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My first Christmas and 1600 pixel megatree was done with these power supplies... good value, particulary if you need a fair whack of currrent.
Still use the meanwells for locations that don't need that much current.
I ordered two from the USA ebay seller, and one was DOA, so they sent a...
Welcome aboard, I'm just south of you at Jimboomba, and this year was my first with pixels.
I use both strips and nodes, however my first strip had the last 500mm of it DOA, and when I laid my lights out another strip did the same thing.
Nodes, from what I've seen only 3 nodes have failed out...
I've had solar powered lights fail within a couple of weeks.... I've even had a set fail the day after I clambered over a tree to put them up, a lightning strike somewhere within a few kilometres killed it.
As DJGra79 said, start early, start small.
You'd be doing pretty much what I've done this year, where I've had a 'bigw' lights around everywhere, and have supplemented them with pixel lighting for this Christmas. I have around 3200 pixels, of which 1600 of them are on my mega tree.
Welcome to the community.
This is my first year at sequencing too, and it's been a steep curve for me too, but I'm starting to learn things with xLights, and making sense of how to do things.
Got some of my props up now, including my 6m megatree down here in Jimboomba.