1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
    auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101

Hello everyone. Another Christmas light display lover.....Still green

Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by Rolino, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Rolino

    Rolino New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Hello Admins, Christmas light display lovers and anyone who enjoys high electrical bills for Christmas, Halloween and any other Holidays where the lights display can't be missed. 8)
     
  2. jcmarksafb

    jcmarksafb Hello from Christopher Creek Arizona

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Christopher Creek Arizona
    Hello, and Welcome to ACL. If you like to talk lights, you've come to the right place. A lot of friendly and knowledgeable people waiting to talk and take any questions you might have. You might want to read the 101 manual to start. http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting_101 Stop by chat and say hi.
    John
     
  3. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    [​IMG]
    to ACL Rolino
    Actually, when done right, even with large displays the electric bill is minimal.
    As already stated, the new revised 2nd addition AusChristmasLighting 101 manual is a great resource
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Rolino

    Rolino New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I have been reading it. Very, very useful info. I'm looking for info related to this type of LED strip: http://www.dhgate.com/product/synchronously-25m-smd-5050-waterproof-ip65/186863896.html?recinfo=1,2,6#cppd-6-5|null:2
    I want to use this LED strips (ignore the other components that come with the LED strips) with three leaping arches connected in parallel using this type of controller: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/27-CH-dmx-dimmer-Controller-27-channel-dmx-dimmer/1072758987.html in conjunction with LOR. Each leaping arch will have 9 sections of LED strips connected to each of the channel. I'd like to use three arches with one single controller. Is it doable or I have to use individual controller for each arch? Would this type of LED strip work or I have to look for different Dumb WS2811/2812 LED? Is it out there any other cheaper dongle than ENTTEC Open USB that works with LOR that I can use with this project and where can I find it?


    Thank You in advance
     
  5. jcmarksafb

    jcmarksafb Hello from Christopher Creek Arizona

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Christopher Creek Arizona
    Well, I will jump in and I'm sure other people will disagree with me, but this is the way I would go. Up front this way may not be the way to go for this year as there is very little time, but is the best way to start in my way of looking at it. I don't know how big you want your arches, but 3 5m rolls of these will be more than enough http://www.aliexpress.com/item/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2811IC-256-scale-10pcs-IC-and-30pcs-5050-SMD-RGB/568458133.html One of these power suppliesc http://www.aliexpress.com/item/5V-350W-switch-mode-power-supply-LED-power-driver-AC90-260V-input-DC5V-350W-output-constant/1948831534.html and this pixel controller http://sandevices.com/E681info.html .... and LOR S3 advanced software. You won't need a dongle for this setup as the control board plugs into your ethernet port. There is a lot of learning to do with this system and takes some time, but overall will be much easier to control and wire up your arches. Like I said, it might be too late this year to take on something like this and the shipping may not even get to you in time, but I would take a serious look at it for next year for sure. Just my 2cents worth. Hope this helps.
    John
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie Lighting up the night.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Warwick
    Find Me On:
    Welcome to ACL.. :D
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Rolino

    Rolino New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    John,


    Thank You for your prompt reply. I apologize for not posting the complete info. The arches are 6'-6" X 3'-3" straight length is 10 FT (1.98 M X 1M straight length 3M). I have been reading about the E681 and I'm planing to buy one or two and use it for the next Mega tree for next year (I still have to do more reading though). But for this year I was thinking to use the controller I posted in the previous post since I have already bent all my 3/4" PVC pipe. I have not bought the controller/s and the LED strips since I was not sure if I can use one controller/3 arches or I have to buy 3 controllers, one/arch. I already have LOR S3 installed. I just started the Christmas display 2 years ago with 3 boards LOR CTB32LD and now I decided to take it to the next level. I have been reading about most of the DMX controllers and I figured, I might be able to get the arches going for this year....maybe.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Rolino

    Rolino New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Thank You Jamie, Happy to be part of this great community.
    Rolino
     
  9. bluzervic

    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Fremont, Calif.
    Find Me On:
    Welcome to ACL,


    Jump in to Chat and introduce yourself...wealth of knowledge here and in the forums


    -blu
     
  10. Superman

    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Ipswich-QLD
    Find Me On:
  11. fasteddy

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

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,487
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Albion Park NSW
    Find Me On:
    Welcome to the forum, i hope you find all the info you are looking for
     
  12. Eastwood16G

    Eastwood16G Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eastwood
    Welcome aboard
     
  13. dale82

    dale82 Senior Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kingaroy
    Welcome To ACL
     
  14. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    claremont meadows
    Welcome to ACL, lots of great reads on here.
     
  15. firebug

    firebug Senior Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Newcastle NSW
    Welcome to ACL... 8)
     

Share This Page