Shortly after the development of the bulb, the idea of using lights for Christmas trees appeared. Before the discovery of electricity, candles were used to decorate the trees at Christmas. This was a very serious concern because of the risk of fire. Today, the use of LED Christmas lights has greatly diminished this fear.
A burning house would certainly be the disastrous result of putting real candles on a Christmas tree. However, as time passed, the candles were covered with glass, which made it a little safer. Sometimes people use metal lanterns with small highlights as ornaments to light their Christmas tree instead of using candles.
It took several years for Christmas tree lights to become available on the market. It is said that Edward Johnson, who was an assistant to Thomas Edison, had lights made just for his home in New York and Johnson always exposed the lights at Christmas. It was the beginning of the holiday lights that are so familiar today. The first bulbs were like the night lights that are used now.
They were very big bulbs tied together to form a long string. Sometimes these old light games can be seen in antiques magazines. If this type of light bulb hit the ground, it would break into a hundred pieces. In the mid-70s, mini games of light were introduced. Although many changes have occurred in the lights compared to the original, they are still basically the same.
Sales have increased significantly because of more applications for lights; they are not only used to decorate the Christmas tree, but are used to decorate the outdoors, around homes and businesses. Ice lights are very popular. They are seen on many houses around Christmas. Decorating outdoors has become a contest to see who can have the most spectacular light show in the neighborhood.
LED Christmas lights are very energy efficient and a perfect alternative to standard light shows. They last a long time and when one light goes out others continue to work. Now, there is no longer the problem of passing through a long series of lights and testing each of them to find the wrong one. This has never been an easy task to deal with, and now it is possible to enjoy the sparkling liveliness of these LED lights this holiday and for many years to come.