Chaining IR Controller + LEC?

Curious if anyone has chained a LEC to an IR Controller? Essentially tie one of the on/off outputs of the IR controller to the power of the LEC. 

The end result being that you can have remote access to many different effects rather than on/off or flickering.  

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  • Brett Halper You can use any of the outputs on the IR receiver to control LECs-- they can be controlled like any other connected light.  The challenge is that you will still only get the effect you have selected on the LEC-- turning it on and off will not change the currently selected effect/pattern.

    We use this approach with our lighting kit for the Disney Castle-- one of the IR receiver outputs controls 1-2 LECs which provide the color-changing lights and fireworks.

    Can you share more about your intended use case?

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  • Rob Klingberg Thanks for the quick reply Rob!  That is exactly what I want to do, sorry if I wasn't clear.  For instance, I'm going to be adding lights to my 75192 Millenium Falcon, all on IR control.  So light bars for the engines, some blinking lights (from one LEC) on the inside cabins, and laser cannon (from another LEC).  Just wanted to be sure I could use the on/off output from the IR to turn additional LEC's on/off (with whatever their programmed effect is).

     

    Thanks again!  Will be sure to provide pictures when it is all done!

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  • Brett Halper Thanks for the additional details-- sounds like a great project!  Let us know if we can help at all.  FYI one tip for the flashing lights: you can use our LEDs with built-in flashers to save some money vs. needed to dedicate a LEC to those. (unless you need them to flash in sync-- then a LEC would be needed)

    Best of luck!  Can't wait to see the pictures.

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  • Rob Klingberg  Had no idea you even made those (built in flashers)!  I was so stuck inside the DIY page, didn't even consider the alternatives.  Well I have the Saturn V, Tie Fighter, and Millennium Falcon, so looks like I'll be buying some LEC's & flashing LEDs!

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  • Brett Halper Awesome!

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  • Brett Halper 

    This is exactly what I am doing as we speak !!!

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  • Rob Klingberg  How does the IR remote works..I see there are 3 buttons A B and C and then arrows, the IR controller has 4 output...how do you get them to work?

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  • Christian Nanini They have good printed directions on the card that comes with the IR LEC.  The short of it is each button is the on /off for each port on the LEC.  The arrows cycle through the flicker/on setting and adjust intensity. By the way, chaining them was very easy and works great. 

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  • Brett Halper 

    thanks

     

    hows your Falcon. I’m halfway but waiting for more lights and LEC that are coming this week to innstall before continuing. I’m done bags 9 so far. Will have lights at the front, lights at the back with jet engine effect, hallway and inside, under the falcon and blinky lights in one of the room and cockpit and cannon on top with cannon effect 

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  • Christian Nanini  finished building it a few weeks ago, in the process of adding lights now.  Mostly finished. Lights up front, both interior rooms, upper cannon cockpit, bridge cockpit, engines.  I'm not a fan (at all) of the pool noodle engine look, so will be looking into a MOC engine assembly.  Also have the wall mount to do. 

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  • Brett Halper 

    nice

    send us pictures

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