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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.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • 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.



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  1. Time Left: 2 months and 25 days

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have two EDM FM Transmitters for sale. They are hands down the absolute best in the market. Both of these are in mint condition and are working 100%. Please research and you will see the positive feedback and reviews. I'll provide an 12 VDC power supply with each purchase. I can also assist with spec'in a 1/4 wave vertical antenna with 2 ground radials. The output signal will be outstanding! - EDM-TX-LCD-P (no enclosure) - $150 shipped (New price is $213 from EDM) (I can provide pictures on request) - EDM-TX-LCD-EP (with enclosure) - $175 shipped (New price is $234 from EDM) (Also seen in the pictures attached to the post) Please IM me with any questions. I can provide additional pictures on request. Thanks, Lightman


  2. Lightman

    Wide Angle 5MM LED Lights

    Yes, I think so for the pure white color. Now if I can find green and red lengths at this price. Thank You!
  3. Lightman

    Wide Angle 5MM LED Lights

    Hi Group, I'm still crunching through numbers to determine the overall cost of converting my incandescent display over to LED this year. I've found some great deals on LED C7's and Rope Light. However, I'm struggling to find a ecomnical solution for smaller mini lights like the Wide Angle 5MM LED's. The best price I've seen is $10 for a package of 50 count. I need roughly 75-100 boxes of the 50 count and that comes out to a pricey figure. Does anyone know of a vendor that sells these by the spool (100', 250', 500')? Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks! Lightman
  4. Lightman

    Recommendations on LED Light Vendor Online

    Great suggestions. Thank You!
  5. Hi Group, I'm looking for recommendations on an online vendor of LED lights. A google search turns up many but looking for one that maybe has some ties to this forum. This year, I'm planning to swap out all of my old incandescent lights for LED. So with that in mind, I'll be buying a lot of LED's. I'm looking for bulk buys like lights on spools versus boxes of lights. I need to redo all my C7 lights which consisted of three separate runs of 100' with three separate colors on each run. Also, I'll be redoing all of my 2' and 4' Christmas tree's. I'd really like to be able to buy spools of smaller LED's (500 to 1000') and cut to my own lights and do my own electrical terminations. Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed! Thanks, Lightman
  6. I can't use these this year as I thought and was hoping someone else could put them to use. *All new in box* 20 - 100 ct Phillips Red Mini Lights Regular price per box $4.49 9 - 400 ct Holiday Time White Mini Lights ( two 200 ct strands) Regular price per box $10.00 12 - Misc Boxes of Christmas Lights 4 - Christmas Light Plastic Stakes include no charge Asking $100 shipped (I'll need to remove the lights from the boxes due to shipping constraints) Please PM me if interested. Thanks!
  7. do you still have them - and how far are you from Kansas City?

  8. Lightman

    **Brand New Christmas Lights For Sale**

    Controllers and Lights have been spoken for again, pending funds now. Will post again if these deals fall though.
  9. Hi Group, I have many Christmas Lights up for sale, still new in the box. Asking $125 plus shipping. Please PM me with any questions. Thanks! *Target Brand Lights* Boxes / Type 4-18ft Clear Rope Lights 24-100 ct. Clear Mini Lights 17-100 ct. Red Mini Lights 3-100 ct. Green Mini Lights 3-100 ct. Blue Mini Lights *Holiday Time Brand Lights* (Wal-Mart Brand) Boxes / Type 12-300 ct. Icicle Lights 2-150 ct. Red Net Lights 2-150 ct. Clear Net Lights 1-25 ct. C7 Light Set Clear 12-400 ct. Mini Light Sets (2 sets of 200 ct. per box) 12-100 ct. Green Mini Light 10-100 ct. Clear Mini Light *Phillips Lights* Boxes / Type 4-100 ct. Blue Mini Lights 10-100 ct. Red Mini Lights 6-100 ct. Green Mini Lights
  10. How much for all 4 Controllers

  11. How much are you asking for the controller and do you have LEDs?

  12. Which part fixed your hum?

  13. Hey Group, I just finished my lastest project and wanted to share with everyone. Give you some background as to what lead to this: Last year I had two 4' Metal Stars, wrapped with four different colors of rope light. I would only turn one color on at a time and kind of flash through each color in the programming. Well the colors ended up bleeding into each other a certain angles and ealier this year I came up with a solution. Plus, 4 different colors of rope light are very hard to wrap on one metal star These should have a neat effect when tied with some LORII programming (spinning fades, ect). I made two of them, used 1/2 solid round steel rod, the stars are 4ft by 4ft and the total height of the array is almost 10', just to give you an idea. Each array will use 4 channels and I used 18' lengths of rope light and zip ties to hold in place. Please PM if you have any questions. Cheers, Lightman
  14. I would like more information on the EDM kits. Would like to buy one and wondering how long till you get the next batch in?