Ebay US110/240V AC

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  1. aaronwa

    aaronwa New Elf

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    Hi Guys,


    I will be investing a fair bit of $$ for my 2015 show. I am currently researching lights.




    I know that lights from aliexpresss. ebay can be dodgy. I know the dangers with the 110/240V AC lights. My Questions;


    1 ) : Based on http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2-x-1-6m-Heart-Shape-Outdoor-Indoor-Landscape-Lighting-128-Bulbs-34-Hearts-RGB-LED/32229950240.html after the effects controller, will these lights still be running on 110/240V and therefor extremely dangerous to use? Or does the circuits covert to a lower voltage.


    2 ) : Is there anyway these lights could have the plugs cut off, and work with a LOR DC controller at all?
     
  2. ecbailey

    ecbailey Full Time Elf

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    Considering there isn't a transformer or similar but a little dodgy looking normal power plug I'd say probably not safe and can't be used with LOR DC.


    Best bet would be to use some 5 or 12 volt RGB or pixel strings or strips and cut them to the lengths needed for the heart pattern yourself I think.
     
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    dale82 Senior Elf

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    Ray Wu and rgb pixels is my recommendation.
     
  4. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    My guess is the ones in that link are dodgy mains type with no approvals. Avoid, avoid, avoid!
     
  5. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    As David says Avoid, avoid avoid. not worth the risk
     
  6. fasteddy

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

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    These lights are cheap and nasty and its not a good combination using these outdoors and in rain, so as already said

    AVOID AVOID AVOID
     
  7. Beacy

    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    Do you already have LOR or are going to buy it?
     

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