Hi, I am new to the Lighting scene

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  1. michealhall

    michealhall New Elf

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    Hi, I am new to the Lighting scene and just wanted to know if there was anyone around NSW around the west area penrith/Richmond/Windsor/Blacktown way that would be willing to talk, I have been reading all different ways of lighting up my house, like LOR, Arduino with ws2812b leds and that LOR stuff from the states has issues with voltage and also most of my lights are low dc voltage, but I want to sequence the lights to music. just wanted to talk to someone thats has done it and go down the right road. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    welcome aboard micheal borg live up that way
     
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    AussieDoug Full Time Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, here is our 101 manual Rev2d please have a read. It is full of heaps of information that will help get you under way.
     
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    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    Welcome to ACL


    Jump into Chat and ask questions
    Its a great way to learn even faster :eek:


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    Welcome aboard mate, i am a little further north than Sydney but i am usually hanging around chat, you should jump in, everyone there is so helpful, many great minds, so many answers..
     
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    Check the Display Locations link at the top. You can see others in your area.
     
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    Welcome to ACL Micheal. .. 8)
     
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    Light-O-Rama hardware is a relatively expensive option. For low voltage DC lights, DMX512 controllers are what I use and highly recommend. They're not the only option worth investigating though.

    From there you can add pixels to your show and run them with their own E1.31 controllers alongside the DMX512. There are specific pixel controllers as well as the Arduinos. Some of the pixel controllers have DMX512 outputs as well.

    If your low voltage lights have 8 function controllers then they need to have at least 3 wires going to the lights.
     
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    just push a button and you can change scenes. < pun intended >
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Michael
     
  12. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Hi Michael

    welcome to ACl

    I will be moving to Camden in a few weeks so will not be far from you. once I'm moved into we can have a chat. also I'm in chat most nights and can talk you through a few things and how to save money and go in the right direction from the start
     
  13. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Hi Micheal.
    Yeah I'm from Claremont meadows and my display is still up
     
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    lytnin Apprentice Elf

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    G'Day Michael,
    Welcome to ACL.

    Yeah I'm in McGraths Hill.

    I've been doing this for quite a few years now.

    I'm happy to chat and show you what I run. Shame you didn't post a few days ago. I've just pulled down most of it, but still accessible.

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  15. thecrazylightlady

    thecrazylightlady Yes I admit it.....I have the C.L.A.P

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    Hi Michael, welcome to ACL
     

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