Mounting RGB Bullet Pixels to Roof Ridge Line/Peaks

TrainNut844

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Hi All,

I was wondering how you guys mount your Bullet Pixels to your Roof Ridge Line/Peaks?
OR
Do any of you guys have any ideas on how to mount them?

I have a tiled roof to put this in context.
I would like them to be seen from side and front on.

If you need extra information just ask for it.

Thanks TrainNut844
 

abundy

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Dec 27, 2011
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HI TN844.
Here is how I mounted my house outline lights to my tile roof.
I used 2811 strip mounted into some milky white silicone tube, and not bullet nodes.
The items used were the make a brackets available from Bunnings. You need to use 5 holes worth on this bracket.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/carinya-20-x-200-x-1mm-flat-make-a-bracket_p3975816
20mm electrical conduit
20mm conduit clips
screws/nuts/lock washers
Silicone.
Lights and crap loads of cable ties.

Bend the bracket into a U shape, with 2holes/1hole/2holes
Assemble with a clip and the screws/nut/washer.
I slide the non clip side under a tile and once lined up with the other clips silicon it to the tile.
Once the lights have been cable tied to the 20mm conduit, just clip in and connect up...

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BallaratLights

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Jan 24, 2018
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Hi All,

I was wondering how you guys mount your Bullet Pixels to your Roof Ridge Line/Peaks?
OR
Do any of you guys have any ideas on how to mount them?

I have a tiled roof to put this in context.
I would like them to be seen from side and front on.

If you need extra information just ask for it.

Thanks TrainNut844
I am just converting from rope lights / string lights to pixel strip or nodes and so will have same problem. I am thinking of rectangular cable Trunking with clip on lid. (4m? length $12.90 Bunnings) Nodes would be pressed into drilled hole so they were on top and visible . cable protected in duct but accessible. Drilling holes would be a pain. Probably cut in half to make storage easier.
 

Robbo

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I am just converting from rope lights / string lights to pixel strip or nodes and so will have same problem. I am thinking of rectangular cable Trunking with clip on lid. (4m? length $12.90 Bunnings) Nodes would be pressed into drilled hole so they were on top and visible . cable protected in duct but accessible. Drilling holes would be a pain. Probably cut in half to make storage easier.

I literally just had the same thought, but using a jig to drill the holes for mounting the pixels, however looking at the specs it's indoor use YES outdoor use NO, so tipping there may be some UV issues? or is it the IP rating making it unsuitable for outdoor use?
 

BallaratLights

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I literally just had the same thought, but using a jig to drill the holes for mounting the pixels, however looking at the specs it's indoor use YES outdoor use NO, so tipping there may be some UV issues? or is it the IP rating making it unsuitable for outdoor use?
Have not looked st the specs in detail but UV may be an issue long term,. I am converting to pixel strip with IP 65 rating plus extra silicone at ends. Mechanical support provided by "Suntuff clear polycarbonate H joiner" (Bunnings $17 per 3m) Pixel strip fits inside and shines through while control wires fit in other side of H. Still in build stage of 4 x 1m and 4 x 2.4 m fittings. After those will be some longer runs. How to join???
 
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