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That's nice, but can we see the rest of the project..?
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Thanks guys, Beelce there is not much left to show - just final assembly and some mounting options for the spots. I have not yet documented that yet but I will get to it prob this weekend. Rich has already covered the power distribution boxes. These spots are just larger versions of the smaller ones that we have made before. They will mount the same way. I have included all links relating to this below. If you still have any questions please feel free to ask.

Here is where I got the idea from for the these spot lights:

http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread...ight=led+spots

These three links cover the smaller 1" leds spots:

http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread...ight=led+spots

http://hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=20809

Here is Rich's coverage of my power distribution system. I just run a main line with female RCA jack pigtalls off of it every few feet and the boxes plug into these for power, Then you plug (daisy chain) one power distribution box to the next.

http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=30652

I have also included a how to of how to use a led calculator to select the correct resistor.

http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=30658
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Thanks for the acknowlegement Joe. Feel free to link to your any of your efforts in my LED pages as well. I especially like your RCA power junction boxs. Very clever. I still like my vampire clips but that's just because I will have 0ver well 200 fixtures next year on over 600' of wire. BUT, I can see Hybridizing my setup to include Vampire clip "Nodes" with some of your Junction boxes connected to my landscape wire with Vampire clips for diferent "Zones" in this years haunt. I LOVE IT! I'm especially glad that Rich likes it. His coors lite paulsey kept him from properly connecting the vampire clips last year (Busting chops Rich ). Keep up the Great work Joe. We hope to see you at NJH once or twice this comming year.
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Awsome and easy to do
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They look great, nice job on the tut.
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How about a few light tests so we can see how well all those LEDs can light up a prop in the dark. Maybe compared to some of the smaller fixtures.
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Thanks Joe, I watched Rich's tut on the rca connections, brilliant idea, especially since I have about 30 rca cords from various dead vcr's, dvd's, tv's. Glad you posted this. This is more of what I am looking for. I want more of a wash effect than a spot. Would straw hat leds work with this design?
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I do not see why not, You might have to drill different size holes depending on the leds that you get. The plastic cap is only about 1/8 inch thick maybe less
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Thanks Joe, I watched Rich's tut on the rca connections, brilliant idea, especially since I have about 30 rca cords from various dead vcr's, dvd's, tv's. Glad you posted this. This is more of what I am looking for. I want more of a wash effect than a spot. Would straw hat leds work with this design?
Take a look at these.



They are very bright, pre-wired for 12v, and are RGB. Just wire up the color you want, or all the lines together for white. You can also attach a cheap $8 DMX controller and dial in the intensity and color you want with a PC. I've mentioned the DMX thing before, so I won't hijack this thread.

I love the housing for these LEDS. I'm thinking about using this for my small spots. These look great!
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They are very bright, pre-wired for 12v, and are RGB. Just wire up the color you want, or all the lines together for white. You can also attach a cheap $8 DMX controller and dial in the intensity and color you want with a PC. I've mentioned the DMX thing before, so I won't hijack this thread.

I love the housing for these LEDS. I'm thinking about using this for my small spots. These look great!
I've looked at holidaycoro but he doesn't sell into Canada, pity
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