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Favorite Decorating Holiday?

  1. MegaTree: PixLite 16 (e1.31/16 output) 16 - 50 pixel strips 1 universe per strip Universes 21-36 Software: SE 3.80 Advanced All LMS sequences Situation: Run hardware test pattern on PixLite card - all strips light up Run test pattern on xLights - all strips light up Run a sequence from SE, strip #4 does not function (at all) - rest of strips/sequence is just fine. The universe (24) is set up just like the other 15 universes for this MegaTree in Network Preferences. Everything looks good in Channel Configuration (checked for duplicates). It happens on all sequences (however, I did use th
  2. looking for the mp3 for the Broken THX to add t our music.
  3. 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.
  4. Hello friends: ​ ​I want to make my own animated ligths with LED and I have see the 16 channel DC controller, but I have doubts... ​ ​1) Exists the 16 Channels DC controller for KIT (DIY)?, which is the price?. ​ ​2) Can I use 2 DC controllers to have 32 channels with only one PC?. ​ ​3) The software is Free for 2 controllers?. ​ ​4) Need I any more than software, controller, pc and led lights to start?. ​ ​ Thanks in advance!!.
  5. Before I destroy a good set of lights, has anyone tried this? I have a 100 lamp led light string I would like to shorten. Having to add a resistor to the shorten end to use the extra power that shorting the string put on to the remaining lights is above my pay grade. These a good quality strings from a vendor in Kansas They have the 115 volt plug and two wires to the first blob, then three wires from there to the second blob and three wires to the third blob and then two wires to the end female plug. Is it possible to cut this into three sections? I don't care if I lose the ability to connect
  6. I have been unable to find out how to tell the LOR Software that I have some strips that start from the bottom, and some that start from the top. And I am having problems with injecting power. I couldn't upload the photos due to size, so I uploaded more details to my dropbox page. I realize it is a bit unorthodox but I wanted to describe things as thoroughly as possible. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/pbm4rut0gwi7qef/rgb_pixels/index.html
  7. 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
  8. 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-
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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