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Genesis 1:14-15
And God said, ďLet there be lights in the expanse of the sky, to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth
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Technical Information

Woodinville Wonderland continues to be added to, and upgraded. LED technology continues to play a significant role where applicable. Currently we are approx 98% LEDs, and try to be as "Green" as possible. This information is as current as it can be and changes up until we get to Light Up for each season.

126,650 lights -  This is the current 2016 total. We use a mix of LEDís, and incandescent. Bulb styles include , M6, C7, C9, Miniís, Floods, Rope & RGB Pixel/Nodes

1 Traditional DMX Universe -  Theatrical Lighting. Colorwashes provide the house upwash, Zap Strobes and Moving Head Lights called Yokes do the roving spot light effect, and the Color Balls inside the Spiral Tree

18,342 feet Ė  3.47 miles, of extension cords (that is just the connections)

71,292 feet of wire, (lights, extension cords & communications) That one blew us away! Over 13.5 miles!
All that has to be strung one way or another.

110 Amps total to run everything if it was constantly on, but the actual is less  due to the blinking and flashing

FM Transmitter - broadcasting on 101.9FM - Commercial free Christmas music during the day, and our animated light show at night

We have over 3500 Christmas Carols and adding all the time, including some Vintage Carols that "The Antique Christmas Lights Museum" gave me permission to use. All of which now is about 17Gb worth of music. Our collection grows every year.

Lights and Music are run by a lap top computer. The lights and show literally turns itself on and off using programs on the computer. The show is about 99.8% self sufficient, however, there are a few items that need to be turned on every night manually.

533 Channels of AC light animation, spread across several dozen controllers. All of what you see twinkling or blinking is managed by the computer which tells the controllers what to do and when to do it.

32 DMX Universes (9600 channels) of RGB Intelligent Pixel technology. This is entirely used in the RGB Tree and the Bow and Bells features.

Itís powered by 4 - 15 amp circuits, and a temporary 80 amp sub panel called "Santa Power"

Itís difficult to count how many hours went into the creation and setup. This is now a year round hobby. Needless to say, there are thousands of hours spent over the years

Programming the lights to sync to the music can be time consuming, but, watching the show, it's worth every second. It takes me approximately  10-15 hours per minute of music for a "New" sequence to get the lights timed like you see them, but I am not the most proficient at this aspect

All of this is tracked and managed via an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the amperage loads. The cool by-product is all the above information.

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