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.
Please see our Q&A page for frequently asked questions and answers.
2021 Show Statistics:
- Over 7400 individually-addressed LED pixel modules (“bulbs”).
- 15 matrix panels of 512 pixels each for an additional 7680 pixels.*
- Projected video matrix of 19,200 pixels.
- Over 100,000 control channels, managed by 7 controllers (computers).
- Each pixel receives new color and brightness data up to 40 times each second.
Our playlist in 2021 had over 55 songs and ran over 2 hours and 40 minutes. We have a mix of traditional, modern, and humorous Christmas Music, along with some popular non-Christmas songs. We shuffle our playlist daily, and have a mix of music for almost every taste.