We’ve been working behind the scenes for about 2 months straight coming up with plans for an on-street lighting show each night between Thanksgiving and New Years in Louisville, KY. It all starts with the launch of “Light Up Louisville” where tens of thousands of eager Louisvillian’s will pack 4th Street to see the arrival of “the real Santa Clause”. Every year, Santa descends on Louisville to help our Mayor turn on the Community Christmas Tree and launch a lighting and pyrotechnic show. The next night, just 7 nights away from today, will start a new tradition of a lighting show along 5 blocks of 4th Street set to a series of Christmas songs. We had to overcome a series of challenges to get to the point where TODAY we start to build the infrastructure for the show. We will give further detail in our Case Study section as the amount of challenges and solutions were substantial. We designed and are constructing columns around light pole so we can mount intelligent moving lights to the structure. Power to operate the lights will come from the existing light poles. Each pole will be different depending on the power available in the pole. Some poles will have 4 lights and some will have 5. We are sending the signal to every light via a wireless system. We are sending sound signals to speakers in much the same way as the lighting. We still have lights on the way...some from Italy and some from China. We have prepared as much as possible and now just have to execute the plans that have been months in the making. More later on this project in this blog and in our case study area.
Now we know how the Elves must feel.