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Found 29 results

  1. Ralphie

    Programming

    Can you program the special effects I see in dumb RGB strings with the lastest version of LOR's software?
  2. Don Mcabee

    RED C6 leds

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • Wanted
    • Used

    Looking for a deal on red C6 led strings that someone is changing out from props etc, prefer 100ct inbox what ya have, possible trade of some sort on new in box BIG BULBS Blow molds from General Foam. Picture for reference

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    gaffney - US

  3. uptownguy2000

    2017 Display- video

    I thought I would see how a video might look online- here it is! I wanna get around to some music played from some Bluetooth rocks or something similar.
  4. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me 10300ish lighs
  5. De Virgin Mary had a baby boy by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me.10300ish lights
  6. AnnaRipley

    Household RGB light strip

    Hi, this is Anna from CA. I put a 10-ft tree in the living room. I would like to decorate it by the colorful lights. Any recommendations? I do not want to use the weary, monotonic bulbs. Thanks!! My tree last year
  7. Hi Group, I'm looking for recommendations on an online vendor of LED lights. A google search turns up many but looking for one that maybe has some ties to this forum. This year, I'm planning to swap out all of my old incandescent lights for LED. So with that in mind, I'll be buying a lot of LED's. I'm looking for bulk buys like lights on spools versus boxes of lights. I need to redo all my C7 lights which consisted of three separate runs of 100' with three separate colors on each run. Also, I'll be redoing all of my 2' and 4' Christmas tree's. I'd really like to be able to buy spools of smaller LED's (500 to 1000') and cut to my own lights and do my own electrical terminations. Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed! Thanks, Lightman
  8. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • New

    Retiring our entire light show. This includes 14 controllers, 5 blow mold reindeer, 1 blow mold Santa, 1 blow mold penguin, 6 blow mold candles (2 new), 4 wire frame deer, 1 wire frame moose, 2 marty fans, 4 leaping arches, 1 mega tree, thousands of new, still in the box lights, thousands of used lights, rope lights, icicles nets. Incandescent and LED lights. Wireless light linkers, FM transmitter and more. Selling as an entire lot. $3500 OBO. Must pick up A complete list is attached QTY Light Count Condition Description Light Type Color 1 Untested 16 Channel LOR CTB16DV5 Controller Metal housing 4 Used 16 Channel LOR CTB16PC Controller Plastic housing 1 power cord 4 Used 16 Channel LOR CTB16PC Controller Plastic housing 2 power cords 5 Used 16 Channel LOR1602 Controller Metal housing 2 power cords 19 216 Used 18 ' Rope Light Incandescent Red 2 300 New 18' Garland Light String Incandescent White 9 216 7 new 18' Rope Light Incandescent Multicolored 2 216 New 18' Rope Light Incandescent Red 1 New 25 count Light Stakes 8 New 6' Unlit Wesley Pine Trees 6 1 per candle 2 are new Blow Mold Candles 1 1 Blow Mold Penguin 5 1 per deer Blow Mold Reindeer 1 1 Blow Mold Santa 2 New Empty Flower Easels 1 Empty Reindeer frame 1 Used FM Transmitter 1 450 New Icicles String Incandescent White 21 70 New Icicles String LED Blue 2 300 New Icicles String Incandescent White 2 200 per deer Large Wire Framed Deer Incandescent White 82 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent White 30 50 New Light String - Box LED White 4 60 New Light String - Box LED White 10 60 New Light String - Box LED Multicolored 2 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent Red 35 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent Blue 4 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent Green 27 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent Multicolored 6 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent Purple 1 60 New Light String - Box LED Blue 1 100 Used Light String - Box Incandescent Red 12 70 New Light String - Box LED Multicolored 6 60 New Light String - Box LED White 1 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent Green 3 100 New Light String - Box Incandescent White 10 150 New Light String - Reel LED White 2 200 New Light String - Reel Incandescent Blue 2 400 New Light String - Reel Incandescent Multicolored 2 400 New Light String - Reel Incandescent White 500 Used Light Strings on reel Incandescent Multicolored 600 Used Light Strings on reel Incandescent Red 400 Used Light Strings on reel Incandescent White 360 Used Light Strings on reel LED Blue 4 960 per arch Lighted Arches LED White and Blue 16 200 per tree Lighted Trees Incandescent White and Multicolored 4 Used LOR Wireless Light Linkers 2 1600 per fan Marty Fan - just over 5' tall Incandescent White and Multicolored 1 2400 Used Mega Tree Lights Incandescent White and Purple 1 300 Used Merry Christmas Sign Incandescent Red 6 70 New Net Light LED White 1 Unknown Untested Plane Incandescent 2 150 per deer Small Wire Framed Deer Incandescent White Tons of misc used lights Red, White, Muticolored, Blue 1 Used USB485N Converter 1 300 Wire Framed Moose Incandescent White Light-O-Rama Light Show Listing.xlsx

    $3,500.00

    Newberry, Michigan - US

  9. Lightman

    Wide Angle 5MM LED Lights

    Hi Group, I'm still crunching through numbers to determine the overall cost of converting my incandescent display over to LED this year. I've found some great deals on LED C7's and Rope Light. However, I'm struggling to find a ecomnical solution for smaller mini lights like the Wide Angle 5MM LED's. The best price I've seen is $10 for a package of 50 count. I need roughly 75-100 boxes of the 50 count and that comes out to a pricey figure. Does anyone know of a vendor that sells these by the spool (100', 250', 500')? Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks! Lightman
  10. We are having a large light sale from Pilot Mountain Christmas. We have both new and used LED and Incandescent lights of all kinds. We are selling by appointment only so if you are interested in checking out what we have call us at 336-351-2487 and leave a message with your Name and a date and time that you want to come. The address is 4236 NC 268 HWY East in Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. See pictures on our Face Book Page. https://www.facebook.com/pilot.m.christmas
  11. Lights@721

    Mini-Bubble-Tree

    In a different post I saw someone post the below photo... got me thinking. Has anyone built a recent version of these? I was thinking of trying to do it with a standard string of lights and just put multiple bulbs where the instructions have 1 per can... Anyone done this and have more detailed instructions for a build plan? I just built PVC mini trees but I might aim to replace them with these because I really like the look.
  12. Patrick Chartrand

    LED Icicles and C9 Strobes For Sale

    Hey guys, I'm converting to Pixel Lighting and have a lot of icicles that I no longer need. These icicles were purchased from Paul over at Creative Displays. I have the following for $5 per set. (Yes $5 per set... these are priced to make someone very happy) 20 Sets - Red C-6 LED icicles with 70 Lights, 3 light, 5 light and 6 light drops - about 7.5 feet long white wire. 20 Sets - Green C-6 LED icicles with 70 Lights, 3 light, 5 light and 6 light drops - about 7.5 feet long white wire. 20 Sets - Warm White C-6 LED icicles with 70 Lights, 3 light, 5 light and 6 light drops - about 7.5 feet long white wire. I have C-9 strobes for sale at $1 each (Yep.. only a dollar each) 19 LED Strobes - In boxes never used 9 led Strobes 18 standard strobes I also have 75 Snubbers for sale at $.25 each (one quarter) These are used to help LED lights fade and not flicker. Buyer pays for shipping, and I have no idea what it would cost to ship these anywhere, but I will use UPS or USPS, you pick.
  13. Lights@721

    Net Lights on Roof?

    I tried searching on google and on here as well but couldn't find this anywhere... I had the brilliant idea of putting net lights on my roof, instead of using more and more lines of C9s. My current setup : I have the roof outlined in multi-C9s along the gutter and up the sides to the "peak". (Think a U) Instead of adding more LOR channels I am concentrating on adding more lights this year and the roof was obviously an open canvas. I thought about buying more C9s and putting them on an angle, or just filling in the roof with some type line pattern. But why do that when I can put down net lights? GREAT IDEA, cool effect (at least in my head right now)... Think about the U shape, but now I am filling in the middle. I already purchased the lights (got a decent deal on 2ft X 8ft LED multi color, 150 lights) but now I am thinking about how to secure them next year. Any ideas? I was thinking a wooden frame would work to hold in place, maybe some ropes that are secured, pvc frame (lightweight but enough to hold them in place)... has anyone done this or have any ideas? If you have done it, photos of your setup could be great! I am also thinking its possible to use the C9s already in place to hold them? zip tie them together? creating a GIANT net that I can just roll out? Picture below from a few years ago but the roof is basically unchanged in terms of light layout.
  14. Mr. Macleod

    Help! I'm at my wits end!

    Hello all, I am in the middle of rewiring an old static display we have used for years. It's about a 10 foot train with 900 lights. The old lights went out after years and years of use..so I decided to put in new c6 lights to replace them. After 2 days of removing the old strands and lights I started wiring up the engine first. We had to remove each c6 light on the strand and put in the correct color to match it with the train. It took several hours just to do the back half of the engine. I thought I was careful and made sure each light was put in properly, but after getting the last light in I plugged it in..and maybe 70 of the 210 lights came on. I bought an LED light tester from amazon and had it shipped overnight. Got it today..nothing. My question is..what is the problem? Brand new strands..brand new lights literally just moved out of the order they were in and put back in different spots. It should work..but it doesn't. I've had probably the worst month of my entire 39 years on this earth this month, and this is just the icing on the cake..I want to scream, I want to cry, and I really want to throw this thing across the room! Haha. But now with as many new c6's as I've bought and the original cost of the train itself..I'm in way too deep $$$ wise to give up. Please help!
  15. Erik Goodwin

    First Time User

    First time user here. I am trying to add LED strips to the trim (gutters) of my house. I was thinking using the LED strip lights for this?? I also wanted to be able to control each individual LED. After reading around online a bit, I like the concept with a DMX controller?? Can someone tell me what equipment I would need to accomplish this? Also maybe where the best place to buy the equipment at. I appreciate any help. Thank you.
  16. Goldglove106

    New to Columbus

    Hi all, I Hope the lighting season is going well for all! I wanted to introduce myself to everyone in the Ohio forums. My name is Tucker Rubino. I currently have a display in Scottsdale, AZ but will be moving it to Columbus over the next couple of years. I am looking for some displays to visit across central Ohio, I saw some of the older posts but wanted to check who was still up and running. Looking forward to meeting everyone! Tucker www.rubinochristmas.com
  17. My 4th "almost-completed" project (95%) is the Solar 8' Midi-Tree strung with 1000 solar LEDs, topped with a DIY wire-frame LED star and held in place with a Portable Hole II (thanks to Walter Monkhouse for his Portable Hole II detail).I wanted an easy-to-assemble, portable and light-weight 8' outdoor light tree that did not require powered lighting strings - I decided to build this from scratch using a combination of PVC conduit, nylon string and an adjustable height aluminium pool pole! The planning/concept took a while to figure out in my mind, however I eventually came up with an easily stored collapsible concept that would work fairly well - we will see in November when I put it up!!!The most time-consuming part of this project was stringing the nylon guides so they all had exactly the same length/tension, as well as creating an appropriate tree topper - the rest was fairly easy once I had the plan/measurements done.The Portable HoleThe supply list and plans for Walter's Portable Hole II can be found here. Here's a few snaps of my completed version - the center lug will be unscrewed and removed, with a threaded 600mm galvanised pipe screwed in so that the tree main pole can be slotted onto it:The Main Tree structureThe supply list for the main tree was mostly from bits and pieces I had around the garage/workshop, the main components being: 2x 4m lengths of 20mm PVC conduit 2x 20mm straight conduit couplings (solvent weld type) 1x home-topper ring - I made mine using spare parts which included 50mm PVC endcap, threaded conduit joiner, off-cut of 20mm conduit and a threaded plastic fitting (not sure from what though) - see pictures 1x 2.5m Aluminium 2-part telescopic adjustable pool pole (for the main centre pole, light-weight) Approx. 50m of non-coated green nylon 2mm or 3mm clothes line for the strings (any nylon-type non-stretch string would also work) 20x smallish galvanised hooks (for the bottom light string loops) 10x medium galvanised hooks (for the topper light string loops, two strings for each hook - not fitted yet) 1x can dark green plastic self priming spray paint 2x strings of 500 multicolored LED solar lights Some fine dry sand for ballast weight in the PVC rings Lots and lots of patience!!! The main center pole bottom will slot over a galvanised 600mm pipe riser that will be fitted to the Portable Hole center flange. Once the tree is up, the 1000-LED multicolored solar light strings (50m total) will be strung starting from the topper going down a nylon string, around the bottom hook and back up to the topper hook - this will be repeated until both strings are used up. The solar charger and battery pack of each string will be high enough so I can mount them horizontally in line on our flat-roof to charge during the African summer days! Here's some pictures of the build stages so far: For the center stabilisers, I made these "quick-clip" guides that will brace the outer PVC rings, with the 4-outlet center attached to the center pole - WIP The wire-frame LED Top-StarThe supply list for my DIY wire-frame LED star was as follows: A design template of the star size - I used a sheet of A3 paper for this and found the star shape I wanted on the web 4mm galvanised wire - can't recall the length used but think it was about 1.5m A few winds of thinner binding wire - 0.5mm-0.75mm would be fine - just holds the star arms together A soldering iron and solder for brazing the thinner binding wire on the star arms Grey primer spray paint and matt black spray paint Black zip ties (small) LED light strip 20mm conduit grommet seal fitting and a straight coupling - see pictures Lots of patience whilst bending the thick wire to the required angles! Each short side of the star arms is 100mm and the center arms are approx. 200mm - I made it this size so that it would match the 100mm cut points of the LED strip I was using - you can make this star whatever size you want though; you'd just have to adjust the wire thickness accordingly so that it can hold it's own weight.As you can see from the 3rd and 4th picture, the star base will slide into the tree topper - I made the star base just short enough that the conduit joiner and tree topper conduit piece can sit snuggly to hold everything upright - it's much sturdier than it looks! The wire-frame was primed and sprayed matt black before fitting the LED strips and securing with zip-ties.Here's some pictures of the process and completed star:This was really a project that evolved from an initial thought, however I think it'll work well - I haven't tested with the solar light strings mounted yet; I'll post some more pictures after it's all completely setup in November - the beauty of this design is that I won't need guide wires, although I may need some additional bracing between the tree's PVC rings to keep them from swaying/blowing around in the wind - the strung lights should assist with this though!If you need more pictures or information on the steps/items let me know.The next project post will be my homemade LED-lit Oversize Bauble Strings...
  18. Linsey05

    Help with LED brightness

    I'm new at the serious light display 2 yrs ago we replaced our mini incandescent white lights (roof & eve lines) for LED They aren't nearly as bright as the incandescent. It almost looks like the house is in a fog, if that makes sense. Is there a BRIGHT LED that will be just as bright as the regular light??? I'm looking for a picture of our house with last year's lights and can't find it Thanks for being such a great group!!
  19. hotrod1965

    more RGB fun

    Installed WS2811 C9 RGB lights on my house this year. Controlled with a Raspberry Pi and a Pixlite 4 controller. Sequences done with Xlights and Falcon Player
  20. hotrod1965

    RGB Fun

    Installed WS2811 C9 RGB lights on my house this year. Controlled with a Raspberry Pi and a Pixlite 4 controller. Sequences done with Xlights and Falcon Player.
  21. Hey folks! The holiday parties got someone a little too cheerful and tomorrow that cheer is spreading to you ! Now through January 15th, 2012 we are slashing our already ridiculously low prices by 15%! Be sure to check out store.lightsmusicmagic.com to see the eggnog filled deals available to you! Oh, and we're offering free shipping on all orders over $100! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  22. I swapped my Bethlehem star this year for a wire frame version. I also replaced the incandescent lights with LED lights. The cost was nearly identical (purchased from Lowes if it matters). Aside from my RGB LEDs, these are the ONLY LEDs in my display. I noticed when I came home last night, I had a VERY noticeable flicker when the LEDs were dimming on my star. It also seemed to be slightly worse on some sets than others (7 sets used for the star). The differences between sets was minimal however, and a casual observer would probably say the strands flickered at the same time, rate, etc. for each channel they were on. (I have 3 channels for my star, it's basically a modified holdman star). These LEDs worked perfectly since Thanksgiving night. It was only last night they started acting up. We've had periods of pretty heavy rain, but none last night. I connected a three-way pigtail at the base of the LOR controller and connected a set of minis to see if that would have any impact. I *think* it may have smoothed out the flicker a touch, but I'm not really certain. I also noticed that one of my snowflakes running off this same controller stopped working last night too. I will plug in the snowflake to a regular outlet tonight and determine if I've got a sick channel or if the snowflake bit it. I really cannot get to the roof at this time due to all fo the stuff in the yard. I'll just destroy my many cables with the heavy lift. Should I have put the mini lights in series with the LEDs? Any idea why I'd be getting flicker on dimming, but NOT at full brightness?
  23. Hi all, I know this subject is talked about a lot, but I'm trying to convince myself to take the plunge into the world of LEDs. I work at a large lighting company where we have been using LEDs to light products for 10 years. My current needs are 150ft of icicle lights and 5 artificial trees each containing 6 - 100 bulb light strings. To convert my small display to LEDs would cost me about a grand (figuring full-wave, sealed strings from online vendors). When I analyze it, the payback on LEDs just doesn't seem worth it. The lights would have to last more than 5 years to make it cost-effective and based on all the quality issues that I've read about over the years in these forums, it almost seems like incandescent is the path to stick with. Can anybody offer any suggestions? Thanks!
  24. volensaeros

    Looking For......

    multi color Icicle lights that twinkle or chase or with a program box that is affordable and good quality. I have a 40 foot span to cover maybe a little over 40 will work too. I have been scouring the web all night and cannot find anything I am interested in. Maybe you all can help. The cheaper the price the better!
  25. ctchristmaslights

    Led For Wireframes

    I am looking for a reasonable LED strand with removable bulbs (Full Wave) to replace my existing minis on my frames. I have 60+ frames that I will do over time. Any suggestions on vendors for this. They all seem pretty expensive or i can not find them with removable bulbs
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