The lights came today but the box is soaking wet.

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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I ordered a pair of Martin Mania SCX 500 lights from Ebay for a little over $250 for both. I know they are discontinued and that's ok with me. If you need to you can order the bulbs for the lights on line. When I get back home I will check them out. Just have to struggle with the box because it's falling apart because of the storm we have here and all the rain in the area.
 

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For someone with a physical disability (and collecting on it), you sure know how to stack the odds against yourself. How do you intend on using these?
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Well I have to say I tried out both lights and one isn't working properly. The motor works but the light doesn't come on. I just emailed the seller. First time ever buying off of Ebay and something isn't working.
 

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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Try swapping the bulb with the one from the light that works.



You might need to order a bulb online.
Yes I will check and see. I sent an email to see what the seller decides to do first. They may have a bulb and can ship it to me.
 

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How do you plan on controlling these? At minimum, they need a DMX board with a joystick to be able to control them properly (software DMX would be better) .. or you run them the cheesy way on "Auto" or sound active.
 

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Instead of sending the lights back I just ordered a couple of replacement bulbs and plan on ordering 2 more tomorrow. I think I spent less than $20 or just over that amount. I decided to not send them back because I would have to pay for the shipping and I don't know how much that would have cost. They would possibly refund my money but that would have been minus the shipping costs.

I already know I'm going to take a beating on here for buying those lights because they are not LED lights.
 

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Instead of sending the lights back I just ordered a couple of replacement bulbs and plan on ordering 2 more tomorrow. I think I spent less than $20 or just over that amount. I decided to not send them back because I would have to pay for the shipping and I don't know how much that would have cost. They would possibly refund my money but that would have been minus the shipping costs.

I already know I'm going to take a beating on here for buying those lights because they are not LED lights.
What kind of events will you need to use those at that a pair of lightweight LED units couldn't do? And you still haven't said how you plan to control them.
 

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Steve what do you suggest for a DMX light controller?
Someone knowledgeable about lighting?

Hardware wise, it might be a controller like the Chauvet Obey 70 or similar, with a joystick option. Programming will be a bitch on a mechanical controller, but might make it easier to access built-in programs.

Software controllers give more flexibility, but require someone to deep dive and learn about DMX, what CAN be controlled and building programs. Something like Light Rider or myDMX Go are a bit easier, but still require dedication.
 

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