Quoted from roar:
I think I figured this out on my own, just looking to clarify, your Flaming Type 14 Kit has more LED's than the Type 12 Kit... 42 vs 72? Any idea what comes in the CoinTaker's Flaming Kit for comparison sake? The details seem to be lacking on the CointTaker/MezelMod sites in regards to what you're actually buying which is what I like about your site, my clearer on what it is that you're actually getting. Their flaming one does say something about music activation... would an additional module be needed in your Flame kit for that, or do the different modules not stack together?
Hmmmm. What I am talking about on this thread does not really concern my Type 14 Flamin' Frames light kits, but I can see where one may think that. None of the light kits listed above, not even my own, can compare to my type 14 light kit and how good its flame pattern looks. Let me try to clarify.
My type 14 light kits use individually addressable RGB light strips that have 144 LEDs per meter. It uses .5 meters of light strip in each light frame. This covers the bottom and both sides of the frame, as that is all that is needed for the flame effect.
The light strips that are used in ALL of the light kits described above (from me, CoinTaker and Mezel Mods) uses the same type of light strips as one another. They are light strips with individual addressable RGB LEDs that have a 60 LED per meter density that goes around all 4 sides of each frame.
So, you were correct on your bulb count on each frame. 72 bulbs on my type 14 light kits and 42 bulbs on all of the light kits described above. The meaningful difference there is not so much the bulb count as it is about the bulbs being closer together. The advantage of the higher density light strips (the actual bulbs being closer together) is mainly for the flame pattern. The higher density bulbs are really needed to convey the "movement" of the "flames". In any other light patterns I have seen, the 60 LEDs per meter light strips work great.
As for the sound activation that they mention.....it is not sound activation with the flame pattern. It means different sound activated light patterns with the same controller that has the fire pattern. So, the sound activation and fire can be done with the same controller, but not together. They are separate patterns of the 40 to choose from.
What I really need to stress here is THERE ARE NO MAJOR DIFFENCES IN ANY OF THE LIGHT KITS LISTED ABOVE except the price and the top tier does not include the SP601E Bluetooth / App controller that the lower 2 tiers have. If you are looking for a light kit that has a decent looking flame pattern, do not buy any of the above light kits. The 2 lower tiers do have the controller that has the fire pattern, but it doesn't look good. Not only because of the light frames having the lower density light strips, but mainly because the programming on the Fire pattern is just bad on that Bluetooth / App controller.
Here is a video showing the fire pattern that you would get from the bottom 2 tier light kits on the left.....and my type 14 light kit is on the right. If you like the crappy one on the left......I sell it for $100 whereas Cointaker and Mezel Mods are selling it for $159 - $169.95 (or from $139 if you aren't fooled by their little scheme and select their middle tier kits). My type 14 light kit (on the right) sells for $120 ($123 as shown with the additional plastic canvas to help to spread the light). I think the difference is pretty obvious.
Additional note: As much as I have bad talked it here, the SP601E Bluetooth /App controller isn't bad. It is very customizable and has a lot of different options if you download the app and mess around with the programming a bit. It's just the Fire pattern is a pretty poor interpretation of fire. The rest of the patterns are nice and many of them have adjustable color, pattern length, speed, direction and it includes sound activated patterns. It has 2 separate outputs and you can have 2 completely different light patterns coming out of each one. I can see that possibly being a cool feature in certain scenarios. However, if you are not going to download the app and get into the programming, it is pretty useless, BUT...as mentioned in the infograph, I also include the default controller that has 358 different color / light patterns and it, and the app controller can easily be swapped in and out on my type 12 (or type 13) light kits. From what I have seen, that is not the case with the other sellers mentioned above.
I hope this helps to clear things up.