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    Citrus County, Florida
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    Self Made Self Paid

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    Holiday displays! It doesn't matter if it is Halloween, Christmas or Fourth of July. It's all about the smiles and happy faces. I am a self proclaimed holiday nerd :)
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Have been waiting to purchase Light-O-Rama for years
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas. Halloween is alot of work for just one night but I still do it every year :)

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  1. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    pass the jelly
  2. Friendly Neighborhood Competition

    When we first moved into the neighborhood only 3 houses out of almost 100 decorated. This year roughly 80% of the neighborhood has lights up and some are even asking me where to get the controllers and hired my kids to pur their lights up as well. Shockingly they have been busy all month putting up lights for people in the neighborhood so I am very happy with how it turned out. Sometimes all it takes is that one kick in the rear by an extreme holiday decorator to whip those lazy people into shape and jump start the holiday spirit. Then again between my 3 years here and now having the easy link linkers controlling my neighbors lights as well for a combined 50k lights, Even the HOA has come around saying they love what we have done and even put donations in our box. Even the grinches in the neighborhood now have lights up. I honestly expected them to tell us to tone it down but we got the opposite and were encouraged to keep it going and told it makes people want to live here. So I definitely see a difference in the people around here. Heck I even have most of the neighborhood decorating for halloween now too so it is surely a good feeling. It only took them 3 years to join in but now I see neighbors we never knew we had since most people now walk the neighborhood at night. Total difference from when we first moved in. 2 different families even told us our displays are why they chose our neighborhood to move to. Never give up on the holiday spirit, people will come around eventually even if it is only those star shower things lol
  3. Lights on??

    Sorry I forgot to mention these are all led lights as well.
  4. Lights on??

    This happened to me about 2 weeks ago with my neighbors house. My show runs a 2 house display using easy light linkers for my neighbors house. I noticed odd feedback in his lights about 5 am one morning and snapped a picture of it. Only a small portion of his roof lights were doing it (toward the ends of the light strands) while the controller was indeed off. It had rained in middle of the night but the show had already ended and the timers had turned off power to the controller and lights long before the rain. I just assumed it is an electrical issue like a crossed hot and neutral in his house wiring somewhere. They use to call it feedback but now that you posted it I am beginning to wonder. The controller is brand new so not sure if that is related in any way but the odd part is all power was off and the timer was off as well. Only the very top of his roof was showing it. The photo makes it look much brighter than it really was but I found it odd as only the roof was doing it and no power was on but nothing on my house or my 3 controllers were doing it. Here is a photo of it. It's odd because the deer on his roof are not even on the controller. Just an extension cord into the timer for 6 hours nightly. Has not done it since so somehow the rain or heavy fog the next morning must has done it somehow. Do you have gfci outlets on your controllers? My house has them but his timer has a built in trip circuit. He does not have a gfci outlet where his timer plugs in. Look real close at the house across the street. Only the very top of the roof has the feedback on the lights. It was wet outside so not sure if that is the reason but I assume it is...
  5. Just a quick test to see how it will look. Much more coming soon! This year we were able to make record time and have everything connected and running in only 9 days! Thanks to my 2 boys working with me and having everything already planned out on paper and a of the layout. It was a bit crazy jumping from my first 16 channel show last year to 64 channels this year but I managed to get it done and used around 2,000 feet of spt wire. Finally, After all these years of wishing and hoping we have pulled off having a lightorama display. Not just our house but we added the neighbors house as well using a 16 channel controller and the easy link linkers. I am very impressed with the light linkers. There is no delay whatsoever. My kids will be learning programming next year so they can add songs to the show. They are already addicted to lights and always head over to the christmas section of stores to see what we can find. I trained them well haha! Here is a video taken from my phone of just 2 minutes of one song while we tested all the channels. We have 29 songs and even added in some Frank Sinatra this year. I just finished sequencing the "My Way" song. Our display kind of jumps to every music genre and allows young and old to follow. I would call it non traditional I guess. Sure it is not as great as many of yours but we kind of go Griswold with the lights. We have since fixed a few little things but this video gives you the general idea.
  6. I was thinking of trying to create a sequence for "My Way" by Frank Sinatra for the end of my loop. Thinking that would be the best song to end the loop on before it starts over. It just speaks so much volume. Has anyone out there created that yet? If yes would you be willing to share it so I can use it as a guide track? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know its crunch time but figured I would ask. I know it's not a christmas song but for the final song before the loop starts over I thought it would be a great addition to my track list.
  7. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    at your pants
  8. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    It's the mushrooms
  9. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    I'll take toasted
  10. Multiple house controller stand

    That is how my 2 house show was born this year. The neighbor across from us loved it and wanted in on it. I bought the light linkers and controller in the sale a couple months ago but he is buying all the lights and stuff for it. People get jealous and want in lol. But hey it's the smiles and happiness it brings that makes it all worth it in the end. Good luck either way but this is an adventure for sure. One my kids have learned to love and now take part in. When we moved into our development only 2 houses put up lights. Now half the development does. It's an awesome feeling to know people are joining in for the holiday spirit.
  11. First Time Setting Up A Dual House Display.

    I am running a 2 house show this year as well. I will be using the easy light linkers. On the visualizer I just drew the 2 house using light strings. You do not have to be a great artist as you know what it will do once you see videos online of how to use the visualizer. Your game plan should start in your head by figuring out what will go where on both houses then visualize it in your head what will do what and when. For example I learned from most guys on here to watch tutorials. A week worth of tutorials and I figured out most of it enough to get started on a layout and a design. The visualizer is the part where you will load your image and design your layout for both houses. Last year I did it the hard way drawing in the animation of the sequence editor. Big mistake on my part drawing everything by hand. Trust me when I say the visualizer is your easiest way to get to where you want to be. There you will design everything on the screen and save it then export the channel configuration (your layout and channels that tell everything what to do) and then load the channel configuration into the sequence editor. An idea would be to take 2 photos of the houses and combine them side by side into one photo in any photo edit software. This will make it much easier on you to see it on the display of your cpu. As far as setting up a sequence you will definitely need to watch the tutorials for that. Alot of great videos out there to help you through your first year. I learn more everyday I use this as this is only my second year but the best advice I can give is tutorials, tutorials, tutorials Once you see others doing it first hand it will be much easier to understand what to do on the software and what will work easier. I found Mike Pursers videos to be a great help. Do not hesitate to watch others videos as well. Everyones videos are different and you learn different things from different videos Here is a link to mikes videos Also, John storms has some good videos as well. If anyone else can provide some good links I'm sure it will give him lots of insight into the addiction
  12. If anyone has Carol of the Bells by Monique danielle and are willing to share it would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully within the 32-64 channel range. Again thank you for any help you all can provide. If it wasnt for this forum I would go insane trying to listen for timings with hard hearing lol
  13. Yes! That is it. Just googled and found a video of it
  14. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    After sequencing lights
  15. Hey guys just wondering if anyone has the Carol of the bells that sounds like a choir sings and would be willing to share. I found a small video on youtube of the song but I think it is a shortened version. Not sure who sings it but was hoping someone else does. Looking for the vocal version. If anyone can help it would be greatly;y appreciated Please pm for email address if you can help. Would be happy with any help on this hopefully a 32 or 64 channel setup. Doesnt have to be just easier for me to pick through less channels. Still a n00b to this and only my second year. Here is the link