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  1. Steve Habjan

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    Hi everyone,
    I m based in Cairns and have been inspired to have a go at doing a Christmas display for 2019. I have some basic led’s , rope light and old bulb ones too. My goal is to have a music to light show. I’m a total novice at electronics and have been reading some of your forum and it all a little overwhelming lol!
    Silly question but can I use my old lights and new pixel with the same controller or do they need to be seperate?
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    You will need to separate them onto different types of controllers specific to different types of lights and their are a few options. Depending on how much old stuff you actually have would determine if it was economical to buy controllers for them to use or start again and get hooked on the real Light stuff. Although limited in control for the old traditional lights they can still be used alongside any new stuff you get into in the future.
     
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    If you post some pics of the plugpacks etc for the lights you've got we can offer advice on how you can control them.
     
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    For an example, here's a rough guide to what I have done.
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    Thanks so much! Here are a few that I’m using
    thanjs
    thanks mate, give me an idea of what needs to be done
     
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    Steve Habjan

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    Thanks AAH.. photos won’t load at moment
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    I "think" that you need to have at least 3 forum posts before you can post pics. It's an anti-spam feature of the forum.
     
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    Steve Habjan

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    Ohh ok I’ll give that a go
     
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    Do you know of any other Light Enthusiasts that would be interested in the mini as well? If so, please pass on the info. The more the merrier.
     
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    Thanks Al,
    I have had a read of the 101 Manual and now thinking what have I got myself in for LOL! I would love to do an outline of my home/roof in smart Led's/strip but with the size of my home I reckon I would need 200 odd mtr just for that.....
     
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    I will sure pass it on
     
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