Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums
gc75067

2018 All Lights On

Recommended Posts

Took this last night as it was getting dark but you cannot see all of the colors.  Will take another this evening before it gets dark and you can see things better.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 All Lights On-2.JPG

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, that marty fan you have in your driveway looks huge (and very cool!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great even though it isn't dark yet.  Would love to see a closeup of that big Marty fan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Assume your little arches are "leaping Arches" If so may i ask how many channels???

Love it!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will get more pics soon. Been crazy at work.

Fan is big and is two pieces. Has 16 channels.

Arches are leaping. There are 4 sections in each arch but I have 6 channels on each. Red and green are doubled up and white is on their own. Allows me to bounce green and white, red and white, or red, white, green, white.

One of the spiral trees is red/white and one is green/white.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh my GAWD! Even better with the video. I absolutely love the way it looks like your arches are sneaking across the path and driveway!!! 4 Channels you say hey. Hmmmm You are giving me ideas to bring arches back into my display next year! I had to take mine apart as 2 were wrecked by fire but, this gives me ideas!!!! Thanks for the ideas and information on your display!!!

Absolutely Love your display!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic!  The Marty fan reminds me of a peacock lol.  Love the leaping arches.  Everything looks great in action!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the comments. I will get the exact measurements on the fan.  my wife took this video and then added the music to it.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool!  How did you build your spiral trees?  They look so much "fuller" than any that I've seen.  Nice job!

 

Carl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Soupy8728 said:

Cool!  How did you build your spiral trees?  They look so much "fuller" than any that I've seen.  Nice job!

 

Carl

They are not very tall so that helps.  What probably makes the most difference is how I have the lights. we use 200 lights per channel but rather than end to end we run them parallel, slightly offset so the lights do not line up exactly, to each other and tie wrap them together.  We run 16 of these on each tree so 3200 lights per tree.

 

Edited by gc75067

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, gc75067 said:

They are not very tall so that helps.  What probably makes the most difference is how I have the lights. we use 200 lights per channel but rather than end to end we run them parallel, slightly offset so the lights do not line up exactly, to each other and tie wrap them together.  We run 16 of these on each tree so 3200 lights per tree.

 

So the trees are three dimensional, not just a flat 2D tree from what I can tell?.  Did you wrap the lights from top to bottom in a spiral method?  That seems to be what I've been able to find on the internet.  Excuse my newbie-ness....I just like to ask questions when I see something wonderfully done.  Appreciate your time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Soupy8728 said:

So the trees are three dimensional, not just a flat 2D tree from what I can tell?.  Did you wrap the lights from top to bottom in a spiral method?  That seems to be what I've been able to find on the internet.  Excuse my newbie-ness....I just like to ask questions when I see something wonderfully done.  Appreciate your time.

Correct. I build a frame and then spiral wrap the trees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, gc75067 said:

Correct. I build a frame and then spiral wrap the trees.

So your light strands of 200 (ran parallel so I'm guessing 100 per strand) are slightly off set (same color lights per channel?) and then ran from the top to the ground as one "channel"?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Soupy8728 said:

So your light strands of 200 (ran parallel so I'm guessing 100 per strand) are slightly off set (same color lights per channel?) and then ran from the top to the ground as one "channel"?

correct.  one tree is green/white and the other is red white.  example - channel=1 200 green, channel 2=200 white and so on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, gc75067 said:

correct.  one tree is green/white and the other is red white.  example - channel=1 200 green, channel 2=200 white and so on.

Very cool.  Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×