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Theme Park Holiday Light Effect Answered

Hi,

I work for a small theme park. A third party company built one of our new holiday displays.  It consists of 45 large 'ornaments ', each lit with an AC bulb. I've been asked to provide a way to control each one independently and create a pattern which will repeat.  Sometimes only one bulb is lit and sometimes up to 7 are on at the same time.  The problem is I'm looking at 45 AC plugs!  My thinking is to buy 45 solid state relays. Then can I hook them up to an Ardiuno? I know very little about Ardionos. Which model and how many? I would truly appreciate it if someone could help me get started. Thank you

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caitlinsdad

2 years ago

I would look into talking with some DJs or theater stagehands about DMX controlled stage lighting. There are many commercial built controllers out there and they are for heavy duty lighting. Sure, you could build your own but you probably need it fast and the business can write off the cost.