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    Default Where to get dumb floods

    Hi, I may add some dumb floods to next years show (I run all AC so using a pixel controller is a bit overkill even though I do have a pixcon16 laying around). I saw that Ray Wu has them, but shipping is kinda expensive (over $30 for 3 floods!!!). Where does everyone buy them? Also does anyone convert those ones you can buy on Ebay for like $5 and free shipping to work? Im talking about the ones that have a built in controller with remote. Can I just scrap everything but the LED chip itself and the housing and then use some like 5w resistors or something for a driver to run off 12v?? Thanks!

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    I always buy the cheap floods, then scrap the electronics and replace with what I want. However, not all "outdoor floods" can be opened up easily (especially the more recent ones)--they are often epoxy/glued shut.

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    Do you just use the correct resistor or some type of regulator board?

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    I've inserted my own driver boards (for smart LEDs).

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    Thanks, just what I needed! Ill try to find some that use screws.

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    What drivers did you use? Do you happen to have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomaker View Post
    What drivers did you use? Do you happen to have a link?
    I've created my own drivers and LED modules:
    https://www.diychristmas.org/vb1/sho...ree-Floodlight

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    Cool thanks!

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    I also have my own drivers for the generic 10W and 50W RGB LED COBs

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