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’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.
The one-day workshop includes:
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
Pre-Show Workshop details coming soon
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 or participation to any person or business 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/solicitation: Sales or solicitations of products, services or events 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 from the event.
Christmas Expo is owned and produced by:
PO Box 369
Monroeville, PA 15146
Christmas Expo does not permit sales or solicitations of products or services by anyone who is not a paid vendor of the Expo. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal communication, business cards, product giveaways, handouts, digital items and printed materials. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal.