Christmas Designs

Throwback: Dangling Lights

Dustin Blay from Family Harvest Church in Tinley Park, IL brings us this simple but twinkly Christmas design. (Originally posted February 2012)

They bought 30 strands of LED Christmas indoor/outdoor lights. They were 16 feet in length and they hung them 3 feet in front of their back curtain. The whole set cost about $270.

The rest was accomplished with lighting and Christmas trees.

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5 responses to “Throwback: Dangling Lights”

  1. Kade Young says:

    You know, I have always wanted to do this for a Christmas set but always wondered if it would look tacky… Family Harvest Church made it look good! I may just have to do something similar this year at my church.

  2. Jon says:

    I assume the lights couldn’t be dimmed? That’s the only issue I’ve had with them! But it looks brilliant, love the purple.

    • Tom says:

      You can dim them using any standard dimmer. We had lights just like this on our Christmas set in 2010. Ran them on a standard 2 channel Chauvet dimmer. Worked great.

    • Robert Ward says:

      Sometimes you have to put a “phantom” load on the lights. A 20 watt music stand light hidden behind the set might be all you need. It’s really no big deal. fyi

  3. Dustin Blay says:

    Actually I have 12 Cyc strips along the back that I daisy chained in and thats how I got them to Dim…

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