Over The Top Christmas Lights
2016 - Behind the Scenes


There are several different additions and changes being made to the 2015 Over The Top Christmas Lights show. I again used the Light-O-Rama (LOR) system which uses a combination of computer programs, controllers, and other items to make the lights "dance" to the beat. This year's shows uses 37 controllers with a total of 592 channels plus 28 channels of RGB LED floods and over 100,000 lights. I have programmed over 40 different songs and clips for the two one hour shows. Each song took between 10 and 15 hours per minute to sequence. I have a total of 700 hours of work in the sequencing of the songs. I used over 3 miles of extension cords and an uncounted number of miles of wire in total.

Each light bulb is checked both before it is put up and also after it has been placed. I have also have been working on changing the incandescents over to LEDs which uses a lot less electricity. If you would like to see the specifics of the lights, channels, amps and extension cords go here.

There are 5 - 4' trees in the front, a 20' mega tree with a 4' star on top, 2 - 8' firesticks, 4 - 52" stars on the roof, 2 - 8' light wheels, 4 - 5' spiral trees, 4 - 3' net light trees, 20 - 4 color net light pannels for the fence, and a donation box. The tree roots will also be decorated. The items new for the 2016 shows are 4 additional 3' net light trees, a new 10' mega spiral tree, 4 - 4' snowmen, a new nativity scene in back, and 16 RGB LED floods on roof. I have also added a new full color LED sponsor sign so that people can sponsor the show. Things that were changed are the tree floods have been updated to 50 watts from 10 watts, the mini trees in back were changed to LED, the light wheels have been changed to LED, the front floods over donation box and show entrance are now RGB LED. The 'Tune To' sign has been changed to a full color LED sign. Information on most all the props used including the new and redesigned items can be found below.

I want to thank the ones that helped with the lights along with Lowes, and Creative Displays Incorporated. I also would like to thank Johnson's Tree Service for their help in trimming the Mysore Fig Tree so the viewing of the light show is easier and better.

How do I do it? Want more information? Just click on the picture below of what you want to learn about.



Mega Spiral Tree - 2016


RGB Controller Box - 2016


Router for Signs - 2016


Signs - 2016


Waterproof Electrical Box - 2016



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