The Simplest Permanent Lighting System
Great You would like to see what it takes to install permanent holiday lighting. Measure and Planning is just like me coming over to give you an estimate, which takes me about an hour after explaining how this all works.
Your measurements and putting that information on the worksheet will help you create a shopping list to figure your costs.
Try to be as exact and thorough as possible when taking measurements of the whole roofline where you want to install permanent lights. I always round my numbers up.
It will always be best to physically walk around the property and take accurate measurements of the entire perimeter, including the gaps between the lights we call "jumps" of unlit extensions, before the next run of lights. Make notes as you go checking every where you what the light to run along roofline.
This guide will make it easy to understand
People who are good with technology and want a rough estimate should use Google Earth's Streetview images and 2D measuring tools. We are amazed at how accurate this is. An estimate is good as long as you order a little extra so your not short.
Learn Your Layout
We've Got a Guide for That!
This Layout guide is your map where to start and finish. Knowing how to get the best use of the controller by where to place it. If planned right you can do sections at different times. Meaning if budget is tight do the front now and add on later if you wish. That is what I did. When doing layout you can note different area with different color markers or draw different kind of lines. straight, squiggle, dot dot dot, dash-dash-dash. this lets you know which area has channel or if it is lit cable or unlit cable.
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The tools needed for installation of your Started Kit!
LADDER SAFETY FIRST: This PixelLights system requires the use of ladders and that you be up on the roof elevated off the ground to install. It is extremely important that you read all instructions, warnings, and safety precaution labels that come standard on all ladders. Failure to do so, can result in critical injuries and possible death. Therefore if you are afraid of heights, unbalanced, or unsure of your personal abilities while using ladders, we highly recommend you hire someone instead of trying to install these yourself.
Get the most value for your money with our exclusive starter kits, which include everything you need to get started.
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Simply choose the length and color of the Starter Kit that are closest to your project. Next, add any other components you need from your material list directly into our pop-out cart. This makes the ordering and checkout processes seem seamless.
Starter Kits Include:
NOTE: To branch lights to second story dormers or peaks, don't forget to add unlit extensions and Splitter because these are not included with most kits.
PixelLights 6' LED Light Cables + Channel
Our exclusive Starter Kits ship both 6-foot LED light cables and 6-foot pre-drilled aluminum channel sections ready to be assembled together. Simply snap the LED bulbs into the channel holes until they are filled. Once all channels are completed, you are ready for the next step.
Install on roofline sections:
Once all the 6-foot channel sections are assembled together. You are now ready to put the channel in place and secure it to the roofline where you want to put it. Continue as planned along the roofline.
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The PixelLights Controller 24V includes (2 outputs, 200 ft each, max 400 ft). It's like having two zones without the extra cost or another power outlet to add power boosters like other systems.
A standard electrical outlet is all that's required to power the PixelLights Controller.
Depending on your layout the controller may be mounted outside as it is waterproof. We do our installs and try to install in garage.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT connect cables while the power is on. Doing so has the potential to surge power to the LEDs, which could cause harm to them.
Also needed a 2.4 network is needed to sync to your network.
Since the Controller uses an app on your phone or tablet, you will need to get the PixelLights app from Google Play or the App Store.
There are also many more options to control your Pixel Lights system on a computer.
All Explained in this manual here.
TRUE Plug & Play
PixelLights UV-protected cables come with waterproof 4-pin aviation male-to-female connectors. They only connect in one direction with a simple insert and push, and they thread together in the same way that cable does. Note: Install Lights/channels first without controller plugged in.
Any excess wire on end can be tucked under channel
LED Channel Store has products with a budget in mind and also has good-looking channels to fit your style.
We can supply channels for DIYers, Contractors, and Installers large and small to keep up with your demand.
A splitter is used to branch off and go to a dormer or high peak. The splitter allows the main light wires to continue in a straight line. With the two outlets on top of the box, to allow runs to go in two different directions.
Simply screw an unlit cable to one outlet and run wire to the desired area. Then connect Light/channels as normal.