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About mnull13

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 04/18/1978

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Watching my dad put up giant C9's, and then drawing our house and coloring lights along the roof line.
  • Location
    Menifee, CA
  • Biography
    Father of 4, doing lights for 15 years
  • Interests
    Spending time with my kids
  • Occupation
    Project Manager
  • About my display
    Around 8000 lights, 30+ Blow Molds and 15 Wire figures
  1. That white material is the underlayment material you would use prior to putting down laminate flooring. Worked great, in the past I have used other stuff, finally found something that works.
  2. Here is some pictures of my display, nothing special. Like everyone else, already trying to figure out how to make it better. Located in sunny Southern California.
  3. My 2016 Display

    42 Blow Molds, over a dozen wire frames, 9,000 lights or so, all static.
  4. 2015 Johnson family display

    Looks amazing. Wow. How'd you get the pictures to come out so clear? I took a bunch of pictures of mine and you can barely see the blow mold, all you see is a bright light.
  5. I would say wrap trees as much a possible, as far as the little ones up front, put up candy canes or a taller type of decoration in front of them to block them out. I would outline the driveway and around planting bed. I think I see a bush there, I would wrap that with net lights too.
  6. Displays to see while in CA?

    https://youtu.be/exBut8QON-E Here you go.
  7. Displays to see while in CA?

    There's one roughly 90 min south of LA in Murrieta called Bainbridge Circle. It's an entire neighborhood all synced together. It's unreal.
  8. My 2015 Display

    yes. Blue and White LEDs. Roughly 500 lights.
  9. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    How many is that?
  10. Converting Blow Molds to LEDs

    I am using those same extact ones on all of mine. I have two identical blow molds and took a side by side, one with cfl and one with LED, there was no difference.
  11. Help Lighting a General Foam Donkey

    I use a LED spotlight to light up my entire scene. Works way better and uses less wattage then if I light up all the pieces individually. Maybe you can do something like that?
  12. My display, 2015

    Looks great! Very clean. How did you achieve the pond and stream? I have something similar and it doesn't look half as good as yours. And are the blue lights LEDs?
  13. My 2015 Display

    After 3 days, plenty of choice words, and one near miss accident I am done. 40 blow molds, 12 wire frames and a few thousand lights. I hope you like it.
  14. Menifee Ca. Christmas Lights>>>>>>>>>

    Cant wait to take the kids by again, They tell me every day that you are working on it, (they go to Callie). Stop by and see mine after Thanksgiving, I have a ton of new stuff since last time you came by.

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/clt/5295292155.html Its a start Alan, this is down in San Diego.