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Offline Steve Gase

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Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:08:24 PM »
FirePix is how HolidayCoro is marketing these, but I wanted to see if anyone knew how to obtain the identical product from Ray Wu.

http://www.holidaycoro.com/Smart-RGB-Node-LayFlat-2811-100-Count-p/686.htm

Sean introduced me to the designer, and I loved the thought that went into these injection-molded lights.
As I understand it, the lights were "licensed" to various manufacturers -- including Ray Wu...
They are using UV-resistant wiring...
They have a place where you can use wire-ties without applying pressure on the wire...
The light housing has a directional arrow to show in/output directions...
The designer has had these underwater for 3 weeks without problems...
There have pre-installed male/female water-proof connectors on each end...
They have a flat back to allow mount them on a flat surface or on packing straps...
Optional C7/C9 covers...

Anyway, while I love HolidayCoro, I would like to work with Ray Wu to get custom spacing and leads.

Anyone have this info before I try contacting Ray?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: July 15, 2013, 05:11:49 PM by Steve Gase »
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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 05:23:13 PM »
I believe those are the ones. Also I think Rich here in Co Springs bought two strings of them from Ray.
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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 07:16:45 PM »
Steve, those are the same ones as Holiday Coro is selling. I think he is buying them from another vendor, but the same product

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 07:49:51 PM »
Tying this back to the Falcon-16...

What is the maximum and recommended length of the lead wire before the first pixel in the string?

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 08:00:10 PM »
Tying this back to the Falcon-16...

What is the maximum and recommended length of the lead wire before the first pixel in the string?

We have tested it at 25 feet without problems. I think 30 should not be a problem.

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 08:04:35 PM »
Thanks!!

...time to spend some money.  :)

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 08:52:52 PM »
That's the exact setup (strings from Ray and Falcon-16 controller) that I plan to use for my mega-tree. Good to see that I am not the only one enchanted by the solution.


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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 09:50:38 PM »
To suspend the strings in a megatree, the leading idea at the moment is to use strapping material, like Walter Monkhouse demonstrated.

Before I make that my final answer... any other great ideas? :)

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 10:12:44 PM »
To suspend the strings in a megatree, the leading idea at the moment is to use strapping material, like Walter Monkhouse demonstrated.

Before I make that my final answer... any other great ideas? :)

Kevin, Rich and I all like the burning holes in strapping method. The strapping is a poly material like stuff used to make back pack straps. We use 1804 nodes from Ray and Rich has recently used a large nail to burn hole with great results. The nodes are tight and no glue is required. Last year I burned 1600 holes in one day. No zip ties  :).

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »
I recall that now...  do you have a link to the poly material?

Found it in the old DLA thread:

http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/Webbing/Polypropylene_Webbing/Webbing_-_Heavy__1_inch_Poly/index.html

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 11:25:46 PM »
David,

Wasn't it nylon strapping - not the poly stuff as it would split lengthwise when putting a hold it in.

With nylon when a hole is melted, the edges form a hard edge and seal up from unraveling etc.

If you plan on using the new c9 screw on covers, the node might be able to go on the bottom of the nylon, thru the hole, and the c9 cover screws down to sandwich the nylon between them?

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 12:17:38 AM »
David,

Wasn't it nylon strapping - not the poly stuff as it would split lengthwise when putting a hold it in.

With nylon when a hole is melted, the edges form a hard edge and seal up from unraveling etc.


Myk

Well the stuff Rich used last year was the Poly and it still melted like you say. It was like a back pack strap material.

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 06:33:12 AM »
ha.. those are the lights my wife and i are/were interested in.. until i read about them being controllable in groups of 3 instead of individually :(

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Re: Ray Wu source for the FirePix
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 07:50:48 AM »
The groups of 3 are for the flex strip format.
The pixel format with wires separating pixels are 1 bulb, 3 channels..

 

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