Problems You Should Be Aware of When Using Any RGB LED Lights

They say RGB lights will make you get rid of old-fashioned color gels. This article shows exactly the opposite. You should keep your gels and even buy more. The video shows a comparison between different brands of lights including HMIs, halogen, daylight-balanced LEDs, tungsten-balanced LEDs, and RGB LEDs. All tested RGB LED lights are of high quality. Tim Kang from Quasar and Ted from Indy Mogul show us a test where they film subjects of known color under different lighting situations. The results are reviewed on a monitor to see if these objects are correctly represented. As you know, the HMIs and halogen lights give a fairly correct representation of natural colors when the footage is color corrected. This is what their tests proved as well. The next set of experiments were with white and tungsten-balanced LEDs opposed to LEDs with a programed “white,” where the color “white” is composed out of red, green, and blue LEDs, not by a single white or tungsten-balanced light emitting diode. The results are quite shocking: the combination of red, green, and blue do not represent the natural color spectrum for colors we know and see. After you watch the video,...

Once you are sure your ceiling is properly prepared for painting, and your tools are washed

Once you are sure your ceiling is properly prepared for painting, and your tools are washed and ready for use, begin by stirring the paint with a paint stirrer or a clean offcut of wood. Assemble a step ladder and put on your safety goggles. Then, transfer some of the paint into a paint kettle to avoid carrying the heavy tin up the ladder. Start by painting a 50-70mm thick strip around the edges of the ceiling with a medium sized paint brush; this process is called ‘cutting in’. Pour some of the paint into the paint tray and load the roller but be sure not to overload it as this will stop the roller from rolling smoothly. To avoid visible lines where the paint has dried at different times, start by focusing on the area that you have just ‘cut into’ and blend wet paint with wet paint. Roll with a mixture of up, down and W movements and continue until you have covered the entire ceiling. Once you have completed your first coat, follow the manufacturer’s instruction for drying time and then repeat the process for the second coat. Use masking tape to cover any fittings and woodwork that you are not planning to paint. It’s best to leave an overhang where possible to also protect fro...

What Are Shallots? Nutrition, Benefits, and Substitutes

Shallots are a small, elongated type of onion with a taste that’s often described as a subtle mix between a traditional onion and garlic. They grow in clusters, contain less water, and have thinner peels than traditional onions but can make your eyes water just the same. Still, you may wonder how these onions differ from other varieties and how to best use them in cooking. This article reviews the benefits and uses of shallots, as well as how to substitute for shallots in recipes. Shallots (Allium ascalonicum L.) belong to the Allium family, alongside leeks, chives, scallions, garlic, and other onion varieties, like Vidalia, white, yellow, and sweet onions. Though they appear similar to red onions on the outside, they look very different on the inside. When you peel a shallot, you find that they have 3–6 cloves or bulbs — like garlic — instead of rings like other onions (1). Nutritionally, they have quite a bit to offer, with 3.5 ounces (100 grams or about 10 tablespoons) of chopped shallots providing (2): Compared with common onions, shallots are a more concentrated source of protein, fiber, and micronutrients, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, c...

100-year-old abandoned pleasure park hidden in Cornish woods

The unusual attraction was originally inspired by one of the world’s oldest and most popular amusement parks Hidden deep in the woods next to a picturesque Cornish river, lies the overgrown ruins of a 100-year-old pleasure garden, inspired by one of the world’s oldest and most popular amusement parks. The abandoned fountains, arches, bandstand and swimming pool, appearing unexpectedly through the trees and undergrowth beside a woodland path in the village of Lerryn, were once attractions within the long forgotten Tivoli Park, named after the world famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. Created by China Clay magnate, Frank Parkyn, who was born in the village in 1850, work began on the elaborate park around 1920, following his visit to the Danish Tivoli. Inspired by the fountains, the octagonal Glass Hall, as well as the arches at the entrance and on the Nimb Hotel of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Parkyn cleared a large area of his woodland and built ornate structures and water features – including an octagonal pool – within the space. In 1922, Cornwall’s Tivoli Park was opened to the public, and provided a new venue for the increasingly popular Lerr...

Navajo leaders say they weren’t informed about coal deal

COAL: Navajo leaders say they were never informed about Navajo Transitional Energy Company’s purchase of Cloud Peak’s Wyoming coal mines, and it “cannot and should not be supported.” (Navajo Times) ALSO:• Some analysts and members of the Navajo Nation are skeptical of a new study deeming the Cloud Peak deal a “prudent” decision. (Billings Gazette)• The employee attrition rate at a New Mexico coal plant is rising in advance of a planned 2022 closure; the owner says it may need to contract with outside sources for some operations if the trend continues. (Farmington Daily Times) ***SPONSORED LINK: Attend Infocast’s Western Energy Week, October 22-24 in Scottsdale, Arizona for your chance to access both Transmission Summit West and Mountain West Renewable Energy Summit panels, presentations and networking sessions in one place, with one registration. Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity!*** OVERSIGHT: California Governor Gavin Newsom stuns environmental advocates by vetoing a bill that would have made it easier for state regulators to counter the Trump administration’s rollback of clean air and endangered species regulations. (Associated Press) UTILITIES:• New photographic evidenc...

The other day, we talked up the things that annoy us about the cars we own;

The other day, we talked up the things that annoy us about the cars we own; today, we delve into minor annoyances seen only in a few fleeting seconds. The model you don’t own, but are forced to live with on the roadway. Perhaps you’ve never even driven one. While those other drivers may have a laundry list of gripes with their vehicle, it’s likely of no concern to you. You didn’t drop money on it. You’re just observing from afar — and not liking what you see.  Specifically, we’re talking styling gripes. Everyone’s a critic, and automotive design teams have provided each of us with a buffet of decisions worthy of criticism. It doesn’t have to be big — just something that annoys you each and every time you see the offending car. For the record, this writer takes no issue with the styling of Ford’s Ranger pickup. It’s quite attractive. No, in this case, a new addition to the crossover landscape is a prime candidate for scorn: the BMW X2. A number of drivers in the snooty neighborhood to the north have decided this subcompact CUV is just the thing to advertise their inclusion in the six-figure club. In addition to the usual propeller badges adorning the front fascia, liftgate, ...

Hackers Are Stealing Keyless Entry Cars with a $200 Device

Hot Topics: How to Fix Bluetooth Problems | Browse the Web Anonymously | Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy | How to Block Spam Calls by Chelsey B. Coombs on March 22, 2016in Travel & Entertainment, News, Computers and Software, Blog, Privacy :: 3 comments Wireless key entry has made getting into the car much easier and safer than it used to be. As long as the key is somewhere on your person, the door will just open. Some thieves are using exploiting this technology with a $225 tool that lets them open the doors and start the car without having a key fob, according to the German automobile club ADAC. Wireless car entry is dependent on radio communication between the key fob and the car itself. When the key is close enough, it sends a message to the car’s entry system, signaling someone is ready to unlock the doors or start the engine. The car entry system sends a signal back to the key fob, and if the fob is reached, the two work in concert to perform their duties. The ADAC researchers used that same principle to get into the cars without having to place the fob physically close to the car. They built one radio and placed it by the victim’s car, and placed another in the ra...

Where Buyers Are Cashing In! The Top 10 U.S. Markets for Flipping

These days, it seems like just about everyone is either getting into the real estate game or wistfully dreaming about it. The popularity of HGTV has made many folks believe they can pocket some serious cash renovating an old home and then reselling or renting it out for sweet, sweet profits. Easy! But then there’s a pesky little thing we call “reality.” To truly make bank in the housing investment game, you need to pick your markets carefully—especially since profits just about everywhere are being squeezed by high home prices, a shortage of affordable older places for sale, and cutthroat competition from legions of buyers and fellow investors. Realtor.com®’s bargain-happy economics team found America’s hottest real estate markets for investors, the cities where the highest percentages of home sales are for flipping or renting out, usually after a rehab. They tend to be more modestly priced cities in the Midwest and South, areas that have a larger selection of older, lower-priced homes, strong economies, and population growth creating demand for housing. “Most of these midsized cities have strong job growth and lower home prices and a more rel...

Seven of the best chain lubes — but should you go for a wet or a dry lube?

Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc’s buyer’s guide to chain lube in which you’ll find everything you need to know to find the right chain lube for you, plus our pick of seven of the best chain lubes. It’s well-known that you should oil your chain to get the best performance out of your bike, to keep the drivetrain running smoothly and quietly and to prolong the life of the chain, cassette and chainrings. But with a bewildering choice of lubes in any decent bike shop, which should you buy? We’re going to tackle one common question we get asked an awful lot: wet or dry lube? Knowing the difference between these two common types of lubes can help you in making the right decision when you’re shopping for chain lube. And if you’re wondering why you can’t use WD40 or GT85, they’re water displacement products and should only really be used after cleaning your bike and before correct lubrication. As with any products, you should follow the instructions because generally it’s recommended to start with a clean chain before applying lube, rather than just layering it up. Aerodynamic, or wind drag, is the biggest obstacle to going fast. Friction in the drivetr...

Legacy iV7 600 Watt 7CH Amplifier Most Powerful Multi-CH Amplifier Ever?

One thing Legacy Audio has been known for is their high dynamic range loudspeakers with gut wrenching bass. OK, that’s two things, but they do go hand in hand with each other.  In order to make their speakers sing, they need a solid power foundation; wimpy AV receivers need not apply. Legacy used to offer some solid linear amplifiers back in the day and once they were discontinued, we wondered what would be their next move. Enter the PowerBloc series of amplifiers. Legacy Audio decided to go BIG while going green. This time, they switched from linear amplifier technology to the latest in Class D and their Powerbloc2 2CH and Powerbloc4 4CH amplifiers were born. When I visited Legacy back in 2017, I planted a seed in Bill Dudleston’s ear that they would do well to produce a 7 or 8CH amplifier to address the need for high efficient, high power amplification for Dolby Atmos. Bill took my request to heart and here we are announcing these exciting new 7CH and 8CH Legacy amplifiers. According to Legacy, removing dynamic limitations while preserving detail is paramount to the listening experience and home theater demands both high current and high voltage output.  Legacy’s c...

‘Shark Tank’ exclusive: The new list of 20 best-selling products

In a USA TODAY exclusive, ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ unveils a new list of the 20 top-selling products over 11 seasons. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. As ”Shark Tank” –  ABC’s competition among entrepreneurs seeking investors – racks up more valuable deals in its 11th season, this year’s list of the top 20 products in the show’s history adds eight new entries, and totals more than $1.8 billion in retail sales. The new No. 1 product? Bombas socks, which match each pair sold with a gift to the homeless. Founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg say they’ve donated 25 million pairs to date, and racked up $225 million in sales, elbowing super sponge Scrub Daddy out of the top spot, according to data compiled by producer Sony Pictures Television. Other products new to the top 20 include Lovepop, a line of 3D pop-up greeting cards; CordaRoys, a beanbag chair that converts to a bed; and PhoneSoap, a device that uses ultraviolet light to sanitize cellphones.  And in an unusual development, The Bouq – an “eco-friendly” online flower ...

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