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:rudolph:First Seasons Greeting everyone from New Zealand. A slightly different way to have Christmas is in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and having a day with sunshine and warm summery nights.

I am looking to gain all the information need to create my own summer wonderland. We use 240 volts DC in this country which may cause some problems. I would prefer to use the LED lights as well.

What do I need to create a music show with lights please. Do I need to arrange some sort of FM frequency so that other people can hear the music etc.

I am sure that thete will be a hundred and one answers to this and I would like to thanks you in advance for your help.



MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Hey Kiwi,

You will need to following:

1. Controller of some sort. I am partial to Light-O-Rama.

2. A computer to sequence songs on and the software.

3. The music.

4. Cat 5 cable or wireless adapters.

5. The USB or serial adapter.

6. Lots of extension cords.

7. Lots of lights.

8. External speakers or an FM Transmitter (not sure of the legalities of this in New Zealand) so people can hear your music.

9. A sign to tell people what frequency you are transmitting on.

10. More time than you think.

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My first suggestion would be to look thru this LOR forum you posted in. A lot of your questions will probably be answered before you even have to ask them. Then read the LOR wiki, a lot of good info.

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Kiwi Christmas wrote:

:waycool: Can someone please direct me to a place on the net where I can purchase a 20ft. Mega Tree with lights.
Thanks


There are plenty of threads about this topic over in "Lights, Lights, Lights." You might find some leads on where to purchase one over there.

Off the top of my head, I don't know where you could purchase one.
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Hello Kiwi Christmas. I am also from New Zealand. This is the first year i have done a large scale display. Were abouts are you in NZ? I am doing a computerised display next year. How many lights do you currently have? You have to have enough lights to make a computerised display worth it.

You might find some usfull info on these NZ light display sites:

http://www.suffolkstreetlights.tk - my site

http://www.christmasdisplays.co.nz

http://kamahilights.atspace.com/ - this person does a computerised display so you could email him if you have any questions.

Other usefull sites:

http://www.christmasdisplays.net - info on christmas light projects such as mega tree etc

http://groups.google.co.nz/group/Aussie-LOR-Users

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I would think the worst part of Christmas Lighting at the bottom of the world would be the TIME. It gets dark where I'm at around 1830. Farther north (I know there are a lot of Washington and Minnesota state people) it probably gets dark by 1700.

So, when can you run your show in NZ and AUS? After 2100? or later?

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JonB256 wrote:

I would think the worst part of Christmas Lighting at the bottom of the world would be the TIME. It gets dark where I'm at around 1830. Farther north (I know there are a lot of Washington and Minnesota state people) it probably gets dark by 1700.

So, when can you run your show in NZ and AUS? After 2100? or later?


Well as you have guessed we are in summer for Christmas and it doesn't really get completing dark till about 9.30-10pm, which is nice but plays havic with Christmas lights.

But who cares we are all on holiday and so we can sleep in the following day, provided you don't have children that is.
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When i first started runing my lights in late november i had them on at 8.30 but it was still a bit light and as it got closer to christmas it was staying lighter later and later so for the last wek of December i had them come on at 9.30 but its not fully dark untill 10pm

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