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Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by SmartAlecLights, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Ive decided im wanting to go 12v pixel nodes for certain objects.
    The issue is , Whats Water Proof an what Leaks ? ? (they all say IP68 after all)
    Ive found 3 different types from ray an was wondering if anyone has used them before an if they had issues with them.

    1. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DC12V-input-12mm-WS2811-pixel-node-100pcs-a-string-IP68-rated/701799_735790044.html

    2. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/100pcs-DC12V-12mm-WS2811-led-pixel-node-with-all-black-wire-20AWG-IP68-rated/701799_1032319604.html

    3. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DC12V-WS2811-pixel-node-50pcs-a-string-IP68-rated-epoxy-resin-filled-with-all-black-wire/701799_867072780.html

    Thanks in advance, alec
     
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    I used the first one of your selection this season, but it was unusually dry. they got rained on a few times, but never deluged. Worked great, saw no issues after 2 months being outside.


    The square ones i got from diyledexpress, Todd's site. They were used in the same spot, no issues. They tended to have a stray bulb on or off when no signal was along the wire. I felt that style was a bit different in color to the bullet nodes.


    Alan
     
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    I used Around 60 sets of the No 3. strings. No problems experienced with any sets.


    Used on Mini Trees, Leaping Arched, Mega Tree and Window Frames. Only problems was my suspect soldering.
     
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    Ray replied in chat and said the black wire set is the one with the wire UV protected. I have followed with a question about the pixel moldings themselves being UV protected?
     

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