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Windows 7: where do i buy Sound activated LEDs that can plug into a wall outlet

25 Sep 2011   #1
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 
where do i buy Sound activated LEDs that can plug into a wall outlet

I am working on my rig and thought it would be cool to have my desk light up orange when a character of mine in GOW, MOH, or COD fires a gun or when an explosion happens. my problem is that I'm looking for some that plug directly into AC and I can't seem to find any. does anyone know where i could purchase sound activated led strips that plug into the wall? It would be good if it is possible to plug multiple into the same socket.
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25 Sep 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

nothing specific to recommend, but... Google
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26 Sep 2011   #3
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
nothing specific to recommend, but... Google
ya... tried it. everything is battery or 4pin powerd that i could find
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26 Sep 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may have to build your own and use a mic as the trigger for the lights. An old Air Force pal did that and had different colors responding to bass, treble, and high tones. He was an electronics instructor. Some of the google results (I didn't read them) had some build options.
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26 Sep 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

you can put this on the floor and face it upwards,
Amazon.com: Chauvet 4 Color LED Light Strip: Musical Instruments



Take look at the manufacturers site for all the LED type lighting fixtures available.
http://www.chauvetlighting.com/dj-cl...-fixtures.html
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29 Sep 2011   #6
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

im not a huge fan of the stage style lights, i like the idea of making my own, however i have a bad tennancy of doing things wrong (drasticaly) i am not handy when it comes to stough like that. i have thought of sound activated cristmas lights but i dont like the look. if someone knows of a tutorials iwth EMENSE detail, on how to potntialy make a sound activated led strip using a bread board or somthing that would be helpful.
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29 Sep 2011   #7
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

another idea i have is if some one knows how i could connect some leds and resistors semiperminantly using electrical tape directly to my logitech 70watt bass etc, thats also an idea, however, before i go tampering with my stough, id like to know for shore what i think i know. from what i understan, all i would need are resistors that step down just to a lower voltage than the LEDs need, and obviously some leds, afterthat, the rest just connect genitive to positive and good to go? or more?
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29 Sep 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think you should use a power supply which puts out about 9-12V DC.
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29 Sep 2011   #9
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I think you should use a power supply which puts out about 9-12V DC.
but it defeats the point wouldnt it? i want it to flash behind my monitors, not inside my computer, if im misunderstanding please say so
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29 Sep 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not a computer PSU, some generic step-down transformer type. LEDs usually illuminate at less than 12V DC, so just a resistor wouldn't do it for you. You'd need something to convert your AC to DC. and a powersupply would have the right type of electricity and voltage.
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