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About Apache Lights

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  • Birthday 07/27/1979

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  • Location
    Apache Junction, AZ
  • Biography
    I began lighting about 2004
    In 2007 I first found a Mr. Christmas light and sounds.
    In 2008 I modified it to handle 60 amps, right after I discovered computer controlled lights.
    I'm veryexcitedy for my first computerized display in 2010.
  • Interests
    Excessive Christmas Lighting
  • Occupation
    A/C Service Tech.
  • About my display
    32-channel LOR
    approximately 25,000 lights
    inflatables
    more is always on the way

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  1. I put this up last year so I figured I should do it again for any displays in the Valley. This is to have your house marked by the map in the Republic and on azcentral. The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com Holiday Lights map 2012 will publish December 12th in the community Republic’s and December 13th in the Things to Do sections of the Republic. For a $5 donation to our annual Season for Sharing campaign your holiday display can be featured in print and online. Since you've participated before, we didn't want you to miss the opportunity for your home to be featured this year. The online su
  2. I was looking at Craigs List and came across this, I figured I'd put it here in case anybody is interested. http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/for/2891757304.html
  3. I'm more worried about how many of those bases I recognize, and I know exactly what strands they go to. I may have some issues.
  4. I did this last year and it seemed to work ok, but it's only been a year so I can't speak to its longevity. The lights I painted were novelty lights (holly and poinsettia), so it was more cost effective. I personally wouldn't use this method on minis or even large numbers of lights. Joeengler is right the paint isn't that cheap and the time investment is substantial. If you’re looking for large numbers go for the color caps.
  5. I personally like a spiral around the tree; it makes for a really impressive effect.
  6. Two minutes of intro felt a bit long, but good job. I'm a fan of... less common Christmas music.
  7. I'm sure it's now what you want to hear but I'd buy a second star and put them together, if that's possible.
  8. I have done this using several blue net lights probably 5 in length and 3 stacked for 15 total. Under all those I used white net lights with simple flasher bulbs. It was random without a chaser or sequenced but it wasn't bad. Truth be told my neighbor had a better effect with blue lights covered with a layer of some kind of blue cellophane. That's the best I've got.
  9. I'm not sure what you mean by, "the plastic covers pop off"," but if you’re just looking for them to be more even and orderly; I hang them in the summer, to stretch them out. Heat and gravity do the rest.
  10. My policy on strobes is less is more, but if they're high in a tree they might bring in more traffic.. That's a tuff call without a picture in my head of what it looks like.
  11. I haven't seen a posting yet, so just a heads up. Registration for getting your house onto the map in the Arizona Republic, and AZ central has begun. I don't remember when it's over so I wouldn't wait. holidaylights.azcentral.com
  12. I know this isn't the most technical advice to give but, I always start with pushing the light in and maybe a good shake. This will work, or at least let you know which light is broken the vast majority of the time. One more thing, don't underestimate the importance of visual inspection, if something doesn't look right it probably isn't. Seriously though, good luck..
  13. The way I hear it the LED's will only be multi and warm white this year. Which is a real problem for me; I'm quite a few strands of blue and green short to finish projects. I haven't figured out what to do yet.
  14. They couldn't get rid of them fast enough last year, I can't imagine they'll make that mistake twice. Stranger things have happened though.
  15. Hmmm... That hadn't occurred to me... good question. I of course have no answer, but I would like one from a more knowledgeable person. Anyone?
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