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How Did Christmas Lighting Begin?

When you think about Christmas decorations around the streets and homes of Indiana, do you ever wonder – how did Christmas lighting begin? Christmas might be a ways off, but many people maintain their holiday spirit year-round. With summer in full swing, we think now is appropriate to bide our time until Christmas with some storytelling. In this blog, Indy Christmas Light Pro’s explores some history as we discover where this beloved tradition comes from!

How Did Christmas Lighting Begin?

The History of Christmas Lighting 

Have you ever wondered how this festive tradition started? Christmas lighting dates back to Victorian England when families decorated Christmas trees with candles. However, this posed a huge fire hazard, and it wasn’t until the early 1900s that electric Christmas lights became popular. In America, the tradition took off in the 1950s, when entire neighborhoods would compete to see who had the most extravagantly -lit house. Today, Christmas lighting has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry, with millions of households across the globe getting in on the fun each year.

Popularizing Exterior Home Decorations with Light Strings

If you want to spruce up your home’s exterior, adding light strings is a great way to do it. Not only do they add a touch of festivity, but they also provide an inviting ambiance to your property. You can use them to highlight your trees and shrubs, illuminate your patio area with festive Christmas wreaths, or add sparkle to your gutter and ridgelines. Even business owners embrace the holiday spirit with commercial holiday lighting

The Development of LED Christmas Lights

It’s hard to imagine the holiday season without the bright, twinkling lights that adorn trees, homes, and streets. But, those lights haven’t always been as energy-efficient as they are now. LED Christmas lights have become increasingly popular for their long lifespan and low energy consumption. However, the development of these lights wasn’t an overnight success. It took years of research and development to create the LED technology that we know today. Not only do LED Christmas lights contribute to a more eco-friendly holiday season, but they also offer creative lighting options that weren’t possible before. From color-changing strands to animated displays, LED Christmas lights have come a long way.

Modern Trends in Home Outdoor Christmas Light Installations

Here at Indy Christmas Light Pro’s we are proud to play a part in continuing this tradition, helping people keep up with all these modern trends by bringing their home exteriors from dark winter nights to a bright and dazzling festive atmosphere. From traditional lighting themes to creative designs and shapes – we are here to provide our Carmel and Fishers customers with quality installation services so they can enjoy their festive winter holiday season even more! Get a free quote or call (317) 608-6535 for more information.


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