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We focus our services on the Dallas, Highland Park, Plano, Addison, Richardson and Park Cities areas.
We are a family owned and operated business. We have been in business since 2005 and we are proud to say that we stand behind our services with pride and confidence. We have been in the landscaping and exterior design business since 2000 and we place absolute priority on client satisfaction. We work diligently to make sure that we complete every job as if it were critical to our future success… which is true since the majority of our business comes from referrals.
When it comes to Christmas decorating ideas, the consumer is awash in choices every year – mini Christmas lights, purple, red, blue or green LED Christmas lights, candle lights, old-fashioned Christmas tree lights with torpedo-shaped bulbs, LED Christmas light nets – the options are endless.
As the owner of a small company that sells a unique kind of traditional Tree Candle, I enjoy watching trends in decorations and seeing what kind of tree lights people buy. This little light looms large in Christmas lore. It has a long and fascinating history.
Christmas Lights — History
It all started with the simple candle, which is credited to Martin Luther who, legend says, came up with the tree in the 16th century. The tree survived quietly for centuries until electric tree lighting came on the scene in the early 1900s and, as they say, the rest is history.
The first electric lights debuted in the White House in 1895, thanks to President Grover Cleveland. The idea began to catch on, but the lights were expensive, so only the wealthiest of the wealthy could afford them at first. GE began to offer light kits in 1903. And starting around 1917, electric lights on strings began to make their way into department stores. Costs gradually dropped and the biggest marketer of holiday lights, a company called NOMA, was wildly successful as consumers began to snap up the new-fangled lights across the country.
Many early bulbs were shaped to look like what they had replaced: the classic tree candle. The candle shape fell out of vogue, and in time new varieties shaped like glass balls, animals, lanterns and Santa figures hit the scene. A new and improved candle-shaped bubble light re-emerged later on in the 20th century. This one was filled with percolating colored liquid that cast a flickering light on the tree as the bulb grew warm. You can still occasionally find vintage bubble lights like these in flea markets or antique shops. Electric lights continued to hold sway into the 1980s.
Today’s consumers have been embracing LED lights as enthusiastically as their great-grandparents gobbled up the first generation of electric tree lights 90 years ago. Is the LED Christmas light close to the saturation point? Every year I think so, but then the manufacturers come out with a new twist – LED lights in a web, LED lights in a large mesh net, blinking LED tree lights or some other variation.
Please give us a call if you need DFW Christmas Light Installation services.