Customer Highlight: Keli (Rolla) [July 2010]

July 17th, 2010 — 11:21am

Continuing our Customer Highlight program, we have Keli, from California.  Check out Keli’s photos, which were posted on the forum.

Justin: How long have you been using LEDs, whether It be for your vehicle, home or other application?

Keli: I’ve been using LED’s for as long as I can remember; from adding it into the toy cars I use to have as a kid up until now. This time adding them into a real car! I also prefer to install them in my home as an alternate source of light rather then using light bulbs. They are extremely bright and another advantage is they come in many different colors and draw less power.

Justin: How many vehicles do you have tricked out with our products? What are you using?

Keli: I currently have 2 vehicles using Oznium products in them. I’ve lost count on the different types of LED‘s and Cold cathode kits install but can admit they range from the simple superflux leds, all the way to the Flow lighting underbody kits.

Justin: Do you belong to any car/bike clubs?

Keli: I go to the Toyota Nation meet-ups in SF every once in a while. Its a good place to check out what others have done to their cars and its also a chance to meet others who share the same interests.

Justin: Do you have any interesting upcoming projects?

Keli: I am currently working on a project to install superflux LED’s into my inner tail lights. Its a challenge but am grateful for having a ton of help from the members here in the Oznium forums.

Justin: What is your favorite Oznium.com product? What makes it interesting to you?

Keli: I would have to say that my favorite Oznium product would be the flexible LED strips. They can be used in just about any application and also can be cut into smaller pieces if space is limited. A very versatile product!

Justin: Do you have tips for people new to LED lighting?

Keli: Working with LED’s are not as hard people think. They are very easy to work with once you have a basic idea of electrical circuitry. For people new to LED’s or are looking for idea’s, simply check out the Oznium forums. They have a lot of information on the different products they sell, how to install them the right way and also ways in which you can implement the various products Oznium sells into their own project.

Thanks Keli, for answering our questions.  You’re doing great work on your ride.

-Justin

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Dexia Tower full of LEDs in Brussels

July 13th, 2010 — 2:50pm

The Dexia Tower in Brussels, Belgium has out done the world, in LED application.  The 38-floor tower, third tallest in Brussels, uses RGB (Red, Green, Blue) LEDs in most of the buildings windows.  Dexia Tower can be seen from most major traffic arteries in the capital, standing at 475-feet.

The 6,000 window tower has about 12 RGB LED lights in 4,200 windows.  RGB is the most common way to get the color spectrum.  Red with Blue makes Purple, Red with Green makes Yellow, Green with Blue ames Teal.

Each LED, at its maximum capacity, uses 1 watt. As a result of the various color and movement effects, this maximum capacity is never achieved. The different creations presented so far have never exceeded one third of this total capacity.

First, the Tower was made into a clock.  Each level and color symbolized an hour, minute and second.

Then, the tower created the Tomorrows Weather Project.  The building displays the weather temperature and wind gusts.

Reminding residents of the color system

Wind!!!

Finally, in 2009, the Dexia Tower created a user-interface.

From a specific designed pavilion at the bottom of the tower people can interact through a multi touch screen in real-time, either individually or collectively, with the luminous construct. Both static (touch) and dynamic input (gesture) are recognized to generate an elementary graphical language of points, lines and surfaces taking a monochromatic colour palette (background) combined with black and white (graphical elements). This real-time interaction establishes a dynamic, abstract play of graphical elements deduced and emitted from the architecture.

Once a composition is created, the user can take a snapshot of the tower and sent it as an electronic greeting card. This communication chain creates an exchange between the individual and public building/spaces while actively involving each user in the formation of Brussels city image

I wonder how many “will you marry me?” messages were written on the tower and sent to their loved ones.

Strangely enough, the Dexia Tower website is saying it costs to much money to run the Tower regularly.

Due to the economic and financial crisis, the lighting of the Dexia Tower has been drastically reduced.

Between sunset and midnight the tower lights burn only 10 minutes per hour. No new lighting project is planned. – http://www.dexia-towers.com

I guess when you have 50,000+ LEDs at almost a watt, it can get quite expensive.

-Justin

Sources (dexia-towers.com) (lab-au.com)

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Become a Fan and Follow us!

June 29th, 2010 — 4:42pm

Hey friends!  We are expanding our social grasp and becoming more active with Twitter and Facebook.  Be sure to become a Fan and Follow us!

Follow Juicehenderson on Twitter

Occasionally we’ll be posting a coupon on either our Facebook page our our Twitter page; and sometimes both!

-Justin

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Dome Lights used in Refrigerator

June 23rd, 2010 — 5:06pm

Most of the time, we do not get to hear what our customers are using our products for.  Maybe 1 out of every 20 customers tells us what they are doing with their order.  We love hearing about the unique projects, however!

A few days ago, David sent us an email:

I used one of your dome lights to replace the appliance light inside my refrigerator. The existing light fixture came down about 5 inches from the inside top of the refrigerator thereby wasting nearly half the space on the top shelf.

Using your dome light module with a cheap switching power supply enabled me to regain nearly all the wasted space!

Great product! I can imagine nearly endless applications.

David

I was intrigued.  Did he say a Dome Light in a refrigerator?  Check out the before and after photos!

I love the unique application!  It’s amazing what customers come up with.  Keep’em coming.

Do you have some cool applications?  We’d love to see them.

-Justin

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UPDATE: Katy Perry Uses Oznium LED Strips At Awards Show

June 10th, 2010 — 9:06am

After the MTV Movie Awards Show on June 6th, we can safely say that Katy Perry used our Heavy Duty Tri-Chip Waterproof LED Strips for the show.  In our last post, we were unsure if it was going to be used for the Awards Show or in an unannounced upcoming tour.  I obtained a video performance of the show – keep an eye on the drum kit.

Adam at Shinedrums.com did a great job setting up the strips. Quick link to Shinedrum’s Tumblr with the mention and photograph.  Kudos!

-Justin

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Customer Highlight: Joey (orangesuburban) [June 2010]

June 7th, 2010 — 11:36am

Once a month, we will be highlighting customers interesting projects that have used our products.  This month we have Joey, from Florida.  Check out his other photos at our Forum.

Justin: How long have you been using LEDs, whether it be for your vehicle, home or other application?

Joey: I’ve been using Neons/LEDs/12v lighting since about ’05  with my first car, a ’93 GMC Suburban.

Justin: How many vehicles do you have tricked out with our products?  What are you using?

Joey: I’m using LEDs on 2 personal vehicles; a 2008 Scion xD RS 1.0 and a 2005  GSX-R 600.  The xD has Inferno V1 kit with the expansion pack and 5 extra 1ft tubes, blue Superflux LEDs, LED singles, and the “magical” RGB LED singles.

Justin: Do you belong to any car/bike clubs?

Joey: For car clubs, I’m in a member of Scikotics and KAD, also known  by Jinsoku and TeamSolo.  I’m working on starting a bike club named Ice Cream Mulisha. And I’m known by Clearwater Biker but not a member.

Justin: Do you have any interesting  upcoming projects?

Joey: I’m looking for a good all purpose bicycle and  in Florida its required that bikes have a white forward facing light and a  red rear facing light. So, I plan on using Oznium’s Flood Lights to make that happen  and then go over the top with lights for night riding.

Justin: What is your favorite Oznium.com product?  What makes it interesting  to you?

Joey: The product that has the biggest WOW factor to me is  the flood lights. They are such a small package packing such a large punch of  light. I’m not really sure how you would use them for automotive lighting  since they do need a good distance between them and the ground/subject  to get your full $20 worth of light out of them but, on my GSX-R and in  my room the lights never fail to amaze on-lookers with how bright and  small they are.

However, the most interesting product Oznium has is the RGB singles. A  lot of people like the color change and while a lot of people want just a  single color, a lot of people don’t want to be bothered with a  controller, these things are perfect, just wire them up and let them go  crazy!

Justin: Do you have tips for people new to LED lighting?

Joey: USE A FUSE! If you don’t know what you are doing,  TRY! LEDs, especially, are very forgiving. If you wired it wrong, it just won’t  work. But, for the sake of your power supply (usually your car) use a  fuse to tell you when you have it wrong, they even have fuses that light  up when they blow now so you don’t have to guess if its bad or not.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Joey.  Keep up the great work!  We can’t wait to see your bicycle photos!

-Justin

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Katy Perry dresses in LEDs

June 2nd, 2010 — 4:13pm

Not only is Katy Perry using Oznium products in her upcoming show/tour (unconfirmed if it’s the MTV awards or her tour), but she likes to wear them too.

Hop aboard the LED train today with Oznium.com.

-Justin

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UPDATE: Throwdown Tour Artists using Ribbon Strips

May 31st, 2010 — 3:52pm

We just received an update from Dennis Stauffer regarding a performer for the Country Throwdown Tour. Chris, the drummer for the Eli Young Band is using StaufferPercussion.com‘s equipment and Oznium’s LED for his drum kit. The video below is the prototype Chris agreed to.  Stauffer is using our Ribbon LED Strips in RGB/Million Color, with a Freedom RGB Controller.

According to the bands Myspace page, they have 12 shows in 9 states. Be sure to check them out and see our Ribbon LED Strips live in action!

  • 5/28 – Raleigh, NC
  • 5/29 – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 5/30 – Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 5/31 – Gilford, NH
  • 6/4 – Virginia Beach, VA
  • 6/5 – Camden, NJ
  • 6/6 – Bristow, VA
  • 6/12 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 6/13 – Denver, CO
  • 6/18 – Bakersfield, CA
  • 6/19 – Irvine, CA
  • 6/20 – Mountain View, CA

-Justin

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Katy Perry to use Oznium.com for Concert

May 26th, 2010 — 5:13pm

I just got off the phone with a customer who has a contract with Katy Perry for her upcoming show/tour.  Rusty at ShineDrums.com, is working with the Katy Perry camp to get some  Heavy Duty Tri-Chip Strips in Million/RGB color, for the drum kit that is played live on stage.

Rusty mentioned that the guitarists for Katy Perry also needs  the same type of effect as the drum kit will have.  From my understanding, the guitar player and the drum kit will be wired to a DMX controller creating awesome colors and unique effects.

It is unclear whether the these strips will be used for her concert tour or specifically for the MTV Movie Awards.

-Justin

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Country Throwdown Tour Artists using Ribbon Strips on Tour

May 21st, 2010 — 7:21pm

Plan on heading to the Country Throwdown Tour?  If so, keep an eye out for a few artists who are using the Pre-wired Ribbon LED Strips in the drum kits.

Dennis Stauffer with staufferpercussion.com is currently hooking up artists performing on the tour with lighted drum kits.  Check out some of these photos provided by Stauffer.


The photos and video don’t do justice.  Dennis is using a 16-foot Pre-wired Ribbon LED Strip, in Ultra-Violet to get this effect.  Be sure to check out the kits, live, at the Country Throwdown Tour.

-Justin

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