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  1. Pixels for sale

    I have pixels and pigtails I bought from CFoL but never used and now won't me able to. 2 packs of 1000ct 5V ws2811 pixels 18 awg wire @ $240/each 2 packs of 1000ct 12v ws2811 pixels 18 awg wire @ $290/each 2 qty 3 core pigtails (20") 10pk $20/ea 2 qyt 3 core pig tails (8") 10pk $$15/ea 2 5v 350 power supply $19/ea 1 12v 350 power supply $19
  2. Hello, just a simple question, where would be the best place to order 30/30 or 60/60 pixel strips from? I'm looking at holiday coro but they seem far over priced, just wondering if anyone would happen to know some links. Thanks!!
  3. Okay so, I am creating this light show for halloween and christmas and have been riding with just flat led's, no rgb or anything, but I would like to use some this year. I saw Tom Betgeorge's layout and I noticed that he doesn't use individual nodes to outline his house. Instead he uses some kind of ribboning. (possibly LOR's color ribbon or some strips) but after searching for many other videos, the rgb ribbons all have lights that are too far spaced out and doesnt look right. If anyone can please reach back to me on what kind of lights he uses (ribbons and or pixels) then that would be great. I will leave a video to his display so you can see the outline of his house and how much light comes off the strings. As for his mega tree, i believe he is using nodes but you can correct me if Im wrong.
  4. Connectors used for pixels

    I am curious about how you are making the connections from dmx controller to your pixel strips, nodes, floods, etc. I used the 3 pin connectors sold at Holidaycoro which can also be found at alibaba's shops. I like those because they are waterproof and heavy duty. Just curious as to how others are making the connections. Also what kind of wire are you using? I thought about cat5 cable and making 3 conductors of the 6 wires. But then i thought better of that and bought the 3 conductor flat cable at holidaycoro. I found that the stuff I used last year became slightly brittle where it was expose to sun all day (Phoenix, AZ). Just looking for thoughts and ideas.
  5. Pixel dimming curve

    This is my first year with smart pixels and I'm just starting to test my first sequence. I've notice they don't fade as smooth as my LOR LED strings, it's especially noticeable at the low levels. I remember setting and tweaking the curve on my LOR board for each channel/output last year. Is there some way to edit all the "Dimming Curves" in the smart pixel world? I see how to change the Dimming Curves in xlights for the individual models (pg 40 of the xLights_User_Manual_2016_31.pdf), but I don't see how to do it for a group of models, or all smart pixels, and there are no dimming curve settings on my board from what I see. I've got 47 smart pixel models in xlight... I'm not fond of the idea of changing up each models curve individually. Also, If anyone has knowledge / experience with this, what have you found is good settings for your diming curves? (in xlights or otherwise) My setup: .8 watt /node 12v 18 AWG WS2811 nodes from Ray Wuu PixLite 16 MK II control board Running xlights 2016.51
  6. pixel star installation

    Just added on a RGB star to my personal display. It's 150 pixels build with our 18awg 12mm RGB lights. I ended up not having to inject any power, so there is a single line from the controller right to the star.
  7. 100 count 12mm back in stock

    Just wanted to let folks know we have black wire 100 count 12mm pixels back in stock. These are ws2811 with 18awg wire. http://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGBlights.php
  8. Uprgaded to S4 Now Pixels to not work.

    Ok folks, everything has been great is LOR S3 with my pixels. I upgraded to S4 Now the pixels do not work. Any Suggestions?
  9. I've made the decision to move so I'm clearing out my inventory of Christmas lights. Ideally I'd like to sell everything one person in South Florida. I don't want to ship this stuff and ideally someone will need a truck to get it all:Qty - Type001 - Stellascapes e16-ii controller016 - Stella Green Strings (85 pixels each, about 28' long - great for mega-tree)008 - Technicolor Pixel Strings with globe diffusers (85 pixels) WS2811002 - Technicolor Pixel Strings with globe diffusers (32 pixels) WS2811120 - Milky tubes (16 pixels) - 1 meter - TM1812 (these are currently built at panels)001 - GECE string converted for use as pixels.001 - E682 Controller & Powersupply for GECE005 - Joshua Systems P2 Controllers & Power Supplies002 - Joshua System P12 Controllers & Power Supples001 - 300 pixel mini-matrix004 - Renard 16's with X-Bee wireless.18+ - Coro Stars001 - 2 Car Garage Door CoverThen there are some animated reindeer, LED nets, and LED strings. I have a few plastic totes full of misc. items RGB strings, extra wire and more. This is easily $10,000 worth of stuff. Make me an offer.Check out my 2014 display on YouTube (http:/www.youtube.com/billinsofl). You get everything.Thanx!
  10. video of RGB set up

    Just though this may be helpful for those wanting to get into RGB lights
  11. We did expand our selection of pixels this year as well as added the Pixlite controller line. http://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGB.php Please let us know if you have any questions!
  12. more RGB fun

    Installed WS2811 C9 RGB lights on my house this year. Controlled with a Raspberry Pi and a Pixlite 4 controller. Sequences done with Xlights and Falcon Player
  13. RGB Fun

    Installed WS2811 C9 RGB lights on my house this year. Controlled with a Raspberry Pi and a Pixlite 4 controller. Sequences done with Xlights and Falcon Player.
  14. Urgently Looking to sell my entire RGB display to one seller due to disability. Located in Minnesota, US This is all new equipment. Was purchased new 2 years ago, and was unable to implement due to divorce and spine injury. all RGB lights weatherproof (24) string, 50 node 2811 RGB mega tree. 22-23feet? With 20+ RGB 3X5050mods Coro star topper. (this is a completed mega tree. just hang on pole, and plug in. 2 strings soldered together, and leads for power injection.) (12) strings of (20) 6x5050 globes 2811 RGB - awesome! ;-) (2) 5m 60led/m smd (10)5m 30/10m 2811 strips (8)50 pixel string ( same strings as mega tree) 2811 RGB (4) string of 3x5050rgb 2811 (20 pods per string) (4) string 0f 4x5050 rgb metal square 2811 mods. 20/string (55) pods of dmx 3x5050rgb (11) DMX controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-p12x - pixel controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-D2 - DMX controllers (2)joushua1sys ECG-ppd-2 - pixel extenders. 4 port (2)joushua1sys ECG-pPl-a - pixel power injectors (6)joushua1sys ECG-pPr-a - pixel extender receivers - one port (4) 350w 5v power (4) 350w 12v power (3) 30w RGB floods with PS (1) 100+w mega RGB flood. 24 strobes 50+ pair of weather proof connections. And so much more... Coro mega star, 4 Coro candles. completed RGB coro Candy canes (minor moving damage to coro connections. need hot glue, and 30min to fix).. All brand new. (Less than 5 min testing on equipment. most still in packaging) My loss your gain... Save over $1k's
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Leds For Exploding Star

    Oh great ones! I have a four layer exploding star and I want to use pixels on it. This star will top my 16 smart strip flat tree. Anyone done this type of wire frame with pixels before? The largest star is 58" across. I could do LED rope or EL wire but I really want to do pixels (dumb). Thanks!
  18. I built some big pixel trees in 2014. 16 vertical elements per tree, each with 170 pixels. Good gosh you could create some amazing, jaw dropping effects. Pixels are low voltage devices so you need special power supplies to convert 120-240 volts alternating current down to 5-12 volts direct current. That low voltage then powers the pixel elements. I couldn't help but notice the fans in those power supplies came on a lot when the tree was really dancing... didn't think too much of it. I decided to run some power tests during the slow season. Bought a wattmeter gizmo that would tell me exactly how many watts a pixel tree was consuming at any given time. This is where things can get confusing. An individual pixel draws very little power but when you have a bunch of them the total watts consumed go up fast. To further complicate things, something that draws 12 watts at 12 volts draws only 1 watt at 120 volts so you have to be careful when you talk about watts. To muddy the waters even more, those power supplies that convert high voltage to low voltage aren't all that efficient... meaning 15-30 percent of the power is consumed by the electronics and/or wasted to heat and not available to power the lights. Here's where things get interested. As a point of reference, I connected an old fashioned 100 watt incandescent light bulb to my wattmeter gizmo and it read 100 watts being consumed at 120 volts AC. In the world of Light-O-Rama 16 channel controllers with zillions of lights (incandescent or LED) plugged into the channels, when the lights are all off, each controller is sitting idle and consuming about 5 watts of power at 120VAC according to my wattmeter gizmo. In the pixel word with those low voltage power supplies and the sophisticated pixel controller, when all the pixels are off on a big pixel tree, I was consuming about 75-80 watts of power at 120VAC. When the tree started dancing it could be consuming 600-800 watts of power at any given time. 600-800 watts... that's a lot of juice. When nothing is happening you're drawing a lot of power. When the lights are dancing you're drawing a whole lot more power. Interesting. Now in the big scheme of things, electrical power is pretty cheap. In my part of the world, that 100 watt bulb run for 10 hours would consume one kilowatt hour and the power company charges me 12 cents. My conundrum is everyone brags LEDs use only 10-20 percent of the power required for old world incandescents. With pixel trees you can't really compare them to simple LED or incandescent trees but... bottom line is pixel trees can consume considerable power even when they're off. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Word to the wise if you have pixel trees: disconnect the power supplies when the show isn't running and save some money.
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