||PC is the "Grand Daddy" of Christmas sites
and features a large "Expo" event and a
regular magazine. PC is a great general starting point
for people just getting involved with animated Christmas lights. A good place to ask
questions about design and elements. Great for people that
are more focused on the end result for their display than the
"under the hood" details. While there is a fair
amount of Light-O-Rama sponsorship, discussion of other
controllers and non-LOR hardware is also welcome.
Do It Yourself Christmas
||DIYC is, hands down, the
tinker's site. Here you will find lots of people
discussing constructing controllers from scratch, electrical
designs and other technical aspects of animating lights.
The primary controllers featured at this site work with the
Renard protocol and thus are called Renard controllers, though
there are lots of other designs and controllers.
Discussion of any type of controller or project is welcome here,
though if you have a commercial controller, you may get faster
results dealing with that vendors forum directly. Also
aligned with the freeware Vixen sequencing application.
They have a
WIKI which covers their
||ACL is run by Phil Gartner or "AussiePhil".
This forum is the primary forum for people located in Australia
though about 40% of the people are from the United
States. Originally developed as a website to host the
Tiger line of controllers, in the past, this website was focused
people involved with RGB Pixels. Join in the chat which is
nearly always busy and you can find many people that can answer
your complex DIY and LOR questions. They also feature an
||HU was started by some long term members of
another forum. It offers chat and a forum that has access
to highly experienced holiday decorators. HU also posts
"how to" articles on how to build a variety of projects.
Lone Star Holidays
||LSH is focused on all holidays for people
primarily in Texas, though a variety of other people from around
the country and world also join in. They hold a large
event in the summer each year. LSH is a registered
||Christmas Carolina focuses on people in and
around North and South Carolina.
||While this forum is primarily for owners of
LOR equipment, there are many other off-hardware discussions of
display elements and designs.