2019 Outdoor Display Facts

Here are several facts about the display.  We hope you enjoy them and learn a little more about Lake Victoria Lights.
  • Two more controllers have been built and will bring the total channels up to 352 for 2019.
  • For Christmas 2019, The expected number of Christmas lights will total approximately 27,000. Assuming I have them all out.
  • A 32' ladder is used to install the tree towers.
  • There are 16 mini trees with Red/Green/Blue/White led strings which run in a semi circle in front and to the left of the Mega Tree.
  • In 2011 the large Mega Tree was increased in height from 15' to 20' tall (top of the star).
  • The large Mega Tree diameter was increased approximately 4' and lengthened to 24' tall in 2014.
  • The large Mega Tree's base was modified to make installation easier.
  • For 2019, the large Mega Tree's height was decreased in height from 24' to 23' in order to make the setup a LOT safer. Now I can hang the lights from the ground before pulling them up the tree instead of climbing up and down a step ladder 48-64 times, where I had to stand on the top rung to hang them.
  • In 2017, the Spiral wrap tree was completed (12-22-17). As of 2019 still tryin to get sequences programmed/modified to take advantage of it's spiral effects.
  • The shooting star display (when completed) will have a span of 100' from the air to the ground. And it still hasn't materialized as of 2019.
  • In 2018, a blowup Snowman (why?) was purchased. He's on the basement floor while I'm trying to devise his deflating ability.
  • There are 18 - 16 channel controllers with 288 total standard channels. 5 other controllers are also in process of being configured for future shows. This year. Questionable.
  • The new controllers will be utilized as follows. 1 for Felix the talking / singing christmas tree. 2 for the planned arches. 1 for rgb flood lights.
  • The display is ran from a Showtime Director controller located inside the house.
  • While visiting the display, the music can be heard on 100.1 FM through the use of a low power FM transmitter kit I built.
  • The display takes about 1 (million) warm weeks for setup and 2 (million weeks) if cold..... : )
  • Synchronizing the display has probably consumed 400 hours.
  • Prior to 2010, when all lights were on at 100% intensity, 8000 watts (80 amps) of power were being consumed.
  • The electricity consumption was drastically reduced with the addition of LED's. As of 2017 calculated amperate is about 15 amps TOTAL.
  • The display has 11 circuits dedicated to the Christmas lights.
  • With all of the extension cords and other wire, the total wiring, if stretched end to end, would nearly reach Lainsburg - about 1.5 miles away.


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Roof / Roofline

Left side of house (south) Roof/Roofline:
  • 3 strings each of red / green alternating C9 lights (300 lights)
Right side of house (north) Roof/Roofline:
  • 6 strings each of red / green alternating C9 lights (300 lights)
Left facing front (south) Roof/Roofline:
  • 1 string each of red / green / blue LED C9 lights (75 lights)
  • 3 strings of white LED icicle (450 lights)
Center facing Roof/Roofline:
  • 1 strings each of red / green / blue LED C9 lights (75 lights)
  • 3 strings of white LED icicle (450 lights)
Right facing front (north) Roof/Roofline:
  • 1 string each of red / green / blue LED C9 lights (75 lights)
  • 3 strings of white LED icicle (450 lights)

House / Garage

Stars (7) - 350 LED lights total

  • 1 strings of 50 LED M5 lights per star
Garage wreath
  • 2 strings of r/g mini lights (50 x 2 = 100 lights)

Strobes: 7 total

  • 7 LED strobe lights

Trapazoid window frames (2) - 600 lights

  • 1 string of Red 100 LED M5 lights
  • 1 string of Green 100 LED M5 lights
  • 1 *(future) string of Blue 100 LED M5 lights

Vertical house / garage corners - 100 lights

  • 4 strings of red C7 lights (12)
  • 4 strings of green C7 lights (12)

garage door frames (2) - 200 lights

  • 1 string of Red 100 LED M5 lights
  • 1 string of Green 100 LED M5 lights
  • *(Future) 1 string of Blue 100 LED M5 lights

South yard

Mega Tree: 6400 lights total - Controllers 21-24 (64 channels)
  • 16 strings of red led lights (100 lights)
  • 16 strings of green led lights (100 lights)
  • 16 strings of blue led lights (100 lights)
  • 16 strings of white led lights (100 lights)
Mega Tree Star: 50 lights total
  • 1 rope light consisting of 50 blue lights

Mini Trees: 6400 LED lights total - 400 per tree - Controllers 15-18 (64 channels)

  • 1 string of red LED M5 lights (100 lights)
  • 1 string of green LED M5 lights (100 lights)
  • 1 string of blue LED M5 lights (100 lights)
  • 1 string of white LED M5 lights (100 lights)

North yard

Spiral Tree: 1800 lights total - Controllers 31-33 (48 channels)
  • 12 strings of red led lights (100 lights)
  • 12 strings of green led lights (100 lights)
  • 12 strings of blue led lights (100 lights)
Spiral Tree Star: 100 lights total
  • 1 star consisting of 100 rgb lights
Dancing trees: 135 lights total - Controller 7 (9 channels)
  • 2 strings of r/g/b led lights per tree (600)
  • 2 strings of r/g/b led lights per tree (450)
  • 2 strings of r/g/b led lights per tree (300 lights)

Giant North Pole: 300 lights total

  • 1 red rope light with 100 lights
  • 1 green rope light with 100 lights
  • 1 blue rope light with 100 lights

Tree towers (6): 450 LED lights total - 75 per tree - Controllers 13 & 7 (12 & 6 channels)

  • 6 strings of red LED C9 lights (25 lights)
  • 6 strings of green LED C9 lights (25 lights)
  • 6 strings of blue LED C9 lights (25 lights)

Candy canes - red (12) lining leftdriveway: 420 lights total

  • each candy cane has 35 lights

Candy canes - green (10) lining leftdriveway: 350 lights total

  • each candy cane has 35 lights

Candy Canes Twirler - white (8) lining leftdriveway: 280 lights total

  • each candy cane has 35 lights

Driveway / yard border mini lights: Red/Green/blue 1200 x 2 = 2400 lights total

Antenna star - 200 lights total

  • 2 strings of 100 LED lights

Radio sign - 50 lights total

  • 1 string of 50 mini lights

Frosty the Snowman - 1 string C7 25 lights

Real Snowman - 3 lights total

  • 2 LED lightsfor eyes
  • 1 - 75 watt green spotlight

Christmas pine tree - 450 lights total

  • 3 strings of 150 mini lights

Kitchen windows (2) - 150 total

  • 75 lights in each tree window

Garage window - 100 total

  • 75 lights in each tree window

Penguin Mountain - 100 total

  • 100 lights

6 Snowflakes - 300 total

  • 50 lights each

Tree ornaments (6) - 300 total

  • 50 lights in each tree ornament

2 - Tune to signs -

  • 2 r/g spotlights each

Donation Candy Cane -

  • 1 strobe light
  • 3 c9 led bulbs
  • 1 50 c6 light led bulbs
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