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Posts posted by qberg

  1. how are you running the RGB mega tree?  what type of controller?  

    I had an issue when I went from S3 to S4, my internet port quit working to connect to my RGB network switch.  Can you ping the RGB controller from the computer?  Also, check your network settings in the new S5.  My guess is you are missing the network for the RGBs in the new S5.

    as for nothing working...ensure the LOR Control Panel is loaded (the little blue/red light bulb).  It has to be off to get the hardware utility to work, but re-enable your show after you are done.

  2. The little C7 flicker bulbs don't do well in cold weather and are usually packaged as indoor use only.  They just cant get warm enough to flicker in the cold.  I have DIY posts along the road that I use them in and are fine for warm evenings in NC.

    An option for a flicker is to use LOR and a normal bulb.  I use orange or yellow in the pumkins.  Then run a repeating program to create a candle flicker.  We do this for Halloween for all our blowmold pumpkins in the yard and it looks incredible.  We have well over 20 pumpkins and started by spliting 8 of the LOR outputs to multiple pumpkins.  As long as two pumpkins aren't next to each other from the same output  no one can tell.  I just built 1 line of candle flickering about 20 seconds long, repeating and then adjust the start time for other lines to create the random looking effect.   LOR will allow you to simply adjust the intensity of the channels if it  ends up too bright so you don't have to go back and reprogram it all.

  3. Chuck....I always learned a lot from the PC Magazines.  I would love to see em make a comeback. 

    Second, why not advertise on the companies that advertise here?  Ask them to throw up a splash in return for free advertising on PC site?  Everyone knows hanging out here too longs leads to big online shopping carts at the lighting vendors!

  4. While taking down the Santa Sleigh and reindeer....saw the GFP stamp....sad!


    also got me thinking...we have all this Coro stuff for RGBs, but there are no blowmolds designed to fit the pixels.  I have gutted previous blowmolds to convert them over to RGBs.  

  5. I purchased cyber link powerdirector software this year to get my singing pumpkins "synch'do" up and it worked very well. It isn't free, but I don't remember paying over $40 for it and downloading it. The only negative thing I found online was it is a memory hog when running, but I haven't had any issues on a 5 yr old desktop.

    I am using it for christmas to incorporate my virtual Santas projection on top of the songs and to chop up movies...i.e. Hot chocolate clip out of polar express.

  6. LOL...I just did the same thing this year!  I have pairs of controllers mounted on PVC which slides over wooden stakes for mounting.  I guess they got spun around while I was putting everything up and I thought I had a bad controller too.

  7. I purchased one last year for our 2 car garage door. I asked if he could do the Santas reindeer barn with out Santa (can only have one in your display) and was told sure....got it quickly and it is impressive. Heavy duty. Only issue is my door is oversized so I had to make longer straps to secure the bottom. I am using two of those LED floods to illuminate it with the light show.

    I think it is worth the cost.

  8. Lowes has the LED outdoor floods in the holiday section for about $10. Walgreens carried them last year and I really liked em and had no problems dimming them on my LOR system. After christmas I couldn't find them anymore. When I saw them this year at Lowes I snatched them up and am swapping out all my halloween and christmas floods to these. The are under the Lowes Holiday Living brand. 200 lumens, 2.5 watts, 4000K.

  9. Although internally both are the same gauge wire, the same can't be said about the wire's external insulation. Similarly you can get 18 gauge wiring for 12v landscape lights that is labeled "low voltage only" and I wouldn't use it for christmas lights or extension cords.

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