This workshop is about RGB lighting technology and is designed for both newcomers as well as veterans who are interested in incorporating RGB lighting into their holiday display. It will seek to cover as much material as possible in an 8 hour class.
Terminology, how to calculate electrical loads, wiring, controllers, pixels, dumb strings, communication methods and types, configuration, software which can be used for programming and more will be discussed. The class seeks to assist anyone trying to figure out where they can use RGB technology in their display, how to utilize it and prepare them with RGB knowledge so they can better select which RGB classes to attend at Christmas Expo.
Important Note: This class does *not* focus on specific manufacturers or specific brands of RGB products. It will seek to present a balanced approach to a wide range of RGB technologies available (both hardware and software) for use in Christmas, holiday and other lighting displays.
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 has worked with everything from C9 incandescent lights to the latest pixel trees and is sure to share some of his more interesting experiences of being in this business.
The one-day workshop includes:
July 13-15, 2020
Public Vendor Hall Hours:
Thu: 12–5 | Fri: 9:30–5 | Sat: 9:30–4
• The Expo is open to the public
• Vendor Hall only is $10pp/day
• To attend classes, you must purchase a “Conference Pass” (registration open soon)
• Children under 12 admitted free to vendor hall See full policy
Location to be announced
Core conference classes are included in the cost of a Conference Pass which includes access to the vendor hall and all core classes and events on the day(s) of your pass.
No audio/videotaping or live feeds in the classrooms.