Our nightly sign-off!

December 8th, 2017

Every night this is the last song that plays. It’s called Stille Nacht by MSR.
We hope you enjoy it.

Stille Nacht by MSR from Jennifer Larson on Vimeo.

Lights are Back On!

December 5th, 2017

The rain moved out of the area and left us with our second favorite weather element – ICE! This frozen form of water plays nicer with our electronics and we are back online with nearly everything working. Our BIG 20 foot MEGATREE is still offline and we hope to have that back running as soon as we chase down what is causing our GFCI outlets to keep tripping.

Come on out and see our lights – but BE CAREFUL! The side streets are still VERY icy!

Rain Sucks!

December 4th, 2017

We are running at about 50% right now. The mega tree is affected as well as everything on the south side of the yard. Additionally we have lost all elements that are on the House, including our 6 ft Bethlehem star on the roof. We will be shutting down the display tonight at 9pm (if not forced to do so earlier). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience- we simply can not keep everything running and hope you understand.

Show is On!

December 4th, 2017

Well the show is presently running. Some elements are tripping, but we are going to run as much as possible. Right now we are running a limited amount of elements. As the rain progresses we may have to shut down. Stay tuned.

Inclement Weather Today Possible

December 4th, 2017

Good day! The Lights are up and running for 2017! With an awesome week plus under our belt. THANK YOU to all that have come out to see us and to our wonderful neighbors for graciously handling the extra traffic in our area.

With rain in the forecast today, we wanted to take a moment to remind you about our weather procedures.

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Unlike most static lighs, our display is computer operated and uses software and high voltage controller boxes to control the lights. The electrical requirements for our show require us to have water sensing (GFCI) outdoor outlets in place and to use high grade electrical cords meant for wet conditions.

Rain is a particularly great problem for our show as the very nature of a GFCI outlet is to trip (or turn off) the outlet with any presence of water. With so many cords, connections and open ends in our display, it is impossible to prevent water from entering the system! That’s where the GFCI do their job – they shut down electricity and prevent the operation of the lights until water is removed from the system. It protects the electronics and protects all of us. Sometimes we can isolate this to one element and present the rest of the show with that element disabled if we can discover where the water is entering the system. Sometimes it requires us to disable the entire show. Amount of rain, how hard it falls and the length of the wet conditions also contributes to how the system reacts.

Snow is not nearly as much a problem for us as snow has to have a very high water content to be a problem for the display.

With all of that as background information we wanted all of you to understand that while you may be able to run your lights (and your neighbors may be able to) in the rain – we may or may not be able to.

Especially this evening, or When in doubt, please check this website OR our Facebook page. We will always post when the show is offline as we never want someone to come out and be disappointed!

May you continue to find peace and joy this Christmas season

– The Larson’s
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