Christmas lighting is still in fashion, at least until the New Year, right? We always took ours down sometime after the first of January, so take that as a hint, all of you “leave them up until April” people!
I saw an interesting post on CNN’s iReport site about a family in Perth (Australia) that has a massive Christmas lighting display – they also made a bunch of bread on it that they donated to a local children’s hospital. This Christmas light display raised $22,000+ last year! They’re shooting for $30,000 this year. (ps: I would have embedded the CNN video, except there was no way to turn off the autoplay feature – which would have annoyed you all. Cnn, don’t you want people to embed your videos?)
The creator is a guy named Kym Illman, the CEO of a company called Messages On Hold. This beast is 176 channels of control, over 6 kilometers of cable, and 50,000 LEDs. Watch this video of Kym Illman on Perth’s “Today” show:
Here is their display video – can you believe how much stuff is in that rig?!