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    Default spacing for first layout

    Hello,

    I am new to this hobby and have a question regarding spacing.
    Last Christmas I built a tree with C7 LED. I choose a 3" spacing and since my display is on the 8th floor (viewing distance approx 120ft) it looks pretty nice.

    For this year, I would like to build a singing face and a drummer with 12mm pixels. Now I wonder, if I should plan 3in spacing or if I should go smaller. Additionally, I will also do the balcony outlines with additional verticals. For the lines, I will probably go with a 4in spacing. I have attached pictures, so you get the idea.

    What do you think about the spacing for the singing face and drummer?
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    If your tree is 3, I think the rest will work out at 3 as well. It looks very nice. I would add that I don't see the drummer. It is just a bunch of dots. Maybe lit up, it will differentiate a bit.

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    At that distance 3 should be fine. Usually the closer the distance the closer the spacing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKrebs View Post
    If your tree is 3, I think the rest will work out at 3 as well. It looks very nice. I would add that I don't see the drummer. It is just a bunch of dots. Maybe lit up, it will differentiate a bit.
    Does that mean the brightness of 12mm bullet pixel is similar to AC LED's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKrebs View Post
    . I would add that I don't see the drummer. It is just a bunch of dots. Maybe lit up, it will differentiate a bit.
    I hope this pictures helps to show the drummer. It's not perfect yet. I thought once I have figured out the spacing, I will improve the design.

    drummer down+up.JPG

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    To my eyes, pixels are brighter than AC LED strings. After all, they are 3 LEDS in one. You control the brightness so you can make them what you need for your viewing distance. If you are comparing a blue AC LED to a pixel lit up blue, hmm.

    Maybe I should pull down some strings and compare. Nah, I am not that ambitious!

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