Over The Top Christmas Lights
2017 - Behind the Scenes


There are several different additions and changes being made to the 2016 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 43 controllers with a total of 688 channels plus 28 channels of RGB LED floods and over 125,000 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 almost 4 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 or if you would like to see just the basic totals you can go here.

There are 5 - 4' trees in the front, a 20' mega tree with a 4' star on top, 2 - 8' firesticks, 4 stars on the roof, 2 - 8' light wheels, 4 - 5' spiral trees, a 10' mega spiral tree, 4 - 4' snowmen, a nativity scene in back, 16 RGB LED floods on roof, 8 - 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, 2 - 5' spiral trees, a 10' mega spiral tree, and a new snow machine.

Things that were changed are the roof stars were changed to 4 color LED, and the wreaths on the doors were changed to LED. 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.



Roof Stars - 2017



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