Cosmic Color Ribbons

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16′ of endless possibilities!

Light-O-Rama's Cosmic Color RibbonWe have an engineer that was a product of the ’70′s.  It’s hard to believe it today, but John was quite into the psychedelic world of lights, scents and maybe a bit of dancing to the Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever.

When he developed our CR150D, at first we called it a high tech rope light.  That’s when John set us straight and said it was really a cosmic color ribbon.  It’s obvious the 1970′s made a lasting impression on John the engineer.

The CR150D Cosmic Color Ribbon is a flexible, weatherproof strip with 150 super bright RGB (Red Green Blue) LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) spaced evenly along its length.

The strip comes with a sophisticated, 150 channel controller that operates in a number of intelligent modes making sequencing much easier.

Cosmic Color Ribbons put the super-WOW in your display! Any individual light pixel can be any color at any time and all under your control. Watch the videos to get an idea of the possibilities.

You can control each channel individually or take advantage of ‘macro’ channels where a single channel creates an effect across the entire strip.

Light-O-Rama's Cosmic Color Ribbon shown with controller, power supply and closeup of the ribbonThe Light-O-Rama (LOR) Cosmic Color Ribbon is a flexible ribbon that includes a controller and low voltage power supply.  It understands and automatically detects both Light-O-Rama and DMX-512 protocols.

The Cosmic Color Ribbon has 150 super bright RGB LEDs spaced evenly along one side of a 197” flexible circuit board and is made weatherproof by sealing it in a rectangular UV resistant silicone tube.

The Cosmic Color Ribbon CR150D controller is enclosed in an aluminum box.  The separate 12 VDC power supply is universal voltage capable.  These two components must be housed in a weatherproof box for outside use.

The controller is daisy chained using standard Cat5 data cables into a Light-O-Rama data network like any other Light-O-Rama controller.  The Cosmic Color Ribbon CR150D has an accessory power supply allowing it to be used with wireless units and/or one of the Light-O-Rama ShowTime Directors.  The Showtime Software Suite is used to design and build light sequences (controller commands that may be choreographed to audio/music.)  These user created sequences and/or pre-programmed musical sequences available from Light-O-Rama are then arranged into Shows.  These shows are played by your PC or one of the Light-O-Rama ShowTime Directors.

Looking for a little more information on the Cosmic Color Ribbon?  Download our specifications, read the instruction manual or checkout our quickstart guide.

Cosmic Color Ribbons in Action!  

With a little help from our SuperStar Add-On for our Sequence Editor, you can do amazing things!

Looking for even more information on our Cosmic Color Ribbons?  Read the instruction manual or checkout our quickstart guide.

 

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Cosmic Color Ribbons in a Light-O-Rama Network  

Typical layout including Cosmic Color Devices

1.  The Light-O-Rama Software Sequencing Suite works on your personal computer running Microsoft Windows and allows you to design your own shows. The Software Sequencing Suite then runs your shows and sends the right commands at the right time to the various control channels.  The Software Sequencing Suite can even keep music synchronized to the controller commands.2.  Speakers to play the music accompanying your show are attached to the computer sound card.

3.  Your personal computer communicates to the controllers using a device plugged into your computer’s serial or USB communications port.  The blue line shows the standard serial output of your computer (RS-232 or USB) out of your PC where it enters our converter that transforms the signal to the native Light-O-Rama network protocol (the green line) that connects to our various types of controllers over standard computer network wire.  We recommend Cat 5 LAN cables available from us and off-the-shelf from your local big box store in the computer section.

4.  The Light-O-Rama commercial or residential controllers include special effects such as simple on/off, intensities, smooth fading, twinkling, shimmering.  Up to 240 controllers (each handling 16 unique electrical circuits) can be daisy chained on the LOR network giving you the ability to control over 3,840 channels.  Need more channels?  Add another Light-O-Rama network.

5.  Electrical power is supplied to the controller placed close to your lights so you don’t need to run long extension cords.  Commands from the Software Sequencing Suite are performed on each controller.  Power to each of the attached lighting circuits is controlled independently.  Think of having many dimmer switches that the computer can change very quickly and independently.

6.  Connection to the Cosmic Color Ribbon controllers.  Multiple ribbons can be daisy-chained like all other controllers on a Light-O-Rama network.  Note: each Cosmic Color Ribbon controller includes a power supply requiring a connection to primary power just like number 5 above.

7.  Connection to the Cosmic Color Pixel/Bulb controllers.  Multiple CCP/CCBs can be daisy-chained like all other controllers on a Light-O-Rama network.  Note: each Cosmic Color Pixel/Bulb controller includes a power supply requiring a connection to primary power just like number 5 above.

We hired a professional film crew to make a video of the Cosmic Color Ribbon but backed out at the last minute because they were hired to work on the Avatar movie.  The guys in the back created their own super geeky movies.  Let us know what you think.

Are the Cosmic Color Ribbons bright?  In the indoor video above, to see the colors the camera had to be set to a very low light sensitivity and a dark neutral filter was used.  The video is of poor quality but does provide a glimpse of the Cosmic Color Ribbon capabilities. The brilliant LED colors are not at all replicated and some of the faster action is missed by the camera.  We are working to get videos that truly represent the colors and actions achievable with the Cosmic Color Ribbon.  In the videos the Cosmic Color Ribbon is attached to a PVC pipe (not included).

 

 

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