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DMX Candles?

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by Drusius, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Drusius

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    This must have been discussed at some point but I can't seem to find a thread.

    Anyone have experience or suggestions for LED, DMX controllable candles? I have several shows in my current season that could make use of them.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions!
     
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    RonHebbard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @Drusius Dimmer plus dummy load plus most anybody's electric candles.
    How much dummy load is somewhat dependent upon your dimmer. I had racks of Strand CD80's that worked well with 6 Watt 6S120 6 Watt 120 Volt candelabra based lamps for dummy loads. At the other end of the dummy load scale is a 500 Watt fresnel back stage in a corner or out in a stairwell.
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard.
     
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    theatrewireless Jim @RC4Wireless #LiveLifeUnthethered

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    Below is a short video showing how to wirelessly dim LED flicker candles. The focus here is on very low cost 3V candles, but the same technique will work with any candle device. For a 9V candle, you can run both the dimmer and the candle with a 9V battery. It's best to use something larger than a little rectangular 9V battery; a pack of AAA batteries is a little bit larger but delivers a much longer running time.
    http://rc4.info/knowledge-base/smoothly-dim-a-low-cost-flicker-candle/
     
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    You could possibly buy electric candles like these: https://factorydirectcraft.com/cata...J7iDt1arpJGc9yLOU3Rludor5o74Q1G4aArkZEALw_wcB

    Then plug them into a inexpensive dimmer like this: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...v8dXDOUEmsqGvAT6fh_ayVXAHVEJac-QaAm2HEALw_wcB

    Our church uses these for our baptism and communion services
     

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