Custom Layout Design


An imaginative light display starts with a carefully orchestrated layout. If you’re not sure how to design the layout for best results for your home, business, or a commercial venue, let Luminous Harmony help. We will work with your specific venue to design and organize natural elements and constructed props into a creative lighting layout. If requested, we will ensure that your display layout is compatible with your lighting controllers and custom musical sequencing software. We can provide various forms of design layouts based on your needs (such as the image below), that show recommended light organization and placement. You can work with our experienced Christmas lighting designer to give input about the design, or sit back and let our years of experience take the reigns.

Design Process

At Luminous Harmony, we pride ourselves on building relationships with our customers - let us get to know you and your vision! Schedule a free consultation so we can learn about your project needs and help you decide which design path is right for you.

Master Planning

Master planning is a critical phase in the development of your light display. Working through a master plan can help you understand the big picture solution for your project. We approach the planning process by understanding your organization’s vision, goals, and constraints. It’s important that we understand both immediate needs and future goals because we know that successful events will continue to grow and develop over time. Through an iterative design process, we’ll explore ideas and possibilities, and we’ll work to identify creative solutions that work best for your venue. These ideas and visuals will become part of the framework that will help your organization guide developments and plan for the next phase of project development and documentation.

Rates for Master Planning begin at $95.00 per hour, with a minimum of four (4) billable hours of design work per project. Please contact us for a quote for your specific project needs.


Successful plans require detailed instructions for implementation. Our approach to project development is to take big ideas and turn them into a buildable reality. Based on the ideas generated during the Master Planning phase of the design process, we can help you determine the technology and products necessary to achieve the design intent. Through graphics and detailed diagrams, we help our clients understand the specific components of a light display. We’ll work with your team to develop overall layout installation plans and any additional project-specific documentation, including:

  • 2D / 3D rendered perspective images of the site, building or home of your home or business
  • Ideation imagery
  • Element layout drawings within recommend lighting zones
  • Product and equipment recommendations
  • Controller placement and connection diagrams
  • Specific element/prop schematic drawings
  • Recommended controller/channel assignments

Rates for Project Development & Documentation begin at $95.00 per hour, with a minimum of four (4) billable hours of design work per project. Please contact us for a quote for your specific project needs.

Design Consulting

If you’re simply interested in high-level design assistance for your project, we’d be happy to talk with you about overall or element-specific ideas for your layout. We’ll bring our expertise and a fresh perspective to your project; bounce ideas off of an expert or receive feedback on the development of your own light display. Communicate with us via phone, video conference, or email after your initial consultation and only pay for the time you spend with us. If you decide at any point you’d like us to facilitate the planning or documentation process, we’d be happy to discuss further options. Please note that design consulting services do not include preview building training or any other education related to using Light-O-Rama software.

Rates for Design Consulting begin at $95.00 per hour. Please contact us for a quote for your specific project needs.

How to Order

Contact us at for your free consultation. Depending on your design option of interest, you may be asked a few follow up questions to assess the total complexity of the project.

Please include as much of the following information in your email as possible:

  • Pictures or videos of your home/venue
  • Any specific design ideas or fixtures of interest (RGB in particular if you plan to include it in your display)
  • What equipment and lights you already own (if any)
  • If you have access to ladders or need to keep everything on ground level during installation
  • If you also plan to purchase Luminous Harmony sequences

Terms of Service

All clients will be asked to sign a document with terms and conditions specific to their layout before design work begins. Luminous Harmony is a solely creative company and does not provide services for physical installation of lights.

All designs are created using the power assumption of LED lights unless otherwise requested. You (as the installer) or your hired installation company are responsible for ensuring the lights purchased do not overload the equipment, and communicating to Luminous Harmony if channel assignments need to be altered from recommendations due to estimated power usage during the process of installation. Sequences will not run properly if channel assignments are physically altered but not changed in the software. Luminous Harmony is not responsible for sequences that “don’t look right” if these changes are not communicated during the design phase.

Purchasing a Layout Design from Luminous Harmony does not guarantee custom sequencing availability for that season. Designs must be complete before sequences can be purchased; spots for custom sequencing are generally full by the end of August. All clients for sequencing and design are accepted first come first serve based on when deposits are paid. Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing custom sequences when you contact us for design. Venues created with a customized layout will likely not have compatibility with the C.Y.O.H. sequence series.

Payment for custom design work is accepted via check or online payment. Design work will not begin and documentation will not be delivered until the deposit, midpoint, and final payments, respectfully, have cleared.

Contact US

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