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Need help,

Does anyone know where in the UK you can get the strobes lights from. (I don't mean the big enclosure units from maplin electronics or disco suppliers) In the states I beleive they are called curtain strobes in 240volt. These are single bulbs that screw in or bayonet fitting.



Someone is in the know.



Cheers, Pete.:D






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This is where I ordered mine from the work great... I'm not sure if Daryl ships to the UK but it is well worth a try.



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Greg wrote:

This is where I ordered mine from the work great... I'm not sure if Daryl ships to the UK but it is well worth a try.



greg


Hi Greg, where from? can't see a link.

Pete.
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Would I be right in saying that I could convert 8ch's of a 16ch CTB-16KD to run on 110v as opposed 240v?

Any confirmation on this is greatly appreciated.



Pete.

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sorry guys, I gues the paste did't work thanks for clearing things up



greg

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Hi All,

Unfortunately www.christmaslightshow.com have failed in returning any e-mails that I have sent to them. Obviously don't want any business:X.

Is there another location in the States that someone can recommend, that may ship to the UK.

Thanks.



Pete.

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Peter B wrote:

Hi All,

Unfortunately http://www.christmaslightshow.com have failed in returning any e-mails that I have sent to them. Obviously don't want any business:X.

Is there another location in the States that someone can recommend, that may ship to the UK.

Thanks.



Pete.
Same goes for me but I sent him a pm over on Planet Christmas and he answered me rite away
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Jeff Millard wrote:

You will need to select 240V with the jumpers on the board, and use 9 through 16 at 240V. This will also power the controller's electronics. You can then power the other side at a different voltage, such as 110V. I did this with one board this year. It had 9-16 powered at 110V and 1-8 controlled 12Vac low voltage yard lighting. There is no AC electrical connection between the two sides of the board as long as there are no jumpers in the middle of the screw terminals.

Jeff


Jeff,

Please help me understand. Did you drive 1 - 8 with 12 volts then run individual/multiple 12 volt units per channel? or... Did you drive 1 - 8 with 110 and set the jumpers in some way as to throttle down to 12 volts? or... Did you controll a 12 volt landscape power supply(s) with channels 1 - 8?

Thanks,
Forest
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Pete
Note, those strobe-balls are not weatherproof!
Martin

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grandad wrote:

Pete
Note, those strobe-balls are not weatherproof!
Martin


Hi Martin,

Yes I noticed that & i'm trying to rack my brains how to waterproof them. When i'm in the City, i'll purchase one & see what I can do. What really annoys me is I have seen the one that I posted in Haringey, Southend High Street on the big industrial signs but, heck I trawled the net for them & can't find them. My best option & price is from the states, but now Planet have shut down the forum site, I can't PM the earlier thred. Would have been good running one controller at 120v.

Really appreciate your help.

Pete.
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Please, please , please you fellow LOR users in the USA. Do you know of any company that ships to the UK, I am now desperately after them.

Many thanks,

Pete.

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Peter B wrote:

grandad wrote:
Pete
Note, those strobe-balls are not weatherproof!
Martin


Hi Martin,

Yes I noticed that & i'm trying to rack my brains how to waterproof them. When i'm in the City, i'll purchase one & see what I can do. What really annoys me is I have seen the one that I posted in Haringey, Southend High Street on the big industrial signs but, heck I trawled the net for them & can't find them. My best option & price is from the states, but now Planet have shut down the forum site, I can't PM the earlier thred. Would have been good running one controller at 120v.

Really appreciate your help.

Pete.


Pete,

I would be interested in any progress you make with these strobes, although they are expensive. I believe I have some pictures of the internals of Darryl's strobes which he e-mailed to me last year when I asked if they could be modified to 240v. I'll try to dig them out if you are interested. I seem to remember that Darryl will ship to UK although I didn't pursue it last year.

Martin
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I noticed they weren't after I posted this, but I've used a plastic box (like tupperware) and enclosed lights them in those and they will stay dry. I'll look for some more water proof ones for ya as well.

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joneslights wrote:

Can you use a 12V strobe? Like for a car?


They would be DC wouldn't they? If using them on just one channel of a 16 channel controller, that would be too wasteful. I suppose you could run a 12v DC "power-brick" from a channel, that should work.

Martin
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joneslights wrote:

I was thinking why not use the 16 channel DC controller.

Oh yes, of course, but I believe Peter B already has the ac controllers.
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