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Are you ready for Light-Up-Ohio 2016???


We are excited to announce that our event for this year is May 13-14, 2016 at the...

Spring Hollow Lodge

1069 W. Main St.

Westerville, OH 43081


If you're ready to catch up with old friends & meet new people, enjoy a day of fun, good food & learn something as well,

then you need to mark your calendars and plan on attending!!


Interested in Nutcracker?...there might be an intense session in the works!


Do you have questions? We're here to help!


We are looking forward to a great day!!


Additional info will posted as it becomes available, so stay tuned...

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Good Afternoon!
We are planning an intense Nutcracker Session on Friday afternoon May 13th, that’s the Friday before Light Up Ohio, which is on the 14th. If you are interested in attending, do let us know as we are in the process of locating a facility and knowing roughly how many people to expect will be a big help!
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It's finally coming together.  The 10th Annual Light Up Ohio is well on it's way to be the biggest and best ever. 

We have just secured a venue to have our first ever, all day Education session on Friday May 13th  from 11am to 5pm.  We are excited to have Richard Renn teaching us the ins and outs of Xlights/Nutcracker, in an exciting presentation.  Bring your laptops because Richard will take us through, start to finish, setting up our own sequence in this exciting, ever changing, software. You will walk away with your very own sequence, that you created, and the knowledge to take your display to a higher level. 

Of course, this is just the beginning.  In the next couple of weeks, we will be announcing lots of events that will be going on at Light Up Ohio 2016.  Registration will be opening up this weekend, so watch for the announcement.  We hope to see you at Light Up Ohio 2016, May 13-14 in Westerville, Ohio. 

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Good Morning!
We are happy to announce that registration for Light Up Ohio 2016 is now Open!! Click here
We still have some updates that will be added/posted as soon as they become available, but in the mean time, if you’re planning on attending our event, why not go ahead and get your tickets now!
We have a fun & educational day planned and look forward to seeing everyone there!
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Tickets purchased :) Is there still going to be a meet and greet like last year? Can't make the classes as I have to work :(



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5 hours ago, Gary Levelius said:

Tickets purchased :) Is there still going to be a meet and greet like last year? Can't make the classes as I have to work :(



Yes, it's going to be at Smokey Bones, same place as last year. 1481 Polaris Pkwy Columbus, OH. The info is also on the ticket website :)

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I'm not sure about you, but for me, part of the thrill of doing what we do is the satisfaction I get out of the DIY side of this hobby.  It relaxes me, it's a jolt of pride when I can bring my projects to life, and they "Make Memories" for so many people.

We are very proud to Welcome one of the true Guru's of the DIY world, David Jones, to Light Up Ohio 2016.  David has shared his wealth of knowledge to the Holiday Lighting world for several years, and he has brought some of that knowledge to Light Up Ohio in the past. For Light Up Ohio 2016, David will show us "How to run our displays with $2 worth of WIFI technology without a Pixel Controller".  Now, who wouldn't want to save a little money?

Come to Light Up Ohio 2016 on May 13-14, and meet David and lots of other Holiday lighting enthusiasts. We will be sharing ideas and having lots of fun.  Registration is open now!!!!  http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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     Everybody is different in the type of Holiday Display they prefer. There are Pixel Displays, Static Displays, Traditional Display, Elegant Display, RGB Displays, etc.  What type do you like?  We plan to talk about all of them at Light Up Ohio 2016. 

     One of the Holiday Displays that I have always liked is done by Jeff Phillips. To me, it is not the number of lights you have, but how you organize them.  One of the most  beautiful and organized displays I have ever seen, is Jeff's. Just by looking at it, you can tell he has spent a lot of time in planning, and his organization skills are second to none. Jeff will be doing a presentation at Light Up Ohio 2016, taking us from start to finish, and showing us how he plans and creates this beautiful display. 

     Come to Light Up Ohio on May 13-14 and meet Jeff, plus lots of other Lighting Enthusiasts.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!!!!

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Light Up Ohio is proud to Welcome Rob Mudryk to our 2016 event.  Rob will be talking about implementing Laser/Graphic Effects into your display.  He has been doing Laser Shows since the 1990's, including Roger Waters' Dark Side of the Moon Tour.  He also works on the Crew that does the Cleveland Indians Fireworks.  Rob is a Licensed Flame & Pyrotechnician  in Ohio.  He was recently in Vegas fixing the Lasers for the show "Rock Vault" at the Tropicana.  Rob has heard of Light Up Ohio's excellent reputation of always having talented attendees, along with his electrician, hoping some of us could help him with the logistics of controlling over 1 mile of Store Front Lights. 

Please join us at Light Up Ohio 2016, to meet Rob and his electrician, along with many other Lighting Enthusiasts.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!!  May 13-14.  Visit Facebook:  Light Up Ohio, or LUO Cafe. 

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We are very Happy to Welcome Creative Displays as one of the Sponsors of Light Up Ohio 2016. Paul Sessel has been sponsoring our event for the past 10 years, and has been offering quality lighting products, and fantastic prices, since 1959. Creative Displays has furnished some fantastic Door Prizes for us to give away, and will offer Exclusive Discounts for our event.
Join us in Westerville on May 13-14 for a fun-filled, educational, couple of days. Registration is open now!!!
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We are happy to Welcome Ed Brady to Light Up Ohio 2016.  Ed will be doing a presentation about using P10 panels in your Holiday Display.  Ed will show you, step by step, how to wire and setup P10 panels to take your Holiday Display to the next level.  Interested in making a Large Roof Matrix??  Ed can show you how.

Whether you are new to holiday lighting, or a seasoned veteran, we will have something for you at Light Up Ohio 2016.  Join us on May 13-14 in Westerville, Ohio. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!!!!


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Light Up Ohio 2016 is just around the corner. Richard Renn will be having an all afternoon Xlights breakout session on that Friday May 13th.  The address for this session is:


Worthington Northwest Library

2280 Hard Road

Columbus, OH  43235


Be sure to Register for Light Up Ohio 2016 now to reserve your spot.  Registration is OPEN at:  http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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Light Up Ohio 2016 would like to "Welcome" Boscoyo Studios as a sponsor to our event.  Boscoyo Studios has everything you need to mount, and display, all of your Pixels and P10 panels.  They also have a lot of unique props, you can simply add your Pixels to, and some of them are already mapped out for you in Xlights.  A great vendor with great products.

All attendees at Light Up Ohio 2016 will receive a " Special Code", for 15% off anything in their store. This "Code" will be good from May 13th - May 22nd.  They have also sent lots of very nice door prizes. 

Registration is OPEN NOW!!!  http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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Want to take your display to the next level??  TheDementedElf will be sponsoring Light Up Ohio 2016 again this year.  Kevin Dunn has done voice-overs for numerous displays, my own included. Kevin will customize a professional voice-over, specifically for your display, that will literally set it apart from any other display in your area.  Check it out at www.thedementedelf.com.  Kevin will be giving away a FREE Voice-Over Package, as a door prize, at Light Up Ohio 2016.

     More information about our event here:  http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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Well folks, Light-Up-Ohio 2016 is exactly one month away from today!

We have a two-day event lined up this year, starting with the intense Nutcracker session on Friday May 13th and the main event on Saturday the 14th. The Agenda for the main event is getting close to being finished and we'll have it posted as soon as it's done!!

Have you made your plans to attend? Have you registered yet? If not, don't wait too long or you will miss out...and we don't want that!

Have questions...feel free to ask! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!


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Light Up Ohio is proud to Welcome Christmas-LEDs as a sponsor of our event. Val and Gary have been part of Light Up Ohio since the beginning, 10 years ago. They offer an enormous selection of RGB products, and at the most reasonable prices available. Check them out at www.christmas-leds.com, and get ready for a shopping experience second to none.

Exclusively for all attendees at Light Up Ohio 2016, they will be offering a 15% discount, plus they have sent lots of nice Door Prizes that you can possibly win at our event. 

The dates are May 13th-14th, and you can get further information here:  http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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We are happy to Welcome Light-O-Rama (LOR), as a Sponsor of Light Up Ohio 2016.  Dan and Mary have been helping Hobbyist's and Professional's for the past several years to take their displays to the next level.  Light-O-Rama is a leading manufacturer and retailer of systems used to create animated shows involving lights, music, video and motion.  If you are on the fence about attending Light Up Ohio 2016, we will be drawing for 2 - $250 Gift Certificates, donated by LOR.

REGISTER NOW! to Reserve your spot.  http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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Richard Renn II will be doing an "all day" Nutcracker presentation at Light Up Ohio 2016 on May 13th, and he will follow up on May 14th, with a presentation about working with AC channels in your sequences. If you are still struggling with Nutcracker, or you just want to learn more tips and tricks, join us at Light Up Ohio 2016 in beautiful Westerville, OH. Classes are filling up fast, so be sure to get your registration in soon. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!!! http://light-up-ohio.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2441954-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=3a59b151de6f3b9

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Good Morning,
The Agenda for Light-Up-Ohio 2016 is now posted at the registration site www.light-up-ohio.whindo.com
We would also like to remind everyone (if you haven’t registered yet) that if you would like the optional T-Shirt with your registration, you have 2 weeks left to do that. The last day for “Registration + T-Shirt” is May 7th, 2016 @ 12 midnight.
Regular registration will go on right up to the event date.
We are having the White Elephant Gift Exchange. If you have been in one, you know it’s a lot of fun!! If you would like to participate, bring a “wrapped” gift with you. It can be an item from your collection or something bought. If choosing the latter, you can spend as much as you like, but the general rule-of-thumb, is up to $20
Still undecided about attending?? Don’t wait to long, seats are filling up rather quickly!!
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