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What type of lights are the little strobes?


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I see small strobe-type lights (look to be the size of a C7 type bulb max) and wondering where do you get these/what are they called?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Sounds like a RGB Pixel being used as a strobe.  Don't know of any standard strobes that small.  This is similar to what most people use:http://www.christmaslightshow.com/mini-strobe-light.html Most of them will screw into a C9 string.  They come in Xenon and LED.  Use the search function of the forums and you'll find tons of info on strobes.  Pros-Cons or each type, their use, etc.

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Actually the Larsens from IL had 2,400 strobes on their house.  You can find stobes cheaper by a couple bucks check out other sites, just saying!

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There is also the option to use larger RGB Pixels http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Promotion-20pcs-WS2811-3leds-rgb-pixel-led-module-transparent-cover-DC12V-30mm-diameter-with-transparent-wire/701799_1019105929.html

as a strobe...and if you order from Ray, he can make the lights any distance between each other.,

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That link doesn't work sadly.

 

Are you finding them cheaper than $6-7/pop (the ones that screw into the C9s)

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$6-7 each is what you might call the "regular" price.  The only people who pay that price are folks who don't know when/where to get them cheaper, and folks for whom price isn't an issue.

 

The rest of us shop the sales.  Pre-season sale prices are usually under $4 each.  Pre-season sales are during January.

 

I believe CLS has had sale prices on strobes during the summer in the past, but don't quote me on that.

 

 

Also a note of caution: almost all of us who have tried both LED strobes and zenon tube strobes prefer the latter by far.  Zenon strobes have a pop when they fire and are much brighter than LED strobes.

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Thanks- as you can tell from my 'number of posts' I'm quite new to this- just starting to mess with my first from scratch sequence and should be receiving my controllers any day.

I'll just keep a look out- and maybe that will be a late present to myself next January. I wouldn't want a ton- probably15-20 would make me very happy.

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I believe CLS has had sale prices on strobes during the summer in the past, but don't quote me on that.

I'll be in the market for a few more strobes this season, so who is CLS?

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CLS is Christmas Light Show.  Follow the link in post #2.  Darryl is a good guy. 

 

Strobes are like potato chips...

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$6-7 each is what you might call the "regular" price.  The only people who pay that price are folks who don't know when/where to get them cheaper, and folks for whom price isn't an issue.

 

The rest of us shop the sales.  Pre-season sale prices are usually under $4 each.  Pre-season sales are during January.

 

I believe CLS has had sale prices on strobes during the summer in the past, but don't quote me on that.

 

 

Also a note of caution: almost all of us who have tried both LED strobes and zenon tube strobes prefer the latter by far.  Zenon strobes have a pop when they fire and are much brighter than LED strobes.

Well this was certainly helpful to us newbies starting out!

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