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Christmas Tree Lights
our selection of Christmas Tree Lights.
wasn’t long after Edison flicked the switch of the first light
bulb that Christmas tree lights began to adorn the branches of evergreens
in American living rooms. The holiday season represents hope, salvation
and guidance to many people, and thus any source of light is a popular
symbol for Christmas.
Our history with the festive, heartwarming twinkle of Christmas
tree lights has developed in much the same way as other technologies.
From simple to complex!
Albet Sadacca is given most of the credit for popularizing Christmas
tree lights. After the tragic 1917 fire in New York City caused
by so many highly flammable trees being lit with candles, the young
man at 15 years of age suggested it to his family. Eventually, the
company that he started with his two brothers became the largest
Christmas lighting company in the world. Today it is called NOMA
The generic type of Christmas tree lights originally sold 30 or
40 years ago were 120-volt incandescent bulbs. Today, these older
“big-bulb” multi colored strands are still more expensive
than the popular mini lights, and they consume much more power.
They also generate a strong amount of heat; however, a huge advantage
to the 120-volt bulb system is that it’s set up parallel,
so one bulb failure doesn’t effect the whole strand. Anyone
who has struggled with a whole string of dark Christmas tree lights
will appreciate this convenient benefit.
Introduced in the 1970’s, mini Christmas tree lights are
the most popular type of lighted strand available on the market.
Each strand is composed of 2.5volt incandescent bulbs: much less
electricity is needed to keep these brightly lit! Always check that
all bulbs are tightly fastened in their sockets. A bulb that is
burned out will not turn the whole strand dark, but a bulb separated
from its socket will break the circuit and turn all the bulbs off.
Today you can even find LED light bulbs. These don’t generate
any heat at all, thus making it a safer choice for homes with young
Putting up the Christmas lights doesn’t have to be such a
frustrating task when you know what to do.
Christmas lights are the most difficult to pick through after a
year’s worth of storage.
It’s time to deck the halls, both interior and exterior!
A Real Christmas Tree
Some of us simply can’t give up the wonderful fragrance, and
fresh feeling of a real pine.