RGB Minleon • Tale of Two Extremes • Simple ‘Homeowner’ Usage • Complex Commercial Application • Christmas Decor Application • Customized to Projects • Systematic Installation Process • Hands Free for Customer • *Address Multiple Holidays * Increased Value, Perceived Affordability
RGB CD Progression • 2013 Testing Year • Tested 2 projects in Lubbock • Issues – Data, Timer Reset, Training Deficiency • Late Delivery • 2014 Broad Testing Year • New Mini Controller with 5 sec delay – data integrity • New Remote – advances ALL effects • Established Clear Set of Rules and Key Components Required for CD application • Recommending 1-2 projects this season • Delivery is Mid-September
RGB is Coming (Is Here) • RGB Can NOT be Ignored • Strongly Recommend 1-2 projects per Franchise This Season • Refine Design, Installation Processes • Understand Marketability • RGB Focus Group • CD will select 10 franchisees to serve as a focus group on RGB • This group may provide more RGB projects including more complex commercial applications • Feedback will be used for a full RGB launch in 2015 Christmas Decor can OWN RGB in the eyes of consumers!
YOUR options for RGB • Residential • 500 Light Package - 500 15” spaced C7 RGB lights, transformers, connectors, remotes etc • Focus on only Roof lines and Stakes • Limited Trees on Lights kits available • Commercial • Multiple 500 light packages as needed • Minleon will work directly with you on more complex applications • Light Trees great application for commercial – use tricklets - 12’ Trees ideal as 25 lights sets at 6” spacing are stock Christmas Decor can OWN RGB in the eyes of consumers!
RGB Lighting Products Triklets • Can NOT be spliced • Best for Trees of Lights • Cost of $4 a bulb C7 - 15” Spaced – Roof and stakes • Can NOT be spliced • Use various lengths for customization (2,5,10,25 bulb count) • Works with bottom hole of speed clips and stakes • Cost of $1.75 a bulb (w all considerations just under double normal C9 lights)
Power / Data Components POWER T Obsolete Mini Controller 5 sec data delay Back Flow for Power infusion Splitting Power/Data Sender/Receiver Jumpers 5,10,25’ Expander Box 16 Port – Only at Primary Power T-Way
RGB Power Options 2. Power Infusion – 100 feet beyond primary power location 1. Primary Power Location 5 Am Power Supply 20-40 Amp Transformer Expander Box 16 Port POWER T Power Mini controller Infuse Power
RGB Rules RGB Lighting displays are complex deliveries that incorporate the flow of both DATA and Power. In order to achieve full effects, and obtain proper working order, power and data must be managed appropriately. The following set of rules will satisfy 90% of situations you may encounter and will reduce the occurrence of field issues that translate into displays • Freezing • Displaying inconsistent effects • Non working sections • Other “Unidentified” Errors.
RGB Rules • 100 RGB C7s = 3.5 AMPs • 100 RGB Lamps MAX in an aggregate run. You may split them w T-way. Data issues beyond this length (must use sender/Receiver beyond 100) • 20 feet MAX before first bulb from the Mini Controller (or must use Sender/Receiver) • Sender & Receiver • Used in conjunction with a 4 WIRE SPACER (25, 50 lengths) • Sender/Receiver & 4 Wire Spacer should be <300 GROSS feet • Sender/Receiver may be “split” with T-way as long as total aggregate length is under 300 feet • 1. Use when 1st bulb over 20 feet away from mini controller • 2. Use to Inject Data When aggregate run over 100 feet
RGB Rules • ALL Projects require a detailed project map with the following data: • Power Requirements - Total Bulb counts Times .035 Amps • Primary Power Location Designated • Measurements of EVERY roof straight edge segment • Define contiguous segments • Crew must Have Adequate Supply of: • RGB Lights (2,5,10,25 lights sets) • Spacers (5,10,20’ lengths) • Sender/Receivers w/ 4 Wires Spacer (length) • Power Supplies (likely only need one 30 Amp but 2-5 Five Amp transformers) • Mini Controller (Location & Model) • Data Signal Directional Flow Final Products needs determined on site so a variety of lengths of lights and spacers are key.
Key Connections If lights added here can only total 100 Max Sender/Receiver – When data over 100 feet from last light T-Way Mini Controller Lights Spacer More Power Spacer T-Way DATA 100 RGB Lights Max 5 AMP POWER 100 RGB Lights Max ADD POWER
Remote Power C1-C3 define colors E1 – Effect One (Steady)(1-4 use set colors) E2 - Effect Two (Twinkle – on/off) E3 - Effect Three (Colored Glow - vary) E4 - Effect Four (Color Chaser) E5 – Effect Five (Light show) S - Speed B – Scroll of ALL effects M – Memorized effect (5th option)
RGB Design Guidlines RGB Lamps aesthetically perform best on roof lines, both fascia and ridge and stake lighting, effectively the top and bottom spectrum of a lighting job. • Identify the best flow for the job - think of everything in a ‘chasing’ mindset • Right/left – Blake Roof • Center cascade – Blake Stakes • Top/ bottom – Massengale Projects • Group fascia and ridge lines of similar shape and lengthfollow the afore determined “flow” (never over 100) • Group stake lighting of similar shape and length • Match color to • Customer preference • Holiday • Event • Select motion to • Customer preference • situation
RGB Project Total Roof Lights 340 6 Groups Total Stake Lights 180 4 Groups Total Lights 550 35 amps
RULES 1. Length of Runs under 100 2. First Bulb less than 20’ from controller 3. Sender/Rec Applications 7 5 AMP Infusion 5 AMP Infusion Light Totals (12” spacing) Roof 497 Stakes 200 TOTAL 697 Total Amps 24.5 1- 20 Amp Transformer 4 – 5 Amp Transformers 3 – Power T’s 3 – S/R’s Various spacers, T-ways 5 AMP Infusion 75 T-way Data from S/R 70 7 Send/Rec 6 5 Send/Rec (50’) T-way T-way 72 80 Send/Rec (75’) T-way 1 2 75 3 Send/Rec 25’ 45 4 T-way T-way Primary Power 80 T-way T-way 3 1 50 50 4 2 50 50 5 AMP Infusion
Dry Box Components Power Strip 20-30 Amp Transformer Mini Controller 16 Channel Hub
Wiring the Dry Box Air Holes
Remote Power Infusions RP RP (3) RP
Be Sure To Lock Sets in place Put electrical Tape around the tricklet ring once all sets in place Use large rubber band as you add sets and then tape
Powering The Tree W Wiring Harness with T-ways
The Christmas Décor Holiday Planner Draft 7/12/14
The Christmas Décor • Holiday Planner • PRESENTATION TOPICS • The Concept • The Features • Main User Interface Screen • The Show Scheduling functionality • The Show Schedule Summary • The Holiday Planner in ‘Action’ The Christmas Décor Holiday Planner
Holiday Planner - CONCEPT The Christmas Décor Holiday Planner Design a system where the you can: • create a database of light shows for seasonal holidays & special events throughout the year (select your colors & effect) • Schedule these light shows as desired throughout the year (day & time range) • Enable the system to automatically play the shows as scheduled • Allow for the ability to override the scheduled shows as desired
Holiday Planner- Features Holiday & special event light show scheduling throughout the entire year Easy ‘override’ capability allows user to create shows on-the-fly, then default back to your pre-programed scheduled shows Employs ‘Microsoft Outlook-style’ calendar screens for easy use Summarizes the Light Shows scheduled in one easy accessible screen Client does not need active Internet connection or a PC Completely compatible with Minleon’s Mini-Controller light system
Main user Interfaceeasy-to-use ‘Microsoft Outlook-style’ calendar screen 1. 2. 3. . System opens to the calendar screen Change the view from Month to Week to Day Double click Day Cell to begin scheduling your Light Show from the ‘Christmas Decor Light Show Sequences’ folder
Holiday planner - Schedulingstandard windows-based functionality 2. 3. 4. 1. 5. After double-clicking from the calendar screen you arrive at this dialogue box, do the following: • Select (click on) your Show Name from the ‘Playlist’ field (these are linked from the ‘Christmas Decor Light Show Sequences’ folder) • The show name will then appear in the “Show” field • Set the start day & time • Set the end day & time • Click ‘Add to Playlist’ to save the light show you desire to schedule (repeat for additional scheduling)
Holiday planner – Schedule summary Now that your shows are planned, they are displayed on your calendar & prepared to launch
Holiday planner QUESTIONS?