Well yet another season of “Lindsay Lights” is under way! The lights went on December 5th and were synchronized to music for December 6th. After all the feedback from visitors and people emailing, I realized that we just couldn’t do a show without music.
So this is how things are setup this year: There is (1) 2-minute musical sequence, followed by a 15 second “all on” sequence. There isn’t a narrative introduction/voice over and there aren’t any other sequences. The idea here is to keep the show as short as possible, in order to keep traffic flowing.
I am trying to lay low under the media “radar” this season. This won’t stop interviews, but the information provided on TV and in the Papers will be limited. So far the Weather Network, Global Television, and the Globe and Mail have covered the lights, however, the details of our address have been limited. While I’d love for them to publish this, we’re trying to keep the popularity of the lights to a minimum as they are already very well known. Again, this is an attempt to prevent traffic chaos.
So far, the traffic has been very reasonable. This may be due to a combination of cold/wet weather and less media coverage. I don’t expect there to be traffic issues until schools get let out for the holiday season. Therefore, if you’d like to see the lights without being rushed through, I’d advise that you visit as soon as possible. Delays of up to 45 minutes to view the show will likely occur around the Christmas week.
Although we’ve scaled back on the amount of lights, it’s still a fairly impressive show. I have gone from 80,000 lights to 55,000 lights and more than 90% of these are LEDs. This display only uses about 4000 watts of power (average) and can peak to 8500 watts. This will raise the electric bill by less than $90 for the season. I have listed all the details of the display on the “quick facts” page of the website: http://www.lindsaylights.com/quick_facts.html
I’d like to thank Creg Fran, who helped setup the lights this season. I’d also like to thank Jasmine, who helped wrap the lights for the new addition to this year’s display. Speaking of that….you’ll notice that we did add a new feature to the display this season. It can be called a lot of things from light fountain, to scrolling sign, etc. I’ll post more details about this on our site, soon.
If you aren’t already aware, the lights can be seen, worldwide, through our streaming webcam. This webcam includes audio and is live!! Check it out:
It seems like I’ve said this before, but this will be the last time “Lindsay Lights” will take place at this location. Maybe I’ll take a break next season, as I will be gutting and renovating my house from top to bottom. However, this lighting “bug” seems to be in my blood, so we may move the show to another location…it’s all unknown at the moment. To those who’d be interested in buying the lights and equipment, I won’t be selling anything at the moment.
I ask everyone who visits, please be patient and courteous to others…slow down, enjoy the lights, and remember…it’s the holiday season! Please don’t litter, don’t honk your horn, and don’t blast your radio. Please be careful NOT TO BLOCK driveways or the street! It’s a real problem when our neighbours can’t get into their own driveway. Last of all, please take extra caution while driving…there are lots of kids and families walking around.
I hope to get pictures and video footage posted on the website by mid to late December, so please be patient.
Happy Holidays to everyone!