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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
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qberg last won the day on August 30

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About qberg

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    New Member
  • Birthday 06/23/1969

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Location
    Spring Lake, NC
  • Biography
    Married with children
  • Interests
    automotive....and of course Christmas lights
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Well known in our development....even the pizza delivery guy knows us as the Christmas house!

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  1. New computerised show

    I think I get more comments setting up than any other time....neighbors have told me they have the most fun driving by everyday to see what was added. As for the "elderly" neighbors, one woman lives down the street and tells me she has the perfect view from her kitchen table. She just tunes in the radio and watches every night. When I see the close neighbors outside, I always tell them every year to let me know if it runs too late....too loud...etc...I won't be offended.
  2. Upgrade to Light O Rama

    Visit the sites that share sequences and look for sequences that include the beat lines. Finding the beats, different musical instruments, etc is what takes a lot of time....and will drive you insane
  3. Wooden ornement cut outs

    outstanding work! Where are the snowflakes and snowman from? Stencil?
  4. Seen this at Lowes Friday night

    You would have to know what type of RGB, voltage, etc, and most of the cheap stuff doesn't label anything. Also, if you lose a section it might be a problem finding a suitable replacement to match the others. If you want a real controller, then I would just fab the frame....buy the strips....and build it. I can guarantee you will save yourself headaches.
  5. Controller 1 is a CTB16PC G3, 30 amp. This is in the larger style LOR enclosure that features a rubber seal. $200 Controller 6 are CTB16PC V1, 30 amp unit. Has Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connectors installed and include the screw in ends for your Ethernet cables. $175 Still available.....I can get Controller 6 shipped for $15, controller 1 will be $25 due to size.
  6. Flying sleigh and reindeer

    All hung up they are heavier than one would think.
  7. Flying sleigh and reindeer

    Brian....great display! Santa flying off in the back looks awesome. dc....I know it. I actually found my sleigh and 9 reindeer here on PC from in LightsonLinden. Had to ship from MN to NC, but lucky me was the fact I grew up less than 60 miles from his place. So I had dad go pick em up and then drive em out for Thanksgiving that year. Also good that his girlfriend doesn't fly....so driving wasn't even an issue!
  8. Flying sleigh and reindeer

    My sleigh is on a 20' pole with the reindeer suspended to the roof. Last post on this topic.
  9. RGB Pixels Flashing While Solid Color

    https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/acl-using-pixels-with-the-j1sys-ecg-p12r-controller-guide.2232/ at 1:48 he shows the dip switch settings....all down for normal ops...last one up for test mode ECG-P122R.pdf here is manual
  10. RGB Pixels Flashing While Solid Color

    When using the self test dip switch is everything ok....that would help to rule out a hardware issue.
  11. RGB Pixels Flashing While Solid Color

    is the color correct...just flashing? or are they flashing all out of whack?
  12. blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    they don't seal the glitter paint? I think I would head over to the spray paint isle and get the glitter sealer along with the blowmolds then. Hmmm, wonder if the wife will go for the soldiers?
  13. #5 sold....2 controllers remaining.
  14. New computerised show

    We have the kids hand out hot chocolate and candy canes a couple nights throughout. Last year we had a cold night and drug the firepit to the driveway by the road during one of them. Just throw a post on the community page....and it is a great time for neighbors to get together and meet. Heck, I have gotten bottles of wine and cards left in our mailbox throughout the year just to say thankyou. I would like to build a grill to cook chimney cakes and hand those out. If you haven't had one...they are incredible. I saw them in a Christmas Bazar in Budapest, tried one and was hooked!
  15. blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    need a pic! now you are forcing me to drive out and check em out