You may have seen flashing lights in your neighborhood that dance to the beat of the music or change colors. Nearly every community has "that one" house that lights up for Christmas each year. If you've ever wondered how the displays work and what you need to make your own, this will be a short overview of all the components and how everything works together.
A Christmas light show is made up of three main components: (1) the control circuitry, (2) the sequencing system, and (3) most importantly the lights!
There's no denying it: this time of the year can be a little sad. Another fantastic holiday year has come to an end. All that is left is the cleanup - and for a number of us, a bit of personal recovery period time, too!
But though putting your lights away at the end of the season might not be as happy as putting them up at the season's start, it's a job that's worth doing right. Follow these 13 tips and suggestions listed below to help maintain your Christmas lights for years to come. Or at least they will be kept safely for next year.
If you're an expert Christmas Fanatic, you already know precisely what you will plan for this year's Christmas light display. You've likely thought about the lights you'll be installing and where you'll be installing them.
But if you are a newbie Christmas Fanatic, you likely do not have all the lights planned out. You probably do not know which lights to buy or where to put them. Or perhaps even how to install them.
No need to worry, though! Because now is the most suitable time to prepare and plan for the Christmas light display later this year.
Here are 3 action steps for Christmas Fans to follow, and this will take you through the process of preparing this year's Christmas light display for your home:
Based on where you live, you have possibly viewed a house with crazy glowing Christmas lights that change color and dance to music. Almost every neighborhood or city has "that one home" that goes all out for the holidays annually. In my area, that house is mine. If you have ever wondered how those screens work and what you will need to create your own, this will be an overview of all the elements and how everything works together.
Three key things make up a Christmas lighting show: the sequencing, the control circuitry, and the lights.
The lights are organized to form props like leaping arches, snowflakes, stars, legatees, and much more. You couple those lights with power supplies and controllers to make them function as expected.
It has become quite popular for people to synchronize Christmas videos to music especially since Gangnam Style (by PSY) became an anthem that made it to the Christmas light extravaganza.
The fun of it all is that you are free to choose your favorite videos and tunes to synchronize for your next Christmas adventure.
Although it takes a lot of planning, light stocking, and connection work, it is something you can easily achieve if you are serious about impressing your friends and family on this festive season. Nonetheless, it is not going to be an easy task particularly for those who have never taken on such projects.
Computerized Christmas lights can add some fun to a large garden display. While static lights and multi-colored dioramas appeal to passers-by, the computerized ones make people stop and stare.
Competition is often fierce between homeowners in many neighborhoods regarding Christmas decorations.
The rise of these computerized displays ups the ante and provides a whole new project for the committed. With the following approach, anyone can master this display without going overboard or upsetting the neighbors too much.