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Do you use strobes in your display?  

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Hello Christmas Light enthusiasts! I've got 3 questions relating to strobes.

1) Are strobes a MUST for a display? If yes, are strobes with different colors a MUST also?

2) Where do you get strobes of the colors white, red, green, and blue?

3) How many channels do you use for strobes if you have them?

Thanks in advance :D

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Hello Christmas Light enthusiasts! I've got 3 questions relating to strobes.

1) Are strobes a MUST for a display? If yes, are strobes with different colors a MUST also?

2) Where do you get strobes of the colors white, red, green, and blue?

3) How many channels do you use for strobes if you have them?

Thanks in advance :D

Sincerely,

In my show, strobes were a "must". I used twenty clear srobes for a 20' mega tree, and will add about seven or eight more this year. It adds a real "pop" to your tree.

I bought my strobes from Christmaslightshow.com. I use only the clear strobes.

One channel was used for all strobes.

John

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I use 30 clear strobes on my megatree. Thery are all on one channel. I also got them from Christmaslightshow.com. People love them on the tree. Definitely adds the WOW factor. I consider them a "must" have.

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In my show, strobes were a "must". I used twenty clear srobes for a 20' mega tree, and will add about seven or eight more this year. It adds a real "pop" to your tree.

I bought my strobes from Christmaslightshow.com. I use only the clear strobes.

One channel was used for all strobes.

John

Thanks John!

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I use 30 clear strobes on my megatree. Thery are all on one channel. I also got them from Christmaslightshow.com. People love them on the tree. Definitely adds the WOW factor. I consider them a "must" have.

Thanks!

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Strobes are a personal taste thing. I used 25, and will probably double that this year.

There are a number of people here who have bought them, put them up, and hated them.

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Strobes are great in a display this is my second year with them I am up to 45 and everyone thinks it looks great! :santasmileyitty:

I plan on adding 15 more this year.

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I would like to add strobes, but I can't justify spending $7 a strobe. Maybe in a few years...

Contact the people at http://illumimax.com/. They have strobes for only $5 a piece. Plus, they sell them in 4 different colors in case you want to add more pizazz to your show. Also, that's where I'm ordering most of my lights this year, because they have such good prices! Hope this helps everyone!

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Contact the people at http://illumimax.com/. They have strobes for only $5 a piece. Plus, they sell them in 4 different colors in case you want to add more pizazz to your show. Also, that's where I'm ordering most of my lights this year, because they have such good prices! Hope this helps everyone!

Thanks for the link. That sounds like a reasonable price to me, I guess I just can't justify spending that much when you add it all up. Just to get started with strobes, I would need 10, which is $50. When you consider that you can get 20 boxes of mini lights of that price, I'd rather spend my money on other things. I think I already may be pushing it with my LOR purchase, so maybe I'll get strobes in a few years...

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Thanks for the link. That sounds like a reasonable price to me, I guess I just can't justify spending that much when you add it all up. Just to get started with strobes, I would need 10, which is $50. When you consider that you can get 20 boxes of mini lights of that price, I'd rather spend my money on other things. I think I already may be pushing it with my LOR purchase, so maybe I'll get strobes in a few years...

You have to consider your display a work in progress, something you add to every year. Consider your budget limitations and your time constraints. Most of us can only do so much each year. Set a goal for this year's display, and build from that every year.

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I think strobes only work in certain displays.. they definately look good in a mega-tree.. albeit the farther you stand from the mega tree the better they look...

I used them in my display for 09 and they were pretty good, but I didnt get the absolute POP I was looking for, however the viewers seemed to like them.. it seems using them in high numbers and not hitting them every 10 seconds in a sequence lets them stand out a little better...

-Christopher

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...and not hitting them every 10 seconds in a sequence lets them stand out a little better...

-Christopher

:giggle:..........

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I use my strobes very selectively, thats what gets the oooohhhs and aaahhhs from the viewers. Use them to often and they loose that punch. The strobes are controlled by 5 channels and in last years 22 min. show they were all on (475) for less than 40 sec. total.- the majority of that time being the grand finally.

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One more question for this category.

If you were to have about 500 strobes flashing 3-4 times a second (not saying I will), would that look bad?

Again, thanks to all of your responses!

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I neither love nor hate them. I tried a few, they don't work well in my display (where I never go to "full black" any of the time. I still use them since I own them but if I had to do it again, I wouldn't.

As Steve and others said -- personal taste. I'd personally rather spend the money elsewhere.

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I don't think they are a "must" in a display, it all depends on what you're doing and the look you're going for.

My display never goes dark..personally I want lights on at all times, so I do not use any strobes. But, being a blow molder that uses computer control..there are plenty of other animated elements in the display to delight and entertain those that come to see it.

If you like the look, by all means..do it. It's a question of personal taste and the look you want to achieve.

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One more question for this category.

If you were to have about 500 strobes flashing 3-4 times a second (not saying I will), would that look bad?

Again, thanks to all of your responses!

500 Strobes? Sure, go for it. What's another $2500?

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One more question for this category.

If you were to have about 500 strobes flashing 3-4 times a second (not saying I will), would that look bad?

Again, thanks to all of your responses!

Besides the extra $2500 for the strobes, dont forget to allow for the extra controllers you will need to run all those strobes.

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One more question for this category.

If you were to have about 500 strobes flashing 3-4 times a second (not saying I will), would that look bad?

Again, thanks to all of your responses!

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