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    Christmas Lights 2006 - over 17,000

    Thought you might like to see this.
    These are my Christmas lights that I just finished.

    www.bradleyjacobs.com/lights





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    What they dont blink to music? I want the dancing lights like this http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/xmaslights.html

    I think the guy that did this is doing it again at some park this year.


    p.s. cool lights must cost a fortune to run!
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    That's a lot of lights!
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    very nice. I have a tad over 5k lights up this year. I don't have time, or my roof and house would be lined like yours.

    if you have not already, checkout www.computerchristmas.com
    they have the controller plans there to sequence lights, and how to build them right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity View Post
    very nice. I have a tad over 5k lights up this year. I don't have time, or my roof and house would be lined like yours.

    if you have not already, checkout www.computerchristmas.com
    they have the controller plans there to sequence lights, and how to build them right.
    Either next year or the year after, I'm going to buy or build a controller. You can buy the controller with the software for around $200. I need to buy a few thousand more lights first. I also need about 50 more extension cords.
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    Skip the extension cords, and run all your lights directly off the controllers. http://computerchristmas.com/?link=p...d&PhotoCat=168

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    So, how many watts does your setup pull? Interested in what your electric bill will be.
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    I am pulling 17 amps, so about 1870 watts. My lights are on for 6 hours a day, from day after Thanksgiving to Jan 1.
    Last year my electric bill went up 32.00 for the lights.
    I am sure the OP's is easily triple that depending on his electricity rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity View Post
    Skip the extension cords, and run all your lights directly off the controllers. http://computerchristmas.com/?link=p...d&PhotoCat=168
    Interesting. I have several thousand feet of Cat5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODYSSEY View Post
    So, how many watts does your setup pull? Interested in what your electric bill will be.
    I'm sure it will be cheaper than my pool. It has an enormous 110volt pump. It's 110-volt only, it has no option for 220. Our bill went down 80 bucks when we winterized the pool. So these lights are bound to be cheaper than that.
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