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Battery powered RGB lights

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    924aussie Full Time Elf

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    I am looking for a decent battery Powered controllable RGB lights to put in a a large cube

    Can just be a single bulb or group of bulbs that can be controlled by a handheld remote to change colours

    Alan
     

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    Any ideas , it will be in the shape of a xmas tree with corflute on all sides of each cube

    The White corflute will the have xmas videos projected on them using video projection / mapping

    The reason they need to be battery or solar operated is due to the fact we cant leave cabling along the ground
     

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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    What about dumb RGB modules driven from those 12V controllers with IR remote? (eBay link)
     
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    Will go looking on that link, If I could find a way of plugging the RGB controllable light bulb from bunnings etc into a rechargeable battery I would be there . I did find some 12v versions of the attached 240v bulb
    Putting a car battery and inverter into each cube would be rather expensive :)
     

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    Solved my problem, going to run them off a Ups during the night and recharged the ups during the day
     
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    Just saw this thread - I use a similar idea for camping lights on the motorbike.

    Essentially a old/retired 12v motorcycle battery(7200Ah) with one of Ray Wu's package deals(mini rf controller + 100ct dumb node string).

    Packaged up in a small boat battery box and a few waterproof connectors and I have "mood lighting" for a night or two.

    At some stage in the future I want to look at a compact solar panel for recharging through the day, but at the moment I just use the same battery tender that I use on the bike when I get home.

    How long does the ups last? One little thing - most ups have an audible alarm or siren when they run down to a particular threshold - just make sure you don't get close to that as having your display elements start warbling like a mad scientists experiment may ruin the Christmas effect.

    Cheers!
     
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    Just having a look at that first piccie - would it be difficult dropping 240v into the cube from the ceiling?

    Cheers!
     
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    Cubes will be outside arranged / stacked in a giant xmas tree

    Hense the requirement for battery operated

    Each cube will have a mirabella rgb led light in them and a remote control

    The remote controls come with the globes so we can just walk around the tree and change individual cubes to whatever colour we want or let them all go random
     
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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Looks very cool.. Cant wait to see the finished product..
     
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    Found someone has done similar before
     

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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Hey Alan, is ths nearly ready..
     
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    Waiting for the lights to arrive Jamie and the parishioners to bring the IBCs in " water tanks "

    Santa may be arriving in the back if an ambo this year
     

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