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# 100169 4-Apr-2012 16:44
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Hey guys,
Remember seeing some awesome lighting effects with LEDs on trees, behind eaves etc. when I was in Japan/Korea a couple of years ago. Don't see much of this in NZ though... 

Anyway I want to get this stuff for my Dad's birthday for his garden. I can find some outdoor LED strip lighting on Trademe and also the fairy lights which can be put in a tree (they are solar powered so probably suck). Any recommendations in this area or online shops I could buy from?




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  # 605225 4-Apr-2012 18:15
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Sweet just ordered 3 of these:
http://us.aliexpress.com/snapshot/106170776.html?isRedirect=false

Will look sweet under the eaves! It will be in Paraparamu though so hope they don't get vandalized.




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  # 605234 4-Apr-2012 18:43
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I say go for something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcNoMnKjrY

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  # 605418 5-Apr-2012 01:38
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Zeon: Sweet just ordered 3 of these:
http://us.aliexpress.com/snapshot/106170776.html?isRedirect=false

Will look sweet under the eaves! It will be in Paraparamu though so hope they don't get vandalized.


Due to the cost of them even if they did you would be less bummed out vs buying locally (same product would be $100+ here?)

But yes, tonnes of great stuff on that site :) 




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  # 605552 5-Apr-2012 10:05
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Supper bright ? Bright enough to eat supper by ? :-)




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  # 605554 5-Apr-2012 10:09
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Haha yea lol. I think I'll suggest to put them under the bottom of the cladding for a subtle effect. Should look cool!




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  # 608621 13-Apr-2012 09:11
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Zeon: Sweet just ordered 3 of these:
http://us.aliexpress.com/snapshot/106170776.html?isRedirect=false

Will look sweet under the eaves! It will be in Paraparamu though so hope they don't get vandalized.


Hey Zeon,

How did you go with these? Are they here yet? I am looking at one....

Cheers, Matt.




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  # 608785 13-Apr-2012 14:24
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i'd be interested to find out how they go. I could be keen one one or two also.






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  # 608788 13-Apr-2012 14:27
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Hey guys,
hasn't arrived yet and maybe stuck in Shanghai?

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  # 608854 13-Apr-2012 16:48
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I have had this a bit with a few things out of China. The last piece of tracking is in China however it generally appears in the letterbox a week or two later.




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Hey guys, they arrived this week. The reels on all were broken but only 1 set had damage where the waterproof coating was gone in one part, it still works though.

Anyway was wondering what the best way is to connect these things up. I need to find connectors which have 4 seperate wires and are suitable for outdoors. Any recommendations? I'll just solder them into the end of each set of lights and then use mastic to make watertight. Will then connect in series.




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  # 612799 21-Apr-2012 13:31
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Something like this looks good:
http://www.uxcell.com/male-female-pin-led-waterproof-connector-cable-white-p-132104.html

Can't find an NZ seller though




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  # 618163 2-May-2012 00:03
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Here's the results from the kitchen. Will put them outside once I get the connectors. The sealing on them is a bit suspect though....







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  # 618164 2-May-2012 00:07
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The purple is awesome at night, stuff just glows.

Anyone know of a system that is network based and allows controllers to be attached via 10/100 ethernet e.g. so we can have a central place to control all the lights and set things like different colours for different times etc?




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  # 618274 2-May-2012 11:33
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You could just use a Arduino to do it - or a Linux computer that sends the IR commands to the controller of the lights.




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