Facts about the show:
~500+ channels of traditional LOR control
~5000+ channels of RGB pixels controlled by DMX using 12 Enttec Pro adapters
- all lights are LED with exception of the rope lights around the windows on the house
- we estimate that it's 150,000 plus lights.. but we actually have no idea of the exact count. we know it's at least that.
- there are 12 DMX universes controlling the RGB pixels that are used in the fireworks, spiral trees, and light sabers
- the RGB lights are ws2801 based pixels from Stellascapes
- the 12 DMX universes are run using Enttec Pro's (see this LOR thread for more info on the connection http://forums.lightorama.com/forum76/29031.html)
- there are 3 traditional LOR networks driving the LED lights
- two zipline santa sleighs that fly during the show (had one for the last 3 years.. added the second one this year)
- the lights on the flying sleighs are powered by a battery pack with solar panel. If you look close in the Medley when Santa's sleigh takes off.. you'll see the battery pack/solar panel following behind him.
- the characters on the roof are about 10' tall and are made with rope light over a mesh frame.
- the dripping icicle tubes were my first attempt to buy anything straight from China. Went well after some back and forth.