February 14, 2019

A lot of people, myself included, don’t love Light-O-Rama, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a valid way to control your Christmas lights.

I love to use pixels, and I think xLights is the best software for controlling them in a Christmas light display.

But still, I’ve found three reasons that may make using Light-O-Rama the best choice for your particular needs.

Reason 1: Traditional Christmas Lights

If you want to use primarily traditional Christmas lights, I’m not sure there’s an easier way to sequence your lights than Light-O-Rama.

There’s something to be said about this approach: While I love pixels and running really cool effects and video content across my lights, it would be a whole lot easier just to run traditional Style Christmas lights!

Reason 2: One-Stop Shopping

One of the great things about Light-O-Rama is that you can get everything you need from their store.

Not only do they sell the hardware and the software, but you can also get a wide variety of sequences for your conventional-style Christmas light show.

Reason 3: Support

While xLights and Vixen have community support (and it is often quite good), Light-O-Rama offers the options of both online support through their forums and help articles, and 1-to-1 calls.

The fact is, nobody else can match their ability to get on a phone call with you and sort out the issues you’re having. You’re not going to find a number to call when you have xLights issues that has a customer service agent on the other end.


While I truly believe that xLights or Vixen are much better choices than Light-O-Rama in a lot of ways, I know that each also has it’s target market that it covers well.

And if you feel like Light-O-Rama resonates the most with you and what you’re trying to do, then go for it!

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