A pixel in our show is any LED or set of LED bulbs that can be programmed to change colors with the music. The LED bulbs actually have 3 separate LEDs inside of them. Those LEDs are red, blue, and green in color. With these 3 colors, we can choose between 16,777,216 different colors. Each color can have a value from 0(Off) to 255(fully on). This gives us 256 x256 x 256 = 16,777,216 different color possibilities.
This is the most common Pixel in the show. We used this in our snowflakes, stars, squiggly trees, bells, matrices, and in our ribbon tree.
This is the pixel that made up our original pixel tree design. This is also what is on the 7 white trees.
This is one pixel which has three RGB LEDs. This is used in the bottom of the large present. We have some upcoming ideas for more light elements including these pixels.
These pixels are used in our Valentine hearts and our St. Patrick’s day Shamrocks.
For Christmas 2017 we received a batch of C9 bulbs that were defective. They were rated as waterproof, but as soon as it rained a lot of them had water on the inside of them which ruined them. So we had to improvise a solution.
The C9 bulbs come apart into three pieces: the bulb, the collar, and the pixel.
We replaced the defective C9 Pixel with the bullet pixel and put it all together. Fortunately, the bullet pixel fits perfectly in the C9 bulb and holds itself in with no adhesives.
We had to do this to about 20 ribbons on the ribbon tree. Which means we had to unscrew 2,000 C9 bulbs and then reassemble 2,000 of these combo bullet pixels.
Video of test sequence for the flag
The flag was upgraded in 2017 to use RGB lights. Previously it had red, white and blue lights in the respective spaces. upgrading to RGB gave us a lot more options when doing show sequences.
The new LED ights on the Frantronics building trims out the roofline nicely as you can see. The LED lights are low voltage (12 volts) and are RGB (red, green & blue). Right now it’s programmed to be blue (the Franktronics logo color), but watch out for the holiday’s, these lights can be any color. Also the lights are devided up into 705 segements or pixels. Each pixes can be set for it’s own color or intensity.