Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is your electric bill?
- Where is your display located?
- How many lights do you have?
- How do you make the lights dance to the music?
- How much time does it take to synchronize each song?
- Why do you put up all those lights?
- How many channels do you have?
- How long does it take to set up the display?
- How do you transmit the music out to the cars?
- When did you start doing this?
- What kind of a display is this?
- What music do you use for this display?
- When do you begin work on your display?
The electric bill is only about $100 or $200 more in December. Although this may surprise you, keep in mind that, because of the synchronized Christmas light show, only a fraction of the lights in the display are on at any given point in time.
Our display is located at 34836 Bridge St. in Livonia, MI.
Click here for an online map and directions to our display. .
Our 2012 display has nearly 50,000 lights.
Please see this page to find out how our display works.
It depends on the length of the song. It can take 10-15 hours for every minute of music that you hear.
It is our way to share with others the joy that Jesus brings our family this time of year. We hope that others will realize the true reason for this season - the birth of Jesus Christ. Please click here if you would like to learn more about this.
We have 96 channels of Light-o-Rama control for 2012. A channel is an individual item or strand of lights that you can control with the software. Think of it as 96 different objects that can be controlled and flashing to the beat of the music.
Several weeks, with the help of family and many volunteers. We start setting up the display in early November.
We use a low-power FM transmitter to broadcast the music from the computer out to the car radios.
We have been synchonizing the lights to music at our house since 2006, but have been decorating our house for many years prior to 2006.
This is a residential display put up by our family of 6. This means that there is no charge to see our display.
For our 2011 display, we are using the following music selections. If you click on the link, you will be directed to a site where you can purchase the music for your own enjoyment.
- "Reflections of Earth" - London Symphony Orchestra
- "Angels We Have Heard on High" - Brian Setzer Orchestra
- "Silent Night" - Mannheim Steamroller
- "Happy Birthday Jesus" - Mike Douglas
- "Carol of the Kings" - Gary Bonner Singers
- "House on Christmas Street - Judy Pancoast (customized for Livonia Lights)
It takes a whole year to plan, construct, and put up our display every year.