We began decorating our house in 2005 with only 4 sets of lights. This began the passion and addiction that you see today. We added quite a few lights for our 2008 display which amazed our local residents and children alike. In 2009 we added even more lights taking the total count to 10,000 globes. At this point we always had a static display but we wanted more.
After an extensive search for ideas we came across some you tube videos which inspired us. We found that you can control all the lights and have them dance to the music. This took our display to the next level and in 2010 we introduced our first computerised Christmas light display that we synced to music. We also added quite a few lights taking the total count to 15,000.
To computerise the lights, controllers and software were required to animate the display. We found a company in the United States called Lightorama that specialised in this field. We purchased a total of 32 Channels and all the hardware and software required and proceeded to piece together our 2010 display. This was no easy task as all our lights had to be modified. In addition it required quite a few hours of sequencing to enable the lights to switch on and off in tune with the music. Luckily we began in early June which enabled just enough time to finalise by Christmas 2010.
Computerising the display in 2010 attracted quite a few people and on some nights cars were queued down the street. The feedback we received was overwhelming. This inspired us to make 2011 an even bigger and better display.
This years display has seen even more lights added. The total count is closer to 30,000 lights controlled by an additional 32 channels. We now have 64 controllable channels giving us better control for an even more amazing light show. More music has been synchronised and the show looks amazing. Show will commence the 1st December and run till the new year. Please make sure you click the video tab for all the latest videos.
Its on again for 2012. We have again added even more lights for this years display. Total count is closer to 40,000 lights. New songs have been programmed and have now converted some of the lights to LED which are brighter and use less power to run. Please check our facebook page at www.facebook.com/melbournechristmaslights for all the latest details.
47 Gordon Grove Preston Victoria 3072
Show Times: (December 1st to December 31st)
Times - 8:45pm to 12:00am
This year we have included a wishing well at the front of our display. We would appreciate any donations as all proceeds will be issued to our local school "Holy Name Primary School" for the purchase of equipment for the children. You can also donate online through Paypal