ShowTime Showcase for 2010 with Displays Using more than 128 Channels
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Brad Boyink Spring Lake, MI United States. The is
now my 5th year doing a Light-O-Rama display. The display consists of 13
house. The video clip is of my house. My house has 5 LED concert
grade video screens, 4 leaping arches, 5 jumping candy cane poles
with 40 strobes, 30 wireframes (not all shown), 2 roof grids one
with 27 channels and one with 14, and the entire house and border is
zoned in red, green, and blue. The house has 12 multi color zones
alone. I also use 100% LED. http://www.holidayroadlights.com
Gilbertsville, PA United States. This
years display theme was Mickey and Friends. This video is the first
song where, I created a sound file using 3 Disney songs; Believe in
Holiday Magic, Fantasia and a skit where Goofy helps the gang light
up their tree. I sequenced the sounds to 160 channels that include
RGB spots, fireworks, arches,
trees, a train and much more. The song starts with Goofy getting
tangled and shocked, moves into a clip from Fantasia, then to Jiminy
Cricket's intro to Believe ending with Mickey awakening from his
dream. I sequenced the lights to go with the feel and the beat of
the music. The video has close-ups of the characters and zoom outs
of the entire display. I had a lot enjoyment creating this project,
only to have more excitement as I watched the finished product come
to life. This squence is followed by 4 more songs from Mickey and
the gang and closed by Miley Cyrus's Rocking around the Christmas
Louis Mayer Cypress, TX
United States. We run
three shows a night starting on December 1, 2010 thru January 1,
2011. The show times are 7pm,
7:40pm, and 8:20pm. We have
radio broadcasting as well as outdoor loud speakers.
The real thrill of the show is being outside of the car.
There are 176 channels controlling over 60,000 Christmas
lights. We have added several
different special effects that the kids love.
There is Fog that comes out during certain parts of the songs
that is scented to smell like peppermint.
We also added DMX and have movable yoke spot lights that
shine into the crowd as well as a green laser that looks really
awesome through the scented fog.
The past two years we have done donations to the Make a Wish
Foundation, but this year we are doing donations to the Cystic
Fibrosis foundation in honor of my niece.
Some other things you will notice on the video is the Grand
Piano made out of lights with a Teddy Bear playing it and 2 big 15
foot drummer boys pounding their drums. http://www.christmasincypress.com
Spring, TX United States. This
is my first year animated with music.
I have over 46500 lights and 270 channels of LOR. http://www.schultzholidaylights.com
Eagle Point, OR United States. In
2010 we turned the house into a Christmas Castle. We are running 224
channels of Light-O-Rama with 40,000 lights. It's been a difficult project
but very rewarding, everybody seems to like the Castle theme.
The video I've sent is not the best quality, but shows the
theme of the display. Thank
You Dave http://www.dndchristmas.com
Lawrence, KS United States. "Clair
de Lune - Claude de Bussy" from our 2010 Christmas Light Show.
We have never seen this song sequenced, and several YouTube
searches turned up empty.
It's not necessarily a Christmas song, but our viewers seem to LOVE
it. The display is four
colors, red, green, blue, and white, on every element in the
display. This year we have
just over 10,000 LED Christmas Lights programmed with Light-O-Rama
S2 Software and powered by the mighty D-Light.us hardware control
boards. (and one token Light-O-Rama D/C Board ;)
) This year's show is 232 channels and has over 20 minutes of
lights and sounds! For more information on the display and our
fund-raising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, visit lightuplawrence.net. To date
we have raised almost $900 for St. Judes! http://www.lightuplawrence.net
Tommy Connolly Mobile, AL United States. My
display has a 10ft Mega tree with 32 strings of lights each has its
own channel. We have 32 dancing candy canes, two leaping arches and
four static arches that have four different colors controlled on
William Bottomley 28623, NC
United States. The
2010 display was relocated to the local volunteer fire department
about one mile from my house.
With the relocation, High Country Lights had more room to build a
display and more room for parking.
All donations collected, went to the fire department for fire
protection and awareness. The 2010 show has more than 100K lights
and 600 channels of Light-O-Rama equipment and software.
Most things in the display are original props.
They cannot be found in any department and/or discount store.
he lights are synchronized to music and broadcast on 96.5FM.
When the show is not running, Christmas music is continually
playing so the elementary school across the street can hear it
without any interruption. High Country Lights mega-trees have
9700 lights each including the star.
Each tree is controlled with 48 channels. The spinning
snowflakes have 1600 lights each and controlled by an 8 channel
controller. The large flake
has 3200 lights and controlled by 32 channels. Download the
clip: http://www.highcountrylights.com/tso-nutrocker.wmv or click on
the vimeo link submitted. Note: the video was shot on December
25 during a snow storm in the area. http://www.highcountrylights.com
Los Banos, CA United States. As you
will see by the title it is my tribute to the Service Men and Women,
past and present. It consists of 53,405 lights, 128 Light-O-Rama channels, 36
Digital outputs, and 2 CCR's. Over 70 Blowmolds and 8 wireframes.
Please enjoy the video..."A Soldiers Silent Night" http://insanelights.com
Hollywood, FL United States. Any
time is a good time to see our Christmas decorations. We've designed
our display to be attractive during the DAY as well as at night. In
fact, some of our decorations, especially the large ornaments hung
from the trees in the yard are only fully appreciated during the
day. In addition, we activate our 22 inflatables (three new ones
this year) in the morning for the drive to work (7:00-9:00), at
lunch (11:30 1:30) and late
afternoon before sunset (4:00-6:00). But of course the
granddaddy of the display is our synchronized musical light show
which starts on the hour and half hour (starting at 6:00 PM and
ending at 12 midnight) and runs between 10-20 minutes (more songs
are added each week). The music is played on outdoor speakers (if
you wish to park your car and walk around the display - but please
don't block any driveways of area residents) or you may tune your
radio to 97.7 FM to hear the music from the comfort of your car. The
outdoor speakers turn off at 10 PM but the last light show begins at
10:30 pm during the week and 11:30 pm on the weekend (and may be
heard on your car radio). The show begins on the first Sunday
of Advent (at sundown on Saturday after Thanksgiving) and ends on
the Epiphany or All Kings Day (twelve days after Christmas Day).
So what does our show entail? Well each year we add a little
something new and the display continues to grow. For
Advent/Christmas 2010 we will have in excess of over 45,000 lights,
synchronized to Christmas songs (with at least two new songs
scheduled for this year). We have snow machines, 22 inflatables, a
small train ride for young children, a mega tree, numerous "blow
molds" (those plastic figurines), a crèche or manger scene, a "tree
forest", virtual Saint Nicholas and much more. You simply have to
see (and hear) it. Start a tradition...take a picture by the "north
pole" and e-mail it to us. We'll place it HERE on our web page.
Jerry Baker Granada Hills, CA
United States. I have
240 channels with 75,000, about 80% LED. I have a Dancing
Mickey Mouse made out of lights, he uses 12 channels. A 4 color megatree, dual 4 color spiral trees, a Tinker Bell and WDW Castle
made from lights, Disney plywood yard cutouts, 4 arches, 7 four
color mini trees, snowmen on the roof and light covering the house
and roof in 4 colors. http://youtube.com/jerryb721
Christopher Lambert Brooklyn, CT
United States. This
is my 4th year animated to music (5th year using LOR).
I run a commercial every year that is an interview where they
ask me how I do this and I tell them LOR.
I tell them I chose Light-O-Rama since it si very easy to use.
I am actually also trying to set up a meeting with 3 other s
that are currently static and thinking Light-O-Rama so they can see how easy
it is to use. Great product.
Also this is my 3rd eyar collecting for Charoty (another thing
Light-O-Rama has allowed me to do). In 3
years we will have collected over 10k, with ~9k of that for Make a
Claremont, NH United States. My
entry is an edited medley from Disney's Believe in Holiday Magic
show. I'm using about 180
channels of the 192 I have. I
filmed from 4 angles and edited it together for this video.
Any slight errors in synch are due to my poor video editing
skills and not in the sequencing. http://www.claremontchristmaslights.com
Stansbury Park, UT United States. this is our 5th year using Light-O-Rama and we now have 352 Channels.
this year consisted of 4 songs.
Sandstorm, Amazing grace, joy to the world, and Christmas
techno extravaganza. we use a
lot of color changes which really makes our display fun to watch.
we change our show every year and we work on it all year
VA United States. Soft, silent and stirring, this display evokes tears from the
most hardened of hearts.
Sequenced to Mannheim Steamroller's Silent Night, this gentle,
moving roller coaster of emotion, this display uses fades to their
most awesome effects, from the opening choir down to the
side-to-side fading wind at the end. The 192 channel, 22,000 light
display consists of 4 color elements (Red, Green, Blue, White) on
the house windows, two 8 foot tree in front of the house, a row of 8
4' trees, and the 14' megatree, with one colored sets of 4 arches, 8
baby trees, star high above the roof, double bells on the front of
the house, and a large guitar and banjo with individual strings.
This display is the winner of the local Fredericksburg,
Virginia's newspaper's (Free Lance Star) Grand Holiday Display
contest for 2010 ( http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2010/122010/12142010/593402
Pompton Plains, NJ United States. Our
display features 176 Light-O-Rama channels.
Our master of ceremonies is a 6ft tall, fully animatronic
Frosty the Snowman controlled with the ServoDog.
The display features many different RGB fixtures including
floodlights, spotlights and pixel strings.
There are over 35,000 lights, 99% of which are LEDs.
This video is our show opener which introduced people to the
show and features Frosty singing a few songs.
Jeff Given modesto, CA
United States. We
have added 5 computer controlled water jets with 3-color RGB water ringsfor 2010! A Holdman Star is another new addition to the show
along with the return of the Given fireworks =0. We are
located in modesto ca and can be found on the web by going to
www.lightsofmodesto.com. Currently we have 180 channels
running both ac and dc current. Everything is hand
made, fireworks, holdaman star, water rings, controllers. we are the
DIY house!!!! =) More videos of our fountains can be
found on our website. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEygFqODiOo
Prairie Village, KS United States. This
is our fifth year to have an computerized Christmas lights display
powered by Light-O-Rama. The display is made up of 53,276 lights,
99.9% LEDs, and is controlled using 340 channels. The song entered
for this contest is Jingle Bells, performed by Frank Sinatra, with
our three elves, Jingle, Jangle, and Judy, in a supporting role. The
voices of the elves are our three grandchildren, ages 12, 10, and 7.
We are also collecting donations for Children's Miracle Network who
support two local hospitals. 100% of donations received will be
donated to CMN. http://frontdorr.com
Earles Talley OCALA, FL
United States. Christmas don't be late by the Chipmunks, The display uses 16,000
lights and 144 channels of LOR.
Canada. The 2010
display is powered by Light-O-Rama controllers & the
Light-O-Rama 2 Advanced
software. 208 channel control 22,300 lights which are mostly LEDs.
I made two Marty Fans for the 2010 display & they are a bit
different than each other. One has 32 channels & does the fan thing
2 colours 16 channels per colour, whereas the second fan has 40
channels & it does the fan, an arch, and a fire stick in the center.
The fan has 16 channels, the arch has 16 channels, and the fire
stick has 8 channels. The tree has 32 channels and has 2
colours Red for the 16 channel Spiral, and multi colour lights for
the actual 16 channel spinning tree. My 4 8ft arches are
different than most arches in that I use C7 lights. I put 4 C7
sockets on a 9ft cord. Each arch has 8 channels. I have 2 16
channel "Stand Up Lawn Grids"....you will see them in the video in
action. I placed them under arches. I then have 8 channels
that run the trees, bushes etc. I also did something way out
of the normal in that I used a number of songs that are not "main
stream songs". All these songs are used by permission. http://christmaslightsinmotion.weebly.com/
Keaau, HI United States. 30,000+ lights with 192 Light-O-Rama channels.
The only synchronized Christmas Lights on the Big Island of
Hawaii. Featuring the first
simulated fireworks in the state!
ElfboyChristmas.com Carstairs, Alberta
Canada . This entry is
at the Calgary Zoo Zoolights 2010.
It ran from Nov 26 2010 through until January 2 2011.
ZooLights see hundreds of thousands of attendees each year,
and 2010 broke records. The entry uses classic Light-O-Rama panels,
(10), 4 color ribbons (first time we've used those!) and "Snowfall"
effect LED lights. This
display is 100% LED, led by Light-O-Rama MP3 unit. We chose the
Hippopotamus song because it's the zoo, and remixed it to make it a
little funkier and more fun.
We had 1 goal this year, and that was to make kids and parents
dance! And they danced!!!
It's a little less traditional for Christmas, but unique and
custom music! http://www.elfboychristmas.com
Indian Trail, NC United States. 288 Light-O-Rama channels controlling two homes. http://www.lakeparklights.com
West Melbourne, FL United States. Hi
everybody! This was our fifth
year with Light-O-Rama computer animated Christmas lights and we
thought it would be fitting to have our "new song for the year"
consist of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
After all these years, we have finally accumulated 12
controllers (10 of the PC series controllers and two of the 40A
controllers), so we're using 192 channels total.
Broad color sweeps were utilized along with falling
snowflakes up on the roof for an element of creativity.
Riverside, CA United States. My
2010 entry is not your traditional Christmas display. My family and
I are more into decorating for Halloween although we also do
Christmas, but on a much smaller scale. My show consist of 4 singing
faces (each independent of each other), hand carved and blow-mold
pumpkins, tombstones, strobes, lightsticks, floods and approx. 12,000
lights (which is really not a lot compared to others) of 3 different
colors...Orange, Red and Blue. The sequencing of just the face
movement took just as long as sequencing the rest of the lights. It
took me a good 8 to 10 hrs to sequence per minute of the song. I
used two (2) 1602W and seven (7) CTB16PC controllers totaling 140
channels (4 ch’s not used). This is my 3rd year using
couldn’t be any happier with its products and service. The
music I used for my entry, "This is Halloween"
is from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas". Marilyn
Manson did a cover of the original song. This year I posed 6
different videos of my shows on YouTube and received over 2.2
million hits with the "Thriller" video itself receiving 1.2 million
hits. My "This is Halloween"
received so far 415,000 hits. This has been much more than expected
and my videos has been broadcast in Japan and the UK for crazy
foreign videos. You can see more of my Halloween videos at
www.youtube.com/user/KJ92508 Thanks for your
Gary Martin Lawrence, KS United States. This
is our third year for a full animated Christmas display.
This sequence, Nutrocker by TSO, took about 35 hours of
sequencing on Light-O-Rama S2 software to put together. http://www.parksidechristmas.com
Steve Gardner Neosho, MO United States. i have
128 channels and 1 CCR. My
display has 30,000 lights and includes several wire frames and airblowns. The lights are
synchronized to music broadcast over low power FM.
Coeur d'Alene, ID United States. The Magnificent Seven Christmas 2010, 336 Light-O-Rama channels, approx. 65,000 lights, This years theme is
Western Movie Soundtracks
Grand Prairie, TX United States. This
is the second half of our Christmas Show 2010!!! The songs are
"Appalachian Snowfall (Instrumental)" by TSO and "Wishes for
Christmas" by Roasted Turkey. This is a view from the left (mega
tree). There are an equal set of videos with a view from the right
(spiral trees) on YouTube. There are a total of 4 songs with a short
intro if the first half video were to be viewed too! All of the
shows are configured with Light-O-Rama controllers and consist of
112 channels on LOR1602W controllers in total with 4 RGB flood
lights (28 Channels) and 2 Cosmic Color Ribbons (24 channels) for
total of 164 channels. There are about 19,300 lights this year. This
video was produced with Corel VideoStudio Pro by Shannon Claus.
, PA United States. 42000 lights on 240 Light-O-Rama channels. This is a first
year rookie attempt at designing and building a Christmas Light Show
and now I am hooked. My mega tree is very different than other mega
trees as it can do tons of effects many of which I will discover
over the coming years....stay tuned as next year I am adding another
25,000 lights....Elliottsburg Pa. I purchased the 16 channel 30 amp
hobbyist kits (15ea) and assembled each one without a single mistake
using the instructions provided. No plastic Santa's or snowmen just
100% lights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqvHsmKXueA
Timothy Gay LaGrangeville, NY United States. Total
Lights = 277,169, 528 Light-O-Rama Channels, I first started using
Light-O-Rama in 2007. Everything you see
in the video, was made by us.
The display covers my entire 1.7 acres, and is around a pond.
in 2010, we added a 2nd heart, with 11,000 lights - you see
this at the end of the video.
We also added 15 squares of light, each with 1,300 lights.
We remade the stars this year.
We had over 85 songs in the show.
Coldplay released this song on December 1st.
I spent the next 4 days sequencing it, so that we could add
it to our shows. http://www.erdajt.com
Almost 30,000 lights (including almost 28,000 LEDs... only the deer,
dog and polar bear aren't) and two Cosmic Color Ribbons on 192
channels of Light-o-Rama control. Music is the de rigueur "Wizards
in Winter" by Tran-Siberian Orchestra. It's somewhat cliché, but it
makes a great show and the crowds love it the most. http://lewislights.com
Kissimmee, FL United States. Merry
Christmas from Christmas Wonders. This is the 20th anniversary of my
display. The display has over
50,000 lights synchronized with 352 channels of Light-O-Rama. Most
of the large elements in the display are made by hand. I am also
controlling the lights of my neighbors across the street. You can
see more of the display at
www.ChristmasWonders.com May the joy of Christmas
last all year long! http://www.christmaswonders.com
Wayne Krider Churubusco, IN United States. I have
14 Light-O-Rama controllers using 214 channels to control my 29,000 lights in
my display. I have 11 songs in my play list one of which is The
House On Christmas Street that I am submitting to your contest. I
live in a small rural town and I am still hearing from people about
my display. http://www.buscochristmas.com
Howard Shank Fredericksburg, VA United States. Our
2010 version of Christmas Eve in Sarajavo with over 250 channels of
Light-O-Rama goodness! This features our new mega-tree and light
rings with over 35000 lights in our display.
Hughestown, PA United States. We
tried something a little different this year.
We incorporated a call in request system this year and
received many compliments. My
Display contains 208 channels and about 32,000 lights some of which
are unable to be videoed due to thier location.
This is our 4th year using Light-O-Rama products.
More info can be found on our website. http://mysite.verizon.net/gslodysko/
United States. This entry
uses two Cosmic Color Ribbons with over 52,000 LED lights with an up
tempo song. This entry
demonstrates what you can do with animation and a little
creativity. My website had
over 140,000 hits in December to view the videos (nine) that were
done for 2010. I am using 11 Light-O-Rama controllers currently in addition to the two Cosmic ribbons.
bandmole productions Melbourne, Victoria
Australia . Hi we have
bohemian rhapsody to lights with 233 channels deployed our display
is on u tube after been seen by the whole of Australia over 23
million people on national television 3 times by public demand
hope you enjoy this song as we have 5 more we will eventually
put on u tube and thank you for giving us all the technical support
as i feel we are the leaders in your lighting system as we were
nominated the best display in the country we are planning 2011 and
will start very soon from 55.000 to 120,000 single led lights
not bad for a house display
Murfreesboro, TN United States. This
is our 3rd year of doing Animated Lights and we love it more and
more each year, thank you for your products and your support.
Our Lightshow is called "Parker's Animated Christmas Lights," We
have 160 Channels of Light-O-Rama Control and around 60,000 Lights,
everyone told us to enter this song even though we used it for New
Year's Eve to ring in the New Year. Thanks, Ricky Parker
Alexandria, KY United States. 160
channel (148 actually used) Light-O-Rama display, all incan lights. Had 18
songs sequenced and show ran for about an hour.
Walter and Jackie Monkhouse Alexandria, LA United States. Magic
Christmas is located in Alexandria, La. and has approximately
200,000 lights. The entire
display is separated into two distinct parts--an animated portion
and a traditional site. The
animated portion which uses 371 Light-O-Rama channels is backed by a fence
which contains large wreaths on individual panels.
The wreaths are hidden behind a green covering and are
revealed when the covering is opened.
The wreaths also perform a bit of magic by appearing to spin
in different directions, an illusion created by special effect
lights. Over 300 strobes that
vary in size and intensity create dynamic and crowd pleasing
patterns. Also, there is a
lighted Christmas train that travels around the display carrying
dignitaries such as Sponge Bob, Big Bird, Raggedy Ann, Bugs Bunny
and others. For details see www.MagicChristmas.org . http://www.MagicChristmas.org
Plano, TX United States. Gordon
Lights presents over 100,000 lights synchronized to "Do You Hear
What I Hear?" by Spiraling. Gordon Lights uses Light-O-Rama hardware
and software, as well as custom hardware and lights designed by
Fabian Gordon. There are over
4,424 channels in use, including Light-O-Rama AC controllers,
Light-O-Rama DC controllers, 8 iDMX-1000's, and 11 networks to run
it alll. The sixteen 40-node
(120 channel) RGB mini-trees that run along the center of the front
yards are DMX controlled using Tiger120 DMX boards that are
controlled by the Light-O-Rama iDMX-1000 adapters.
These mini trees were designed and constructed by Fabian
Gordon. Mini tree wireframes
and the two mega tree steel structures were custom built for Gordon
Lights by 3GLightingCreations.
There are over 1,600 extension cords and about 20 miles of
wire used in the display. http://www.GordonLights.com
Minden, NV United States. With
over 40,000 lights, Nevada Christmas has been running an animated
display for over 9 years.
Snow Miser and Heat Miser joined our display this year (let's not
anger them too much). :)
Auburn Hills, MI United States. This
year we had over 37,000 lights using 160 channels. We have also
partnered with the rainbow Connection to collection donations to
help fulfill the special wishes of Michigan Children with
life-threatening medical conditions.
, GA United States. This is my 4th year using LOR. I am using 163 channels of the
176 available. The only lights in my display that aren't LED are the
deer. I had over 55,000 lights this year. I made all of the signs in
my display except for Peace on Earth. I designed and created the
cedar tree in my display. It is 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide at the
bottom. It is wired with 180 strings of lights totaling 9000 lights.
(that is 36 strings of each of the five colors.
Multi, Red, Green, Blue, and White.) The house is also wired in all five
colors. The mega tree on the right side of my display is 18 feet
tall and 8.5 feet wide at the bottom. It has 192 strings of lights
totaling 9650 lights and is wired in three colors. (Red, Green,
Blue) That is 64 strands of each color. It takes 3 full 16 channel
controllers to operate it. The song I am entering this year is a
very simply programmed song that has some very pleasing color
schemes and uses all features that the Light-O-Rama controllers offer
including shimmer. fades, and twinkle. (which happens to be my
favorite part of this song) I hope you enjoy my entry! :-)
P.S. I don't know if you watch each video to the end, but you
are missing a lot of programming variety if you dont watch mine all
the way through.
Murfreesboro, TN United States. . My grandchildren
heard this song last year and asked if I could "...make the lights
dance to it". ( I added the sing-along words in the video for them.)
We got a lot of compliments and enjoyment from watching not only
kids but adults singing/dancing to it. Seems the Chipmunks have
spanned the ages.:-) Tech info: Close to 80,000 lights, 20,000
lights make up the Mega tree. 192 multiplexed Light-O-Rama channels, 275
strobe lights. and of course, 5ea. of the giant 20' “Leaping light
Vancouver, WA United States. My
display consists of 288ch on Light-O-Rama control. I have an IDMX that
controls the floods lights. Though I am only using 12 channels for
them. I have the typical
display elements. The display is about 50/50 incandescent
and LED. The
programing is started my Philip at Lightertainment and then I tweak
in finish it. Hope you all
Pennsburg, PA United States. I am
using 240 channels, over 25,000 LED's, 300ft. of rope light, 5400
incandescent lawn lights, 450 C-7 LED retrofit bulbs, 8-150 bulb
incandescent icicle strings, 14 flood lights and 14 ground lights
with colored lenses.
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
Brandon, SD United States. We
feature over 100K lights and have more Light-O-Rama controllers than
we can keep track of most of the time.
We have three mega Christmas tree's with the largest being
23' tall. We also have many
items, some of which you can't see in the video including an
animated Merry Christmas sign, animated fans, shooting pipes,
leaping arches, falling stars, shooting star, 31 mini trees and many
other items. This year the
neighbor even let us decorate his yard.
We live in a very young town with a lot of kids.
We hope to make an impression on all the kids and hope we are
a memory they remember of Christmas as they grow up. http://www.christmasinbrandon.com/
Lucas Barron Temperance, MI United States. 176
channels of Light-O-Rama control, with 55,000 lights.
Hillsboro, TN United States. Our
first year animating Christmas lights, and it blew us away! These
things sure are time consuming! I like to start out things
that I do with a bang, so I created a few elements of our display
that are unlike most that we've seen online: 24 ft Mega
Star on the side of the house, 41 ft Mega Tree with 48,000
lights, 4 - 18 ft columns wrapped with 16,000 lights allow for some
fun sequencing, which was commented on as being the most favorite
element of our display by many viewers. Total of over 110,000
lights, including LED and incandescent, controlled by 160 channels
of Light-O-Rama. Through word of mouth alone, the turnout
was amazing, with a traffic back-up over 1/2 mile at times.
We'll be setting up a charity donation box next year, making some
other big changes and additions, increasing the number of channels,
and we're looking forward to every bit of it!!!
The good news also is that I'm just 26, so there are
potentially many more years of this to come in the future!
Thank you, Light-O-Rama, for making this all possible, for
changing our Christmas, and for changing the Christmas of our local
community all for the better!!!
Buellton, CA United States. The light display
consists of 70,000 lights (including 77 mini trees, 20 foot mega
tree, 40 foot tall Sycamore tree with 20,000 lights, and more)
Longwood, FL United States. The
Christmas Can Can by Straight No Chaser --- 40,000 LED Lights, 249
Channels Plus 4 Cosmic Color Ribbons --- 344 Extension Cords to
connect everything --- Less than $20 in Electricity for the Month of
December thanks to the LED Lights --- and More Happy Faces than one
could ever imagine --- Thank You Light-O-Rama
Fruitland Park, FL United States. . Our display has
approximately 72,000 lights for the 2010 show with 95% being LED's.
The tree is 27 feet tall with the star, has just over 38,000 lights,
and is controlled by a total of 129 channels of Light-O-Rama. Most
of the wire frames were built and lit by us all with LED's. We
started the animation of the display in 2008 with 13,000 lights and
grew rapidly. There are already plans for next years additions, and
we are considering starting with RGB. The video for the contest was
shot with a Sony HDR-SR1 and edited with Vegas 8.
, NY United States. 320 channels and 100,000 lights, all incandescent with an amp
draw of 300 when "all on" 36' tall mega tree, 16 5' tall
mini trees, 120' long 48 channel 3 color candy cane fence with 192
candy canes, 6 leaping arches 25' long with 8 channels each,
chasing C9's along the roof line along with tiered icicle lights
for a bouncing roof line effect...
Springfield, Missouri United States. Bagwell Lights is located in Springfield, MO. The Display has over
100,000 lights stretching across three yards controlled by over 1000
Light-O-Rama computer control channels.
Clearwater, MN United States. . Clearwater Lights is
located in the historic downtown area of Clearwater, MN.
Our display is spread out over two adjacent properties,
although only one house is shown in the video.
This is our third year.
We used just under 400 channels, 50,000+ lights, 2 CCR's
(which look great in person but look awful on videos) and about 2.5
miles of extension cords. The
sequencing is all original. This particular song is by The
Ventures, originally from their Ventures In Space album, which I
wore out listening to as a kid/teen.
(Actually, The Ventures lead all others by far with ten
different tunes in the 2010 display.)
This one first appeared in 2009 and was extensively re-done
for the upgrades and additions to the display in 2010. http://www.clearwaterlights.org
Torres-Quinones GARDEN CITY, NY United States. Used
12 cosmic color ribbons to make a matrix.
Dillsburg, PA United States. Nutrocker by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 16,000 lights animated
to an assortment of Christmas songs using 183 channels of
Light-O-Rama. New for this year is the addition of red and green on
the mega trees, dripping icicle tubes, and a Cosmic Color Ribbon
used as a color wash over the garage doors (courtesy of a
prize at the NJ Mini). http://www.wertzweb.com/lights/
Ofallon, MO United States. About
75000 lights with a maximum of 192 channels, 160 used in the main
display in the video. You
will find plenty of other videos with way more lights, but having
the most lights is not our goal.
We strive to use the lights to the absolute best of their
ability. If there's a
sound/instrument/vocal there's a corresponding light to represent it
and it is synced to within 2/100 of a second.
We've done all the classics from TSO, Mannheim steamroller as
well as the techno songs make the rounds, this makes finding new and
exciting music ever more difficult each year.
We decided to go into the rock-n-roll genre this year, this
video being the hardest rocking tune I've sequenced.
The drums (stick trees) took forever to sequence because of
the constantly changing speed. Hope you enjoy it. http://www.NeverEnoughLights.com
Darrel Moyer Cleona,
PA United States. Christmas 2010 was my first year using Light-O-Rama in my
display. I only had the front yard synchronized to music since you
can't see the entire display from any one angle. The backyard
remained static. I had approx. 30,000 lights outside this year.
16,000 of which were out front synchronized to music. The part
that's synchronized to music consists of one Cosmic Color Ribbon and
8 Light-O-Rama PC kits that I built myself. You can find videos of
my display over on my YouTube page and pictures of the display over
on my website that I provided the link to above. There is a link to
my YouTube page on the homepage of my website.
Wabash, IN United States. Watch
our 50,000 bulbs dance to Darude's - Sandstorm. In 2010 we have 160
Channels of Light-O-Rama Controlled Lighting and over 7,500 feet of
extension cord. This year's display is dedicated to Riley
Hospital for Children. For more information visit
Design, Sequencing, & Programming by Nick Watkins of Wabash, IN
Display Specs: 4 - 15' Arches - 800 Lights Each, A 22 Foot Mega Tree
w/ 9,600 Lights, A 24" Star on The Mega Tree w/ 200 LED's, 25
Strobes on the Mega Tree, A 4 Foot Star on the Roof w/ 200 C9's, 24
2 Foot Mini-Trees wrapped w/ 300 White & 300 Multi Lights, 2 6 1/2
Foot Trees wrapped w/ 1,850 White LEDs Each, 400 C7 Perimeter
Lights, 3 6' Street Lamps, 10 9'X5' Net Lights Using 60 C7 (7
Watters) Bulbs Each http://www.LightsForRiley.com
Joey Felix Dallas, GA United States. The
Felix Family Lights is a Light-O-Rama computerized display using 180 channels
of animation. We have several lighted moving figures like Sir Elton
John, Christmas crocodiles, and Felix the Cat. We have two mega
trees that stand 15 and 25 feet tall. And something new we designed
and added this year is a little something I call spiral poles. We
have several other things too like the Grinch, Frosty, and the
Peanuts and a giant 16 foot tall animated arch.
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