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Rgb Rainbow Floods

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I want to use some RBG Rainbow floods in my display next year.  Don't know much about them or where to purchase them.  Would appreciate any information as I know I should be buying them by the end of January.

 

We have a 90' long covered porch and thought I could use it to light up the porch.  Thanks for the help!

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Look at http://www.holidaycoro.com/RGB-Flood-Light-p/171.htm they use 3 channel dmx controller that works great. If you build your own home depot has enclosures for 6.88 http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203082160/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=work+light&storeId=10051 I have both rainbow and holidaycoro rgb flood I like the rgb flood better and I use the dmx controller with the rainbow floods. You can use a conroller for each flood or or one 8.94 controller for all your floods if you want them to be the same. If you have LOR S3 programing is simple.

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Tandemjoe,

Do the Cat5 cables coming off of these plug directly into a LOR controller like another controller would? or is there some other hardware between them? Interested in LOR integration aspects.

Thanks

Tad

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You will use a 2nd dongle or usb port 1 for lor and 1 for dmx With one controller you can use his http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/54-2.htmbut with three or more controllers you have to get a enttec dmx open http://www.enttec.com/index.php?main_menu=Products&pn=70303&show=description&name=opendmxusb I got mine off ebay for 55.00 and free shipping. Also you will need a adapter http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/cable-5xlr-cat5.htm so 70.00 will work for 512 channels or 170 9.00 dollar 3 channel controlers. All I did at the cat 5 connections was use Corrosion X http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/misc-diaeletric-spray.htm Never had one failer or tripped gfi. We had 4 heavy rains and 6 in of snow. He has a video for everything and his support is great any ? he is online alot and his web sight tells you when he is there.

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Tandemjoe,

Probably going to ask you alot of quesitons on this subject. 

- First of all what is the difference between a rainbow flood and rgb flood?

- How to the colors show up on a dark background.  Our house is dark brown log wood.  Does this create a problem.

- I am thinking of using the floods for 2 purposes. 

  - We have a 90' covered porch which runs the length of the house.  Want to light the porch up with different colors.  How many do I need for this?

  - Building a 15' manger sceen in the yard.  How many do I need for this.

- I currently have a 2 port dongle running off my USB port.  I run one line to the east side of the house and another to the west side of the house. 

  I have   22 controllers which cover 2 acres. 

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Greetings,

 

Are you looking for DIY or Prebuilt?

I ask because we are going to be offering RGB Wall Washers in 2013.

The units are DMX RGB, 1 meter long but only inches thick, and super bright!

 

I have attached a brochure for you if you want to see.

 

RGB_Regular.pdf

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Tandemjoe,

Probably going to ask you alot of quesitons on this subject. 

- First of all what is the difference between a rainbow flood and rgb flood?

- How to the colors show up on a dark background.  Our house is dark brown log wood.  Does this create a problem.

- I am thinking of using the floods for 2 purposes. 

  - We have a 90' covered porch which runs the length of the house.  Want to light the porch up with different colors.  How many do I need for this?

  - Building a 15' manger sceen in the yard.  How many do I need for this.

- I currently have a 2 port dongle running off my USB port.  I run one line to the east side of the house and another to the west side of the house. 

  I have   22 controllers which cover 2 acres. 

 

All of this information is great, but I thought I would chime in here. I've been using Rainbow Floods for 2 years (2 displays a year, Halloween and Christmas), and they've done great! I am going to get some more this year and get better enclosure for them. You asked how they look, and though I don't have a dark colored house, they will show up great, and you can check out my videos at www.lightsofthenight.com  I used 8 this past year for Halloween, and the previous year I used 4, it'll light up any area. 

 

Also, you don't always have to go with DMX, you can get a DC controller and use that to power and run the floods, add some pigtails for the Cat5 cable, and your all set. Though the DMX way is a little easier in the long run, iMHO. 

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I also have 10 rainbow floods but the led are not rgb They have 18 red leds, 18 green leds, 18 blue leds so if you look directly at them or as I point some towards the street You can see the three colors. The coro floods are have 30 true rgb leds which at any angle are one color. I also have a dc controler 119.00 for 16 ch. Or the dmx 8.94 for 3 ch or 15 ch for 44.70 + enttec open at arround 70.00 about the same $. The DMX worked the best for me.

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