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How to Prepare Audio for Your Christmas Light Display

By Kari / November 16, 2019

When you preparing your lights and planning your Christmas display, one of the first items on your to-do list is preparing your audio. This is a step that you want to have ready before you even begin sequencing your lights. The goal is to make sure that you are bringing in a track of audio […]

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How to Use Falcon SmartReceiver Boards

By David Henry / November 6, 2019

The Falcon SmartReceiver is the new standard in “differential” receiver boards for Christmas light pixel controller boards like the Falcon F48, Falcon expansion boards and the F40-PB, F32-B and F8-B controllers from Kulp Lights. These receivers allow you to “daisy-chain” multiple boards together so that you can use all of the pixels available on each […]

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How Do I Push Pixels into Corrugated Plastic (Coro) Props?

By Kari / October 17, 2019

For my Christmas setup this year I am adding snowflakes to the display. In this tutorial, we’re going to walk through how to push pixels into the prop, add them to xLights, and how to work with the wiring diagram to saving time and frustration. Coro Prop Layout The props used in this video are […]

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How Do I Build a Testing Controller for my LED Christmas Lights?

By Kari / September 30, 2019

Whether this is your first year setting up a display or you have a few years under your belt you may realize that you need a tool to test your lights at full capacity. It’s important to test before you put your props up on your house to make sure they work properly! In this […]

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How to Use The Falcon Player (FPP)

By Kari / September 13, 2019

Learning how to install and use the Falcon player definitely presented some challenges for installation and how to use it. I had purchased a Rasberry Pi because it was on sale so I wanted to give it a try. In this first video, I tackle how to install FPP or also known as Falcon Player […]

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What Percentage of Intensity or Brightness Should I Run My Pixels At?

By Kari / August 26, 2019

If you have worked with regular Christmas lights you may notice there are just a couple of settings such as off or on. With incandescent lights the only control you have is to turn them on, off, or dim them! When it comes to pixels you may notice how bright these lights can get – […]

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How Do I Keep My Christmas Light Show Safe From The Rain and Snow?

By David Henry / June 28, 2019

One of the biggest challenges of running a Christmas Light display is the weather! While we’d all love to be like Australia and enjoy the summer sun for our Christmas season, this simply isn’t reality! Keeping your display safe from the weather also doesn’t have to be difficult. There are proven ways to water-proof your […]

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