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Channel Layouts and
Controller Settings
Updated: March 18, 2014
Reference Manual
CONTENTS
Understanding this guide
Standard Christmas Shows
- 16 Channel Show
Example of 16 Channel Show
- 32 Channel Show
- 48 Channel Show
- 64 Channel Show
Christmas Products
- Animated Holiday Tree
- Mini Trees
- Arches
- Greatest Story Ever Told
- Strobes
- Singing Reindeer Faces
Halloween Show
- 16 Channel Show
Halloween Products
- 4 Singing Pumpkin Faces
- 1 Singing Pumpkin Face
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UNDERSTANDING THIS GUIDE
Animated Lighting offers pre-programmed lighting shows. Because every lighting enthusiast has a vastly different collection of light strings and various decorative items, our standard light shows have been programmed to a somewhat
‘generic’ layout. That is, because we can’t know for certain what each customer owns (lighting-wise) and where each item
is positioned in their display, we have programmed our standard light shows based on a few assumptions.
A lighting channel is anything that needs to be controlled on an individual basis; for example, a single string of Christmas
lights, a single bush wrapped in a few red light strings, the light inside a blowmold reindeer, the entire left side of your
house wrapped in white light or anything else that needs to be controlled as a unique item. Our LC-16 light controller has
16 channels and can therefore control up to 16 uniquely controlled lighting items.
A section is a part of a whole. For example, sections 1 thru 4 might be, say, 4 trees in a row or 4 windows in a row lit with a
single color or lit as a single item, maybe like a single elf in a group of elves, for example.
Our pre-programmed 16 channel light shows use mostly colors and sections. At the time of programming our 16 channel
shows, we assume that we are programming for 4 Sections that are triple-lit with 3 colors, but really it could be 16 completely unrelated lighting items. Our standard show channel layouts are simply a recommendation; one option of many.
If you want your entire roof to light up as one solid piece, run the cables and the light strings so that you plug a single cord
into power and all the light strings covering the entire roof come on together. At that point, the roof is a single lighting
channel. But, if you want your roof to “animate” in, say, 3 different pieces, you would divide the roof up into 3 sections and
run a wire from each section back to their own channel on the light controller. 3 sections means that you will use 3 channels on the light controller.
According to the table on the next page, Section 1, Color 1 plugs into Channel 0. Find channel 0 (zero) on one of your
LC-16 light controllers and connect it to the lights of Section 1, Color 1. It’s that simple. Do the same for Section1, Color 2
and all of the others.
Finally, because the table for the 16 channel show tells us that the controller address is [0 0], we must set both address
dials inside the LC-16 to “0”. As a second example, if it had said the controller address should be set to [0 1], then we would
set the left address dial to “0” and the right address dial to “1”.
ADDRESS DIALS
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STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
16 Channel Christmas Shows
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 1
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 1
1
Group 1 - Section 2
9
Group 3 - Section 2
2
Group 1 - Section 3
10
Group 3 - Section 3
3
Group 1 - Section 4
11
Group 3 - Section 4
4
Group 2 - Section 1
12
Misc - Item 1
5
Group 2 - Section 2
13
Misc - Item 2
6
Group 2 - Section 3
14
Misc - Item 3
7
Group 2 - Section 4
15
Misc - Item 4
These are really just recommendations. Rules, in the case of our STANDARD shows, can be broken. At any
time, you can decide to plug in any light that you want to into any channel on the light controller that
you want to. Have a great time connecting and re-connecting your lights until you find a style that looks
great on your home!
For an example, please turn the page
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STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
Example -16 Channel Christmas Show
Your house
Imagine this cartoon house is your house and you want to put up one of our 16 channel standard Christmas
shows. This example will help you get started.
4 sections
Our 16 channel standard Christmas shows are divided into 4 sections, so try to divide your house or display into 4
sections or find 4 items that you want to decorate to act as your 4 sections. We chose to decorate the 4 windows
on the 2nd floor.
3
STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
Example -16 Channel Christmas Show - (Cont.)
3 colors
Each section needs 3 colors. We chose Red, Green and Blue. Each color in each section is connected to an extension cable that runs back to the LC-16 light controller. Because this was our first section, we plugged Section 1 Red
into channel 0, Section 1 Green into channel 4, and Section 1 Blue into channel 8. Refer to the table on page 2 for
more channel connection information.
4
STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
Example -16 Channel Christmas Show - (Cont.)
4 miscellaneous items
Now choose 4 miscellaneous items. They could be trees, bushes, reindeer, snowmen or anything! We chose to
finish the 4 main features of your house, the 2 garage doors, the front door and the 1st story window.
Ch 0, 4, 8
Ch12
Ch 1, 5, 9
Ch13
Ch 2, 6, 10
Ch14
Ch 3, 7, 11
Ch15
Finished
Remember, this is simply one example to help you understand how to setup a simple show, you do not need 4
windows or 4 of anything to have a really cool show. In fact, you could just start plugging things into the light
controller willy nilly and quickly come up with your own custom layout! There is no wrong way! Have fun!
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STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
32 Channel Christmas Shows
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 1
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 1
1
Group 1 - Section 2
9
Group 3 - Section 2
2
Group 1 - Section 3
10
Group 3 - Section 3
3
Group 1 - Section 4
11
Group 3 - Section 4
4
Group 2 - Section 1
12
Misc - Item 1
5
Group 2 - Section 2
13
Misc - Item 2
6
Group 2 - Section 3
14
Misc - Item 3
7
Group 2 - Section 4
15
Misc - Item 4
Controller Address - [0 7]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 5
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 5
1
Group 1 - Section 6
9
Group 3 - Section 6
2
Group 1 - Section 7
10
Group 3 - Section 7
3
Group 1 - Section 8
11
Group 3 - Section 8
4
Group 2 - Section 5
12
Misc - Item 5
5
Group 2 - Section 6
13
Misc - Item 6
6
Group 2 - Section 7
14
Misc - Item 7
7
Group 2 - Section 8
15
Misc - Item 8
6
STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
48 Channel Christmas Shows
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 1
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 1
1
Group 1 - Section 2
9
Group 3 - Section 2
2
Group 1 - Section 3
10
Group 3 - Section 3
3
Group 1 - Section 4
11
Group 3 - Section 4
4
Group 2 - Section 1
12
Group 4 - Section 1
5
Group 2 - Section 2
13
Group 4 - Section 2
6
Group 2 - Section 3
14
Group 4 - Section 3
7
Group 2 - Section 4
15
Group 4 - Section 4
Controller Address - [0 7]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 5
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 5
1
Group 1 - Section 6
9
Group 3 - Section 6
2
Group 1 - Section 7
10
Group 3 - Section 7
3
Group 1 - Section 8
11
Group 3 - Section 8
4
Group 2 - Section 5
12
Group 4 - Section 5
5
Group 2 - Section 6
13
Group 4 - Section 6
6
Group 2 - Section 7
14
Group 4 - Section 7
7
Group 2 - Section 8
15
Group 4 - Section 8
7
STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
48 Channel Christmas Shows (cont.)
Controller Address - [0 D]
Ch
0
Description
Group 5 - Section A
Ch
8
Description
Group 6 - Section A
1
Group 5 - Section B
9
Group 6 - Section B
2
Group 5 - Section C
10
Group 6 - Section C
3
Group 5 - Section D
11
Group 6 - Section D
4
Group 5 - Section E
12
Group 6 - Section E
5
Group 5 - Section F
13
Group 6 - Section F
6
Group 5 - Section G
14
Group 6 - Section G
7
Group 5 - Section H
15
Group 6 - Section H
The sections in groups 5 and 6 have been labeled as A thru H rather than 1 thru 8 to acknowlege that the
groups/sections do not correspond together. Groups 5 and 6 are totally unique from groups 1 thru 4.
Therefore, section 1 and section A should not be considered the same section. This also applies to the 64
channel shows.
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STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
64 Channel Christmas Shows
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 1
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 1
1
Group 1 - Section 2
9
Group 3 - Section 2
2
Group 1 - Section 3
10
Group 3 - Section 3
3
Group 1 - Section 4
11
Group 3 - Section 4
4
Group 2 - Section 1
12
Group 4 - Section 1
5
Group 2 - Section 2
13
Group 4 - Section 2
6
Group 2 - Section 3
14
Group 4 - Section 3
7
Group 2 - Section 4
15
Group 4 - Section 4
Controller Address - [0 7]
Ch
0
Description
Group 1 - Section 5
Ch
8
Description
Group 3 - Section 5
1
Group 1 - Section 6
9
Group 3 - Section 6
2
Group 1 - Section 7
10
Group 3 - Section 7
3
Group 1 - Section 8
11
Group 3 - Section 8
4
Group 2 - Section 5
12
Group 4 - Section 5
5
Group 2 - Section 6
13
Group 4 - Section 6
6
Group 2 - Section 7
14
Group 4 - Section 7
7
Group 2 - Section 8
15
Group 4 - Section 8
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STANDARD CHRISTMAS SHOWS
64 Channel Christmas Shows (cont.)
Controller Address - [0 D]
Ch
0
Description
GroupA - Section A
Ch
8
Description
GroupB - Section A
1
GroupA - Section B
9
GroupB - Section B
2
GroupA - Section C
10
GroupB - Section C
3
GroupA - Section D
11
GroupB - Section D
4
GroupA - Section E
12
GroupB - Section E
5
GroupA - Section F
13
GroupB - Section F
6
GroupA - Section G
14
GroupB - Section G
7
GroupA - Section H
15
GroupB - Section H
Controller Address - [1 0]
Ch
0
Description
GroupC - Section A
Ch
8
Description
GroupD - Section A
1
GroupC - Section B
9
GroupD - Section B
2
GroupC - Section C
10
GroupD - Section C
3
GroupC - Section D
11
GroupD - Section D
4
GroupC - Section E
12
GroupD - Section E
5
GroupC - Section F
13
GroupD - Section F
6
GroupC - Section G
14
GroupD - Section G
7
GroupC - Section H
15
GroupD - Section H
See note on page 5.
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ANIMATED HOLIDAY TREE - CHRISTMAS
Animated Holiday Tree
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
Color 1 - Section 1
Ch
8
Description
Color 3 - Section 1
1
Color 1 - Section 2
9
Color 3 - Section 2
2
Color 1 - Section 3
10
Color 3 - Section 3
3
Color 1 - Section 4
11
Color 3 - Section 4
4
Color 2 - Section 1
12
Tree Topper
5
Color 2 - Section 2
13
Misc - Item 1
6
Color 2 - Section 3
14
Misc - Item 2
7
Color 2 - Section 4
15
Misc - Item 3
The “Misc” (Miscellaneous) channels in the programming for the Animated Holiday Tree are extra channels that are not used by the tree. Instead, they are channels for a few extra items in your display. These
Misc items could be anything. Light string reindeer and gift boxes are very popular Misc channel items.
Whatever items you choose, place them close by around the bottom of the Animated Holiday Tree and
these channels will compliment your tree.
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MINI TREES - CHRISTMAS
(4) 4 color Mini Trees
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
Tree 1 - Color 1
Ch
8
Description
Tree 1 - Color 3
1
Tree 2 - Color 1
9
Tree 2 - Color 3
2
Tree 3 - Color 1
10
Tree 3 - Color 3
3
Tree 4 - Color 1
11
Tree 4 - Color 3
4
Tree 1 - Color 2
12
Tree 1 - Color 4
5
Tree 2 - Color 2
13
Tree 2 - Color 4
6
Tree 3 - Color 2
14
Tree 3 - Color 4
7
Tree 4 - Color 2
15
Tree 4 - Color 4
If you have 3 color mini trees, use the channels for the first 3 colors. The last 4 channels can then be used
for miscellaneous items in your display.
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ARCH SHOW - CHRISTMAS
Four Arches
Controller Address - [1 4]
Ch
0
Description
Arch 1 - Segment 1
Ch
8
Description
Arch 2 - Segment 1
1
Arch 1 - Segment 2
9
Arch 2 - Segment 2
2
Arch 1 - Segment 3
10
Arch 2 - Segment 3
3
Arch 1 - Segment 4
11
Arch 2 - Segment 4
4
Arch 1 - Segment 5
12
Arch 2 - Segment 5
5
Arch 1 - Segment 6
13
Arch 2 - Segment 6
6
Arch 1 - Segment 7
14
Arch 2 - Segment 7
7
Arch 1 - Segment 8
15
Arch 2 - Segment 8
Controller Address - [1 5]
Ch
0
Description
Arch 3 - Segment 1
Ch
8
Description
Arch 4 - Segment 1
1
Arch 3 - Segment 2
9
Arch 4 - Segment 2
2
Arch 3 - Segment 3
10
Arch 4 - Segment 3
3
Arch 3 - Segment 4
11
Arch 4 - Segment 4
4
Arch 3 - Segment 5
12
Arch 4 - Segment 5
5
Arch 3 - Segment 6
13
Arch 4 - Segment 6
6
Arch 3 - Segment 7
14
Arch 4 - Segment 7
7
Arch 3 - Segment 8
15
Arch 4 - Segment 8
13
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD - CHRISTMAS
Greatest Story - Nativity
Controller Address - [0 C]
Ch
0
Description
Shepard
Ch
8
Mary and Joseph Traveling
1
Lamb
9
Angel Gabriel
2
Manger
10
Glory of God (Floods or Strobes)
3
Joseph
11
Star
4
Mary
12
Camel
5
Baby Jesus
13
Heavenly Hosts (multiple angels)
6
Magi
14
Palm Tree
7
Ox
15
Gifts
14
Description
STROBES - CHRISTMAS
Strobes
Controller Address - [0 B]
Ch
0
1
Description
STROBE 1
Ch
2
Description
STROBE 1
STROBE 1
3
STROBE 1
15
SINGING REINDEER FACES
4 Singing Reindeer Faces
Controller Address - [1 6]
Ch
0
Description
FACE 1 - Outline
Ch
8
Description
FACE 2 - Outline
1
FACE 1 - EYE 1
9
FACE 2 - EYE 1
2
FACE 1 - EYE2
10
FACE 2 - EYE2
3
FACE 1 - Top Mouth
11
FACE 2 - Top Mouth
4
FACE 1 - Mid Mouth
12
FACE 2 - Mid Mouth
5
FACE 1 - Low Mouth
13
FACE 2 - Low Mouth
6
FACE 1 - Open Mouth
14
FACE 2 - Open Mouth
7
FACE 1 - Circle Mouth
15
FACE 2 - Circle Mouth
Description
FACE 3 - Outline
Ch
8
FACE 4 - Outline
1
FACE 3 - EYE 1
9
FACE 4 - EYE 1
2
FACE 3 - EYE2
10
FACE 4 - EYE2
3
FACE 3 - Top Mouth
11
FACE 4 - Top Mouth
4
FACE 3 - Mid Mouth
12
FACE 4 - Mid Mouth
5
FACE 3 - Low Mouth
13
FACE 4 - Low Mouth
6
FACE 3 - Open Mouth
14
FACE 4 - Open Mouth
7
FACE 3 - Circle Mouth
15
FACE 4 - Circle Mouth
Controller Address - [1 7]
Ch
0
Description
16
STANDARD HALLOWEEN SHOW
16 Channel Halloween Show
Controller Address - [0 0]
Ch
0
Description
STROBE 1
Ch
8
Description
Group 2 - Section 1
1
Flood Light 1
9
Group 2 - Section 2
2
Flood Light 2
10
Group 2 - Section 3
3
Black Light
11
Group 2 - Section 4
4
Group 1 - Section 1
12
Group 3 - Section 1
5
Group 1 - Section 2
13
Group 3 - Section 2
6
Group 1 - Section 3
14
STROBE 2
7
Group 1 - Section 4
15
STROBE 3
Note: The STROBE channels are ON and OFF only channels, meaning they don’t fade smoothly. They are
simply ON or OFF like a standard light switch. Most Strobe lights will not accept dimming and, if fact, the
dimming will noticeably shorten the life of the strobe. Any light can be plugged into the Strobe channels
(0, 14 and 15), but a strobe light shouldn’t be plugged into any channel other than these dedicated
channels.
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PUMPKIN FACES - HALLOWEEN
4 PUMPKIN FACES
Controller Address - [1 4]
Ch
0
Description
FACE 1 - EYE 1
Ch
8
Description
FACE 2 - EYE 1
1
FACE 1 - EYE2
9
FACE 2 - EYE2
2
FACE 1 - Top Mouth
10
FACE 2 - Top Mouth
3
FACE 1 - Mid Mouth
11
FACE 2 - Mid Mouth
4
FACE 1 - Low Mouth
12
FACE 2 - Low Mouth
5
FACE 1 - Open Mouth
13
FACE 2 - Open Mouth
6
FACE 1 - Circle Mouth
14
FACE 2 - Circle Mouth
7
FACE 1 - Outline
15
FACE 2 - Outline
Controller Address - [1 5]
Ch
0
Description
FACE 3 - EYE 1
Ch
8
FACE 4 - EYE 1
1
FACE 3 - EYE2
9
FACE 4 - EYE2
2
FACE 3 - Top Mouth
10
FACE 4 - Top Mouth
3
FACE 3 - Mid Mouth
11
FACE 4 - Mid Mouth
4
FACE 3 - Low Mouth
12
FACE 4 - Low Mouth
5
FACE 3 - Open Mouth
13
FACE 4 - Open Mouth
6
FACE 3 - Circle Mouth
14
FACE 4 - Circle Mouth
7
FACE 3 - Outline
15
FACE 4 - Outline
18
Description
PUMPKIN FACES - HALLOWEEN
1 PUMPKIN FACE
Controller Address - [1 4]
Ch
0
Description
FACE 1 - EYE 1
Ch
8
Group 1 - Section 1
1
FACE 1 - EYE2
9
Group 1 - Section 2
2
FACE 1 - Top Mouth
10
Group 1 - Section 3
3
FACE 1 - Mid Mouth
11
Group 1 - Section 4
4
FACE 1 - Low Mouth
12
Group 2 - Section 1
5
FACE 1 - Open Mouth
13
Group 2 - Section 2
6
FACE 1 - Circle Mouth
14
Group 2 - Section 3
7
FACE 1 - Outline
15
Group 2 - Section 4
19
Description