Lights and music have both been a big part of my life since I was a teenager. When I was fourteen I turned my bedroom into a mini night club. There were strobe lights, black lights, a small lighted dance floor which I built and yes, I even had a mirror disco ball. I was using an audio mixer and two turntables when I was fifteen which started my career as a DJ. I turned sixteen and my first real job as a DJ was at a skating rink. I learned how to use lighting controllers and loved how the lights would flash to the beat of the music I was playing. I started working for a DJ that had his own company and basically would use his audio and lighting equipment to entertain people at various types of parties and events.
After I graduated high school I continued to be a mobile DJ on
my own for house parties and other events which eventually lead me to the world
of night clubs. I had the opportunity to work with all types of lights in various
clubs throughout Orlando. While I was still a DJ I became more and
more interested with how the lighting controllers actually worked. I decided I
wanted to learn more about electronics so I went to school and received my Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering. After a few years I stopped being a DJ and got pretty serious with car audio (I had large stereo systems in my car since I was sixteen). Even with cars I would find ways to install lights that would flash to the music.
I soon purchased my first house and couldn't wait until Christmas so I could put some lights on it. When I was a little kid I loved looking at all the houses that were decorated. I started off with some basic icicle lights and some lighted figures. Each year I added something like a couple of deer in my yard and a few more strands of lights on the house. One day I found a house on the internet that had Christmas lights on it and the lights were synchronized to music. This immediately got my attention and I began to search for more houses like this. I did some research to see how the lights were programmed and in 2007 I purchased my Light-O-Rama controllers and decided to set up my first Christmas Light Show. Wow, I was hooked! I soon learned that I could make the lights do just about anything and I was only limited by my imagination.
In 2008 I set up my first Halloween Light Show. I figured why only use the controllers for Christmas. Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. I realized that you can make a graveyard come to life with the right combination of lights and music.
I continued setting up my light shows for 2009 and was amazed of the amount of people that would come to watch them. All of a sudden I am on the news and in the newspapers. This was not expected but I didn't mind. I figured this was a way that more people would hear about my shows. That is exactly what happened.
Thousands of people came from all over central Florida in 2010. I was amazed how far people actually traveled. I have been asked why I do what I do. Well, I do it because my shows bring so much joy to so many people of all ages and I love working with lights and music. Little kids dance with their parents in my driveway during my light shows.........it just doesn't get any better than that.
Actually, it does get better. In 2009 I had a woman literally walk up and hug me in front of my house. She was crying and told me that her mother had just recently passed away. She said that her mother loved Christmas and decorating and she would have loved my light show. She also said that after watching the show in person she felt so much happier and said "Thank you for doing this".
I just want to say something to that woman and I hope she gets a chance to read this. Thank you! After seeing what a positive impact that my light shows had on your life......I will most certainly continue doing them.