I decided to use 4 of the 20 watt dc powered red and green floods I picked up cheap at Home Depot last year. With all the flood lights coming out now by different companies and the fact that I already had these...just couldn't see spending the money for it. Now if I find some cheap BLUE 20 watt floods...I might jump on those. It seems like in my display I pretty much used either red, green or blue...and white for the floods, so color mixing shouldn't be a problem. I have found that THESE floods do not mix as well as the Rainbow RGB floods I have. I went ahead and ordered 3 Rainbow Spots. The spots are suppose to be brighter than the older style . Since these spots will go side by side with the Snow Flakes Spots, I guess I will have to really look and adjust the brightness on each. What a pain.
BOUGHT ANOTHER LOR CONTROLLER! What a deal at $155.00 and FREE shipping! On sale. They were blowing out the old models, which is what I was looking for. I still have to solder it up, but that is no biggie. I will probably now use this one to go with the arches. That way I don't have to double up on channels with my 4, 8 channel a piece...arches.
I think that I am going to use ONE full mega tree this year instead of 2 half mega trees or one sided ones. Think I am going to finish out the twig tree I started and painted (from green) and then also use the small twig tree I have (about 3 ft high) and have those on one side of the pine island. Mega tree on the other. Still not completely sold on it...but thinking in that direction.
I am also thinking about purchasing a new transmitter. I had toyed with the idea of a 5 watt version...but think I am really going to scale down to the low powered 30mw version. Cheaper and with a antenna, will cover what I need for it to.
So far behind on sequencing. Much further behind than last year. Might pair down some songs because of this...we will wait and see.
Have a bunch of red minis to go on the mini trees. Also thinking about doing a arch with the yard runners coming into one section. This will cut down on running extension cords or having to make half the strings "dead" as not to light up...on sections I don't want lit up!
Last but not least...
With the gutter lights, spots on tomb stones (for Halloween), I am going to put up all the flood lights, gutter lights and spots for Halloween. That will REALLY help me getting ahead in putting up lights for Christmas. I will just leave them up after Halloween! Gives me a few more weekends ...to sequence ;-)