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  1. LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

  2. LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

    LIGHT-UP OHIO 2018 is COMING!!!! This is a two-day event dedicated to educating and sharing ideas to fellow decorators. If you are interested in Holiday Lighting, this is the event for you. We will have presentations directed to every skill level, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran. Meet up with like minded decorators from all over the Country. Maybe you would like to learn how to Animate Wireframes in your display. Or would enjoy talking to others who are interested in Inflatable's. Maybe you want to go all out with a Radio Synced Light Display, or a Complete Animated Extravaganza. Or maybe you just want to hook up with people who love to collect and display Blowmolds. Regardless of your interests, bring your dreams and ideas to Light Up Ohio 2018. We will help you develop them into something you can be proud of, and create wonderful memories for all who see your display. Our Sponsoring Vendors will have plenty of discounts and lots of great door prizes. This will be our 12th year of showing you how to "Make Memories", so come and join us on May 11th and 12th. REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON!!!!!
  3. LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

    When you are dealing with Holiday Lighting, one of the main problems is getting More Power to your props. Whether it be "Power Injection" or "Power Boosting", come to Light Up Ohio 2018, and let Dan Blickensderfer show you how to solve all of your power problems. Dan will be there to answer all of your questions, and to help you bring your display to that next level of excellence. "ONLY 15 DAYS LEFT"!! http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx
  4. LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

    Light Up Ohio 2018 is happy to announce a Holiday Lighting Symposium will be held on Friday May11th, from 12noon-4pm, at the Worthington Northwest Library. This will be an open type discussion addressing all facets of Holiday decorating and lighting. Robert Vanorsdale and Clyde Lindsey, from Pixel Pro Displays, will be your moderators. They will talk about the Tricks of the Trade, Xlights Tips, LOR, Prop selection/placement, and other techniques to make your display the best it can be. Also, they will open up the discussion to answer all of your questions about your own display. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get all of your questions answered, and to share with other Lighting Enthusiasts, in a one on one relaxed atmosphere. You must be registered for the Saturday Main Event to attend. Details will be on the site soon!! http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx
  5. LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

    I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to save a few bucks when I set up my Christmas Display. That is where the expertise of David Jones comes in. David will be at Light Up Ohio 2018, showing us all how to save money. David will show us a lot of the "New", cost effective technology, and teach us how to use it. Just imagine, a Wireless Pixel Controller for just a few dollars, instead of hundreds. This is just one of the many pieces of hardware you can get to control your lights, and run your whole display. Come to Light Up Ohio 2018, and let David show you tips and tricks, and where to buy low cost Hardware to make your display the best that it can be, and not break the bank. Join us at Light Up Ohio 2018, REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx
  6. LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

    Do you dream about building your very own Pixel Tree for the coming season, but just don't have any idea how to go about it? Then you are in luck!!!! Come to Light Up Ohio 2018 on May 12th, and let Tom Hammond explain to you how to accomplish your dream. Tom will go over every aspect of the Pixel Tree build from start to finish, in simple terms that we can all understand. He will cover things like how big of tree you will need for your space, type of pixels to use, where to buy different parts, best structural support for ease of setting up/tearing down, and will give you lots of tips and shortcuts to make the job seem effortless. Come and JOIN US at Light Up Ohio 2018 in beautiful Westerville, Ohio and spend an educational and fun filled day. No need to worry if you are not from Ohio, we have attendees from all over the Country in attendance. Registration and more information at: http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2443480-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=a02374cd0ef4e13
  7. Light Up Ohio 2017

    We are happy to announce that Light Up Ohio 2017 will be on June 2-3. Location for Friday June 2nd, will be announced at a later date. Location for Saturday June 3rd will be 8am-5pm at Sharon Woods Spring Hollow Lodge in beautiful Westerville, Ohio. Everybody is Welcome! More details will be announced at a later date. We are hoping everybody can attend!
  8. Light Up Ohio 2017

    There are still some openings for Clyde Lindsey's presentation on Xlights for Friday, June 2nd at Light Up Ohio 2017. Clyde will be concentrating on showing how to adapt your LOR sequences to Xlights, but he is a wealth of information, and will be available for your questions on both days June 2-3. Also, we will have Tom Hammond, David Jones, Dan Blickensderfer, and Clyde giving presentations on Saturday. Everything is ready for a great weekend!!! Don't forget your gift for the "White Elephant" exchange, it is a lot of fun. Don't miss out, register now to attend one of the premier Holiday Lighting events of the year, in beautiful Westerville, Ohio. www.luo2017.whindo.com
  9. Light Up Ohio 2017

    We are proud to announce that CoolTees will be giving away 6 of their custom designed shirts at Light Up Ohio 2017. Personally, I would pick one of their cool Christmas designs, but you can choose any one of their many creations. Get your "code" on June 3rd at Light Up Ohio 2017. in beautiful Westerville, OH. Check them out at www.cooltees.us/collections/christmas Hope to see you there!! www.luo2017.whindo.com
  10. Light Up Ohio 2017

    Are you prepared for a "Zombie Apocalypse?" AtmosFX will giving away "Free" Zombie Survival cards at Light Up Ohio 2017. Collect the whole set exclusively in Westerville, Ohio, June 2nd and 3rd. AtmosFX will also be giving away 5 of their most popular Projection Video's as door prizes, valued at $50 each. Check out their site at www.atmosfx.com. Hope to see you there!! www.luo2017.whindo.com
  11. Light Up Ohio 2017

    Do you want to take your display to the next level? It doesn't matter if you are just beginning to learn about Holiday lighting, or if you are a seasoned decorator, you will get a wealth of knowledge at Light Up Ohio 2017. People will be coming from all over the country to beautiful Westerville, Ohio on June 2-3 to learn from some of the best decorators in the country, and to see some of the new products being introduced by top vendors. Time is running out, join us at Light Up Ohio 2017, for 2 days of fun and sharing. www.luo2017.whindo.com
  12. Light Up Ohio 2017

    We at Light Up Ohio would like to Thank some of our wonderful vendors that support our event. This year they have donated some wonderful door prizes, and we can only hope that when you buy your next display item, you will think of their contributions to this Community, and shop with them first. Light O Rama Crockett Fantasy of Lights Boscoyo Studios Creative Lighting Christmas Done Bright Chistmas-Leds Holiday Coro Hope to see you at Light Up Ohio 2017, June 2-3. www.luo2017.whindo.com
  13. Light Up Ohio 2017

    We deal with some great vendors in this hobby of Holiday Lighting. One of them, that I highly recommend, is Christmas Done Bright. They have been making spectacular wireframes for a very long time, and they are one of the best in the business. We will be featuring their products, and raffling off a beautiful "Ringing Bell" wireframe http://www.christmasdonebright.com/lighted-displays/candy-canes/NEW-BOW-BELLS-LED, plus several $100 gift certificates, at Light Up Ohio 2017 on June 2-3 in Westerville, Ohio. You don't want to miss it. Registration is "OPEN NOW" at www.luo2017.whindo.com
  14. Light Up Ohio 2017

    This is your invitation to join us at the 11th Annual Light Up Ohio Symposium. It's being held in beautiful Westerville, Ohio on June 2-3. One of the key speakers on June 3rd will be David Jones. David is the "Guru" of anything DIY, pertaining to Holiday Lighting. He will be showing us how we all can have a "great" Holiday display using DIY products, and not break the bank doing it. David was at last year's Christmas Expo in Chicago, and we are very honored to have him at Light Up Ohio 2017. Registration is "OPEN NOW"!!!! www.luo2017.whindo.com
  15. Light Up Ohio 2017

    Are you confused about getting Xlights and LOR working together in perfect harmony? Clyde Lindsey has volunteered to share his expertise to help you understand how to do this in an all day session at Light Up Ohio 2017, on Friday June 2nd. Clyde is famous for his "how to" videos and is the guru of anything Holiday Lighting related. We are honored to have him at our event. Registration is "OPEN NOW" for Light Up Ohio 2017, but "Seating is Limited", so reserve your spot now. www.luo2017.whindo.com
  16. Light Up Ohio 2017

    When I first started doing a synchronized display some 15+ years ago, one company was there to help me every step of the way. I credit them for helping me bring JOY and Wonderful Memories to myself, and countless others who have visited my display over the years. That company is Light O Rama. Not only did they help me in my hobby of "Making Memories", but they have generously supported an event that I hold near and dear to my heart for the past 11 years, Light Up Ohio. This year is no different, and I "Thank" Light O Rama for their continued support. This year they have donated a total of $500 in merchandise credit, that will be given away to 5 lucky winners at Light Up Ohio 2017, on June 3, in beautiful Westerville, OH. Hope to see you there!!! Registration is open "NOW"!!! LUO2017.Whindo.com
  17. Light Up Ohio 2017

    Do you remember last year reading about the guy who set up his Christmas display so anyone in the world could control it. He had people controlling his lights from almost every country in the world. Well, his name is Tom Hammond, and his Internet Controlled Christmas Lights has become famous. We are very happy to have him attending Light Up Ohio 2017. Tom will be having a workshop that will outline how to create an internet controlled, interactive Christmas Light Display, based on "FREE" software (Xlights and Falcon Player) and Low-Cost hardware (Raspberry Pi and Arduino). Tom's workshop will be on Saturday morning June 3 at our event. Hope you can attend. Registration is open now at LUO2017.Whindo.com.
  18. Light Up Ohio 2017

    Do you love Christmas Lights as much as we do? Do you want to take your passion to that Next Level, but are not sure how to do it? Come Join us in beautiful Westerville, OH on June 2nd and 3rd. We will be showing you how to "Make Memories", by spreading the JOY of the Holidays. Registration is "OPEN" now, and the Agenda will be posted in the next few days. Come Join us!!! LUO2017.Whindo.com
  19. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    Are you ready for Light-Up-Ohio 2016??? We are excited to announce that our event for this year is May 13-14, 2016 at the... Spring Hollow Lodge 1069 W. Main St. Westerville, OH 43081 If you're ready to catch up with old friends & meet new people, enjoy a day of fun, good food & learn something as well, then you need to mark your calendars and plan on attending!! Interested in Nutcracker?...there might be an intense session in the works! Do you have questions? We're here to help! We are looking forward to a great day!! Additional info will posted as it becomes available, so stay tuned...
  20. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    Now that I have finally had a chance to unwind, and clear my head a little of all the information I learned, I would like to Thank some people on Light Up Ohio's behalf. First and foremost, I would like to Thank the people that helped organize this event. It's a small event, but it still takes a lot of organization to bring it all together. A big Thank You goes out to Jeff Phillips, Joe Erdeljac, Jerry Plak, Richard Renn II, and all of the people who helped setup, clean-up, and spent their time helping others understand things. The backbone of this whole event is always the presenters. The presentations this year were second to none, and I want to Thank each and every presenter for sharing their knowledge. Thank You Richard Renn II, Jerry Plak, David Jones, Clyde Lindsey and Dan Blickensderfer for volunteering your time to help others. Also, I want to Thank all of the people that were spending time on the side, one on one, with various people helping them understand whatever confusion they were having. I also would like to Thank all of the Vendors. There are too many to mention names here, but without you guys supporting us and supplying us with your great products, we could not pursue the hobby we love, and that is "Making Memories". I had a great time, and learned a lot. It was great to see old friends and meet many new ones. I hope everybody had a good experience and took away some valuable knowledge from the event. Hope to see you next year!!!!!
  21. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    Don't forget...The Meet & Greet Friday the 13th after the Nutcracker session, it's always a good time & good food! Also we will be having the White Elephant Gift Exchange on Saturday, so if you would like to participate in that - bring a "wrapped" gift with you! It can be anything valued at up to $20, hopefully Christmas related. The White Elephant Gift Exchange is a lot of fun, so plan on participating. We have 2 great days planned, don't get left out by not registering!! All information is at our Registration Site, but if you have any question please feel free to contact me or Jeff Phillips.
  22. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    "LIGHT UP OHIO 2016-PLEASE READ!!" If you haven't registered for Light Up Ohio 2016 by now, we sorry to announce that there is no more room in Rich's Nutcracker session on Fri. May 13th. We have reached the capacity of the facility!!!! You can still register for the "Main Event" on Sat. May 14th, where Rich, along with others, will be doing presentations on various aspects of Holiday Lighting. Please see our Agenda and Registration form at: http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9
  23. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    Thanks for your help! Respond to bhoff52@yahoo.com "ASAP", so you will not get closed out. All we need is a confirmation if you are planning to attend Friday's session. We are very close to capacity, and we need your input. We are very limited on seating at Richard Renn's Nutcracker session on Fri., May 13th, at Light Up Ohio 2016. PLEASE HELP US OUT!!
  24. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    Light Up Ohio 2016 is happy to announce our latest Sponsor, Winkelbottoms. Gregg Jones is the owner, and he has been making quality wireframes for several years. For all of your wireframe needs contact Gregg. If you can imagine it, Gregg can turn it into a wireframe that will take your display to the next level. We will be giving away 2-Gift Certificates at Light Up Ohio 2016, generously donated by www.Winkelbottoms.com. Registration is open at: http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9
  25. Light Up Ohio 2016 is Coming!

    Time sure does fly by. Several months ago we started planning Light Up Ohio 2016, and now it's less than 2 weeks away. Sign up now to reserve your spot!! It's a 2 day event May 13-14, in beautiful Westerville, Ohio. Richard Renn's Nutcracker class on Fri. May 13th, is almost full. Also, we are almost to capacity on the next day Sat. May 14th, for the Main Event. If you want one of our Collector T-shirts, you only have this week left. We will be taking Registration clear up to the Event, and even at the door. There will be education, food, sharing, door prizes, new products, and lots and lots of FUN! Hope to see there! http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9