Our brand new All-in-One 12V Seed Pixel tree kit is a 1200 node pixel tree with each strand consisting of 200 pixels. The total height of the tree if you string it the way we did is about 54” from the ground to the top of the star
This kit can be wired in a few different ways but we found the best way to setup in xlights was to wire the star first. This way the Star model will be put on the 1st controller port that we will use for the tree and then you add the tree to the same port. You will have 1 string of missing data since the native model of the tree will be 60 strings not 59 like we have it wired.
The first 20 pixels are used in the 20 pixel metal star that screws into the top plate.
The tree has 59 vertical strings laid out in a 360 degree pattern around the tree.
Assembly is made as simple as possible with only a few parts. These can be broken down for easy flat storage to help save space during your off season. Average assembly time is about 30 minutes including stringing the seed pixels.
3 Rubber Padded Adjustable Feet
3 Brace Arms
1 Bottom Plate
1 Top Plate
1 Extendable Center Pole
1 Screw on Metal Star (Caution Sharp Edges)
6 Strands of 200 Seed Pixels
Nuts and Bolts for Assembly
1200 Seed Pixels (new version of the tree has black wire seed pixels)
Start by screwing in the feet to the bottom plate. Adjust them to fit your desired height.
Attach the center adjustable pole with the provided screws. Be sure to align the brackets on the base plate with the brackets on the center pole. These will be connected with a brace next.
Bolt the 3 brace arms from the base plate to the center pole.
Attach the top plate to the center pole by tightening down the 2 set screws.
Screw in the star to the top plate (be careful as the star has sharp edges)
Stringing the Pixels
There are many ways you can string this tree. Some examples are to use the tree for all 60 verticals and not use the star. You can extend the pole to do more than 20 pixels. You can also string it to it's full capacity and this will be 20 pixels in the star then 1180 pixels in the tree.
Stringing the pixels with 20 pixels per vertical the tree stands about 45 Inches from base plate to the top of the star. With the feet added it stands just over 54 inches from the ground.
We will use the full capacity version for our example:
Start stringing your lights. The base plate and the top plate have hooks to hold the seed pixels in place. The star has a push threw design to hide the wires behind the star and have the lights push through the front.
After stringing your first strand from the top down to the base plate you can adjust the height of your center pole. Make the string tight but don't stretch the wires. We do 20 pixels between the top and the bottom. Pixel 1 goes above the top plate and pixel 20 would hook in below the base plate. Next string will come forward of your start string and work around the plates in that direction.
In xlights we use native models and in this way we lose 1 vertical row of pixels. This happens because the native model cannot remove 20 pixels from the tree and put it on the star. We layout 2 different models; The Star and the Tree.
The Star Model
By choosing 1 string, 20 nodes, 5 points, Starting Left Bottom CW, & 1 Layer we can achieve the model design to match our star topper.
The Tree Model
The Tree Model we setup as:
Vertical Strand Direction
Starting at the Top Left (since this is where pixel 21 will be after wiring the star)
In the controller tab we put the star on the first port of the tree. This is pixels 1-20. Pixel 21 will be the start of the tree. In this example you will lose 1 strand of 20 pixels on the tree after the first string of pixels. It should be more towards the back of the tree so barely noticeable.