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  1. More Moving Head Help

    Hey all! Im new to this site but it looks like a great place to get information about christmas light help. First, I would like to purchase some moving head lights. The only thing is that 1, I do not know what brand is best, what brand is the cheapest, and what wattage would be good to set a decent beam into the air. Now, I live in san leandro, Ca so i have a few airports around me but if i manage to keep them out of the paths of the planes or possibly the wattage low enough, then I should be fine. But overall i just dont know where i can buy very very chep heads along with domes for them to keep them safe. Any answers will help. Thanks! (If the orders can possibly come in bulk like 4 or 5 lights in one shipment that that would be great too) Thanks all again! -Gordon
  2. First Time User

    First time user here. I am trying to add LED strips to the trim (gutters) of my house. I was thinking using the LED strip lights for this?? I also wanted to be able to control each individual LED. After reading around online a bit, I like the concept with a DMX controller?? Can someone tell me what equipment I would need to accomplish this? Also maybe where the best place to buy the equipment at. I appreciate any help. Thank you.
  3. 3 Channel RGB Strand

    Hi all, I have a potential project and I'd love some insight. I'm looking for some strands of RGB lights. You may be thinking, just search the web and I'll find plenty of options. And that's true, however, I'm looking for the strands where all bulbs are on the same channel. Light-O-Rama used to have plenty "dumb bulbs" but it looks like they've moved on from that. DMX control would be ideal. I know standard RGB strands could do the trick and they're certainly an option, I just wanted to see if there was a simple solution that would reduce channel count. Thanks!
  4. Hey gang! I want to make a multi channel, wireless light up Santa suit that will sync to my light O-Rama display. Any suggestions on which controller I should be looking at?
  5. Okay, gang! I want to make a wearable Santa Suit that will be covered in lights and timed to the Light-O-Rama show going on around it! I need some BRILLIANT, CREATIVE People to help me out with ideas on how to bring this to reality!! - Any ideas on the kind of lights used in the suit? I would think battery-operated, but not sure how to tie that LOR. I'm sure there's a more creative solution, maybe with a different kind of light? - The FUN PART. How to wirelessly link the suit to the show??? I'm imagining something to do with the LOR Linkers. Thanks so much for your creativity and imagination! This could be a very useful thread. I can't wait to hear your ideas! SO EXCITED!! Also I found something new on youtube with what I think is a wireless DMX-based system on a BMX Bike, Rider Costume, and Track. Any idea HOW they did this one?? Here's the Link: Again thank you, everyone, for your Imagination and Community!!
  6. Okay, gang! I want to make a wearable Santa Suit that will be covered in lights and timed to the Light-O-Rama show going on around it! I need some BRILLIANT, CREATIVE People to help me out with ideas on how to bring this to reality!! - Any ideas on the kind of lights used in the suit? I would think battery-operated, but not sure how to tie that LOR. I'm sure there's a more creative solution, maybe with a different kind of light? - The FUN PART. How to wirelessly link the suit to the show??? I'm imagining something to do with the LOR Linkers. Thanks so much for your creativity and imagination! This could be a very useful thread. I can't wait to hear your ideas! SO EXCITED!!
  7. Help Needed!

    Hello Everyone! I am new to both this forum, Light o Rama, and how DMX works inside of LOR. I am currently majoring in theater and work a lot with the lighting and DMX in a theatrical setting. There are just a few problems I am running into with running it through LOR. First let me explain my setup. I have four Generic Par 86 DMX RGB Cans plus a few moving head lights that haven't arrived yet. At the moment I am only using one RGB Par Can as a test to make sure I can even get the fixtures working. As for the cabling, I have a DMX to RJ45 adapter plugged into the back of the light, into that I have an RJ45 cable running to the LOR USB-RS485 adapter. My first question would be has anybody successfully operated a setup like this? From what I have found in the LOR help application that comes with the software, I can do this and I think that I have all of the settings correct. Another problem that I am having is with addressing the unit itself. It has 10 dip switches and the instructions tell me that to be in DMX mode switches 1 and 10 have to be on. Its a four channel set up with channel 2, 3, and 4 controlling red, blue, and green respectively and channel 1 controls the strobe effect. I can't seem to figure out the Address setting table on the instructions though. It looks like this. Address 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Series Connection Address DATA 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 on address on off off off off off off off off 1 off on off off off off off off off 2 off on off on off off off off off 10 Address on on off off off on on off off 99 ON/OFF off on off off off off off off on 258 on on on on on on on on on 512 Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.
  8. I just purchased and am assembling several Holiday Coro RGB dumb pixel singing Christmas Trees. I also purchased several sequences which I just realized have not been upgraded to DMX format. Is three an easy way to convert LOR sequences to DMX format, or can they be run on LOR S3 as is with a correct adapter? If not, can they be imported into other software that is more compatible? Any help or direction is appreciated. Thanks. Fred
  9. Looking to sell my entire NEW RGB display. This is all NEW equipment. Was purchased new 3 years ago, and was unable to implement due to spine injury, and divorce. All equipment new and in static bags with exception of mega tree, mega tree star, and RGB Coro candy canes. All those pixels were "tested" only with <5min on anything in this list. 24 string, 50pixel 2811 RGB complete mega tree. With RGB Coro star topper 12 strings of (20) 6x5050 globes 2811 RGB (awesome) (10) 5m 30led 2811 strips 30x10perM. (8) 50 pixel string ( same strings as mega green) 2811 RGB (4) sting of 3 5050rgb (20 pods per string) 2811(4) strings in 4x5050 2811 RGB square pods (55) 3x5050 of dmx pods (11) DMX controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-p12x - pixel controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-D2 - Dmx controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-ppd-2 - pixel line extenders (4 port) (2)joushua1sys ECG-pPl-a -pixel line power inserts (6)joushua1sys ECG-pPr-a - pixel extender receivers (single port) (4) 350w 5v power (4) 350w 12v power (3) 30w RGB floods with PS's... More and more, and more (1) 90+watt mega RGB flood! Amazingly will light up entire front of house. 24 strobes And so much more... 50+pair waterproof connectors. 4 wire)Coro mega star (6ft), 4 Coro candles, 2coro RGB candy canes.(complete but some Coro damage.) looking to sell everything together, and located in Saint Paul, MN
  10. Looking to sell my entire NEW RGB display. This is all NEW equipment. Was purchased new 3 years ago, and was unable to implement due to spine injury, and divorce. All equipment new and in static bags with exception of mega tree, mega tree star, and RGB Coro candy canes. All those pixels were "tested" only with <5min on anything in this list. 24 string, 50pixel 2811 RGB complete mega tree. With RGB Coro star topper 12 strings of (20) 6x5050 globes 2811 RGB (awesome) (10) 5m 30led 2811 strips 30x10perM. (8) 50 pixel string ( same strings as mega green) 2811 RGB (4) sting of 3 5050rgb (20 pods per string) 2811(4) strings in 4x5050 2811 RGB square pods (55) 3x5050 of dmx pods (11) DMX controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-p12x - pixel controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-D2 - Dmx controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-ppd-2 - pixel line extenders (4 port) (2)joushua1sys ECG-pPl-a -pixel line power inserts (6)joushua1sys ECG-pPr-a - pixel extender receivers (single port) (4) 350w 5v power (4) 350w 12v power (3) 30w RGB floods with PS's... More and more, and more (1) 90+watt mega RGB flood! Amazingly will light up entire front of house. 24 strobes And so much more... 50+pair waterproof connectors. 4 wire)Coro mega star (6ft), 4 Coro candles, 2coro RGB candy canes.(complete but some Coro damage.) looking to sell everything together, and located in Saint Paul, MN
  11. Better than ever before, the new and improved April 2014 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine has hit the streets! Thinking about getting into RGB pixels? This edition removes the mystery AND we even shou you how to build a pixle tree. Here’s a peek at what’s inside: The Super Geek Edition Pixel Tree Basics All about Pixel Ribbons Build a Pixel Mega-Tree Build a Pixel Mini-Tree Winning ABC’s Christmas Light Fight Indoor Decorating … and so much more! Because we want to be good for the environment, PlanetChristmas Magazine is all digital. No paper and no postage needed. What does that mean for you? It’s free! Touch the magazine cover above or click here. See all the available magazines.
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