Hello from Perth.

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  1. Binkles

    Binkles Full Time Elf

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    Hello everyone.


    I've been looking at doing lights for years, and well, lets just say I've finally decided with my daughter growing up, I'm looking at doing a display for next year. Having said that, I want to try and get started right away.


    I've looked at some of the boards around, and noticed that the renard isn't that popular here in Australia, but it does look like a flexible option, and a bit easier to understand for the beginner.


    Reason I see it that was is because the other options look more at pixels, and that's probably a bit hard for me to grasp what is needed, and of course the initial outlay with some of the boards being rather expensive, as well as the lights.


    I've looked at our house, and was thinking of 3 or 4 arches, mini trees, as well as a number of lines, and icicles to make up my first display for 2013. I would like to do a pixel tree that I've seen, but that's a wee way off.


    Anyways, I look forward to any help and advice you give, or I read.
     
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    Welcome aboard Binkles. First port of call, is to have a read of the ACL 101 manual:
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1889.0.html

    You may also want to contact David_AVD and AAH (both members of ACL) to enquire about their 24/48 channel & 60 channel (respectively) controllers.

    I have a AVD48 channel controller, and it's worked perfectly for me for the past 2 years.
     
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    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    Ive got a mix of pixels run off 7 x J1sys Pixad8's and the rest being a mix of Big W, KMart, Bunnings & RGB (non pixel) run of 12 x AVD 48's they are great never have a problem with them would recommend them highly. AAH now has some 60Ch boards too but haven't used them yet.
     
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    Binkles Full Time Elf

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    Thanks for the welcome, I have read the manual a couple of times as I learn more stuff, I understand it more.


    Will definitely look into the avd48's
     
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    Also worth a mention, is to look out for the Perth mini (little expo), which is usually held around June/July.
     
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  7. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Binkles

    You are already doing what is best, read the manual, listen and pickup a little, read manual again, etc. It will all start to fall into place.
    Many excellent people will help you finish filling in any blanks you may have before you start spending money.

    In the most simple terms, in my opinion using LOR, lights are lights, be it a string or RGB strip. The complexity comes in when you start sequencing and that complexity consists of time involved.

    No matter which route you take string or RGB, I also suggest attending your local lighting mini if possible. They are extremely helpfully.
     

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