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Recent content by bdt

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    Boscoya ChromaFlakes

    Does anyone have any best practices for mounting Boscoya chromaflakes? Sometimes it get kinda windy so I'm thinking it might be a good idea to use fishing line to hold them against the house???
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    Moving Head

    I wonder if this one is really water proof including snow, it would make it a lot easier to mount. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/outdoor-waterproof-sharpy-350w-17R-moving_60744996283.html?spm=a2700.details.maylikever.6.12613799uNeLq8
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    Moving Head

    Thanks guys, if its realistic I hoping to keep my budget under $500. I'm looking mostly for the beam of light effect, I planned on mounting it at the top of my megatree in a water proof box. Wow after watching Tom BetGeorge videos one light seems kinda week... Good to know a lamp is better for...
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    Moving Head

    I'm looking to add a moving head to my display this year. Would appreciate advice on understanding the specs - what's important. Is this a good light? https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2018-Newest-5R-7R-200w-230w_60741033343.html?spm=a2700.7724857.normalList.6.25a46b4cXK6JTl&s=p Thx
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    Pixels w/ small UV rated covers

    Does anyone know where to buy pixels and covers similar to this (attached picture)? and/or small covers for technicolor pixels that are UV rated...
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    More power injection clarification

    Thanks for your responses. I should have clarified my initial question by giving a little more background. I’m going to rewire much of my display and I recently got the impression from some of the online discussions that injecting power using T splitters with multiple power supplies is ok. I...
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    More power injection clarification

    I don,t mean to sound determined, the T splitters used for power injection are wired this way.
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    More power injection clarification

    Are you saying the voltage drop across the resistance (~1.6 ohms) of a string of lights is sufficient if the power supplies are set close to the same voltages? That makes sense, the voltage across the light string will fluctuate depending on the current draws of the individual power supplies. I...
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    More power injection clarification

    Looking for some electronics theory clarification; Almost every time a power injection question is asked someone always reminds us that the -V between the power supplies should be connected and the +V should not. I understand the reasoning, however, pixels are constructed with positive and...
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    Wire Type

    No its the Sun and cold causing discoloring and some cracking. Thanks for the recommendation. I ended up buying from my local Lowes vs. looking for a good deal on ebay.
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    Wire Type

    I just started polling my display out of storage and noticed much of the 16/3 & 16/2 wiring is showing signs of deterioration. Looks like I'll be changing it. Recommendation on wire type and a vendor would be appreciated. Thx!
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    New Square Pixels from Ray Wu

    i wouldn't use them. 5v w/ 20awg wire will require more power injection. I used 5v pixels w/ 18awg on my pixel tree and wish I would have stayed with 12v pixels 18awg.
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    Small Power Supply

    thanks diyer, I'm thinking of using 4 to 6 modules.
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    Small Power Supply

    I want to build an LED address sign for my house. It will be around 6" x 12" x 1" and use a couple of these modules (https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/20PCS-5730-SMD-LED-module-high-bright-1-2W-IP65-DC12V-150-160lm-size-81mm-16mm/701799_1781559847.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.miz7b9). I...
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    RGBW strip

    Can anybody explain any advantages or disadvantages of these strips? Is it worth the extra $13 to go with the strip that combines the white LED with the RGBs? thanks...
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