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). Each year we add more pixels, display elements (props), and musical sequences.
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:
- 19,540 pixels (individual lights able to display millions of colors) consisting of:
- 11,860 LED pixel module “bulbs”.
- 7680 LED pixels in 15 “P10” sign matrix panels.
- A projected matrix of 57,600 virtual pixels.
- Over 231,000 control channels, managed by 12 controllers (special computers).
- Each pixel receives new color and brightness data up to 40 times each second.
- From Thanksgiving to New Years we used a (whopping) $15 of electricity. 😊
The information display over the driveway and “Tune To” sign under the oak tree are not included in the above totals as they operate independently of our show. They consist of an additional 5632 pixels.
Our 2022 playlist has 60 songs (and counting) and runs for over 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.