I have some of the old DASHERs that I use as stand alone. I do use the light linkers, but they only turn on a 16 unit LOR. I have just a few lights that I want to go on from the stand alone DASHER in the center of our driveway where the cars stop to see my light show. Next Christmas I wanted to have just a few things go on right beside their car. This past winter I ran outdoor extension cords as high as I could, but they brushed the UPS truck's roof and I was always worried they'd be pulled down.