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Glenn Barber

Switching Wireframes To Led Lights

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Hey Guys,

i have some wireframes I would like to switch out the current lights to LED's - I have never done this - do I need to get Lights that are 2" apart or can i use regular 4" and wrap them around the wireframe? I need some advice.

Thanks

Glenn

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yes you can wrap them around the wireframe, but it is a LOT of wrapping. Excess lights can be capped with blackout caps and color caps just like the incans, but they require special caps made for LEDs.

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Depending on the frame I have used both 4 inch spacing and 2.5 inch spacing. I also use 3528 led strip on a number of my frames. It is really up to the individual and what they think looks best. When I used the 4 inch spacing I spaced the bulbs evenly all the way around and got pretty good results. either get black out caps as mentioned or you can use black vinyl tape which is less expensive to black them out with. Here is a picture of a frame I made for a person and I had some extra lights I sold him and put them on for him. You will need to get light clips for the frame if you don't have them. You can get them pretty reasonable from

www.Christmas-LEDs.com

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Got to get busy soon myself. It's too hot to cut out anything right now. Kathy said the official temp today was 108, tying the record for 1980. Not much chance for snowballs outside today. It would melt from the time it was thrown and before it hit someone.

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Or you could convert them to 12V and use the flexible light strips

Which flex strips did you use to do these? They look great!

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Or you could convert them to 12V and use the flexible light strips

How are the 12v LED lights connected to power supply? Is it possible to animate using LOR controller?

Thanks

Sam

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Yes, all of the wire frames are animated

Dog house is on 2 channels (white roof line is separate from the house)

Dogs are on 3 channels each (main body, tail up, tail down)

North start is on 4 channels (outer star, inner star, light rays up, light rays down)

Due to their location the dogs and dog house are one LOR DC controller and power supply

and the star is on it's own DC controller and power supply

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