New to ACL & wants to know/do all the good stuff

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  1. Amo66

    Amo66 New Elf

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    Hi ACL,
    I am new to the fully controlled lights for Christmas etc and would like to do some cool stuff for my kids.
    Only have really old lights and want to upgrade big time.


    I looked at the light-O-Rama but would like to get something from Aus


    What to use?
    Where to get the good controller from in Aus that can be use with music
    Want to use new RGB LED lights
    Where to get them


    Any help would really be appreciated
     
  2. dale82

    dale82 Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, I would start by downloading the 101 manual and have a browse thru that before commiting to anything. jump into chat as there is always a wealth of knowledge in there also. Where abouts are you located?
     
  3. Beacy

    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    There are 2 options in OZ


    AAH makes boards and so does Advatek and Yagoona distributes some J1sys boards all are good and give you far mmore bang for your buck that that LOR stuff.




    As far as lights go many of us use Ray Wu in China, just make sure your Paypal account as plenty of zeros in it and you place can look like Disneyland
     
  4. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Not only do Advatek and I make Aussie made boards but David_AVD does too. Advatek also makes pixel boards similar to the US based ones that Yagoona_Lights stocks in Aussie.
    The ACL 101 which has been revised should have the new copy in the learning centre as of today and this is a great resource for finding about nearly everything related to blinky lights. http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/Controllers shows details on AC and DC controllers. Don't buy AC unless you really have to. It's easy but it's expensive and most lights are actually low voltage rather than 240V.
    There's details in the 101 about the software packages and links to videos on using most of them too I think.

    David also makes isolated usb-dmx dongles and I sell cheap Chinese ones too if you go with dmx controlled DC boards.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Welcome to ACL. Let the fun begin.. :D
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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  8. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL and yes the ACL 101 manual is your best starting point. You will find lots of great help here in the threads and in the chat room


    For some reason I cannot access this file and get a 'You are not allowed to access this section' so I cant move the file to its new home. Strange as I should have these access rights
     
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    firebug Senior Elf

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    Welcome to Acl Amo66... 8)
     
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    Amo66 New Elf

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    Thanks for all the replies, yes reading the 101 down load :D
    Located north lakes Brisbane
    To get the same effects as the LOR system do you need to have DMX or just RGB ?
    Can you do the program on ipad or macbook?


    Should have started a lot soooooner
     
  11. dale82

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    well, I visit North Lakes often as my Family live in Dakabin. :D
     
  12. Lights for Cindy

    Lights for Cindy New Elf

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    welcome and enjoy, read the 101, then read the 101 again, click on the links and have fun. The 101 is the bible of christmas lighting.
     
  13. bluzervic

    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    You came to the right place, lots of options to choose from so take your time and dive in :D


    Jump into chat and ask questions.


    Welcome to ACL, the biggest playground on earth


    -Blu
     

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