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Title: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: AndyBrierley on September 12, 2019, 08:36:03 am
Got myself 4 of these tiny (and cheap) lights of eBay but they are not displayed in any DMX controller software that I can find.  Does anyone know of a compatible fixture Manufacturer/Type that I can use for these lights? PS. They are 7 channel units with ch.4 for brightness and 5,6,7 for R,G,B.
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: Mal Brown on September 12, 2019, 09:47:47 am
What are you using as a controller ?  If it is computer based, there is likely a fixture editor...  just create a generic using those 4 channels.

The 4 through 7 range seems odd.  What do they have on channels 1,2 and 3 ?  Just curious.
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: Len Zenith Jr on September 12, 2019, 02:09:56 pm
Or find a generic fixture with channel 1 dimmer, 2,3,4, rgb and add 3 to your dmx address on your controller.

ie fixture dmx value in software = 4
dmx value in fixture enter = 1
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: AndyBrierley on September 13, 2019, 05:33:23 am
What are you using as a controller ? ...............The 4 through 7 range seems odd.  What do they have on channels 1,2 and 3 ?  Just curious.

I've been trying both Freestyler and Sunlite Suite 3, both of which seem very difficult to use (esp. after trying MyDMX software).

The 'manual' (ha, leaflet) says:
Ch.1 Function
Ch.2 Color Select
Ch.3 Mode/Speed/sound
---- moving the sliders on the seems to do nothing other than Ch.1 where it seems to do random stuff??
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: Mal Brown on September 13, 2019, 01:48:32 pm
On my generic, monoprice 9x10 led pars, the macros are accessed via 2 sliders where 1 is speed.  So you may need to try 1&2, 2&3 to see any affect.

I am making some headway with Onyx.   It has been slow going as I was slammed with event work July and August.  Now Iím getting back to rested and willing to think about lighting control again.
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: Dave Garoutte on September 13, 2019, 03:07:02 pm
Some fixtures have a master dimmer.  If it is at 0, nothing else will produce light.
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: duane massey on September 14, 2019, 01:04:10 am
The "function" will probably select between several (useless) things, but one may (should) be manual or RGB mode. Only way to know is to experiment.
Title: Re: U'King 36W 18LED RGB DMX lights (from China)
Post by: Mark Cadwallader on September 14, 2019, 07:15:39 pm
The "function" will probably select between several (useless) things, but one may (should) be manual or RGB mode. Only way to know is to experiment.

Likewise, you should run the "function" channel in 10 to 20 unit increments from 0 to 512 in case you have to have some intermediate value to get the other channels functioning. A PITA for sure, but worth a try.