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  Schedule and playlist  

Welcome to Gene and Carol's Christmas Light Spectacular                   New for 2014!        See the live playlist and pick the song you want to hear when you visit our display!

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FAQ

Why do you do this?
How many lights do you have?
How much is your electric bill?
How are you transmitting to my radio?
How do you control the lights?
How much does this cost?
How much time does it take?
Do you accept donations?
Still have a question not answered by the FAQ

Why do you do this?
Why Not? We have always loved Christmas & Christmas Lights. This way we can combine different elements to make something unique and different. The real reason is because Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is another way to express our love for Him and what He has done for us. We hope that those who watch our display may realize that He is the Reason for the Season.

How many lights do you have?
We have 60,000 Plus, LED lights for 2011 and growing for the following years.

How much is your electric bill?
If everything was on, it would consume a lot of power. I had to install 12 new dedicated circuits to be able to power everything. Most of the time only a portion of the display is on because it is animiated. A lot of static displays use more power because they are always "ON" and we use LED Lights. We use about $150.00 worth of electricity for the Christmas display.

How are you transmitting to my radio?
We use a low powered FM transmitter that broadcasts on 107.7 FM. While visiting the display you can tune your car radio to 107.7 FM. And to listen to the music synchronized with the lights. The music can be heard while in close proximity to the display.

How do you control the lights?
Everything is controlled with computer software and special hardware controllers. Our display for 2011 uses 176 different channels from our controllers, This allows us to control almost every part of our display between Red, White, and Green colors. Because of the way that the display has to be set up, we use over 10,000' of extension cord.

How much does this cost?
I am not really sure how much I have invested, but like any other Hobby we do a little at a time. Some people buy Boats, others buy vacation homes, Caribbean Cruises, Sports Cars etc. Me,….. I buy Christmas lights.

How much time does it take?
Like any hobby, it takes up quite a bit of time. I work on things throughout the year. I’m also lucky in that my wife --without her continued support throughout the year the light show could not be possible, she also shares my enthusiasm and helps me out with some things. A lot of work goes into the (The Mega Tree 7200 Lights). (The Leaping Arches 1200 lights) and (The Spiral Tree 5000 lights). Programing the display, probably takes the most amount of time.

Do you accept donations?
Yes and no. I'm not asking for it at all because it comes out of my pocket for the public to enjoy. If you would like to donate to our charity that’s fine but I’m not asking and I’m not telling you that you have to. We have a voiceover between songs asking people to be a little generous and give to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society to help those in need.

Still have a question not answered by the FAQ
If you still have a question about our display or you can send us an e-mail at Gmerd@zoominternet.net