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About rmcjfrank

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  • Birthday 08/15/1969

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    Springfield VA
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    8 years of static displays, one year of animation under my belt -- up to 50000 lights and 96 channels!

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  1. I was looking for a way to use my current LOR controller to run 120v LED strips -- are there 120v RGB "dumb" strips, and is it possible to run one of those using a standard CTB16 controller? I have seen the options to use 12v strips and a DC controller, but was trying to not buy more controllers -- not sure if it will be economical or even doable, but wanted to see if anyone knew of a way.
  2. A shout out to Christmaslightshows.com! Fantastic customer service!! Back in July I ordered some wire and sockets...turns out they shipped the wrong wire, but I didn't discover it until the other day (and time is running out). When I contacted Darryl he told me they were out of the wire, so he would just send all new sockets to match the wire they did send. They arrived in short order, and we are all set!
  3. If you get some, I am in the same boat and could use some help too. Would you mind sharing anything you get? Will do the same.
  4. Yeah, well, I thought I had it all set up after going through a couple of different configurations. I decided this year to double the height to 20', so I moved up to 3/4" EMT with a connector. When I first put it up, I had tie downs for both poles about halfway up. I underestimated the wight of 96 strands (I tripled the lights and really didn't think enough about it). The first time I started putting it up, it fell over on my wife (still hearing about that!). No injuries, but I decided to beef up the connector, and I added guy wires to the very top. This seemed to do the trick, and I got
  5. Just got done sequencing this song...worth the effort I think.
  6. If I order a sign from Build-a-Sign on coroplast like this, can I backlight it? Which one would backlight better...any ideas?
  7. I had a similar issue...had to uninstall the previous LOR version and then install the new one (needed my registration info handy when reinstalling).
  8. I am looking for the White Christmas techno song that I have seen many people use...the one that begins with a car starting. I can't figure out where to get it...not many people who use it have a good description of the song (who is the author, album, etc). Does anyone know?
  9. If you can live with SPT1, I suggest a place called Skycraft Parts and Surplus. They have it under the link for "wire" and "lamp cord" https://02c1b5b.netsolstores.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2151 They had SPT2 on the site before but ran out...anyway, they have a minimum order of 40 feet at 12 cents a foot, and there are discounts for longer lengths. Oh, and I don't think it is green, so it may not be what you are looking for.
  10. I went in and asked for 75% off on two bulk purchases (four cases each time), and they gave it to me at WalMart. The second time took asking for the store manager to come to the light section (after they said no on the phone to the cashier, then sent a floor manager) -- it was a great visual to show the dude who could authorize the price reduction how I can clear a shelf of his valuable seasonal space! Oh, and don't go at night -- the night manager is not even authorized to smile I don't think, much less slash the prices! Very disappointed tonight with the rude manager I talked to. But,
  11. I purchased four of Darryl's curtain strobes, and at least two of them have had moisture problems. We had a pretty steady rain for three days, and two had a good bit of water in them (they are mounted straight up at the peak of my roof). I drained and dried both, and they started working again, so I resealed them with silicone -- but one stopped working again, and I suspect moisture (will find out later today). Do you have any suggestions? I am looking to purchase more in the future, but I can't have this continuing. I thought I remember something about drilling a hole in the bottom -- th
  12. I too am running my first show ever -- 64 channels turned out pretty good. We had a group of friends over on "premier" night this past Saturday...but not much traffic since. I suppose I wouldn't want too much traffic in the beginning anyway, but has anyone experienced the same? I assume it picks up?
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