PlanetChristmas Magazine for Fall 2014

    Better than ever before, the new and improved Fall 2014 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a…

    Using dimmers so the lights help tell the story.

    There are lots of times when you don’t want the lights on at full brightness. An example is a long…

    The absolute best chocolate chip cookies!

    from AllRecipes.com Ingredients • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 cup white sugar • 1 cup packed brown sugar •…

    Decorating trees. There are proven methods for great results.

    How do I decorate outdoor trees and bushes? It’s easy! The first thing to remember is there can never be…

    Synchronizing. Lights, power, music, themes…

    From the Spring 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate Over-the-top decorators with computerized displays are constantly being asked…

    Live performances by adding a few unpredictable humans to the show.

    An over-the-top computerized display is really a very controlled environment.  Music is carefully choreographed to the lights and no light…

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      Now this is a light show!

       

      What an Outdoor Display!

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