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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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Regular Christmas Lights vs. Pixels – What Is the Difference?

By Kari / June 27, 2019

When these lights are unplugged, standard Christmas lights and pixel lights look very similar. But when the units are plugged it you can really notice the difference between the two! If you’re looking to stand out this year with your Christmas display, make a statement, or even pair up a music and light show, using […]

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How Do I Use Other People’s Sequences for My Christmas Lights?

By David Henry / June 11, 2019

One of the most difficult parts of sequencing Christmas lights is the sequencing, or creating the patterns and motions in the lights which go to the music of your display. The good news is that sequences can be imported from other users, including sequences that you buy online. While the process isn’t super simple, it […]

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Should I Sequence My Christmas Lights to Music?

By David Henry / June 6, 2019

We’ve all seen “that house” in our city that synchronizes it’s lighting to music, or perhaps watched an episode or 2 of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and wondered – should I do that too? Should I sequence my Christmas Lights to music? If you’re going to take the time to make an elaborate Christmas […]

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