Ray Wu's meteor (snow) tubes

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  1. seymourlights

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  2. Greg Young

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    He's a reliable guy....
    I would check with him as to whether the 12 volt power supply is fully weatherproof.
    Some of the supplies he sells are not, in which case you will simply have to enclose it in a weatherproof container.. no big deal.
    The price is very good.
    The other option you might want to consider is we are seeing pixel based snowfall tubes coming out. They cost more, but you can have a variety of effects and colors, as opposed to just a "meteor" trail of a single color..
    Greg
     
  3. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    I got a sample set (12 tubes per set) of the 15cm red and green versions today:

    15cm meteor tubes.mp4

    EDIT: Links to items on Ray Wu site: Green and Red.
     
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    Are they AS IS from ray plugged in and away they go?
     
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    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Yep, took out of box, plugged in and that's the effect. They take a while to "un-synchronise".
     
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    You mean to say that there was no issue with the PSU at all, Just plug it in?
     
  7. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    The plug pack does have USA pins, but they kindly included the required USA - AU adapter. How good is that! LOL

    In reality, I'd probably not use the included power supply. One has a rattle and I'm sure running them on a better 12V supply would be the way to go.
     
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    David,

    Do you have a link to the samples you got from Ray?

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  9. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Links to items on Ray Wu site: Green and Red.
     
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    Thanks for the links.
     
  11. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    These meteor tubes ran flawlessly for about 4 hours each night for the last month. Just tested them when I pulled them from the tree and all good.

    As I was putting them up, I did notice that about half of the clear tubes were not tight in the top moulding, but a drop of super glue to each fixed that.

    One concern I had (after experience with the Kmart ones) was water ingress. All these tubes are still perfectly dry inside with no signs of water ingress or internal condensation.
     
  12. Benschristmaslights

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    these look great and for the price they sound like a good buy. now just need to think how i would use them
     
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    I have used similar 20cm tubes in my show for the past two years and viewers rave about them as a favorite element. When putting mine away this year, I did see condensation buildup and oxidation on the contacts, so I need to dry mine and seal them.


    I will be looking to buy these from Ray this year.
     

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