Calculating LED Power Needs for Your RGB Display

Calculating LED Power Needs for Your RGB Display

Working on a video series to get new people started on their own display.  This video shows how to calculate total watts and amps of electric so you will know the needs of your display.  After you have made some calculations, you can begin planning your display.  The idea is that you never run more RGBs on one channel than […]

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Convert a Light O Rama Sequence into XLights Step-by-Step

Convert a Light O Rama Sequence into XLights Step-by-Step

For 2015 I decided to switch to the newest and most powerful RGB pixel sequencer to date, Xlights V4.  For the past 2 years I’ve struggled to sequence my lights and music using the Light O Rama S3 software.  This spring, LOR upgraded it’s sequencer to S4 and included the new Pixel Editor.  I paid $50 for the new upgrade […]

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RGB Upgrade for Radio Station Sign

RGB Upgrade for Radio Station Sign

This video gives instructions on how to build an illuminated sign. This project began in 2010 with the initial build of the sign using pllexiglas and a 2×3 frame, along with some scrap plywood and 1×2’s. This video touches on the original build but shows how I converted the signs from 110v to 20 RGB modules. A total cost of […]

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Twig Tree How-To Build 2013

Twig Tree How-To Build 2013

In 2013 I added 7 twig trees to the Leechburg Lights display. The trees came from Home Depot and were around $15 each on clearance. I ordered dumb RGB nodes with white wire to install on the tree. I removed the factory LEDs and assembled a wire-harness for the new RGB’s. This was a very time consuming project. Took me […]

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Pixel Spinner with 96 Pixels

Pixel Spinner with 96 Pixels

Rebuilding and replacing my original pixel strip spinners for 2015. These spinners will have 12 pixels per leg. The old spinners had 5 pixels on each leg. This should provide a much more dense look to the spinner while giving me more control over the element. Total assembly time was around 3 hours from start-to-finish, including the video shooting.

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Converting a computer power supply for RGB and low voltage lighting use

Converting a computer power supply for RGB and low voltage lighting use

This video shows how I converted some free computer power supplies that were salvaged from St Sebastian Catholic School in Belle Vernon, PA In 2013, I converted my light display over to RGB low voltage LED lighting. There is a lot more do-it-yourself work involved but I’ve been able to keep the costs lower and produce more effects for the […]

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Setting Up E1.31 on Windows 7 (Part 2 LOR and E1.31 Output)

Setting Up E1.31 on Windows 7 (Part 2 LOR and E1.31 Output)

Part 2 of this series shows how to configure LOR . We go through network settings in the S3 software as well as configuring the universes . We also discuss a bit of Multicast vs Unicast. Finally there is a demo of creating a new sequence, adding DMX channels, and converting those channels to RGB. The process is continued with […]

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