Meteor lights and dumb strips

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  1. stiffman

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    over the weekend I've done my first purchase of lights for 2012!
    I found some meteor lights on ebay for 15.99 a set. I've ordered one set to check over, and if they come out suitable, I think I'll be ordering a bunch more.
    this is the ebay photo

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    I've also got a 5m reel of dumb LED strip, with IR controller on the way. Again, similar thinking, test it out, and if it meets standards, I'll probably get some more. they are 3528 SMD led strip, 60 LEDs/m. at $18.75 a set, seems pretty reasonable, and not much lost if they suck.
    I'm thinking of cutting a set or 2 of these up and running them down the uprights of our deck at our house.


    ebay photo of reel:
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    I just wish we had a house with road facing yard. We just moved house, and the suburb we are in has everything backward, with the front of our house facing a nature strip that runs down the "back yard"


    We are hoping to get enough foot traffic down the path to get some spectators
     
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    You are a tease with no links :)

    Could you please post the eBay link for the meteors?
     
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    ah, yea I should have done that in the first post.


    I'm pretty sure neither the meteor, or the strip lights come with power packs, but I'm happy with that. If there is one thing that I have a bunch of, its wall warts and other assorted power supplies. I figure if i can save a few bucks that way, or just saving the environment a little, then its all good.



    The meteors I bought:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130719636085?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_4099wt_1139


    and the strip I bought:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/120958598672?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_3537wt_1037


    on a lighting, but unrelated to christmas lights, I've got 15 of these 10 watt LED flood lights coming for my dad's fishing club. I bought dad 2 for his birthday, and they all loved them, so they got me to get a couple for everyone:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300693354431?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


    I've see the RGB floodlights, I'm debating getting one or two of those for some architectural lighting as well. Still undecided though.
     
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    I thought I'd add that the same seller seems to be selling the 10cm sets at $12.99.
    also to note, there are 10 strips in a set, not 12 as the auction mentions.




    I've seen on ebay 30cm sets for about $17 for 8 strips. I'm thinking of getting some of these too. I'm guessing the general effect would be greater with longer strips.


    My next question is, multicoloured, or plain white meteor lights?


    Still waiting on the RGB LED strip. hopefully it will be here really soon too. I look forward to playing with it!


    I have some video as well, just need to do a quick edit, and chuck up online
     

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