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    Default 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    Hi All.

    Please add your reliability reports to this thread so that others asking about pixels can find data in a single spot.

    My 2019 show:

    • 1000 WS2812b pixels on 60/m strips. 9 Total failures.
      • 1 pixel with a dead blue LED.
      • 8 pixels de-laminated from the pcb.

    • 2000 WS2811 bullet nodes. 3 Failures
      • 1 pixel with a dead blue LED.
      • 1 pixel with a dead red LED.
      • 1 pixel just dead.

    All of my pixels are cheap strips and strings purchased from Ebay. The WS2811 bullet nodes have just completed their fifth season. The strips were all replaced two years ago.


    2020 Full sized show reworked for the new location. Only adding (famous last words) 13 RBLs that I finally got converted to using pixels
    2019 - Just moved into a new home (yet another change of plans). Will be dim but not dark. Too much to do at the new place to leave time for a show. Dim show (3000 pixels) had regular visits most nights.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyX...ttrsZNARkUce0Q

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    Default Re: 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    2400 pixels , All 12v Rextin from amazon, all on their 3rd year, zero failures
    Flash Flash Blink Blink,,Oh What A Relief It Is

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    Default Re: 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    3000 12V ws2811 bullets from HC & Ray. 0-4yrs old. 1 failure from a Ray bullet that was 4 yrs old.

    200 30LED/M 12V IP65 (silicon coated) WS2811 strips from eBay permanently mounted under soffit. 4yrs old, no failures, knock on wood.

    200 60 LED/M 12V IP67 (silicone tube) WS2811 strips from HC in Arches. 3yrs old, 3 red LEDs dead, strips still work.

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    Default Re: 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    1300 square resistor 12 volt pixels from CFOL one string was only 99 pixels did not use, one pixel blue all the time.
    600 pixabulbs DIYLedExpress 3 years zero failures
    Last edited by K-State Fan; 01-06-2020 at 09:15 AM.

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    Default Re: 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    Over 7,000 Ray Wu and Rextin pixels. No Rextin failures. 3 Ray Wu failures all 3 blue failed.


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    Default Re: 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    1200 new Rextin bullet pixels from Amazon this year. Zero failures.
    2 pixel failure on 2 different brand new C9 HC Brilliant Bulb 50-pixel strands (1 pixel failure on each strand). Both pixels turned solid green, but continued to pass data. As expected, they were on the highest peaks of the house and were not be replaced mid-season nor could be reset with power cycle.
    500 new DIYLedExpress Bullet pixels. Zero failures.
    1000 6 year old GECE pixels...Zero failures this season. Usually see 1 or 2 per season however.

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    Default Re: 2019 Pixel Reliability Report

    I don’t have a lot of time on any of my pixels except for running tests , all purchased this year 2020 .
    So the on sale pixels 5volt I got from ray for 5 dollars each are turning into a nightmare every time I run lights to test connections, I have a different failure and back on the roof I go . 4 of strings 50 for roof edge had to replace 3 pixels so far and another went out yesterday.
    The 12 volt rextin from Amazon no issues so far I think we’re 18-19 dollars.
    5 volt from diyledexpress sadly I’ve only had for a week or two and I will have to go back up on ladder already to fix at least 2 on one string that has one color gone out on each which causes a no lit space when certain colors come on or it’s wrong color. These also were on sale for 8 something each. 5 strings of 50.
    I am not knocking anyone’s pixels just stating that all pixels I went cheaper on seem to be giving me all my problems .



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    Last edited by MikeKrebs; 02-21-2020 at 12:52 AM. Reason: Wrong thread

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