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jihans

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About jihans

  • Birthday 03/27/1964

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Chevy Chase of course!
  • Location
    Palmer TWP, PA
  • Biography
    New in 2009.
  • Interests
    Outdoors, hiking, cycling
  • Occupation
    Executive Director
  • About my display
    80 channels LOR. 25,000 LED lights

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  1. How much for the candles?

  2. I would just sign the check over to the charity and give it to them. Endorse the back of the check and write. For deposit only by "charity name".
  3. On from when I put them up until I take them down. No reason to power down. They use almost no power during the day. All mine are plugged into GFCI plugs so no safety issue. Timers are just one more link in the chain of things that can go wrong. For example, unless your timer has a battery backup a power outage during the day can cause your controllers to come on late even though your show starts on time (assuming your computer has battery backup or your using a dcMP3 director which has battery backup.)
  4. Looks great. Can't wait to see videos.
  5. Point the female ends down. In some cases I put those plastic caps you put in outlets to prevent kids from sticking things in it.
  6. Think long and hard about wether you really want to do it. Our ego says "cool", the huge potential increase in traffic could spell trouble! Lots of threads on this and the potential pitfalls. Caution is the operative word.
  7. I would be cautious of this. I have found that tape and plastic bags tend to hold water and moisture in and do a relatively poor job of keeping it out. Raise your connection points off the ground (I pound a small stake in the ground and zip tie the cord to it) and point your open female ends down as best you can and you shouldn't have any issues.
  8. I think that depends on where you got your strobes from. As gmac and I stated, the CDI ones didn't have a condensation issue for us so no holes needed to be drilled in ours. The link that xxnonamexx posted appears to show that the strobes from Christmas Light Show need holes drilled in them. Strobes from other than these two.... I just can't guess.
  9. I film off of a ladder and tripod as well. Fro sound, I have a small radio next to the camera, not too loud just so I can hear it. I then edit the video in Windows Movie Player which is a free program. You can then import in the original MP3... adjust it so it is timed correctly and then the music will sound perfect with the video.
  10. I try to do everything in groups or multiples of 4 as it makes it easier to work in time to the music. For example, 4 windows across the front of the house, 8 mini trees, 12 section mega tree. When I sequence I also divide my display into sections.... House...mini trees...mega tree..... Left side of yard....etc. I try to use the different sections for different aspects of the song....rhythm, beat, tempo, melody, specific instruments (piano), etc.
  11. I have used 75 LED strobes I got from CDI for several years now and have no problem with condensation. I have read of others with issues but the CDI ones work great.
  12. Friday after thanksgiving every year.
  13. What I do with my LED strobes is "pre-charge" them. For 1-2 seconds before I want them on I sequence them at on 10%. This isn't enough for them to show up in the display but when they click to 100% in the sequence they are randomized.
  14. jihans

    Newb

    Since you are planning to go the LOR route next year, if you're buying LEDs make sure what you buy are dimmable. Not all big box store ones are.
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