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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], May 3, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    Hi,

    Not sure if this is the correct group to post this query to or not -
    but here goes anyway!

    I am looking to install some disco lights into some decking in my
    garden - does anyone know if this can be done? If so - what is required
    to do this? And where might I source this?

    Not looking to do anything too 'special' just something straight
    forward, and hopefully not too costly, for my son (and me) to have some
    fun with!

    Any help offered would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks,
    Susan
     
  2. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    Are you asking for a 'lights in the floor' dance floor, a spot light on a
    spinning disco ball or just exactly what?

    You will probably have to have a new source of power run from your
    breaker panel but that depends of the total power consumption. Other
    than that, it's just a matter of running the wire and connecting it all up.
    Of course, it all must be weather rated and grounded.
     
  3. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    First, you have to define "disco lights". Some of us have never heard
    the term before, and most of us who are old enough to remember "Disco"
    would rather forget about it. ;-)

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  4. Guest

    I am probably using the wrong term!

    What I am looking for is some round led style lights that can be sunk
    into the decking and can be hooked up to a light controller that will
    allow the lights to be turned on and off to the beat of some music.
    These lights could be just a number of different colour lights, eg 3
    red, 3 blue, 3 green, etc, or even better each be a light that can be
    forced to a specific colour (does such a thing exist?!)

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Susan
     
  5. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest


    You're asking for a 'color organ'. Most use incandescent lights, not LEDs.
    There are many schematics available as well as kits. These kits are not the
    sort of thing one would permanently install.

    Basically, it's a frequency selective circuit that triggers an SCR to apply
    power to the lamps.
     
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