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  1. This is my first year and maybe it's something silly that I'm missing, but consistently my CCBs are staying on all night and I can't figure out why. The rest of the show shuts down as expected, but for some reason the CCBs always stay on until I unplug the controller to reset it. Here's my setup: G3-MP3 running the show off an SD Card attached to CMB24D then CTBPC16PC. From here I run a 100' Cat6a cable to the other side of my house to a CTBPC16PC then out of that a 50' Cat6 up the roof to my CCB controller. Everything runs as expected - show seems fine and timings seem fine. After my "real" show cuts off at 10:30pm, I have a 2nd show scheduled which is really a 1 minute mostly static display, which loops until Midnight, then turns off. I say mostly static because everything stays on, but the RGB devices on the CMB24D and my CCBs all just cycle through R->G->B->W->R then the sequence loops until midnight. Consistently all the channels are turning off at midnight, with the exception of the CCBs. They are either getting stuck all-on in R or W and I don't know why. The red I can sort of come to terms with - the sequence ends on red - so in my mind the G3 sends the final R, then sends the "all channels off" command and since my CCB controller is 163' away (100+50+10+3 patch cables) maybe it's not hearing the command.... but it hears everything else fine and runs the show fine... but at least the R was the last color. I'm also concerned max length seems to be 4000' and I'm well under that. Then I have issues with why is it stuck on white half the time (and never B or G)? White is the next to last color in the sequence, but then it fades to Red for several centiseconds before ending (so when it re-loops, Red is at the beginning). I'm manually having to either 1) unplug/replug the CCB controller from electricity to reset it or 2) eject/re-insert the SD-card to the G3-MP3 to get the CCBs to turn off and wait for the show to start at dark the next day. If I forget this after midnight each night, then the CCBs stay on all night (and potentially all day depending on how long until I can get there to reset it or if I forget!). Anyone have any ideas why my CCBs are acting weird only at the end of the schedule/show?
  2. Hi Guys, So I have an Australian 16 Channel 32W controller. I appear to have power leaking from the controller on two channels, channels 10 and 12, the channels aren't completely on but are receiving enough power to illuminate the lights connected ever so slightly, enough to annoy me! Has anybody had this issue? If so what did you do to fix this? I've completely reset both the unit and the computer with no luck!
  3. Hello... I am attempting to use a LOR controller with the trigger feature to create a coin toss. When a coin drops into the box the trigger would activate a select LOR sequence. I am having trouble identifying the best type of switch for this purpose. I have tried motion detectors, however they do not work adequately in the confines of the coin boxes we've designed (about a 1'x1' square packages). Any help in identifying an appropriate switching mechanism from the experts out there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Craig www.Widmerworld.com
  4. Scared to solder, Need Advice

    Hello I was thinking of buying 2 CTB16PC kits that require soldering, It would save a lot of money. Anyway I'm very bad at soldering, and If I do buy these kits want to be prepared and do not want to throw my money on something I can't get working. dose anyone have soldering advice or tips or anything to say why I should or should not do this. Please help Thanks!
  5. Hi all, This year I am using 2 out of my 4 controllers (because of power concerns) and that's fine with me as I was able to squeeze everything in to 32 channels. My controllers are connected using plain old cat 5 using standard LOR protocol with unit id's 1 and 2. The problem lies when running a standby sequence that just has the lights on steady at 80%. Periodically (I'd say every 30-45 minutes) controller 1 just shuts off. The only way I can fix it is by unplugging the LOR to usb adaptor from my PC and plugging it back in as well as completely relaunching the sequence editor. Mind you, I am not using the scheduler at the moment because when it tries to activate, the console keeps repeatedly throwing HandleEvent Error: Subscript out of range. In case anyone is curious, the console logs are in the attachments. Then again, this is a problem for a different post in a different section. I just need to try and figure out why controller 1 keeps turning off. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas! Emanuel lor.txt
  6. Hi! I was building a 12 to 16 channel CCR Christmas Tree and came to a problem. The cable on the ribbon from the CCR's were not long enough to go from bottom of the ribbon to the controller box at base of tree. I really don't want to cut and splice, but would like to plug in an extension cable of some kind. I'm waiting on a reply from LOR, but I don't expect they sell extensions. Some one must have solved this problem in the past. Does any one know of where to get the plugs and jacks so I can make up extensions for the CCR's?
  7. First String of RGB Lights - HELP!

    Hello Everyone - total Newbie here! Planning to outline my home with RGB lights this upcoming holiday season and recently bought a set of Cosmic Color Pixel lights to play around with and test the functionality of the hardware and software. I was able to begin the configuration using the Hardware Utility tool, however, some of the lights in the string (about 10) would not light up. I also noticed only one of the strings that were plugged into the controller was lit up. Could someone help me here? Are the lights defective? I spent several hours last night trying to figure this out with no luck? If someone could post step-by-step instructions on how to configure the new string of lights, that would be hugely appreciated. Thanks for all of your help!
  8. Adding DMX lights to LOR

    I am trying to get a better understanding of how to add dmx lights to lor. I have a dj business and have a lot of dmx lights. I am very familiar with dmx and programing my dmx lights with my controllers for dj work. I would like to add them into lor displays. I know I could run them separate, but my end goal would be to make a sequence using lor that includes the dmx lights. So far, my understanding is I could add a idmx1000, which would plug into a controller outside, and then hook my dmx lights to that and editor would allow them added and program them. Also I believe I can plug a dongle into computer and get the same results. first way would only require one cat 5 going to computer, second way would require cat 5 and dmx cable run to computer. Am I understanding this correctly? also, I am running s4 basic plus, would I have to upgrade either way? Thanks for any info.
  9. I've been really happy with cutting up my CCRs in to little pixel segments and doing crafty things around the display. BUT~~~~ Although I don't see any water inside the tubes I silicone glued shut, the rain came and with each cloud passing, I lost yet another pixel. Micro-Water damage I am assuming. I'll work on better waterproofing for next year's display. QUESTIONS: 1. Can I purchase just CCR strips/segments from LOR or other? My controllers are just fine. 2. Does the "white light of death" I see in these things indicate I should give up on the pixels, or can they be saved? Thanks for your thoughts and sharing experiences. Jay
  10. New to this. First light show in 2016!

    Hey everyone! I'm new here, and new to doing light shows. 2016 is our first year doing a light show. We have two 16 channel light-o-Rama controllers for our light show. First things first... How do I go about deciding which level of software to go with?? I'm not doing anything crazy this year. No RGB lights, no cosmic ribbons... nothing like that. Just simple LED lights. We do have 22 songs that we are programing the music to though. Not sure if there is a "song limit" on different levels of software. Also, next up are the lights. Where do all usually buy your Christmas lights?? We have the majority of the lights for the light show. But we are still looking for several strands of LED lights. In addition to the LED lights we are going to be using about 26 LED strobe lights. Do any of you all have experience using LED Strobes, and where do you go about buying your LED Strobes?? Any advice you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thanks! ~ Matt
  11. triac repair

    Does the controller need to be hooked up to the pc for me to check my triac leakage or can I just plug it in to the electric and test my channels?
  12. LOR Controller Sales?

    New to LOR, Dec 15 I've caught the virus!! Anyone know when LOR puts their residential controllers on sale? Or know of a place that has great deals on them? Looking to purchase a few more. Thanks in advance. Randy
  13. Wanted FM Transmitter

    As subject says, I am looking for a FM Transmitter. I have a EDM that for some reason no longer works. I live in Canada.
  14. CCR CR150D

    Can you run the CR150D with DMX?
  15. Looking at buying some used Color ribbons but how long do they last under normal conditions like Christmas seasons only?
  16. I purchased my LOR toys late in the year (November) and by watching the tutorial videos, lots of trial & error, a couple of calls/emails to support and plenty of dumb luck, I was able to pull off 95% of what I had hoped to do. I would like to be a lot better prepared and a whole lot more knowledgeable heading into next year. I would like to understand the software better (particularly programming the Visualizer for RGB), learn to program for DMX and get a better handle on the hardware and controllers. Where can I go to learn more? Are there classes / seminars available? Lot of good info on the forums, but if I could sit in a classroom for a day or a weekend, I think it would be more productive for me. Right now, I'm seeing references to lots of terms and acronyms that I'm certain most experienced people recognize and understand but are passing above my head. Once I have the basics, those posts will be much more helpful and informative for me.
  17. I've been running a mostly static show this year. I am using just one LOR controller connected to an ELL. My computer is connected to an ELL. Very simple. Everything was working pretty well since mid-December except I noticed occasional dropped commands. Over the summer I had upgraded all of my ELL's and set their speed to 115. I remembered reading that 115 might not be as reliable as 57. Today, I updated the ELL in the house to 57 and brought the ELL that was outside in to the house and dropped its speed to 57. After putting the ELL back outside and connecting it to the controller, I used the Hardware Utility to test that everything was working. Everything responded to the Hardware Utility fine. I started up the Sequence Editor and played a sequence from it. Nothing. No lights came on. I modified my schedule to have the show run while I was at my PC. Same thing...no lights came on. I created a small new sequence and tried running it...same thing...no lights. I ran the Hardware Utility again, and everything worked fine. It is now dark, but tomorrow I guess I will try setting both ELL's back to 115. But, whether that works or not, I am still baffled why everything works with the Hardware utility, but not with the Sequence Editor or Scheduler. Any suggestions?
  18. I have just replaced twice my led in my rgb floods. I don't understand why only the reds keep burning out but the green and the blue works just fine. voltage on my power supply is only 12.2 and 11.9 with other on at same time this keeps happening on both my floods. ??????????????????
  19. So this is my first time putting my own CTB16Kpc together and I've run into a problem. My LED doesn't light up. It did when I first finished putting everything together but I only had control over 3 channels (13, 15, and 16). I unplugged everything and re soldered a lot of the connections hoping that would fix the problem. I was also checking around with a multimeter and the board tipped over and came in contact with the support strip in my box and there were sparks. There is a tiny bit of blackening/damage on the outer connection of the resistor at station 12 but that's all I can find. So between that and the resoldering I lost my LED. I've followed these instructions http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/Kit_Troubleshooting_Guide.pdf and have gotten to the step which reads: Check for 25 VAC by touching probes to the left side of D1 & D2, if not present or low, check voltage jumpers next to transformer, check all solder connections for transformer, fuse holders and voltage jumpers. Check that both C2 [& C3 for CTB16KV6] (big electrolytic capacitors) are properly oriented. I am getting 15.7 VAC across D1 and D2 so I am assuming that is my problem. I have checked the solder connections it says too several times and C2 & C3 are properly aligned. I'm not 100% sure what it means by voltage jumpers, I've got my voltage selection set correctly and I have checked the solder to that piece a couple times. So I don't know where to go from here. I am afraid I damaged something when it tipped over but I don't know where to start checking for that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  20. Maybe I'm searching for the topic incorrectly but I can find anything about this. For the life of me I can't figure out how to just turn on the LED's using a 27 Channel DMX dumb controller. Is it possible to just turn them on and leave them on without having to run a show? I'm running the latest version of LOR advanced version and this year all I want to do is just leave on the lights that outline my house. Do I have to power the LED's directly from the power source or can I turn them on via the software without having to run a sequence?
  21. PixLite in LOR

    Hello I am having a heck of time trying to get my Pixlite 16 to play anything in LOR. I have no issues with Xlights. Everything plays just fine. In LOR I can get all of my LOR controllers to play just fine as well, I just cant get my 16 strip pixel tree to work. I have a separate universe set up for each strip of 50 pixels. I have LOR Channel Config setup the same way I do in Xlights. Even if I take the fseq file that is working in Xlights and convert it to .lms and try to play it in LOR, I get nothing. Any thoughts? Suggestions? HELP!! Thanks Jon
  22. I've got something weird going on with one of my controllers. It just started today. I have a sequence loop where all the lights are on. The loop is 1 minute and repeats. I use one loop in the evening before my show starts, so that my lights are just static on. I have another loop after the show shuts down in the evening to leave some of my lights on at 50%. Well, it just started where at the beginning of the loop the lights are on, and then they all shut completely off for the remainder of the loop. The lights are on for about 5 seconds, and then off for the remainder of the 55 seconds of the loop. Then they come back on for 5 seconds again, then off. I unplugged all of my lights and brought the box inside for testing. All channels seemed to run normally in the hardware config mode. So I put the box back outside and reconnected my lights. In the hardware config mode I had all of the lights on and everything worked properly. They stayed on for a good 5--7 minutes without any issue. So I started my schedule and when the pre-show "lights on" show ran, the same thing happened. I have 2 other controllers that are part of the "lights on" pre and post show and they are not doing this. The lights stay on for the duration of the loop as expected in these 2 controllers. And my regular show works perfectly as well with no obvious untoward effects of any kind that I can see. Any thoughts on what might be causing this?
  23. If I have a purchased Show w sequences on an SD card -- how do I download those sequences to the Computer to add new sequences to the existing and then reload back to the SD Card to play as it with the additional sequence's? I can not see the Sequence files in the editor or show Editor when I try. I have copied all the contents of the SD card to the computer but I am stuck at that point. Sequance editor V42.6 show editor same etc
  24. Hello, Been having some frustrating issues with my CTB16D board. Since just today, I walked outside to see that my stand alone sequence was not running properly. Instead, channels 1, 3, 5, and 14 were flashing in a random, rapid fashion. Also, upon inspecting the controller, the status led was off. No flashing, no solid red, just off. The only way I could get the controller back up and running was by resetting it by setting its address to 00 and applying power. Then the status LED flashed like it normally would if it has no connection. (because it was not connected at this time to a showtime computer). Is this a known issue? Firmware? IF i'm forgetting to cover anything ask away. current firmware is 1.0.4 At your leisure. Thanks
  25. Probably a stupid question but nagging me anyway so might as well ask. Is it even possible for a damaged CAT5 cable to do physical damage to a CCP control box? Have had a couple blow. Can't see signs of any damage in cable or in box but strings go out. So something is wrong. Fuses not blown. Things were running great but I went back to an old CAT5 to reach the 100' to my box. And the signal passes through three other boxes before the damaged one, rest of show running great. Then after about an hour the box went, lost a whole string of pixels. At my wits end of buying new cables, replacing boxes under warrantee and the problem still occurring. Luckily I have a back up but now some what afraid to use it until I know if I also need a new 100' CAT5. P.S. these guys at LOR support are just fantastic. What a great company!
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