Professional Triers

Professional Triers

We're a group of guys who love Christmas way too much. Join us as we discuss, critic, and interview people about our favorite part, holiday lighting displays.

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Tonight we interview David Peace, the inventor of the Peace Stakes and 2018 Great Christmas Light Fight contestant.

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May 2019

57 min 30 sec

We have Keith Peffer as a guest host talking to us about new products available in 2019Pixel Starter Kit – Desktop Star Bursthttps://shop.cfolights.com/product/pixel-starter-kit-desktop-star-burst-2019-presale/Bosoyo Daycorhttps://boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=64PPD Show in a boxhttps://pixelprodisplays.com/product/complete-show-in-a-box/#sequencing-and-layout-designPixa Showhttps://pixashow.com/CCL Controllershttps://cclcontrollers.com/Wired Watts https://www.wiredwatts.com/panelsPixel2Thingshttps://pixel2things.comWizard of Wire - Pace Stakeshttps://www.wizardofwire.com/product-category/wizard-peace-stakes/Boscoyo - PIXEL STAKE 12" WITH TOPPERShttps://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_33&products_id=330Gilbert engineering PEACE FAMILY STAKEShttps://gilbertengineeringusa.com/products/ground-rod-12 Want us to talk about your new stuff Email us at HolidayLightingThinkTank@gmail.com

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May 2019

23 min 53 sec

Tonight we get to talk to Pixel Pro Displays, PPD, about their recent amazing experience in Las Vegas at EDC. Listen in to Robert and Clyde and all the amazing experiences they've had.https://www.pixelprodisplays.com/

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May 2019

1 hr 8 min

In today's episode, we introduce to you the hosts of our 3 mid-week segments. You'll get to know them a little bit and hear what they will be talking about.Hot or Not with Keith Peffer Hotornot@professionaltriers.comBlinky flashy lowdown With Brian McVay Lowdown@professionaltriers.comXLights Rundown Michael and Diana Stoffregen info@showstoppersequences.comhttp://professionaltriers.com/

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May 2019

35 min 58 sec

We discuss the past, current, and future trends of the Christmas Light industry with Paul Hayden, Head of RGB at Reinders.https://www.reinders.com/

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Jun 2019

50 min 30 sec

In this episode, we get to learn the past and future of xLights Around the World as we talk with Russell McFarland and Jorden Nash

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Jun 2019

55 min 58 sec

Keith Peffer presents, Hot or Not: Think Before You Pushhttps://kulplights.com/https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllLayeredUp3Dhttps://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=57&zenid=2u9184cvdim9pdhmdos0hh2b07https://youtu.be/ie0NlhM-_Zc

Jun 2019

11 min 28 sec

In Episode 1 of the xLights Rundown, we discuss some sequencing tips and an update from xLights version 2019.25

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Jun 2019

27 min 39 sec

Lowdown on Christmas Expo Part 1 with Joyce Perhac and Janice BlaskoLearn how it started and how it's become what it is today!!www.christmasexpo.com

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Jun 2019

38 min 57 sec

Lowdown on Christmas Expo Part 2 with Walter and Jackie Monkhouse , Joyce Perhac and Janice BlaskoLearn about all they great classes at expo!www.christmasexpo.com

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Jun 2019

57 min 42 sec

David Peace joins Keith Peffer on Hot or Not. They talk about David’s new Pixel2Things, the Pixel2DC and Pixel2AC boards. Learn about all the things you can do with these boards and more. Plus not loosing phoenix connectors and where to score extras just in case.Subscribe and review us on iTunes(even if you hate apple).BTW its Free to listen, and sometimes fun too.Www.ProfessionalTriers.comWww.Pixel2Things.comWww.AJsOutletStore.com

Jun 2019

24 min 52 sec

We talk to Ed Smith about how he started xEssentials and how it’s evolved and where its going in the future. Like to a Podcast!!! https://www.spreaker.com/show/3552987

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Jun 2019

52 min 2 sec

Jonathan Landinghan some of his sequences can be seen athttps://youtu.be/MB2WjW947jEhttps://youtu.be/MnBRIx6PYA0https://youtu.be/neLt_7yAIy0Richard Rennhttps://customlightcreations.com/Robert and Clyde at PPDhttps://Pixelprodisplays.comMike and Diana at Showstoppershttps://Showstoppersequences.comSean and Lilia at nutcrackerhttps://Nutcracker123.comTom BitGeorgehttps://Magicallightshow.comRon Howardhtps://Xtremesequences.comEmail us at lowdown@professionaltriers.com

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Jun 2019

31 min 22 sec

We talk to tony about his train 🚂! We find out he going Tony!

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Jul 2019

1 hr 3 min

Keith and Vinny talk Tools of the Christmas trade with Jason RasmussenLinks are in the PDF.https://professionaltriers.com/hotornot-episode-3/

Jul 2019

49 min 20 sec

Carl Mirsky: singing faces specialist, patriot, Superproducer And all-around good guy. We talk to Carl bout everything Christmas light. And how his display hasn’t evolved from his previous home till now. A little side tangent on the singing faces projects. And Vinny licks his microphone that we purchased off eBay. And needs Maggie’s help!

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Jul 2019

1 hr 11 min

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Jul 2019

19 min 26 sec

Tonight we talk with Sean Meighan, the Godfather of Animated Lighting and one of the original founders of xLights. We learn more than we understand about how coding works and even a little about Sean’s loves and hates of the software life!

Jul 2019

1 hr 34 min

Keith talks to JR about the grand opening of the Mattos Designs website and store. https://mattosdesigns.com/

Jul 2019

27 min 38 sec

The Real Podcast WivesMeet Cecelia Mattos & Mrs. Bittinger and find out how they put up with such crazy husbands. And we get the opportunity to answer your questions! All of them....

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Jul 2019

59 min 30 sec

Blinky Flashy Lowdown with Clyde Lindsey, the better half of PPD

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Jul 2019

1 hr 11 min

The Triers talk to The Gilbert about all things coro

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Jul 2019

1 hr 8 min

We discussed the Christmas show , Christmas expo. And try to answer some of the questions people who’ve never been to A Christmas contention want to know.

Aug 2019

1 hr 19 min

The guys sit down with the king of coro the man behind boscoyo. They talk about his home display, his time on the GCLF, and all about that coro.

Aug 2019

1 hr 20 min

Keith talks with Darren Hedlund about his ESP Art SticksEspartstick.comhttps://www.youtube.com/user/microcyb

Aug 2019

38 min 49 sec

Jay Danielson :The original Trier

Aug 2019

35 min 3 sec

Today we discuss pre and early season tasks to keep you organized as well as making your setup easier.

Aug 2019

59 min 33 sec

Aug 2019

32 min 18 sec

This episode of Hot or Not, Keith tries to teach some xLights. Jason Chancellor from Jdeation Designer shows off some hot new enclosure systems. Check out http://www.jdeation.com/

Sep 2019

55 min 56 sec

Lee Lindquest the "Master of moving heads" hang out with the Professional Triers at the SoCal Monster Mini.

Sep 2019

36 min 44 sec

The Professional Triers brings you a whole new podcast, Illuminosity Game Show. Watch while Jay and Jordan play the Illuminosity Game Show for a chance to win some prizes.

Sep 2019

20 min 50 sec

Robert Sub Rob Petty joins the guys on a walk through his display.

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Sep 2019

46 min 27 sec

Stoffregens join Brain on Blinky Flashy to talk about Show Stopper Sequences. Regular guest Clyde from PPD also drops some hints on next months sequence.http://showstoppersequences-com.3dcartstores.com/https://youtu.be/i71V3slWLDA

Sep 2019

55 min 53 sec

Bree and Maggie play the Illuminosity Game Show!

Sep 2019

16 min 54 sec

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Oct 2019

40 min 17 sec

Paul Hayden talks about an exciting new lighting product called Twinkly Lights and Vinny and Keith drive into all the different Scotchlok's.

Oct 2019

1 hr

Jeff Lacey from Canispater Christmas joins JR and Carl on this episode of the Professional Triers.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCby1v6Kbi8AHMkV2yMyF1MQ

Oct 2019

57 min 58 sec

Lets talk Megatrees and sequencing in xLights with Vinny and the Stoffregen's.

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Oct 2019

36 min 30 sec

Shane and MonstrousMike try the Illuminosity Game Show on this special Halloween episode.

Oct 2019

17 min 32 sec

Brian, Clyde and Keith talk about planning for 2020 in xlights, mapping your display and a whole lot more.

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Oct 2019

59 min 15 sec

John Spiker the power injection Jedi, joins Keith on this weeks episode of Hot or Not. We talk about Johns display, safety during setup, and of course power injecting. Later we also dive into Smart Receivers, how they are setup and the use cases.http://spikerlights.com/calcpower.aspx

Nov 2019

58 min 43 sec

Professional Triers are BACK Raw and Unedited

Nov 2019

1 hr 11 min

Professional Triers are Back Raw and Unedited. We Tried Part 2. With Keith Peffer

Dec 2019

58 min 29 sec

We talk about all the 2019 MegaTree failures. J.R. Mattos gives us tips and amazing advice on keeping our MegaTrees up, and keeping them up.

Dec 2019

36 min 1 sec

Brian, J.R. and Keith have a round table discussion on the first two episodes of the Great Christmas Light Fight Season 7.

Dec 2019

1 hr 15 min

Blinky Flashy with David Spalding's Tank You for Your Service Announcement It's the moment you have all been waiting for! Tanks for your service has now been released! You can find it at the sequence armory. See video in the comments on sub modeling your treehttps://youtu.be/Ee_1f8ivvKUhttps://www.sequencearmory.com/download?id=123

Dec 2019

48 min 58 sec

Professional Triers are Back Raw and Unedited. We Tried Part 2.

Dec 2019

1 hr 27 min