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Lights ordered, Channels set, draw in visualizer and I am broke again. Digging in wife's pocket book now and will ask for forgiveness tomorrow. LOL....

 

Haha.....

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She fixed me a cup of coffee and walked out to the shop with it. Si it was my opportunity to discuss it with her. First thing she said was HOW MUCH. I said around 500 bucks and she said that will be my birthday present. I am good to go now I hope. I did not tell her I have ordered the lights already. She will see the checking account in the morning.... LOL

 

Watching all the videos now and sequencing it up. Instead of C9's I will use pixelbulbs to give it that extra pop.

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 Instead of C9's I will use pixelbulbs to give it that extra pop.

 

The screencap I posted was from 2 seasons ago. Last year my C9's were replaced with pixabulbs.

 

I just figured it was easier to show the sequencing with the C9's

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Worked perfect for me Sir. I had pixelbulbs last year outlining the roof on top so I will flip them to the gutter this year. Roof is full this year with the matrix. Thanks again for all the help on this everyone.

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I stumbled across this effect simply by accident with my setup.  I have 3 strings of C6's and a string of icicles hanging from the same plane along the roof line.  The "jump" or drop effect is pretty dramatic and I couldn't be happier with the way it looks.

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Hey Jeff, found the thread! LOL

Here's the story I know behind the jumping icicle effect....

Bill Vaughn of collingwoodlights.com (video in first post) gets the credit from me for the jumping icicles. He is a longtime member of the forums and one of the first to pull off the effect I believe.


A few years ago in a PC LOR forum discussion John Storms of listentoourlights put together a reproduction of Bill's effect in his garage. Here's his video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAnsfDo33gw

That video is the same way Bill did it with a string of minis along the top of the icicles. I took John's timing grid and fades he used in the video and input them on my sequence. Difference is I used C9s as my top layer and put a 4" space between them and the icicles by hanging the icicles below the gutter. You can see that here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTjt_ak5xOo&feature=youtu.be&t=1h38m25s

I just compiled many other's ideas (and a few original ideas along the way). Bill Vaughn (Collingwood Lights), John Storms (Listentoourlights), Clyde Lindsey (Leechburg Lights), and Nicholas Watkins (Lights for Riley) all have parts of their sequences in mine.

If you want to download...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz_v49cLcLFYZjlNblh4ckNWTG8/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for the thread,
Victor Johnson
Lightinguppaxton.com
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OMG.. Thank You Mr.Johnson for sharing this information with us. The effect and write up is perfect and I sure hop I can make this happen at the house this year. Once again Than You.

 

Jeff

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Worked perfect for me Sir. I had pixelbulbs last year outlining the roof on top so I will flip them to the gutter this year. Roof is full this year with the matrix. Thanks again for all the help on this everyone.

Curious about your roof matrix.  Will it be laying flat on the roof or are you elevating?  I am planning mine to lay on the roof.  Have seen a couple ideas for mounting -- curious as to how you will mount to your roof.  Temporary/permanent mountings?  I'm thinking permanent snap-in clamps affixed to the roof.  Just want to make sure I don't end up with multiple leaks.  Hoping sealer in with the screws will seal everything.  But always open to other ideas.  Thanks!

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I have installed wood brackets at the ends of the peak and the same at the bottom of the roof. On the back side I installed 4 of them. I use the green clothes line wire between the peak, then one between the bottom two brackets. The four at the back will only be to hold the peak clothes line stable so it does not sag. Zero holes in the roof doing it this way. All the weight will be laying on the roof and the emt will be zip tied to the clothes line wire at the top and bottom. Hope this helps...If you need a picture just message me.

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Well now that I have seen it on several video's I will attempt to recreate the effect on my show this year. I have seen single icicles and double icicles. I will try the single first and if I don't like it I will add the second one and test it. Either way I feel sure I can pull this effect off now. If I don't get it just right I will blame Mike... Haha

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Haha Darryl.. I will blame someone just not sure till I install it and see what happens. Once Dave get the sequence on the pixel tree completed I am sure it will help me cover the mistakes I made.... LMAO

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi Jeff,

How I did mine was to add a string of C6 led lights from Lowes to the edge ot the roof shingles with the plastic clips

from Walmart. Then at the bottom of the fascia board I have my icicles mounted via  uv rated ty-wraps with eye holes

every 15". I used the coated deck screws so they never rust. This gives me about 6" of space between them.

IPhone video doesn't do it justice though...lol

 

 

https://youtu.be/EfonkF0kZAo   

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This is how I do it:

 

I have a string of M5's (9.9 Railing Minis) along my eaves and also Icicle Lights (2.5 Railing 1 Red, 2.9 Railing 2 Red, etc)

You can see how I fade each one with the attached thumbnail.

 

You can see them here:

 

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  • 7 months later...
On 6/27/2015 at 7:49 AM, Alien407 said:

Here is a link to another version of this.  Look at the roof line and you will see that there is a line of what looks like C9s and directly below them are icicle lights.  It appears to be a simple 2 channel chase.  I admit I haven't done this but it appears to be relatively simple.  Study the video to look at the roof line.

 

 

That is how he does this, C9's and icicle lights. Lighting up paxton also has a behind the seens video.

Gary

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33 minutes ago, jimswinder said:

4 sets..One set of each color, Red, Green, Blue and White

uh hum... Jim. I believe that is Red, White & Blue... then Green. :) (imagine the American flag and our soldiers please)

We're not talkin RGB stuff here. LOL

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39 minutes ago, Santas Helper said:

uh hum... Jim. I believe that is Red, White & Blue... then Green. :) (imagine the American flag and our soldiers please)

We're not talkin RGB stuff here. LOL

all my elements are Red , GREEN, Blue and White...

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