101 Rio Bravo Rd
2012 News (our 3rd year!!)
[Georgetown, TX -- Oct. 29th, 2012] NEW LOCATION!! We moved from our Round Rock home to Georgetown earlier this year. The new place is better suited to lights but it also means a redesign for the new layout. Moving has taken some time, and the 2012 lights will happen -- just a little more subdued from what we originally planned.
A Halloween display is now up... there is still some tweaks to make with the sequencing, but the lights are up!.
Last year's display was our first with the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) route with diyLightAnimation.com where a number of like-minded enthusiasts from around the world share info and ideas. Closer to home are a great bunch of people interested in animation, lighting, various holidays, DIY, and off-the-shelf... come by to lone-star-holidays.com to join us! The DIY equipment was fun to build and I'm hooked!
The latest big idea is to use RGB (Red-Green-Blue) LED lighting that allows each color of each individual bulb to be adjusted. With the ability to blend the colors you can create any color you want. There are some designs that let you do this for an entire string of lights, but the one I've chosen for 2012 is to have that degree of control with each new bulb that I purchase.
What's new?? Let's see...
I will guess the display is about 35,000 LED lights now -- but I'm still adding items.
- RGB flood lights,
- 6 RGB snow flakes (5-foot),
- RGB stars,
- and a 3400-bulb, 30-foot RGB mega-tree!!
- ...we've also added a blow-up arch (my son's idea).
Regarding the RGB mega-tree (and this also is relevant to the other RGB items):
I am still playing with it, but with good programming I can make this look like the traditional mega-tree with "slices" able to spin around the tree, or "spirals" that approximate the newer trees with strings that wind around the trees. But you can also make all or any part of the tree ANY color you choose. This allows you to even play "videos" on the tree to make the programming easier -- each bulb taking the role of a pixel on your computer or TV display!!
Come by before Nov. 1st for Halloween. The Christmas display will likely start on Dec. 1st and run through the month of December.
Steve (and family!!)
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Thanks for joining us this festive season.
displays and music selections will be added as the holiday approaches!