Best solution for twinkling effect over whole property

Discussion in 'Strobes - LED or Others' started by nato595, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. nato595

    nato595 Let's do this!

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    Greetings all!
    I'm looking for the best recommendation for my 2014 show. I would like around 200 mini strobes or something to that effect to place all over my property; on house, hanging from arches, scattered across the yard on the ground, etc. I want a twinkling star effect, or a 'glitter' effect as my girlfriend would call it.
    Ideally I would like a solution with the lowest power consumption (LED), and with minimal cabling requirements (CAT5 would be nice), and a minimal number of controllers.
    I guess I could put a whole bunch of Ray Wu 2811 modules all over and just turn on and off each specific one at will, but much easier would be turning on a DMX channel that randomly flickered or strobed every light at random intervals.
    Recommendations??

    Thank you much!
     
  2. neilric99

    neilric99 Full Time Elf

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    If you have a J1sys controller most of them now have the firmware update that will perform a fantastic strobe effect on your pixel strings.


    personally I got 300 of the ws2811 white only strings from raywu as they are brighter that using rgb color mixing although the j1sys will support doing that as well.


    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/12mm-0-75W-WS2811-WHITE-strobe-pixel-string-DC5V-input-50pcs-a-string-IP68-rated/701799_1141331702.html


    and you can have Ray setup the spacing between pixels to whatever you need it to be.
     
  3. poolprousa

    poolprousa New Elf

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    First post here ??? What is a "j1sys" ? I am wanting to get into blinky mode by next Christmas, and strobes are one of the elements am also loooking at...best regards from an old fart total noob 8)
     
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    Welcome to ACL poolprousa
     
  5. penguineer

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    For a more "random twinkly" to go with the strobe twinkly, maybe old CDs hung in random places for extra reflection/refraction?

    Cheers!
     

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