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About Weisswelsh

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  • Birthday 10/15/1962

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  • Location
    Elk Grove, CA.
  • Biography
    Just starting out with the computerized Christmas display.
  • Interests
    This is my new hobby!!
  • Occupation
    Student
  • About my display
    It has always been static, but I'm hoping to change that in 2009

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  1. This is the song "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen" synched to our Christmas light display. We are located at 3316 Lake Terrace Drive in Elk Grove, CA. We have over 100,000 lights controlled by 40 computer circuit boards connected to a computer. Be sure to come by and take a look.
  2. Hello, Does anyone know of a good website that lists wire gauge recommendations for 12v runs. I am using the MR16 LED lights purchased from member Wirekat. Each MR16 uses .167 amps. I will be putting 10 lights on each wire from the source. The distance from the source to the lights could be as much as 50 feet. So, I will be putting about 2 amps through that distance. What is the smallest wire gauge I can use safely? Thanks so much. Bob
  3. Thank you so much Kevin. I feel much more confident now. You've always been so helpful to me (and others) in the past and apparently you still are. LOL. Thanks again.
  4. Hello, I purchased 160 MR16 LED bulbs from Kevin (Wirekat) a few years back. I have yet to use them. This year I would like to put them to use instead of letting them gather dust. The problem is that I am completely unfamiliar with how to wire the lights using the DC board I bought from LOR. I figured out how to use a PC power supply to power the board thanks to help from all of you, but now I need help with wiring the lights. I've never wired anything using DC. Here is a hypothetical situation (assume the power requirements are within the proper limits): Let's say that I want to have
  5. I received everything I ordered and in the correct quantities. This is my first order with CDI and I'm very impressed. In previous years I had nothing but trouble from some other vendors. This was a nice change. Thanks Paul. Bob
  6. Quick Question; Are the attach-on plugs for SPT1 or SPT2 wire?
  7. Ignore this question. I found the answer on another topic. For those who still want an answer to the question below ---- These aren't programmable and do not work with LOR. Hi Paul or anyone who knows, For a newbie like me, what does that mean? I use LOR controllers. Do I just plug the string into an LOR controller plug like any other light string and that's all there is to it? That's unlikely since I would need to tell it what color to be. So does that mean it has a controller or something? Bob
  8. Thanks Bill. I don't have any Warm White in my display, so no worries there. I'm glad they all look alike from vendor to vendor. Now I just need to pick a vendor. :-) It's always scary spending a small fortune on lights. Your help is appreciated. Bob
  9. Hi Everyone, This is my last posting tonight.... I hope. :-) I have to purchase a huge amount of lights this year and just found out the preorder deals are almost ending. The last time I bought lights, I bought from a company that had tons of problems and poor product. I don't want to make that same mistake again. I have heard good things about CDI and Magic in the Sky. I know we aren't supposed to say anything about problems we have had with vendors, but that is information I want to know about. As such, if anyone has had any problems with any of these two vendors, please private mes
  10. Hello, I have a 35ft redwood tree out front that I want to light. Yes, it will cost me a fortune to light this tree. :-) What do you recommend to light this tree? I want to use LED bulbs. Should I use M5 (or M6), C6, C7, C9 or rope light? Should I consider retrofit bulbs? Please include a cost/performance opinion if possible. Thanks everyone. Bob
  11. Hello, I bought all of my lights in 2009 from "LED Holiday Lighting" (The year people complained about that company.) I will be buying a ton more lights this year and was wondering if anyone has knowledge of how the lights I bought back then compare (in color) to those of CDI or Magic in the Sky. Are the colors pretty much exactly the same when seen side-by-side? Bob
  12. Hi Ernie. Yes, I needed to vent. It felt good. And yes, I'm over it now. :-) The sequencing hasn't been going well, but that's just because of time issues. If we have one more dinner party, I'm going to scream. :-) I did purchase the SandStorm song, but I'm horrible at editing music, so someone said they are going to send me an edited version. I finished two other songs, but I must admit I stole a lot of the sequencing ideas from about 15 people, so there's not a whole lot of my own creativity in there. I'm still trying to find a version of the Nutcracker (Russian dance) that I like b
  13. I deliberately didn't respond to any of these messages for a bit because I thought it would be a good idea to pause, let some time pass, and then see if I feel I was out of line with the whole Chuck thing. Well, I decided that I was a bit harsh and should have toned down my response to Chuck's criticism of my song choice. I agree with that. But make no mistake about it; Chuck was criticizing my song choice. He saw that I was asking for help concerning the SandStorm song, and then feels a need to make a negative comment on my thread concerning the use of that song. Had he started his own th
  14. Thanks Dave. I didn't think about that. Perhaps the "good audio" that I've heard on other display videos was due to them using a higher bit rate than what I'm using (128 kbps.) Could that be the problem too? Bob
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