Archive of: christmas-lights

  • Santa's Chinese Workshop

    Posted on February 05 2018


    When you decorate your home with festive Christmas decorations each year, you may not pause to think about where they are made. If you do give this matter a second thought, a passing image of elves tinkering away in a charming North Pole workshop may come to mind. The reality, however, is that many of your holiday decorations are likely made in Yiwu, China. This is a very commercialized environment that is anything but the vision of Santa's Workshop that may come to mind. In fact, snow, pine trees and reindeer are nowhere to be found.

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  • Cool Christmas Light Ideas

    Posted on July 23 2017


    Decorations are a phenomenal element of most holiday season. At Christmas on many occasions, lights are at the center of these decorations. You can use different types of lights to create a wonderful environment in your home both and outdoors during the Christmas season. There are a wide variety of variations and styles of Christmas lights available in the markets. Below are some creative Christmas light ideas you should try.

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  • Amazing New Show of Holiday Lights and Music from TapTap

    Posted on October 03 2016


    Did you know you can synchronize your Christmas lights with your favorite music to make your seasonal and holiday events delightful and fun? Well, a new smart device from Asante called TapTap does exactly that and much more. According to an excerpt published on the technology site Digital Trends, the device is easy to set up because you do not need to follow long instruction or conduct coding maneuvers to come up with a well-coordinated show of light and music. The new device can operate impeccably with other 110 Volt holiday lights available in the market. To begin your TapTap holiday lighting installation, use any of the 6 available outlets on the device to plug your lights, and then download your free TapTap app. 

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  • Lights of Hope Sale Delayed; Volunteers to Run This Year’s Show

    Posted on August 31 2016


    When Lights of Hope Director Ben Phillips announced recently that he was selling the popular Christmas light display, many in Anderson, South Carolina, feared that this would be the end of a 22-year-long tradition. Fortunately, two volunteers, Kara Danowski and Nettie Griffin, have stepped up to ensure that the 2016 Christmas display will go forward as normal.

    Phillips, who took over the show in 2005 along with Dennis Lavold, has been searching for a buyer for the light show since January but only recently made the decision public. Phillips says the decision was difficult but that other commitments and changes in his personal life did not leave enough time to devote to the show. Phillips will be marrying his fiancé, Lights of Hope board member Bonnie Ginepro this fall. Ginepro has also accepted a new job, which will require the couple to relocate to Duncan. Lavold plans to spend time traveling and visiting his grandchildren. At the time of the initial announcement, Phillips said that deciding to sell the light show felt like losing a member of the family.

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  • Christmas Tree Lights History

    Posted on August 16 2016


    Christmas tree lights history can be traced back to holiday trends as far back as the 18th century. Originally, what we know today as Christmas tree lights were mainly referred to as "fairy lights" in the United Kingdom. The practice of lighted Christmas trees was originally introduced alongside a substantially increasing rate of emigration to America and Australia in the early 1800s. Christmas tree illumination prominently referenced in the Christmas Eve memoir of a young Queen Victoria, a 13-year-old princess in the year 1832.

    Up until the 1890s, the primary form of Christmas tree illumination was through candles affixed to tree branches with either pins or melted wax. It wasn't until shortly around the turn of the 20th century that candles were attached to Christmas tress with glass holders; prior to the holders, it wasn't uncommon for candle-based tree lighting to pose a considerable fire hazard.

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  • Wireless Christmas Lights

    Posted on May 31 2016


    For many people, Christmas is a fun and exciting time of year, but the task of setting up and installing the lights can be overwhelming, especially when the wires become tangled. But decorating for the holidays should not have to be a chore. Luckily, a solution has been created to simplify the process of decorating your tree each year; people now have the option to purchase Christmas lights that don't require any wires. When people think of wireless Christmas lights, they often picture traditional lights that can be turned on and off remotely, but this is different. These wireless Christmas lights don't need to be plugged in because they receive their power remotely.

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  • Do Christmas Lights Really Slow Down Your WiFi?

    Posted on May 07 2016


    As each holiday season approaches, it’s not uncommon to read warnings about Chistmas lights slowing WiFi down. Some people believe that these decorations have a major impact on wireless Internet speeds, but is this really true? Depending on various factors, interference from Christmas lights may or may not actually affect your connection.

    How it Works

    Wireless Internet equipment communicates with your computer and other devices via radio waves. Many electronics and machines produce interference that can reduce data transfer speeds. Holiday light sets do this to a limited degree, so they have the potential to affect wireless communications.

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  • Interactive Site Shares Christmas Lights Controls with Visitors

    Posted on January 23 2016


    The hanging of Christmas or Holiday lights around your property, to decorate for the holiday season, has many traditions, especially in the U.S.

    Local news stations hold contests for the best lights in the area. Some homeowners like to compete with each other, and try to outdo themselves or their neighbors year after year. Often, just to add to the spirit of our neighborhood, we all like to contribute something, whether it is a lot or a little, there is no limit to the look and feel we can achieve.

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  • Kickstarter: World's Largest LED Christmas Lights

    Posted on October 16 2015


    While there are lots of ways to “super size” things in your life, most of them are kind of bad for you, but who could argue with really big Christmas lights? A new product has made its way to market for your holiday decorating needs. Really Big Lights are over a foot tall, are lit by LEDs and are designed to last for years.

    What Makes Really Big Lights So Great?

    Besides their huge size making them the largest holiday lights in the world, they have a universal hook system, making them easy to hang anywhere. Since they are LED powered, they are energy efficient, and have been UL approved. In addition, many lights can be linked together, increasing your decorating possibilities. The large, brightly colored lights also have a retro look about them, making them a unique centerpiece to any holiday lighting display.

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  • No Christmas Lights at Disney World

    Posted on October 09 2015


    Since 1994, one of the attractions at Disney World has been the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which was acquired by Disney when the display garnered negative attention in their home town. However, in January of 2016, the display will be closed to make way for other attractions.

    The Osborne Family Light Display

    In 1986, Jennings Osborne’s daughter asked if they could decorate their home for Christmas. That year, he installed 1000 Christmas lights. As the years progressed, the display got bigger and bigger. It became a real attraction, with features like lit up globes, carousels of lights, and 70 foot tall fully lit Christmas trees. At its height, the display contained millions of lights and had expanded to two adjoining lots.

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