Circuit Layout & Electrical Analysis for Christmas 2007

Circuit   X10-Zone   Amps   Lights   Description
Garage        1       5.1    1,600   Garage Icicles, Blue Ball
Panel-1       1       5.3    1,800   Junipers, Column, Swag, Bubble Lights, Skiing Polar Bear
Balcony       2       6.3    1,300   Balcony Novelties, Train, small Homer/Santa/Tree, US Flag
Panel-2       2       7.5    2,400   North Candy Canes, small Frosties/Tree, Tree Presents
Panel-3       3       7.4    1,800   Upper Roof Icicles, Chimney Star, Orange ON/OFF Outline
Panel-5       3       7.5    1,900   Tree & Fence wraps, 10' Mega Tree, West Candy Canes
Panel-4       4       9.9    3,200   Front Yard Christmas Tree
Window-U      4       0.9      250   Upper Window Decorations
Garage        5       1.6      400   Snow Icicles & Bells by Tree, Inflatable SpongeBob SquarePants & Elmo - Tickle me!
Window-L      5       1.2      300   Lower Window Decorations
Balcony       6       1.0      300   Santa Plane on Roof
Panel-1       6       3.2      400   Frosty and Snowman Family
Balcony       7       0.6      200   Roof ON
Garage        7       1.8      200   Inflatable Santa, Tin Man, Red/Green LED Tree
Balcony       8       1.2      400   Roof OFF
Garage        8       1.4      250   Burrito Reindeer and Inflatable Homer - D'OH!
Office        *       3.1      400   Various stuff in Santa's Workshop!  ;-)
                                        1:Blue Rope Light   2:Rainier Beer Sign   3:Three Candles    4:Hulk Lamp
                                        5:Christmas Tree    6:Groovy Lava Lamp    7:Stepping Santa   8:Red/Green Present
TOTALS       17      65.0   17,100   TOTALS
A question I'm often asked is how much does it cost to light the holiday display - the electrical meter does spin a bit faster. That's easy to calculate - with all 17,100 lights ON, the current draw is 65 amps. Multiply by 120 Volts and divide by 1,000 to get 7.8 KiloWatts. The approximate cost of electricity in Colorado is 10 cents per KiloWatt-Hour ... so to run the display continuously for an hour, it costs 78 cents/hour - not much! But remember that Internet Surfers are turning the lights on & off ... so divde that by two and then multiply by the 5 hours/day it's active, and the electricty costs 195 cents per day. Multiply that by 31 days and for $60, a whole month of holiday fun is provided to people around the world ... plus some awareness and thousands of dollars in donations for Celiac Disease Research!

Christmas 2007 X10 Control Box Layout

Turn the Lights ON & OFF ... plus have fun with the Inflatables!
X10 CONTROL IT! Zone Name/Description
1
ON
OFF
Garage Icicles, Front Door Area
2
ON
OFF
Balcony/Train, Inflatable Homer/Santa/Tree
3
ON
OFF
Roof Icicles, Chimney Stars, Sidewalk
4
ON
OFF
Giant Christmas Tree, Upper Window
5
INFLATE
DEFLATE
SpongeBob & Elmo - Tickle me!
6
INFLATE
DEFLATE
Frosty and the Snowman Family
7
INFLATE
DEFLATE
ON & Giant Santa
8
INFLATE
DEFLATE
OFF & Homer Simpson - D`OH!
HULK
GRRRRR!!
Don't make him angry!

Click the ON/OFF buttons to make things happen!