Sound Active Module used on Inverter

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Old 07-27-13, 08:07 PM
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Sound Active Module used on Inverter

Hello, I'm new to this site so please go easy on me.
I am a 4th year commercial electrician apprentice, and I have been trying to find a way to get my Halloween flood lights to flash with music/sound.

I have come up with an idea of getting this to work, but I thought I'd run it by some people that might have more experience with this application.

The setup is this;
Using an old cell phone charger (120vac to 12vdc)
Connected to this Sound Active Module
Connect the Module to an inverter (12vdc to 120vac)
Connect the inverter to the flood lights

I understand everything that's happening, I'm just not sure if going through all the power conversions will screw up the effect. If anyone can tell me if this is going to work, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
John

 
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Old 07-27-13, 08:13 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You're thinking .... but that won't work like you want it to. That module can only run a single LED or extremely light load.

Do you want all the lights to flicker at the same time or each one different ?

There are inexpensive kits that will do what you want. One was called the sound operated light organ. It had a mic and a module and based on sound would activate one of three lighting channels.

I'll look around for what's available....... others will chime in.... Justin will stop by
 
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Old 07-27-13, 09:25 PM
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Sooo...How much do you want to spend on this, and can you solder?

You can start off real simple with something like a color organ kit:
120VAC 3 Channel Color Organ Kit-Electronic Goldmine

Or you can go computer controlled with something like Vixen/Renard:
Assembly Instructions The Renard SS16 - doityourselfchristmas.com

Light-O-Rama:
Light-O-Rama Computerized Shows

D-Light:
D-Light Designs, LLC

Or DMX and dimmer packs:
Chauvet Pro-D6 6-Channel Dimmer Pack | GuitarCenter

Beware, I am a lighting maniac.
 
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Old 07-27-13, 10:17 PM
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I just knew the lighting maniac would stop by
 
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Old 07-28-13, 01:43 PM
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Yea I had a feeling it wouldn't work. The video on that Module only had a small 6" string of LEDs running on in. I just don't know why it's such a hard thing to find. I just want the lights to flash with music/sound. So the louder/longer the noise, the brighter/longer the light is on.

A friend of mine pointed out this tutorial but there is no way to adjust the sensitivity/intensity of the light's reaction to sound.
 
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Wow thank you! I don't know how after a month of searching I never came across the Color Organ, but that would do exactly what I want and more! The only thing I've ever soldered is copper air lines, but I think I can figure it out.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! The Color Organ will work for this years Halloween setup! Maybe in another 5-10 years I'll advance the setup to computer controlled.
 
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Old 07-28-13, 01:56 PM
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Let us know how you make out and feel free to ask more questions. We all like specialty lighting stuff.
 
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Will do! I think I'm going to put together a whole video showing the concept, setup, and exaction! It's going to be sweet!
 
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