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2811 strips in PEX tubing


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I'm completely revamping my show this year and adding approx 3000 channels of pixels and led strips to go along with the floods I already have.  Because I've heard the chinese 2811 strips have a tendency to fail due issues with water, I've been looking for a good way to seal my 2811 strips further.  After looking at the AUS christmas lights forums, I think I've found a solution with 3/4 inch pex tubing.  I simply put the strips inside the PEX and then seal both ends with end-caps and silicone.  As a bonus, the PEX really diffuses the led light and gives a unique look.  Here's a test I did with one 5 m pixel strip in PEX.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOnfQMAtFCs

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If you are looking for a non defused look (like a CCR),  you can get clear plastic square acrylic  from US plastics.  It comes in 6 foot lengths and fits strips perfectly.  Kicker is that the cost is  only .66 cents per foot.  just cap the ends.   (  http://www.usplastics.com/search/?q=square+acrylic+tubing&view=g   )

If you want a defused look David at Holiday Coro has some with brackets for as low as 3.49 per meter.  (http://www.holidaycoro.com/RGB-Mounting-Hardware-s/1948.htm    )

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