Beginner how to - Neon Light Chase Effect

HGB_1816

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Hi All,

Newbie here,

I am after some information on how to get the Neon flex lighting to create a chase effect. Looking to make "Jumping Arches".
> What type of light do i need
> What controller do i need (Power supply, how many lights / lengths can be run off the one controller / power supply)
> Any other hardware / software accessories

Thanks for any help i can get.
 

AAH

I love blinky lights :)
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Welcome to ACL
The leaping arches are typically done with PETG tubing in US and seeder tubing here in Aus as we don't use the same style of water pipe as is in common use in US.
There's a number of threads on ACL with sources of seeder tube.
Along with the seeder tube you'll need either pixel strip or pixel nodes. It is possible to create arches using the neon flex pixel strip but it's a much more expensive way of doing it and the effect that you think is probably neon flex it probably petg or seeder tube.
A pixel controller and a power supply is the balance of what you'll need.
 

HGB_1816

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Thanks for your reply.

Could you please give me some ideas for a pixel controller and power supply

Cheers
 
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