Christmas lights can be tricky.

It takes a lot of time and effort to get your display lit up just right. So if you're more of the type to sit back and admire the work of other people, you'll appreciate Tom Hammond.

Hammond, a computer technician for the University of Akron, has put his tech skills to good use for the holidays.

He's created a Christmas light display that can be controlled all over the world with the click of a button.

The interactive display uses a microcomputer, microcontroller and light animation software to paint Hammond's home with creative and colorful effects, such as pinwheels and twinkles.

Viewers just have to go to his website to watch and control the light show.

The display runs nightly from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. It'll be up until Jan. 7, according to a news release issued by the University of Akron.

Click here to see and control Hammond's home lighting display.