Christmas lights have been one of the most popular Christmas decorations for the past century. In 1882, three years after Edison invented the first sensible light bulb, Edward H. Johnson created the first Christmas lights in his home in New York City. The tree was hand-wired and lit with 80 red, white, and blue globes. The lights blinked and twinkled while the tree slowly revolved.
For a more traditional holiday light, you will want to use a C7 or C9. These are the cone-shape lights you'll find most often in home improvement and convenience stores. The difference in these lights is size and wattage, with C9 being a little bigger and easier to see from a distance. Both come in frosted or clear color bulbs and are great for illuminating both your house and trees.
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Give your yard a fun and festive holiday Give your yard a fun and festive holiday look with this adorable Airblown Inflatable Hanukkah bear. Easily installs - self-inflates in seconds and includes energy-efficient LED lighting for nighttime visibility. No assembly required. Plug it in stake it down and watch the magic unfold.  More + Product Details Close
A familiar pastime during the holiday season is to drive or walk around neighborhoods in the evening to see the lights displayed on and around other homes. While some homes have no lights, others may have incredibly ornate displays which require weeks to construct. A rare few have even made it to the Extreme Christmas TV specials shown on HGTV, at least one requiring a generator and another requiring separate electrical service to supply the amount of electrical power required. In Australia and New Zealand, chains of Christmas lights were quickly adopted as an effective way to provide ambient lighting to verandas, where cold beer is often served in the long hot summer evenings. Since the late twentieth century, increasingly elaborate Christmas lights have been displayed, and driving around between 8 and 10 p.m. to look at the lights has become a popular form of family entertainment. In some areas Christmas lighting even becomes a fierce competition, with town councils offering awards for the best decorated house, in other areas it is seen as a co-operative effort, with residents priding themselves on their street or their neighbourhood. The town of Lobethal, South Australia, in the Adelaide Hills, is famed for its extensive Christmas lighting displays and many residents go to great effort to put on the best light display in the town. Residents from the nearby city of Adelaide often drive up to the town to view them.

Bring the brilliance of Christmas to your house. This "Snowflakes" LED Landscape Projector Light is easy to set up and showers your home in a beautiful Winter Christmas atmosphere while using less energy. You will enjoy a stunning display that is perfect for holidays, parties, celebrations and more. Featuring white snowflakes. The easiest and fastest indoor and outdoor dual use Christmas projector light. No more hanging string lights. Your house will be transformed from dark to stunning in...
Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is over-current. We want your lights to shine, not sparks to fly! If you don't have a GFCI outlet, a qualified electrician can permanently install one outdoors for holiday seasons to come. Or, you can buy a portable outdoor unit from your local home store for less than $20.
Tired of downsizing? Throw political correctness to the wind with giant-size outdoor ornaments for your eaves, porch and trees. Up to 4 feet tall and featuring a high-gloss finish, unbreakable plastic and poly-resin ornaments mimic glass in Paul Bunyonesque proportions. Some have built-in lights. Lots of styles and colors are available for $100 to $150.
Holiday lights come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Use string lights to make any surface look festive. Brighten things up with LED Christmas lights. Don't have an outlet close? Pull out all the stops with our outdoor Christmas lights: Use icicle lights, rope lights and Christmas net lights to make your house the best-lit home on the block. Secure your lights with Christmas light hangers or Christmas light hooks. Or use a Christmas light projector to help create a unique Christmas light show. Secure your lights in place with Christmas light clips, and control your lights with Christmas light timers. Keep things traditional with white Christmas lights also known as Christmas incandescent lights. Make sure your Christmas tree lights are in working order before you decorate with a Christmas light tester. During the holiday season, Xmas lights can drive up your electricity bill, but they don't have to. We also carry cost-efficient Christmas décor like Christmas LED lights. Have a bulb that's out? Check out our wide assortment of C7 light bulbs and C9 light bulbs. Or you can use a light keeper to fix any bad bulbs, keeping your Christmas lights burning brighter and longer.
The Christmas tree was adopted in upper-class homes in 18th-century Germany, where it was occasionally decorated with candles, which at the time was a comparatively expensive light source. Candles for the tree were glued with melted wax to a tree branch or attached by pins. Around 1890, candleholders were first used for Christmas candles. Between 1902 and 1914, small lanterns and glass balls to hold the candles started to be used. Early electric Christmas lights were introduced with electrification, beginning in the 1880s.
In 1895, U.S. President Grover Cleveland proudly sponsored the first electrically lit Christmas tree in the White House. It was a huge specimen, featuring more than a hundred multicolored lights. The first commercially produced Christmas tree lamps were manufactured in strings of multiples of eight sockets by the General Electric Co. of Harrison, New Jersey. Each socket took a miniature two-candela carbon-filament lamp.

Jump up ^ "History of Christmas Trees". History. 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree.


This Reindeer Pulling Sleigh Lighted Display with reindeer is made with acrylic material that is strong and durable to provide many years of enjoyment. It is lit with 70 warm white low voltage LED lights that make this holiday display sparkle. Both reindeer and sleigh feature a decorative red bow. This seasonal trimming can be displayed in indoor or outdoor locations.


Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is over-current. We want your lights to shine, not sparks to fly! If you don't have a GFCI outlet, a qualified electrician can permanently install one outdoors for holiday seasons to come. Or, you can buy a portable outdoor unit from your local home store for less than $20.
In the Western world, rolls of brightly colored paper with secular or religious Christmas/winter/Hanukkah motifs are manufactured for the purpose of giftwrapping presents. The display of Christmas villages has also become a tradition in many homes during this season. Other traditional decorations include bells, candles, candy canes, garland, stockings, wreaths, snow globes, and angels. Snow sheets are made specifically for simulating snow under a tree or village.

In some places Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down on Twelfth Night, the evening of January 5 or January 6. The difference in this date is due to the fact that some count Christmas Day as the first day of Christmas, whereas for others Christmas Day is a feast day in its own right, and the first full day of the Christmas Season is December 26. In Hispanic and other cultures, this is more like Christmas Eve, as the Three Wise Men bring gifts that night, and therefore decorations are left up longer.[citation needed] The same is true[citation needed] in Eastern Churches which often observe Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, thus making it fall 13 days later.


Our waterfall lights are completely self-contained, meaning all you need to do is plug them in and watch the custom controller sequence of the lights in a soothing manner. There are 8 sequences of animation with the controller. Each waterfall set made up of ten strands of lights wired. A strand is made of clear wire, each spaced six inches apart for a total of 960 LEDs in a waterfall set. They are great for animated displays in your home, business, or light park. UL listed for indoor and...
“I bought three sets of these a while back and just ordered three more! I seriously spent hours on Amazon and other sites trying to find the best deal on string lights (length and bulb size versus price) and these do not disappoint. Glad I did my homework! I hung mine in my loft, and I get so many compliments on them. The lights are bright but definitely not too intense, and the bulbs are fairly durable.”
18.25 in. Winter Light Santa Claus with Jacquard 18.25 in. Winter Light Santa Claus with Jacquard Jacket Christmas Decoration. From the Winter Light Collection. Santa has set out to start delivering gifts to children everywhere. Features a gold colored jacket and hat with a sparkling silver pattern. Santa carries a bag full of gifts holly berries and pine ...  More + Product Details Close
LED Mega Sphere Lighted Display is a beautiful and versatile decoration. These vibrant balls of light are wrapped in LED mini lights for a brilliant glow and superior energy efficiency. Complete with a 6" lead, included S-hook and collapsible design, this mega sphere is as easy to install as it is to store, making them convenient enough to use on any occasion.
America's original Crab Pot Christmas Tree. Created and patented by coastal North Carolina crab trap maker Nicky Harvey and handcrafted by local commercial fishing family members. Built from durable PVC coated crab trap wire it can stand up to rain and snow for years. Displays beautifully outdoors or indoors with the nautical or traditional decor. Opens for display in minutes and easily folds flat again for compact storage.
The types of lamps used in Christmas lighting also vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of modern lighting technology in general. Common lamp types are incandescent light bulbs and now light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which are being increasingly encouraged as being more energy efficient. Less common are neon lamp sets. Fluorescent lamp sets were produced for a limited time by Sylvania in the mid-1940s.[24]
“I thought the lantern lights would be a great way to create a unique look for my Christmas tree. They were so much better than I could’ve imagined! I love the way they look so much that I already ordered another string to add. My friends have called this tree the ‘rave’ tree or the ‘Disneyland’ tree because a couple of the settings look like a light show. Buy these lights if you want your Christmas tree to stand out!”
“Very happy with these lights. They look great on our tree! And all four that I purchased worked right out of the box — no dead LEDs. They’ll probably pay for themselves in energy savings within a couple of years, since we like to keep our tree lights on nonstop throughout December. And no worries about fires since these babies put out zero heat. My only dislike is that they contain some white LEDs. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t think they belong on a color strand. But they are hardly noticeable unless you look for them.”
Featuring ten efficient LED lights encased in bright Featuring ten efficient LED lights encased in bright yellow and green pineapple designs creates the tropical appeal of the Pineapple LED String Lights. Easily suspended along banisters windows bed boards or home bars the string lights create a festive ambiance for your residence. Two AA batteries (not included) power the ...  More + Product Details Close
For decades trees, wreaths and rooflines have displayed Christmas lights to the de-light-ment of family members and neighbors alike! Transform your home for seasons to come with this virtually indestructible set of 25 energy efficient warm white C9 size LED lights that use up to 98% less energy than traditional incandescent lights. Light set features include:

Add more “green” to your Christmas with our energy-efficient solar-powered Christmas lights. They’re a great alternative to traditional Christmas lights, and shine brightly through the night, even in cloudy weather. Both solar-powered and LED battery-powered lights are a convenient and flexible option for Christmas displays. Because they don’t use electricity, there’s no need for extension cords or planning your display around electrical outlets. As an added benefit, you won’t run up your electricity bill. 
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