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Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

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I used Cosmic Color Ribbon inside a 2" poly tubing for my 4 arches.

Displays a "soft" lighting effect.

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5 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Vince is talking about pixel arches like the ones in the video:

 

 

This is what I want to create as well. I have already bought the stuff. Just need to put it together. Last thing I needed to do was by the pixel controller, power supply, and enclosure. Any ideas on the power supply or enclosure?

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Oops. I stand corrected. I used LOR CCR package for 4 arches (included ribbon, controller and power supply). Just put everything in a plastic enclosure from HC.

I have bought several 12VDC power supplies from HC for other pixel props and have had no issues.

 

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Some will tell you Mean Well power supplies are the only way to go. Mean Well's are nice and they back their product but at $60, no thank you. A good regulated, switching power supply for $15-$20 will work just as good and give you many years of service. Keep in mind when looking that you never want to run a power supply constantly at 100%, always calculate a 20% overhead.

Example: If you run a Pixie4 with four strips rated at 36 watts a strip that would be 144 watts total. I would run a minimum 180 watt power supply. Granted, some will say that you can run the lights at 50%, or not use white very often and a lot of other things but I always calculate at max capabilities of the lights being used.

As far as the enclosures, many use the CG-1500 that you can find cheap anywhere if you do a little searching, $12-$18.

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