Experience with Neon Flex Tubing

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    So I saw today some neon flex tubing and was wondering if anyone had experience with it and how easy it is to add in to their displays? I was thinking of using it to create archers.
     
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    The neon flex can be treated like rope light where there are sections you can cut down to length. You would control this via a DC controller board. So you may also need the accessories for it like end caps and connectors if you plan to cut it down to size
     
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    i was looking at that stuff, but using it for singing faces. I think Shell uses similar for hers.
     
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    Ruprect uses neon flex for his singing faces:
    https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,7032.msg63081.html#msg63081
     
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    I have a fair bit of it here that I'd sell if you want it. There are no pixels in it but it has a pull through cord. It won't fit strip that's already in silicone tubing. Picture here https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,8767.0.html
     
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    Yes I built my faces using single colour neon strip.
    Looks good, is not the easiest to work with as its a PITA to fix/mount. but overall it did what I wanted.
    Looking at your link I'm not sure how flexible that one would be? especially if it has strip in it.
    The stuff I used could bend any way you want and fairly tightly as well.
    Mine was 12V and I ran all 3 faces using one of Ray's 27Ch boards.
     
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    ah, ok... I missed the bit about it being strip inside the neon tube...


    will look at 'true' neon flex then... are they available in RGB, or only single colour?


    cheers
     
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    How about with archers instead of singing faces?
     
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    Not keen on the idea of a light set that is 110V or 240V along its entire length. I'd rather put up with power injecting than use a voltage that high.
     

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