Click HERE for the Map (it's in the South Grove neighborhood)
Jon and Suzanne Back - already working on updates and changes for the 2017 Season. It will be our 13th year of synchronized music and lighting. Our 2016 Christmas Light display was synchronized to the music of eight different songs.
You "Listen to the Lights" by tuning your car's radio to FM 95.5 so that you can listen to our personal FM transmitter. If you forget the number, don't worry; there is a sign in the yard to remind you.
For 2016, we had approximately 60,000 lights (they are so much trouble to actually count) on the house and in the yard. Many of the lights (on the arches and on the roof and the garage door) can be any color by changing their Red, Green and Blue values, just like your TV picture.
The lights are computer controlled on roughly 96,000 (up from 32,000 last year) independent channels spread across dozens of different types of controllers. Many of my original controllers are made and sold by the D-Light company, located in Magnolia, TX, near Houston. I have been adding new controllers that are truly "Do It Yourself." Some are from DIYLightAnimation (the work of Robert Jordan) and some are from Falcon Christmas (www.falconchristmas.com). The master computer driving the display and music is a Raspberry Pi. That master computer is controlling four remotely controlled computers.
The display has gotten large enough that it takes 190 DMX Universes to control all the lights. It took a lot of planning and updates, but my display has never been more precise and dependable. Worth the effort, for sure.