Meet Gangnam Style Christmas Light Creator
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 03, 2012 @ 3:45PM
Created on November 24, 2012 @ 10:02PM
A Christmas light whiz is taking on "Gangnam Style". One Texas man spends a long time designing the perfect light display each year, synchronizing the whole thing to music. Last year, his display to the angry birds theme song went viral. This year, he's mixing the popular Korean song in with the holiday tunes.
Meet John Storms. Just two months after moving into their new home, the first order of business was Christmas decorations.
"The first weekend we bring out a crew to help us with the really high stuff. My wife won't let me climb a ladder," said John Storms, Christmas light enthusiast.
Nothing says "hello neighbors," after you start putting up $25,000+ lights, but John's neighbors didn't mind. In fact, they loved the idea that they have their own Clark Griswold.
"He's barely unpacked, and the first thing he did was start with lights," said one neighbor. "How do you compete with something like that?"
Years ago, the electric bill could run into the hundreds, even thousands of dollars, for a show like this. But not anymore.
"All the lights that we have in our display are L-E-D lights, so they just sip on the power," said John Storms.
Costing John only $15 for the entire month of December and only a few hundred dollars in other gadgets, including a program that allows him to design the light show on his computer.
"We have the netbook computer. We have a little dongle here that connects us to the lights. And then we have a little hobbyist F-M transmitter which has just enough power to get a signal out to the street," said John Storms.
And let the Christmas magic begin.
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