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  1. I use 14 LOR controllers in the chain with 2 d-light controllers with LOR software with no problems, if everything is fading from 0-100% you can tell a difference (the d-light controllers are a little choppy) i do not know if this is the controllers or the software. HTH
  2. I wasn't complaining at all! lol We do not even enter the contest because I would rather someone else win anyway, someone else always enters our house. It was just a shocker to see it on the front page of the paper for the SECOND time in one week. As for my walmart after Christmas shopping this morning, I ended up with about 200 sets of soft white LEDs for like 3.50 a set, and a bunch of red and green ones as well, so not all walmarts run out of lights before they go 50% off we even got alot of red and green incandescents... Thanks for the feedback!
  3. Check this out, we have won this competition for the past 3 years and now look what they are saying. Merry Christmas Everyone of PC! http://www.craigdailypress.com/photos/2010/dec/23/35153/
  4. Here is i video of Mister Sandman on our display, I saw it on Holdman's site and had to do it, I think when i put the music back in it is off by just a tiny bit. Fantastic song! Its on facebook so you will need a facebook account... http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=178796258805965&oid=139869772697348&comments
  5. Here is the thread that I discussed my spiral tree: http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php/45584-Spiral-Trees
  6. Definitely looks better than my first year lol
  7. Turn up the volume, and sorry about the poor quality I will sit out there with a nice cam/tripod later let me know what you think!
  8. Looks good, its just the beginning of a very costly hobby, I remember my first computerized display (about like yours) now I have 256 channels.... Good job
  9. We actually built the star like 3 years ago, it is the same as Holdman's just about 4' tall, it is a metal frame (that we designed and welded together) and I put clear rope lights on it along with 4 strobes from Wow lights. [ATTACH=CONFIG]40786[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]40785[/ATTACH]
  10. Here are some daylight photos I took this morning the lights on the top in the back are a little closer together than in the front but you cannot tell at night when its on, actually when I turn it completely on you cant even tell that it spirals. Let me know what you think! [ATTACH=CONFIG]40744[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]40745[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]40746[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]40747[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]40748[/ATTACH]
  11. My top 5 comments: "It's on the radio station?? How did you do that??" "How much did it cost?" "Are those special lights?" "Do the lights just hear the music and flash like that?" "Wow"
  12. I attached the animation sequence to this post. The tree its self is 22' tall, the lights are all cable tied to the center pole to make them go up to a point and not have a unsightly flat top since our star is about 18" above the tip of the tree. The first thing we did after the tower was standing and secured was attached the ends of all the lights to the top, 5 at a time and stretched them way out away from the tower (we attached them to our fence that is about 15' away to keep them up out of the way) We used 32, 30 foot sets of blue LEDs. We had to put all of the lights up there fi
  13. I have had this same problem come and go, it seems like one night it is just fine then the next it isn't but it only happened once in my Halloween show, I have yet to have it happen yet for Christmas this year. Keeping fingers crossed but it really drives you crazy. I will follow this thread for sure.
  14. I will try to get some daylight photos on here tonight along with dimensions and stuff.
  15. Just send me your e-mail, I would gladly share! It is on my home computer so i wouldn't be able to get it to you til later tonight.
  16. Here is our 26' piece of work. It really turned out better than we had hoped! We used a 20 foot tower that you can climb up and down to secure the lights once we got them how we wanted. There are 32 strands of Blue LEDs coming from the top to the bottom that wrap around 16 wires. The tree its self is about 22' when we added the star it came out to be just over 26'. The spirals use 16 channels. This was just a quick little animation (no music yet), we have way more to the display than just that tree.
  17. We have a 35' mega tree, we used 1" galvanized steel pipe in 2 20' sections, we wrapped 26 sets of lights around the pole like an arch, and we have 96 sets of 150 coming from the top we also have a 4.5' Bethlehem star on the top, it fell last year in a horrific 60mph + wind storm, but we added a few more ropes this year and it has done just fine in a few big storms. Next year we have a 50' Radio Tower that we are going to use... It will be so much fun... Clint
  18. Well we run a fairly large display and we really don't start assembling till mid October and this year we didn't start the show till December 5th. But I am already planning next years... Our house is located about 20 miles away from the nearest town, and that town (Craig Colorado) is very small (10,000) the first year we did the display (32 chan) we did not expect any traffic, and we really didn't get any... But last year (2nd year) it was CRAZY. I think the big "WOW" factor (or at least I think) is the color changes, but you will get the traffic, believe me once the idea catches on people
  19. I currently am running a 256 channel display and I have 14 LOR controllers and 2 d-light controllers they work fine together, I am not selling the LOR controllers but I have the 2 d-light controllers that I would sell for $190 each + s&h they work great with everything but they just wont turn the lights on/off as fast as the LOR controllers. I have only used them for 2 seasons. Just a thought. Thanks Clint
  20. Here is ours, I replaced the plywood with 1/4" round steel. I wanted the star on top of our 35' tall mega tree and we get fairly high winds here so a bid chunk of plywood up there would catch the wind like a kite and something not so good would happen. The steel has barley any wind resistance. The star is only 4 feet tall, the only problem with this method was attaching the C9's, we ended up using 2 cable ties per bulb and it worked out fine. Hope this helps!! -Clint
  21. Come on you cant just go through all of that work just to quit. I got so frustrated last year with it and I didn't even get it running correctlt until like December 15th, just put everything up you can and play it, anything's better than nothing... Clint
  22. LIGHT-O-RAMA!!!! I started with 32 channels of D-light last year and I had a bunch of issues starting up (I had spectrum, I don't know what Auora is like), it ended turning out very well but after seeing the Holdman Display, I decided to go with LOR and I like it so much more. The software is brilliant! It has lots of things that D-light just couldn't live up to. Like the Tapper wizard, beat wizard etc... All and all I think LOR is BY FAR the best! Clint
  23. Well I doubted it would happen this year but we pulled it off! I now have a 35' pole wrapped with 30 strings of lights with a big star on top standing in my yard! We have put in tons of hours wrapping, welding and painting this. In the next few days I am going to put 15,000 red, green, and white lights on this tree. So here are some pictures!!! This just gives you a grasp of where I live, my nearest neighbor is about 1/4 mile away. Any way the pole has 13 channels, and the star has 3, Red-8, Green-8, White-8. The pole its self is about 33' tall the star is 4' so they overlap a little to
  24. That is awesome that you got to help out on the display!! I would have loved to but I am over here in Colorado, and I have been so busy lately... So when are you going to have videos/night time pictures of the display????? I can't wait to see it! I am so excited! Clint
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