Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


ericm last won the day on September 10

ericm had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

22 Excellent

About ericm

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Katy TX
  • Occupation
    Alarm Technician

More About Me

  • Interests
    um...... lights
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    the Show that we don’t speak of.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
  • License Level

Recent Profile Visitors

778 profile views
  1. ericm

    1000’ spt1 green

    sorry just the wire
  2. ericm

    1000’ spt1 green

    still got some!
  3. ericm

    started setting up this weekend

    I use plastic or metal mesh on as much as possible, saves a huge amount of time.
  4. ericm

    Walmart 27 inch candy canes lit

    i've only seen the ones with sets of 3 this year, not the singles.
  5. I can get you 1000' of green spt-1 wire for $135 shipped, if you only need 500' pm we can figure out something. Sorry don't sell plugs though. Some home depots are carrying them right now, and think they are on their website for about $16 for 25 plugs.
  6. Are you talking incans or LEDS?
  7. ericm

    PPL'S choice of channels in an Arch ?

    My arches are LEDs and I made them 5 years ago and no issues since, I understand why people are all about pixels more control of lights etc. But if you pre build your prop good and strong... set up time is minimal. I have almost 600 AC channels this year with nearly 80k in lights, and will spend less time this year setting up then I did with about 450 channels last year. It's all about how you build your props and setup, and how you store them. Spend the extra time labeling everything, including the tubs. I've worked on setup for maybe 2 full days of work and I am almost 50% done with hanging and placement. I spend more time during the year in building my props for easy up, easy store. I can put all my C9 roof line lights up in a couple hours, my windows are done in a few minutes, snowflakes take a bit because of the ladder but the screws in the brick never come down, All my extension cords and bundled by prop and labeled. I usually finish my setup in by 2nd week of November and do all my testing, don't put anything in my yard until after halloween. I also will program a few songs each year once setup is done. The longest setup item I have is my spiral tree. Takes a full day to setup and run the lights on it. I use nearly all walmart (almost 80k) lights and have very little burnout from them, in 5 years I think I have had maybe 5 strings burnout. I actually have most burnouts on my sealed professional lights, mostly the C9s from HLE. not sure why but I lose about 10% each year of the 1500 I use. I would get the C9's from others but none have the opaque c9's I like. Use the lights you like, I personally hate pixels... don't like the look of them so I will not have them. Many people on here don't really have an answer for your questions for AC LED lights and will say "switch to pixels they are way better."
  8. ericm

    PPL'S choice of channels in an Arch ?

    i use 8 per arch, makes 2 arches for 1 controller... lots will say odd number to create a center... but you can do that with an 8 channel arch as well...
  9. ericm

    Moana - How Far Will I Go

    please email to ericmeyer211@yahoo.com
  10. Anyone got it? please email to ericmeyer211@yahoo.com
  11. is the singing faces sequence? if so please email to ericmeyer211@yahoo.com
  12. ericm

    Tom Hanks - Polar Express

    James has the sequencing been fixed, the previous version was messed up? If it's all fixed please email to ericmeyer211@yahoo.com
  13. this will be the second year in this neighborhood, last year I had cars slamming on the breaks in front of our cul de sac trying to see what in the world I was doing... I would here things when I would pick up my kids from school, wife would here things from other parents not know it was us who did the lights... As soon as we moved in my wife was telling all the neighbors in our cul de sac, get ready for christmas lights.. they would all laugh and joke... Had a great year last year, had neighbors coming down to watch my house, one lady from england face timed with her family back home showing my display, so yes I have gone international..lol ... several brought chairs and a radio to listen to. Last year I started mid september to setup as I had to redo all my extension cord bundles(about 8 miles worth, and over 500 channels), this year I just start a few days ago, but a lot of people have been asking why I hadn't started yet and if I was still going to do the light show? Now all my friends and family think I'm nuts, even the ones that see how much work it takes to setup it all up. But i don't care , because once it's done and I hit play the first time its all worth it. People have offered to help, but I usually turn it down saying it's ok i got it. I'm very picky on how everything must go. My zip ties go a certain way, plugs are angled, etc. but once the kids are old enough, they are gonna get to work.
  14. ericm

    Just getting started please help.

    Oh i never really know what i am going to do with the ones I buy....just buy everything I can and figure out later...
  15. ericm

    Just getting started please help.

    I have nearly 80k of walmarts lights in my show, in 5 years not one string has failed. Now I also do not have cold weather and snow to deal with down in Houston, but I usually clear out 2 or 3 stores the day after christmas clearance sales. I have spent the money on sealed full wave lights in 2 places... My singing trees, and my C9 bulbs I line my roof, roof peaks, yard and flower beds with. Other then that all my stuff is walmart. Warm white, red, green and working on collecting blue. I have no issues with flickers and any of the dimming curves that are used.