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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.

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  1. Hello folks, this is my first post here (hope I'm posting in the right thread!) Anyway, when I was a kid (about 20 years or so ago.) My family would always drive around during the holidays to seek out the best light displays! That was always fun. Maybe that's why I love holiday lights so much now as an adult! Back to the topic. One of the houses in particular had an awesome set of icicle style lights hanging from the roof. They were blue, and they flashed in a pattern I'd never seen before! They didn't flash all-together at once, nor did they have a chasing effect. It's kind of hard to describe, but I'll do my best. The middle portion of the lights would flash very quickly, then the outer part would flash afterwards, then back to the middle once more very quickly before repeating from the start again! It was almost like the lights were "dancing!" Here's an alternate way of describing the sequence. More or less, the order in which I saw them flashing: Portion 1 | Portion 2 | Portion 1 This has never left my brain since seeing it as a child. It blew my mind! And I've never come across another house that had lights flash this way! Also, all the other light strings besides the blue ones described either flashed normally, or were just steady burning. My question is, is there a special type of chasing control system required for this? Or can light sets like this be bought in store? (I've never seen them in all my years of searching!) I'm also curious how much power lights like these would consume? I'm assuming quite a lot. I know I'm not imagining what I saw. It just boggles me that I can't find lights with that exact flashing pattern. I figured the best place to ask is right here, since there seem to be some very knowledgeable folks around here, who know more than a thing or two about lights! ^^ I would really love to get my hands on a few sets if these do exist! I'd even like to get some orange or green ones for Halloween if possible. If a chasing system is what is needed, then how would I set up a custom flash pattern? Rather than a simple chasing effect. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!! -Cory
  2. New Christmas Sequence! https://vimeo.com/275365729 New Variety Effects Pack! 30 Effect Presets! https://xtremesequences.com/collections/effects-presets/products/variety-effects-pack-1-2018-10-effects If you have been Platinum Member from the beginning, you do not need to buy this. You already have it. New Weekly Preset Effect for Platinum Members! https://vimeo.com/275670527 It's Christmas is my latest sequence available. https://xtremesequences.com/collections/christmas/products/its-christmas-medley-live Want an xTreme Sequence every month? Join now before Seasonal Membership Price goes in to effect, https://checkout.invanto.com/checkout/order/13466
  3. Chuck

    Christmas Cheer

    Time Left: 6 years and 5 months

    • Wanted
    • Used

    All we need is a bit of Christmas cheer any time of the year!

    $1.00

  4. Over 35,000 lights and Setup begins in October. Enjoy the lights! https://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/
  5. I just made this design and want to know your opinions??? ---->> for more detail visit https://www.teezily.com/christmas-spirit
  6. salamber

    My Christmas Lights

    Since everyone was talking about how quiet it has been. I decided to share my displays (minus a few new additions from GFP) and hopefully others will follow.
  7. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have 3 former municipal street pole decorations for sale at $100 each. There are 2 trees with lights and ornaments and 1 star. They are all on heavy duty steel pole attachments and have normal heavy duty plug in cords. You will need to replace some of the regular size lightbulbs on the trees. Each tree is approx 76" tall. The star is approx 76" across. Buy 1 or all 3!

    $100.00

    ROSCOE, Illinois - US

  8. aabeck

    Christmas_House_2017.mp4

    From the album: Aabeck's album

    My house display for 2017 Christmas. The outside lights and living room window lights are controlled by an Allen Bradley SLC5/04 PLC. The door wreath is controlled by a Siemens S2-200 PLC, with the power to it controlled by the living room SLC5/04. Most of the light strings have been cut into 10 bulb sections to run on 24 volts DC provided by separate power supplies. The flickering candles in the kitchen window are 4 volt bulbs wired to a TTL transistor logic card, and each of the 7 is controlled with it's own subroutine. TO get 4 volts I have a 5 volt power supply run through a potentiometer to reduce the voltage to 3.7 volts - it is easier on the bulbs and makes them a little dimmer than full brightness so they appear more like candles. The kitchen window is controlled by a SLC5/03 PLC, and another SLC5/03 controls the tree that I put out in the side yard this year. The PLC's are synced with messaging by a home control SLC5/05 in my home office, through NET-ENI's. A network COM port on the tree PLC is messaged to through a data-subscriber on the HMI. All features (along with the home controls, monitoring and alarms) are controllable and adjustable by a computer and a Windows tablet both running AdvancedHMI.
  9. RUDOLPHM

    Magic Reindeer Food

    I'm not sure this is really linked to Christmas lights as such but thought it was a fun video/product. Have a look see what you think x
  10. I am having some issues with a 60in light up wreath. 7/8 of the thing lights up but half of 1 section is completely out. I have tried replacing bulbs, used the Christmas light tester tool but I am stuck. Today I found what I think is where it is losing power or transfer of power to the next bulb Anybody have any idea what type of bum set up this is? Or how to fix it? I am pretty sure this is where the lights stop from bulb to bulb. I have never seen bulbs like this before and have tried everything except splicing the wires again. How can I fix this so I can use this wreath again?The bulb before this has the same housing and works fine.
  11. I need a replacement blower wheel (round plastic piece about the size of the palm of your hand) for Christmas inflatable. Description below: 10'-12' inflatable reindeer (4-ish years old) Bought in Illinois (Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, or "At Home") Fan is of Chinese origin (Tried contacting the Chinese company but received no response): st-motor.com model: SBH1084S3A Class B 120vac / 60Hz / 0.54A Thermally protected F Blower wheel dimensions: 4 1/4" Wide x 1 1/8" Tall I REALLY don't want to throw this away. Im at the end of my search though. Does anyone have any ideas on where I can find a replacement blower wheel or motor? Th inflatable does have a light string attached to it also. The light string looks like a simple plastic connector. Is the .54A just for the light string? Should I just buy a replacement motor? If so which one? Thanks tried to upload the pictures with no luck. Thank you all for your help!
  12. cottoncandy

    Celebrating Christmas in Dubai

    This is my first Christmas in Dubai. I don't want to miss the joy and surprises of my family. On the list is buying a PS4 for my husband. He loves gaming and this is what he has been longing for. And, a nice home set for my daughter. She will be delighted, I wish to decorate our apartment for the classic Christmas spirit. Where do I get good stocking and decorations for Christmas in Dubai? I am going to check out Typo or Virgin Megastore in Mirdif. I hope I would get it there. Your suggestion is welcome.
  13. I found this on Youtube and thought it was a great idea. How to catch Santa on Camera This Christmas....
  14. 2016 Christmas Display. 30,000 lights
  15. mwalz

    2016 Display - 30k lights

    I'm 19 and have been doing this for about 10 years so far, I've came a long way with my display in just the past few years even. Here are some highlight pics of this year and a link to the website and Facebook page: http://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ForestRunLights/ I'm open to any suggestions-good or bad for next year, thanks for looking!
  16. This is the inside version of our Christmas Spectacular 2016. We never get snow, but often get rain in the winter and since this was the first season presenting our display, we wanted to protect our investment. So, I created an inside version to entertain party guests in our home. I hope you'll enjoy. This wasn't the exact set up (so I do apologize). This was from the first tech testing in November 2016. I do not own the music to this video. This is for educational purposes only.
  17. aabeck

    Shooting Star Ver2.0.mp4

    From the album: Aabeck's album

    Update of the shooting star in my LR window for Christmas. I added a few more modes. This is run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/05 and controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. Sorry about the focus, but the camera couldn't keep it's focus range on the flashing lights.

    © none

  18. aabeck

    Christmas Tree Ver2.avi

    From the album: Aabeck's album

    Here's a .AVI version I had created because neither of the MP4 uploads would play. This runs on an Allen Bradley SLC503 that I upgraded from a 7 slot rack to a 10 slot rack & added a 120V output card to control the 12V power supply, tree top and the white lights on the pre-lit tree. It's controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI through a Ethernet serial port through a WiFi access point. Unfortunately the camera had a difficult time focusing on the flashing lights, but even though some is out of focus the patterns still show.

    © none

  19. Florida Christmas Light decorators have a Facebook page. 'Like it 'to keep up-to-date with what is happening in Florida. We welcome all decorators from all over the world. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Planet-Christmas/233759653343533
  20. michael b

    Florida Mini 2012

    The Florida Mini is going to be in the Jacksonville area. We are looking at possibly late April or early May. Stay tuned to find out more info. This is for decorators from any state or skill level. It is a wonderful time to meet, share and learn. Also, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Planet-Christmas/233759653343533
  21. Here are my House Layouts any suggestions idea's Comments, am i going too big to fast - 64 channel's Expected LOR. and might find other RGB Controllers but as for now i am going with 64 Channel's LOR Halloween Idea Christmas Idea Fourth of July Idea
  22. andyzito

    My Shows - 3 Houses

    Here are my shows so far this year - more to come! Wizards in Winter Jingle Bells
  23. jstorms

    Christmas Tree That Snows Itself

    Visited the Decorator's Warehouse in Arlington, Texas and Wow! They even have a Christmas Tree that snows itself!
  24. jstorms

    Christmas Story Leg Lamp

    Yesterday at Walgreen's I found a 40" Leg Lamp. I've wanted one of these for years, but the only ones I found were over $250 online.
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