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Large shipment of WS2811 pixels from Ray Wu

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by nutz4lights, Jul 3, 2013.

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    nutz4lights Full Time Elf

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    Hey all,

    So I just received my first big shipment of the year from Ray. I had placed a smaller order earlier this year to evaluate some pixel and string types, then settled on what I wanted and placed this new order. Took a month to fulfill because of the custom nature of what I ordered. I am happy to report that I tested 72 strings of lights tonight (totaling 3600 pixels) and didn't have a single issue with the lights. They are WS2811 5V white string pixels. The other I'm really happy about is pigtails I had him solder and seal on the ends of the strings. I think the up-charge was $1.50 per string, which is well worth it since it was taking me 15-20 minutes per string to put the two connectors on myself... Time to start wrapping the dozen trees (six strings per tree) that I originally described in this thread...

    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,4120.msg35907.html#msg35907

    The reason for off-the-wall pixel number is that the strings are not all 50 or 100 increments... I did so to minimize the branch-to-branch level jumping in those trees (spacing between branch rows is > 15cm on the bottom branches and I wanted to keep the pixel-to-pixel spacing at 10cm). Some of the strings are 30, some are 36, etc.

    Consider me another happy Ray Wu large order customer!
     
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    Always exciting receiving a big order.

    I definitely like the idea of getting pigtails added - saves you a lot of time, and I've done that a lot in the past too. (call me lazy, but I just pick my challenges!)


    It's about that time of year that a lot of people seem to get bigger orders coming in - I reckon Ray would be pretty busy at the moment.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Will you lot stop ordering. I'm waiting on him :p
     
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    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    Just received my substantially smaller order from Ray of 16 lots of 5m strip light and got Ray to add the pigtails.... well worth it I think for the relatively small increase in cost :)
     
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    Pixel strobes strings?
     
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    Louie did you use to live in the Oak Grove subdivision?


    Scott
     
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    I'm done ordering until I order my megatree pixel strings in probably September... I think... ;)
     
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    That would be me! We live up in the northern part of Melbourne now...
     
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    I have to echo the other users, while I'm still waiting for my order (about 40 sets), I had the pigtails too given the cost of the connectors and time it just made since to me to do it that way.
     
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    Well we all missed your show last year, I just got into the sequencing game last year and picked up the slack for ya!! LOL
     

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