I would if I had one =(
I used the runner caps for chain link fence (the kind used for joints in pvc bodies.) so it was easier to aim the way i wanted to. I run mine off of 5 volts from a computer PSU.I agree with the LED lights. Low voltage is much easier (not to mention safer) to work with, and it's easier on the electric bill, too. I've put together a how - to for some inexpensive and really easy LED spot lights here. You could scale them up using larger PVC fixtures and multiple LEDs to light a bigger area.
LEDs have different forward voltages and current ratings. This site has some excellent info on LED wiring and does a far greater job of explaining them than I could. They also have a bunch of calculators that make it really easy to determine the resistance needed for your setup.I have some interest in LED lighting, I would like to know how you determine how many LED’s you hook up to what amount of power? Lets say you are going to use a 9v DC power supply, how many LED’s would you use in your spot and how much light would it put out? A little how to would be nice.
Also i have a small write up at scaryrednecks.com. Nothing fancy but gives you some basics of LEDs. I have used LEDs for both spot and ambient light. IF you get the right LEDs you can put out a lot of light for very little voltage. For me, since i use ultra bright leds and not the standard type. I only use 2 LEDs per spot. Now as far as how many LEDs to use for 9Vs that is a trick question. What you want to do is figure out the forward voltage and such of the leds. (in most instances all colors but blue generally have a forward voltage of about 2-2.5 volts.) also you need to know the resistance of the LED itself. Once you have that you can use a simple calculation to figure out the size of resistor you need in the circuit. (even if i was using 1 LED at exactly 2.5v i would STILL use a resistor.) In general a 1ohm resistor will work in most applications for anything under 12v HOWEVER the closer you get to the actual resistor you need the better since the resistance will affect the brightness of the LEDs. also you always want to run the LEDs in a circuit in series not in parallel. For my stuff i can run about 25 LED spot lights with 2 leds each with one 5v circuit out of a computer Power Supply. (a computer power supply has different voltages for each color of wire and will run as low at 3v to as high as 24 (+ and - 12v wires) Also you can create a small circuit which will let you change the voltage out of the 24v circuit to anything from 1.2v to 23v using a simple potentiometer.) Computer PSU is great and cheap but i digress.I've never used LEDs for floodlights, just spots. A spotlight is focused on a much smaller area, so it doesn't have to be as bright to highlight something. I'm lucky enough not to have a streetlight nearby, so I'm not fighting too much ambient light.
This looks AWESOME. I'm really confused tho- I don't suppose you'd mind telling us what props you're running, with what hardware? What are those 6 boards used for? How many props use VSA? Seems like you got a TON of animatronics running!
Also- do you have a main power cable coming IN to the system?
Thanks for the help- this just looks awesome.