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    Default Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    I would like to add some faceted covers to my standard 12mm bullet pixels.
    I prefer the faceted light output.

    I see the ones Ray sells.
    Can folks comment who have done this please.
    Ray's price seems steep with shipping.
    Does anyone in the USA sell these where they have purchased in bulk and pass along the savings?


    I'd also like to know about any that have been 3D printed.
    How do you like the performance, cost, and time to print.
    Any models to share?
    I'm curious if this is really a viable option if you need 2 or 3 thousand of them.

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    i bought ray one few year back one of the problem i found was how to installed them without falling ...i had to used hot glue to it
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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    I would like to add some faceted covers to my standard 12mm bullet pixels.
    I prefer the faceted light output.

    I see the ones Ray sells.
    Can folks comment who have done this please.
    Ray's price seems steep with shipping.
    Does anyone in the USA sell these where they have purchased in bulk and pass along the savings?


    I'd also like to know about any that have been 3D printed.
    How do you like the performance, cost, and time to print.
    Any models to share?
    I'm curious if this is really a viable option if you need 2 or 3 thousand of them.
    I can chime in from a 3d printed perspective a bit.. although not truly the fauceted style I printed several (about 200) c7 sized caps for pixels and was impressed with how they turned out, although can be a bit on the fragile side compared to the retrofit leds I had been using, they turned out great. IF I could find some G40 sized covers I would do it again and cost was minimal, about $10 for the 200 I printed which I didn't think was too bad. What size are you looking for?

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by barbotte View Post
    i bought ray one few year back one of the problem i found was how to installed them without falling ...i had to used hot glue to it
    cheer
    Did you purchase just the cover, or the cover and base assemblies?

    In a related question is there any way to use one of the styles of Pixel Strips with the cover and base assembly?
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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    Wilmar's design is a-1 for printing your own if you like the original C-* bulb look .

    I used the c-7 style covers off of regular leds 2 years ago on my 12mm bullets but they are to small and lack luster imho .

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    just the cover that was like 5-6 year ago .not sure if they change style since

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    Do you know where the model is that you printed? Is it on thingaverse?

    I will take most any size that will work, C7 or C9.
    Quote Originally Posted by jllracer55 View Post
    I can chime in from a 3d printed perspective a bit.. although not truly the fauceted style I printed several (about 200) c7 sized caps for pixels and was impressed with how they turned out, although can be a bit on the fragile side compared to the retrofit leds I had been using, they turned out great. IF I could find some G40 sized covers I would do it again and cost was minimal, about $10 for the 200 I printed which I didn't think was too bad. What size are you looking for?

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    Do you know where the model is that you printed? Is it on thingaverse?

    I will take most any size that will work, C7 or C9.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:46...Wq0zbQ2w8wdZMw

    There is a thread in the 3D printing forum too. If I find it I’ll post that as well. It has some pictures.

    Found it:
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...hp?55557-Xlc-9
    Last edited by virgil1; 02-16-2021 at 02:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    I took a stab at printing the C9s model I posted the link to. Seems a 'bit' large. Pics attached for comparison to a C9 from my 'App lights' I own. I asked in the original thread if someone had tried making them smaller.

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    IMG_1473.jpg

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    Default Re: Bullet pixel covers, sources, cost, 3D or purchase

    yowzers that is a lot bigger.
    Quote Originally Posted by virgil1 View Post
    I took a stab at printing the C9s model I posted the link to. Seems a 'bit' large. Pics attached for comparison to a C9 from my 'App lights' I own. I asked in the original thread if someone had tried making them smaller.

    IMG_1474.jpg
    IMG_1473.jpg

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