We 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
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.
You can control each channel individually or take advantage of 'macro'
channels where a single channel creates an effect across the entire strip.
The 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
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
The Light-O-Rama ShowTime Software works on your personal
computer running Microsoft Windows and allows you to design
your own shows. ShowTime Software then runs your shows and sends
the right commands at the right time to the various control channels.
ShowTime Software can even keep music synchronized to the controller
Speakers to play the music accompanying your show are attached to
the computer sound card.
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
The Light-O-Rama ShowTime Pro or ShowTime PC controllers include
special effects such as simple on/off, intensities, smooth fading,
twinkling, shimmering. Up to 200 controllers (each handling 16
unique electrical circuits) can be daisy chained on the LOR network
giving you the ability to control over 3200 channels
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 ShowTime
Software 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.
Connection to the Cosmic Color Ribbon controllers. Multiple ribbons
can be daisy-chained like most 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.
We hired a professional film crew to make a video of the
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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