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Fancy decorating your home with thousands of Christmas lights? What about synchronising those lights to music? You are not alone! :) is home to a community of Christmas lighting enthusiasts who run or are considering to run a computerised lights display.

The best resource for getting started is the AusChristmasLighting 101 manual. There are so many ways for achieving a computer-controlled Christmas lighting display - from "plug and play" (PnP) to "do it yourself" (DIY) or a mix of both. If you can't find what you are after or what you find is not completely clear, post questions to the forums and/or see if anyone in our live chat knows the answer.

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Use the Wiki shortcuts list to the right (or underneath on phones), or if you already know what you are after, enter the term into the search box at the top of this page.

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Light Controllers and Bridges

Light controllers listen for data in one or more communications interfaces, notably E1.31, DMX512 or Light-O-Rama protocol. There are a few common types of light controllers that exist. Refer to the relevant sub-sections below for m


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Various display element ideas that you can make with lights and controllers


There are multiple kinds of Computer-control software available. Some sequencing titles are free while others are not. The most notable sequencing software consist of Vixen, LightShow Pro and Light-O-Rama Showtime Suite, however there are others out th

Mini Expo

A Mini Christmas Expo is a gathering of some of the craziest lighting gurus like you within your city! A great opportunity learn.

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