Where can I get the best price on smart pixels in bulk

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    I am outlining all my windows in smart RGB and wanted to know the best to buy a lot!!! and I mean a lot!!!
    Also I might be upgrading my 65foot mega tree from white leds to dumb RGBs so a good place to by those in bulk would be good too.
     
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    It depends on the pixels you are after but benbrown here on ACL works for ScottLed in China and is a good source for good quality pixels and another alternative is Ray Wu on Aliexpress. If you let ben know what you are after he could work out a quote for you or if you use the trade manager or messaging system on Aliexpress Ray Wu can do a quote for you. Getting a quote through either of these is cheaper than us the inbuilt purchasing on Aliexpress

    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=22784
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/406439
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/701799
     
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    please define a lot
     
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    ha I knew I would get this question I measured all the windows and have the dimensions. I will calculate it out to meters/feet and post it later today
     
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    about 450 feet ~ 150 meters
     
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    I'm not sure. are strips recommended for outlines of houses? what type should I use for the outline specifically windows
     
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    You may want to look at these. 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
    They are 12v, only 10IC per metre, but 30 pixels per metre (each IC controls 3 x LED). Should work well for window outline.
     
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    No. They are 30 LEDs per metre but only 10 pixels per metre. You can only control it in groups of 3 RGB LEDs. This means you control each 10cm section as one pixel.

    They're an easy strip to work with.
     
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    Thanks i13. The intent was there but I got my wording wrong in the early hours of the morning.



    @ 135 metres you are controlling something like 1350 pixels with your controllers/software, but still have 4050 LEDs lighting up the night sky. You can do some amazing patterns/effects with them whilst controlling a smaller amount of pixels. Being 12v, they are more forgiving for longer runs, etc.
     

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