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    Default RGB Floods lights

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to add some RGB flood lights to next year's show. I'm thinking about going with the following:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...759b30500g6HPR

    My criteria:

    1. uses ws281x chip, to be driven by Espixelstick.

    2. relatively bright.

    3. must be RGB.

    Does anyone have any experience with this type of flood or something similar? Any suggestions on other floodlamps?

    Thanks!

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    I've been using the 20W 24V versions that RobG designed. They work very well, until you have a wiring fault (rabbits!) and that tends to fry the board requiring replacement.

    I've heard that the version sold by Wally's lights is a good one:
    https://www.wallyslights.com/collect...nnect-pigtails

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    Default Re: RGB Floods lights

    I use 50 watt DMX floods for stage lighting. I really needed the punch as I have dark red brick.

    Here's a link to a sequence from this year. You can see at 38 seconds, the 16 floods really cover well.

    https://youtu.be/1Pb4oR0FX4k

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    Default Re: RGB Floods lights

    I decided to make my own, this is as far as I got...


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    Default Re: RGB Floods lights

    I know this is an older thread, but thought I'd response for people who stumble across this thread looking to add flood lights to their display. I purchased some RGB flood lights from Ray Wu a few years ago. They're DMX controlled, which work fine if you have SanDevices controller. I'm not sure if Falcon controllers handle DMX. Anyway they had one annoying problem, they each had separate DMX and power connectors, which meant I'd need to run both a DMX wire and power wire to each light. I decided to build my own connectors combining the two wires into one. I'm super happy with how it worked out, and it was actually a pretty easy conversion. Now I can daisy chain my flood lights together. This attached diagram explains my alteration.
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    Default Re: RGB Floods lights

    So I recently found these floods, you can get a 50% discount using the code 50TRKRXV

    https://www.amazon.com/Olafus-Dimmab.../dp/B089LKDT3L

    Since these are wifi enabled, I bet there's an ESP8266 or ESP32 chip inside that can be reprogrammed to accept e1.31 data. 2 for $20 is pretty good, I ordered a set to check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EE351 View Post
    So I recently found these floods, you can get a 50% discount using the code 50TRKRXV

    https://www.amazon.com/Olafus-Dimmab.../dp/B089LKDT3L

    Since these are wifi enabled, I bet there's an ESP8266 or ESP32 chip inside that can be reprogrammed to accept e1.31 data. 2 for $20 is pretty good, I ordered a set to check them out.
    It would be interesting to see the guts of these . I have reservation about them being esp WiFi though .
    Almost all WiFi devices I have seen have Esp in their label .

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    Default Re: RGB Floods lights

    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    It would be interesting to see the guts of these . I have reservation about them being esp WiFi though .
    Almost all WiFi devices I have seen have Esp in their label .
    Most of these cheap RGB lights are manufactured by a parent company called tuya and rebranded by other companies before they are sold.

    If it does have an ESP chip, it may be possible to reflash without opening, however it looks like they did start using a different wifi chip for newer models according to this link:

    https://tasmota.github.io/docs/Tuya-Convert/

    It looks like there was some limited success flashing WLED to control a similar flood light:

    https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/issues/798

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    Default Re: RGB Floods lights

    I know this is an old post, but....

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002395721736.html

    I have used these successfully for retro-fitting RGB floods to WS2811 protocol. I used the RGBW version but I believe they sell RGB too. I'd recommend the RGBW since the white is much cleaner than the RGB white mix. These devices respond to 4 bytes in the WS2811 data.

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