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This dazzling Star Wars-themed display features 100,000 lights

A Star Wars fan in Newark, California, has outdone himself with a 100,000-light display synchronized with his favorite songs from the movies.

On his YouTube page, Tom BetGeorge shares that he built all of the props on his own, using wood, acrylic, metal, and corrugated plastic. The beams can be seen for miles around, but he is careful to avoid shining them on other houses or flight paths.

For those who saw the incredibly elaborate — and incredibly bright — display and instantly thought, "His neighbors must hate him," they don't; in fact, he writes, they are supportive, since he uses the display to raise money for the homeless through his church. Watch the show below. --Catherine Garcia