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About LightsWithSoul

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  • Birthday 09/24/1996

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    Las Vegas
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    Smooth Jazz Musician

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    Song writing, Music production and Christmas lights...
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    An old neighbor of mine had a large choreographed display and over time he showed me how it worked with Light-O-Rama. I was mesmerized just watching the lights and I had to start a show myself.
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  1. LightsWithSoul

    2018 Expo FOOD!

    A new In-N-Out just opened about 15 minutes away from my house here in Las Vegas. After living a couple years in Hawaii I really missed these burgers... The Double-Double is definitely the way to go.
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    On C9 bulbs
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    No motivation yet - help!

    Motivation comes in different forms for each individual person. To me the ability to express a form of art in a real, tangible display that people can actually experience out on the street is enough for me to sink massive amounts of time in to programming. Case and point - I just spent about 30 hours in the last 3 days programming a 2 and a half minute segment of Beethoven's 5th Symphony Allegro Con Bri'o. I have about 4,000 pixels and I do all custom sequencing (no motion effects or any auto generated stuff). When you realize that you have complete control over the experience that your audience will have outside your home it makes you want perfection. It's just about taking the initiative to fire up the computer and start. Once you get your mind working on new sequencing possibilities it's hard to stop!
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    RGB Flood Sequences

    Thanks Jim. That video was from my first year programming lights, so I definitely had my reservations about choosing a song that slow. This year I am sequencing an entire show of Opera and orchestral pieces with slow and variable tempos. It is definitely going to be a challenge. "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" is a song that slipped by my radar. I am definitely going to consider it for this year now. Thanks for the idea
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    RGB Flood Sequences

    I actually don't. With enough experimentation I was able to mount them without any light bleed on unwanted areas.
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    RGB Flood Sequences

    My flood lights are set up as a wall wash, but the choreography can make them in to a very dynamic and dimensional effect even when installed in a seemingly basic application. Here is a video of my favorite song in my display which utilizes the floods. Note that I don't have them constantly on - there are periods with no floods - I just used them in areas where I want to create a little visual impact. One technique I use when lighting up the entire house is to have each flood a slightly different shade of the same color (for example one would be a light blue color and another would be more turquoise) so that way there's a little variation in the wall wash and it doesn't look as "flat." Gradients of color add a lot of depth and visual interest.
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    2018 Spring Sale

    My packages with a Pixie 16 controller and 1,600 12v pixels just arrived today. Thank you LOR you guys really got this stuff out quickly.
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    Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    The local bar
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    With house faces
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    With house faces
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    Who has a firm publicized start date Poll

    I turn on Thanksgiving night. That's when the neighbors are throwing parties and have family/friends over so there will be plenty of people that want to see the display. One more 10 hour setup day ahead of me and then I'll be in test mode (A.K.A. "Why the heck isn't this pixel string working" mode).
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    louder than neighbors
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    "Lights On" in two weeks!!!

    My first night of "lights on" is Thanksgiving. I figure it would be nice for all the neighbors to be able to bring their friends and family by to watch the display. I am just finishing up building the last element of the display which should be done by Saturday. I will begin installation on Sunday and work through Thanksgiving Day to be ready for that evening. I would not say I am behind schedule, however I am pushing myself to do a little bit more work these last few days than I had intended. Loving every second of it!
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    Dripping Icicle Lights

    I use these in my display: https://www.lowes.com/pd/LightShow-61-Count-Shooting-Star-Multicolor-Icicle-LED-Plug-In-Christmas-Icicle-Lights/999915179 They work well, seem pretty durable and the textured plastic icicle cover gives it a real sparkle effect that looks quite nice. Avoid the cheap listings for "meteor shower" lights on Amazon and Ebay. Many of them are known to be very dangerous due to extremely cheap and downright unsafe construction methods. If you're curious here's a great video on those cheap lights:
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    The Hype Is Building!

    Man... Caniac it sounds like you're putting on 2 different kinds of shows in your yard LOL.