Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums
jem5136

Where do you get your RGBs?

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone!

 

I am adding some RGB to my display this year and I've been shopping around looking for the best place to buy them and for a decent price, not having much luck. I'm using the PixCon16 controller (5 actually) to run my RGBs.

 

I was going to buy my lights form Aliexpress, they seem to have decent product for decent prices, however I would have to pay over $400 for shipping and then wait 3-4 weeks before I even see the lights. So I was wondering if anyone has used any local (by local I mean a company located somewhere in the US) companies that offer decent RGBs for decent prices. I'm in need of 50 ct RGB and 100 ct RGB strings. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you seen the LOR Summer Sale?  They now offer new 2811 pixels and you can't get better support from a company in the US or out of the US and there summer sale prices are decent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello everyone!

 

I am adding some RGB to my display this year and I've been shopping around looking for the best place to buy them and for a decent price, not having much luck. I'm using the PixCon16 controller (5 actually) to run my RGBs.

 

I was going to buy my lights form Aliexpress, they seem to have decent product for decent prices, however I would have to pay over $400 for shipping and then wait 3-4 weeks before I even see the lights. So I was wondering if anyone has used any local (by local I mean a company located somewhere in the US) companies that offer decent RGBs for decent prices. I'm in need of 50 ct RGB and 100 ct RGB strings. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. 

Did you contact Ray directly and get a combined shipping quote?

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, gmac said:

Have you seen the LOR Summer Sale?  They now offer new 2811 pixels and you can't get better support from a company in the US or out of the US and there summer sale prices are decent.

I have seen what LOR has, but they do not offer exactly what I am looking for and they only offer 50ct strings, I need a lot of 100ct strings (mostly for my pixel tree).

40 minutes ago, gsmith37064 said:

Holidaycoro is good and shipping is much lower than $400.

http://www.holidaycoro.com/Smart-Pixel-Ribbon-Strip-s/1961.htm

They also have great support.

I have the same issue I have with LOR, they only offer 50 ct strings and that means I'd have to buy twice the amount and that doesn't save me any money at all. I'd be spending over $1,000 more than if I got them from Aliexpress. 

22 minutes ago, 1983ss454 said:

Did you contact Ray directly and get a combined shipping quote?

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I did not contact him, but I may send him an email if I can't find anything cheaper. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dang i want to see a video of your show when done. Oh your poor neighbors!!

But you could always plug 2 strands together to get 100 pixels per strand.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, gsmith37064 said:

Dang i want to see a video of your show when done. Oh your poor neighbors!!

But you could always plug 2 strands together to get 100 pixels per strand.

 

I'm actually doing the show for the town I live in, I was asked to take it over this year and I accepted. They asked for a great show and that's what I'm going to give them!

I thought about doing this option, but this means I have to buy twice as many lights which is twice the money. I wouldn't mind doing this but because it's sponsored by the Parks and Rec. department, they have to seek approval for the money and it takes FOREVER to get approval. And that's IF they approve a bigger budget. Which is why I started this post in the first place. 

 

I did contact Ray Wu, just waiting on a reply. Hopefully they'll help save me something on the $503 shipping cost!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are there actually 100ct pixel strings.  Guessing that if sold as 100ct, it's just 2 50ct shrings. You can either solder 2 strings together. Or some strings some with end of string connectors...just cover connector with heatshrink.

 

I've bought from hollidaycoro during their pre-sales and have been very happy with product and support.  Could contact HC and if looking at a fairly large order, see what kind of price he could offer.  Might not be as good as pre-sale pricing but better than normal pricing...but it would have to be a decent order size to negociate a better price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are there actually 100ct pixel strings.  Guessing that if sold as 100ct, it's just 2 50ct shrings. You can either solder 2 strings together. Or some strings some with end of string connectors...just cover connector with heatshrink.

 

I've bought from hollidaycoro during their pre-sales and have been very happy with product and support.  Could contact HC and if looking at a fairly large order, see what kind of price he could offer.  Might not be as good as pre-sale pricing but better than normal pricing...but it would have to be a decent order size to negociate a better price.

Yes you can get 100ct strings from Ray

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, mpageler said:

Are there actually 100ct pixel strings.  Guessing that if sold as 100ct, it's just 2 50ct shrings. You can either solder 2 strings together. Or some strings some with end of string connectors...just cover connector with heatshrink.

 

I've bought from hollidaycoro during their pre-sales and have been very happy with product and support.  Could contact HC and if looking at a fairly large order, see what kind of price he could offer.  Might not be as good as pre-sale pricing but better than normal pricing...but it would have to be a decent order size to negociate a better price.

Yes, these are 100 pixels per string, which is a lot easier than buying 2 strings of 50 and soldering them together. Which is why I'm having so many issues finding somewhere to buy what I'm looking for. I guess I'm just too picky lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have bought a lot pixels the only place I ever see 100 ct strings is from Ray Wu.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sort of depends in what you want. For most people, 3" 20awg green wire IP-66 rated lights are sufficient for most projects. And you can get them at several places in the US (LOR, DIYLEDExpress, HolidayCoro, etc.). But if you want more customization, you're going to need to go directly to China of pay a US supplier to be the middleman.

The prices you can get direct from China are by far the best out there, but you pay a bit in shipping cost. You also get complete customization of your product, which is really nice if you know what you want. A recent project of mine needed a lower wire gauge and larger spacing (with m/f ends) - and you simply can't get that in the US. It's akin to the standard products your big-boz stores sell - good enough for most people, buy anything custom requires a special order. Just depends on your need.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be careful with IP66 rated lights. They would have to be totally protected from any moisture. Trust me I know, first year I bought almost 5000 pixels that were not rated correctly. I have had to get real creative with them to use them in the display. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Creative Lighting Displays has some sweet "square" style pixels.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...