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2015.....What will you change?


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Now that 2014 show is, (started, ready to go, starting soon, #*$&!, chose yours), what will you change or add for 2015?

I'm going to change my windows to 3 colors instead of multi-color, add channels to my mega tree and possibly change my blue arches out for white ones. 

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I'm TRYING to add RGB this year.  But it may most likely be for next year.  Still ironing out the bugs on the mega tree.  But next year comes the RGB mini trees, the RGB arches, the RGB snow flakes, the RGB candy canes.... trying to add at least one RGB item of each thing I am making to the display.   For R&D of course :D I'll still leave all the rest of the LED's and even some incans.  For light counts, cause somewhere that's still important right?

 

There are also other things coming no one knows about... :ph34r:

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I must be in the minority here.  Even though I seem to add new features each year, I have found myself eliminating channels and lights each year rather than adding them.  Even though I added the two mega pixel trees and a couple new items this year, I still reduced my channel count by two controllers and over 2000 lights. Part of it is probably that I am at just about 100% led which reduces the number of required channels for amperage.  Plus, as the display matures, I have found ways to eliminate channels and extension cords.  As an example, my wife paints all the cutouts which need to be illuminated.  I have always used separate channels for each scene, however, we leave that illumination on all of the time now, the same with the lights along the walking pathway.  Next year, I am going to either put them all on one or two channels or may even just use a timer to turn them on.  Doing this will eliminate at least 50 channels and make wiring of the display as well as sequencing much simpler.  Must be that old age thing and losing some of the mobility of my younger years. :P

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This is my 1st year RGB and I'm sure I'll add some more next year.  I also can't seem to shake my fascination with candy cane spinners, so they will be joining the show as well.

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Hopefully changing how early I start set-up next year. I still have a lot to do today.....
I'd like to add some RGB props, just not 100% sure which one, what style etc. Most likely will change out my Mega Tree as it's probably my weakest prop. Since I'm not sure about RGB, I'm ordering HolidayCoro's RGB starter kit to play around with. We'll see how it goes. Looks like a pretty cool way to learn basics. Try it before you buy it...

http://www.holidaycoro.com/RGB-DMX-DIY-Sample-Packages-s/1884.htm

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Hopefully changing how early I start set-up next year. I still have a lot to do today.....

I'd like to add some RGB props, just not 100% sure which one, what style etc. Most likely will change out my Mega Tree as it's probably my weakest prop. Since I'm not sure about RGB, I'm ordering HolidayCoro's RGB starter kit to play around with. We'll see how it goes. Looks like a pretty cool way to learn basics. Try it before you buy it...

http://www.holidaycoro.com/RGB-DMX-DIY-Sample-Packages-s/1884.htm

First year RGB for me and will glowingly recommend the HC mega tree.  I'm all in at about $1500 for the pre-assembled 16 strip kit, 3 purchased sequences from HolidaySequences.com, 320' of EMT conduit, EMT compression connectors, about 500 4" zip ties, lumber, taxes, and shipping.

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First year RGB for me and will glowingly recommend the HC mega tree.  I'm all in at about $1500 for the pre-assembled 16 strip kit, 3 purchased sequences from HolidaySequences.com, 320' of EMT conduit, EMT compression connectors, about 500 4" zip ties, lumber, taxes, and shipping.

Great to know.

Thanks.

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Move to a place where it doesn't snow & get these -30+ temperatures. :rolleyes: (I wish)

 

I hope to continue buying RGB Devises. Make more RGB "Potted Christmas Urn Mini Bushes". The four "Mini Bushes" are replacing my mini trees & the "Mini Bushes" look real. I want to make 4 more Light-O-Rama Cosmic Colour Pixel arches out of 1 ccp controller with two strings to have 8 arches with 8 "Mini Bushes". The bushes are in the centre of the arch but forward about 12"..... both the arches & the Mini Bushes are on 10" lift kits for the purpose of snow (which has now just about covered the whole bush). This makes the yard look good day or night along with a few blowmoulds, wood cutouts, & 2 Bears inside a cave.

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I am going to change out all my RGB dumb strips to dumb Pixels on the house. The strips are way to bright and even when I lower the intenisty there is not much change. Oh and probably adding another CMB24 controller.

I am thinking of doing the opposite. Take down my Led Smart Pixels & go with the RGB Dumb Strips.  The Smart pixels are bright too just spaced apart compared to strips & hence look less intense, On the other hand all I need is one more Lor Smart Pixel Controller W/2 strings & the house out line will be done in Smart Pixels for 2015.

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I'm trying to come up with a way to build a " light string wall ". And get the neighbors involved

Don't forget you might want to move from Fort Mac to say Leduc & stop paying higher mortgage rates & that way you will have more money for Light-O-Rama stuff. :)

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  :D I'll still leave all the rest of the LED's and even some incans.  For light counts, cause somewhere that's still important right?

 

There are also other things coming no one knows about... :ph34r:

This year as far as it goes for me less is more. :)

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First year RGB for me and will glowingly recommend the HC mega tree.  

 

3rd year for me, 1st year with the HC mega tree kit.  The feedback from my most valued critics (my 22 year old daughter + 5 year old neighbor) was I've outdone myself this year.  

 

I will say I was very intimidated at set up time raising and stabilizing a 17' structure + 2' star and considered literally backing out at the last minute even after all the $ and time investment.

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this year i added 4 7ch arches and 2 spiral trees that are 16ch single color...

next year i plan to change my 9 mini trees from single color to 3 or 4 color and maybe add 7 more to be an even 16ch per color

i want to make the spiral trees 3 colors

add more strobes

4 outward facing flood lights

hopefully covering my roof with thousands and thousands of 50ct leds in 3 colors 

rgb flood light pack from lor

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