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LOR software/harware Controlling a DMX moving head w/LEDS

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On 3/13/2018 at 10:21 PM, Santas Helper said:

Oh by all means, go for it. Merry Christmas. ?

nah I already told the kids you ruined it.  haha

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Jim,

I am now fabricating cable to terminate and changing from an RJ45 to XLR connector.to get my DMX on the LOR side.  I am a little confused going from rj45 to xlr and need to know if it is pins1 and 2 on the xlr connector and it is going to pins 4 and 5 to the rj45 jack that need connecting?

John

 

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On 3/13/2018 at 1:54 PM, Obejohnknobe said:

Hey Septon,

  I am just a NOOB at this hobby and this is my 5th year of experimenting with the lights with music.  I like the idea of highlighting some of my static props as well as emphasizing the music with these.  I saw this youtube video a few years back and have dreamed of these lights to augment my other lighting. 

John

He sells those lights and domes on his website.

He gave a 2-hour tutorial on one of our Wednesday meetings and said that you absolutely can't get the effects like he has with the LED lights they have to be the high output halogen. 

 

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Hi Septon,

  Yes, I knew the "brightness" was going to be a issue, if I wanted it like his.  But I not.  I am looking at just some highlights and "dancing" lights.  The neighbors would not like something like this so I  needed it to be toned down and chose the smaller and "less bright" ones to see if this is what I want.  Start small and then go big if this is suitable for my area.

John

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Does anyone know if there are any videos of the much lesser cost moving heads. I’m interested in running some and I understand they won’t be anywhere near as bright as the $1000 lights. Just wanted to see some in action. Like Obejohninobe said I’m just looking for some added effect I’m not trying to blind airplane pilots as they fly over head. 

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Yes, you can from purchase from EBay ($50 each) as well as Amazon from UKing and Alibaba.  I purchased mine from UKing on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/2PC-60W-RGBW-Mini-Beam-Spot-Moving-Head-Stage-Light-DMX-Bar-Party-DJ-Disco-Light/222675453897?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649. 

Had Philip Massey help me out in how to program them as well as reference info on terminating them.  He was a TREMENDOUS help will all of it.  By the way, it is fun to play with!!!

Hope this helps.

John

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Also forgot to mention, it is 4 LEDs white, red, green and blue at about 60 watts and plenty bright enough for what I am doing with them.

John

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On 4/21/2018 at 11:27 AM, Wygantmb said:

Does anyone know if there are any videos of the much lesser cost moving heads. I’m interested in running some and I understand they won’t be anywhere near as bright as the $1000 lights. Just wanted to see some in action. Like Obejohninobe said I’m just looking for some added effect I’m not trying to blind airplane pilots as they fly over head. 

Here's a compilation of clips from my moving heads. You can find the link to them in my post above.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssf2hef9b22qf8o/Headscomp 2018.mp4?dl=0

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On 3/13/2018 at 1:54 PM, Obejohnknobe said:

Hey Septon,

  I am just a NOOB at this hobby and this is my 5th year of experimenting with the lights with music.  I like the idea of highlighting some of my satic props as well as emphasizing the music with these.  I saw this youtube video a few years back and have dreamed of these lights to augment my other lighting. 

 

 

 

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Sorry about the duplicate

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On 3/13/2018 at 1:54 PM, Obejohnknobe said:

Hey Septon,

  I am just a NOOB at this hobby and this is my 5th year of experimenting with the lights with music.  I like the idea of highlighting some of my static props as well as emphasizing the music with these.  I saw this youtube video a few years back and have dreamed of these lights to augment my other lighting. 

John

I live too close to the airport for this. 

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The ones that he has are very expensive but you can buy teh cheap ones on eBay for about $50 with 4 leds in it.  Just bright enough to do what I want them to do.

 

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11 minutes ago, Obejohnknobe said:

The ones that he has are very expensive but you can buy teh cheap ones on eBay for about $50 with 4 leds in it.  Just bright enough to do what I want them to do.

 

I LOVE his display, but I definitely can't get away with lights that bright shining straight up into the flight paths of low flying aircraft taking off or landing. Which is perfectly fine by me. I don't want my display to get too big or too out there. Living where I live helps keep me in check. 

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Try this one and look around on Amazon too.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/60W-RGBW-Mini-Beam-Spot-Moving-Head-Stage-Light-DMX-Club-Party-DJ-Disco-Lighting/222675281330?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649  The major problem I have with these is there is no cheap covering for it.  Alibaba (Ray Wu) sells the case for $200 each and it is not worth it unless you buy the expensive lights.  However, I have a trick up my sleeve and am building one out of flexible acrylic to see if it will work.  Right now, $20 for the case if it goes right.

John

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