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post #61 of 238
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Are they 6500K?

I really don't know off the top of my head. I'll see if there is any indication when I get home. The link I provided defaults to the white LEDs, but I did get the color LEDs.
post #62 of 238
Does anyone know of a way to add some extra length between the tubes and the control/power supply. I'm installing these underneath some cabinets that are spread fairly far apart and it doesn't look like the length of wire's included will stretch.

Thanks in advance.
post #63 of 238
I'm looking into this, does it really help increase Black Level/Contrast. I own a LCD with pretty good black levels, but I want it to be as black as it can be
post #64 of 238
Unfortunately all of the Costco's on Oahu ran out of the Cyron lights. Oh well...here's to hoping they bring more in!
post #65 of 238
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Originally Posted by GrnGyant View Post

Does anyone know of a way to add some extra length between the tubes and the control/power supply. I'm installing these underneath some cabinets that are spread fairly far apart and it doesn't look like the length of wire's included will stretch.

Thanks in advance.

Are you talking about the cyron or ikea? The cyron lights are just a regular 4 conductor 0.1" pitch cable. If you can find one with a female/female on each end (I think there is one in most PCs), you can just stick some stake pins into one of them to mate with the light. Does that make sense?

2nd option is to just cut it at some point and use a different connector to make an extension -- or hack it and just heat shrink /splice an extension. There are 4 conductor audio plugs that are small in diameter if you want a clean install though.
post #66 of 238
Great thread fellas! Good info and pix.

I am getting afew of these kits and see there is a remote. I am assuming this is an RF so a few Q's come to mind.
-What's the best way to get my Harmony890 to control these?
-Is there a way I can hardwire these in some areas that an outlet isn't an option?

TIA!
-Royal
post #67 of 238
i got these thursday for 44.99 at costco and i'm loving it! great thread....



p.s. 1st post!
post #68 of 238
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Originally Posted by Royal Tee View Post

I am getting afew of these kits and see there is a remote. I am assuming this is an RF so a few Q's come to mind.

The Cyron is a (worthless) wired remote. I developed a custom controller that would allow an IR remote to control the lights/colors. If it is the Ikea lights -- I am not sure, I've never seen them.
post #69 of 238
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Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

Are you talking about the cyron or ikea? The cyron lights are just a regular 4 conductor 0.1" pitch cable. If you can find one with a female/female on each end (I think there is one in most PCs), you can just stick some stake pins into one of them to mate with the light. Does that make sense?

2nd option is to just cut it at some point and use a different connector to make an extension -- or hack it and just heat shrink /splice an extension. There are 4 conductor audio plugs that are small in diameter if you want a clean install though.

Aymanme, thanks for the response. I was talking about the Cyron Lights. So you think it should be a pretty standard cord that I can patch together? I'll take a closer look at the cords and see if I can snoop one out.

Thanks again
post #70 of 238
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Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

I've got the light bars and another solution that I made. I developed another controller for them that a) has IR remote b) has "presets" c) allows you to independently adjust the R-G-B components d) has an 'off' mode. With it, you need neither the controller or power supply (though you would need to supply power with some converter).

Would anyone else have any interest in it?

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Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

The Cyron is a (worthless) wired remote. I developed a custom controller that would allow an IR remote to control the lights/colors. If it is the Ikea lights -- I am not sure, I've never seen them.

I'm sure this is something many would take interest in....
post #71 of 238
Hi All,

Just wanted to share this info,

The owners of our building downtown Vancouver renovated the board room in our building and integrated this product, FLATLITE into the design.

I am looking to design my home theatre soon and thought this product is absolutely awesome. It is a ribbon/ tape lighting and is distributed and installed by a company called Nu World Distribution in Vancouver, my question is has anyone had any experience installing this and what are your thoughts.
It seems perfect for what I want to do, they have even sandwiched it between two pieces of glass in the bar area.

See the images
LL
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post #72 of 238
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Originally Posted by GrnGyant View Post

Aymanme, thanks for the response. I was talking about the Cyron Lights. So you think it should be a pretty standard cord that I can patch together? I'll take a closer look at the cords and see if I can snoop one out.

Thanks again

It is not really a standard cord per se. But it is a 0.1" pitch connector so you can easily get a header (sometimes called snappable headers) and just make a simple cable. Digikey, Mouser, etc all carry them. When I was building the custom controller this is exactly what I did.
post #73 of 238
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Originally Posted by Royal Tee View Post

I'm sure this is something many would take interest in....

Hi, I am willing to respin the design again in a "finished product". Most people want completely assembled things, so I'll have to see what I can do (given my available time, etc).

Here is my proposal: I develop and provide a new box/enclosure that has all the electronics and software inside. You take your cyron lights and plug them into the connectors on the board. Then you use your harmony or other IR remote to control it. In my current implementation, I have the entire assembly behind the panel. In order for that to work, I use a very sensitive IR receiver that seems to pick up the signal no matter where I point the remote. I currently use the supply cyron power supply, but I have other ones that I think are better (smaller). Does this have a level of interest? I am already setup to product and sell/ship things, so it is really just designing it and having them assembled.

Questions to all:
  1. What do you want it to do? Right now, you can setup a couple of color "presets", change the colors by dialing them in, bright / dim, all or each channel, etc.
  2. Wired IR input
  3. Unlike the cyron remote, mine DOES NOT respond to sound. Is this a show stopper for you?
  4. It would be the same form factor as my existing ps3toothfairy device.

Responding to this thread would be the best way to get community input.
post #74 of 238
An FYI...Amazon has the six pack of cyron media highlighters on their website. Pricing is the same as Costco
post #75 of 238
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Originally Posted by BFI6603 View Post

An FYI...Amazon has the six pack of cyron media highlighters on their website. Pricing is the same as Costco

Actually I'm waiting for the Amazon deal to show up again. It hasn't been @ $49 from Amazon for a while now. I'm hoping they didn't disco them..
post #76 of 238
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Originally Posted by stoked2008 View Post

Hi All,
It is a ribbon/ tape lighting and is distributed and installed by a company called Nu World Distribution in Vancouver, my question is has anyone had any experience installing this and what are your thoughts.

There are lots of manufacturers of the "flexible LEDs". I can't remember which manufacturer made it. I saw UV and blue. The tape is very thin and narrow so trying to lay it in a straight line is probably difficult. It came in 4' lengths with 60 LEDs per length.
post #77 of 238
I'm looking to place some ambient lighting behind my 42" plasma mounted in a custom wall unit. Anyone have any of the following systems:

1.) Sima Products LED Kit

2.) Cyron

3.) Illuminaire

Regards,

BillMac
post #78 of 238
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Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

Questions to all:
  1. What do you want it to do? Right now, you can setup a couple of color "presets", change the colors by dialing them in, bright / dim, all or each channel, etc.
  2. Wired IR input
  3. Unlike the cyron remote, mine DOES NOT respond to sound. Is this a show stopper for you?
  4. It would be the same form factor as my existing ps3toothfairy device.

Responding to this thread would be the best way to get community input.

I'd be interested; presets with dimming capability, ir, could care less about sound mode.
post #79 of 238
FYI - Costco is selling the their LED light system for 29.99.
post #80 of 238
Anyone got a link to the lights online @ Costco? I cant find them online anywhere.
post #81 of 238
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Originally Posted by stoked2008 View Post

Hi All,

Just wanted to share this info,

The owners of our building downtown Vancouver renovated the board room in our building and integrated this product, FLATLITE into the design.

I am looking to design my home theatre soon and thought this product is absolutely awesome. It is a ribbon/ tape lighting and is distributed and installed by a company called Nu World Distribution in Vancouver, my question is has anyone had any experience installing this and what are your thoughts.
It seems perfect for what I want to do, they have even sandwiched it between two pieces of glass in the bar area.

See the images


I know my buddy in the AirForce uses a product similar to that when working out on the air strip at night or in the hangers anytime. Here is a link http://britebelt.net/details.htm These things are pretty damn cool too. Thay are bright as hell in the day and night.
post #82 of 238
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Originally Posted by SouthernSaltine View Post

Anyone got a link to the lights online @ Costco? I cant find them online anywhere.

I never found them online, only at the local store near the auto parts for a while and then near the picture frames later.
post #83 of 238
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Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

I never found them online, only at the local store near the auto parts for a while and then near the picture frames later.

Thanks. i guess i will take a trip tomorrow and see if i can find some.
post #84 of 238
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Originally Posted by SouthernSaltine View Post

Thanks. i guess i will take a trip tomorrow and see if i can find some.

At least at the North Austin Costco, I can call and ask for the number and they will confirm if it is avail and if not, when they expect it. The item number was posted on the 1st or 2nd page of this thread. Perhaps they changed the number since the last time, if so, maybe the person that just found it can post the new number.
post #85 of 238
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Originally Posted by iresq View Post

FYI - Costco is selling the their LED light system for 29.99.

Yup, I finally got myself 2 sets and was surprised they were there @ $30.
They are Disco'd so if they ain't gottem, they ain't gon getem.
post #86 of 238
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Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

I've got the light bars and another solution that I made. I developed another controller for them that a) has IR remote b) has "presets" c) allows you to independently adjust the R-G-B components d) has an 'off' mode. With it, you need neither the controller or power supply (though you would need to supply power with some converter).

Would anyone else have any interest in it?

Thanks

That sounds..... pretty awesome. Please do explain how one could obtain one?



PM me if you rather
post #87 of 238
Right now, the only one(s) that exist are prototypes. I was getting some pictures taken of it today along with a couple of short videos. I will post them to my personal site and then put a link here. If there is enough interest, I can certainly have more made.

Here are the current features:
a) Sequences to cycle colors, morph colors, static color
b) Adjustable speed
c) Direct control of each color and group brightness (i.e. you can adjust R/G/B or R+G, B+G, etc.
d) 9 Presets, a preset saves everything such as the sequence and speed, or for static colors the individual powers of each channel
e) Discrete on and off
f) Fades on and off when powered up and down
g) IR control (obviously)
post #88 of 238
Quote:
Originally Posted by aymanme View Post

Right now, the only one(s) that exist are prototypes. I was getting some pictures taken of it today along with a couple of short videos. I will post them to my personal site and then put a link here. If there is enough interest, I can certainly have more made.

Here are the current features:
a) Sequences to cycle colors, morph colors, static color
b) Adjustable speed
c) Direct control of each color and group brightness (i.e. you can adjust R/G/B or R+G, B+G, etc.
d) 9 Presets, a preset saves everything such as the sequence and speed, or for static colors the individual powers of each channel
e) Discrete on and off
f) Fades on and off when powered up and down
g) IR control (obviously)

Very nice. To make it any RGB color is just perfect, no limitation there Maybe you should contact Cyron as a seller, they are pretty small and probably would like to work to expand out. How the price is within range

PS: I asked this on another thread, but since this thread is full of Cyron users, here goes

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Originally Posted by Thug541 View Post

Here are some pictures:

Very nice, does anyone know if the Cyron LED's can produce that same effect/color hue?

and with Bias Lighting - is brighter in fact better or there is an optimal range of Bias light one should try to implement?

compared to another set:

Thanks
post #89 of 238
The LED light colors are fairly good. You can get that bluish color in your second photo. White is OK, but the Cyron R+G+B mixing to get white light is not going to look as good as white LEDs (that are really blue LEDs with a phosphor). Also note that the color of the wall will affect the color you see. My walls are earthy colored so for the demo pictures of my LEDs, I used a white backdrop to give the pictures more accurate color representation.

With proper bias lighting you do want to set the level. Since most of them are fixtures that require a ballast (fluorescent), dimming is not common, so many of them use mechanical baffles to adjust the brightness.
post #90 of 238
Here are some pictures of the controller and some basic colors. That sheet is a white backdrop for pictures. The 3 cables to/from the controller are the power cable and then one cable for each of the 2 light bars. It can take up to 6 bars with the current design. I apologize that the pictures are not great because I am not a great (or even good) photographer. The controller is a little bigger than a deck of cars (it is the same size as the ps3toothfairy). The first 3 are the individual colors and the final is mixing some red and blue. I will probably retake these with the bars / camera further away to get better pictures.

Update. I've taken new and better photos and have them on
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