All posts by Paul Smith

New 3D RGB Mini Stars Deliver Big Impact

Our Stars and Snowflakes have been a very popular member of our Just Add Power family of products.  They are fun to put on houses and commercial buildings (parking garages, entrances to buildings, etc).  They will work with our Christmas In a Box package and dance to the songs that you have in your show.

Our 3D Star has been very popular as it is unique in its design.  Here is an informal picture of this star stored in one of our warehouses (no lights attached).  When we first introduced this product several years ago we attached standard LED light strings to this (one or two colors) and this star would have either Qty. 6 or Qty. 12 lighting channels.

3D Animated Star from Animated Lighting
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Turning a Car Wash Into a Holiday Destination

Delta Sonic Car Wash is one of the largest chains of car washes in the United States with 28 current locations in New York, Illinois and Pennslyvania. Their senior management is very interested in making their car wash locations into a “destination” (so people will want to come to visit) plus also be a charitable member of the communities where they are located.

Animated Lighting was approached about the possibility of making their car washes more fun both at Christmas but also year-round. Delta Sonic decided to start with their Naperville, IL location and see what the response might be.
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Building Lighting That Changes With the Seasons

Downtown Kansas City, MO, is located at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Interstate 70. There are several landmark buildings that you see when you are entering the downtown portion of this city. When you are heading north on Interstate 35 and just entering downtown you see very clearly the Argus Building. The owners of the Argus Building wanted lighting that would be dynamic, attract attention and can have lighting effects that are based on the time of year.

Argus Building in Downtown Kansas City, MO
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Lighting displays that grow with you

Our Christmas in a Box product is what every customer starts with regardless of the size of the display, the lighting used, and the effects that are planned. Not sure what this product is? Check out this great introductory video (just three minutes long) that will provide you with an overview of the capabilities of this amazing product:

In addition to this video, we believe our Typical Network Configurations (PDF) document that shows how you can start with the basic Christmas In a Box package and grow (and grow and GROW!) your display with additional products, different types of lighting, and even specialty applications is also very helpful.
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How to Light Up a Music Festival

One of the largest music festivals in the United States is Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN.

2013 represented the 12th year of this festival where more than 100 bands of various genres play during four days and nights. An estimated 150,000 people attended Bonnaroo in 2013.

Animated Lighting was approached by a lighting designer to provide some ideas and suggestions to add some fun and excitement to the Bonnaroo Barn:
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A 5-Step Plan for Lighting Displays

While they are fun to watch, animated lighting displays at Christmas, Halloween, or other times of the year can be a little intimidating when it comes to planning and installing a display at your own home or business.

We completely understand the feeling and are happy to help you design a cool lighting display and determine the parts and pieces you need to pull it off. There are always features that are unique to every display but we can generally help you figure out a plan through a basic 5-step plan:
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