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1. What kind of trees do you have in the center and where did you get them? (The 9 up front)

I bought those at Home Depot after Christmas in 2005 for 75% off so I got a really good deal on them. Each one has 1000 lights (pulling 3.3 amps each) on them. They are made of metal and really easy to set up and hardly take up any space to store. As you can tell by the video, I used floods to light them up red and green but this next year I plan on adding wrapping them in Red and Green lights. I already have a bunch of Red lights with White wire but still need to buy Green lights with White wire.

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2. How do you string your mega tree? Do you run a string of red up to the top then down the back, then a string of green up and down the back, etc, etc. When you have all your strings up how do you organize them into the channels to make the effects? I have never done a mega tree before!

I used 100ct Mini Lights and each one only went up to the top (and not back down). The tree was about 20 Feet high. I spaced each string a few inches apart (as you can see in the photo below.)

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I only had 16 Channels total for my megatree so had to get creative on how to hook them up. I used 8 Channels for White and 4 or Red and 4 for Green. There was a total of 96 Strings or 32 Strings per Color.

For white I had 4 strings on one channel. Each Channel had 2 Strings on one side and another two on the exact opposite It was Controlled sort of like a Minus Sign (-). For Red and Green I had 8 Strings on each Channel. Every 90 Degrees I had 2 sets of strings hooked up for a total of 8 Strings hooked up sort of like a Plus Sign (+).

This allowed me to still do spins on few few Channels. This next year though I plan on having at least 8 Channels per Color on my Mega Tree so Each color will be controlled the same as I did as the White Color on last years megatree.

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3. When you put lights up on your roof, what kind of lights? Do you have the entire house strung with red lights, then the entire house strung with green lights etc. What would you suggest is the best light and way to sring them up and around my roof?

I used C9 Lights. I bought a Long 1000' spool from Action Lighting and cut them to the length that I need. I was able to use the built in Clip. Each socket was spaced 12" from each other and then I spaced each color 3" from each other.

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richard, i downloaded these files to MY DOC, VIDEOS. i can open the songs to play but i cannot open the lor files. i've tried to open with other programs but i think the .lms is the problem. how can i see the lor files? thanks Dino

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Dino wrote:

richard, i downloaded these files to MY DOC, VIDEOS. i can open the songs to play but i cannot open the lor files. i've tried to open with other programs but i think the .lms is the problem. how can i see the lor files? thanks Dino

Dino,

You need to open the LMS file in the LOR Sequence Editor. If you do not have a version of the LOR Sequence Editor, then you can download the Demo version from the LOR web site.

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i need more help Don, when i downloaded his files, i sent them to MT DOC,VIDEO.

i have the lor sequence editor 1.6.1, then i went to File then Open, at the Look In: i put My Doc then hit the Video , but i dont see any files in there. But when i get out and go to my doc and hit video, i see his files. am i downloading to right place or what am i doing wrong? thanks

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Dino wrote:

i need more help Don, when i downloaded his files, i sent them to MT DOC,VIDEO.

i have the lor sequence editor 1.6.1, then i went to File then Open, at the Look In: i put My Doc then hit the Video , but i dont see any files in there. But when i get out and go to my doc and hit video, i see his files. am i downloading to right place or what am i doing wrong? thanks

Don't put them in "My Documents"

1) Download ZIP.
2) Unzip file to a temp directory.
3) Save LMS files to "(Your LOR Directory)/sequences"
4) Save the audio files to "(Your LOR Directory)/audio"

Open the sequence editor; "File -> Open" and select your sequence.

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We are starting to do our first sequencing and have downloaded your sequences (thanks for the headstart!). We are using LOR controllers and have identified the channels for the specific lights. We made one animated sequence and now need to know how to put the channel configurations and the animation into other songs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Gerald & Rosemary Corey

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Hello Gerald and/or Rosemary,

First I would like to ask if you would please fill out your profile with at least a location (city & state). It helps us to better serve you in the area you might be living in.

On your sequence, the one you have created, go up to "edit", and "export channel configuration". This will allow you to label it what you want and save it where ever you want. When you create a new sequence, go back up to "edit" and "import channel configuration" and go to the file you saved it in. It's that simple.

Now if you plan to use the same timing for all your songs and same configuration, then just open the original sequence, save it as a new name, change the total time to the new song, import the new audio and clear out the total sequence. You'll still have your original channel config and won't have to hassle with going thru all the stuff when creating a new sequence, like how many channels, use mouse or tapper and so on. That's how I do it but either way will work just fine.

Edit: a channel config extension/file is .lcc - a musical sequence extension/file is .lms - and a animation sequence extension/file is .las - then there is an associated file extension/file for each sequence and it is .bak - these will be the different extensions/files you see at the end of a sequence/file in your LOR folders. So if you save you channel config to lets say, "christmas show", the file will actually be labeled "chistmas show.lcc".

Hope this helps,

Tom

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Thanks for the advice! We were able to import the animation & channels! Hurray! Now comes the hard work.

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About the LED Flood Lights, your opinion on them would be to avoid them because of the water issues or do you think a zip bag over them would help that? I wanted to get some for next year but am not sure now if they are going to be something that will be more trouble then I'll need at that time of year.



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About the LED Flood Lights, your opinion on them would be to avoid them because of the water issues or do you think a zip bag over them would help that? I wanted to get some for next year but am not sure now if they are going to be something that will be more trouble then I'll need at that time of year.



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My biggest complaint was that they could not be dimmed. I am not sure what I am going to do for this year. If LOR comes out with a DC board, I might go that way.

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You can definately cover them with zip locks bags. I did that this past year and it kept them nice and dry. They don't build up enough heat even here in Florida to melt the bags so that shouldn't be an issue for you.

FYI, I didn't find the inability to dim them to be that great of a hinderence. Check out some of the videos on our web site and see if it's very noticable to you. The front of the house was washed in LED floods. I wasn't however using 48 of them. I only used 6 blues and 6 greens so it wasn't a dominant piece of my display. I plan to add 6 reds to the mix this year. I can see where Richard would have a great need to be able to dim them since he used so many of them.

Richard, if you plan on parting with any of the ones that you have, let me know.

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