Christmas is a festive occasion, which has been celebrated with great ceremony for many a year. It has always been associated with a feeling of rejuvenation and spiritual refinement; the time around this festive occasion is one where every heart is filled with the illuminating light of faith, hope and spirituality. The celebrations as well as the decoration which is universally seen during Christmas time also reflect this feeling. This is the reason why we use lights at Christmas; they are used to illuminate the whole world, doing away with the darkness and gloom of misery.
The importance as well as use of Christmas lighting can be dated back to historical times. From as early as the beginning of the nineteenth century, believers and followers of the faith had been employing candles to bring about Christmas lighting, in order to decorate Christmas trees in houses and other places. The credit for initiating this tradition goes to the wealthy class of Germany, who used these candles as decorative items. Eventually holders for candles were developed and extensively used, then improving upon this Thomas Elva Edison’s assistant introduced Christmas lighting commercially for the first time. Since then, various companies around the world have been actively involved in the process of manufacturing and marketing of Christmas lights.
As far as Christmas lights are concerned, you shall find that the market is swarmed with manufacturers selling various varieties of lights, each differing in features from others with regards to their application. A very important application of these Christmas lights is for the purpose of illuminating homes as well as offices. Another very important use of lighting used during Christmas is, or course, for the purpose of decorating the Christmas tree.
The most commonly used lights in modern day celebrations are fiber optic light rings or threads. These are used to enhance the beauty of the artificial Christmas trees, which are commonly used in our homes. Another very common type used these days is Christmas rope lights. These lights are used in order to initiate effective outdoor Christmas decoration as well as decoration of the house outdoors. You often find elegant lines of such lights, enhancing the glory and beauty of gates, grills as well as roofs and walls of houses, during the Christmas season. A wide variety of hues such as red, green, yellow and blue as well as varied glowing sequences such as continuous, intermittent and delayed can be found.
Another rather interesting variety of lights used during Christmas decoration is net lighting. Such lights hold true to their name, and the various strands of lights are artfully woven into each other, in order to form an illuminating net. The basic uses of such lights are seen in the decoration of gardens, maybe shrouding a large tree. They can be easily placed on shrubs, ferns and bushes in the garden, to give them illumination.
Apart from the look and feel of lights, if you are concerned with various other aspects such as their power consumption and general life, LED Christmas lights would surely be the ideal choice for you. The greatest advantage of these LED lights is that the power used in these lights is minimal and as a result, the amount of heat generated by them is also considerably less. Due to this fact, LED Christmas lights have a much longer life when compared to standard, outdoor Christmas lights.