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  1. I'm in lake Mary. Could meet half way?
  2. Roof lights are white led nets. what side of jax? Maybe we could meet half way?
  3. Hey all - I'm switching up the show this year and i'm decommissioning my 2 incandescent Mega Trees. I think the best way to sell these is probably together, so i'll start off that way and if there are no takers, i'll split the gear down. So each tree is 17' Tall. The center pole is a standard 4" PVC pipe you can get at Home Depot. (not included) Included with the tree will be the custom top bracket which is designed to fit right over the top of the PVC pipe like a coupling. It also has a mounting bracket for the star (which i will also include). Each tree is 40 bundles of 1 white, red, green and blue string of incandescent lights. (included). Wrapped around the tree in the spiral are another 20 strands of white. All lights are Walmart or similar. Prebundled 4 per bundle. All working when they came down and were boxed up. Typically you have some dead loss each year, i'd say i replace about 5-10% each year. ( i will include a spare bulb kit for all the colors so you don't have to go fumbling for the right bases. The bundles are channelized as follows: 10 white channels (so every 4 white strands are grouped together) 4 channels each of red, green, blue (so every 10 strands are bundled together) 10 white spiral channels So a total of 32 channels Included with each tree will also be (2) 16 channel controllers. CTB16PC -G3 (2 of which are less than a year old) All in enclosures, all boards soldered by LOR, but I assembled them using all LOR cables. I've also got hundreds of 6', 9' & 12' white and brown multi head extension cords which i can sell if needed (they help when connecting these suckers up) So each tree will come with (2) controllers, 180 strings of clear, red, green & blue lights (40 bundles x 4 colors, Plus 20 spiral), the top bracket, the star, and some extension cords if you want them. Hell if you want the sequences i have programmed for them i'll send them too. Basically this is good for someone who is maybe first, second, or third year, wants to add some big splash relatively cheap. Cost? So i don't know how to price used gear, but new in the box each tree costs about $1,000 ($400 for the 2 controllers, and $3*180 strings of light). I'm seeing $125 - $150 for controllers, so i'll start the bidding at $350 per tree, plus we will have to figure out shipping (i'm in Florida). All sold as is..... You can see the trees in action here Be advised: i hate the shape of the trees in this video. I'm space limited by my new front yard, so they are skinnier that i want them to be. See here for them at my old house. Same gear, different shape. Let me know if there are any takers.
  4. My advice will be controversial, but its been proven to be true.....careful what you wish for. "Masses" tend to annoy neighbors. If you live in an hoa, you could catch some hell....it happened to, in my opinion, one of the best there ever was this year. I do not allow tv crews, newspapers or any media outlets into my show. If they come, i shut the show down. This will fbe argued by some on this forum, but I just know that if the masses come, my usually tolerant neighbors will revolt and ill be shut down faster than a strip club next to a pre school. Grow your crowd organically and avoid the temptation to blow it open. Just my advice.
  5. I've done it 3 years in a row,but this is my favorite version yet. 192 Channels, 7 CCRs, (2) 20' Mega/Weber trees.... Enjoy:
  6. Awesome story man. I had a similar experience last sunday (it's my big finale show - i travel for the holidays). A 6 year old little boy came up to me after the show and handed me a hand made card and said "mr. drew - your light show is my favorite part of Christmas." to which i replied "well thanks, but what about Santa?" he thought for a split second and said "this is way more fun..."
  7. I'll snap some tonight. The wire is made into a grid. One strand down each side, one down the middle...like in the shape of an xmas tree. Then every 3 feet, there is a horizontal strand. So it's like a big semi-rigid, semi flexible structure. It moves in high wind... but it moves as one piece. Then the CCRs are very VERY delicately wire tied to each cross strand.... tied at the cut point, not at the electronic components.
  8. I used a steel wire frame. I think its 18 gauge wire .... i get it at Lowes real cheap. the problem is that naturally its really coiled and easily loses its shape. My secret is to take 2 lengths of the stuff as long as i need plus about 1 extra foot for every 10 feet. So if i need a 20 foot piece, i take (2) 22' pieces. Then tie off one end to something strong (I use the track of my garage door.) Put the other 2 ends in the end of my drill. Stand back far enough that there is no slack and use the drill to twist up the wire real good. Makes a perfectly straight, extremely strong (like 800lbs) flexible, formable, truely wonderful material to bind stuff to. I love the stuff. I use it for everything. I made the flag substructure out of it at the 4th, and the 20' spider web out of it at Halloween. Let me know if you need pics or if that description was enough.
  9. Guilty as charged on the fireworks.... here's the 4th show...fireworks toward the end. (this one was mammoth)
  10. Thanks all. Slacker, if you need more info on the dumb strips, PM me..
  11. Thanks. More than willing to share my sequences - CCR or otherwise. just PM me.
  12. Thanks - Honestly, i've gotten more compliments on those ribbons. My advice is this - they didn't give me much impact running along the roofline at Halloween. You can accomplish that much less expensively with regular RGB strip. They made a HUGE impact when matrix'd together like that. If you are going to do it, get enough to have a few next to each other...AND take the time to learn to draw on them and use superstar. In other words, don't do them half assed - you'll just waste $. THanks for the kind words...
  13. So the first song I ever did, 3 years ago, was Mariah - All I Want For Christmas (with 16 channels). I redid it for 2011. I put up a sign that said "Mariah Is Back" - the attached pic is the resulting crowd. You can't see it, but that crowd wraps all the way around the other side like 10 deep. It was nuts. The video link is below: Attached files
  14. plasma - i'm the one that did the show mixnight referenced. (flattered mix, thanks) I have a template build in my video editing software that allows me to literally drop the 3 raw clips into it, make some minor adjustments to get the overlap right, and boom it's done. if we could figure out how to get the raw video to me (and you could do it in 3 shots) i'd be happy to stitch it together for you. That area in my video is about 180' wide for comparison. PM me if you would like to chat.
  15. Best Show i've seen yet this year....Nice work man.
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