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Still have quite a few left to do, but here are some pics of the progress. Im using the composite "U" channel strips, that are used as a channel for lattice. They worked out perfect.

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I want to see them in action! :)

If you get a chance later when you mount them please take a few more pictures. This might be a new idea for me.

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can definately see benefits. Place once and have them up for all year and every holiday. your efforts look great. Are the LEDs individually addressable or are they one strip same color? Do you have chasing abilities? What interface are you using? What software are you using to program the LED's? So many questions!

Doug

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Still have quite a few left to do, but here are some pics of the progress. Im using the composite "U" channel strips, that are used as a channel for lattice. They worked out perfect.

How about some more info on the U channel. Where and how much? I have been contemplating channel used to run electrical on the outside of a wall in much the same manner.

Thanks for sharing,

Brian

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The nodes are non intelligent, so I cant make them chase, etc. Im using a LOR dc controller and 150w power supply. Got all of it from Ray Wu. As far as the U channel, I got it at home depot. Its located where they sell lattice. Evidently grey isnt a popular color because its on clearance $2 instead of $7, for an 8ft piece.

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I just stumbled upon this thread and I really like where you are headed with this! :cool: Any updates on the install progress? Could you post a daytime photo of the strips mounted to the house, please.

Also, is this the product you are using in the u-channels? Thanks!

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Wow that looks great, I know what I'm doing for my 2012 show! Like senior I have many questions, what spacing did you use, any chance of a how to?

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I have custom designed vinyl track that accepts modules just for this purpose if anyone is interested.

Please, dont stop there I'm sure many of us are VERY interesrted

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I just stumbled upon this thread and I really like where you are headed with this! :cool: Any updates on the install progress? Could you post a daytime photo of the strips mounted to the house, please.

Also, is this the product you are using in the u-channels? Thanks!

I could post a daytime pic, but you wouldnt see them. If you stand at the end of my driveway, which is about 20-25ft, you cant see them. If you look really close I suppose you could. So far Ive asked 3-4 people to look for them and they had no idea they were there. And yes I have finished putting them up.

I used a 3" spacing and then just drilled a pilot hole on the face of the strip and screwed it directly to the house. The only thing you need to be carful with is the hole size for the node. If you just drill a hole big enough for the node to fit in, it will not fit snug because of the tappered shape of the node. It would slip all the way through the hole. I drilled a small hole on one side and then used a tapered "metal" drill bit to drill through the opposite side. This way the bulb would stick out when I pushed it in, but not go all the way through. Then I siliconed the wired side to not only lock it in place but also to keep moisture out of the node. Although I dont think moisture will ever be an issue since they are under the roofline. I checked them one time after a day long, hard rain and the nodes and plastic strip were completely dry.

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I could post a daytime pic, but you wouldnt see them. If you stand at the end of my driveway, which is about 20-25ft, you cant see them. If you look really close I suppose you could. So far Ive asked 3-4 people to look for them and they had no idea they were there. And yes I have finished putting them up.

I used a 3" spacing and then just drilled a pilot hole on the face of the strip and screwed it directly to the house. The only thing you need to be carful with is the hole size for the node. If you just drill a hole big enough for the node to fit in, it will not fit snug because of the tappered shape of the node. It would slip all the way through the hole. I drilled a small hole on one side and then used a tapered "metal" drill bit to drill through the opposite side. This way the bulb would stick out when I pushed it in, but not go all the way through. Then I siliconed the wired side to not only lock it in place but also to keep moisture out of the node. Although I dont think moisture will ever be an issue since they are under the roofline. I checked them one time after a day long, hard rain and the nodes and plastic strip were completely dry.

I would still like to see a daytime pic if possible.

Brian

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What a great idea! I'm beginning to get curious about a project for next year. Could you point us in the directions of the items you needed to purchase from Ray Wu and how much it cost? Is this a cost effective way to replace the C9's on my roof line? What was your total cost? I know this is personal, but I'd like to know if this is a project I could afford to take on and have ready for next year.

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Hey ProLine!

How about an update on your project? Lots of members, and me, would like to know a little more about the RGB nodes, and how you wired them- especially to LOR. Are you just just running the basic 3 colors or combining colors for a broader color pallet.

Great Idea to work with!

Best of Season to you,

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