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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

SinCalBP

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About SinCalBP

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Night before
  • Location
    CA
  • Biography
    Lights
  • Interests
    Lights
  • Occupation
    Cso
  • About my display
    First year!

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  1. SinCalBP

    Types of lights

    Strip look nice but can be a pain in the ass. They don’t seem to last as long and are even harder to replace a pixel when it goes out. Especially when it’s on your roof, in the middle of winter. Nodes come in several shapes and sizes from bullet to square (for mounting purposes) as well as C7 and C9 type. It’s all personal preference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. SinCalBP

    Very confused with pixels.

    Thank you for clearing that up. I knew this and should have thought of it. But then it leads me to a question. If a controller says it has a 1 amp max per channel, I should be basing my calculations on the 12v not the 120v that feeds the power supply, right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. SinCalBP

    Very confused with pixels.

    As the title says, I'm confused with power consumption. I watched this video http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=42_44&products_id=267 and it shows 4 sets of pixels at full power pulling 10 amps. Or was that 10MA? Also, if it really is 10 amps, do I need to worry about supplying that much power from my house or only enough to power the power supply, 350 watt for example? Again, confused.. Thank you, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. SinCalBP

    RGB Controller

    I'm in the same boat. 32 channels and want to expand from there. I have followed leechburg lights on YouTube and watched a lot of his videos. He shows a dongle and a Ray Wu DMX controller that works with LOR. He has said in the comments that you will need a "crossover cable", which he shows how to make, to connect your LOR controllers. It's January, I'm gonna buy a few, follow his directions and go from there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. SinCalBP

    Roof lines

    Thank you. They are up for this year. 2100 lights, individually clipped. Doesn't look as great as I'd like but it's staying for this year. I'll take this into consideration for next year. Thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. SinCalBP

    All-in-One Clips Breaking??

    After Christmas is best. I bought a bunch at hobby lobby this year. $4.99 a box but cheaper than online or big box stores. They have actually exceeded my expectations. I'd recommend them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. SinCalBP

    Finished my 2016 display

    Where did you get the "Merry Christmas" yard sign? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Are gutter hooks on the gutters not an option? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. SinCalBP

    Roof lines

    I have approximately 100 foot of roof line to cover. Last year I banked on the after Christmas sales and bought a ton of incandescent lights. I have been cheap and haven't upgraded to RGB yet, but I want the different colors on the eaves and such. My original plan was to zip tie the colors together to create a "super strand". I put a test strand up to check and it wasn't to my liking. Spacing wasn't the same, and some lights were higher than others. I use gutter/shingle clips to attach. Has anyone put one color stand up and the spaced the second one, or third in between those? If anyone has any other ideas, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ryan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. SinCalBP

    Kick Off Christmas Sale - Save 15%

    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. SinCalBP

    Kick Off Christmas Sale - Save 15%

    What is the website? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. As far as the windows go, I saw this idea on YouTube. https://m.lowes.com/pd/1-125-in-x-96-in-White-Plastic-End-Cap/999977924 They are tile end caps and really cheap. Easy to cut to length too. The wires went in rather easy and you can point the lights straight and pop them under the lip so they stay. I used some doubled sided tape and it attached to the aluminum siding around my windows really well. I'm not sure how doubled sided tape will hold up to the Colorado weather. It looks really good and uniformed from the street. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. SinCalBP

    Gutter/shingle clips

    I will definitely check into that. Thank you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Good evening, I am in the market for approximately 1500 mini light gutter/shingle clips. The cheapest I have been able to find is at my local Lowes. They currently have 100CT box for 4.99. Everywhere else I have looked has seemed to be outrageous compared to this price. My question is, does anyone have any hidden gems and know where I can get a large quantity at a cheaper rate? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Ryan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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