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Anyone know what kind of lights they use in their display? It's too clean to be stringed lights, almost as if it's fiber optics or something.

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just saw his pics, 3 strings zipped tied...giving me ideas!

I think that a lot of people have used Richard's ideas to improve their own show.

He's often copied, never duplicated.

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I think that a lot of people have used Richard's ideas to improve their own show.

He's often copied, never duplicated.

Correction, in 2008 his HOA decided to "close the gate", something they had never done. He was know for sharing his sequences, and a fellow PC'er used every single sequence on his display. It was a way for him to thank Richard for his generosity. He copied the display nearly down to the elements complete with a tree line and snowflake wall. It was a very very good display.

Not going to lie, I have learned sooo much from his sequences and layout. It inspired me to do 2 tree lines and it really pushed my creativity. Also, I've come to enjoy seeing the Holdman sequences come to life on my display. I now use 6 different color stings on my elements, and a few of his sequences have been upgraded over time.

I will always give him the credit for his creativity and inspiration.

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Just normal light strings that you buy at wal-mart! Also getting decent video helps. Actually wal-mart is only selling muti-color incandescents this year in my area along with many other stores.

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