“We wanted to do a candy-cane column for the holidays, and finding solid-red LED strands that were as bright as our cool white lights was a challenge. There are tons of ‘fairy’ strands out there, but they are very dim when placed near normal LED strands and have a high failure rating outside in our experience. These lights are PERFECT! Very bright, solid construction. Highly recommend these lights!”
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...
The positive thing is that most miniature bulbs have a shunt inside of them to keep the entire string of lights lit if a bulb filament burns out. The key is to quickly replace the burned-out bulb. The shunt will allow the rest of the lights to remain lit, but it will increase the voltage in the rest of the bulbs, reducing their lifetime. With miniatures, you get what you pay for, so get a quality set of lights, and don't connect more than three sets of strings.

Draped over doorways and wrapped around hand rails, garlands and wreaths pull together your holiday decorations and add a touch of warmth to your home's inside and outside spaces. Garland ranges from simple greenery to fully decorated pieces adorned with pinecones, candy canes, holly and sugared fruit. You can even wrap garland with lights for a bit of sparkle. Try single strands of garland across the mantel or tabletops. Deck the front porch railings with tinsel garlands and ribbons. Turn your front door into a festive work of art by hanging thick garland across the top of the frame. Pair it with a coordinating wreath to complete the look.


This 20 in. H Pre-Lit Clear Mini Lights This 20 in. H Pre-Lit Clear Mini Lights Christmas Greeting Puppy will delight all. Adorable and dressed in a bright red Santa hat this whimsical guy is pre-lit with 35 clear mini lights that are fully assembled. Covered in fluffy tinsel fabric this festive fella will stand guard both indoors ...  More + Product Details Close

Perfect for your holiday centerpiece this Winslow Artificial Perfect for your holiday centerpiece this Winslow Artificial Wreath is strung with 240 white lights and is sure to bring holiday cheer to your home. Each wreath is accented with realistic flame-retardant branches. This wreath is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Ideal for your door wall or window. ...  More + Product Details Close

Displays of Christmas lights in public venues and on public buildings are a popular part of the annual celebration of Christmas, and may be set up by businesses or by local governments. The displays utilize Christmas lights in many ways, including decking towering Christmas trees in public squares, street trees and park trees, adorning lampposts and other such structures, decorating significant buildings such as town halls and department stores, and lighting up popular tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House. It is believed that the first outdoor public electric light Christmas Holiday display was organized by Fredrick Nash and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce in Altadena, California, on Santa Rosa Avenue, called Christmas Tree Lane. Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena has been continuously lit except during WW2 since 1920. Annual displays in Regent Street and Oxford Street, London, date from 1954 and 1959 respectively.
The holidays are fast approaching, and that means that it's time to start thinking about your Christmas decorating scheme, particularly in the lighting department. Maybe you prefer to go the simple, warm-white string lights approach, or maybe you want something that feels a little more fun and out there. In any case, there are tons of outdoor Christmas lights to choose from out there, so we've rounded up some of the best—whether they be highly reviewed by customers, or just plain cool—holiday lights you can buy this season.
“These lights are wonderful! My initial idea was regular holiday tree lights, but they were too bulky and heavy, so I found these. They are lightweight, beautifully lit, and just great with the remote control for power and display options. They are so thin and light, they are invisible in the canopy. The perfect backlight for a tween on her iPad. Love ‘em! And the price is very reasonable.” [Editor’s note: We’ve written about these excellent Christmas lights before. Read more here.]
Outdoor Christmas lights did not become practical for the average family until the 1930s. By this time, not only were homes decorated with electric lights, stores, community Christmas trees, and government buildings were also adorned with the twinkling lights. General Electric began to sponsor community Christmas lighting competitions in the 1920s, but it wasn't until the 1950s that it was common to see rows of houses lit on the outside. Today, the places you find the lights are as numerous as the types of lights available.
We all know about that one house on the street with the most outdoor Christmas decor. Whether it’s your home, or if you’re just inspired by your neighbor’s holiday decor, The Home Depot has all the stuff you need to deck out your yard to the extreme – from Christmas inflatables to lawn decorations, lights and more. We even have smartphone-controlled holiday lights so you can customize your Christmas light show 24/7! 
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 Snowman Globe with Penguins, Gift Box, and Tree Yard Christmas Inflatable is great for decor in and out of the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition to your family photo. The lightweight material and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to set up and take down. Once deflated, its compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored not for use in temperatures below 14°F or 10°C almost anywhere....
Christmas lights were first made available for sale in 1890, but were so expensive that most people could not afford them. They were a symbol of status among the wealthy and many people rented lights instead of buying them. In 1903, one set of 24 Christmas lights sold for $12.00. Considering the average person made about $9 a week, this was far too extravagant for the normal family. In addition to the cost of the lights, the service of a wireman was required and, if the house was not electrically powered, they also needed a generator.
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