Much like 2020 I started thinking about my lightshow early due to quarantine restrictions. I added some features I had been thinking about for several years including bucket lights and pixel panels on the upper pillars of the house. In addition I added more of the arches and North Poles I introduced last season.
2020 has been a unique year and so has my build. Been isolated at home caused me to start thinking about my lights early which led me into some new adventures with DMX, much more DIY in the lighting and building some of my own pieces. We added around 500 new RGB and 1,500 curtain lights to the display this year. I built 4 North Poles using dumb RGBs and DMX controllers, we also added some wooden display props a neighbor was giving away and some snowman banners on the fence at each side of the house.
This year we continued to replace LEDs adding 2,200 RGBs, including 10 metres of Pixel panels. Most of the music is carry over from last year upgraded for this years layout, I’ll likely add a couple of new songs throughout the season. I will capture the videos and post them here as I do.
In 2018 I added 1,800 RGB lights to my display, bringing the total to 2,600. Additions included 800 RGBs on my large spruce tree, RGBs for my mini trees and adding additional RGB bulbs to the remainder of the house (living room window and roof line). I also sequenced two entire Christmas albums for 2018. Now: The Christmas Album and A Twisted Christmas as well as converted additional sequences from 2016 for a total of about 2h 30 mins of music.
2017 was my first foray into RGB lighting adding 200 RGBs to the house, a 400 Pixel Tree and 2 RGB floodlights. I has a little less music (~45 mins) sequenced this year as it was a much bigger effort to convert from LED to RGB than I initially intended.