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Steven Webb Moore, SC United States. Thank you
Light-O-Rama for making this product. As I am a newbie and still
learning hopefully I will have it down pat next year.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Miaskiewicz Hagondage Moselle Lorraine France. It's my 1st
year of computerization and I've been working for 1 year to build a
3,60 meter high Singing Snowman on 10 channels (1 for the Snowman, 2
for the eyes, 4 for the mouths and 3 for the arms). I've also been
sequencing songs since the end of January. I think the result
is not too bad. I hope you
will enjoy it. Christian
Jeremy Trumble Quest
Real Estate Solutions, Inc. Port St. Lucie, FL United States. over
10,000 lights featuring a 60' Christmas tree http://agoodlight.com
United States. Located in
Fernley Nevada, this show boasts 32 independent channels, 14
different songs, 45 minutes of music and about 15000 lights.
All the music is broadcast on 107.9 FM for the listeners in
their cars. This song (Nutrocker)
is one of six Trans Siberian Orchestra songs used in the show.
Lee Braddock Kyle, TX United States. We've began
putting out our lights in 2007 but decided to upgrade our system to
the Light-O-Rama system this year. Currently we're using 5100 mini-lights, 8
100w flood lamps, nad about 100 C7 lamps on a 16-channel LOR1602MP3.
This sequence is Christmas Vacation is by Mavis Staple. It to took
my wife and I about 15 hours to put our lights out this year and it
took me more than 20 hours to program this song. It was my first
Clint Burgess Mansfield, TX
United States. 16
Channel Light-O-Rama controller
Randall Gilley Milton, FL
United States. 16
Jason Childs Chico, CA
United States. I am a
fan of older hip hop and thought this fit for me!
This was my first programmed song by myself.
I tried to keep the display simple but yet have a full
feeling on my house. This has
been my first year doing light shows and I am already planning next
years display. My kids and I
love these types of shows.
Australia. Our first
year in doing animated sequences and we are happy with it, only our
2nd year ever doing Christmas lighting, last year was same lighting
only it was static, going computerized has really livened it up.
David Conley Virginia Beach, VA
United States. I try
to group my lighting into musical instrument. (keyboard, guitar, procussion...) My entry is
Wish Liszt by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
I love it because it's a very complicated piece, and it's the
musical track to one of my favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons.
My wife says that it's not very Christmassy, but it's awesome
to watch live. I hope that
this video does it justice.
Merry Christmas! ww.holiday-duality.org 32 channels
controlling 15,000 lights http://Hiliday-Duality.org
Corunna, MI United States. A 16
channel display with 5500 lights, in a small community and raised
$800 for Make-A-Wish in 2009! http://ziolachristmas.co.cc
League City, TX United States. This
display has about 20,000 lights and this is the first year that I
have automated the display.
Next year I am considering changing over to LED lights.
The arches are 8 feet - 8 channels - totaling 4 arches. (The
arches are new this year.) I
have been doing a static display for about 5 years and decided that
it needed a little life. It
has taken me about 10 hours per song all from scratch.
I would like to add more controllers next year.
Bunker Hill, WV United States. This
is my first year using Light-o-Rama, last two years, I was using a
GE 4 channel pre-programmed system, but I hit the limit of that
system quickly. http://www.youtube.com/user/thehammerlights/
United States. he West's Rock'n Haunted Castle Halloween Light Show in Odessa Texas! "Diary
of a Crazy Castle" which is the combination of Ozzy Osborne's Diary
of a Madman and Crazy Train. Our Halloween light show was a
Light-O-Rama 32 channels that included a hand made 12 foot Castle with
Pumpkin Face, Lasers, Fog Machines, Giant Lighted Spiderweb, and a
15 foot air blown Godzilla. This is our 3rd year of doing
Light-O-Rama Light Shows. We had over 2000 visitors this year to see our
show and over 600 Trick or Treaters visit us again this year.
Kenmore, NY United States. Just
over 6,000 lights this year. Music broadcast over FM radio (in
addition to outdoor speakers). 15 strobe lights, 32 falling icicle
lights, 10' mega tree w/ 2' star. 6 LED floodlights, leg lamp in
bedroom window, and Virtual Santa walking around the 3rd floor of
Anthony LaCount Mesa, AZ United States. over 12,000 Christmas lights and 20 hand painted cartoons
characters. The light show is customized using Light-O-Rama also being
broadcasted to enable passersby to listen to the music as they view
the dancing lights
cottage grove, MN United States. using
Light-O-Rama 32 channels, about 10,000 lights which 90% are led. titled the
Round Rock, TX United States. ur
Round Rock home is decked with 14,260 energy efficient LED lights.
The lights are computerized using Light-O-Rama controllers so they
flash and dance in sync to music from some of our family's favorite
Christmas songs. The song sequences were programmed using
Light-O-Rama software. The sign in the yard tells visitors to tune
their car stereo to 106.9 FM powered by an ultra low-powered FM
transmitter that is just powerful enough so people in front of the
house can listen to the music while they watch the light show.
The light show uses less than 12 amps, and consume 1400 watts. About
25% of the electricity goes to just keeping the 3 blowups inflated.
We have the lights on for 4 hours a night. Each night the show costs
less 50 cents to run. The entire show can run on a single circuit.
For the entire holiday season we estimate the show will cost less
than $14. Not only do they cost less to run, but we save money
on the 1/3 mile of extension cords in the lawn too. There are 32
individually controlled channels used to turn the lights on and off
and all require extension cords. Since we are operating at low power
I can use the cheap extension cords. Photos:
Jim VanOstenbridge Eagleville, PA
United States. The
Phenomenal Phoenixville Phantasy Phorest offers up 16 channels of
Light-O-Rama reindeer games with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
Coon Rapids, MN United States. This
is my first year with the Light-O-Rama program, I bought a 16
channel starter package and then found one more Light-O-Rama 16
channel box that I added. Out
of my 32 channels, I ended up using 27 of them, I have just over
10,000 lights and about 25 different songs that run continuously
every night from 5pm to 1130pm. I'm looking to add more channels and of course more lights for
next year. My plans for next
year is to add 2 more aches and a marty fan.
Thanks for all you do LOR.. its your programs that make this
fun. Happy Holidays from the
Georgetown , KY United
States. This is
my first year using Light-O-Rama and so many lights.
The display consist of 50 percent LED's.
The display has a little over 20,000 lights total. The front
yard quarters are tight so the lights are very bright
The mega tree is 20 foot from the top of the star to the
ground with 8600 lights. There is blue, purple and multi colors on
the tree. Each color has 4 slice's with 7 braided strings.
Spinning the tree was a hard with 4 channel for each color but i
will add more channels next year. I custom made the mega tree
topper and base. There is 9-36 inch stars on the roof top that
i welded out of all thread. The star on the very top of the
roof is custom made and 7 foot tall with three channels. I'm
using two Light-O-Rama controllers with 32 outputs.
Currently i'm only using 30 outputs i had to re-balance the
amp loads due to over current on one side.
The green C9 lights on the southern magnolia drew way to many
amps. The wreaths on the
windows are two channels multi and red/white.
The colors on the front of the house are red, blue, white and
multi covering the entire house outline this year. The ice lights
are multi on there own channel.
Over all the wiring is very clean with custom made cords.
That's what everyone likes the most where wiring is not visible as
you would think. All of the lights on the house are very clean with
no sagging in spaces. I made the Tune To 88.7 sign out
of a for sale sign and 450 led lights. Overall using
Light-O-Rama is very pleasant and i plan on
upgrading next year to 96 channels and add arches and more mini
trees. I already purchase
20,000 more lights after Christmas so I'm committed.
I'm not happy with the quality of the video once i put it on
vimeo it seems that the video shrinked up it looks much better on my
computer. The video just doesn't do the house justice!
Thank You and the equipment is very easy to use for a new
Mark Williams Monroe, GA
United States. This
is our first year with Light-O-Rama. We bought 2 16 channel
controllers early this year and spent the summer putting together 8
sequences. The 1 I am submitting is a sequence we did for fun to
keep the kids and adults attention it is a mix of 60's thru present
music sequenced with the Christmas lights. This is a sequence we are
asked to do over time and again by neighborhood kids. It is 15
minutes long but keeps most peoples attention try to name song and
artist. We are already planning some different for next year.
Thanks Mark Williams
Fairfield, TX United States. This
was our first year using animation/musical sequences. We used 32
channels of Light-O-Rama with nearly 10,000 lights. http://www.AllenFamilyChristmas.com
Newark, DE United States. first
attempt at this house is small so i did my best
Elida, OH United States. This
is my first year of doing an animated display. I really loved doing
it and my children really loved watching and listening to it. Since
I only had 16 channels to work with this year, I tried to make the
most of it.
Seattle, WA United States. This
is my design on my uncles house in Renton WA.
It utilizes 16 channels and is set to the tune of Christmas
Eve (Sarajevo) by Tran Siberian Orchestra.
The music is broadcast over 102.1 MHz FM using a 200 mW
transmitter. The display
utilizes a combination of LED and incandescent light bulbs and runs
weekends 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
Tomball, TX United States. Originally, I was going to use Light-O-Rama's plug and show.
However, after numerous talks with Dan at Light-O-Rama, he convinced
me that I could run the show from my computer, even though I know
very little about computers.
We had 20,640 lights on 32 channels.
Next year we plan to double that.
For first time user I'm very happy with the outcome.
Davenport, FL United States. Hello,
My Name is Donavin Willis. I am 15 years old and every year i put up
lights starting in october (sometimes earlier). This year i had
about 10 thousand lights up. About 3 thousand are not shown in the
video because they are not animated. I hope you choose my video i
have been working hard to get this visible state. Hope You Enjoy :~)
Coppell, TX United States. This
is my 1st attempt at a Christmas light show.
I call my show The Dancing Christmas Trees.
The show consists of over 20 decorated trees synchronized to
music. there are 5 songs that
make up the entire show. 32 channels were used. http://www.giacomoofcoppell.com
Fayetteville, GA United States. Our
Christmas light show for 2010 contained 14,000 lights divided into
24 separate channels, all synchronized to music by using 2
Light-O-Rama (LOR) light controllers and software. The lights,
generating 60 amps, are connected to nearly half-mile of extension
cords. The Polar Express song was new for 2010 at request of my
Sugar Land, TX United States. After
living in Georgia for the last 5 years we moved back to Texas this
year. Our neighbors were very
surprised when the lights kept being put up all through November but
they have all said when the lights came down that they could not
wait until next year to see the lights again.
We won the "Best Decorated" award for our subdivision.
We have 32 Light-O-Rama channels with just over 10,000 lights being
broadcast on an FM transmitter.
This is one of the new sequences we did this year, We Wish
You a Merry Christmas (A version found by accident on I-Tunes!).
Gorman, TX United States. This
is a 32 channel Light-O-Rama setup. This is our first year to install the
computer controllers. These are the original lights from last year,
I just added the controllers. Next year I hope to add 1 more
controller. We have 7 songs that play every half hour.
Jim Saul Fergus Falls, MN United States. Hi
guys, this is my first year with LOR, I've gone from a static
display to animated. you will see the static display in the video is
powered off. I am very proud of this song and i worked VERY hard on
it. I started with the George Simmons version of, but he has
hundreds of channels and tracks and timing marks that left me
feeling like a 6 year old in calculus class, so I ended up copying
some of his timing and then re-creating the entire song. I hope you
Nicola Francischiello San Diego, Carabobo
Venezuela . Nativity
scenes with figures in motion from San Diego, Estado Carabobo,
Venezuela. Up to 490 sqf representing the Nativity. Visited in 2009
for 126,318 people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6RdaRZTngA
Mark Showalter Richland, WA United States. With
only 32 Light-O-Rama channels to work with my first year I wanted to
maximize my small front yard with a 20 foot tall "Weber" tree. 16
channels for the tree, 3 for the star, 5 for the mini trees, 7
channels for the leaping arches and the final channel for the
snowmen and penguin in the yard. The Light-O-Rama software and
hardware were so easy to use. I learned so much this year and am
making expansion plans for next year. I sequenced an opening
and five songs. This was my wife's favorite.
Nicola Francischiello San Diego, Carabobo
Venezuela . The
Nativity in motion the city of San Diego, Carabobo, Venezuela, is
comprised of more than 300 figures of which 162 with motion.
Sequences day-dusk-night-dawn-day, as well as control of lights,
pumps water from rivers and waterfalls, ambient sounds and other
electrical or electronic components were sequenced by a 32 channels
LOR. Several families and individuals donated their time free for
over a month to elaborate this beautiful Nativity representation.
Joseph Wassman Hutchinson, MN United States. I
purchased my first Light-O-Rama a few weeks before Halloween,
thinking that I couldn't get some sequences finished, I rapidly
worked at sequencing four songs together for my display.
And to my surprise, on Halloween night I had kids and parents
dancing in my driveway to the show!
I want to thank the folks a Light-O-Rama for their wonderful
products. As Christmas was
coming around I started to set up for that as well.
When I was little my mom and dad took me to the big cities
and showed me all the displays in the wealthier neighborhoods.
I told my mom and dad that someday I would have a house like
theirs with all the lights and decorations too.
It makes you feel happy inside knowing that someone took time
out of their schedule to put up a display just for others to see.
That is my main reason I do my display, mostly for the kids
just like me at their age.
Holly Springs, NC United States. This
is our 1st year doing a light show. We started with 1 Light-O-Rama controller
(16 channels), Light-O-Rama Basic Plus software, and a 5 pack of your songs.
I used 5900 lights, and over 5000 of them are LED. I added 3 songs
and 2 movie clips. The show starts with It's a Wonderful Life movie
clip, plays 4 songs (Linus and Lucy, Deck The Halls, Carol of the
Bells, Boogie Woogie Santa Clause) and then shows another movie clip
(National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation). It then plays 4 more songs
(Christmas Eve in Sarajevo, O Holy Night, Jingle Bells, and Silent
Night). The show then starts again. Our show runs for 24 minutes and
can be heard on an FM station using the Whitehouse Transmitter your
site recommended. I also run 2 projectors, one on the outside that
shoots falling snowflakes onto the house and another from inside the
house that shows a virtual santa walking in the windows. We were
very happy with the result for a 16 channel show and look.
Scott Thomason Venice, FL United States. We
bought a Light-O-Rama controller for our lights this year because our
community has a light contest. I was really nervous about getting
one because I didn't know if I would be able to program the lights.
Turns out the program was very easy to use and I had no problems.
All our friends and neighbors were very impressed with our light
show and we even took 3rd place for our community contest. I am
looking forward to adding more controllers and MORE LIGHTS next
Jamie Taylor Warwick, Queensland
Australia . 2nd year
of synchronized lighting. 120+ Light-O-Rama channels and over 30 000 lights.
We enjoy bringing joy to the community at Christmas time and sharing
the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.
Glen Ellyn, IL United States. Music: Nutrocker by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This video is
from our Christmas 2010 display, which was powered by 32 channels of
lighting controlled with Light-O-Rama products. A Christmas gift
this year was another LOR1602W controller, so next year, we'll have
at least 48 channels, if not 64!
Working with other Light-O-Rama users to try and determine
where to take the display in the future has been very rewarding too!
Loma Linda, MO United States. I have
32 channels this year up from 16 last year.
The big addition for this year's display is the singing
snowman. We built him from
scratch using rope lights for most of the face.
The snowman uses 9 channels and stands 12 feet tall from his
chin to the top of his hat.
Ryan Latourette Grand Ledge, Michigan United States. My
very first Light-O-Rama meant I had to "test" it out.
After all, better to work out the kinks in the fall prior to
Christmas, cold, and snow. As
such we enjoyed putting together a Halloween show to acclimate us to
LOR. And not only did it do
that, but it sealed the deal on making Light-O-Rama my most enjoyable hobby.
Hmm... I wonder if there are any good Valentine, St.
Patrick's Day, and Easter songs... This is a 16
channel display, it's all I've got...
Pawtucket, RI United States. My
first light show with an assembled 16 channel controller
DJ Berry Gainesville, GA United States. This
is one of three songs we used this year.
It seems to be the most popular among light shows.
It's certainly our favorite.
I really enjoy doing this every year.
It's a whole lot of time, work and money, but if I can make
just ONE person smile, then it's all worth it. http://theberrychristmaslightshow.shutterfly.com/
Robert Dietz Fayetteville, GA United States. Our
Christmas light show for 2010 contained 14,000 lights divided into
24 separate channels, all synchronized to music by using
Light-O-Rama (LOR) light controllers and software. The lights,
connected to nearly half-a-mile of extension cords generated 60 amps
of power. Each year, my kids choose a song to incorporate into the
show, and this year they chose Polar Express.
Savannah, TN United States. I have around 15,000 lights that consist c-9,mini lights, icicle and rope
lights. I have a twenty foot mega tree,8 mini trees,7 blow ups. I
have a giant cross on the roof in between the two upstairs windows.
I also have a small cross that my Grandfather made 39 years ago that
i inherited this year after he passed away. All my blue lights this
year were also gotten from my Grandfather and was displayed in honor
Jim Macdonald & Kathy Sander Carbon, Alberta
Canada. Our display
is 15,000 LED's, using 32 channels of Light-o-Rama.
This is our first year being computer animated.
We also have 15 inflatables, blowmolds, wood cutouts and
wireframe deer and snowmen.
Hilbert, WI United States. this
is our first year using Light-O-Rama controller. 16 channels with 7000
lights. Have 4 deer and a sleigh, a dogsled and eskimo, a seal, 4
penguins, some presents, candy cane lane, snowflakes, and the fence
and house done in lights.
Frank Davies Hamilton, Ontario
Canada . I'm using two
16 channel controllers to the song Sandstorm. using 4 channels for
the lights around the house for red, green, blue and white. 1
channel for the icicle lights at the peak. 14 channels for the
arches. 8 channels for the 10 foot mega tree ( but channel 1 not
working ) 1 channel for the candy canes. 1 for each upper window .1
channel for eves trough on porch, 1 channel for the stars ( The stars
are made from coat hangers with a set of chaser lights separated )
if I apply less than full power they will stay on but if I apply
full power they will chase.
Pleasant , PA United States. I am
21 years old and have been doing this since I was 14.
This is my first year with Light-O-Rama stuff and I had a blast with
it. Hop you like it.
Canada . This is my
first year doing Light-O-Rama and it was a HUGE success. We started
off small ( but are already planning on doubling next year ) with 32
channels and over 3,000 LED lights. This song worked out our AMAZING
with the layout of our home. I had a number of other Light-O-Rama users see
this song and LOVED the way it worked out. We are SO proud of this
song and will again be our show FINALE next year !!
Cottage Grove, MN United States. We
like to keep our display simple (not too many colors or items). We
are working on adding more but can only add a little at a time. We
run shows for 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas (since 2008).
Gurnee, IL United States. This
is my first year using Light-O-Rama software to computerize my
display. I am 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I made the
front page of a popular Chicagoland newspaper, with the article
entitled "Light-O-Rama". I also made my display known in two other
local newspapers. I have 16 channels and would love to expand my
display next year.
Mike Williamson St-Etienne-de-Beauharnois, Quebec
Canada . This
presentation it wants simple. Of the animation at the rate of the
music and a star which shines in the sky
Pearl River, NY United States. I've
been doing a light display for over 15 years.
This is first year using Light-O-Rama and it was a great success.
Thanks for a great product.
La Quinta, CA United States. this
is my first Christmas light show. i ordered the Light-O-Rama starter
package lor1602w with 16
channels and received it around dec 10 2010.programed it and set up
the lights for a Christmas eve showing. the song took @ 20 hours to
program. i used 5000 led lights and 2 Christmas trees with standard
lights.the candy canes had standard lights so i re-wired them with
led .the flag has 750 lights and the arches have 1400. the arches and
candy canes had custom power cords using 10 wire thermostat
wire. hope to get more controllers for a bigger show. kevin
Mount Pleasant, SC United States. I am
15 years old and I designed and built this display myself.
This is my first year using Light-O-Rama, and I have 10,000
lights and 32 channels. This
is Deck the Halls by Mannheim Steamroller.
Wallingford, PA United States. Just
over 35,000 lights. First
year with a controller and megatree.
I've done the tree with a sequence that runs for about 2
minutes every half hour.
About 60% LED. Enjoy.
Skip about a minute in on the video to see the sequence.
San Diego, Carabobo
Venezuela . Musical
Sequence with Light-o-Rama 32 ch mp3 show director. One of multiple
musical sequences presented every night from Nov-19-2010 to
Jan-15-2011 in the San Diego Metropolitan Park in Venezuela. The
show are public an free. Use up to 200.000 light (led and
incandescent). The show has been developed entirely by Luigi and
Nicola Francischiello with the support of the Municipality of San
Diego and its mayor Vicencio Scarano.
Sandusky, MI United States. This
is our entry in the Sandusky Country Christmas Parade.
We Took First in our division.
We Have a 16 channel Light-O-Rama unit over 7500 lights and we are
hooked to a generator.
Marietta, GA United States. This
is my first year and I saved up my money (I'm 16) and bough and
assembled the 16 channel planet Christmas controller. It was
amazing, and I am already programing songs for next year!
Brian Chesapeake, VA
United States. Hi my name is
Brian Hulse. I am a current
student at Penn State University and along with classes and various
activities, I program light show sequences!
This years light show featured the song "A Mad Russian's
Christmas" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which is a dramatic and fun
piece defined by its quick changes in tempo and mood.
I hope you all enjoy! No video submitted.
Cal-Am Mesa, AZ United States. We
have @ 10K Mini lights, @ 9 strobes. a 20' Mega tree, and @ 1k
LED's. This was our seccond year with Light-O-Rama and WE ARE LOVIN IT!
Noble, OK United States. This
display was designed using Light-O-Rama software and initially utilized only
one Light-O-Rama controller. Later it
was enhanced with more lights, an additional controller and 2 Cosmic
Color Ribbons. The music is
"Carol of the Bells" by David Foster.
Despite numerous attempts, I was never able to capture a
better quality video to properly show the beauty of the light
display. Viewing on a larger
screen seems to help a little.
At Vimeo, you will be able to see other videos with the added
lights; however, focus continued to be a problem.
Hopefully, I can add additional lights and controllers for
Tucson, AZ United States. This
is my first year with Light-O-Rama and I had a blast. I quickly learned that
this is going to be a life long hobby that my family and I will
enjoy. The best part about this year was my supporting the local
Toys For Tots drive. If you can't already tell, I'm in the Air Force
and I had to show a little love for my branch as well. The Air Force
symbol on top of the tree is had made with 300 lights drilled
through the back - light a light bright. There are 500 lights per
arch and 3,000 lights on the ground with a total of 14,000 lights
across the house. I have so many more ideas for next year, but i'm
limited on controllers so a new one would go a LONG way. Also, even
with the size of my first years display my toy drive was a
resounding success and I've decided to dedicate every year to a
local charity. Bottom line, I had so much fun doing this and I'm
already looking forward to next year. I hope you enjoy this video. I
apologize about the quality of the video, but I spent all my money
on Light-O-Rama and lights!
Tucson, AZ United States. This
is my first year with Light-O-Rama and I had a BLAST! I can already tell this
is going to be a tradition/hobby/obsession for me and my family for
the rest of our lives. I enjoyed standing out on the street for
hours watching cars line down the road to see my lights. On top of
the lights a sponsored a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Overall the
toy drive and the display were a resounding success. My
display consists of 14,000 lights and 16 channels. I have 3,000
lights on the ground, 500 lights per arch and a hand-made Air Force
symbol tree topper! This was a random idea of mine to add a little
creativity to my display beyond conventional lights. The symbol is
300 lights drilled through the back - like a Light Bright. I
apologize for the quality of my display, but I spent all of my money
and Light-O-Rama and lights! I have already laid the plans for next years
display and a new controller will go a LONG way. Bottom line I'm
hooked! Thanks guys and I hope you enjoy TSO - Nutrocker!
Bonne Terre, MO United States. This
is my second year owning a home and decorating for Christmas.
Last year my display was static and I had never heard of or
seen an animated display.
This year I wanted a Santa Claus that waved on top of my roof.
I had no idea how to do this and started searching the
internet in October for an easy way to animate or control my lights.
I eventually found controllers, and saw videos on YouTube of
houses with animated displays.
I couldn't find any other way to animate my Santa Claus other
than using circuitry to build switches which seemed a little too
complicated for my timeframe.
I ordered a single 16 channel controller, and programmed two songs
to go along with my mostly static display and animated mega-tree.
Let It Snow was the second song which I synchronized my
display to. My display was up
and running on the day after Thanksgiving.
It was a blast, and all I can think about is how many
controllers can I convince my wife to let me buy next year as well
as how I will layout my display in 2011, and I have even started
planning some for 2012!
Lockeport, Nova Scotia
Canada . this
Video is recorded by a friend who lives just up the street
from me, It is a collection
of clips of the various Sequences I have, A very nicely
Independence, OH United States. This
video was taken at our community Safety Town in beautiful
Independence, Ohio. There are 12 houses, and 9 street light
poles. I have one 16 channel controller and used Light-O-Rama
software. I also purchased some premade sequences, but could only
use them to get a start because of the logistics of the site and
layout for the channels I chose. The houses travel channel 1-6 on
the left side, 7-12 on the right. The poles are set the first three
are ch. 16, 2 at 13, 2 at 14, 2 at 15. In that order, 16 being the
first one before house 1. No explanation for that. Visuals set up in
my basement, and square blocks drawn for views in the software. All
I can come up with. I tried Holiday Lights Designer, but that didn’t
work to well with the pictures I took lat the end of last winter.
Not the software’s fault. To get all the houses in the picture I
took the shot from the end of the street. Too much depth and the
houses overlapped. I have 11 songs that sequences were made
for. Some from scratch and some extremely modified pre-mades. I
started late, 10/22/2010, as far as I can tell from saved /modified
files. WOW, lot of long nights, and early mornings, I started
running the sequences on 12/4/2010. I put all 11 into a show on a
mini-director. I also had a 5 minute start animation sequence once
at the start, and a 30 second show break after the 11th song. Both
were basically just a static display. The show started at 4:30 pm
and ran until 10:00 pm every day up through 1 /9/2011. Scheduling
ran off a building automation system. I installed some contactors
and turned on my amp and the controller. Even after I had started
running the show, I made changes to add more action. The houses
being spread out so far made it look dark at times. I used 2-3 strings of minis
(100 count) per house, and 1 per pole, for a total of 35 strings. I
made 6 custom grapevine wreaths to use up some lights rather than
cut or block them out. The poles are wrapped with printed ribbon, a
bow with wreath at the top, and colored gel film rolled and set over
the bulbs. The controller and amplifier are housed in a building 70
feet away. All the wiring comes to the edge of the Town under
ground. From there it is overhead. There are speakers in the
trees, and I built a Ramsey FM25B for the audio. People could walk
through safety Town and listen to the music interacting. Or they
could watch from a parking lot. I preferred the interaction. The
effect was much better. As I developed this, my perspective was from
the Safety Town street. I believe in getting out and getting into
it. I had the pleasure, a few times at least, to see a parent and
their child rockin in the town. Made it worth it. I guess I
haven’t really talked about the video I submitted. At first I didn’t
like this one, so I did it over. Then when my mom went to see Safety
Town; she just had a knee replaced back in November and still walked
thru, guess she taught me to be interactive, it was the only one
that didn’t excite her. I did it over for the last time, and this is
it. Hope you enjoy it. This is one song I saw a father and his
daughter dancing to in the middle of the street, awesome. I’ll
mention there is a bridge over a creek coming from the parking lot
into Safety Town. I did decorate it with lights across the top, and
some rope light in circles on the side. I
put the rope light on a chase controller, a stand alone from
somewhere else I had before your equipment, for some movement and
attraction. With the exception of running some extension
cords, this was put together by one person. A lot of work but the
same amount of fun. I’m hoping for some positive feedback so I can
do this again next season, only bigger and better. Want to see
more if you got time, search YouTube Independence Safety Town. Marty
Glenside, PA United States. I'm 10
years old and this is my light show.
I did all of the programming myself and my dad helped me hang
Prosper, TX United States. We
have over 55,000 lights in our display.
Including 74 Christmas trees.
We have a village with over 40 buildings.
We programmed 15 songs and the show lasts an hour.
Our theme, is "it's all about Jesus!".
This was our first year using Light-O-Rama.
We also collected charity for COPS, Concerns of police
survivors, which support the families left behind from fallen
officers killed in the line of duty.
WI United States. This is our 4th year with Light-O-Rama.
This year we had over 50,000 lights controlled by 20
controllers. Also added to
our display was 12 CCR’s in the shape of a 20’ tree in front of the
house. Our mega tree is 20’
tall and has 9,500 lights.
We added three sets of fans, fire sticks and Poinsettias along the
driveway. Six leaping arches
and three stars. Another
video link on vimeo is http://vimeo.com/18845383
Bakersfield, CA United States. Winter
Light! is my Christmas light show that premiers each year on
Thanksgiving night, and runs until New Year's. This year, I have
over 12,300 lights, and 32 channels. This is actually my first year
in this house, but my 4th year doing these shows. Each year it grows
larger, and I never repeat the same show; each year is completely
different. My inspiration for my display is Disneyland, and I'm
currently working my way towards the Disney company. I found
out about Light-O-Rama when I was 15, and I debuted my first show when I was
16. (It took me a year to save). I absolutely love doing this, and
as I think everyone can agree, it is addicting. But the joy it
brings to others makes all the hard-work worth it.
Herriman, UT United States. This
is my first year Using a Light-O-Rama product. I used the LOR1602W
along with your FM transmitter. I am very happy with how it turned
out and how easy it was to program the lights using Light-O-Rama
software. There is a total of 18,000 lights, Five four foot trees, 4
arches, and a 20 foot super tree.
Des Allemands, LA United States. These
are mostly LEDs with 30 channels being used. I was using 32 channels
but due to technical difficulty 2 channels had to be disconnected.
The alligators are programmed to sing and wag their tail. The gators
are homemade and every LED is individually tie wrapped
to the wire. The tallest on is about 8ft tall. It took 4
months to make them but I had a lot of fun doing it. I live in
between a major highway and a railroad track so please excuse the
Joe Farbizio Walworth, NY
United States. This
is a computerized Rock Band light display to the song "Toy Sack"
using Light-O-Rama (LOR) hardware and software. Unfortunately, I
don't have a great camcorder so the quality isn't that good. It is a
lot clearer and brighter in person! This display uses 32
channels and the lights are mounted on coroplast sheets. It is
broadcast on 91.1 FM every 3 minutes and there are short sections of
various Christmas songs between shows. It can be found on
"YouTube" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QZKDFwcei8 and on Vimeo
I hope you enjoy it and have a Rockin' 2011!!
William Park Mesa, AZ United States. This
is my first year and with limited space due to living in a townhouse
condo association there were some interesting difficulties to
overcome, but when we finished most of the people in the community
seemed to be pleased to have the display.
Next year I plan on expanding the number of controllers and
adding an FM radio and some
additional elements. I would
say that all in all I am pretty happy with my results.
Due to the constraints on youtube I broke the video into two
parts both of which I will include below
PUEBLO, CO United States. This
year we used Light-O-Rama for the first time to enhance our
Christmas light show.
Everything in the show was hand built except for the reindeer. Each
snowman represents a member of the family.
Our light show has grown over the past five years and has
become a tradition to the local community.
Dover, NH United States. 32
channels, over 5000 lights, 3 channel revolving star, 12 channels in
candy canes, more than 50% LED http://lukelights.webs.com
Presto, PA United States. 2010
videos are with two 16 channel controllers with a PC. http://www.youtube.com/toomanylights
Darren Lindell Point Cook, Victoria
Australia . I am using
2 x 16 Channel 240v Light-O-Rama controllers. (32 Channels in total)
The 'shows' are made up of 3 songs, (although I have only uploaded 1
for the comp), which run for approx. 5 mins. The shows run every
half hour from 8:30pm until 10:30pm with a static lights only show
in between. Then there is a static show - no music- until 11:30pm.
Ocean Township, NJ United States. I am
19 years old put the entire display up myself. It has about 46,000
lights en total. This year was the first year that i went
computerized with 32 channels of Light-O-Rama controllers. So only
part of the yard is computer controlled the rest is static for now.
The biggest hits is Santa at the beach with palm trees on one side
and the other side has Santa landing on the roof in a plane and a
helicopter which is 50 ft up in a tree to make it look like it is
starting to land. The display keeps getting bigger each year.
Ridgecrest, CA United States. Were a
computer controlled Christmas display using Light-O-Rama and many
thousands of lights. We put on the show not only for our enjoyment
but to provide enjoyment to others who wish to stop by and see
houses decorated up for the Holidays. General
Information: Display has over 7,000 lights Display uses only 30
Amps, 3,500 Watts of power at 100% I have added two dedicated
circuit breakers to power the light show One computer
dedicated to running the show Almost 1,000 feet of custom made
extension cords 80% of the display items were custom made
Display is controlled using Light-O-Rama Hardware and software (32
channels) Each song took one hour per minute of music to
program the show This year's show has 14 songs for your
viewing and listening pleasure FM radio frequency is 93.9
Some show highlights: Dancing mini-trees Leaping arches
House spot lights Custom star http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fridgecrestchristmas.webonsites.com%2Findex.html&h=97a03
United States. This was my
first year using the Light-O-Rama controller to set my lights to
music. For the past 10 years I have had a static display consisting
of around 3000-4000 lights. This years display was called "Riley's Rockin' Christmas" after my first child Riley who was born on June
10, 2010. He LOVED the lights at only 6 months old! The
lighting display consists of 13,000 L.E.D lights controlled on 16
channels. The show ran December 1st thru 31st from 6-10 PM.
The video was taken just hours after a winter storm moved through
the Atlanta region dropping 3+ inches of snow.