This has been a very difficult decision for the crew
But our Wonderful Neighbours need a break from all the activity
SEE YOU IN 2019
"so, I'm a light GEEK..."
2017 Evolution takes place yearly...
Each year we try to add features to the display and improve on the original ones. This year (2017) for example, you will see the new STAR on top of the PIXEL Tree.
The "Elf in Charge" has also completed some additional tunes for the show and the "Elf Office Asst" has been working on our new webpage!
... (Photo coming)
PIXEL TREE added to the display!
There are 12 LED Light strands, each 16.5 feet in length.
The 600 channels are individually addressable for brightness and colour in order to create the animation you see.
Olaf joined the Sommerville Lights Team!
Watch for appearance dates and times.
Inside note on... the Candy Cane Spinners
By alternating the canes - lights can give a "heart" effect or use every other to simulate a directional effect. Such fun!
A little insight on the display here - we rebuilt the mini trees!
Using PVC for a base instead of the original tomatoe (metal) cages.
This was one way to make them taller to compensate for SNOW !
Changed up the Candy Cane spinner to 2 individual 1/2 spinners and more sequences to the display. Play list getting longer!
2015 Communication Link to North Pole: SANTA
Permissions were granted for the "Office Cam" in Santa's Office at the North Pole.
We can see him doing his tasks (checking his list, filling his sack, drinking his milk).
You can see him waving and wishing you all "Merry Christmas"!
Don't forget to wave back... he is watching you too!
... (Photo coming)
January 15, 2017
Added Z-Tree (Big tree in middle), Bethlehem Star (on roof) and PVC Tees (up near house)! Lot's of snow that year!
February 14, 2017
Added SNOW-FLAKE fall (back right).
Added (first version of) the Candy-Cane Spinner!
Seen here, the newly wrapped with garland, Mini-Trees.
.. and then there were 8!
2011 Total light Control
These "Mini-Trees" are just some of the items created once I moved into a more controllable lighting system. I made 8 of these "Mini-Trees" and each one had a 50 count string of Red, Green, Blue and White lights. The Neighborhood was never the same!
Added back in, our 4 original Mini-Trees and a couple of blow-ups.
2009 Moving to Prince George...
There has been a huge evolution of the Light Show since moving onto Sommerville Road, our permanent home for Sommerville Lights.
It is now 100% LED and most of the lights are comprised of RGB nodes.
This means that each light can emit 256 distinct colors with variable brightness.
1996-2007 North Delta & Surrey Shows...
Our first house in North Delta was the experiment with semi animated control. I purchased a 4 channel light controller that had several settings that i could change manually. I ran 4 separate strings around the eaves and used a different color in each string which gave a chase effect.
The house shown here is our Surrey one - chase lights plus new MINI-TREES!
Notice the FM 107.7 sign for Sommerville Lights :) as we had purchased the lot on Sommerville and so named our light show in advance of moving to PG (2008).
So... I'm a light GEEK...
I love technology and bright lights. I've played with various versions of Christmas Lights since I bought my first string to hang in my room along with the infamous light organ and Pink Floyd ;^) after that I was hooked on animating the lights.