About Our Light Show

Oak Hills Lights is a free light show for our community.

We started with more-conventional Christmas lights and decorations in 2017, and added a small string of LED “pixels” as a fence along our driveway in 2019 as a test. We ran our first full LED pixel light show in 2020 with about 7000 pixels (lights).

In 2021 we added a light show staple- a “Mega Tree”, along with new high-density props and matrix displays. This resulted in more than double the number of pixels in our show from 2020. We are adding even more for 2022! 🙂

Wolf runs a blog called Lunar Den Lights with more technical information about our show and projects related to it. The site also includes terminology and resource references for anyone interested in learning more about this hobby.

2022 Show Statistics:

  • 11,860 individually-addressed LED pixel modules (“bulbs”).
  • 15 sign matrix panels for an additional 7680 pixels.
  • Projected matrix of 57,600 virtual pixels.
  • Over 231,000 control channels, managed by 7 controllers (computers).
  • Each pixel receives new color and brightness data up to 40 times each second.

The information display over the driveway is not included in the above, and is made of 8 sign matrix panels, for a total of 4096 pixels.

Our 2022 playlist has 58 songs (and counting) and runs for almost 3 hours before repeating. We shuffle our playlist daily so there is a different line-up each night. We have a mix of traditional, modern, and humorous Christmas Music, along with some popular non-Christmas songs.

Please see our Q&A page for frequently asked questions and answers.