1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
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  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Dedicated Elf Administrator

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    There are many other forums out there that have a lot of information for the enthusiast, and it is not often that forums provide information on other sites for you to check out.

    I would say that all the sites below have a US centric flavor and focus on 110V lighting in general, this is due to the large scene in the USA.

    If i miss one let my know.

    For me the grand-daddy of them and one of the first i found is Planet Christmas.
    http://www.planetchristmas.com/

    Want to get hard core then have a look at http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/index.php home of the Renard series of controllers as well as Vixen software

    also for the build it yourself person, http://diylightanimation.com/index.php home to the LYNX series of lighting equipment.

    Looking for options to Vixen the LightShowPro is a good choice, the forums are at http://www.lightshowpro.com/forum.php

    Light-O-Rama forums can be found at http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/

    In the US there are many regional forums and if your in say Carolina then this is one of them http://www.christmascarolina.com/forums/


    From Texas
    And there is www.LoneStarHolidays.com who is having it's 2nd Annual Academy this weekend!


    If someone has a forum that might be of interest then throw a link in the thread.

    Cheers
    Phil
     
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    David I wonder if everybody on the Aussie board knows that Lone Star refers to Texas? The site he mentioned, www.lonestarholidays.com, is the regional Texas board for anyone interested.

    Ron
     
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    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Here is another Christmas themed forum that has been brought to my attention, its more focussed on the decorating side of things but seems to be some good things in there

    http://christmasfanclub.com/forum.php
     
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    For the very technically inclined who want to look over the shoulder of a couple of folks who are freshly rolling their own DIY (for Mac's), diyblinky.com is interesting. Skip and Charles are designing a whole series of new boards, with their own firmware, protocols, sequencer software etc - and they are documenting their process and progress as they go. This level of detail is of interest to a very limited subset of our hobby of course.
     
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    This is my personal website, but I am adding tutorial videos and blog posts all throughout the year discussing how to start a christmas light installation business and going over different types of Christmas lighting!

    www.howtohangchristmaslights.com
     

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