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  1. Has any one seen or heard of any company making M5 style RGB lights strings either smart or dumb? Or even Co size?
  2. I am very excited to have found this site. I have been putting up lights on my house since I was a kid. I recently saw a beautiful show locally that was being used to raise money for a local food bank. I am involved in my church and would love to first do this as my hobby and also why not raise money for a charity. I live in a nice ranch home all brick. I have a three car garage and one full grown tree in my front yard. My lot is not very large, but I do have room to put up some fun stuff. My roof is very steep and will not allow for lights on top of roof. I do line my roof now. If you had
  3. I am looking for (I think) WS2811 Full Color RGB Pixels 12mm 12 volt LEDs. Hope I don't upset anyone BUT I am doing a way off topic project. I am using RGB LEDs to light up my Car's gauge cluster with a RGB String so I can control the color of the lights, like RED for dark hyway driving and bright BLUR and WHITE for city driving. I love it. NOW I am trying to find single LED bulds that are super bright to put into aftermarket automotive gauges, the ones that came with one light bulb mounted in the back of the housing. The ones I listed are for sale all over the place BUT with NO spec
  4. Hello all. Question? I want to run a wireless setup with the mini Director. I made generic diagram below of what I was thinking and would like to know if it was posible somehow. Here is the standard setup What I want to do is get rid of the hard wire between the mini director and the controllers. like this
  5. I have enjoyed my first year with LOR. Two new videos to share of my first-year Singing Snowman... The Singing Snowman YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo48Ao4SogyUOk1iKfDlvSQ (only have three videos thus far) BTW: I picked up the Bells at a thrift shop for $20 a piece. They were in mint condition! --Mike
  6. Hi - strange problem: controller #1 in daisy chain (but numbered 7 I think) worked fine the last few days but now will not work when sequences play. Works in utility program in the lor software package. Sequences are unchanged for years, this is the second year for this controller in my line up. Power and data link seem fine. Just stopped working when sequences or show schedule is running. Any ideas? Other 7 controllers work fine. Thanks, Phil
  7. These are the words I spoke to my wife this morning... but lets start at the beginning. As you may or may not know, a pretty good storm just passed through Indiana. It dumped some freezing rain, sleet, and about 6" of the white stuff on my area. Well, it just happened that I was starting my show the night the storm hit (Thursday night). Now I had set my show to run from 6pm to 10pm on week nights and 6pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. I was working a night shift this week, and I was frustrated that I wouldn't be able to see the show until the weekend, so I set it up so that it would be
  8. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to split the DMX cable going to 5 different DMX controllers? I can't find any Ethernet splitters in stores, I've been told they quit selling them because people were confused trying to use them for the wrong thing. If I just stripped the cable and wired the 5 all together would that work? Would I lose the signal? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
  9. eurbani

    LPD1886 pixels

    Is anyone aware of a decoder for 5V LPD1886 pixels? If you can post a link, I would appreciate it.
  10. I'm using 5 gallon buckets to weatherproof my LOR kits during my show, it seems to work well but I'm not quite sure what to do with all the green ground plugs. Do I leave them alone or connect them all together? I'm not an electrician but I'm thinking something needs to be done with them. Help! -Brad
  11. For my xLights setup I have 2 LOR universes and them a bunch of E131 universes setup for an RGB tree...I have TWO(2) CCRs setups as arches... All I am getting from my CCRs currently are the first 6 groups of (3) pixels when the sequence runs...basically the first third of the string only lights up... Any ideas what I need to change? Should I be running everything as DMX to my controllers? FYI: I have my CCRs as the last two units in one of the LOR universes...unit 9 and unit 14...with nothing in between to ensure that there is not channel mapping overlap. Again, anyone else e
  12. I'm just curious if someone could give me some basic instructions on using this power supply on this DMX controller. I know where the power goes into the controller and how it works, what I don't know is what type of power cord do I need for the power supply and what voltage should I set the unit to (it has a switch for 115 or 230). I'm using it to power my countdown timer that I made. I thought it would be nice to display the amount of time before the next show, and it also comes in handy on my 12 Days Of Christmas sequence. Any help on hooking this thing up would be greatly appreciated! Than
  13. I purchased (2) LOR1600WG3 15Amp controllers because the 30Amp units were unavailable. Now I have the 2nd pigtail required to do the upgrade. My primary question is to which spade connector on the PCB should the incoming power be connected. Right now at 15 Amp configuration, the incoming power wire is attached to the "Hot Jumper" on both sides, and not on the "Hot Input". Should I connect channels 1-8 incoming hot from the pigtail to the "Hot Input" and for channels 9-16 incomint hot from the pigtail to its "Hot Input"? Additionally, channels 1-8 and 9-16 have their neutrals jumpered togethe
  14. I want to make a flashlight ,has anybody has some ideas about my flashlight battery? http://www.airyear.com/131w-lamp-waterproof-led-driverled-transformer-golden-yellow-p-13658.html
  15. Does anyone have suggestions on how to mount snowflakes to the roof? I have a few thoughts, but not sure it's the best idea. Also does wind ever play a part in flipping your snowflakes over? I've never done it, but I see quite a few do, so I decided to add them to my display this year. I've included a picture so you can see the general idea and the pitch of my roof. Any thoughts? Thanks
  16. HELP!!! I installed some RGB dumb strings in my community public space and was planning to power them using the 12v landscaping power that was already there. SURPRISE!! It did not work. I tested the power and it appears to have 13V but my multimeter reads it entirely different (READS 0 on the main display and 13.8V approx. on the small display at the top) than the power supply I used during testing and set-up (READS 12V on main display). The unit installed is a Vista Professional Outdoor lighting MT-600 that appears to have plenty of wattage but the RGB strings do not light properly a
  17. Does anyone know what kind of time frame I might be looking at if I send one of my boards back to LOR? I purchased 4 kits this Summer, but I only have 3 working. I had the boards soldered by someone else, one of them came back with the processor in backwards and before I realized it I had already plugged it in. Now I'm experiencing several issues and thinking it might be best to send it in for repair. I know it's crunch time for LOR right now so I was curious if anyone had any info?
  18. Has anyone sequenced Twist and Shout that they would like to share? I like to add it to my after Christmas, before New Years show. Thanks
  19. I have built a 14 row by 50 column array with LOR CCP's and used SuperStar to do its basic animation. I asked LOR through a Help Desk question, if they knew of any way, software or hardware interface, display a video sequence on the array. They recommended that I go to the forum. I found several discussion on projecting a video file to a projector and synchronizing with a show but nothing about this topic. Does anyone know of anything that could move me in this direction of will I have to go to another vendor for the video wall?
  20. Hello, I wanted to put my 12CR150s in 1 water proof box. Length of base of tree is 12' If box is in center it is a bit tight to run to left and right for the 1st, 2nd and 11th and 12th strips; Assuming I Can extend the 4-wire control cable without any issues? Could make 2 boxes of 6 but really didn't want to. Putting the hardware at top of tree is really not an option. Thoughts? Karl
  21. Hi, I am an owner of some LOR products, I was wondering - in order to set up my Arches to make a fan-type motion, what would I have to do? Like have them turn on one buy one, then close like a fan? I'm a little confused as far as the creative aspects go, Not sure if any patterns exist that I can plug into my software. Also, how would I have the lights turn from on to off, like an inverted fan pattern? Thank you!
  22. Greetings All ! (Almost Seasons, even !) Many have had issues with stuck channels (full or partially lit). For what it's worth, (And those that want to know....) I'm going to speak about these two components (Triacs and Optocouplers). Triacs, are a 3 wire device, they are inserted "INLINE" with the load (one wire in, one wire out, and a "trigger" wire), the trigger wire needs to be connected to the "line" side of things, BUT, must be through some form of "ISOLATOR" (Hence the MOC-3023, optocoupler). Triacs themselves are really only two gate controlled diodes side-by-side in the same p
  23. Does anyone have a hi resolution picture of the CTB16Kpc board, either completed or without any work at all? I have a friend who soldered my boards and I'm pretty sure he got the orientation wrong on a few diodes, if I had a picture with the correct orientation I could compare it to mine and see. I know the board itself shows the correct orientation, but with the diode covering it I can't see what's correct. I have looked on google images but can't find a picture with enough quality to be able to zoom in and see. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  24. We found this information very helpful last year when we where trying to get a grip on how it all worked. Hope it helps someone save time searching for good info. Happy Holiday Light Shows. https://www.seasonalentertainmentllc.com/pdf/UnderstandingDMX.pdf
  25. Hi Folks, I'm really excited to do a light show this year but before i buy the equipment i had several questions in mind. Main one is is it too late to get started since this is my first year i dont know how much time ahead yuo need to plan and how long it would take a new guy (like me) to sequence. I plan in getting started with 16 Ch this year. Also I was Wondering since most people share sequence or buy them is it easy to just copy paste into your own light show, for example i want to do a 8 ch mega tree can i just use the copy an existing sequence and then work with the other 8 channels? W
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