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  1. Thiel Family Christmas

    Starting New

    Hello all! I am starting my display over in a new location. At my previous house I had 128 LOR channels with close to 50k lights. When I sold the house, the new homeowner wanted my complete system so I sold it to him - EVERYTHING! So now I am in a new home and in a new state and looking to start over. i am looking to dive into the world of smart pixels and DMX. I have 1 16ch LOR controller. So now you know my life story here is my question: What is the best way to go with smart pixels? Where do you recommend purchasing them from? What controller will I need? How will I power them and how much power will I need to have? How do you mount these? Do I stay with LOR software? As you see I have a lot of questions and I know I still have many more to ask. So please help with any and all information that you may have. It is greatly appreciated. I have also included a picture of the front of my current house. Some old nasty videos can be found here - "https://vimeo.com/3099146" Thanks in advance for any and all help. I received a lot of help from here in the past and I know I will get the same.
  2. Dragonkeeper

    Pixels for sale

    I have pixels and pigtails I bought from CFoL but never used and now won't me able to. 2 packs of 1000ct 5V ws2811 pixels 18 awg wire @ $240/each 2 packs of 1000ct 12v ws2811 pixels 18 awg wire @ $290/each 2 qty 3 core pigtails (20") 10pk $20/ea 2 qyt 3 core pig tails (8") 10pk $$15/ea 2 5v 350 power supply $19/ea 1 12v 350 power supply $19
  3. Okay so, I am creating this light show for halloween and christmas and have been riding with just flat led's, no rgb or anything, but I would like to use some this year. I saw Tom Betgeorge's layout and I noticed that he doesn't use individual nodes to outline his house. Instead he uses some kind of ribboning. (possibly LOR's color ribbon or some strips) but after searching for many other videos, the rgb ribbons all have lights that are too far spaced out and doesnt look right. If anyone can please reach back to me on what kind of lights he uses (ribbons and or pixels) then that would be great. I will leave a video to his display so you can see the outline of his house and how much light comes off the strings. As for his mega tree, i believe he is using nodes but you can correct me if Im wrong.
  4. gmcspadden

    Connectors used for pixels

    I am curious about how you are making the connections from dmx controller to your pixel strips, nodes, floods, etc. I used the 3 pin connectors sold at Holidaycoro which can also be found at alibaba's shops. I like those because they are waterproof and heavy duty. Just curious as to how others are making the connections. Also what kind of wire are you using? I thought about cat5 cable and making 3 conductors of the 6 wires. But then i thought better of that and bought the 3 conductor flat cable at holidaycoro. I found that the stuff I used last year became slightly brittle where it was expose to sun all day (Phoenix, AZ). Just looking for thoughts and ideas.
  5. KneelandLights

    Pixel dimming curve

    This is my first year with smart pixels and I'm just starting to test my first sequence. I've notice they don't fade as smooth as my LOR LED strings, it's especially noticeable at the low levels. I remember setting and tweaking the curve on my LOR board for each channel/output last year. Is there some way to edit all the "Dimming Curves" in the smart pixel world? I see how to change the Dimming Curves in xlights for the individual models (pg 40 of the xLights_User_Manual_2016_31.pdf), but I don't see how to do it for a group of models, or all smart pixels, and there are no dimming curve settings on my board from what I see. I've got 47 smart pixel models in xlight... I'm not fond of the idea of changing up each models curve individually. Also, If anyone has knowledge / experience with this, what have you found is good settings for your diming curves? (in xlights or otherwise) My setup: .8 watt /node 12v 18 AWG WS2811 nodes from Ray Wuu PixLite 16 MK II control board Running xlights 2016.51
  6. hotrod1965

    100 count 12mm back in stock

    Just wanted to let folks know we have black wire 100 count 12mm pixels back in stock. These are ws2811 with 18awg wire. http://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGBlights.php
  7. 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
  8. 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.
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