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Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-19-2010, 7:23 AM Reply   

from Ben Lizardo on Vimeo.

Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-19-2010, 7:26 AM Reply   
That is crazy.
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-19-2010, 8:02 AM Reply   
that would be so gangster if you were on a big party lake.

Old     (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-19-2010, 8:16 AM Reply   
That is crazy. Super distracting im sure but totally worth it
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-19-2010, 8:27 AM Reply   
Looks like our river outings are going to be fun this year, nice job!

Can you synchronize the color phasing?
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-19-2010, 8:45 AM Reply   
WELCOME to club Malibu $10.00 cover charge after midnight and ladies get in free!!

Nice job
Old     (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-19-2010, 9:43 AM Reply   
Anyone know what song that is? Artist? Really catchy.
Ben is that a boat you guys did?
That is awesome, nice work!!!
Old     (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-19-2010, 10:07 AM Reply   
That is very cool. Another nice job Ben.

Question. Where are the controls located and how do they work? Is is pretty user friendly?
Old     (tgoin)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-19-2010, 11:32 AM Reply   
Dang - you could get a SEIZURE in that boat!!
Old     (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-19-2010, 1:31 PM Reply   
the headache are free also ?

10 minutes and i throw up for sure its just too much information in a second for my brain.
Old     (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-19-2010, 2:47 PM Reply   
Where are the goth and raver chicks with glowsticks?
Old     (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-19-2010, 3:55 PM Reply   
Sweet install by the guys at Acme Tops and Tunes.

The guidos and guidetttes of Jersey Shore would be pumpin their fists for shure.
Old     (pdqwrx)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-19-2010, 4:47 PM Reply   
Ben- Great job on the boat.....Did you take any pictures of all the plastic rings you made? As cool as the video is, I think most viewers will have NO idea how much work you and your team put into those rings and their install....That will be crazy out on the Delta this summer.

So, when are you gonna start selling those to everyone?

Old     (monroeyd)      Join Date: Jun 2006       03-19-2010, 4:49 PM Reply   
Old     (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-19-2010, 5:59 PM Reply   
Thats pretty nice. I'm trying to convince myself I dont need to bring my boat to you lol Nice work.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-19-2010, 7:01 PM Reply   
Sick as always Ben, you guys just keep putting out tight ass shizz. What's the song?
Old     (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-19-2010, 7:02 PM Reply   
Cool stuff
Old     (adambarry)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-19-2010, 8:53 PM Reply   
The most pointless thing in the world but wow that is so awesome at the same time haha, I would never wakeboard... just stare at the lights...
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-19-2010, 9:11 PM Reply   
Good job Ben ! A bit much for my needs but that is crazy cool nonetheless !
Old     (norcalboris)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-19-2010, 9:16 PM Reply   
I cant wait to see whats next
Old     (pdqwrx)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-21-2010, 2:46 PM Reply   
Ben- What song is that?

My wife would like to know.....

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Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-21-2010, 2:51 PM Reply   

That is awesome... well done
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-21-2010, 9:37 PM Reply   
Looks cool. Wait till you see what I got going on
Old     (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-22-2010, 11:14 AM Reply   
Thats nutz, Hell I'm stil;l trying to get caught up with last years innovations... Slow down a notch let a fella catch up...
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-22-2010, 10:06 PM Reply   
Thanks everyone for the compliments. I am very happy how the system turned out and was glad to find out that almost everything worked as planned. If you notice in the video the exterior zone (tower, F&R vents and the wakesetter logos on the outside of the tower) were only able to do green and blue or a combination of the two. One of the controllers had a bad output for red and will be replaced soon. My favorite part was the ice chest and the Malibu logo on the back seat. The system has about 45 feet of waterproof RGB LED strips, 2 Controllers, 100 feet of CAT3 wire and lots of acrylic. The interior zone (cup holders, ice chest, inside wakesetter logos, and Malibu logo on back rest are) can be controlled independently of the earlier mentioned exterior zone. The exterior zone is controlled via wireless RF remote and has an audio mic that will allow the lights to vary with the music. The interior zone is controlled by a plate mounted near the driver.

Interior Zone Modes:
01 Static Red (Brightness is Adjustable)
02 Static Blue (Brightness is Adjustable)
03 Static Purple (Brightness is Adjustable)
04 Static Green (Brightness is Adjustable)
05 Static Yellow (Brightness is Adjustable)
06 Static Cyan (Brightness is Adjustable)
07 Static White (Brightness is Adjustable)
08 Three Color Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
09 Seven Color Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
10 Three Color Fade (Speed is Adjustable)
11 Seven Color Fade (Speed is Adjustable)
12 Red Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
13 Blue Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
14 Purple Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
15 Green Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
16 Yellow Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
17 Cyan Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
18 White Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
19 Red/Blue Fade (Speed is Adjustable)
20Blue/Green Fade (Speed is Adjustable)
21Green/Red Fade (Speed is Adjustable)

Exterior Modes:
01 Static Red (Brightness is Adjustable)
02 Static Green (Brightness is Adjustable)
03 Static Blue (Brightness is Adjustable)
04 Static Yellow (Brightness is Adjustable)
05 Static Cyan (Brightness is Adjustable)
06 Static Purple (Brightness is Adjustable)
07 Static White (Brightness is Adjustable)
08 Three Color Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
09 Seven Color Flash (Brightness and Speed are Adjustable)
10 Three Color Fade (Speed is Adjustable)
11 Seven Color Fade (Speed is Adjustable)
12 3 Color Audio (Color Changes With Frequency Brightness Changes With Volume)
13 7 Color Audio (Color Changes With Frequency Brightness Changes With Volume)

The interface is very easy. The picture of the controller below shows that it is just a matter of selecting a mode and then setting the speed. In the video I had it set to be very fast to show the capability of the system. Slowing the speed down can help eliminate any "seizure" effects. Many of the modes are the same on the two controllers so synchronizing them is possible if you get the timing right but there currently is not a way to link the zones together (possible with 3 relays).

You guys keep me in a good mood all the time when I read this forum... "Club Malibu".. "goth and raver chicks with glowsticks".."guidos and guidetttes of Jersey Shore".. "most pointless thing in the world but wow that is so awesome at the same time".. "let a fella catch up".. Great quotes.

Song on the video: Spencer & Hill - Finally Housebeat
Scott- I'll need to check with Dave before I start selling my rings on here.
Richard- After your Clear Lake trip on Shawn's V215 I don't think you will be able to resist coming to see me. Look for a new thread soon.
Grant- I already know to expect next level stuff from you. I can't wait.... to have my own boat to catch up to you with.
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-22-2010, 10:31 PM Reply   
Overhead shot of working on the LSV with boats in the background waiting
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Malibu Logo on back seat with 1/2" acrylic backing
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Pro60s without rings
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Wiring up the tower
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Pro60s with 3/4" acrylic rings and RGB LEDs installed
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Front and rear vents with 2' LED strips in each vent
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Cup Holder with RGB Strip attached.
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Bow before and after with new Wetsounds XS-650 and 1/2" acrylic LED rings
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Wakesetter logos on outside of tower (opening scene of movie) with 6" strip behind it.
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Dash board and interior controller.
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Cleaned up and ready to be picked up
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Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-23-2010, 9:04 PM Reply   
woooowwww, so sick!!!!
Old     (adambarry)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-23-2010, 10:58 PM Reply   
how much did that set up end up costing?
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-25-2010, 8:05 AM Reply   
Ben! Great work buddie! I cant wait to hear Jims boat this years as well... Is this your LSV? I know you were looking for one?
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-25-2010, 8:28 AM Reply   
Hahaha that is awesome. Also, your local wild life resource agent just put a BOLO out for you
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-25-2010, 8:28 AM Reply   
Wow, that is insane. I can't wait to get the new MB in there and see what you can do with it! Granted it will be on a MUCH more limited budget Either way, i'm pumped!!!
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-25-2010, 11:31 PM Reply   
hijack on


That's the guy you were supposed to go riding with last year when you were in Sac. You'll ride behind that boat this year...

hijack off
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-26-2010, 11:08 AM Reply   
I know I already posted but DAMN Ben everything you do even beyond stereo is just so damn clean and proffesional. Kudos!

That Wakesetter is super sick! All that lighting pretty much would make you only wanna be out at night.
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-29-2010, 5:27 PM Reply   
Adam - Most LED lighting jobs are 150-5000.
Nate - Good to see you on here. Hope the Sanger is doing well. Jim's X-45 is pretty insane. I am looking for a LSV but this is not mine.
Ian - I started receiving product for your boat. The MB will be getting the true CA treatment before heading out to you.
Hate - Thanks for the props man. Good looking slumped pictures of your boat you have been posting.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-29-2010, 6:17 PM Reply   
I'm sure Ben likes all the business you guy's are giving him.....But DAMMIT bring them in in increments, Dude needs to get out and ride with me some also....LOL.
Looks good Ben keep it up !
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-03-2010, 10:34 AM Reply   
Jeff - I don't mind being busy 6 days a week right now and staying late to get things done. I still have Sundays to get out as long as I don't break a rib. Now once the days get long enough for rides after work it might be a different story.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-03-2010, 3:23 PM Reply   
LOL ....I'm feeling you on the pain thing. Blew out my back last Saturday so took this week off from the water. Hopefully be back at it next weekend, Just let me know when you are shready and we will ride again.

Happy Easter Buddy ......
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-03-2010, 10:47 PM Reply   
Ben, you mind sharing where you got the LED's and controller from?

I emailed Superbright the other day about their RGB stuff, and they really wouldn't recommend cutting the strip into sections. I told them I've been soldering for 17 years and they said they've had people that have done it for longer that had trouble. I assume the leads where you'd solder are really close together. I'm looking to do the interior of my boat similar to this but haven't found anything other than the superbright stuff just yet. I'm setup with Mouser but haven't tried them out yet.
Old     (jmuck)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-04-2010, 5:43 PM Reply   
John, I've been using LED's in a few installs with good luck so far.
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-05-2010, 3:12 AM Reply   
I'm not seeing any RGB's on Oznium though.
Old     (tgoin)      Join Date: Apr 2009       04-05-2010, 5:30 AM Reply   

What I see at "oznium" are what they call the "Million Color" LED's, and they DO have a couple RGB controllers, like this one:

Different from superbright - but might work.

Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-05-2010, 8:38 AM Reply   
Todd they don't have any "Million Color" flexible LED strips.
Old     (jmuck)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-05-2010, 9:27 AM Reply   
Here ya go Jon. They have them as "million" color.

Or the pre-wired ribbon style
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-05-2010, 10:42 AM Reply   
Thanks Jarrod. I didn't see in the right hand corner where they offered the colors that the Million color was on there. 16' roll is 6 weeks out though
Old     (jmuck)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-05-2010, 12:05 PM Reply   
DOH. Well I tried.
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-05-2010, 1:08 PM Reply   
You did, and I appreciate it. I may opt for some of the 6" ones for now to see how well this project would work.

Anyone else?
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       04-05-2010, 7:08 PM Reply   
Hit up Grant he has a good source. I had nothing but troubles with the RGBs I sourced from Oznium, luckily they took all of them back.
Old     (johnny_jr)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-06-2010, 9:05 AM Reply   
PM me I have a line on very, very low cost RGBs from HK. Have 5 reels arriving early next week to sample them. They are coated to hold up in a wet application.
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-06-2010, 3:52 PM Reply   
John - I have had really good luck with all of Oznium.coms products. For this boat I had to have the controllers built because they both use wireless RF remotes and I needed to have different frequencies for them to operate independently. Although the product I used were excellent I wouldn't recommend the source.

We had no problem cutting the reels to length and soldering the RGBs. This Malibu has 84 solder connections to the RGBs (not including controllers or cable runs) w/o any problems.

Johnny - I would be interested to hear your feedback on the reels you have coming in.
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-07-2010, 6:43 AM Reply   
Sent you a pm Ben.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       04-07-2010, 11:27 PM Reply   
A little more on the RGB qualities. The particular RGBs I was using from Oznium had the resistors soldered lengthwise, the ones that Ben is using have the resistors soldered widthwise. When you are wrapping cupholders you must use tape with widthwise resistors or they will pop the solder joints from the bending as you wrap them around the cupholders. I was having my issues with products from two years ago. At that time I could not find other options. Also my speaker fixtures were designed for the narrower single color LED strips.

Notice the little black square going up and down on this tape, that's the resistor, it needs to go up/down not side to side.
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Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-04-2010, 8:38 PM Reply   
I really need that controller, you think you could point me in a direction?
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-05-2010, 12:33 PM Reply   
i sure wish you guys would give up your distributors for these LED's and controllers. I'm kinda scared to spend $200 on a reel of RGB's and more on a controller if they're not proven.
Old     (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-05-2010, 2:56 PM Reply   
agreed - for real, share the warez man...
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-05-2010, 11:12 PM Reply   
As posted by Grant today:


I got the RGB's from a guy in San Jose. The company is called Vas-tech 408 786 7699 The guy's name is William. !!!!!Disclamer!!!!
IMO if you know your stuff then getting product from William is cool otherwise go with a company with customer support. I know my way around LEDS pretty good and with William there is NO CUSTOMER support. If you have a problem your own your own. Don't expect a owners manual or how to or anytype of help if your stuck or need a return your S.O.L. It works for me because he is local and I can work around problems that the average guy cant. I wish I could give him 2 thumbs up to my wake world peep's. So if you get stuff and you have a problem you have been warned. I wish there was a more user friendly RGB led product / supplyer.

Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-06-2010, 7:04 AM Reply   
So why dont you put together a little package that works, using our friend William's parts... Charge a little $ premium, and sell it to us laymen wake worlders that want to plug and play
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-06-2010, 9:50 AM Reply   
@UNvisible - Working on it....
Old     (roverguy04)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-11-2010, 2:38 PM Reply   
That is impressive work Ben. Always nice to see the care and passion you put into each customers project. Well done! I think this boat would be aptly named as "Seizure Setter".
Old     (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-11-2010, 4:37 PM Reply   
that is siiick.
my company just completed a million dollar plus residential fountain project. It features a setup out of canada powered by Philips iPlayers. individually programmable LEDs are amazingly fun. I can't even believe this is in a boat. speechless and drooling...
Old     (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-11-2010, 5:02 PM Reply   
for anyone wondering what track this is....Spencer & Hill - Housebeat


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