Hello from Melbourne

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  1. Jeremy D

    Jeremy D New Elf

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    HI All,

    Currently running a static display that runs from 8pm to 2am for all of december till jan 7
    95% of what i run is led based but no smarts

    next year i plan on having the following
    2 AC LOR controllers to control the static lights
    2 Falcon F16v3s running all my led pixels (i have a wide front yard)
    audio driven by a sonos connect amp
    10 leaping arches
    several runs of rgb strips
    several rgb down lights (plan on using this as outside lights all year round)
    if i get time i plan on making the following
    rgb matrix
    several north poles
    maybe some dmx lights if i get time and money

    currently playing with xlights to see how i want to plan my setup

    feel free to make any suggestions
     
  2. Ellis

    Ellis Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Welcome!

    You're on the right track with planning ahead, sounds like you have a good plan in place.

    Setting up a layout in xlights is a great place to start.

    I have no experience with LOR but ran Basic 2 string LEDs from some of AAH's DMX controllers this year, that works very well.

    Anyway, read the 101 manual if you haven't already and jump into chat to ask questions.
     
  3. Benslights

    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    welcome to the group im sure you will find Xlights is what you need. sounds like you have the rest under control
     
  4. djgra79

    djgra79 Senior Elf Generous Elf

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    HI Jeremy and welcome to ACL!
    Looks like you already have a plan formulated and know what gear you want to get which is sometimes half the battle starting out.
    Recommend you follow the Melbourne Mini thread: https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/melbourne-mini-2018-discussion.10486/
    Minis are where we all get together and discuss topics and show off some of our creations, fielding questions about how it all works and generally putting faces to names - a must for all blinky enthusiasts!
     
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    OzAz Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Do your static lights have transformers / mutli-function controllers? If so they won't work so good off LOR AC controllers.
    Depending if they are 2 or 3 string leds, then as Ellis said, you'd be better off with one of @AHH 's boards

    Also consider getting an FM transmitter (can be used in conjunctions with a speaker) if you have visitors that just drive up and watch from their cars.
     
  6. gerry

    gerry Senior Elf

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    Welcome Jeremy. Where about's in Mel are you ?
     
  7. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    LOR AC boards aren't that great for controlling LEDs as the current is too low and they will often latch on. They are also very dear on a per channel basis. I make a bunch of different boards that could potentially be used for controlling them. The price per channel can get as low as 1/10 of what LOR AC costs. Welcome to ACL and hope to see you at the Melb mini if we can get it organised.

    Alan
     
  8. fasteddy

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

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    Welcome top ACL, lots of great info and members that will help you along the way
     
  9. livetoride

    livetoride Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Welcome mate, Enjoy your stay and remember to check out the Melbourne mini which you can meet fellow CLAPPERS like us so you can learn lots of information in a couple of days!
     
  10. kinglights

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    Welcome to ACL... you'll get lots of great help if you seek it from the guys here.
     

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