Archive
Share

What Power Supplies Do I Need for My Christmas Light Pixels?

By David Henry / February 18, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for people just beginning with smart pixel Christmas lights is power. Unlike traditional lights, which just plug into the wall and turn on, pixels need both data from the controller, and power via power supplies. While I’ve covered “the how” to get your pixels plugged into power here, it’s also […]

Share

Why Should I Use Light-O-Rama to Control My Christmas Lights?

By David Henry / February 14, 2019

A lot of people, myself included, don’t love Light-O-Rama, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a valid way to control your Christmas lights. I love to use pixels, and I think xLights is the best software for controlling them in a Christmas light display. But still, I’ve found three reasons that may make using Light-O-Rama […]

Share

How Do I Power Christmas Light Pixels? Power Injection 101

By David Henry / February 13, 2019

Christmas light pixels can be really fun, but one of the most intimidating aspects of using them is power. While “regular” Christmas lights run a full, high voltage from your standard wall outlets, pixels are a low-voltage product. They don’t use a lot of power, but they are picky about the characteristics of that power.  […]

>