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.
Christmas lights (also called twinkle lights, holiday lights, mini lights or fairy lights), that are strands of electric lights used to decorate homes, public/commercial buildings and Christmas trees during the Christmas season are amongst the most recognized form of Christmas lighting. Christmas lights come in a dazzling array of configurations and colors. The small "midget" bulbs commonly known as fairy lights are also called Italian lights in some parts of the U.S., such as Chicago.
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Animated wire frame elves and Santas add a bit of cartoon-like fun to your lawn. You can get penguins that throw snowballs at each other and reindeer that run. The animation can be jerky, like a crude Flash movie, but these are real smile-makers for young kids. Plus, they’re big. Some are 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide, so there’s a lot of bang for your $300 to $1,500.
Halloween is the most popular, with miniature light strings having black-insulated wires and semi-opaque orange bulbs. Later sets had some transparent purple bulbs (a representation of black, similar to blacklight), a few even have transparent green, or a translucent or semi-opaque lime green (possibly representing slime as in Ghostbusters, or creatures like goblins or space aliens). Two types of icicle lights are sold at Halloween: all-orange, and a combination of purple and green known as "slime lights".
Light sculptures can be either flat (most common) or three-dimensional. Flat sculptures are the motifs, and are often on metal frames, but garland can also be attached to outdoor motifs. Indoor motifs often have a multicolored plastic backing sheet, sometimes holographic. 3D sculptures include deer or reindeer (even moose) in various positions, and with or without antlers, often with a motor to move the head up and down or side to side as if grazing. These and other 3D displays may be bare-frame, or be covered with garland, looped and woven transparent plastic cord or acrylic, or natural or goldtone-painted vines. Snowflakes are a popular design for municipal displays, so as not to be misconstrued as a government endorsement of religion, or so they can be left up all winter.
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.
This waving snowman figure is made with acrylic material that is strong and durable to provide many years of enjoyment. It is pre-lit with 70 clear mini lights that make this decoration sparkle and shine. Snowman features black top hat, red scarf, carrot nose, button eyes and green mittens. This holiday trimming can be displayed in indoor or outdoor locations.
Welcome to the snow tube — a 15-inch-long plastic cylinder with a light that travels the length of the tube. Hang it vertically and the effect is like a giant glowing snowflake falling, albeit it only "falls" 15 inches. You’ll need five to 10 tubes to get any visual traction. At $30 each, it's doubtful they'll take the place of those ubiquitous icicle lights, but we can hope
This 3 feet tall walkway tree lit with incandescent mini lights adds character to any yard during the holiday season. Its natural looking dark green tips are 2-ply and weather resistant. Cluster walkway trees in an open area for a mini lighted tree farm, or use as a potted plant in existing urns. A heavy duty stake secures trees 5.5" deep in the soil. Line garden paths and driveways with this bright little trees!
^ Jump up to: a b Felix, Antonia (1999). Christmas in America. Courage Books. ISBN 9780762405947. Retrieved 27 January 2017. German families brought a small tree into the home at Christmas time as a symbol of the Christ child, and decorated the boughs with cutout paper flowers, bright foil, apples, sweets, and other fancy treats. Another feature of Christmas that took a uniquely American turn in the nineteenth century is the tradition of Christmas lights. Candles were traditionally placed on the Christmas tree to symbolize Jesus as the light of the world.
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From that point on, electrically illuminated Christmas trees, but only indoors, grew with mounting enthusiasm in the United States and elsewhere. San Diego in 1904, Appleton, Wisconsin in 1909, and New York City in 1912 were the first recorded instances of the use of Christmas lights outside.[15] McAdenville, North Carolina claims to have been the first in 1956.[16] The Library of Congress credits the town for inventing "the tradition of decorating evergreen trees with Christmas lights dates back to 1956 when the McAdenville Men's Club conceived of the idea of decorating a few trees around the McAdenville Community Center."[17] However, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has had "lights" since 1931, but did not have real electric lights until 1956.[18] Furthermore, Philadelphia's Christmas Light Show and Disney's Christmas Tree also began in 1956.[19][20] Though General Electric sponsored community lighting competitions during the 1920s, it would take until the mid-1950s for the use of such lights to be adopted by average households.
Christmas decorations are typically put up in late November or early December, usually to coincide with the start of Advent. In the UK, Christmas lights on the high street are generally switched on in November.[17] In the U.S., the traditional start of Christmas time is Thanksgiving.[18] Major retailers put their seasonal decorations out for sale after back to school sales, while smaller niche Christmas Stores sell Christmas decorations year round.[citation needed]
The fuse on these blew out approximately 20 secs after I plugged them in. I contacted the seller to facilitate an exchange and they suggest I contact amazon instead. Instead of deal with all that I swung by the hardware store and picked up 2 new fuses each of which cost me $4.13 adding $8.26 to this purchase of the box. Not happy about that, but they do work and do look nice now that I have replaced the fuses.
Bring a shimmering glow to your decorations with this indoor or outdoor shimmering lighted American flag ornamental. This American flag comes with 10 clear mini light bulbs and a 2¼’ long lead cord that will plug into any standard 120v/60Hz wall socket. Our American flag is 16" tall by 12" wide and contains a suction cup to easily stick to any window or flat surface.
Restore an emerald flair to that old light strand with this deLIGHTful pack of transparent C7 replacement lamps! 25 green-colored C7 replacement lamps are double-coated with pigment to shine brightly with rich color. Commercial grade, these replacement bulbs feature weatherproof bases and fade-and peel-resistant coatings to withstand winter weather and corrosive ocean air.
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Use a good ladder when installing your lights. Secure them with insulated holders (never use tacks or nails). Don't install your lights on trees that come in contact with power lines. Before installing your Christmas lights, plug them in to make sure all of your bulbs are working. Make sure to turn your lights off when you leave or go to bed at night.
Bring a shimmering glow to your decorations with this indoor or outdoor shimmering lighted ‘Give Thanks’ pumpkin ornamental. This pumpkin comes with 10 clear mini light bulbs and 28" of lead wire on a black cord that will plug into any standard 120v/60Hz wall socket. Our pumpkin is 12" tall by 16" wide and contains a suction cup to easily stick to any window or flat surface.
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.
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.
A Christmas decoration is any of several types of ornamentation used at Christmastime. The traditional colors of Christmas are pine green (evergreen), snow white, and heart red. Blue and white are often used to represent winter, or sometimes Hanukkah, which occurs around the same time. Gold and silver are also very common, as are other metallic colours. Typical images on Christmas decorations include Baby Jesus, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, and the star of Bethlehem. Typical winter icons include snowflakes, snowmen, icicles, and even penguins and polar bears.[citation needed]
Wreaths are made from real or artificial conifer branches, or sometimes other broadleaf evergreens or holly. Several types of evergreen or even deciduous branches may be used in the same wreath, along with pinecones and sprays of berries, and Christmas ornaments including jingle bells. A bow is usually used at the top or bottom, and an electric or unlit candle may be placed in the middle. Christmas lights are often used, and they may be hung from door or windows, and sometimes walls, lampposts and light fixtures, or even statuary. Since the 19th century, the poinsettia, a native plant from Mexico, has been associated with Christmas.
Christmas lighting does lead to some extensive recycling issues. Every year, more than 20 million pounds of discarded holiday lights are shipped to Shijiao, China (near Guangzhou), which has been referred to as "the world capital for recycling Christmas lights".[27] The region began importing discarded lights around 1990 in part because of its cheap labor and low environmental standards.[27] As late as 2009, many factories would simply burn the lights to melt the plastic and retrieve the copper wire, releasing toxic fumes into the local environment.[27] A safer technique was then developed that involved chopping the lights into a fine sand-like consistency, mixing it with water and vibrating the slurry on a table causing the different elements to separate out, similar to the process of panning for gold.[27] Everything is recycled: copper, brass, plastic and glass.
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 polyresin ornaments mimic glass in Paul Bunyonesque proportions. Some have built-in lights. Lots of styles and colors are available for $100 to $150.
This Pre-Lit LED 56 Light Palm Tree is strong yet flexible branches can be posed to provide artful placement for ornaments and decorations. The green fabric leaves and brown trunk decorated for sparkling. Unique design and selected material deserves your collection. Its attractive appearance is a nice scenery when displaying in the beach, swimming pool, square, garden, leisure plaza and more. Ideal for both summer and Christmas season. It brings the Hawaii happiness.
Light up your holiday with the white LED string lights with auto-timer. They'll be the last Christmas lights you’ll ever buy! Crush-proof, rugged construction is inspired by commercial lighting that’s made to undergo rigorous use, year after year. Plus, you can customize your display with eight functions that vary from steady to running to flash and more. An auto-timer turns them on and off automatically each day. Warm white LED lights with clear wire offer a festive display indoors or out....
Get in the holiday spirit this season with decorative outdoor Christmas lights. This season you can add a festive cheer to the outside of your home with white or colorful Christmas lighting. Make your home into the best Christmas light display in the neighborhood this year by draping lights from your roof, patio, and deck. During winter, bright Christmas lights are a great way to both brighten up the night and add seasonal cheer to your outdoor decor. You’ll find Christmas lights come in variety of shapes and sizes, different styles, as well as designs. Whether you prefer glass bulbs, modern Christmas LED lights, battery powered Christmas lights or electric, Wayfair has the best Christmas lights for your home.
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