Hight Family Christmas Light Show

Hight Family Christmas Light Show
Top
Christmas Light Show How-To
Below are brief descriptions with links to a few videos I made as well as links to my project albums that include the build pictures. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me on our facebook page or contact page and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Thanks!
Building Leaping PEX Arches
Building a Free Standing Mega Tree
PEX Leaping Arches Build Pictures
Free Standing Mega Tree Build Pictures
Video is above. These are pictures of the build process for my Free Standing Mega Tree. Overall Weight is about 180lbs and provides enough stability that you can use it in the middle of a concrete driveway without guy wires. Total cost about $90 for 19ft tree including all hardware. The lights are pixel nodes at 2" centers using PixNode strips from Holiday Coro found here, then anchored to the top and bottom. Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
Video is above. These are pictures of the build process for my Leaping PEX Arches. They use 1" PEX tubing sold in 100' roles at Home Depot with 2811 strip fed through. To anchor, I use gas pipe floor flanges, 1/2" EMT conduit and a few other miscellaneous connectors. Most parts are in the pictures.  Total cost about $25 each (not including lights). Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
Bethlehem Star Build Pictures
Purchased the base design from Holiday Coro here. Modified as follows: Changed height of cover to only 1.5" to allow more visibility of lights. Changed light type to smart rectangle node (original calls for dumb rgb) which then freed up the spot designed for dumb rgb controllers to add 8 more nodes (1 per leg). Fed with power and data at beginning and injected off of feed at the end with power to maintain consistency. Total cost about $80 (not including lights). Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
Outline Strips Build Pictures
All pixel nodes are mounted into PixNode Strips from Holiday Coro which can be found here. I use 3" centers for the majority of my outlines. I then cut pvc electrical conduit to length, paint black and attach the strips to the conduit. All conduit breaks down in 8 to 10 ft sections for easy storage. The outline of the entire house and yard takes about 3 hours to set up. Total cost is about $2.50 per 8-10 foot section. Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
Controllers & Power Build Pictures
Controller pictured are E682's mounted in cg1500 enclosure painted black. Two 350w power supplies mounted in a second cg1500 enclosure to power both legs of the controller. 12v DC computer fan to aid in heat dissipation. Wired with 12awg wire and 30amp inline fuses to controller. Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
Pixel trees are made from PixNode Strips from Holiday Coro which can be found here, along with fence rail for the mast, 2x4 for the base and 1" PEX tubing for the ring. The toppers were also purchased from Holiday Coro. Assembly is fairly straight forward. the poles and bases break down (with the ring attahced to base) for storage and the pixel strips stay connected to the topper and all three trees go in a tote. Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
The Pixel Matrix is fairly straight forward. I purchsed Pixnode Net from Holiday Coro with 2" spacing which can be found here. I attached this to PVC 3/4" PVC electrical conduit painted flat black. Total dimensions are 30 pixels high by 34 pixels wide. Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
The Pixel Bursts were custom built. I started by using a 4'x4' sheet of black coro. After drawing the layout I drilled 12mm holes into the coro 3/4" apart an all legs. I then cut out the burst and used wreath wire from Hobby Lobby to help strengthen the legs. There are 12 legs per burst. The center is 3" with a total of 20 pixels per leg on the smaller bursts and 24 per leg on the larger. Overall dimensions of the large burst is just over 37" and 33" for the smaller two. I thought about many different ways to do this but this was the right combination of cost and ease and turned out great! Feel free to message me on facebook or here with any questions.
Hight Fantasy Lights - Copyright 2008-2016
[Home] - [Videos] - [Gallery] - [Projects]

[Setup] - [Faq] - [Resources] - [Find Us] - [Contact]