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DMX and LOR Protocols (Presentation)
DMX and LOR Protocols (2010 Lone Star Holidays Workshop)   This PowerPoint explains the differences between the LOR and the DMX protocols down to a packet level (advanced level content!)
Setting up the ActiDongle for use with Light-O-Rama (LOR) Advanced Version 3.9
The following video shows how to configure the Light-O-Rama (LOR) sequencer application for use with the HolidayCoro ActiDongle :    
I'm adding a E1.31 Pixel Controller to my current LOR display - What do I need to know?
A common question that people have when they have an existing animated holiday display is - how do I merge my legacy controllers (LOR controllers) and sequences together with modern pixel controllers.
The Color Of My RGB Lights Don't Match the Color on the Monitor
Some customers will notice that when they sequence lights on their computer, the color shown for the virtual RGB lights on the computer does not exactly match the color of the lights. This article pro
Software Applications Supported by HolidayCoro Lighting Controllers
HolidayCoro sells a wide variety of hardware that allow you to build most any project but what we don't sell is software - and for a good reason. We believe there are many good applications on the mar
How long does it take to receive my order?
Order to Ship Times for non-custom products (time after your order is placed before it is completed and shipped): 98% of orders are completed and packed the same day (Monday - Friday /
The meaning and definition of common terms and words used at HolidayCoro.com
The follow are a number of different terms and words that we use throughout our website.  They provide you with additional information and background to help complete your understanding of the p
Product Review Awards
We love to hear back from customers on their purchases from HolidayCoro. So, about 15 days after you purchase your item, we sent out an email asking for your feedback on the item and/or the website -
Running Legacy RS485 Light-o-Rama Controllers and RS485 Based DMX (E1.11) and Ethernet Based (E1.31) DMX Controllers Together
If you have an existing LOR network or controllers and would like to integrate modern, standards based controllers into that network, this page shows a variety of different options available to you. N
5 Volt or 12 Volt - Which Should I Use For My Project?
A very common question we get at HolidayCoro is - which voltage should I use for my project. While there are often not many absolutes, this article works to cover many of the factors you should be con
Procedure for repair of a mid-span failure in pixels
This article details how to repair pixels (nodes, modules, strip, bulbs) when that length of lights has a mid-span failure. This process does not apply to pixels with one or two failures of a single c
How to make two Pixel Megatrees play the same sequence
Customers with 360 degree pixel megatrees may wish to use pre-made sequences for 180 degree trees and have the same content displayed on both sides of the tree. This article explains how to mirror out
Data Input Interfaces Used on Common Lighting Controllers
There are a number of different standards for controller interfaces. This document details the differences between these interfaces: Interface Name Protocol Wiring Typ
How to change the color of clear lights to purple and orange
This article provides information on how you can change the tint of clear/white lights to orange and purple.   Download Article
LightShow Pro: Copy-n-Pasting between old LOR imported sequences and LSP 2.0
This video shows how you can import sequences and re-use "old" sequences with completely new hardware:
DMX listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10061: Connection is forcefully rejected
It is possible that when setting up LOR you get the following error: DMX listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10061: Connection is forcefully rejected If so, see this article from LOR: http://forum
Do HolidayCoro Controllers Work With Light-o-Rama Software
If you have an existing Light-o-Rama display that uses either Light-o-Rama software (S3, S4, S5) and/or you have existing LOR controllers (AC, DC, CCR, CCB, PixCon, etc) and you'd like to integrate Ho
I have a sequence I made - would you be interested in purchasing it?
Nearly all our sequences are produced by our talented customers! We are happy to purchase sequences from you and we want to make it worthwhile for you too. Starting in 2012, we now have a commissione
Animated Character and Sign Assembly Instruction
This article provides information on how you can mount and populate our mini light signs and animated characters. Click here to download the instructions ---> Article Download
>>>> RGB Basics Video Series <<<<
written by David Moore The videos below cover the general topics of RGB as they relate to Holiday Lighting. Video #1 What is RGB?