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 I will be adding new for this year....

4 Arches

2 CandyCane Spinners

And going from a 16ft Mega Tree to a 26ft Mega Tree.    

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 I am adding

 

Sandevices E682

 

1- rgb bethlehem star

1- rgb firestick

2 -rgb archs

2 -rgb candy canes (holiday coro)

2 - additional CTB16 for total 96 channels

2 color grid on yard

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the plan is to add:

 

2 - mini-mega trees. one spiral, one non

6-10 - mini-trees

1 Marty Fan

70+ strobes

3d star

additional lights to complete roof outline

 

 

this is our first year with LOR equipment so that is whats making it look like ours is growing so much

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Building a second burst, white only.

upgrading the rgb lighting on my four flowerbeds.

new lighting for garage.

100w led for my large maple tree.

rgb landscape lighting

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6 controllers, 8 CCRs, upgrade on mega tree and complete transition from 50/50 led/in cans to all led.

Expensive year.

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  • RGB strings on the 8 vertical elements on the front of the house.

Blue icicles to augment the white icicles on  the roofline.

This year the penguins will SING!

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This will be my first year with LOR, very excited.  Going with 96 channels, 4 controllers and 2 DC controllers. 

 

RGB strip lights on the roof line.

 

From a 16ft to 25ft mega tree with 34" Star, homemade may I add.

 

Triple the lights, since each tree and object will now have red, green and white on them. Haven't added them up yet.

 

Every year I outline a picture on the roof with lights.  I live on a corner and the entire side roof (50' x 24') faces the street and is perfect for this since there are no vents or other obstacles sticking through. I've made a snowman, a fireplace with stockings next to a Christmas tree, Santa upside down a ski slope and more.  Not 100% decided yet for this year.

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To the lightshow, I'm only adding a CCR.  To the other parts of the display, I'm adding a new improved donation box, Grinch character cutouts, Flying sleigh and reindeer suspended 12 feet over the backyard.  Also sprucing up the ol carousel with a fresh coat or three of paint.

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Added four 27 ch RGB controllers for all the lights on the house and yard. One smart strip around the UFO.

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Sandevice E682

1-16 leg 50 pixel/leg tree

Taking 25ft mega tree into two 12ft mega tree

1 more controller for 4-4channel fire sticks

10 snowflakes

A new turning ferris wheel

Oh yes, whole new location.

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The plans are to add:

  • My New Years Eve Ball with 1500 RGB pixels (if I can figure out where in the display to make it work)
  • 120 RGB WS2812B icicles for a total of 1200 pixels.
  • 12' fire sticks
  • Remove incans and replace with LEDs in my nine 35' high redwood trees.
  • Lots of strobes
  • pixel tree.
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Done- Outlined the house with 600 Pixels of CCPs- crying as I tore out 1000's of feet of wire from my old system which 5 years ago seemed so top notch- 56 channels hard wired into the soffits allowed me to plug in the old LED strings without any cords.

             Made new RGB stars on my small trees.            

 

To do- Remake small trees out of dumb RGB strips

            Rewire all candy canes with RGB dumb strips

 

Steve

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EVERYTHING!    HA HA HA HA HA   

 

Newbie Family in town!    Had to start over from scratch as we start up our family display after an extended stay overseas courtesy of Uncle Sam.   All new to animated displays.

 

Dabbling in new AC controllers, all new programing, E1.31 controller, smart and dumb pixels, and all new props for both Halloween and Christmas.   

 

You know where all our free time went this year!

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I'm new to animated displays this year too, so it's all new for me as well.

 

I going with 48 channels

 

4 - 4 color mini trees (red, green, blue, clear)

12 ft mega tree/spiral tree

icicle and rope lights outlining the roof

wire frame nativity scene

group of 6 giant candy canes

some random net lights for color and balance

6 mini spiral trees

3 - flood lights for wall wash color (red and green)

4 - 6 ft stick trees

 

Oh yeah...and I'm adding a ton of SPT cord!!

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Has anyone noticed that it's cheaper to buy ready made extension cords at Walmart than buy the raw parts?   

 

One of the most common prices for SP-2 on-line and at the box home improvement stores is about .40/ft.  They will sometimes discount to about .32/ft if you buy the whole 250' spool but even then, by the time you add in about $1.80 for the male plug, $3.40 for the female plug and you end up paying about $10 ea and whatever your time is worth, for a 15' cord    OR     You can buy the whole thing (16/2 SP-2) premade and molded for better water resistance for $2.57 ea  Oh, and no shipping cost either.     I've been buying them by the case.     

 

I hope I'm not goofing up their sales projections and they wind up with a warehouse full of cords wondering what happened.      :)

 

Inexpensive cords means I can add more to our 2013 display!

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Has anyone noticed that it's cheaper to buy ready made extension cords at Walmart than buy the raw parts?   

 

One of the most common prices for SP-2 on-line and at the box home improvement stores is about .40/ft.  They will sometimes discount to about .32/ft if you buy the whole 250' spool but even then, by the time you add in about $1.80 for the male plug, $3.40 for the female plug and you end up paying about $10 ea and whatever your time is worth, for a 15' cord    OR     You can buy the whole thing (16/2 SP-2) premade and molded for better water resistance for $2.57 ea  Oh, and no shipping cost either.     I've been buying them by the case.     

 

I hope I'm not goofing up their sales projections and they wind up with a warehouse full of cords wondering what happened.      :)

 

Inexpensive cords means I can add more to our 2013 display!

uumm... I paid about 10 cents a foot for the SP wire and then about 19 cents for each end.. so a 15' cord costs a bit less then $2..  but I have to make them up.   The reason I make my own now is because I can do custom lengths and SP.....

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You have to buy the vampire plugs online in bulk to really make it cost effective.

 

........and now, unhijacking the thread.........
 

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Has anyone noticed that it's cheaper to buy ready made extension cords at Walmart than buy the raw parts?   

 

One of the most common prices for SP-2 on-line and at the box home improvement stores is about .40/ft.  They will sometimes discount to about .32/ft if you buy the whole 250' spool but even then, by the time you add in about $1.80 for the male plug, $3.40 for the female plug and you end up paying about $10 ea and whatever your time is worth, for a 15' cord    OR     You can buy the whole thing (16/2 SP-2) premade and molded for better water resistance for $2.57 ea  Oh, and no shipping cost either.     I've been buying them by the case.     

 

I hope I'm not goofing up their sales projections and they wind up with a warehouse full of cords wondering what happened.      :)

 

Inexpensive cords means I can add more to our 2013 display!

First of all Thank You for your Service.

As plasmadrive said there are cheaper solutions. Look around on this site and you will find them. Vampire plugs will be your friend.

There is also a very helpful user community in the Indy area that are able to help answer questions.

Welcome back to the Addiction

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