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:confused: Looking for opinions or someone who may have done this. I bought some white artificial trees at Walmart to use in my display next year.They will be used as a tree line similar to the Holdman setup with WRG lights. We all know that lights are practically nonexistent this year:Question,do you think using lights with green wire would detract from the look of the white trees? I have plenty of green wire lights from previous years.
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:confused: Looking for opinions or someone who may have done this. I bought some white artificial trees at Walmart to use in my display next year.They will be used as a tree line similar to the Holdman setup with WRG lights. We all know that lights are practically nonexistent this year:Question,do you think using lights with green wire would detract from the look of the white trees? I have plenty of green wire lights from previous years.

i had White trees from Big Lots came with white wired lights i added grteen wire red/and blue at night you really can't tell what color wire i used. i also bought 5 fake trees instead of using like a tomatoe wire frame i use fake trees for the tree line i personally think the fake trees look better than the DIY tomatoe trees

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I've used them min my show for the past 3 years and love them. They do fade in color and you will notitce that during the day. It was only a bit annoying this year as I added 8 new ones beside the older trees. I've never found green lights on white wire yet at any stores. So, every tree has green wire on it. I completely ran out of white wire this year and wrapped 1 tree with all green wire. I've never had a complaint and you can not tell at night. It is the closest thing to the Holdman tree line that I could come up with.

Daytime....

Nighttime...

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nice thing about the white trees is that they will reflect the color well off the branches, so you'll get more of a wash effect and may not need as many lights. That said, I'd probably pay extra just to get white wires. Personal preference is all. I will say that at night it is pretty hard to tell the difference. If you still want white wire, try a local hardware store that sell lights. Ask them to order some white wire for next year reserved for you. It's cheaper than online vendors. I'm working with a store in my town that is helping me get whatever I want next year since green and red minis are so hard to come by in 2011. They place their wholesale order in February.

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:confused: Looking for opinions or someone who may have done this. I bought some white artificial trees at Walmart to use in my display next year.They will be used as a tree line similar to the Holdman setup with WRG lights. We all know that lights are practically nonexistent this year:Question,do you think using lights with green wire would detract from the look of the white trees? I have plenty of green wire lights from previous years.

Here is an option. I am testing white artificial tree's with RGB modules (that way they can be any color and transition smootly from one to another.

here are a couple of examples (not submitted for production quality, and saturation is much better in person than on this video).

http://vimeo.com/36047526

These were done with 10 rgb rectangular MODULES from holiday coro ($1.29 each). The provide a nice bright glow and very flexable.

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Here is an option. I am testing white artificial tree's with RGB modules (that way they can be any color and transition smootly from one to another.

here are a couple of examples (not submitted for production quality, and saturation is much better in person than on this video).

These were done with 10 rgb rectangular MODULES from holiday coro ($1.29 each). The provide a nice bright glow and very flexable.

Great Work! I'd borrow that idea in a heart beet. Can you give me a breakdown in cost? I'm not up to par on all the RGB stuff, but it would definitely make wiring up the show a whole lot easier.
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Great Work! I'd borrow that idea in a heart beet. Can you give me a breakdown in cost? I'm not up to par on all the RGB stuff, but it would definitely make wiring up the show a whole lot easier.

Cost for this was $8.00 for the tree (2 foot white artificial),

10 rectangular rgb modules $1.29 ea ($12.90),

One 3 channel controller $7.99,

Power Supply $14.99.

Total $43.88.

(assumes you already have a DMX dongle and LOR 3 xx or LSP.)

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Cost for this was $8.00 for the tree (2 foot white artificial),

10 rectangular rgb modules $1.29 ea ($12.90),

One 3 channel controller $7.99,

Power Supply $14.99.

Total $43.88.

(assumes you already have a DMX dongle and LOR 3 xx or LSP.)

Perfect... I use 4' white trees, I could add another 8 rbg modules making them $46 each (I have the trees already).

I hate to ask you more details, and I know that I'd need a DC LOR controler. Also I've learned a bit about the DMX dongle. Once the dongle is created, the network cable goes from the LOR unit to the dongle, then out to the display element?

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Perfect... I use 4' white trees, I could add another 8 rbg modules making them $46 each (I have the trees already).

I hate to ask you more details, and I know that I'd need a DC LOR controler. Also I've learned a bit about the DMX dongle. Once the dongle is created, the network cable goes from the LOR unit to the dongle, then out to the display element?

You need a dmx dongle (I recommend enntec, but their are a number of ways to go), a 12 volt power supply, a controller, lights and some cat5 cable,. and with LOR version 3 , or LSP. If you want to experiment try one of the sample packages from Holiday Coro ( http://www.HolidayCoro.com/?Click=244 ), with this and a dmx dongle you can easly get into the world of DMX and RGB. Caution ! Once the door is open you will never go back!

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