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I have 4 channels left and 800 5mm led lights. Will a 4 channel arch look OK? If not any other idea's?

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I did 5 channel arches and it looks pretty good, I do think it would look much better with at least 7. What about maybe a firestick?

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What is a fire stick? I am still new at this. I am planning next years show now. I have a static display this year.

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mackdave wrote:

What is a fire stick? I am still new at this. I am planning next years show now. I have a static display this year.
take on arch and rub it down vigorously with Viagra! Presto change-o

Instead of bending the pole for an arch you erect it straight up sort of like a power meter! Can look really cool, when I messed up doing my arches this season I just made firesticks out of them and they look great.

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They are basically an arch with no arch, just a stick in the ground with however many segments you want to put on them.

This is my first year too so I had to learn what they are. I will try to find some pictures of them.

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mackdave wrote:

Do you have any videos of your display?
Me or Titan?

just above my mini-tree's you will see what is referred to as fire sticks, mine are 8 channels each but you could get away using 4. you have enough lights and using the sleeve method could have it done in no time.

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caniac wrote:

mackdave wrote:
Do you have any videos of your display?
Me or Titan?

just above my mini-tree's you will see what is referred to as fire sticks, mine are 8 channels each but you could get away using 4. you have enough lights and using the sleeve method could have it done in no time.





I like those firesticks! Definitely something I need to add for next year, oh along with more channels! :)

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TitanBry77 wrote:

caniac wrote:
mackdave wrote:
Do you have any videos of your display?
Me or Titan?

just above my mini-tree's you will see what is referred to as fire sticks, mine are 8 channels each but you could get away using 4. you have enough lights and using the sleeve method could have it done in no time.





I like those firesticks! Definitely something I need to add for next year, oh along with more channels! :)
meant to be arches but used 3/4" PVC instead of 1-1 1/2" so guess what, when you try to bend the arch they don't give at all not even when using 1/2" PVC. Had two 8 foot sections of the metal SCH40 1/2" so "tada"!! plugged in the arch sequencing and it seem to work fine so left well enough alone.

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Thanks for the help. I will try my hand at making firesticks.

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ok here is a vido showing 2 4 channel arches each done with 8 sets of 100 count minis in each arch the sequencing was done that way to mimic blinking lights that don t workhttp://vimeo.com/33631582

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mackdave wrote:

I have 4 channels left and 800 5mm led lights. Will a 4 channel arch look OK? If not any other idea's?

In my opinion, 4 channel arches will look OK - but only OK. A local show near my house has some 4 channel arches and it's OK. A few more would be better.

Personally from what I've watched, I would consider 6 to be a minimum. My current thought if I do a Christmas show next year (I will be using LOR for my lightscaping, but considering doing a show next year) will be 25 segment (CCR or CCB if they ever actually come out).

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I use 4 ch arches and think they look fine. For me, it was the availablity of controllers several years ago - never changed them.

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