Published at Saturday, November 18th 2017. by Dorothy Francis in Christmas Season.
When it comes to Christmas decorating ideas, the consumer is awash in choices every year - mini Christmas lights, purple, red, blue or green LED Christmas lights, candle lights, old-fashioned Christmas tree lights with torpedo-shaped bulbs, LED Christmas light nets - the options are endless.
Christmas Off the Grid
I am publishing a series of articles covering the history of Christmas lights, practical tips, and information about lighting your tree with Christmas Candles. Be on the lookout for these articles. If you are interested in Christmas traditions or are thinking about \"going green\" this year, you will find them informative and useful.
Say the idea of an environmentally friendly, candle-powered Christmas tree appeals to you, and youve decided you \"wont take LED for an answer.\" You would like to get off the grid and go candle this year. Youll have to make a few choices - but the process of looking at the design options and figuring out what you like best is fun.
The first electric Christmas lights debuted in the White House in 1895, thanks to President Grover Cleveland. The idea began to catch on, but the lights were expensive, so only the wealthiest of the wealthy could afford them at first. GE began to offer Christmas light kits in 1903. And starting around 1917, electric Christmas lights on strings began to make their way into department stores. Costs gradually dropped and the biggest marketer of holiday lights, a company called NOMA, was wildly successful as consumers began to snap up the new-fangled lights across the country.