Vintage style Christmas lights have all the benefits of advanced technology while still retaining the classic charm of yesteryear. But just where did all that charm come from? Before strings of Christmas lights became a ubiquitous holiday decoration seen in homes across America and the world, they had a somewhat rocky beginning with one of history's most famous inventors -- you've probably already guessed who! Thomas Edison, inventor of the first practical light bulb, is also the man who brought to life the first strand of electric lights. This strand of lights was hung around the outside of Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory during the holiday season and gave passing railroad travelers their first glimpse of an electric Christmas lights display. Two years later in , Edison's friend and business partner, Edward H.
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Vintage Christmas Lights
The Good GE's new line of vintage-style LED light bulbs are brighter than advertised, and all three versions that we tested aced our dimming tests. The spiral filament inside of the bulb looks great and also puts out clean light in all directions. The Bad You'll find better vintage-style values if you shop around, including bulbs that cost a fourth as much. And, though the effect is more restrained than with similar bulbs, the tinted glass of GE's bulbs might make for light that's more yellowy than you'd like.
The focus was just not on the indoor tree and indoor decorations but a new focus on outdoor lighting blossomed. The first electric lighted Christmas tree dates back to He wired together little lamps in red, white and blue and strung them on a tree that had a rotating stand. This was quite a fascination for those passing by the window of the factory. Remember at this time there were no light strings or even light sockets for these little lamps.