Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 61
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeVdP What the specs don't tell you
This is a start at a more sophisticated light show.
The music does not come with it, but that could be a nice advantage in that you can use it for other events and have the lights "sort of synchronize" with the music. Imagine an outdoor wedding or Halloween.
The music speakers can run off a SD card (not included) or by bluetooth from you smart phone, iPOD or the like. There seems to be a limit of one speaker per setup. When you try to run multiple speakers (from multiple sets), only one can be controlled by the smartphone, so you can't really adjust the volume on the second or additional speakers.
The main unit (base controller) picks up ambient music / noise to determine the synchronization to the music. Thus, the speaker needs to be close to the main unit. The instructions say the main unit should be within a meter of the speaker, but at least one review says to strap the speaker to the base controller.
This system runs three circuits of lights, but that's the maximum. Adding the additional receivers does not increase the number of circuits. The extra receivers (and the receivers included in the main box) only allow remote sets of lights to synchronize with the main unit. Thus, you can have lights quite a distance from the primary setup that are on their own electric supply synchronize with the primary unit. This could be good when you can't run cords from point to point. It could also be good if you want to synchronize some of your neighbors' lights. Yes, extra remote receivers can be activated by primary unit, so there's no limit (other than distance) for that.
This system does not allow you to program when each of the three circuits come on.
The synchronization to the music is clunky. You don't actually get to program how the lights' on/off functions on the three circuits are activated by the music.
If you are thinking this is your way to win the Great Light Fight, think further. This can be fun, but nothing like that.
Quality seems to be OK, but two remote receivers did not work out of the five sets (15 remote receivers) I bought.
So, an interesting step up from static lights and a way to have your whole yard coordinated, but not a super-sophisticated system for a regional or national competition!
January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Great item for the money
I bought this set right after thanksgiving. We downloaded 35 Christmas songs in MP# format as it stated. I put those in a mini sd card and in it went. Just to make sure it worked i plugged in 9 different sets of lights into each plus and turned it on. With the transmitter right next to the speaker as indicated in the directions and u tube videos i watched , they all worked perfectly. I currently have 35000 yes 35000 LED bulbs on this system. I have bought another expansion pack to try next year as id like my blow molds on it as well. I don't know what the issue is with some of these reviews but if the unit doesn't work swap it out. If it does in fact work and you cant figure out how to use it. Google this on u tube as i did to make sure i had it set up right. One day i will buy the light o Rama controller sets. Until then,this will do just fine.Nothing like seeing 20 cars out front of your house at a time watching your light show.
December 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toots Great for the Price
A simple light show for the beginner. Purchased it this year to have a simple light show and everyone has enjoyed it so far. About 30 - 50 cars, including nursing home buses, per night do a drive thru. Looking a purchasing another one for another part of the display. I see everyone, that has purchased this item, says the music does not synchronize with music. Well that is correct however, my husband has found the solution. You have to attach the speaker to the main controller box with zip ties. The vibration from the speaker will make the lights dance, dance, dance.
December 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bmac Save your money
This product is terrible. It in no way syncs the lights and music. At best this device is good for random flashing. I was highly disappointed in this product. I even bought a 2nd one thinking that maybe I just got a bad one, sadly that wasn't the case. At least it was an easy return.
December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Khjones Bought mine today!
I'm just beginning my setup and testing of unit. Got my TSO MUSICE LOADED ON BIG SIM CARD! Sounds great! I ordered a couple of lazer lights shows from another source! I do know you can run more LED LIGHTS as the do not draw amps like old ones do. I'm going to combine 2 separate units this you to go BIG! I can't wait to set it up in front yard!
November 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by antbob OK, needs more work
First problem is you have no way to remotely turn on the sound, the lights yes but not the sound. Why not incorporate the sound and light controller together with a single remote. Or have a built in timer?? The lights kinda flash to the music, but not synchronized. So it's ok , but needs improvement.
November 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ILoveChristmas Lights really not in sync with music
The multiple light programmable options are nice but all the lights are on the same pattern and not really in sync with music. But I love having the music
December 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Works good for the $
I picked this unit up about two weeks ago. It has worked everyday since day one and has sat outside, hooked up through some pretty bad rain storms ( I do bring the speaker in). I have 26 strands of different colored rope lights (led) 42 tall candy canes (mini lights), 2, three ft and 2 six ft trees (mini lights) over 100 regular sized lights, and about 10 different things, snowmen, bows, etc…plus more cost in extension cords than the unit cost. I found that hooking up 3 different colored rope lights close together and hooking up lights that are close to each other to one of the 3 different recievers in the order you want them 1,2,or 3, 3,2,1( thats what takes so many cords) works pretty good. I hooked up 2 sets of 21 candy canes 7 per receiver( with the expansion kit). I rapped 3 different colors of rope lights on 2 oak trees each and hooked 1 color from each tree together and then to 1 of the three recievers. It looks pretty good and I do get a lot of complements. This unit does just repeat the 16 patterns so for the most part it will catch the beat of the music. After messing with it for 2 weeks now everyday, I've learned that the music you choose makes a big difference. The unit does start and stop with the music, so picking songs that have some pause or lows and highs in them work really good i.e. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, by Pentatonix, Hooked one a Feeling, by Blue Swede, or Stairway to Heaven , by Led Zepplin. If your looking for some fun with the kids its a very good unit and will brighten up your yard, if your looking for a 16 channel unit you'll spent over $1200, but you'll get a true sync.
December 14, 2015