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Lucasw
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I'm new to this whole lighting thing so I need some real help. I have no clue what is going on. So here is the thing I want to add new lights to my show
these lights here (2 of them)
http://chauvetlighting.com/system/fixtures/omega.html#
Now I'm going to buy a controller for them which was said right on that page^^
This one
http://chauvetlighting.com/system/fixtures/dmx50.html
Now I have sent e-mails to places asking for help and got nothing. Now here is the question what else do I need to make this thing work. I know I need cables but where do those cables hook up to. How do I get the lights to the borad.
I hope you understand what I'm saying. Its just its all new to me. I'm sure its a really simple thing I'm not seeing. Please help if you can. Thanks so MUCH

Lucas
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Lucas,

Talk to Kevin from Living Illusions he sells hardware, software and can recommend lights.

G0THIKE
Kevin Ridgeway
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Lucas...
I am on here for just a second, we are in the frozen tundra of Minnesota right now. Crazy cold here.....we moved from Indianapolis to Phoenix to get away from it, but booked a show here on new Years Eve...that was bright.

Anyways get ahold of me and I can walk you thru on this. The thumbnail version is...
The controller will need DMX cables...they may be 3 pin or 5 pin. These cables will hook to one of two things...an intelligent fixture that has DMX onboard or a dimmer for conventional lights. If hooked to a dimmer, then the conventional light will plug into the dimmer. The dimmer will also need to be plugged into an edison outlet (wall outlet).

Hope that's a start, I can answer more when we get back home.

Kevin
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Lucasw
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Thank-you so much for that Kevin.
Happy New Year
Lucas
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Kevin
Once you get back could you tell me if this..
http://chauvetlighting.com/system/fixtures/dmx-4.html
Is what I need along with cables which I'm looking into.
Thanks once again!

Lucas
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Lucas...
For conventional fixtures that can dim yes...just make sure it is set on dim and not relay. For things that cannot dim, like motors, make sure it is set on relay.

I just got back a few hours ago, but am heading out right now for L.A. PM me and I'll get some more info for you.

Kevin
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