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Really Big Lights RGB easy conversion

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I forgot to post this here, sorry.  Hopefully this will make it easier for more people to find.


Modifications to white Really Big Lights to add RGB single pixel WS2811 compatible. This is a really simple way to perform the modification as opposed to zip tying bullet pixels. It also creates no shadows and gives a nice homogeneous light thru out.
The source for pixel is
The entire mod costs less than $2.00 for parts not including cable extensions.
Fast and easy way to modify your white RBL for RGB. I quickly put this video together to show how easy this mod can be.

Advantages of doing it this way (at least for me),
1. Low cost. Only two parts plus connecting cables. (Cost about $2.00 for mod materials)
2 Single electrical pixel but with 6 LEDs
3. Fast and easy to do.
4. No zip ties, no soldering, no glue. The installation is very physically stable and clean.
5. Already connectorized for in and out. Just add dielectric grease to the connector if you need it.

Hope you find this helpful.


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Actually not similar.... it is a "modification" for sure but using the square pixels.. and nothing wrong with doing it that way at all, but a completely different physical mounting scheme.  The entire reason I did it the way I did was to avoid having to zip tie loose pixels to the existing post (or pvc pipe) which is how many have done it.  Some have even stuffed the rectangle ones in the bottom but there is no real good physical mounting that way that I have seen.

I haven't seen the video you said you would post so I am not sure how you did yours but I would be interested to take a look.  My way isn't the "only" way, just a "different" way... and for me personally a better way because it is clean and mechanically sound.  Show us what you did.. Don't be shy!  :D

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Yes.. pretty much... the ones I used actually have a threaded stem out the back.   what square pixel did you use?  I have not seen any that mount the way.. Unless you mean you used screws and mounted them on the plate.. That would be mechanically sound as opposed to how many others did it.. So I stand corrected.. it is similar if that is the way you did it.. Got pics?

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The square pixels from holidaycoro.com are on a metal backplate that has two mounting wings with screw holes that I used. Once I actually take them down I'll be happy to post a photo.

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Here's the link.

Plasmadrive   Are you running yours at 36 volts then?  I bet they are brighter than the Holiday Coro Pixels, but I like the fact that they run at 12 volts.  I'm thinking of buying a bunch of the big lights and it's going to be a hard choice of which pixel use.

Dale P.


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I was a little skeptical of the $2 conversion figure but if you buy 20 of them at one time, they are indeed less than $2 each.  40 mm, 24V, 20 pcs WS2811$34.64 postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/20PCS-WS2811-6LED-D40-Pixel-Waterproof-String-5050-Module-Strip-Light-40MM-24V/401519176455?hash=item5d7c686b07:g:u9wAAOSw44BYfF0W

I see that they also sell the lights in a 12V version.  The size for these is 50 mm and there is no wiring attached but the price for just 10 is $13.29 postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-PC-50mm-WS2811-LED-pixel-module-Full-Color-6LEDs-5050-DC-PCB-Board-12V-D38-6/371689145446?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52935%26meid%3D3945954f9ea54f359865ff0b66a1aae1%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D231553300099%26itm%3D371689145446&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

By the way, you can buy diamond cutting discs for your Dremel tool.  They are really great for cutting metal and plastic.  Way faster than what you used.  There are lots of eBay sources: 5pcs $1.08 postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/5PCS-22mm-Emery-Diamond-Coated-cutting-blades-Discs-1-Mandrel-Drill-Bit-Tool/391533344072?hash=item5b2934b548:g:uJoAAOSw6n5XsWe0or from a US seller 10 pcs $4.49  postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-mini-Diamond-Cutting-Wheel-Disc-Saw-Blade-Dremel-Rotary-2-Mandrels-50mm/253733655028?hash=item3b13b451f4:g:FiUAAOSwZKRbPt1i


Edited by Rich in Las Vegas
added info about diamond cutting disc

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