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  Commercial display at Longacres Garden Centre
Posted by: Jane - 10-11-2018, 11:34 AM - Forum: General - Replies (7)

Video of one of our displays at Longacres Garden Center in Bagshot.


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  ac or dc contoller (newbie)
Posted by: Aysin cuma - 08-11-2018, 10:50 PM - Forum: General - Replies (3)

Hi All,
Im new to this so please bare with me...

just looking for some advice regarding choosing an AC controller or DC controller. I was originally going to purchase the 24 channel DC controller however I wouldn't of been able to use some of my existing lights for example the rope silhouette lights I have only have a standard 240v plug on it and does not have a step down control box before powering the light. then I considered buying x3 8 channel AC controllers so I could use the silhouette lights and anything with a standard plug. I thought this was is going to be much easier however after reading on Syncrolights website about the potential delays on the low voltage lights which I have tested and im getting around a 2sec delay now im a bit stuck on what to do. now im back considering the DC controller and doing away with the rope silhouette lights but the issue I have now is the mix of voltage I have for example I have 2 sets of 5 light up candy canes which on the transformer plug states output 31v, x3 stars output each 16v, string lights ranging from 12v to 24v. just need some advice on what to do about the different voltages I have and what power supply I would need to power the 24 channel DC controller.

Apologies for the long post just want to get it right from the start
Many thanks

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  Injecting power / how many nodes per power source
Posted by: Bullet1986 - 04-11-2018, 07:31 PM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

Hi all. 

I have a 5v 60amp power supply.

I have made a matrix which is running 693 nodes. 

I have injected power as required but I have used all 3 outlets on the power pack. But I'm happy with how the matrix looks. 

I have 2x 5mtr strips (I think totalling 500ish leds) and another 400 leds on top that I'll be using elsewhere in the display. 

How many lights will the current power source power? Do I need a second power source for the rest of the lights or can I just screw them into the outputs I have already? 

Thanks in advance

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  SD controller in stand alone mode
Posted by: magical46 - 31-10-2018, 09:21 PM - Forum: General - Replies (3)

Hi, I have decided not to do a display to music this year (due to some local youths trying to wreck it last year) but I do want to use the RGB pixels and SD card controller. I have the configuration set to stand alone and "Play all" but all I am getting is the first pixel briefly lit in blue. It may be due to the fact everything got a bit damp last year but I would have thought it would be ok now. I have tried formatting the card and re installing the software onto it but still the same result. Any help please.

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  Power injection RGB Dumb nodes.
Posted by: Wayne - 21-10-2018, 10:30 AM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

I am trying to find out the best way to power inject 100-150 RGB Dumb nodes. The nodes (5V) will be connected to DC08 controller using 3 channels with a common + using the first of the 3 channels. My intention is to just run a positive wire to the joining points (50 nodes) but not sure if it's  ok to do this. If this is ok to do which is the best place to take the feed from ? I was thinking of taking it from either one or both of the other 2 channels connected as needed. One problem I may have with that is I have configured one of the sets of 150 over 2 DC08 controllers channels (7&8 on one and 1 on the next) so again not sure if that will be ok to power from the 2 separate controllers. My other thought is to run the initial feed from the controller and power inject from the power supply that feeds the controller. 



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  Newbie 'Hi'
Posted by: Pricey8181 - 05-10-2018, 09:04 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

So just for my understanding..... i have a starter plug and play box with 8 lights, i have made my own music and show on the sofeware downloaded...Question is 'how do i now put the show i made to the control unit so the lights play to my show music and actions??

Thanks Guys/Girls

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  build/buy Matrix
Posted by: Bullet1986 - 30-09-2018, 05:02 PM - Forum: General - Replies (7)

hi all,

I am a couple of years into doing displays now and love the look of the matrix set ups that many use and want to incorparate one into my display

can they be made just using a collection of the 1mtr Addressable strips or is it better to buy something already made?

i am after something around a meter wide and tall enough to look impactful.

any suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

the 32 x 8 on the site is far too small and unsure how i'd link multiple ones of these together. plus i'd like to get a matrix added to my display without remortgaging 

hope you're all getting prepped, i've left it late as usual. oops

thank you in advance

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  Plug and Play controllers
Posted by: Jane - 26-09-2018, 07:46 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

New stock of plug and play controllers now available.

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  24 volt led string
Posted by: riccigreen - 06-09-2018, 08:33 AM - Forum: General - Replies (3)

hi there 

i am looking to purchase a few sets of 24v LED strings in a couple of weeks and read somewhere on the forum that these can be cut to size if required

how many LEDS are there between cutting spaces


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  Raspberry PI INFO please
Posted by: steve 1 - 25-08-2018, 02:07 PM - Forum: General - Replies (5)

up until now my Raspberry PI has done nothing except play atari games. However Can i use my PI as a simple plug in and auto play the shows?

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