C9 lights, (those are the big old fashioned lights that used to be on everyone's house before they came out with the icicle lights) on the rooflines, in the luminarias & the red fireplace "outliner". Incandescent minis (net lights) on the bushes, palm trunks, reindeer, door wreaths & entry icicle lights. C7 lights in each of the 6 candelabra lights in the windows & in Rudolph's "Red Nose". 120 Watt spot lights on the tops of the palm trees. White LED tape lights spiral up the pole of the Mega Tree. LED C3 & C6 red, green & Multi colored lights on the Mega Tree.
If all the lights were on at the same time, it would draw about 32 amps or about 3,700 watts. Obviously they're rarely all on at the same time, so I don't notice a difference in the electric bill. I really never even noticed an increase in the December bill even before I did the synchronization, and the lights were frequently left on until 2 or 3AM, so the synchronization actually helps in that respect. Colder than normal days & nights probably contribute more to electric use due to the heat pump running more!
It's all controlled using 4 Light-o-Rama LOR-1602W 16 Channel controller boxes. These controller boxes are what the extension cords are actually plugged into. The controller boxes are themselves controlled by the LOR software, which runs on a PC. A CAT 5 cable goes from the computer to the 1st controller box, then the boxes are daisy-chained from there. It's pretty easy & straight forward to program. It's just very tedious & time consuming if you start to get precise in the programming. I probably average about 24 hours to program a 3-4 minute song.
I use a Ramsey FM25B low power FM transmitter so you can listen to the music on your car radio. It only transmits cleanly about 1,500 feet.
See the "PLAYLIST" tab for titles, artists & times.