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LED Twinkle

Discussion in 'LEDs and Neon' started by AKProbeGT, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. AKProbeGT

    AKProbeGT Member

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    I have a customer who is looking to get a channel logo made and would like the LEDs to twinkle. Any ideas on how we could accomplish this? The best idea I have is to buy a string of twinkling Christmas lights and position them inside the channel logo and that's not satisfactory to me. I can't find a controller that seems like it would do this.
     
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  2. Katy Schenold

    Katy Schenold New Member

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    Did you find something that worked for this? We have a similar request and so far all we can find are twinkling Christmas Lights or addressable systems which are very costly.
     
  3. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    If you're into DIY, then there are plenty of DIY projects out there that could be relatively easily adapted to LEDs in channel letters. Most use either a RaspberryPi or an Arduino for controllers. Might be pricey for your customer, but this kind of special request warrants extra charges.

     
  4. henryz

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    Look at Tokistar light strings. We used these in the past and worked great for twinkling.
     
  5. Katy Schenold

    Katy Schenold New Member

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    This looks perfect! Thank you so much.
     
  6. AKProbeGT

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    No, I never found anything suitable.
     
  7. Katy Schenold

    Katy Schenold New Member

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    Tokistar ended up working out great for our project! Thank you for the recommend!!
     
  8. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    LED blinking is illegal in my city, so check with your local code before doing it.
     
  9. Katy Schenold

    Katy Schenold New Member

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    It is here as well. This was for an interior application so it worked out for us!
     
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