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  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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So I wanna try doing just 1 rgb prop this year. I think I'm just gonna do a Mega tree Look like pixels are plentiful and available through ray Woo but here's my question What controller should I be looking at? I see light o rama has their pixie 16 for 99 bucks. The falcons are a little more expensive but they can drive  more pixels. So...

1.  What Brands of controllers should I be looking at? 

2. Are there any brands to avoid?

3. I know light O rama has a sale coming up soon and everything goes for fairly cheap does any of the other brands of pixel controllers do a sale as well?

 

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I've been running pixels for about 5 years you can't beat the quality of either. Sandevices. E682 or the falcon controllers I use  no other controllers for pixels 

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I have experience only with Falcon controllers (excellent experience), but I did tons of reading before deciding on which brand to buy and from what I read, Falcons were the easiest to use, most versatile, powerful, supported, etc.

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1. Make sure the controller you get, supports the type of pixels you are buying. 

2. In my experience, Falcon is easiest to set up. We build all out pre-build controllers using Falcon boards. During our pre sale, we have our Pixel command center for $450, which is a Falcon 16, two power supplies, pigtails, and a UL rated enclosure. 

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