Ken & R-E's Internet Controlled Christmas Lights


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Did you enjoy this? Want to offset some of our costs?


There are currently people turning the lights on and off. You may experience some delays.

We're looking for a boom truck (or a crew of acrobats) to help us install lights along the roofline. Contact me if you can help.

It's 2016, and we are still looking to partner with an ISP to give us more bandwidth! Endorsements/ad space is available. 2015 season - 178 million unique visitors.

History:
In 2010, Ken and Rebecca-Ellen connected their Christmas tree lights to the internet and encouraged visitors from around the world to turn them on and off. The setup has evolved every year.

Rebecca-Ellen hasn't made her world-famous handmade wreaths yet, but she hopes to have them done by early December.

Send us an email if you see us outside. Part of the reason we do this is knowing that there are thousands millions of people around the world getting a glimpse of our lights!

Here's our archived media coverage from last year.

Some of the popular frequently asked questions include:

Q: "I want to throw money at you. This is awesome."
A: If you'd like to help us offset some of our costs, we would certainly appreciate it!

Q: "It's too bright, I can't see the lights!"
A: We don't complain about sunlight in Alaska. Try back later.

Q: "How in the heck do you make this happen?"
A: We live fairly close to North Pole. (Really, look it up...) Santa is moving into the digital age, and I'm helping him with some experimental electronic magic.

Q: "What does this look like from outside your house?"
A: We filmed this from our driveway. We (thankfully) can't see the lights when we're inside.

Q: "This thing is broken. I can't see anything!"
A: Internet Explorer is the worst web browser ever created. Use Firefox or Chrome.

Q: "Isn't it super cold in Fairbanks?"
A: Funny you should ask. Currently it is *F at our house, and *F at the Fairbanks International Airport.
If you're from Canadia, you can convert that by subtracting 32 hockey sticks and multiplying by 5/9th of a maple leaf.
If you're fron Jolly Ole England, subtract 32 cups of tea and multiply by 5/9th of a crumpet?

Q: "Why does it take so long for the lights to turn off and on when I click the links?"
A: Santa is mad at you because you were bad this year. If it takes more than 5 seconds, try again.

Q: "I'm in Fairbanks, where can I come see this?"
A: Because that's not creepy? It's actually much more entertaining over the internet. If you don't already know where we live, it'd be kinda weird for you to just show up and sit in our driveway. Please don't be that guy.

Q: "HEY, I SAW YOU GUYS!!!"
A: That's not a question, but that's cool. Turn the lights on and off and we'll wave. Sometimes.

Q: "This is really nerdy."
A: Again, not a question. But yes, this is really nerdy. You still enjoyed it!