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 Post subject: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Displays !
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 2:01 pm 
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let's see the displays !

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 7:18 pm 
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I haven't digested my Thanksgiving dinner yet, so what's the hurry. Most people leave them up all year anyway, Bah Humbug! :evil: Besides, it's too hot outside!

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 7:41 pm 
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i'm sorry that you feel that way.

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quite the opposite here on all counts.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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i will take pictures of mine tonight, Finished it out Friday.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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I have big c-9 red strings on either side of my driveway but teh picture stank.

( I see part of my string is out on my back porch handrails...)

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 8:22 pm 
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Here is my "Christmas Display".

2200 Lights
400 Feet of Garland
4 Large Candy Canes
A Sound System Playing Christmas Music
1 KW Generator

I used to do this every year and drive around local Malls and shopping areas ...
Until the State Police said I couldn't drive around with "Unnecessary Lights".


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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 8:44 pm 
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This is not mine and it's from last year but it still qualifies for the thread.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 9:15 pm 
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I thought you guys would spell out RCA or Atwater with your lights. Or a string of tubes glowing.

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excellent

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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During the summer when I was mowing, I would have people walking their dogs come up to me and ask if I was going to put up my lights. I'm not that much into Christmas, but I really like to tinker with things, so I purchased and built 4 - 16 channel light controllers many years ago from Light-O-Rama. I also have the software to create the shows. I have never even used all 4 of the controllers, my yard just isn't large enough, but it was fun building the controllers. The picture isn't that good, but I had to use a tripod so it wasn't blurry (blurrier) than it is. It's hard to tell, but there are red and green lights on the gables of the porch, the house and the garage with each color independently controlled. The same goes for the trees on either side of the porch. The "Xmas" tree has 16 channels and I can make it "spin" by lighting up sequential strings of lights. Everything is LED. One of my basement windows is replaced by a piece of plywood with foam insulation and 16 duplex outlets with the hot side broken. This gives me the 32 sockets I need for the 2 onboard controllers. The third is under the light tree and is connected with a power and a cat 5 cable for data. Each pair of candy canes is a circuit that I can turn on and off. I only have a modest setup and have two songs that make the lights "dance" to the music. Let's just say I have a small fortune invested in extension cords.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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very nice !

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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Moved to Sal's tree post.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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Outside, we need a thread for inside trees.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Outside Displays !
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here is the view from my easy chair.

we sit in here nearly every night enjoying the iights and listening to the vintage christmas music, not stupid home-made pathetic "fm radio christmas music".

i will post some pics of the xmas lights with the main light turned off another day.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Displays !
PostPosted: Dec Fri 08, 2017 2:22 pm 
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The glass blocks at the front entrance make for an interesting design at Christmas. I just place a wood panel behind them with one light behind each block.

We buy a live potted tree for inside every year and then plant it after New Years somewhere in the yard. This year we lit one of them. I think next year we'll light a couple more.
There'a about ten around the yard and six of them on the hill behind us. A couple have grown too tall for me to reach the top but the rest are eight feet or less. You can see them from a half mild down the road and they look nice lit up on the hill all by themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Displays !
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With my wifes broken leg and my back (which is even worse since the BOL purchase) We have nothing done outside.
I did my workshop and some friends came and did the tree.
I had my little Silvertone in the living room but it was sold this week.
It fit perfect too :(
I dnt think I will be able to paint santa this year :(

BUT it is a time for uppity spirits... like Vodka.. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Displays !
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Here is a preliminary shot of my outdoor display. Might add some lights along the front railing once the snow clears a bit. Good ol' C9 incandescent bulbs. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Displays !
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Nice displays guys.My parents won the towns Christmas lighting contest back in the early 1970's.Got the trophy and photos somewhere. The bulbs of coarse were C9 bulbs.My favorite bulbs.At the time my dad was not a fan of those small imported light sets .His attitude was like the guy yelling in the 12 Days of Christmas song.My parents made most of the decorations like a large wood cutout of 3 choir girls which I still have here in the basement , Wooden gift boxes and other decorations.We had a life size stuffed Santa which was my job filling him with news paper.I had fun doing it.He looked better then the current air filled Santa's.My dad decorated a 40 foot pine tree aside of the house with C9 bulbs.It looked like a miniature version of the Rock center tree in NYC .

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I wonder how much hipping up was done for the ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" show.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Christmastime, Let's See the Displays !
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Our outdoor display isn't much at all. About the same for my only indoor radio display, but here it is anyway.
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