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OK, I know I have been holding out with incons but was thinking of making a switch to LED's. I was wondering if anyone has had problems with LED's. My blue incons are really making me mad. Does LED' colors paint chip off like Incons do? Was thinking of replacing all the lights on the house to LED's. Really wanted to skip LED's and go to RGB's on the house but getting 15 ccr's this next year not looking good with supply's out there. Would C6's be good for windows or m6 lights.

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I use c6 on my house,mega tree`s and mini tree`s. 2nd year and the colors are still brite.I buy the sealed lights from the vendors.

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I am using all LEDs. This is the 4th year with no fading, color change, or failures.
I use C6 around my windows/doors/deck and my mega tree, C7 for the roofline, M6 for my arch, and G12 for my mini trees.
I love the look as does everybody who sees it.

If you are thinking of RGB's, you might want to check out a couple of the threads on here. You can do a 5 meter string of RGB with controller for less than a CCR although it will require some work (but what doesn't).
I am thinking of going this route next year myself as well.

Bill

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Remember, with LED, the color is not due to paint, or colored plastic. It is due to the chemistry of the LED junction. Outside of holiday lighting, you can often find clear cased LEDs in every color. The color of the case is more about identifying the LED when it is off than any functional aspect. So, since the chemistry of the LED junction is extremely unlikely to shift, the colors are extremely unlikely to shift.

Ironically, the one thing I have seen, in LED lights left out in the sun year round, and acquiring a lot of hours, is that the warm whites tend to age to a more pure white. But, that is not typical holiday lighting use. The reason that white will do this, is that a white LED is actually a blue LED, with a phosphor package around the junction. So under long term UV exposure, the phosphor tends to age and wear out. so that the blue slowly becomes over represented compared to the output of the phosphor.

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beeiilll wrote:


If you are thinking of RGB's, you might want to check out a couple of the threads on here. You can do a 5 meter string of RGB with controller for less than a CCR although it will require some work (but what doesn't).
I am thinking of going this route next year myself as well.

Bill


I did see the RGB with a controller but its not much less from CDI. 105 for 16 feet, controller 65 so total $170 SO for 30 more you can get the ccr on sale. http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/data/files/led%20rgb%20strings%20'12.pdf
So unless I am missing something.

Can these be controlled
http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/data/files/rgb%20led%20light%20strings%20'12.pdf
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friskybri wrote:

beeiilll wrote:

If you are thinking of RGB's, you might want to check out a couple of the threads on here. You can do a 5 meter string of RGB with controller for less than a CCR although it will require some work (but what doesn't).
I am thinking of going this route next year myself as well.

Bill


Can these be controlled
http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/data/files/rgb%20led%20light%20strings%20'12.pdf
No they cannot be controlled by Lor controllers
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You can get the RGB 5M ribbons on Ebay for $22.50 with free shipping without controller, which you don't want anyhow. Yes you can control these with a CMB16D QC board. Just be sure you get the ribbon with a common positive, I can never remember it's anode or cathode. The DC boards control ground.

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Hey Friskibri,
Check out this thread (post #10 is good info):

http://forums.lightorama.com/forum75/31181.html

I am talking more about the newer digital, individual pixel type (or smart) strips (as CCR's are).
The regular RGB strips are "dumb" strips that only do a single color versus the smart ones which can do multile colors all at once. You can learn a lot about them over on this site:

http://response-box.com/rgb/

Now these are not cheap but there are some coming out now from Ali-Express:

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/306377966-5m-LED-Digital-strip-with-controller-with-6803-IC-30pcs-5050-SMD-per-meter-DC12V-input-wholesalers.html

that are not that bad, so the price is starting to come down on the intelligent type of pixel strips.
Still pretty new and not much info yet but it does look like a promising start for not that bad a price.
Sounds like Harrison and Bullard will be looking at these pretty close next year so maybe we can follow along and learn as well.
I think there will be a real call for these. I would love to get rid of the 4 seperate strings of lights around my windows and just use a strip like this and be able to do any color I want.
Way cool.

And if someone finds a good one that will work with LOR, then maybe we can all get together and make a good group buy on strips, controllers, and power supplies and save some money for all of us?
There is always that thought. I am just waiting and researching to see who has done anything with the newer strips as far as making them work.
Seems somewhat foolish for 10 different people to go and do the same research and testing. I would rather give money to one of the folks who wants to buy and test the stuff to see what will work since I don't have the background or testing gear to really work with this stuff.

HA - I just went to Ray Wu's site (Ali Express) and there are 262 pages of LED strips. I may not be back here for an hour or two LOL!

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