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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.

Tony Hight


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About Tony Hight

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  • Birthday 04/20/1980

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Luke 2:1-20
  • Location
    Surprise, Arizona
  • Biography
    Incredibly crazy about Christmas!
  • Interests
    Isn't it obvious???
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Retired in 2011 and coming back in 2015 with an all new display! Not one display element, light or controller will be reused. We will now be 100% LED Pixel lights!

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  1. Tony Hight

    Where Are The Planetchristmas Members In Az

    Surprise at Bullard and Greenway --Tony Hight http://www.hightfantasylights.com http://www.facebook.com/hightfantasylights
  2. Tony Hight

    Update On Cdi Pre Order Sale

    why no m6 this year??
  3. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    That's what I thought. My mind just couldn't grasp why more lights wouldn't equal more wattage in some instances. figured LED is just a different animal. I'm ready to place my order now, for first timers we are supposed to call the order in, correct? Is there a special number or anything I need to mention when I call or is it just the number on the site? Thanks
  4. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    I'm new to LED and want to do some planning for this coming year. Why are the wattages different for the various colors and string size (I"m looking at red, green, white and blue) then some colors are the same for 50 and 70 count strings, etc. Just want to make sure I'm not missing something
  5. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    Paul I have some spt2 extension cords bought from the store. Can the c9 PP socket for zip cord work with that wire or will it only work with the zip cord you sell? It's only to light a star I'm building so I don't need 1000ft spool of zip cord.
  6. Tony Hight

    Will I have to worry about GFCI trip

    I will be zip tying them through the holes pre-drilled in the strip. The edges of that metal are actual not sharp at all they are somewhat rounded. I just need something similar and am very leery about plastic seeing as I'm in Arizona and my attic will reach 130+ degrees in the summer.
  7. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    Great! Thanks Paul
  8. Tony Hight

    Will I have to worry about GFCI trip

    Next year I'm planning on using metal drywall corner bead to secure my LED lights to. Just wondering if anyone can forsee any issues with this such as possibly tripping GFCI? People do wire frames all the time so I'm assuming I'd be okay. I'd just rather use metal than plastic for long term durability.
  9. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    Which are better, xenon or LED strobes? I've heard LED has a problem not firing as random. I'll have twenty under the first and second floor eves. I'm looking for a fast random firing pattern. Can someone who has seen both let me know please. Thanks.
  10. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    Are the c9 retro fit better than the c9 strings of LED we can get through other vendors? Just priced out what it would take to do the entire roof line and HOLY COW! And that doesn't include the strings and sockets that I don't already have. I'm ordering c6's to outline the windows, doors and yard but really want the larger bulb for the roof. Will need about 450 bulbs each of red, green and warm white. I don't see any other c9's on Paul's site.
  11. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    I must have the best wife in the world. I just told her I was going to buy 9 cases of LED lights and 2 cases of strobes for next year (and I told her the price) and all she said was "okay." --I hope she knows I'm serious.
  12. Tony Hight

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    I'm confused. How many actual retro fit bulbs come with the case price for the c9 retrofits? And has anyone used these in the past? I'm trying to find the best way to outline the roof with c9 LED's next year. Thanks for any input.
  13. Tony Hight

    Braiding or twisting lights

    If you have three strands together and one is out. Get yourself a tester from Target, Home Depot, Etc. (the $18 one). Unplug the other two strands, leaving only the one you want to test plugged in. Take you about 5 seconds to find the problem. I've got Green, Red and White side by side all over my display, wound around tree trunks and everything. Never had a string I couldn't fix in under a few minutes (and those are the ones wrapped aroung the trees).
  14. Tony Hight

    Braiding or twisting lights

    Ya, it was the first year when I put them all together. You're probably right though. One four inch zip tie on the ends would be plenty. I use the "ball" method for storage, so my balls are a strand of each of the three colors and they never get tangled. Piece of cake to unwind and set up.