Light-O-Rama (LOR) is a popular light show animation equipment and software that allows you to create a display where the lights dance to music. The Light-O-Rama products are incredibly versatile but users will tell you that it takes time and effort to master it. While you can just dig in an learn on your own, this educational workshop, taught by an authorized LOR partner, and is offered in 4 sessions of uninterrupted instruction.
Some decorators are brand new to Light-O-Rama and want to learn it from the ground up. Some have used it but want to learn more. And a few are proficient but still want to learn more. We are now offering Light-O-Rama immersion in 4 separate sessions and you can sign up for 1, 2, 3 – or all 4 – of the sessions! We are working on the class outline for what each session will cover and will have that information posted within a few days.
If you have a laptop computer, please bring it so you can participate in the hands-on exercises. Light-O-Rama demonstration software will be provided if you don’t already own the product. Light-O-Rama controllers will also be available so you can test your work.
Drew Hickman was an early pioneer in animation, creating the very first commercially available hardware (ChristmasCave) and software (Dasher) products for music-synchronized displays. Since those early days in his garage, Drew has gone on to help drive advances in the lighting and animation field and has helped an untold number of lighting enthusiasts create displays. He has also designed impressive home and commercial displays through his business, Holiday Technologies. Holiday Technologies is an official dealer of Light-O-Rama products and the official LOR training partner.
Drew has worked on all types of displays, large and small, commercial and residential. He’s been working with everything from C9 incandescents to the latest/ pixel trees and is sure to share some of his more interesting experiences of being in this business.
Mesquite Convention Center
1700 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite TX 75149
**Class and workshop information will be released as soon as it’s available
Vendor Hall Hours:
Thu: 12–5 | Fri: 9:30–4:30 | Sat: 9:30–4
• The Expo is Open to the public
• Vendor Hall Only: $8pp/day at the door
• Children under 12 free to vendor hall
• If you wish to attend classes, you must purchase a Conference Registration
Ready to jump into animated lighting with Light-O-Rama products? This workshop is for you.
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An RGB lighting technology workshop designed for newcomers and veterans who are looking to add RGB lighting into their display.
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$99/night for king or two doubles
*This hotel is attached to the Convention Center. There are still openings on certain days
*This hotel is directly across the street from the Convention Center
Children under 12 are admitted free to the vendor hall. Must be at least 16 years old to attend a seminar. See management for more information or special requests. Anyone with a stroller must sign a liability waiver. See front desk for details.
Management, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove anyone from the Expo who may be disruptive, threatening or who may violate procedures and/or policies.
Schedule: Education schedules are subject to change without notice.
Suitcase sales: Sales or solicitations of products or services by anyone who is not a paid vendor of the Expo are not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal communication, product giveaways, handouts, digital items and printed materials. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal.