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RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:51 am

Usually use single color white for lithos for obvious reasons, I recently ordered a batch of 15 single color control units and remotes from China - Every one of them is a dud. This one is overdue for a customer so I hooked it up with RGB lights instead. In practice probably will not want to use green/red/blue all that much, but the option is now there for really no extra time or expense.
I do think single color whites are slightly brighter, thats about the only advantage I can see using them instead of RGB.
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Re: RGB litho

Postby cws » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:25 pm

Xxray,
If you don't mind answering a question, what kind of plug do you use to go from the remote box to the RGB strip. I use single white led's on my litho's but would like to have a neat looking hookup for my led plex sign RGB plug in.
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Re: RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:10 pm

Hard to describe, I'll take some pics of my setup when able, this one is already locked into place.

When using single color strips the controller only has 2 wires, so 2 go to the strip the other end goes to the plug hookup.
For RGB I use the same 4 pin adapters that I always use. These can be used for 2 as well by simply just using 2 wires.

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Re: RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:30 am

Ok here is a pic of the innards of this one, BTW I found out that these single color controllers need to go a certain way, 1 end must be attached to LED and the other to power, I thought it didn't matter but it does, so now the controllers work.
Anyhow, a pretty simple affair that throws out more than enough light, and the fact that they are remote controlled with flashing/fading options and adjustable brightness is nice.
I use hot glue to tack the strip down in a few places, I don't trust the stick to hold it in place for the long term. Including the 12v plug, this is probably about $7 worth of material for lighting, pretty economical and very functional.
Now all I need to do is screw the back on and its complete, and easy enough to take back off if the need ever arises.
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Re: RGB litho

Postby PeteC » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:19 pm

Very nice job!! How thick are you frame's. they look like you can hang them on the wall.
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Re: RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:04 pm

The frame is made out of .5 mdf, the backing .25.
I put the frame together with brad staples, sand the edges smooth then paint.
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Re: RGB litho

Postby cws » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:01 am

Thanks Xxray.
Looks good
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Re: RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:11 am

Made another, no box yet.
This is Paige, WWE diva.
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Re: RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:34 am

On a roll, see if anyone can guess who this young lady is
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Re: RGB litho

Postby bill565 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:03 am

It kinda looks like Elle Fanning.

Great work as always.

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Re: RGB litho

Postby bill565 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:03 am

It kinda looks like Elle Fanning.

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Re: RGB litho

Postby Xxray » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:03 am

Nope, chicks name is Taylor Momsen, some might remember her as little Cindy Lou Who from the Grinch movie ... She is grown up and in a rock band called Pretty Reckless.
Made the lightbox for it last night, looks pretty slick, along with the pic it was made from.
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