Published at Tuesday, November 28th 2017. by Dorothy Francis in Christmas Season.
It all started with the simple Christmas candle, which is credited to Martin Luther who, legend says, came up with the Christmas tree in the 16th century. The Christmas tree survived quietly for centuries until electric Christmas tree lighting came on the scene in the early 1900s and, as they say, the rest is history.
When thinking about the perfect holiday lighting for the holidays, consider using EL Wire and LED Lights to replace those drab incandescent bulbs that cause a fire hazard and waste electricity. Their colors have been around for such a long time, that no one seems to notice them anymore. LED Lights come in a beautiful array of colors and have a low operating voltage. Now when you string the lights around the corporate tree, there is no reason to believe you may burn the office down. EL Wire is a new game changer for the holidays, as it comes in 10 gorgeous colors, and has a cool operating temperature. It runs off of a high frequency inverter, and uses the equivalent power as about 1/10 of a string of incandescent Christmas lights. Installing EL Wire is easier than Garland, as it hangs very easily, can wrap it around desks, or even drape over the fireplace for a new Yule time decoration. Some people even wrap EL Wire around the tree for an exotic look that most people havent seen before.
Many early Christmas bulbs were shaped to look like what they had replaced: the classic Christmas tree candle. The candle shape fell out of vogue, and in time new varieties shaped like glass balls, animals, lanterns and Santa figures hit the scene. A new and improved candle-shaped bubble light re-emerged later on in the 20th century. This one was filled with percolating colored liquid that cast a flickering light on the tree as the bulb grew warm. You can still occasionally find vintage bubble Christmas lights like these in flea markets or antique shops. Electric Christmas lights continued to hold sway into the 1980s.
First, you wont want to just melt the end of the candle and stick it on your Christmas tree (as Martin Luther is reported to have done). Youll need Holders for your Christmas Tree Candles. Find a source of good-quality traditional metal Candle Holders. And make sure theyre German - theyre the best.
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Second, decide what kind of Christmas Tree Candle Holders will look best. This is simply a matter of taste. Theres no right or wrong. The classic Clip On Candle Holder is a popular solution. It clamps on to the branch and has a swivel mechanism so you can adjust it. The Clip-On Christmas Tree Candle Holder is usually available in silver or gold.