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Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« on: January 31, 2017, 07:24:18 AM »
Does anyone have an idea where I might be able to get some RGB's in bulk? I am thinking about expanding the number of RGBs in my show and a lot of my display items use "unique" numbers of lights (for example, my lights poles are 27 pixels tall by 12 strings) and it would be great if I could guy a few huge strings that have 1000 pixels (just for example) so it will be easier to cut the lights to length rather than cutting a bunch of 100 pixel strings down 3 times (27 pixels each) and then having 19 left over.


Currently I use WS2811 12V, so that's what I'm looking to stick with this year as well. All of my lights last year were bought from Ray Wu, and I am very pleased with them.

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 08:43:43 AM »
I haven't tried yet but have heard you can get Ray to customize virtually anything by contacting him.

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 09:07:49 AM »
Not only will Ray build them to length, but he will put connectors on them.  You should at least ask for a quote

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 09:37:23 AM »
I wouldn't ask Ray for a 1000 bulb string, and then have to cut them all down to the right size.  Just ask for a 27 bulb string, or 54 if you wanted to go up and back.  Heck, should be able to power 108 without a problem.  But if you are going custom, get what you want with the connectors installed, rather than making more work for yourself.

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 10:23:00 PM »
If you are looking for a bargain, I think Holiday Light Express is about the cheapest I have seen once you consider shipping. I bought 2300 lights (23 strings of 100) ws2811 bullet nodes for $30 per string, and the shipping came to $17 and some change. Much cheaper than ordering from China. Although you will have to order and solder on the pigtails yourself. I think they have their presale going to the end of February with July delivery dates.

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 05:59:37 AM »
I have thought about emailing Ray to see if I could do some customization but haven't gotten to it yet. I plan on using strings of 108 (27 up then 27 down, up again and down). Between the 27th, 54th, and 81st nodes I'll need a small spacing, about 6", I was going to solder an extension, but I think the pigtails would work just fine so long as I have a pig tail on both sides of the string. I have no doubt that I can power 108 nodes with a single power supply; I was able to power 100 nodes last year, I don't think adding another 8 nodes will cause any issues.

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 06:56:11 AM »
I have many strings of 120 12v nodes and they work fine.

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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 08:51:33 AM »
just paid 148.88 for 1000 count. they will only let you get the 1 order tho.
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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 01:27:18 PM »
just paid 148.88 for 1000 count. they will only let you get the 1 order tho.


Would like to know how they work out for you.  The thing that bothers me about those ones is no warranty.  At least Ray Wu's promotional ones had a one year on the $199.45 1000 I picked up last week.


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Re: Where to buy RGB's in bulk?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 12:38:16 PM »
just paid 148.88 for 1000 count. they will only let you get the 1 order tho.



just wondering if you've had a chance to check them out and what your thoughts are on them?


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