RGB Strips as wash lights?

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by marsh28, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. marsh28

    marsh28 Apprentice Elf

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    Does anyone know if any of the RGB strips Ray sells have a narower beam angle so they might be used as wash lights? I note that the regular 5050 strips are 120 degrees. Thanks
     
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    For the last 2 years, I have used the 5050 120 degree dumb strips as wash lights under my eaves facing towards the house. I chose the 60 LED/m strip and have been very happy with the result.
     
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    Unfortunatly this is the design of the 5050 LED, so without some sort of lense you will get 120 to 140 degree of light angle.
     
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    Thanks for comments. Has anyone ever tried putting the strips in some type of enclosure to narrow the area the cover?
     
  5. Kaden

    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    I haven't, but I imagine aluminum u channel would work.
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    Anything that can reflect the beam that reduces the angle can be used.
     
  7. Imacericg

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    I also used 60/M strips from Ray for my washing, except I doubled them up. I think it turned out great: [​IMG]
     
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    Imacericg, WOW, your display looks very very neat! Well done!
     
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    I used the same method for my garage doors, I used the 72 LED/M strip and it seemed to have worked well
     
  10. ThaiWay

    ThaiWay 1500 C9's are not green

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    That IS choice! You should share some video if you have.
     
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    cenote Suburbs of Philadelphia

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    I put mine in a sawed in half piece of white PVC( actually more, 5/8 remained) to try and reflect more down. Seemed to work. Was a pain, used a dremel/grinder to cut.
     
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    Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEE2qRPXIg

    You can see the power of the strips within the first 45sec.
     
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    ThaiWay 1500 C9's are not green

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    Impressive! Thanks for sharing.


    Looks like you had some fun retiring your old incans too. It sure would've made my day!
    Display Teardown JAWS Style
     
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    great show, the 60 leds/m wall washers, are they dumb or intelligent strip?, The effect is really excellent and one of the options i am looking at for 2013.
    thanks for advice and help
    cheers Boof63 8) 8)
     
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    They are dumb. If I had to do it over, I would have made it smart, but this was before the P12R and 2811.
     

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