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    Hi i am doing a HUGE new years eve dance party, I would like to know if there is a possible way to make a wall of lights like you see the music videos.

    I know that it is basically light bulbs and a frame, I was thinking using metal box frame, one light bulb for each cross section.

    the frame will be 10 - 30 light bulbs down and 3 across. there will be 3 sections.

    That means total around 30 - 90 lights per section.

    Then I have it connected to a chaser box that is sound activated.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Please email me or reply here.

    Thanks

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    Sounds like it'd take a retarded amount of power unless you were using led fixtures...

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    Yeah I'm working on something right now that is 6foot by 4foot and I am using over 300 leds (this is bright). I have a transformer that turns my power to 12v and 200w.

    I think normal incandescent bulbs will produce a lot of heat. I mean a lot.
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    You're probably getter off going with LEDs than incandescent bulbs. Besides the heat, you can do a LOT more with the LEDs that will make it look really sweet
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    you can do some tricky shit with rope lights

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    Yeah, if money is no issue, get the LED Par cans. They are already DMX so you just need a good DMX controller and creativity. Did you want to spell words out on the grid of lights?

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    Like these?

    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/200...vu_meters.html

    Plenty of other LED-based grids out there. Instructibles.com has instructions.

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    No not wanting words, just pattens.

    the lights would not be on all night only during the main show, which is at 11pm the show goes for 15mins.

    The walls will move around, using a wireless remote control.

    The walls will start lined up together, and then slowly move apart.

    LED lights mmm not a bad, idea but to rent 90 LED Par lights it is going to cost 24$ each which is around $2160 for one night.

    So would think the cheaper options might be more affordable at this stage.

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    You can do it without PARs, though. You can do walls of LEDs, probably could get deals for the right amounts.
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    do lines of florescent tube lamps. way cool, easy on the power.

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