Randomly Flashing Lights

    I opened a Help Desk ticket, and they suggested resetting the unit. On the old ones, you power it off, set the unit ID to 00, power it back on and verify the light flashes. Then power it off and return it to the correct unit ID. For help with it, it's located here.
  6. Unit Randomly Flashing Lights

    I had disconnected the new sets and powercycled the showtime unit with the on/off switch. The behavior continued. I had the metal box in a Rubbermaid tote with the plugs coming out the sides, so it shouldn't be elemental exposure. The Light Linker is in the tire, but I saw the behavior without the Linker connected.
  7. I have a Showtime 1602 unit plugged into a 20 amp circuit, with both plugs connected. I also have an early Light Linker connected(tried both of the rj45 ports), as well as ten of the Lightshow/Gemmy brand icicle lights(5 icicle and 40 mini lights). Yesterday it seemed to work normally. Today, after connecting the 9th and 10th light sets, it stopped working normally and started randomly flashing while the Hardware Console software was set to lights off. I disconnected the Light Linker and the behavior persists. I'd rather not have to sit this holiday season out, but I can get away with a simple timer if this is a return to LOR for repair. Any suggestions?
  8. Light Linker not connecting/working

    LOR Network Configuration is set to Com 3. When I attempted to run the show, I had closed the HU. I remember that from the old computer. New behavior since I verified the network config setup by saving the regular network to Com 3, is that the LOR Control Panel is not responding to "Connected to comm listener". I'm starting to get the idea I should uninstall all of LOR and reinstall.
  9. Light Linker not connecting/working

    I wouldn't have an issue with that, but when I start the show in the scheduler, nothing happens. I enabled the Lightorama Control Panel, set it to run at start up. When I restarted, the LORCommListener keeps coming up. If I go back to the HU, click the "Get Current Configuration" button twice, the HU detects the units. However, the channels show nothing. The light in the Showtime box stays solid red, but there is no visible action. After a short while, the following appears in the LOR Status: 12:15:14 AM: Comm Listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10061: Connection is forcefully rejected 12:15:16 AM: Comm Listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10061: Connection is forcefully rejected 12:15:17 AM: Connected to Comm Listener 12:15:18 AM: Show Player starting 12:15:18 AM: Schedule loaded 12:15:19 AM: Initializing LOR networks 12:15:19 AM: LOR networks initialized 12:15:25 AM: Schedule loaded 12:15:28 AM: Show Player initialized 12:15:30 AM: Starting show: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween 2016.lss 12:15:30 AM: Loading compressed sequence: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween2016.las.lcs 12:15:31 AM: Starting Animation: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween2016.las.lcs 12:16:39 AM: Comm Listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10053: Connection is aborted due to timeout or other failure 12:16:44 AM: Connected to Comm Listener 12:16:50 AM: Immediate shutdown requested 12:16:50 AM: Show Player shutting down 12:18:25 AM: Comm Listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10053: Connection is aborted due to timeout or other failure 12:18:27 AM: Connected to Comm Listener 12:25:03 AM: Comm Listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10053: Connection is aborted due to timeout or other failure 12:25:06 AM: Connected to Comm Listener 12:25:26 AM: Show Player starting 12:25:26 AM: Schedule loaded 12:25:26 AM: Initializing LOR networks 12:25:26 AM: LOR networks initialized 12:25:30 AM: Show Player initialized 12:25:31 AM: Starting show: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween 2016.lss 12:25:31 AM: Loading compressed sequence: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween2016.las.lcs 12:25:32 AM: Starting Animation: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween2016.las.lcs 12:26:33 AM: Immediate shutdown requested 12:26:33 AM: Show Player shutting down 12:26:52 AM: Show Player starting 12:26:52 AM: Schedule loaded 12:26:52 AM: Initializing LOR networks 12:26:52 AM: LOR networks initialized 12:26:56 AM: Show Player initialized 12:26:57 AM: Starting show: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween 2016.lss 12:26:57 AM: Loading compressed sequence: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween2016.las.lcs 12:26:57 AM: Starting Animation: C:\Users\dkoehler\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\Halloween2016.las.lcs 12:29:49 AM: Comm Listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10053: Connection is aborted due to timeout or other failure 12:29:52 AM: Connected to Comm Listener
  10. Light Linker not connecting/working

    The Device Manager shows the serial adapter connected. There is an update though, if I select Comm 3 from the manual select dropdown in the Comm Setup Port, select "No", and then do the LOR RF "Get Current Configuration" button twice, it seems to work. I'm on Frequency 16, 57600 speed, and 15 dBm data. It doesn't seem to hold if I close the Hardware software and relaunch it though.
  11. I recently obtained a Windows 7 pro computer running 64 bit. I downloaded and installed the latest version of LOR pro. Then I pulled out the Light Linkers and installed the drivers on the included CD. When I open the Hardware tool, I get an error "8002" about Serial Port 1 not opening. When I go to the LOR RF tab and click "Get Current Configuration", the application crashes instantly. Can someone help me in time for Halloween?
  12. Relays?

    I'm not using DMX or RGB at this point. I was using a standard 120v adapter into the Showtime box. Looking through some of your suggestions, it looks like I'd need to wire something new up. Forgive my ignorance, but this is new to me.
  13. This is how I end my show each night

    I started laughing as soon as I realized which song you used. Well done.
  14. Relays?

    I'm looking for a stand-alone relay that I can plug larger motors into. For example, I have a wiper motor build I use to rock a rocking chair. It has a standard 120v adapter you'd find for a residential outlet. Where can I find a relay that I can plug that into, which can then go into my LOR unit? This seems like it should be a simple thing to find, but I'm having trouble. If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful.
  15. Light Show Projections/Flood Lights

    Thank you for the info. How many did you have to pick up to cover your house?
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