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KeysNole

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  1. I tried using reindeer motors to rotate some things this year...because of their small size and sometimes awkward positioning, I did not find them to be the best choice. Over the next few months I may try a wiper motor or some other options (we were trying to create an ice skating rink).
  2. Super strands vs Pixels

    I am with you...I think the ability to do something is valuable, even if it is later on. In the long run the cost would probably be a wash. Power supply with the pixels may be an issue. I am admittedly not a sequencing guy, but have started to look into the effects and possibilities of pixels. I just don't know if they will give off enough light for our roof like the C3s do.
  3. As we attempt to move on to "bigger and better" every year, we believe our next step is color changes to the lights on the house-green for the Grinch, cool white for Frozen and Frosty, etc. Our ribbon tree is the centerpiece of the home, but we are also moving toward coro cutouts. We like the mix of old and new. All lights are from HLE. The verticals are M5 and roof are C3. We have C9s outlining everything. The lights on the roof are duct taped every few feet (this is the only method we have found to work.) Would pixels be the best choice moving forward? Would they give off enough light for the roof? Would pixels have to be installed with a net, or can we use our current method? We don't want to lose the "pop" the lights give us. We aren't as interested in effects as we are the ability to change colors when and where we want. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  4. First Mega Tree?

    I used the christmas lights show parts to make ours. 20' the first year, up to 25' this year. Might try 30. Always makes me nervous as heck, but it never shifts. 48 strands.
  5. To my fellow Floridians

    We had a steady 60-70 mph here in Ft. Lauderdale with 87 mph gusts. Our vacation home in Marathon got the brunt of the storm. A bit of flooding but the boats are still standing (amazed by that). The aerial views that NOAA put out are amazing. This storm was totally hit and miss in the Keys.
  6. To my fellow Floridians

    We were in the path of disaster here in Ft. Lauderdale, but a late shift has spared us. We do have boats and homes in the Keys. We are expecting total destruction.
  7. Advertising In The Show?

    The city always wanted to shut them down, but the real estate banner was the first step that "allowed" them to call it a commercial display. Then the city nit picked their way to every thing possible. There are only 7-8 houses on the street...one or two neighbors made a stink. It really is a VERY well run spectacle. Gated property with MULTIPLE volunteers as crowd control. I do give Mark Hyatt credit...he ran for city council and won. Now that nasty major gets to see him eye to eye every week.
  8. Advertising In The Show?

    Interesting that you are a realtor and considering doing this. Look up Hyatt Extreme Christmas. Plenty of articles out there. Looooooooong story short: In the early years of their display, Kathy had a banner for her real estate business. This gave the city the avenue to call it a commercial display. This started the snowball that became lawsuits and national coverage. It's been insane the last few years.
  9. Bulb paint

    Look up Christmas on Wendhurst on facebook. She posted the paint that she uses. Amazing display.
  10. They stopped carrying what they called "champagne." Now they only carry the faceted ones...not bright enough for us.
  11. The colored/ceramics from HLE seem to be really close, but I don't need those. The warm whites seem to be a tougher match. Someone had amazing photos from 1000bulbs, but I don't think they carry those models anymore.
  12. http://www.christmas-lights-online.com/ARRIVING-IN-AUGUST-C9-Smooth-Transparent-Warm-White-LED-Bulbs-_-Pack-of-25/productinfo/LC9-Y-ST-WARM/ Looks like these might be the ticket. I need them clear or they just don't have the same brightness. I'll order a box to see what they look like.
  13. Thanks for the reply. It looks like they don't have any clear C9's. I know they exist somewhere!
  14. Looking to replace my glass incans with LED retrofits. Bought a box of faceted lights from HLE and they aren't close. If anyone has recommendations they would be appreciated.
  15. Looking to create a rotating ice skating rink this year. I have seen a few ideas on the forums, but was wondering if anyone had experience using coro to create the base. I don't know if 10 mm would support coro characters, or if plywood would be necessary? I hope to get started in June.
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