Great when you don't have outlets!Krista B - 3/28/2014 I love decorating for Christmas, but I don't have an outlet on my balcony. Hence, I have now decorated with these solar lights! They aren't as "Las ... View Product
Beautiful!Mary - 12/14/2013 I make wines and these are perfect for my needs. I am happy to have found them! View Product
The picture doesn't do it justice . . .Brent Myers - 12/3/2013 This is a BEAUTIFUL tree. Beyond words.... View Product
Beautiful!!Brooke - 11/16/2013 Used them as decoration for my porch. They are gorgeous! View Product
Very nice, but different than before ...Dave - 9/22/2013 I opened the lights purchased and was surprised that the bulbs were clear. I plugged them in and they shine blue as described since they are LED. I ... View Product
Very nice at a good price.Robert - 7/13/2013 Add some smaller colorful lights to this and it is beautiful. View Product
All About Holiday Lights
Although it may be hard to imagine a time when trees, houses, and buildings weren't adorned with lights during the holiday season, the tradition of Christmas lights is a fairly recent one. Learn more about how it got started and how it's evolved.
How It All Got Started
Known as the Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights, Edward Johnson is credited with starting the tradition in 1882. Johnson, who was vice president of the Edison Electric Light Company at the time, had 80 red, white, and blue electric incandescent light bulbs custom-made for his Christmas tree.
After a Detroit newspaper reported the story, businesses began to follow Johnson's lead and began adorning their windows with white Christmas lights. In 1895, President Grover Cleveland had an electrically lit Christmas tree put up for the first time, which only seemed to increase the already-growing popularity of decorating with Christmas lights.
Finding More Decorating Uses
As the popularity of outdoor Christmas lights grew, so did the number of decorating ideas. By the early 1900s, they were no longer restricted to just Christmas trees and windows. They were beginning to be used to decorate buildings, homes, and outdoor Christmas trees and Christmas light displays.
Since then creating and implementing outdoor Christmas displays has been taken to a whole new level and has even become a commercial industry. The commercial Christmas lights themselves have evolved to help make this happen.
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