Christmas Lights to Music, Step by Step Tutorial



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Jeff Potter Muzic
Jeff Potter Muzic 2 months ago

So am I correct that with that program you can create shows for your own music, you don't have to buy preprogrammed song/light shows?

Scott Hall
Scott Hall 2 months ago

Tara-Tech, what would you say something of that size would be the total cost? I am going to be putting together a light show this holiday season.

Adrian Velazquez
Adrian Velazquez 2 months ago

Muchas gracias por compartir aprendí mucho por su gran trabajo felicidades

Sylvain Normandeau
Sylvain Normandeau 2 months ago

This is THE FIRST video explaining AND showing what individual parts needed...and how everything connects, comes together...the garage floor setup IS A no more, you found THE video...

Tim McKinney
Tim McKinney 2 months ago

I would live to see the PVC pipe up close. To see how you made the holes etc.
What size PVC did you use, 3/4"?

Kyle Teichroew
Kyle Teichroew 2 months ago

awesome, thanks for the power injection info!

Angel Juliet
Angel Juliet 2 months ago

They way you say components is different and a bit weird for me.

You pronounce it like you would compound or compost.

I pronounce it is more like compute


Michael L. Edmonds
Michael L. Edmonds 2 months ago

I must commend you and criticize at the same time. What a truly informative and detailed instructional video.
Yet, the 5 second drone video of the completed work was so short it actually angered me. I’d have loved to see at least a minute of a full frontal shot of the house, then the drone showing above.
Please in the future consider this. You went through such a labor of love and taught so well with such concern to get your info across clearly, yet no pride in finished product ?
Thank you, the little I saw of the house it was beautifully done

NightWing 2 months ago

Where do you buy power T connecters?

NightWing 2 months ago

This is excellent job to show how newbie do xmas light, are you using 1/2" PVC pipe?

Awesome Dee
Awesome Dee 2 months ago

Great. It demystifies the process. Make those T connectors available for purchase?

Mirthandirxiii 2 months ago

Very informative tutorial.

blah blah
blah blah 2 months ago

Did you just use pvc and drill through it?

Darren Wander
Darren Wander 2 months ago

Thank you for this video!

Roger Marchese
Roger Marchese 2 months ago

Wow this is amazing thank you so much for all the information. I would to get in contact with yoy to see who you used for your injection t's

johnandtheresa2459 2 months ago

Do you have a video or could you point me in the direction of how to use the Raspberry Pi vs a laptop/desktop?

Tennessee Wood Signs
Tennessee Wood Signs 2 months ago

The best tutorial I have seen! Thank you! Getting ready to watch more of your videos. :-) P.s. Would love to see how you build your PVC props.

allanGEE 2 months ago

Finally! A step-by-step with visuals of the hardware! Fine if you say no, but would you share to care your final cost for everything? That would help me decide whether to dive in or not. Take care and thanks again for the vid!

Jason Pyatt
Jason Pyatt 2 months ago

I really appreciate this video. I have 4 LOR controllers from ~2006, thinking of jumping back in with a newer system. Your walk through was an excellent overview!

Ghost Hxer
Ghost Hxer 2 months ago

I want to do an inside and outside Frozen themed birthday show in April but I want to get bubble fake snow blowers involved and blue icicles. If you can message me or something, I'd like to hire you to do this. I'll get all the necessary equipment needed. I'll make a blueprint and tell you my idea. You can message me through Google Plus

Len Marten
Len Marten 2 months ago

Looks like a great video. Come Christmas 2021, if I manage it do something similar, I'll ping you a message closer to the time! Many thanks for taking the time to make the video!

Marcel Rodarte
Marcel Rodarte 2 months ago


You're the man! I decided I wanted to do a light show way too late this year (Thanksgiving weekend) and figured I'd have to wait until next year to get anything done. Your video inspired me to get something done this year. After a flurry of Amazon deliveries and an assist by our local high school's auto shop teacher, I was able to emulate your eaves install. I made some minor tweaks to your designs and after pulling out some of my hair, I got it figured out! I'm running 378 pixels along my eaves using a Falcon F48 and a single receiver for now. The power injection was a piece of cake and I was able to build 4 single port power supplies thanks to your components page. I even got my RaspberryPi up and running since xScheduler isn't available for the Mac. Looking forward to putting on a full show next year Thanks again for the amazing tutorial. If you're ever in So. Cal. the first round is on me!

Tech Turtle
Tech Turtle 2 months ago

Really detailed video on power injection great job

Dan Fitzpatrick
Dan Fitzpatrick 2 months ago

My wife would divorce me! and I would expect her to!! LMAO

Patrick G
Patrick G 2 months ago

I'd like to echo many comments made here and say this step by step walk thru really cleared up a lot of questions I had with regard to network hardware and how everything is connected. I've been doing a lot of research this past month preparing for my first light display (for 2021 season). This is the first video I found that explains in easy to follow detail exactly what I need to do to start my planning process. Thank you! I have subscribed! I do have a few questions.
1. What spacing did you use between pixels on your eave lights? Looks like 2" or 3"? Do you like the spacing or wished you'd went shorter?
2. How is your computer setup? It looks like you have your laptop running xLights for setup and sequencing. Then you have a Raspberry Pi. Do you have the Falcon Player on the Raspberry Pi? Does xlights (on your laptop) talk to the Pi thru your router then the pi sends the sequences to the falcon controller?
3. Is there anything you would have done differently knowing what you know now Vs. When you first started out?
Thanks again and look forward to checking out your website for more great ideas! FYI: I believe you've convinced me to go 5V instead of 12V mainly because of wire size. I'll still do more research to see which way works best for me but am definitively leaning heavy on the 5V side.

Randy V
Randy V 2 months ago

Thank you I cant wait to do this

Andy Packard
Andy Packard 2 months ago

Not sure what's more impressive: your system, or your concise and easy-to-follow video. :-) The front-yard walk-through... I wonder how many times you started over, LOL. Nice work and thank you. I just subjected my wife to listening to it in entirety, with various backing up and replays. Thanks for inspiring us. Seems like we're "in", albeit the first of seasonal steps. Will let you know how it goes, and any questions along the way.

Aaron Palusso
Aaron Palusso 2 months ago

From your power supply to your T... what size wire did you use?

Bradley Casbon
Bradley Casbon 2 months ago

If you don't mind me asking, how much did your whole display cost? Really wanna do this.

Benedict Yamamura
Benedict Yamamura 2 months ago

Thank you for the information. Merry Christmas from the Marshall Islands!

Tam Tam
Tam Tam 2 months ago

I was watching this and just so many details that I just kept getting lost😫 and yet so confusing!
One smart person there does it right

Salomon Thomas
Salomon Thomas 2 months ago

I am from India N2 and I want to make in India

MINUS-1-VIRUS 2 months ago

This is something I have been contemplating on doing , but didn’t know where to begin. Thanks for the information. a list of what you utilized and the supplier / vendor etc Thanks again 👍🏽

Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez 2 months ago

GREAT Video! You put in a very easy to see and understand point of view. Thank you for the video. Seems your website is down though.

Duckie Randoms
Duckie Randoms 2 months ago

What is ur power bill look like after a month of show?

Chris Davis
Chris Davis 2 months ago

Look at those degrees though! 🙌🏻

jelrod19 2 months ago

I too have been researching this stuff for over 2 years and this is by far one of the best most practical explanation and illustrating I have seen so far.

Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer 2 months ago

So for those power cut adapters you’re just cutting the positive wire and leaving the negative intact, correct?

John Wade
John Wade 2 months ago

FINALLY something that I can follow. I've been looking for 2 years to get started and this is the one that will do that for me! Using Falcon controller which is exactly what I wanted to do!! Thank you for taking the time to do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chase Chrisman
Chase Chrisman 2 months ago

This is awesome man. I've looked through some of the comments...but did have one question. Once you transfer the data from the Falcon to the differential receiver is the data distributed/split between each of the 4 circuits?

Adam Dingo
Adam Dingo 2 months ago

Hi mate how did you make the pixel matrix on your window shutters and can you take some close up i is of it matey

your name here
your name here 2 months ago

Thank you for this information!

DJ RAA 2 months ago

I love it Nice , im new in all this can post video how control each light from the xlight and how conected to the falcon48 im looking for how programing the light how many can conect on each port and how can i do you have a realt NICE SET UP I LIKEIT
I wanna do a tree plus 6 arch to star i have falcon 48 and 6 recivers tks ... FELIZ NAVIDAD

Cody 2 months ago

"lan lines" .... You mean... Cat6?

Morris Davis
Morris Davis 2 months ago

Would you rather use 12v led lights rather than 5v to avoid all the power injection required? What would be your pros and cons on that issue? I have researched that using 12v at proper wattage and amps at 50% brightness max they can be chained to 600 to 750 nodes without degrading.

ZJCole 2 months ago

How many lights total?

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez 2 months ago

Where do you get all the equipment?

Jeremiah Ellis
Jeremiah Ellis 2 months ago

Like it

Jeremiah Ellis
Jeremiah Ellis 2 months ago

All components pls.

Tinyking 41
Tinyking 41 2 months ago

How much did you pay for that because I was thinking of doing this

Darin Deperto
Darin Deperto 2 months ago

This was excellent in demystifying the layouts along with power injection. Showing the layout on the floor for just one falcon controller output and the power cable changes really cleared a lot up. I see the need for the weather proof power injection Tees and will stick with a single supplier. Sold me on the falcon controller.

rylan nordby
rylan nordby 2 months ago

Is it very expensive to start a show like this?

Steve Blizzard
Steve Blizzard 2 months ago

Great, informative video. Made some things that were fuzzy for me clear. Would love to have links to your custom components like your power cut adapter and injector T. Your power injection section was my favorite. Will be how I do mine.

MrThermoBob 2 months ago

Nice! This was really informative.
I like your power injection technique and the part where the whole system is put together operating in one place. That part made it really easy for me to understand.
I would be interested in more information on the components you used to build the controller box and the differential receiver box and how you assembled those boxes together.