Neighbours set Chipping Norton street sparkling

TWO next-door neighbours are proving that two houses are better than one when it comes to Christmas lights.

It’s the third year that Neil Teodorovic and Cade Herringe who live at Faversham Crescent, Chipping Norton, have teamed up to create a Christmas lights show.

The two houses are decked out with Christmas light ornaments and are a mirror image of one another.

There are 3500 different types of light-emitting diode (LED) intelligent pixel lights used in the show.

The lights are accompanied by 16 songs including Christmas carols and pop songs such as Let’s Get Ridiculous and Gangnam Style.

When a song is playing, the lights turn on and are programmed with special features and effects to match the beats of the music.

The show is operated by a computer software program inside the two men’s houses.

‘‘We can control any single light on the display to the beat of the song and create any colour combination,’’ Mr Herringe said.

‘‘It’s a manual process.

‘‘We listen to the song, choose the colours and features — flash, twinkle, shimmer, fade up or down.’’

The duo wanted to put on the show to bring Christmas spirit to life while also raising funds for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

‘‘Seeing other people’s faces gives me a lot of enjoyment and pride,’’ Mr Herring said.

‘‘It’s what I see it [the show] does for other people, that’s what motivates us to keep doing this.

‘‘You see kids dancing on the driveway, all the families coming out to sit and enjoy the lights — that’s what gives us the satisfaction.’’

The lights show lasts for one hour.

The lights can be seen on weeknights, 8pm-10.30pm and on weekends, 8pm-midnight.

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