How Do I Sequence My Christmas Lights to Music?

By David Henry / March 29, 2019

If you to create a really awesome Christmas light display to music, a crucial step in the process is sequencing. Sequencing is when you program effects, videos and static looks on your Christmas lights, often in sync with music. In fact, sequencing is both my favorite and least favorite part of designing my Christmas lights. […]


How to Begin with xLights

By David Henry / March 23, 2019

In this series of videos I am excited to share with you how to get started with xLights. I’ll share with you the things I wish I had knew when I just got started. Introduction to xLights xLights is a free and open source program that enables you to design, create and play amazing lighting […]


Why Should I Use Vixen to Control My Christmas Lights?

By David Henry / March 18, 2019

Vixen is a great program for controlling Christmas lights which features the ability to set up your display, assign your controllers, and sequence effects to your lights. You should use Vixen for your first display if you don’t mind keeping things simple and want to keep options at a minimum. As I’ve said before (but […]


Why Should I Use xLights to Control My Christmas Lights?

By David Henry / March 13, 2019

If you go searching for software to run your Christmas light display with, you’re going to quickly find xLights as one of your main options. Among the sea of different software for your Christmas Light display, why should you choose xLights? And even if it is a great piece of software, is it the right […]


February Update – What Have I Done So Far This Year?

By David Henry / March 4, 2019

In 2018 I had started planning my Christmas lights pretty late in the year. I had started in September and my set up was very simple and it worked out really well. For this year my goal is to make this year’s lighting set up bigger and better. So, with that I am going to […]