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    Default What's New For Your 2018 Display?

    What do you plan on adding/changing for your 2018 display?


    I am moving into a new house tomorrow so my 2018 display will be completely new, but I am hoping to add 5000-10000 more LEDs and create a few more props.
    2016 - 32 LOR Channels - Roughly 5,000 Lights - 2 Sequenced Songs
    2017 - 64 LOR Channels - 9,373 Lights - 4 Sequenced Songs
    2018 - 64 LOR Channels - Hoping For 10,000+ Lights - 4 or 5 Sequenced Songs

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    Moved Beginning Of 2018, New Display With A New Name Coming End Of 2018!


    Best Christmas Lights of 2017

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    I am working on two Singing Snowmen. I am using ADS plastic Coil pipe as a frame for each segment of the snowman. I had Boscoyo make me some 18" round singing faces, and I am using their Pixel Strips to make Spinners for the two lower body segments. I am still working on the details and I am waiting on a quote for some custom coro hats from them as well. I will start a new thread once I am a bit futher along in the design process.
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    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes

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    I'm going to put pixels on all my natural (real) trees and include them in the sequencing during the show as well as some semi-static display when the songs are not playing. Also going to convert an existing P10 matrix into a P5 matrix.

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    Semi-darkness. Moving to a new place and I will be in New Zealand for most of the show season. Dont want a complex show looking bad and not be there to fix it. Maybe some minor static stuff to prevent pure darkness.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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    Good luck with the new house. No more lights on 16th street? Tom those snowmen sound cool can't wait to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkelly0802 View Post
    Good luck with the new house. No more lights on 16th street? Tom those snowmen sound cool can't wait to see them.
    No more lights on 16th street. Going to change the name but keep the display going.
    2016 - 32 LOR Channels - Roughly 5,000 Lights - 2 Sequenced Songs
    2017 - 64 LOR Channels - 9,373 Lights - 4 Sequenced Songs
    2018 - 64 LOR Channels - Hoping For 10,000+ Lights - 4 or 5 Sequenced Songs

    Ridgewood Lights - Facebook Page
    Ridgewood Lights - YouTube Page

    Moved Beginning Of 2018, New Display With A New Name Coming End Of 2018!


    Best Christmas Lights of 2017

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    This year, adding 4 more 50 CCB strings to my previous years 12 string Mega tree, 4 smart RGB arches, approximately 14' in length each, 4 singing light bulbs (Boscoyo studios) using SMART RGB pixel nodes and more strings of LEDs to my trees. Bulb count at this juncture is just over 30K. Also adding 4 new sequences to my library and will sport 13 songs at Christmas

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    Many exciting changes to my display this year. Increased the density of the bulbs on the Mega tree by 25% so now have 800 CCB's on 16 strings. Added 4 - 10 foot RGB arches, 4 Boscoyo Studio RGB singing Bulbs and a homemade 5 concentric RGB star for the top of the Mega tree. Total bulb count at this writing is just over 30,000 on 3 RS486 and 1 Intranet network. Shooting to have 14 songs, about 1/3 of the way through, taking a break doing Halloween sequences for the next 2 weeks

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    What's new here is darkness.. No more front yard public display.. gonna be strange for sure..
    Tom, let us know how the snowmen do.. I am about to pack mine up and store em.

    Craig

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    New for '18? Hmm, we've already finished all our planned major expansion, but we will add a Grinch inflatable and/or a projector for Grinch images to support our planned sequence addition of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".

    We are also looking into using ESP-enabled WiFi to control parts of the show, including a jump across the street (if my wife allows it...) with a leaping arch, a couple icicles and some snowflakes.

    Other than that, this is supposed to be a 'breather' year...

    Jimboha
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