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About stanward

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  • Birthday 08/30/1975

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  • Location
    Keaau, HI
  • Biography
    I am a beginner at synchronized lighting
  • Interests
    Working on my truck, spending time with family, anything electronics.
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer
  • About my display
    Very small, more than 4200 lights, 16 channel LOR
  1. I had a lot of problems with the LED strings from Home Depot, Ace Hardware, WalMart. I only have one type of LED strings that lasted 4 seasons. I purchased commercial grade LED strings from LED Holiday Lighting, Creative Displays Inc, and MITS. Unfortunately, I have had problems with strings from all 3 vendors. However, not as many problems as the big-box store LED strings! When the LED string goes out, I have to troubleshoot to find which LED is bad so I can splice in the new one (solder and heat shrink). Stan
  2. I lay them flat on the roof. I have the standard 4-12 pitch (roof angle) and the roof is made out of corrugated steel. I then used fishing line to tie them to the ridge cap. I wouldn't know how to prop them up like what you are saying, since the roof is corrugated steel.
  3. I think most, if not all, LEDs from local retail outlets are crappy. I only have 1 type of WalMart LEDs (purchased back in 2009) that is still working till this past season (2012).
  4. I believe the manufacturer is the same as what CDI uses, which is of the best quality (I ran both in the past). Jacob, will there be another sale for those of us who are too broke to purchase now? I am in the recuperating mode from Christmas presents and what not. Thanks, Stan
  5. Your biggest expense will be the contractor cost or labor cost in digging the trench. The cheapest cost will be the actual conduit itself. With that being said, you should run conduit that is large enough for spares, etc.
  6. Hi MITS! Thank you for the update! I was a bit worried about the orders. Hope it makes it over to Hawaii before the middle of October. Stanward
  7. Your store is not working. I get an oops message.
  8. In the years past, I used binder clips to hold the light strands along the roof line. The binder clips rust in the wet weather and I need a better alternative. Does anyone have a good method (rust/corrosion free) to attach several light strings along the roof line? I live in a very rainy area. Thanks,
  9. Cool! That looks just like the Christmaslightshow one from Daryl Brown.
  10. Hello, I am wanting to purchase 17 strings of 100 count LED (color can be all red, or all white or all blue). I am wanting them to be sealed units. Thanks, Stan
  11. Not sure why a 50 count string would be broken into 3 sections. If all else fails, you can build your own full wave bridge circuit and cut out the "blobs".
  12. Time for MITS to go onto facebook as well!
  13. I seriously thought that light tester would fry the LEDs and/or rectifier.
  14. I had to file a claim with the BBB. That seemed to work for me.
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