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  1. Dividing Dumb RGB

    Hello, I am looking to restring a santa landing zone in dumb rgb nodes. I see strings of 50 nodes but I was wondering if i can cut the string to custom lengths such as 5 nodes per stake/light post and then wire them directly to the dumb rgb controller/power source. I want them in white only since the stakes and caps are colored red/green already. Any help is appreciated. This is my first rgb project Here is an image to what the landing zone looks like with incans that have been nothing but trouble last year.
  2. PAY FOR HELP!!!!!

    WILLING TO PAY FOR HELP I am looking to get into RGB Pixels this year after using LOR last season. My plan is to outline my house, windows, mega tree, and 3-4 arches. I want to use the ribbon lights for the outline. I know the sequencing is going to be very time consuming so learning the startup and basics of Xlights is where I need help so I can focus most of my time on sequencing. I know there is a lot of videos on youtube, which I found a lot are tutorials from older software versions which leaves me a bit lost at times. Digging through the forum can be a bit time consuming as well and info is all over the place. I am willing to pay an experienced person to help me get going on Xlights. I would be willing to pay an hourly rate or a flat rate. Name your price if you are willing to help for some cash.
  3. 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!!
  4. 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.
  5. 2017 Suggestions

    Good Morning, I am here humbly asking the experts what should I do...my wife gave me the go ahead to move from a static display to RGB. Any suggestions? The kids say we need to have a mega tree.. Thanks in advance. Paul
  6. Household RGB light strip

    Hi, this is Anna from CA. I put a 10-ft tree in the living room. I would like to decorate it by the colorful lights. Any recommendations? I do not want to use the weary, monotonic bulbs. Thanks!! My tree last year
  7. GE color effects lights

    Does anyone know if the GE color effects lights are smart pixel lights which can be contrtolled by pixel controller? Am curious if they are smart pixels, are they 5 volt or 12 volt? Please let me know if you have any experience with these lights....Thank you!!
  8. New to decor

    I'm new to the decor scene and finding out more as I go. Any info on rgb would be greatly appreciated
  9. I recently purchased a 16 strand sequence for my rgb tree. It came with a .sup and a .lms file. I am trying to add this to an existing sequence in LOR, but cant figure out how. I have the latest up to date pro software license and superstar license with only 2 CCR. The .lms file i have i am not familiar with the layout. It is like sequencing rgb in the sequence editor rather than pixel editor. Each rgb is broken out and not grouped. I tried grouping them and naming them a prop like i have in pixel editor, but no use. I can open it in superstar but cannot export it due to only having 2ccr license. I would rather not purchase. $170 license for this one sequence, but i cant figure out howto get this in my existing sequence. Existing sequence uses 32 channels regular and 32 universes of rgb. Any help appreciated.
  10. 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.
  11. RGB Cables

    Can anyone give me some guidance on making 4-wire RGB Cables? I would like to begin adding some dumb pixel strings into our display. I can find sources for rolls of cable and pigtails, but can't find cable splices or unwired connectors. Any information or resources you can direct me to is greatly appreciated.
  12. 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
  13. Since this will be my first Christmas moving into the RGB world, I'm trying to figure out how to best setup my cases with power supplies. I currently have 4 CG-1500 cases and one LOR new style case (which isn't as big as the CG-1500 cases). I've got mostly 360W power supplies and will be using either PixCon16 controllers or E1.31 Bridge units which both take two DC inputs into them. I will also be using pixel extenders with the bridge units. I do live in Nebraska so it does get pretty cold in the December so I'm not sure if I really need to worry about heat inside of the cases. So my question is, I know with the mounting plates, I could mount a maximum of 2 power supplies (one on lid and one in body) along with one controller within a case or possibly 3 power supplies (1 on lid and 2 in case) within the CG-1500 cases. Does anyone have any pros/cons of setting them up like this? Or should I really limit the number of power supplies I put into a single case (with or without a controller in it)? Just trying to work out my configurations along with where I'm going to need to position the controllers to determine if I'm going to need additional cases. If it helps, my current layout design is to have 19 separate universes. 4 actual controllers. Each controller will use at least 2 universes on each power input. I've already been expecting to also use power injection within each universe so I will be setting up the cases to provide me this capability also. I appreciate any advice I can get on this.
  14. Quality RGB Controller?

    Hello, Does anyone know of a quality SPI Controller? Currently i use the WF300 but it doesn't really have the color combinations to fit the US market or at least my preferences! I am running some 5v RGB Strip TM1809 SPI Protocol Thanks! ddille
  15. Hello All, I have been researching permanent Christmas light options for quite some time and most of the companies i have found are either complete jokes or their product is clearly not of any quality. Recently I found out that there is s start up right in my own state that is trying to solve the whole permanent light question. Their name is Oelo Has any one purchased these before? They seemed high quality and a lot more thought out than just some waterproof strip tape stapled on the house! haha! Go Check out their website! oelo.com and please let me know what you guys think!
  16. RGB HELP!!!!!!

    Ok here is my problem. I just got RGB Strips and and a easypix controller, and acti dongle from holiday coro. In lor if I do fade commands the strips work perfect. If i try to do a on command the strips flicker and do not come on in the right color. Also if i try to make a color like orange the strips also fliker in odd colors. Any Suggestions?
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. Building a RGB tree

    We just added a quick video on building a RGB tree with our pixels and a pixlite controller.
  20. 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.
  21. I need help. I purchased a LOR CTB16PC controller with S4.8* Pro sequencing software in November 2015. I was able to put together a few sequences, buy 1 sequence and copy some from others that were gracious enough to share theirs. I replaced most of my incandescent lights with LEDs. My Christmas display worked great. I received another CTB16PC as a Christmas present, bringing me to 32 channels total. Now I that I am addicted, I need some help. I would like to change some items in my display to RGB lights. I am open to smart or dumb, but I don’t have a big budget to work with (think under $1,000 US total). I need some help developing a list of the parts that I need to purchase that are compatible with the LOR controllers I have. I like their products so far, but think they are a little more expensive to get me going on RGB or I just don’t know anything about what I am talking about or need. I currently have: 1 ea Laptop 1 ea LOR S4.8* Pro 2 ea LOR CTB16PC controllers 5 ea 4 foot spiral trees(w/ incans) that I want to convert to RGB 1 ea USB485 adapter What else do I need? Will a DMX controller work? How many DC power supplies and what voltage? Anything else? Thank You, Stephen.
  22. video of RGB set up

    Just though this may be helpful for those wanting to get into RGB lights
  23. 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!
  24. Playlist of our 2015 Display
  25. Onstott 2015 Display RGB

    Couple of pics from Saturday night. Great turnout and i will have some other videos shortly. There are a few on our facebook page as well but they are just some shots friends took from thier phones. https://www.facebook.com/OnstottChristmas/timeline
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