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    LED Tape - getting what I pay for?

    I'm working on installing White LED tape we got for $8/spool into a show. When I tested the roll of tape, it worked fine, but after installing it in some of the channels, there were several broken sections, several individual LEDs broken. Some of the tape I pulled off "brand new" reels, the ends...
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    Typo

    Isn't it amazing that the thing that was supposed to correct typos just makes more of them?
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    Elation Design LED 60 Tri-Strip Vectorworks Symbol

    Why not just make one yourself?
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    Ever had a concussion?

    I have a Petzl, it's fantastic and has been great at minimizing damage from head knocks.
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    Ever had a concussion?

    I've been researching concussions a lot lately because mine flared back up shortly after going back to work earlier this year. I was out for another 4 months this time. I found most doctors would just tell me to go home and rest, but that wasn't cutting it for me. A lot of people suffer head...
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    How do you store and organize your LED tape stock?

    Any show that plans to move on at some point or tour gets packed in a truck and stored in the desert. So anything in our supply bins is free to use. Usually we try to buy the same types of stuff (like power supplies and decoders, for example) to minimize the amount of oddball things in our stock.
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    DIY, DMX controlled, Led Strip in a Box

    We're big fans of VHB tape from 3M
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    Automated Fixtures Super Crazy Electrical Issue

    The mac 700's can be configured for 120v or 208v. I think it's mostly swapping fuses, setting a menu command, and changing the connector but it's been a few years since I had to reconfigure one.
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    How do you store and organize your LED tape stock?

    This is actually sort of what I had in mind!
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    How do you store and organize your LED tape stock?

    https://www.environmentallights.com/17211-wp-rgbww-4in1-cc5050-72-reel.htmlWe try to buy local when we can and this is a local supplier
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    How do you store and organize your LED tape stock?

    We buy the stuff that's $150/roll for RGBW. When we buy cheap, we absolutely throw it away after a show.
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    How do you store and organize your LED tape stock?

    We have a boat load of LED tape of various types and lengths. We keep everything we use that still works for later projects as at least half of our 18 show season incorporates LED tape in some way (usually). Right now we store it on the reels and bags they come in, and write their length on...
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    For Sale: Consoles, fixtures, scrollers, DF50, and more

    Updated list of gear still availableConsoles: ETC Obsession II 1.5k w/ Dual Processor, ETC Net2 RVI, & RFU. $2000 - Very Good ETC Obsession I 600 w/ ETC Net 1 RVI, RFU and designer console. $500 - Good Rosco Keystroke USB DMX dongle - $Make an offer - NewAtmospheric: DF-50 - $2000 - Good...
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    For Sale: Consoles, fixtures, scrollers, DF50, and more

    Sorry I missed the notification for your reply. they're either short or medium...Will confirm later.
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    Motor load limits and other rigging...

    Do you actually fly this grid in and out? If not, why not install more permanent lines that can withstand higher weight limits.