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Save the Date…


Are you ready to see some good friends, meet new friends, enjoy a day with fellow decorators and learn something too?


If you answered yes to any of those items, then mark May 16th, 2015 on your calendars, for the Light-Up-Ohio Event!


We want to hear from you! Are you planning on attending? Do you have questions? We’re here to help!


We’re looking forward to a great day!


Additional information will be posted soon, so check back often…

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Would love to attend especially if it's northern Ohio (coming from mid Michigan!

Actually the event location is on the north side of Columbus. The address is 1069 W. Main St. Columbus, OH 43081. You can google it and get your directions/travel time.

Hope to see you there!

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The agenda, the topics for discussion and presentations are coming together very well. We have a very informative group of speakers who have kindly agreed to share their wisdom & a little humor with the decorating community. 


Most of you are probably familiar with TBDBITL, The Ohio State University Marching Band, known as The Best Damn Band in the Land; well Light Up Ohio is pleased to announce that TBDTITL, The Best Damn Transmitter in the Land will be present.  That's right there will be a discussion about FM transmitters and that whole facet of our hobby.  David Jones, DIY expert, will have several examples of transmitters on display as part of the talk. Both pre-packaged and DIY builds from kits.  If you are planning to attend, and have an FM transmit rig (transmitter and/or antenna) you'd like to showoff, please let us know so it can include it in the extravaganza. 

And, for those of you that have seen David speak at prior events, you already know that he'll be giving away a surprise 'something' to a lucky attendee!


This session promises to be fascinating and informative.


Check back frequently for updates as additional presentations will be announced.


Registration is open, so sign-up now.  Occupancy of the lodge is limited and the marshals do enforce it.  You won't want to miss out on LUO 2015

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For those of you that don't know about WowLights, feel free to check out their FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Light-Up-Ohio/442437125883805#!/WowLights?fref=ts or their website www.wowlights.com
If you're already familiar with WowLights, then you will be as happy as we are here at LUO - One lucky door prize winner is going to receive a Deluxe Layout WowLights Christmas Sequences - which includes 16-128 outputs, RGB timing with House CCB, RGB Mini Trees, RGB FLoods, RGB strips/nodes and CCP Mega Tree timing.
Sound like something you'd like to have a chance of winning? Then you need to register & attend Light-Up-Ohio...


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I might be able to atend. Do you have any info/links to any hotels in the area that people are using?

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I might be able to atend. Do you have any info/links to any hotels in the area that people are using?


Lots of options for hotels nearby, from a very nice Hilton to economy lodging.  Search for hotels in, around zip code 43240, you'll find quite a variety to pick from.


Hope you decide to attend. 


The best thing about Light Up Ohio is the people you meet there. They're a fantastic group of folks.

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Light-Up-Ohio Meet-n-Greet

Yes, we are having it this year! It was lots of fun meeting new people & catching up with old friends and we want to do that again this year!! We will be hosting the M-n-G at the same place as last year, so come join us...

May 15th, 2015 @ 6pm

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
1481 Polaris Pkwy
Columbus, OH 43240

If you are planning on attending, please let us know as we need to inform the restaurant how many guests to expect.

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Session Update: XLights/Nutcracker 4.0


Have you heard that XLights/Nutcracker will be releasing 4.0? One of LUO's own, Richard Renn, is currently testing and learning 4.0 and will discuss the many new features that come along with it and some new things that may come out this year.  Some of the new features at this time, you can create your own timing marks just like we do in Audacity no need to import unless you want to; you can have multiple effect layers on a model converting your existing XML files to the new fseq, converting LOR data to 4.0 and how to use the channel off set to line up your models.  Right now there are releases almost daily.


Sure you can spend hours on our own learning how the new 4.0 works, but why use your valuable time when you can attend Light Up Ohio and learn it there, saving you countless hours.


Seating and attendance is limited so sign up now:


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Session Update: Are you thinking about adding pixels to your display or know just enough to get into trouble? Attend Light Up Ohio and get a good handle on pixels with two more outstanding sessions planned.


Pixels 101 - A basic primer for anyone wanting to get involved into pixels but not sure where to start.  This session will start by giving a general overview  of what pixels are, the different types, the hardware required to use them, along with the different sequencer options.


Pixels 201 - A slight more advance discussion of pixels and design considerations - Architectures of different types of systems will be discussed, along with the protocols.  Performance differences of different types of pixels will be considered, along with costs of each types of system.  Topics like power injection, and 5v vs. 12v will be considered.


Remember: Seating and attendance is limited so sign up now, here: http://lightupohio.whindo.com



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Are we having the White Elephant Gift Exchange? Yes we are!

If you would like to participate, please bring a "wrapped" Christmas related item with you to the event. It can be something from your own collection or you can purchase something. If you choose to purchase something, you can spend as much as you would like, but the general rule-of-thumb is to keep it under $20.

It's a lot of fun and you never know what you might get!!

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New Session update:


DMX and E1.31 Fundamentals


This session will focus on an Understanding what DMX and E1.31 are and how to use and set them up for your display.  It’ll will cover using an Enttec Open and Enttec Pro USB to DMX dongle for a basic 1 universe setup and E1.31 for multiple universes. Pros and Cons between both technologies and things to watch out for.  It will demonstrate a few DMX and E1.31 controllers that are used in a display.


Remember: Seating and attendance is limited so sign up now, here: http://lightupohio.whindo.com



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The Light Up Ohio Event is just one month away... are we getting excited yet!!! We have a great event lined up that you won't want to miss, so if you're planning on attending but haven't registered yet, we still have seating available. Don't wait to long though as they will fill up fast!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Go to www.lightupohio.whindo.com for registration and you will also be able to the Agenda as well as our sponsors!

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Good Afternoon Everyone!


The Light Up Ohio Event will be here before you know it! Our presentations will cover FM Transmitters, Pixels, DMX, E1.31 & XLights/Nutcracker... not to mention, being able to talk face-to-face with people about anything and everything related to this wonderful hobby!


If you would like to attend but haven't registered yet, we encourage you to get your registration in soon, before it's too late! www.lightupohio.whindo.com


Our Meet-n-Greet is Friday May 15th @ 6pm - Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. This is always a fun time to catch up with old friends and meet new people while enjoying some good food! Even if you can't make it to the LUO event, you are more then welcome to join us at the Meet-n-Greet!


Also, we will be having the White Elephant Gift Exchange! If you have participated in them before, you know they are lots of fun! So, if you are attending LUO and would like to participate, all you need to do is bring a "wrapped" gift with you to the event. It can be an item from your own collection or a purchased item. If you're going to buy something, you can spend as much as you like, but the general rule-of-thumb is no more then $20.


We have a exciting day planned and we are looking forward to seeing everyone!

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3 Weeks... Light Up Ohio is just 3 weeks away from today!


Have you registered yet?


Are you still on the fence about attending?


If so, we encourage you to make your decision soon!


We still have some seats available, but they won't last long... go to www.lightupohio.whindo.com to get yours before they are all gone!!

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Light Up Ohio is 2 weeks away!


Are you planning on attending?


Are you registered yet?


Whether you're new to the hobby or a seasoned veteran or anywhere in between, you're sure to meet a lot of talented people who can answer your questions.


So what are you waiting for, get your registration in, before it's to late!


Hope to see everyone there!



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Light Up Ohio is exactly 1 week from today!!


Are we getting excited yet? We have a great day planned, so if you're coming to our event but haven't registered yet.. the clock is ticking, better get your registration in, or risk losing out!!!


Our Meet-n-Greet is this coming Friday, May 15h @ 6PM, at the Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill restaurant. This is always a good time & good food! If you plan to attend (but didn't tell us), we need to know ASAP!! We have to inform the restaurant of how many guests to expect.


We will be having the Swap Meet throughout the day of LUO, so if you have something you'd like to sell, by all means, bring it along.


We are having the White Elephant Gift Exchange, which is lots of fun! If you'd like to participate, just bring a "wrapped" gift with you to the event. It can be something from your own collection or a purchased item.. the choice is yours!!


It's going to be a great day and we hope to see all of you there!!!



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