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dsmjuggalo
01-21-2015, 09:09 PM
Has anyone used the rectangle nodes for window frames? I currently have technicolor c7s on them but wanted to try a different look.


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deanathpc
01-21-2015, 09:19 PM
I've been wondering the same. Used the strips and have to say very disappointed with those. 16 1/2 feet of disappointment. I'll be following this one.

angus40
01-21-2015, 09:20 PM
I used them around my lower winows this year . I mounted them into 1/2 x 1/2 welded wire mesh @ 2.5 inch spacing and used a zip tie between each pixel for the ( looped ) excess wire .

I wanted an easy way to install these and have them uniform, so I use 1.5" in width of the welded wire for each strand/side of the window .

I pressed the nodes into the center 1/2 x 1/2 which left the outside 1/2 x 1/2 to use as hangers or mounts .

A couple of nails top bottom and sides made simple work for this method .

dsmjuggalo
01-21-2015, 10:45 PM
I used them around my lower winows this year . I mounted them into 1/2 x 1/2 welded wire mesh @ 2.5 inch spacing and used a zip tie between each pixel for the ( looped ) excess wire .

I wanted an easy way to install these and have them uniform, so I use 1.5" in width of the welded wire for each strand/side of the window .

I pressed the nodes into the center 1/2 x 1/2 which left the outside 1/2 x 1/2 to use as hangers or mounts .

A couple of nails top bottom and sides made simple work for this method .

Sorry Angus I meant the rectangle nodes that have 3 5050 leds in them. These http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/21/9862e6ea297e833302c669cc2dfa74f7.jpg


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OregonLights
01-21-2015, 11:56 PM
I've been wondering the same. Used the strips and have to say very disappointed with those. 16 1/2 feet of disappointment. I'll be following this one.

Curious to know why you didn't like the look?. I've heard others say they were disappointed in strips in certain applications.

deanathpc
01-22-2015, 12:00 AM
Curious to know why you didn't like the look?. I've heard others say they were disappointed in strips in certain applications.
Sorry I guess I didn't finish that thought. The look was fine. Intense in fact.

The weather proofing on the other hand not so good. Many repairs needed now and no longer weather proof.

angus40
01-22-2015, 12:42 AM
No worries . those kinda look like a pixel modules of a sort with each pixel in their own plastic container .

Strother85
01-22-2015, 03:35 AM
It might be tough to get those in line around windows/doors. Seems like if the square got off with the next one a little bit it would throw the whole line off. It is a unique look though which I like. I'll be following this thread.

beeiilll
01-22-2015, 09:50 AM
Yea keeping those inline is going to require some work. Maybe something like C channel that is used for vinyl might work for them? At least it would keep them aligned better.

rjchu
01-23-2015, 02:41 AM
They have mounting holes. Mark a center line on some PVC and screw them into it.

-joni-

Roterhead
01-23-2015, 02:52 AM
Could you comment on why you were disappointed? Seems like strips and rectangles are pretty much the same...


I've been wondering the same. Used the strips and have to say very disappointed with those. 16 1/2 feet of disappointment. I'll be following this one.

deanathpc
01-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Could you comment on why you were disappointed? Seems like strips and rectangles are pretty much the same...


Sure in this weather we have here the cold killed the weather proofing. Cracked when moved even in the slightest. SO I have 8 different trees I put these one and each one was damaged when trying to remove them from the trees in the cold weather during tear down.

The rectangle ones wouldn't have this problem as they are cased in plastic.

Roterhead
01-24-2015, 01:15 PM
Were you using the strips enclosed in a silicone sleeve? I've had a strip outside for two years (and we don't get the cold you would get, just a lot of water) with no real signs of weathering.


Sure in this weather we have here the cold killed the weather proofing. Cracked when moved even in the slightest. SO I have 8 different trees I put these one and each one was damaged when trying to remove them from the trees in the cold weather during tear down.

The rectangle ones wouldn't have this problem as they are cased in plastic.

FIRECOP252
01-24-2015, 01:51 PM
Has anyone used the rectangle nodes for window frames? I currently have technicolor c7s on them but wanted to try a different look.


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What exactly are you wondering about? I use dumb ones to outline my house and love them. I do not have my windows outlined but do have the architecture traced. Are you looking for pics of them mounted or how they look on a house or what? I think I have some pics of mine and how I mounted them and with them on if that helps.

dsmjuggalo
01-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Any pictures would be great. Was contemplating how to mount them. Back to back or spaced equally apart. Just tossing around new ideas.


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FIRECOP252
01-24-2015, 02:26 PM
Let me know if this helps.
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FIRECOP252
01-24-2015, 02:30 PM
OK for some reason It wont let me upload anymore pictures. I have some with them on attached to the house and a couple more of the mounting but cant upload them. Send me an email and I can send them to you or I will try again afterwhile to upload them here so others can see. Dont know why it let me upload the first and not anymore.

deanathpc
01-24-2015, 09:28 PM
Were you using the strips enclosed in a silicone sleeve? I've had a strip outside for two years (and we don't get the cold you would get, just a lot of water) with no real signs of weathering.
No they weren't enclosed in anything but what they came with.

dsmjuggalo
01-26-2015, 01:26 AM
Here are the pics he sent me. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/203cdcbd8fbdd045c89ae0cbee4d4da8.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/75fb6e461551bae01374bb002da22c70.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/e602052817b3854f7fbdfa96f552121b.jpg


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FIRECOP252
01-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Thanks for posting them for me. Like I said the 2nd one has a strip on it but I was showing it to reference how I mounted the modules on the house.

somewhere in the Show-me State

jck46
03-05-2015, 12:23 AM
I use them for my window frames mounted them to 1/2 in pvc with zip ties

stallionent
03-05-2015, 09:24 AM
Screen frames at home centers (note: pop rivets in the corners) 27818 for rectangle nodes.
Add tracks if you want to use strips. Attach to the frames above using VHB tape 27819 Strips with silicon sleeves27821 fit into tracks and are removable