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Will Sanders

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About Will Sanders

  • Birthday 03/19/1987

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  • Location
    Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA
  • Biography
    Recently graduated and just enjoying summer before getting a job. I do run alot and competed in while in college. Apart from that, I play drums and in my spare time do some freelance lighting and sound work, including music editing.
  • Interests
    Technical Theater, running, Christmas lights, landscaping, music
  • Occupation
    College Student
  • About my display
    An ever growing display that will finally get to around 150 channels of Lightorama and hopefully crack 80,000 lights this year with about 80-90% of the new items and lights being LED.
  1. While I don't have a single car driveway, the majority of it is single car. Used 3 10ft sections of I believe 1in or 1.5inch pipe with couplers. I tie all the arches together at the top and the two ends are tied to stakes. Sink some rebar into the ground and there aren't any problems. Once I worked out all the kinks, haven't had a single issue in 4 years, except one of the stakes coming loose. But that was unusually high winds coupled with lots of heavy rain. Will Sanders
  2. I would assume either the 31st or the 1st. They were right around when they normally drop their prices, although it was a Friday instead of the middle of the week. It is usually around the 15th give or take a day. Will Sanders
  3. 13 sets of GE Red C5 and 8 sets of GE RED M5 1 set of GE Blue C5 2 5count Lighted Candy Canes 3 LED snowflakes 4 sets of 10 count Gemmy shooting star icicles 3 50ct Blue C5 and 3 Green C5 from Walgreens 2 sets of 9ft Cool White Ropelight 2 wireframe Mickey Mouse heads There was a ton of LED ropelight left, so hoping it goes to 75% off. Very few LEDs or incandescents, unless you need C9s. Will Sanders
  4. I got maybe a case of the GE LEds and some shooting star icicles. Look for a remote controlled 2 outlet plug. It will ring up at 6.37 or so. It comes with a $10 off 50 that expires the 18th. Will Sanders
  5. Will Sanders

    Zip Ties

    Watch out for when they do the dollar days sale. I picked up 100ct ones for $1. Plus if you use the 20% off one item, it works out even better. Will Sanders
  6. The clips that come with it can be a bit difficult to install on the gutters. I have several of the poles, all bought at 75% off, except the first one, which was a door prize at PLUS 2005. As others have mentioned, I have had two of the poles fail at the joints, they will not lock in place. I do use the clips, but I put them up with a ladder. Never used the pole to instal clips, but if you can get a painters pole cheap, it might be a better, more durable option. Especially since you can unscrew the top of the christmas pole and put it on other poles. I know at one point you could actually just buy the scre on topper without the pole, but that was years ago. Will Sanders
  7. They should be IP65 rated, so they should survive outdoors. Will Sanders
  8. It might be 36. Again, when I talked to Brad at PLUS, the actual product hadn't been finalized. Will Sanders
  9. I talked to Brad at PLUS about these. There are 48 3 watt LEDs and 5 dmx channels, (RGB, dimmer, and strobe). Preliminarily, he was talking a 60 degree spread. Not sure if that has changed or not. You will need a power supply to run them. Will Sanders
  10. I believe that in the LOR forums Dan mentioned they would be available for pre-sale in April. Originally it would be part of the secret sale but they decided it would be easier to do it afterward. Might even be a discount on pre-sale orders. Not sure. Will Sanders
  11. The board listed will work, however it may limit you in the future. While there are many options that will cost lots of money, one solution that may work is Chamsys MagicQ for the computer. Download the demo which is free and ha full functionality. Then get an entecc dmx dongle and you have one full universe of control for a little over $100 plus the computer of course. I have not done this myself, but it is highly recommended. Will Sanders
  12. You don't need the $1000 minimum. That is only for his commercial customers, not the PC folks. Will Sanders
  13. One possibility is that they use DMX strobe lights and can individually control each one. I know they use a Highend systems Wholehog console, but not sure on the strobes, but my guess would be that. Will Sanders
  14. I got lucky and got most of the lights in before the snow covered everything. Though I still have plenty of lights on trees, some extension cords, the driveway arches, and mega tree. Longest any of this has been up in a long time. It seems every 5-10 days we get more measurable snow.I'll be lucky to get them all down and stored by Spring. Will Sanders
  15. Most of the ropelight I use has come from a variety of local sources over the last 5 or so years. Only had failures on 4 of the 18 foot ones I had. The Walmart ones are still working. I've recently had some issues with some of my ropelight frames, many of which are over 5 years old. I have also had good luck with Chauvet's ropelight, however they no longer make it. Used over 150' of it for a high school production where it was mounted onto much of the set. It had held up well during my time there, but don't know what has become of it since I graduated. Will Sanders
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