Recent content by thrilltainment

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    Lighting for Scale Models

    Hello, I noticed you guys looking at our products (Darklight) so I wanted to chime in =) Our products were originally designed for dark rides and Halloween venues... in the past 2 years, we've shifted into the theatrical and architectural lighting realm with more multipurpose fixtures, some of...
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    Cost effective lighting solution for portable church?

    How much space are you looking to light up? We design compact and modular LED spotlights that can fit within your budget. Take a look at Darklight: Precision Lighting System
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    LED Lighting in a set.

    Might I suggest our Precision DMX unit? it's very compact (smaller than your fist) and can possibly fit well in your set: Precision DMX compact rgb theatrical wash light
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    working on a new ultra-compact DMX recorder/player/receiver

    Hi everyone, I'm working on a theme park project where I'm building a 3 in 1 DMX unit and wanted to get some feedback from the members to see the commercial viability of such a unit for applications beyond the project. Current features: Record mode: - Record any DMX stream (full 512...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    one other thing I forgot to mention about this product --- it was originally designed for set decor in dark settings (such as haunted attractions or dark rides) where the size and low power of the fixture is more important than its brightness and durability of plugs. I'd imagine for most road...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    Power over Ethernet (PoE) is more or less out of the question as it handles at most 25 watts, most likely single fixture we design for theatrical use will take up at least 5 watts... so completely redesigning the system for PoE where only a 5 light daisy chain just doesn't seem worthwhile. XLR4...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    the spec doesn't call out for active regeneration --- if it did, then if some fixture was powered off or broken, all subsequent fixtures down the line would lose signal. the THRU for almost any receiver is simply Y splitting the IN connection. That's also why you need a terminating resistor at...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    This difference is insignificant. People only worry about reflections when the cable is several hundred feet long or more --- a difference of 12" per fixture x at most 32 fixtures per universe is only adding at most 32 feet into the entire system, which is likely to be an order of magnitude...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    Thanks for checking in Bill =) It's quite interesting because our product pertains to multiple industries. We started out with haunted attraction lighting where they simply need 12V and plug and play features. Most haunted attractions don't really need all the complex controls of theatrical...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    the problem with RJ45 carrying power is that the wires are simply too thin. Although there are Power over Ethernet solutions (PoE), they require 48 volts running at most at 350mA over 2 pairs of wires. (pins 4 and 5 positive, pins 7 and 8 ground). That's a max of ~16Watts ---- not much power...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    like soundlight has mentioned, most DMX fixtures ARE simply tapping into the main line. They simply do it within the fixture where we have a cable doing it outside of the fixture. The non-compliant Y that should worry people are ones where you have multiple fixtures hanging off of each branch of...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    The XLR 4 format seems feasible because of the combination of power and signal. Does anyone know the specifications of the signals in the XLR4 cable? Is it simply passing the XLR5's data DMX + and DMX - to the XLR4 wire or does some processing occur? If anyone has one of these Chroma Q power...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    this forum has certainly offered us a lot of insight --- us engineers often need to take a step back and look at the big picture of the application instead of just the product itself. thanks for your appreciation =)
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    I was wondering when a page 2 would be started for this thread --- it was take quite a white to load the first page, lol =) After looking at all the possible suggestions here, we will be prototyping a cable with a PCB attached to the end with 2 RJ45 ports (DMX in and DMX out) and a 12V DC in...
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    Thoughts on this light... World's smallest RGB DMX light

    we will be working on higher end and higher output models that have some of the features mentioned in this thread --- I am grateful that Bill has posted this question and the forum is able to offer some insight into the needs of the lighting industry. We are a new company (established spring...