Over The Top Christmas Lights
2018 - Behind the Scenes


There are a few additions and changes being made to the 2017 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 44 controllers with a total of 696 channels, 28 RGB LED floods, 700 RGB pixels, and over 130,000 lights. I have programmed over 35 different songs and clips for the two one hour shows. Each song took between 8 and 10 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, 6 - 5' spiral trees, 2 - 10' mega spiral tree, 4 - 4' snowmen, a nativity scene in back, 16 RGB LED floods on roof, 12 - 3' net light trees, 20 - 4 color net light pannels for the fence, a snow machine, and a donation box. The tree roots will also be decorated. The items new for the 2018 shows are a new strobe light curtain and new LED snowflakes in the back yard along with 14 new RGB pixel arches.

Things that were changed are the buck in front yard and the two small trees in back were changed to LED items. 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.



Leeping Arches


Strobe Light Curtain - 2018



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