Need a Light? 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights In MinneapolisIt’s mid-September and the leaves have turned. Fall is here and it will soon be Christmas before you know it. It’s time to take out the holiday decors out of storage and decorate your home in holiday cheers.

In the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area, experts in Christmas lights installation can help you decorate your commercial spaces, homes, and even your entire community. But before you go ho-ho-ho, here are five things you probably didn’t know about Christmas lights and how they came to be.

  • Candles are the original Christmas lights.

That is, until Thomas Edison created the very first holiday electric lights display in 1880.

  • Grover Cleveland and his multi-colored lights.

In 1889, Benjamin Harrison put up the first Christmas tree in the White House. In 1895, it was Grover Cleveland who first decorated the White House’s Christmas tree with hundreds of multicolored light bulbs.

  • The Christmas Lights Man

David Richards, also known as the “Christmas Lights Man,” holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Christmas lights display adorning an artificial tree located in Canberra, Australia. The display is made up of 518,838 individual Christmas lights.

  • Christmas lights can be recycled.

More than 20 million pounds of thrown out Christmas lights are sent to Shijao, China, which is known as the world’s holiday lights recycling capital. These discarded lights are recycled and given new life as new things — from simple items such as slippers and even into new gadgets.

  • Lights off.

There are several states that issue fines when it comes to Christmas lights. For instance, in Aurora, Illinois, residents can be fined $50 if they fail to take down their holiday lights by February 25.

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Let experts help you in designing and installing your grandest lights display this year. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for good cheers.