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Halloween Display

Posted on : 28-09-2009 | By : Chuck | In : Uncategorized

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I’ve been doing Christmas Light displays animated to music  for the past 4 years now. This year I decided to add a Halloween display to the mix.

This display runs a bit differently than a Christmas Light display. I’m not going all out with lights wrapped around everything and he lights aren’t going to be “dancing” to the music.  I’m going to have about 6-8 colored flood lights (maybe more–will decide after I get them set up) positioned around the yard and front porch.

Now, floodlights alone would be pretty boring wouldn’t they? They will all be hooked up to my light controllers and programmed to pulse on and off and flicker.

I have a 7 minute repeating thunder and lightning track. 2 150 watt halogen floodlights will be mounted up high in the big tree in my front yard.  They will be used to simulate lightning. Mounting them in the tree should give them the ability to cast shadows of the tree limbs on my yard and house for an added eerie effect.

Finally, I wanted to have fog. Lots and lots of fog. I have a small cheap Toys R’ Us fog machine, but its not even going to come close to working well. So, I bought this monsterThat is the Chauvet Hurricane 1300 fog machine. It puts out 20,000 cubic feet of fog per minute according to its spec sheet. The little Toys R’ Us fogger is lucky to put out 2000 cfm if that. This fogger uses 11 amps of power when running, so I’m going to have to find more ways to get power outside this year.

To spread the fog around my yard more, I’m going to get an irrigation hose and run the fog through it. This hose will have small holes drilled in it the entire length of the hose. If I run it around my porch in a circle, the fog should come out of the hose all the way around my porch.

The fog machine is supposed to arrive Wednesday. I’ll probably start putting lights and stuff out next week. Look for more posts as I start setting up outside. It’s going to look cool 🙂

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