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  1. random

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    http://www.news.com.au/features/christmas/seen-the-light-canberra-familys-christmas-display-breaks-guinness-world-record/story-fn77atzo-1226215184195


    If not already an ACL member then he bloody well should be ;)
     
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    wow can any one else here even come close to that?. maybe if everyone brings their light to my place next year we could go for the record. ;) . just a thought.
     
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    My place is a bit sparce. Probably got 2 or 3 km of strings and maybe 30,000 lights. I don't measure and count. It's just an edumacated guess based on the elements I have up and knowledge of what I've bought. I think it would only take a couple of the big displays like AussieXmas (Geoff) to get to that number though.
     
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    Well he has says that this is his last year, and he hopes that someone will take over it for him next year... Any ACT members willing to put up their hand?

    That being said, I think 20,000 lights synchronised would look much between then 300,000+ just sitting there quietly.. Quality over quantity, I say!
     
  5. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    I reakon lets get his interest going and someone in Canberra drop an ACL flyer into his letter box so he can make those lights actually do something, who knows he may give it another year and add control to his lights
     
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    Sounds like someone should pick up the charity where he is leaving off.
    Maybe move it to a public location.

    "Despite the four year investment in the light display Mr Richards said won't be doing it all again next year, saying he hoped to be able to donate the lights to someone else who would continue to use them to raise money for Sids and Kids."

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/features/christmas/seen-the-light-canberra-familys-christmas-display-breaks-guinness-world-record/story-fn77atzo-1226215184195#ixzz1fse3Vdld
     
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    The display is fantastic. He is already using LOR controllers to control majority of the lights to music. I saw it last year and it was great. I wish my block was bigger and i would take on that opportunity. Maybe i need to open up the back yard for the show too.
     
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    Hi Guys - I am a member, I joined a while ago, but have been distracted putting up lights. We were officially awarded the world record yesterday morning. Guinness are delivering the Certificates this morning and I am going to put one up on the gate at the entrance to my display.
    Having said that we are the first and I have no doubt there are others out there with more lights and the record won't stand for long.


    And yes, my display is sychronised. I have 360 Lightorama channels with another 16 ch box due tomorrow. I ordered it in Oct.


    David
     
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    Here's some video of the display on utube. I love some of the commentary especially" You can't tell me this isn't professionally done"

    Well done DavidR

    christmas lights in canberra
     
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    Congrats on the world record, great to see us Aussies pushing the boundaries
     
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    At least you can say that you have held the title. some thing that most/all of us will never be able to say.

    Well done. I guess you will be buying next years copy of Guinness World record then. lol.

    Have you got any good photos/video of your display for thous of us who are not able to visit you display.
     
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    Congrats on the world record David, doesn't matter what happens next year the point is this year you are officially the most CLAP-infected person on the planet :D


    fantastic effort.. that's a LOT of lights (guiness world record candidate for biggest understatement of the year).
     
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    congrats on the record David
     
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