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Discussion in 'Show Off Arena' started by AussiePhil, May 30, 2010.

  1. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator

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    Yes LSP 1.7 can do that and a lot more.

    As far as what you have planned in the small town, you might want to have some sort of security setup to stop anyone stealing any of your goodies. You know how little country towns can get sometimes for the youth, not much to do except get drunk and be stupid.

    I look forward to hearing your stories on how the locals take it
     
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    Ok. Now... jealously is setting in. :p

    That's great!

    Inquiring mind. ::)
     
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    hi phil,

    can i ask why you chose 7 LED's per string? Was that to fit in with the board's limits or something else?

    these are looking pretty good for next years show (i've blown this years budget out of the water already :) )

    thanks,fj
     
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    As with all series connected LED's you need to consider the DC voltage that is either used or you want to use.

    To ensure the best compatibility with all my existing (24v) incandescent that works better at around 28v DC i settled on a 27v-28v DC voltage for as much of my display as possible.

    Having chosen 27v it just became a simple matter of how many LED's can i use in series at that voltage.

    The other thing was my megatree will be around 5.5m high i wanted 8 segments per string at 100mm spacing that then gave me 56/8 = 7. Seemed to all work out fairly well.

    Cheers
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    Well it was a very quick put together for the Mini, i actually have no intention to use it in the display and it will be dismantled again so i can used the LED's for the megatree.

    Cheers
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    thanks phil.

    i'm really looking forward to seeing videos of this years displays. with a lot of people incorporating the RBG LEDs, it's going to make for some impressive shows.
     

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