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  1. I feel fortunate that I have the ability to use a jigsaw and have a knack for painting, HOWEVER........ I am trying to determine the best and sturdiest (if that is a word) way to add lighting. Currently, I have either done a ground flood or added simple string lights to each decoration. I am experimenting with a hole saw and staple gun to place receptacles through the back of my wooden décor. This is something of a pain in the butt and since both sides of most of my decorations are painted, this ruins the look of the back side... Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Here is what I a
  2. Newbee very late to the party ! I just purchased a 16 channel LOR and want to put it to use this year. I would appreciate advice from some of the seasoned users for their suggestions on some simple displays or display ideas that give the best bang for the buck. I am sure some of you have tried ideas that worked better than others. I realize that with very little time my display will have to be simple and I am not going "big" this year. I am thinking of net lights on bushes and wrapping a tree and some porch columns. For the open spaces are displays such as mega trees and leaping arche
  3. Hello everyone, just wondering if anyone who has pex incorporated into there display has experienced the pex discoloring? I heard somewhere that it discolors and becomes brittle in UV light and just wanted to hear some other peoples experience with it because we are integrating pex in our display. -Thanks, Chris-
  4. I have added in CCR's to my show this year. I tested them before I took them out of the box. I put them out and when I go to hook up the last controller on the network it works fine until I plug in the network cable from controller 5 to 6. Then the CCR controller for #6 dies. No red led's to show network status. NOTHING...... Any ideas? I have tested the network cable and its good. I just cant figure out what is happening. I want to get this figured out before I hook up the last one I have left.
  5. Hey everone I'm 17 and very new to light o rama. I just ordered my controller so I don't have money to spend on sequences so if anyone could plz email me some plz masonphone13@gmail.com
  6. josuemtz

    Adding RGB

    I'm new to the LOR and would like to start expanding my show. I know it's already too late for this year, but want to start figuring things out for next year. I bought a 27CH RGB Controller, I've created a 3 pin XLR to CAT5 cable using the following pinout RJ45 pin 4 to XLR pin 3; RJ45 pint 5 to XLR pin 2, and RJ45 pin 6 to XLR pin 1), I also have an external power supply. BUT I cannot get the board to communicate with the program. I've watched about every youtube video and have read information on the forums, but I can't quite figure out my problem. I've read some information that LOR wi
  7. So i am getting ready to do my light o rama show for this Christmas, last year was my first year and got the whole lighting thing worked out but to control it was very tedious. I ran cat 5 from the LOR controllers outside into my garage and used a Cat 5 to USB adapter from light o rama and plugged it into to my old laptop in the cold garage, while I did the programming inside the controlling was very hard to do in the garage. This year i would like to use my much more powerful desktop which is upstairs this means i would have to run cat 5 up to my room just for LOR... I did my research and bel
  8. Currently (v3.12.0) to create DMX RGB pixels in the Visualizer you must create them one pixel at a time using the "Single Bulb" tool. This can be difficult if you have a large number of pixels, and since each bulb counts as a fixture in the Visualizer you are limited to 1000 pixels because the Visualizer only allows 1000 fixtures. In the next release of S3 the Visualizer will have a DMX Pixel tool that will make it easier to create DMX pixel strings and since each string counts as a fixture, your only limit will be having 1000 strings instead of 1000 pixels. Until the next release, there i
  9. Hi guys. I was debating to dive into some RGB lighting to do some cool color changing, chasing FX etc. I know many smart people here have already gone down that road. I read many of the faqs but I am still a bit confused. Not looking for something overly complex. This will be an experiment of sorts. Maybe just put some RGB lights on the two front eves of my house and integrate with my existing 16 channel controller. Any recommendations? Should I get the LOR RDG Controller add on with light strands and start there? What about a single Pixel strands? Will that work with my existing c
  10. Hi I'm new to lor and I was looking at purchasing my own rgb pixel lights. Can anyone advise me best way to connect them to my control. Thanks
  11. Has anyone ever removed all the 1 1/2' female "pigtail" power cords that are connected to the outputs of the LoR 16 channel AC controllers and used a 10 conductor "snake" instead? Sending out all the Neutrals and Grounds seems to be redundant. What if a 10 conductor cable was used for a long run (that's 1 LINE per channel (8) plus a common NEUTRAL (1) and a common GND (1)), then close to were you need to plug-in your lights you had a 'breakout box' that the snake connected to, with the breakout box having 8 switched outdoor outlets? Could money or frustration be saved doing this over having
  12. Hello all, I recently came across what I believe to be SPT wire at a garage sale and managed to pick it up for 50 cents. That was a great deal for 30+ feet of wire. My only problem now is that I don't whether it is SPT 1 or 2. It has no markings on the insulation, which looks pretty thick. The copper itself looks to be either 18 or 20 gauge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Wow, I got everything sequenced, put together, and hung up in 30 days, 30 days ago I did not think I would be able to do a halloween show because of time. here is my first video I have posted. I should also mention I'm 16 years old and was able to got this all done by my self in 30 days. If you would like any sequences or have questions let me know. Also If you have any tips for filming my lights better its a bit of a bad video quality. Thanks! and Happy halloween!
  14. We have added a page on our website to help you put lights on your wireframes. It's not much but we hope it will help you light up your frames. This info was gathered for several locations and people and combined into one location. Here is the link http://www.wireframedlites.com/howto.shtml and if you have anything to add to it please let me know.
  15. Hello All, I need some help with anyone who is familiar with 10w RGB Led Floods from Ray Wu. I had posted my question in another thread where Tom recommended I open a new topic to get more exposure. I recently started learning about light-o-rama and rgb leds. I also recently purchased the CMB24 controller board. I was looking into connecting this with some 10w rgb led flood lights. I have heard good things about Ray Wu's store and his products. I found the following floodlight on his store. http://www.aliexpres...2037336497.html I want to find out if I can use these out of the box with
  16. I need some help, as a newbie jumping into the RGB world. (sorry about the big pics too) I have watched a lot of the videos....and I get it...but just not confident that I get it! I have connector pig tails , the 27 channel circuit boards , RGB LED strip CCR , RGB flood lights, 15 DMX modules and RGB CCB (I think) I don't yet have the power supplies, because I don't know how many I need. I have 100 of the CCB, 5x 15m of the CCR, 15 RGB floods. I have one USB connector (RS232?). Do I need another adapter for the RGB set up? I am running 6 x 16 LOR controllers. I guess what I am as
  17. Hello, I just purchased my first LOR controller! Anyways. I received the controller, pieced it together, and got a nice flashing red light! Excellent! So, before I purchased, I had done plenty of research on the LOR and everything about it. I found out that all LOR's accept DMX-512 Natively! Aint' that awesome!?! Coming from a stage lighting background, I loved the idea. Reading further, I found that Light-o-rama has their own guide to making an XLR to RJ-45 patch cable to run DMX signal to your LOR. Here:http://www1.lightorama.com/Documents/DMX-DOC.pdf I followed the instruction
  18. I have a 10x17 (170) pixel matrix sign I have just made. Hopefully I have not messed up with the design. I looked over at the Holidaycoro site and saw where David suggested that the pixels go right to left pattern. I did not do that. I went up and down from the right corner going left. Hopefully I have not messed up. I know this topic is under the "Software" side of things so here we go (again if I have not messed up on configuring the pixels). How do I get the above mentioned pieces of software configured correctly to reflect my pixel layout? Also when exporting it, how can I label the chan
  19. Hello all, just an FYI ... I placed for a shipment of things from Rays Store, and as usual, he had it shipped out and it arrived in 4 days! I have placed another order, and just to let everyone know, Customs from Shenzen to China Mainland (which is where the package goes to leave china) has slowed things down. See Ray's email below... "my dhl forwarder said there is a sudden very strict inspection in the board between HK and shenzhen (China mainland),and my DHL forwarder use HK DHL, once the inspection has been approved, the dhl website will update the tracking number information. i ha
  20. Hey all, I'm looking at purchasing the CMB24D Controller + 8 RGB single pixel ribbon. The idea is to create a smaller mega-tree with 8 rows, or if it doesn't look dense enough, add to my existing megatree (link below). According to the store info, it requires an external power supply and enclosure. I really have no idea what I'm looking for there. It looks like there's a PSU available on the website here: http://store.lightorama.com/1260waposu.html, is that any good? What enclosures would you recommend? How hard is it for a noob to cable this up? Is soldering required? Is this really the
  21. Hey all, I'm looking at purchasing the CMB24D Controller + 8 RGB single pixel ribbon. The idea is to create a smaller mega-tree with 8 rows, or if it doesn't look dense enough, add to my existing megatree (link below). According to the store info, it requires an external power supply and enclosure. I really have no idea what I'm looking for there. It looks like there's a PSU available on the website here: http://store.lightorama.com/1260waposu.html, is that any good? What enclosures would you recommend? How hard is it for a noob to cable this up? Is soldering required? Is this really the
  22. I have ten (10) sets of CCR Controllers and matching power supplies for sale. They DO NOT include the CCR Ribbon. Each set is $40.00 (plus postage). They have been used the last 2/3 seasons with my Christmas display, and as of this post they all have been tested and working. Also, iDMX1000 with LOR iDMX1000/DMXKing CAT5 Adapter Cable (3 PIN XLR). This controller is approximately 4 years old, and only has very limited use for testing. It has never been outside, nor has it been used in my display. iDMX1000 is $130.00 (plus postage) includes CAT 5/3 PIN XLR Adapter. http://www.holidayco
  23. Does it matter which end is the input on the 12v RGB dumb nodes. I notice one side of the nodes have ICs.
  24. I just purchased a CMB24D and some 10w flood lights. I also purchased a cable guard cg1500 enclouser to mount it in and was trying to figure out how to mount it when I came across this at Holiday Coro. It allows you to mount the board and a power supply. I ordered it and it worked awesome. I got it all up in running quickly. http://www.holidaycoro.com/Light-O-Rama-LOR-CMB24D-Mounting-Kit-p/641-kit1.htm
  25. Would anyone have Carol of the Bells (Dubstep) by Capital Kings with no RGB's sequence for free or to purchase? I would be happy with beats to add to my mega trees and arches. 32 or 64 channels would be fine. EMAIL TROBERTS21277@GMAIL.COM
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