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debtoews    71

When your doing 34 houses- you gotta be organized.  Hubby made these stands out of 1 piece of 2 X @ furring strip and painted them black. 2 16 channel controllers fit on each one.  He will put a surge protector on the side. We will over with a black plastic garbage bag for rain.  Best part is the connections wont be on the ground!

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debtoews    71
13 hours ago, lightingnewb said:

Holy cow! Looks like you're almost powering your a city! Great job, thanks for sharing.

this is for 19 houses  :-)  plus we have 15 more houses so even more!  thanks

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debtoews    71
2 hours ago, Richs lightshow said:

What are the demensions for each frame

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24 inches tall by 11 inches wide.

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DisneyMatt10    33

That is seriously insane!!! (In a good way!!)

I can't wait for my house alone to require that many controllers!! ;)

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debtoews    71
On 7/3/2017 at 10:13 AM, DisneyMatt10 said:

That is seriously insane!!! (In a good way!!)

I can't wait for my house alone to require that many controllers!! ;)

That is a picture of only half of what we use.  We are close to 100 controllers!

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debtoews    71
On 7/5/2017 at 2:35 PM, Mr. P said:

How many ELLs?

50- because we have 5 different networks and need some to "jump" the data to the other streets.  We are 3 streets together for the event.

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Speedster    1
On 7/8/2017 at 8:04 PM, debtoews said:

50- because we have 5 different networks and need some to "jump" the data to the other streets.  We are 3 streets together for the event.

Wow, I wish I lived in your area so I could see the show!  

BTW, how do you get the data from one side of the street to the other side?   A really long data cable suspended high above the street?  Wireless transmitter?   This will be my first year using the LOR, and in the future I'm hoping to convince neighbors on our street to do the same thing you're doing.  Seems easy for houses on the same side of the street, but I'm not sure how to send the data across the street.

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Mr. P    302
1 hour ago, Speedster said:

Wow, I wish I lived in your area so I could see the show!  

BTW, how do you get the data from one side of the street to the other side?   A really long data cable suspended high above the street?  Wireless transmitter?   This will be my first year using the LOR, and in the future I'm hoping to convince neighbors on our street to do the same thing you're doing.  Seems easy for houses on the same side of the street, but I'm not sure how to send the data across the street.

ELL's (Easy Light Linkers).

http://store.lightorama.com/ealili.html

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debtoews    71
9 hours ago, Speedster said:

Wow, I wish I lived in your area so I could see the show!  

BTW, how do you get the data from one side of the street to the other side?   A really long data cable suspended high above the street?  Wireless transmitter?   This will be my first year using the LOR, and in the future I'm hoping to convince neighbors on our street to do the same thing you're doing.  Seems easy for houses on the same side of the street, but I'm not sure how to send the data across the street.

We use ELL's and have several networks. Trying to connect everything via Cat5 cables would be insane!

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debtoews    71
10 hours ago, Speedster said:

 in the future I'm hoping to convince neighbors on our street to do the same thing you're doing.  

Be careful what you wish for!  lol  This is an incredible amount of work that goes on almost every single day of the year.  Also, you will get to know your neighbors in ways that are good and bad.  The bad sometimes get really ugly so just a heads up.  Never ceases to amaze me how neighbors can allow you to do all the work and carry the financial burden and then have no problems just sitting back, watching yet bragging to their friends about their project.  Make sure you consider this and more before including others.  Even tho they know nothing, they can try and gain control over the project.  If you're OK with that great, then it wont be an issue for you.  Good luck!

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Speedster    1
19 hours ago, Mr. P said:

ELL's (Easy Light Linkers).

http://store.lightorama.com/ealili.html

 

10 hours ago, debtoews said:

We use ELL's and have several networks. Trying to connect everything via Cat5 cables would be insane!

Thanks, I assumed there was a better way to do this other than stringing Cat5 cables all over the street!

10 hours ago, debtoews said:

Be careful what you wish for!  lol  This is an incredible amount of work that goes on almost every single day of the year.  Also, you will get to know your neighbors in ways that are good and bad.  The bad sometimes get really ugly so just a heads up.  Never ceases to amaze me how neighbors can allow you to do all the work and carry the financial burden and then have no problems just sitting back, watching yet bragging to their friends about their project.  Make sure you consider this and more before including others.  Even tho they know nothing, they can try and gain control over the project.  If you're OK with that great, then it wont be an issue for you.  Good luck!

Great advice!  From my experience these past few years using a non-LOR setup, I know it's hard enough to find enough time to setup the lights at our own home due to a hectic work and family life, so I know it wouldn't be possible for me to do any of the setup work for the houses on our street.  It's hard enough for me to come up with the $ for my own LOR gear, so I'd have to convince all the neighbors to buy their own LOR controllers.  That would be nearly impossible, since most of the houses on our street don't even have any outdoor lights or yard decor during Christmas, so I doubt if they would be willing to make the effort to decorate like Clark Griswold and also be willing to pay for all the necessary LOR hardware if they've never done any outdoor decorating all these years.  I think my only hope would be for enough neighbors to see our LOR display this year and get "inspired" to do the same.  That might be possible with our immediate neighbors next door and directly across the street, as I've noticed that they did more decorating outdoors for Christmas 2016 after I setup a large display (non-LOR) for the first time in 2015.  But for now I guess I'll just concentrate on setting up my LOR for the first time ever, and we'll see if any neighbors get curious and want to join in on the fun next year!

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