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Larry Glasson Saint Louis, MI
United States. Wizards in Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Roughly 5.800
lights/LEDs, 64 channels (61 used). This is my favorite sequencing
job. Love how the door and window seem to grow & shrink in size.
Indian Trail, NC United States. 48
channels and around 15,000 lights.
We have 2 leaping arches, 9 mini trees, and a 17' mega tree.
This is our 3rd year and we are proud to be supporting
Operation Christmas Child with the display this year.
Antonio Empeno CULPEPER, VA United States. This
is the first time to do animated lights, first I was nervous thinking
I cannot run the show but with the help of Light-O-Rama I I was
abled to assembled and run it. For the first timer I spend alot of
time but I am enjoying it. I used 48 channel,80% of my lights
are LED and 20% are regular bulbs. Song was downloaded from Amazon
and have permission from Trans-Siberian Orchestra management to used
their song. It draws alot of attention from people, asking what
my system is,of course with pride I told them Light-O-Rama.
Most important I was able to share our Christmas spirit. Thank
Bushkill, PA United States. his was made using Light
Show Pro you will find them at www.lightshowpro.com . With 1 Light-O-Rama and 3 D-Light
Controllers = 64 Channels. I
have no LED lights all most of the display was hand made. The mega
tree is 18' with 7 6' trees, 4 arch's I am switching to Light-O-Rama
because D-light has let me down! and after having Light-O-Rama I see why all
the big shows run them.
Westerville, OH United States. This
is my 4th year doing a light show. My 13 year old son and I have had
a absolute blast building and watching the faces of people when the
watch the show. We also have a food drive for the Mid Ohio Food
helps people in need.
Half Moon Bay, CA United States.
Disney's "Do You Believe In Magic"
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.
Prescott, AZ United States. Prescott Arizona is also known as Christmas City.
I have been using the Light-O-Rama Showtime for 4years.
The joy it brings to young and old is something I am sure you
know. I use Trans-Siberian
music it has a good feel to all how love Christmas.
I currently am using a 64 channels.
Thanks for such a wonderful product Betsy C.
Orange Park, FL United States. This
display uses 47 working channels... one of them burned out during a
Halloween show accident.
Santa sits in his homemade sleigh led by all 9 reindeer about to
take off and hit other houses.
On the main lawn, I have 10 mini trees with an exploding
tree in the middle. On the
main part of the house are spiraling columns under an ice sheathed
roof. The driveway is lined
with candy rope following all the way up the streetlight.
On the side lawn, I have a snowman and a rope train.
The theme of the display is the different elements
representing the spirit of Christmas and the things that bring
smiles to children's faces.
Hickory, NC United States. I live
in a small community called Bethlehem in Hickory, NC. There are very
few if any people in this area that program their Christmas lights
to music. I used 61 channels on Light-O-Rama boxes with 18,000 LEDs. I've
learned from hearing cars crank up, what songs people like and
dislike. They don't even have to be Christmas songs. They just have
to be fast and or have a good beat.
Anthony Victoria Laguna Niguel
, CA United States. . My theme is giving if you
notice the helicopter is landing gifts into the (Loading Zone) of my
front yard. The Santa and reindeer were custom made at 18ft tall. I
also made the presents in the front yard myself. 75% of my lights
are led rope lights. The most difficult part of my display was
synchronizing the drums with the music.
Canada . this is my
2nd year using Light-O-Rama i have 48 channels. My display has 20,000 lights.
I have been building my display for the past 10 years and really
enjoy building it and talking to all the people who come by to see
edison, NJ United States. 64
channels. added 2 arches and a mega tree this year with 16
channels got 5 snowflakes on the roof which look pretty cool
Edison, NJ United States. Hi, I
already submitted this but apparently facebook video links are
private now so I had to re-upload the video to youtube. 64
channels, added 2 8-channel arches and a 16-channel mega tree this
Oceanside, CA United States. approx.10,000 lights, 48 channels.
Roseville, CA United States. This
is our first year using LOR, and the first year decorating the boat
for the Sacramento Christmas Boat Parade. The boat was a big hit in
the parade, and got alot of best boat cheers from the shore. The
weather was bad, and the video from the river was pretty bad, so
this video is of the boat at the dock. Next time we’ll try to
capture it on the River. The display uses to LOR1602, and three
CCR's (one on the antenna's, and one on the tree.
Kettering, OH United States. Harlow's Christmas Lights 2010 Kettering, Ohio.
Light-O-Rama Light-O-Rama controllers 64 channels. 6,000 plus lights.
United States. I
build wooden boats as a hobby and recently started decorating boats
with Christmas lights. This year I decorated my 19' power boat and
entered the Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla Parade.
Having the advantage of Light-O-Rama controllers and music scooted us
right to First Place!
The display was so popular that we anchored our boat in front
of the Beaufort Town docks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday before
Christmas and run the show again and again.
I have a copy of the
video on my boat website but it is now up on Vimeo also. Thanks for
the very useful new software changes
El Paso, TX United States. I set
up my Christmas lights at my dad's house near Anthony, TX. He has
more room and more places for people to park and watch the show. The
audio for the show was broadcast using a low power FM transmitter
(like the ones used for an MP3 player.) All the props were home
made. I ran the show from the first week in December until New
Years. I used three 16-channel Light-O-Rama controllers, a mini show
director, FM transmitter, and over 4800 LED and conventional lights.
Yucaipa, CA United States. This
is my 3rd year using Light-O-Rama controllers. This year the display
was dedicated to my mom as
she passed this past year from cancer. She always came to my house
the day after thanksgiving to have me turn on the lights for her.
Her most favorite song during the holidays is Amazing Grace so I did
that song this year. The display is controlled with 48 channels and
just over 14,000 lights.
Cross Hill, SC United States. . 48 Channels of
Light-O-Rama, 10K lights, strobes, 1 CCR, and 2 ropelight
arches....I am in the Air Force and me and my wife are currently
stationed in Oahu, HI. This
is our 3rd yr with an animated show and 2nd with LOR.
United Kingdom . What
can I say, Light-O-Rama is not as common in the Uk as in the USin
fact I think I am the only person in Kent to have it (let me know if
I am wrong) ...that's a bit of a shame. Space is a bit of an issue -
I have made it sectional so easy to put up and take down. I play the
music till 8.30 at night and as yet I have had no complaints.
Everybody is impressed with my show, in fact today taking it down -
a little girl who was walking past told me how much she liked it and
its sad that Christmas is over now .Every year I try and grow a bit
bigger, buying my lights in the jan sales and another control card
if I am lucky .
Alberta Canada .
The Bain Family Christmas Lights 64 Ch Light-O-Rama
Gonzales, LA United States. This
entry is one of my favorite sequences.
"Little Drummer Boy" by Alabama.
I like that it starts off slow and then picks up in the
middle. I made my own little
animation characters to sing the song, which include a tiger, an
alligator with antlers tied on his head and a few choir singers.
I actually have two sets of choir singers but i only show
one. I only have 48 channels
now but I am looking forward to expanding.
I do have a few more videos on YouTube under Old Dutchtown
Christmas Lights or my name Troy Berkholz, so feel free to check
those out. Thank You.....Troy
Lincoln, NE United States. This
is my house done to Nutrocker by TSO.
There is close to 11,000 lights on the house and 58 channels
total. The song starts right
away, so make sure you don't miss the beginning.
Henrietta, TX United States. My
first year with LOR. Using three 16-channel controllers I built from
the do-it-yourself kits. There are about 15,000 bulbs. Only the
lights around the roof, the rocking horse and the star on the tree
are LED. All the rest are incan. I have a dedicated PC in the garage
running the show and I use a PC in the house for development. All
PC's are connected to the wireless network and an HP Home Server.
Buffalo, MN United States. I'm
newbie using 64 channels it took a while to sequence the song had a
hard time visualizing it.
Traffic wasn't cooperating with me either
Carolina Beach, NC United States. This
my third year using Light-O-Rama controllers. This year I have 48 channels
controlling about 12,000 lights. The sign you can see in the yard
directs listeners to 105.9 FM where they can hear the songs that go
with the display. I also have outdoor speakers for people walking,
biking, etc. here at Carolina Beach, NC. The show runs from
Thanksgiving weekend to New Years day.
United States. This is our
family's 2nd year creating a Christmas light display using
Light-O-Rama products. My
entry uses 64 channels, and about 45,000 lights on our home in
Clinton, Missouri. The video
is of "Queen of the Winter Night" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
We wanted to incorporate a TSO song into our display this
year, but we also wanted to avoid some of the more "overused" TSO
Roy Johnson El Paso, TX United States. I
already submitted an entry, TOY SACK, but it was blocked by YOUTUBE.
Thus, I would like to submit this video instead. 47 channels,
all props made by the Johnson family, over 4800 lights.
Thomas Carr Munster, IN United States. The
display features two homemade Megatrees, eight minitrees, five
lanterns and ten flood lights of varying colors, and two homemade
snowflake poles. The centerpiece is a train layout constructed and
reconstructed with recycled lumber. The display also features a
small FM transmitter that allows us to broadcast our show into car
radios at a relatively short distance using a frequency that isn't
widely clear (i.e. 107.3).
North Huntingdon, PA United States. Light-O-Rama Christmas display 2010 Harff House North Huntingdon PA aprx
10000 lights synchronized to music the display consists of a 20 ft
mega tree with strobe lights and all
LED lights except for the animal displays in the yard This
display collects donations for Ronald McDonald House and a local
volunteer fire dept. The video was taken from about 80ft above the
house in a ladder truck
Anthony Johnson Sioux Falls, SD United States. We are
currently using 58 of the 64 channels to create our display.
We have incorporated Classic Blow Mold decorations into the
display to create an old vs new display. Our goal is to develop the
display and start collecting free will donations for charity.
Greg Larson Golden Valley, MN United States. This
is our 2010 display. We added
32 more channels from our 2009 display.
Our display features 64 channels of Light-O-Rama controlled
lights, with lights on the house, bushes and yard (some of which is
covered by our record December snow fall).
New this year was our megatree and our radio station "The
Sled" that broadcasts holiday music 24X7 (when our display is not
Saint John, IN United States. My
animated display started out 5 years ago.
It was in eighth grade that I purchased my first Light-O-Rama
controller. I quickly learned
the ropes and produced a small display in 2005.
2006 and 2007 saw some expansion within the display; I added
color to the roof as well as a mega tree.
Currently, my display has 40 channels and approximately
10,000 lights. As a high
school student it wasn't easy to manage everything, but I was able
to take control and even design my own website in my spare time:
Antioch, TN United States. Every
Year we like to come up a Brand New "Themed" Light-O-Rama Display.
This year at Gill's Bright Lights we decided to do a 64 Channel,
60,000 Lights, "Christmas Tree Lot" Theme. Our Christmas Tree Lot
Theme came complete with Handmade Tree Lot Workers, a Handmade Tree
Lot Stand w/Worker, a Pathway thru the Trees, a Custom Created
Fence, Overhead Traditional Lights, and Handmade Tree Lot Signs
throughout the Display. To round out our Tree Lot we put over 15
Trees in lot, that are 4 different sizes and colors. All cutouts are
hand drawn, hand cut, and hand painted by my wife. We personally
string every tree and element in our display. Please see the picture
attached for a much more detailed look at our Themed Out
Light-O-Rama Display. Thank you for taking the time to check out our Display. -
Brandon & Megan Gill http://www.gillsbrightlights.com
Timberlake, NC United States. We
have been decorating our house for the past 9 years. As a boy, my
dad and I would decorate our house elaborately together. Now that I
have my own house, we try to see who can create the better light
show. I was introduced to the Light-O-Rama products a couple of
years ago and have steadily been increasing my light display each
year. This year I wanted to try having the roof go from white to
red. We also placed the stripes on the ground. We felt the stripes
increase the piano feeling that you get from the song.
Brooklyn, NY United States. Our
2010 Holiday Light Show is a tribute to a 1950's Rock 'N Roll
Christmas. We used 48 channels to control the lights with
Light-O-Rama ( Light-O-Rama ) hardware and software. Over 13,000 lights were
used this year. In addition we added an animatronic narrator and
video to the show this year. Everything is built in our backyard by
four friends. The video on our "drive-in movie screen" was too hard
to capture on film so we have super-imposed it onto the bottom of
the video so you can see what is on the rear projection screen. We
hope you enjoy the show.
Kingman, AZ United States. This
is the 2nd Annual Edition of The Drum Family Celebration of
Christmas! Featuring 27,150
Lights total, including a 20' Mega-Tree, 8 Mini-Tree's and a
Bethlehem Star! The lights
are synchronized to Music using 48 Channels of Light-O-Rama Hardware
and Software Control. The
show features music from: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Porky Pig,
Lena Horne, Alabama, Lonestar and Luke Bryan.
Voice-overs and announcements have been provided by The
Demented Elf! http://kingmanchristmas.weebly.com
Clayton, NC United States. This
year we have over 80000 lights with nearly 1/4th of these animated
using 56 channels of Light-O-Rama controllers. Additionally, we have
numerous handmade displays and hundreds of other decorations. We
have challenged ourselves to create a display of lights that has a
balance of synchronized lights and static lights. While the use of
light controllers can create dramatic effects when the entire
display is animated, our goal is to offer an experience that is not
only dramatic, but peaceful, joyful, relaxing, and one that brings
back memories for adults and creates memories for children. We have
over a 1/4 acre of lights and displays. The display includes a
Nativity Scene, Santa and Mrs. Claus, 3 Mega Christmas trees, 75
mini light trees, reindeer, snowmen, penguins, a lighted bridge, Toy
Soldiers, the Dickens Family, Santa Train, Candy Canes and much
more. We have been decorating our homes in NC for nearly 30 years.
The light trees throughout the yard were invented by us when we
first started decorating. The animated creeks that join and flow
under the bridge was an idea we have thought about for a while and
implemented this year. This is a unique feature that we have only
seen done by us. The large 12 foot star behind the house is now
about 30 years old. More information, pictures, and video can be
found at www.valleycreeklights.com http://www.valleycreeklights.com
Cortland, NY United States. Little
Saint Nick by The Beach Boys. 90% LED lights. 200 year old maple
tree, behind the house, is animated by one Light-O-Rama 8 channel controller
and 100 watt halogen flood lights.
Australia . This is
the second year we have put together a computerized Christmas
display for my local community. There are no other computerized
displays locally and we tend to draw quiet a crowd each night. The
rewards of witnessing people’s joy and amazement are so humbling.
Especially when little children explode with excitement and elation.
The personal gratification gained makes the long hours attached to a
ladder in the blistering Australian sun seem insignificant and a
very distant memory. My 3 year old son asks to see the lights each
night before bedtime which for me is the cherry on top. The display
this year has more than 9000 LED’s (predominantly "My-T-Brite
Lights") and uses 48 Light-O-Rama channels (3 x PCB16PC). The
display’s soundtrack is broadcast in 93.4FM and can be heard up to
500 meters away. This track
is a mash up of ‘Carol of the Bell - Home Alone Soundtrack’ and
‘Mercy Me - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’. I initially wanted to
sequence both of these songs in their own right in 2009. However, I
realized that Mercy Me had used Carol of the Bell as a backing track
in their version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen which becomes quiet
prominent for the listener at the climax of the song and I felt the
listener may not have picked up the melodies earlier on in the song.
For the purpose of this year’s display, I thought my listeners
should know there were 2 songs being blended sooner. Therefore, I
added the Carol of the Bell verses before and after the song. I'm
really happy with the outcome and think the mix does both songs
justice. We wish everyone a very Joyous and Merry Christmas and look
forward to Christmas 2011 when we do it all again bigger and better
than ever! Enjoy!Craig - Christmas in the Shire
Tremonton, UT United States. This
is our first year doing the lights-to-music.
We have three 16-channel controllers, using 40 of the 48
channels. We also have two CCR's (my personal favorite). I did a
total of four songs this year, and plan to add a few more for next
year - plus some more channels.
Most of our lights are LED's, with a few older incandescent
ones. The smaller trees are
home-made using rebar and 9 ga. wire.
Conway, AR United States. Light-O-Rama 48 Channels, 20 ft Custom Mega Tree, Light count for 2010 was
Winchester, TN United States. I have
48 chans of Light-o-Rama control and over 20,000 lights. This is my
3rd year doing a computerized Christmas light show.
West Melbourne, FL United States. This
is an excerpt from Illuminations set to 58 channels of Light-O-Rama control.
This is my second year of animation.
Jacksonville, FL United States. This
is our entry for the 2010-2011 Light-O-Rama contest. We have 48
channels powering 13,000 lights and this is our second year in the
automated display field.
United States. Run Run
Rudolph 2010, our 2nd yr using Light-O-Rama. So much fun we also do
a 4th Of July House of Lights and The Spooktacular Halloween House.
Happy New Year
Highlandville, MO United States. First
of all, I am 16 years old and I live in Springfield, Missouri. My
grandparents live in Highlandville, Missouri, and that is where I
put up my display. When I was younger I always enjoyed putting up
Christmas lights during the holidays with my family. Recently I had
been watching YouTube videos of all the cool lights blinking to the
music and this year I decided to go all out and animate my display.
I put the display up at my grandparents because they had a better
location/setup for this type of thing. Starting in August, I ran all
of the electrical wiring for the Light-O-Rama controllers and ordered 3 DIY
Light-O-Rama kits. I soldered all of the boards and got started on
the animating. It took a little longer than than I had expected.
Anyway, I bought all the lights and then decided to make a Mega
Video Wreath. It was an interesting project, but it turned out well.
In addition to that I built a 20' mega tree, 2 arches, and several
smaller projects. The whole display featured about 10 to 11 thousand
lights, a Video Screen, 2 leaping arches, and a 20' foot wreath.
Since the display was in a smaller town, most of the people had
never seen anything like this before. The community really enjoyed
it and we even made the local news and paper.
Plainfield, IL United States. "O
Holy Night" performed by Martina McBride.
The lights aren't too crazy in this one.
The music is so beautiful that I didn't want to overdo it.
United States. Carol of the
Bells - Christmas 2010. Definitely a New Hobby - Light-O-Rama
64 Channels. Still learning....had a great time with Christmas and
Halloween this year...a lot of great feedback from the neighbors.
Think I've started a new tradition for the community !!