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    Default SS24 Kit with led mini lights?

    Quick question. I am planning to use led mini lights this year due to lower power consumption and lack of fuse management issues. I am a theatre teacher and know that if I use an led light bulb it doesn't dim and acts funky when it doesn't get full power. Do led mini lights function in that same way or are they dimmable? I am looking at ordering a SS24 kit this year and would like to slowly build towards something for years to come. I would have gotten to this sooner but just finished defending my dissertation so now I actually have free time to pursue a hobby.

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    YMMV. Most of the newer Led mini's do dim, but the cheapo's from Wally World often do not. Look for the verbiage on the package. if it says somewhere that they are full wave, then they dim. If nothing is mentioned, then they are usually half wave and dim very poorly if at all.

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    Awesome, just the info I was looking for. Thanks! Just ordered my Ss16 and starter kit today. My goal is to get it put together and hopefully get something programmed by December 15th. Nothing too fancy for this year. Progress!


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    Default Re: SS24 Kit with led mini lights?

    I have cheap leds from walmart and they do dim but if you actual watch them you can see a little flicker in them the arch is made with cheapo walmart leds

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    Quote Originally Posted by patmitchell View Post
    Awesome, just the info I was looking for. Thanks! Just ordered my Ss16 and starter kit today. My goal is to get it put together and hopefully get something programmed by December 15th. Nothing too fancy for this year. Progress!


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    Default Re: SS24 Kit with led mini lights?

    So with an ss16 should I use Vixen3 or a earlier version?


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    Default Re: SS24 Kit with led mini lights?

    you can use any program you want the controller doesn't decide which one you use
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    I found Vixen 3 pretty easy to use.
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