Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to put up the lights?2023-01-08T05:45:32+00:00

About 3 weekends (about 6 days).

Where did you get the idea for the Bluebonnet Light show?2023-01-08T05:52:29+00:00

In 2006, this viral video of a residential homes’ Christmas lights flashing to synchronized music caught my eye and from that, Bluebonnet Lights was born.

You don’t have a blog on your website. Where can I find the most up-to-date discussion on Bluebonnet Lights?2023-01-08T06:37:47+00:00

For the latest Bluebonnet news and discussion, please nagivate to our Facebook Page.

How many families are part of the light show?2023-01-08T06:38:20+00:00

There are currently 6 houses connected, 3 on each side of the street.

Do the participating neighbors use your lights? Or do they use their own?2023-01-08T06:38:36+00:00

Each neighbor owns and stores their own equipment, including the controllers and the lights. Everyone agrees to install and connect their lights before the show starts in November.

Do you take donations?2023-01-08T06:39:51+00:00

Unlike some other displays that ask for money for their favorite charity, Bluebonnet Lights will remain guilt-free. We don’t ask for any contributions, and just make the show about our gift of lights to the visitors.

When do you start putting up the Christmas Lights?2023-01-08T06:41:10+00:00

The lights are put up over several weekends, but they are all finished before the show goes live after Thanksgiving.

When do you set up the Halloween lights?2023-01-08T06:41:40+00:00

Halloween lights are….

How long does it take to design and synchronize new lights?2023-01-08T06:41:56+00:00

This year, we added “Feliz Navidad” and “Police Stop My Car”. These sequences took at least 12 hours of work, spread over several weeks.

Do you use solar power to run the show?2023-01-08T06:42:12+00:00

4 of the 6 houses in the show have solar panels. The electricity generated during the day (especially during the summer) is banked and used to power the Christmas lights, among other things.

Is the lightshow or music output affected by the weather?2023-01-08T06:42:28+00:00

The music is not affected by the weather. Several of the houses in the display use GFCI outlets to power the Christmas lights, and these will sometimes trip while the show is playing, because wet conditions will sometimes cause a ground fault. We are working to minimize these disruptions, but the result is that when it rains, some parts of the display don’t work.

How are you able to transmit the music?2023-01-08T06:42:39+00:00

We use a low-power FM transmitter, permitted under FCC part 15 rules.

Are all the participating families all synchonized to a master music controller?2023-01-08T06:42:50+00:00

Yes. All the lights are synchronized and controlled from one place.

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