This page compares various items used for the light displays from 2007 to 2019. It allows you to see how the display has changed and evolved over the years in terms of the type of lights, the total number of lights, the channel totals and makeup, and the driving PC.

2019-2016 are directly below, with 2015-2007 in 2 more groups further down the page.

Year

2019

2018

2017

2016

Lights

Total: 48,000 (est) Total: 46,477 Total: 42,427 Total: 33,170

Wattage

3.0kw 3.1kw 3.3kw 3.2kW

Channel Makeup

Total: 145,000 (est) Total: 44,444, plus 79,872 channels driven by 4 BeagleBone Black controllers (124,316 Total) Total: 32,127, plus 73,728 channels driven by 3 BeagleBone Black controllers (105,855 Total) Total: 21,117, plus 35,328 channels driven by 2 BeagleBone Black controllers (56,445 Total)

Led Display

West and North screens: 160*80 (5*5 P10) pixels on west and north walls

2 96*48 (3*3 P10) panels as a pair of tune to signs.

5 P10 panels inside Hyphey.

4 P10 panels on a double sided 1*2 Tune to on South Pole.

4 P10 panels on a 2*2 Tune to on North Pole.
Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, with 2 J1Sys P2 controllers mounted on northern wall.

Replacement screen: 160*80 (5*5 P10) pixels on west wall.

2 96*48 (3*3 P10) panels as a pair of tune to signs.

5 P10 panels inside Hyphey.

4 P10 panels on a double sided 1*2 Tune to on South Pole.
Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, with 2 J1Sys P2 controllers mounted on northern wall.

Replacement screen: 160*80 (5*5 P10) pixels on west wall.

2 96*48 (3*3 P10) panels as a pair of tune to signs.

5 P10 panels inside Hyphey.
Home made Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, driven by 2 J1Sys P2 controllers. 1740mm wide, 870mm high, mounted on western wall, rebuilt in 2016.

2 96*48 (3*3 P10) panels replacing the tune to signs on the house.

5 P10 panels inside Hyphey.

Driving PC

PC: Raspberry Pi V3b+

RAM: 1GB Ram

OS: Falcon Pi Player 2.5?

Ports: 1 DMX universes, 2* Falcon F16 V3, P12S, 2 P12R, 1 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys.

Network: Dual 16 port TP-Link Gigabit switches (for E1.31 connections).
PC: Raspberry Pi V3

RAM: 1GB Ram

OS: Falcon Pi Player 1.9

Ports: 2 DMX universes, 2* Falcon F16 V3, P12S, PIXAD8, 2 P12R, 3 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys.

Network: a 5 port and 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections).
PC: Raspberry Pi V3

RAM: 1GB Ram

OS: Falcon Pi Player 1.9

Ports: 3 DMX universes, Falcon F16 V3, P12S, PIXAD8, 2 P12R, 3 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys.

Network: a 5 port and 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections).
PC: Raspberry Pi V3

RAM: 1GB Ram

OS: Falcon Pi Player 1.8

Ports: 2 DMX universes via J1Sys P12S using e1.31, P12S, PIXAD8, 2 P12R, 4 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys, Raspberry Pi V2 & Pixel Pi.

Network: 1 network port, 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections)

Software

Falcon Pi Player programmed via xLights 2019 Falcon Pi Player programmed via xLights 2018 Falcon Pi Player programmed via xLights 2017 Falcon Pi Player programmed via xLights 4

Cars per night

None yet 90+ cars a night 90+ cars a night 90+ cars a night

Donation for Charity

None Yet $2,400 given to Redkite in February 2019. $3,000 given to Redkite in January 2018. $3,300 given to Redkite in January 2017

Total Spend

See 2019 Page $5,004 $4,260 $3,496

Sponsors

Nil Nil Nil Nil

Thanks

Jacob and Suellen for their excellent help in keeping the show running. Jacob and Suellen for their excellent help in keeping the show running. Jacob and Suellen for their excellent help in keeping the show running. Mark Kristian for some last-minute Voiceovers for the show.

Coles Lithgow for the donation of $100 in lollies to hand out at the display.



Year

2015

2014

2013

2012

Lights

Total: 23,534 (All LED) Total: 22,980 (All LED) Total: 33,631 (All LED) Total: 33,391 (All LED)

Wattage

3.0kw 2.9kw 2.8kw 2.6kw

Channel Makeup

524 Chan DMX

20,518 Chan RGB Pixels

Total: 21,042
524 Chan DMX
19,479 Chan RGB Pixels

Total: 21,000+

Used: 20,473
469 Chan DMX
19,479 Chan RGB Pixels

Total: 19,948+

Used:19,948
504 Chan DMX

18,366 Chan RGB Pixels

Total: 20,480

Used: 18,870

Led Display

Home made Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, driven by 2 J1Sys P2 controllers. 1740mm wide, 870mm high, mounted on western wall Home made Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, driven by 2 J1Sys P2 controllers. 1740mm wide, 870mm high, mounted on western wall Home made Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, driven by 2 J1Sys P2 controllers. 1740mm wide, 870mm high, mounted on western wall Home made Megatrix - 2080 Pixels, 65 wide, 32 high, driven by 2 J1Sys P2 controllers. 1740mm wide, 870mm high, mounted on western wall

Driving PC

PC: 2013 Apple Macbook Air

RAM: 8GB RAM

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Ports: 2 DMX universes via ECGDR4 using e1.31, ECGP12S, PIXAD8, 2 ECGP12R and 3 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys

Network: 1 network port, 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections)
PC: 2013 Apple Macbook Air

RAM: 8GB RAM

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Ports: 2 DMX universes via ECGDR4 using e1.31, 2x J1Sys P12R, J1Sys P12S, J1Sys PIXAD8, 2xJ1Sys P2.

Network: 1 network port, 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections)
PC: Home-built i5 Desktop PC

RAM: 16GB RAM

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Ports: 2 DMX universes via ECGDR4 using e1.31, ECGP12R, PIXAD8, 2 ECGP12R and 2 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys

Network: 1 network port, 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections)
PC: Home-built i5 Desktop PC

RAM: 16GB RAM

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Ports: 2 DMX universes via ECGDR4 using e1.31, E16 from Stellascapes, PIXAD8, 2 ECGP12R and 2 P2 Pixel Drivers from J1Sys

Network: 1 network port, 16 port TP-Link switch (for E1.31 connections)

Software

Light Show Pro 2.8, 64 Universe Key Light Show Pro 2.8, 64 Universe Key Light Show Pro 2.8, 64 Universe Key Light Show Pro 2.5, 64 Universe Key

Cars per night

100 cars a night 100+ cars per night 120+ cars per night 120-150 cars per night

Donation for Charity

$4,500 including $1,000 from Energy Australia! $3,500 given to Redkite in January 2015
Including $100 from D&J Ford, $100 from Cars For Cash
$4,200 given to Redkite in January 2014 $5,015, including $500 from Delta Electricity given to Redkite in January 2013

Total Spend

$4,435 $1,030 $3,008 $7,957

Sponsors

Energy Australia, and a LOT of local businesses! Nil Nil Nil

Thanks

My family, Energy Australia, and many local businesses.

Ben for a loan of 2 IP Security Cameras used as additional monitoring points this year.
Ben for his help and guidance this year. Someone had to keep me on track lol Nil Stellascapes - for their help and other advice



Item

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Lights

Incandescent:2,180

LED: 27,808

Total: 29,988
Incandescent:34,936

LED: 20,000

Total: 54,936
Incandescent:45,000

LED: 5,000

Total: 50,000
Incandescent:33,816

LED: 0

Total: 33,816

Wattage

3.6kw 6.1kw 7kw 9kw 4.5kw

Channel Makeup

128 Chan Renard 64

32 Chan Renard 16

271 Chan DMX

8145 Chan RGB Pixels

Total: 8,576+

Used: 7,064
128 Chan Grinch + Ren-C

384 Chan Renard 64

32 Chan Renard 16

180 Chan DMX

Total: 1,056

Used: 509
128 Chan Olsen 595 + Ren-C

128 Chan Grinch + Ren-C

192 Chan Renard 64

Total: 448

Used: 380
128 Chan Olsen 595 + Ren-C

128 Chan Grinch + Ren-C

64 Chan Renard 64

Total: 320

Used: 260
128 Chan Olsen 595 (All On/Off Only)

Total: 128

Used: 122

Led Display

Home made 4 panel Ledtriks + Triks-C, 3072 LED's, 2450mm * 1100mm, mounted on western wall Home made 4 panel Ledtriks + Triks-C, 3072 LED's, 2450mm * 1100mm, mounted on western wall Home made 4 panel Ledtriks + Triks-C, 3072 LED's, 2450mm * 1100mm, mounted on western wall Home made 2 panel Ledtriks + Triks-C, 1536 LED's, 2450mm * 550mm, mounted on western wall Store-bought 256 led sign, 600mm * 100mm, in window

Driving PC

PC: Toshiba A500 (Core 2 Duo P7350 CPU)

RAM: 4GB RAM

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Ports: 1 Serial port, 3 DMX universes via ECGDR4 using e1.31, E16 from Stellascapes, PIXAD8 and ECGP12R Pixel Drivers from J1Sys

USB: 1 USB ports (Serial for Ledtriks)

Network: 1 network port, 8 port switch (for E1.31 connections)
PC: Toshiba A200 Core 2 Duo Laptop

RAM: 4GB RAM

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit

Ports: 8 Serial ports, 1 DMX universe

USB: 3 USB ports
PC: Toshiba A200 Core 2 Duo Laptop

RAM: 4GB RAM

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit

Ports: 8 Serial ports

USB: 2 USB ports
PC: Toshiba A200 Core 2 Duo Laptop

RAM: 4GB RAM

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit

Ports: 4 Serial ports

USB: 1 USB port
PC: Toshiba A70 P4 3Ghz Laptop

RAM: 1GB RAM

OS: Windows XP Pro 32 Bit

Ports: 1 parallel port

USB: Nil

Software

Light Show Pro 2, 64 Universe Key Vixen 2.1 Vixen 2.1 Vixen 2.0, then Vixen 2.1 Vixen 1.1.11 then Vixen 2 Beta 4

Cars per night

Aproximately 100 cars per night Aproximately 110 cars per night Aproximately 100 cars per night Aproximately 100 cars per night Aproximately 80 cars per night

Donation for Charity

$3,620 was given to Redkite $3,000 was given to Redkite $3,000 was given to Redkite $2,850 for the Red Cross Blood Bus $35 for Careflight

Total Spend

$4,703 (Not including Stellascapes Pixels) $5,283 $5,482 $5,197 $1,000

Sponsors

Stellascapes - for their help, donation of an E16, and other advice Fluidtek - Discount price on the new cases used to house this years controllers, Power supplies & SSR's Fluidtek - Discounts on PC gear used to program the show<

Lithgow Valley Plaza Management - Lollies & new Santa suit
Fluidtek - Discounts on Power Supplies Nil

Thanks

Mr Whippy from Bathurst - Excellent slushies and Icecreams

Lithgow Cable Services - donation of 4 high vis jackets and shirts for safety around cars

N&K Signs - tune to sign vinyl and cutting
Mr Whippy from Bathurst - Excellent slushies and Icecreams

Sams Warehouse, Lithgow - Books for Santa giveaways

Target, Lithgow - Books for Santa giveaways

KFC Lithgow: The sign for the Fast Food Song

McDonalds Lithgow - Giveaways for kids

Craig - Help organising Santa
Mr Whippy from Bathurst,

Craig - Help organising Santa
Mr Whippy from Bathurst,

Craig - Help organising Santa
Nil

Financial Support. No sponsor, or those thanked, helped financially to put on the show. 100% of the cost to put on the show was born by David & Suellen Rawsthorne.