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How Do I Create Water Look With Light Strings


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I have a couple of white light deer that I put out in a clump of trees near the road. In the past I have placed some blue light strings on the ground in front of the deer in order to create the deer drinking from a stream effect. This looks just ok. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on I could do this to make a better effect.

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http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRp9EJzncknbKIpqRIEm-2ch2V9iV0_MxAqdF54hvD6aV_3rSmu

have a look at this image. I'm using it as an example of what I'm trying to explain. Lay out your lights diagonal to the street and

put each string on a different channel. Program the lights to "flow" one after the other, kind of like chasing lights but to make it look like the water is flowing. Using blue and white lights and over coroplast like mentioned above. I think that would be a very nice efffect.

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I have made the "moving water effect" by hacking a chase light controller and connecting the leads to 3 plugs, then set the controller on chase and plug in each of 3 strings in the controller.http://computerchristmas.com/christmas/link-how_to/HowToId-32/4_channel_8_function_3Amp_animation_controller_for_5 this is a link to the controller I built. Just remember the first 3 wires going to a light each go to a plug the other is the common and you need to split that wire to all 3 plugs. you can get quite a few nice affects with this cheep little controller.

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I have done this using several blue net lights probably 5 in length and 3 stacked for 15 total. Under all those I used white net lights with simple flasher bulbs. It was random without a chaser or sequenced but it wasn't bad. Truth be told my neighbor had a better effect with blue lights covered with a layer of some kind of blue cellophane. That's the best I've got.

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