Hi, We have decided the do the outline of the house in RGB this year and we have received our quote back from Ray Wu. Even though we can solder, to save on time, we have asked Ray to put on the male and female ends to the RGB strips (see below for quote details) However I did notice when I was trawling the forums that people said to ask specific things if getting Ray to do up the wiring, however I didn't note these down and now cannot find them (of course!). Some suggestions I think were: Make sure you specify which end (male/female) has the data input/output (I don't quite get this as doesn't it depend on how you set it up in the software?). Make sure you specify the watts/amps/voltage the strip runs at. Making sure all the strips are wired up the same way? Is there any other suggestions to the above? Here is what we have ordered: 8 x 5 metre lengths - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2811IC-256-scale-10pcs-IC-and-30pcs-5050-SMD-RGB/701799_568458133.html - with 3core 20cm long waterproof pigtails at both end - $17.50USD each 10 x 2 metre lengths of the same WS2811 strip as above with 3core 20cm long waterproof pigtails at both end $7.50USD each 2 x lots (20 pieces) of 3 core T type waterproof splitter - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/3-core-T-type-waterproof-splitter-BLACK-color-the-male-connect-s-diameter-13-5mm/701799_1019809897.html - $0.50USD each 4 x Null pixels http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DC12V-WS2811-null-pixels-to-regenerate-the-data-signal-with-13-5mm-3-core-black-waterproof/701799_32279633328.html - $1.00USD each 3 x 12V/350W switch mode power supply,LED power driver,AC90-260V input,DC12V/350W output - http://www.aliexpress.com/item/12V-350W-switch-mode-power-supply-LED-power-driver-AC90-260V-input-DC12V-350W-output-constant/1948832565.html - $19.00USD each 1 x Lot (500 pieces) Silicon end cap - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Silicon-end-cap-8mm-10mm-12mm-optional/701799_459153462.html - I think we would need 10mm to match the WS2811 strips - $18.00USD 3 x lots (30 pieces) of plastic end cap for the 13.5mm BLACK waterproof pigtail - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/plastic-end-cap-for-the-13-5mm-BLACK-waterproof-pigtail/701799_1019809775.html - $0.05USD Just so you know, we are going with the pixlite 16 to control these and use LOR software. Any help before I press the send button would be greatly appreciated.