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    Other than doing Light Shows, my other hobbies are visiting Theme Parks, and maintaining a salt water reef aquarium.
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    I first learned about Light-o-Rama on ABC's Great Light Fight.
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  1. Arches for Halloween

    So, I know I am WAY late to the discussion... But I LOVE this idea... I'm really wanting to try it for this coming year now!!
  2. Extension cord storage ideas

    We use big plastic totes from Walmart. We try to keep the extension cords sorted in the totes for the different areas of the yard they go to.
  3. How do you keep it fresh?

    I'm not sure about everyone else... but to keep our display "fresh" we try to add new things/props every year. Some year's it's minor additions, some years it's more major additions. New songs? - Yes. I try to do a few new songs each year, and shuffle up the playlist so they aren't in the same order year after year, (or night after night for that matter.) New display additions? - Yes, as I said above we try to add new things to the show ever year. Some minor things, some major things... But always something new! Do you ever go back and re-sequence entire songs to change things up? - Yes. Pretty much ever year. Anytime we add something new we try to change the majority of the programming to reflect it. Do you just change up the show by mixing in the different songs? One year Jingle Bells, the next year Jingle Bell Rock? - Why not have both songs every year? Just change their sequencing? What do you do different each year to keep your display fresh, people interested and almost as important, yourself interested and motivated to do this each year? - I LOVE our light show. It truly is a passion for me. I know a lot of people just do it for the heck of it, but I LOVE doing it. Of course, like most things it is a labor of love. But knowing the joy that it brings to others is more than enough to keep me going. We have a really well know light show here in town, and it has been pretty much the SAME thing year after year for the past 22 years. Everyone who comes by ours always comments on how they LOVE that we add something new each year, and that we add new things each year! . . . This hobby is like most others, the longer you do it the more you learn. Every year you learn something new that you will use the next year to keep your show "fresh" and more amazing year after year. Sure hope this helps some!
  4. Tennessee Mini 2018

    10 hour and 28 minute drive for us?! Yeah... That won't get to happen But I hope everyone has a great time!! Can't wait to hear about it!
  5. Time to start

    7 Sequences for Halloween?! Just curious but how many people stick around for most of the 7 songs?? I can't seem to get people to stick around for more than 1 song during the Halloween season.
  6. Our 2018 Display!

    Well, it's still a LARGE work in progress... But here's a new preview of our 2018 Light Show!! As always any feedback is appreciated!
  7. What to do next year…

    As others have said... Go with "smart" pixels!! If you don't you'll end up regretting it!! It's easier to treat the smart pixels like dumb pixels until you figure out the more "inelegant" features. . . But you can't go from dumb to smart!! I vote for all 10 windows, and the door. But that's just me. I've found the more props you have the better sequences turn out. It gives you more things to assign specific beats to, and helps the music make more sense!
  8. Our 2018 Display!

    You know, now that you mention it... I came to the same conclusion with my pixel strips. I stored them in the attic of the house... where it gets REALLY hot in the summer time... And BOOM! Dead pixels everywhere. However, the ones that stayed in the house had no issues.... So needless to say, all pixels will be stored inside from now on. We are limiting ours to 100 pixels per output. Our large wreath on the house has 171 pixels on it and NO color fade problems. But just to be on the safe side, (And to make things easier) we are going with 100 pixels per output on the tree. Hopefully it will work fine for us!!
  9. Our 2018 Display!

    Yeah. . . Between power supplies, controllers, and enclosures (And everything related) was about $900! I sure hope it's going to be awesome!! It looks amazing in the visualizer. . . I'm just curious if it will look half as good in Real life...? Hmmmm... I won't be very helpful on this topic... If you ask for my advice you'd probably end up spending $5,000 you didn't even need to spend to begin with!!
  10. Where do you buy your RGB pixel lights?

    I'm right there with you! We just bought everything we needed for our Pixel Mega Tree from HolidayCoro during their pre-season sale... And spent WAAAAAAAAAY too much money... But I agree, the pricing is just too good to pass up!!
  11. Our 2018 Display!

    I think it's probably a pretty normal tree!! It's some where between 17-18ft tall... And covered in about 5,000 pixels... But it's all the small things that seemed to add up... The lights, the star, the lights for the star... the tree topper... the plastic mounting strips for the lights... You know... all the little things you don't think of having to spend money on when you decide this is what you want in your show.
  12. Our 2018 Display!

    Well, just placed our order for the 2018 light show. Holy crap pixel mega trees are expensive!! To change our spiral mega tree to a pixel mega tree just cost us a $3,100! Hope this hobby doesn't cause me to get a divorce!!
  13. Where do you buy your RGB pixel lights?

    I buy mine from Holiday Coro.
  14. Vocal vs. Instrumental?

    I too have both in my show. I like to have a mixture of different styles of music. I tend to be a bit different than most though... In most of my show I will pick a specific prop for every specific sound. So each voice has its own prop... Each instrument has its own prop... ECT... Just start messing around in the SE and see what best fits your style. Good luck!