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ok, so im trying to figure out how to get different colors using the LOR RGB Floods other than RGB.  I have figured out how to change one of my channel I used for incandescent floods last year, but just cant figure how to get like a white color flood using them.

 

 

Running

 

3.6.0 software

RGB floods from LOR

CMB24D board

12v power supply

 

48 channels (3 units)

27 led controller

 

help help help help........

 

 

thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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There are 3 colors, red green and blue. Turn them all on and you get white! Is that what your asking?

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that's what I have been looking for....you're a lifesaver aka time save...

 

thanks

Ron

 

 

any other helpful rgb tutorials will be greatly appreciated...

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When you are building a rgb flood in visualizer is the 1st RGB device Circuit 1 for red, 2 for green 3 for blue? Or do you use just circuit 1 for all 3 colors on the same device?

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Yes.  BTW, glad to see you back on the forum.  How's your setup coming along?

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Yes.  BTW, glad to see you back on the forum.  How's your setup coming along?

Hours at work were making it impossible to do anything. Leave my house 6:15, get home 7:00. Now I have a new route and I'm home 4:00. Not sure I can get everything I want done. But, we'll see. Never realized the sequencing would take so much time.

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Which RGB strings (dumb) would you recommend? Also, what would you suggest for 12V power?

 

 

 

PS...no edit button?

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The ribbon with the silicon jacket is the best, but more expensive.  The silicon coated ribbon is cheaper, but the backside is not weather proof.  It needs to be imbedded in silicon for it to last.  I buy my ribbon from Ebay, lots of vendors and wide price range for the same thing.  Amazon is the best place for a 12v, 30amp power supply.

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So are you all guys just using LOR DC Boards to driver your RGB lights then? It seems to me that you guys have control over each individual RGB light but, maybe I'm missing something.

 

Evan

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Most RGB lights are DC. So you need the DC board to drive the RGB channel. So you get 8 channels of RGB out of that 24 channel LOR DC card.

For me, since I am using only dumb strings of lights, each channel is controlling up to 200 bulbs. One card is able to handle 2 bushes, 2 trees and 4 floods (each flood on a different RGB channel).

The LOR DC card is another component on the LOR network and mine has 2 AC boxes, 3 CCR boxes and the DC card. So far the pieces are playing nice.

Before the LOR DC card came out I had already added DMX cards. These also drive the RGB components but are 27 channels or 9 RGB channels. They run on the DMX network. I have 2 of these cards on my separate DMX network.

Again, they are all playing nicely.

I control each channel individually in the SW but each RGB channel is actually 3 channels being controlled in the SW. The color fade tool makes this possible. And that is with the LOR DC card or the DMX cards.

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RGB TIPS:

 

The colors in the color picker tool don't always match the output of the lights. Orange and Yellow are very hard to get right.

 

Use the Hardware control panel to get the color you want then convert the 100% values to 255 equivalents

 

Example. If the color you want is R=80%, G=40%,B=10%, then the RGB values would be 204,102,25.

 

In my sequences when I need white, I normally run white at 80%, which is still white and leaves me with the option to use 100% for "Really Bright White" elsewhere for accents.

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I think most make there own cables by soldering 4wire pigtails ends to 4wire cable. The nice thing about that is you get the exact length you need. Or you can use pre-made 4wire cables. I carry both pigtails and cables in different lengths.

http://store.creativelightingdisplays.com/Waterproof-Cables_c28.htm

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There are some issues that will be a problem for DIY crowd building your own floods.  Nearly all of the high powered leds 20w and above use 36v,  the LOR 24 channel controller can handle up to 30v.  Even the 10w leds are moving from 12v to 30v.  I haven't heard what the DMX 27 channel controller can handle yet.  The only controller that can handle the bigger leds is the 16 channel controller up to 60v.  20w whites are great for flashing the audience, 50-100w are great for lighting up a canopy of large trees.

 

A side note for 100w leds,  They are extremely bright and can't be used to shine towards audience!  If you have numerous high powered floods, the 100w led won't have the impact you hope for when there's no leaves on the tree.

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I am using 4 conductor speaker cable that I got from monoprice.com. The four wires are red, green, black, and white. I use the red and green wires for red and green (duh), and the black wire for blue and the white wire for +12V - works out pretty well. You can get in several different wire sizes. The stuff I have is 16 gauge. I have some fairly long cable runs which is why I'm using the larger wire.

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I use 4 cond spearker cable for my DMX north pole lights that have the 3 channel dmx modules in them.

My RGB floods use cat 5 cable. No issues at all

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I use cat5 cable for the wiring of my LED RGB floods.

I make my own cable and to the length I need. I make a pig tail for each flood for easy setup and storage.

This year is my first year doing LED floods and so far so good.

I'm using the LOR 12VDC 16 channel controller.

 

 

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