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would you consider converting these and selling them with the Cat5 pigtail attached if a person wanted 10 or so??

 

I would if my free time would allow. I couldn't promise anything at this point.

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Here are a few pics of the floods. 12 floods total

My wife has been wanting landscape lighting for a while. When she saw I got "the goods" in, she demanded landscape lighting. Well I had to compromise and make a deposit (so to speak).

I didn't hack them yet so they're just hooked up to 120vac with all them on the fade mode for all colors. Looks pretty cool seeing different colors fade in/out all along the house.

I already had electricity from a switch inside the front door with an outlet providing power outside. So at a flip of the switch, the lights come on with a graceful fade of different colors.

 

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Looking at your pics I decided to take the plunge.. 20 of them on the way..

 

I think you'll be happy with them. I am.

At that price, I couldn't pass it up. I'll be purchasing more now that these are dedicated to landscaping lights. Keeps the wife happy. :-)

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Yeah, the price was pretty darn good.  I paid $13.50 each..  There was someone on another forum that suggested I the power supplies be replaced because they are dangerous, but I can do that fairly cheaply so I am ok with that.. Also he showed that the hardware rusts really quickly so I think some better plated or SS hardware would be in order..

 

I will post what I can when they show and I get a chance to play with em.

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Yeah, the price was pretty darn good.  I paid $13.50 each..  There was someone on another forum that suggested I the power supplies be replaced because they are dangerous, but I can do that fairly cheaply so I am ok with that.. Also he showed that the hardware rusts really quickly so I think some better plated or SS hardware would be in order..

 

I will post what I can when they show and I get a chance to play with em.

 

Yep, that's what I paid.

I wonder what danger the power supply would be? Unless it's over heating or something like that. I haven't ran into anything like that.

I have 15 others mounted to my mega tree tower sitting outside all year long. I haven't noticed any rust as of yet. But I'll keep an eye on them.

And yes, keep us posted on your dealings with them. It's nice to compare and learn from each other. :-)

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Thats what I thought too...  Just wait, you'll get a letter in the mail with a bill from the shipper for the customs charges soon!

 

They can send the letter. But I ain't payin.

I think I saw somebody disassembling one of these floods on YouTube and he found that while there was a ground wire, it wasn't connected to anything.

 

Yep, I posted about that on the other thread when I found the same thing.

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Thats what I thought too...  Just wait, you'll get a letter in the mail with a bill from the shipper for the customs charges soon!

 

They can send the letter. But I ain't payin.

I think I saw somebody disassembling one of these floods on YouTube and he found that while there was a ground wire, it wasn't connected to anything.

 

Yep, I posted about that on the other thread when I found the same thing.

That's probably what they're talking about when they say they're unsafe.

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That's probably what they're talking about when they say they're unsafe.

I think the wiring was a bit heated and the ground was not connected.  I think the biggest thing for me will be the hardware rusting.. if they fixed that since the post that would be good.  I can change the electronics and fix the grounding..

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Mine got here yesterday.. that was fast.. they came from a place in Southern California.. the address is a steel company.. and the return has no name.. gotta wonder about that.. LOL

 

So I unpacked one and played with it last night.  First thing I did was meter the ground wire and it was connected to the chassis.. I haven't opened up the back yet..  but they seem pretty good for $13.50.   Unfortunately they may not have enough power for what I wanted to do.  My house is gray and they won't over power the bland color with any great overwhelming color.. but I got a lot of them so I will have to pack em in tight perhaps.. Up light and down light the same colors in the same locations..

 

Overall  with the one I tested I am pretty happy.  More to come

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No pics.. but I opened it up and there is a potted power supply in the back.  with two of the three LED clusters on the voltage stays good at about 12vdc.  When I run white, it drops to about 10.5v.   These seem to be much better made than the ones that others got last year or the year before.. All in all I think I will like them, but I need to make a small driver board for them or use my LOR DC controllers.. Might just do that.. I will have to think about it a bit..

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That's good to hear Plasma,

They were fast shippers for me too.

Been using mine mostly on the weekends in the evenings. Sure makes a relaxing difference in the appearance. Before it was dark except the two front patio lights. Now the front of the house is full of color/light.

Show us pics when you get them up and running.

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I pulled out the switching supply and it is only good for 600mA.  That is why the voltage drop with RGB all on... that is almost 900mA.  So I cut that one out and put one of the open frame ones I got from ray last year and it is plenty stable at 12v with full current draw.  I think I may switch them all out with DC-DC converters and run a 24v buss, since I have about 50 of those 240 watt 24vdc supplies left.  I can run all of mine from one supply.  Now I just need to work in a DMX to RGB board.

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I am looking to use something like these for the DMX to RGB drivers.  http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DM-100DC-3channel-dmx-constant-current-decoder-DC9-32V-input-600ma-3-channel-output/701799_867978850.html

 

Anyone use these before?  I can't built them for this cost..

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I am looking to use something like these for the DMX to RGB drivers.  http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DM-100DC-3channel-dmx-constant-current-decoder-DC9-32V-input-600ma-3-channel-output/701799_867978850.html

 

Anyone use these before?  I can't built them for this cost..

 

$20 to ship that little thing? Seriously? That's where they are making their money.

That kinda kills the good price. But then maybe it's still a good deal. I've never purchased them before.

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Ordered DMX to RGB Constant Current driver boards from Ray.  Asked him to ship via post.. $11 to ship 24 of them.

 

I may not get them for about 10 days.. but should be fun to play with.

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I got all mine hacked, I put 25'leads on them.

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Looks good.

Keep us posted.

Ordered DMX to RGB Constant Current driver boards from Ray.  Asked him to ship via post.. $11 to ship 24 of them.

 

I may not get them for about 10 days.. but should be fun to play with.

I would like to see the end result :-)

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