Outdoor lighting has now branched beyond your standard Christmas decor, Christmas lights and Christmas yard decorations. String lights and Led lights are now forms of outdoor lighting that can be used for any holiday or party, or for no other reason than that it looks cool hanging from your porch!
The modern day holiday light set comes from the first mass produced bunch from 1890. And who would invent such a thing? Why, Edward Johnson, of course! (Thomas Edison’s assistant, duh.) But, the lights we have today are certainly not what Mister Johnson was thinking of. We have the magic of the LED bulb. Light Emitting Diode bulbs are far superior to the fragile, crumbly bulbs that grandma still uses. They are smaller, safer, more durable, and have a shatter resistant plastic casing around them. They do not heat up to just negative the sun, and use only ten percent of the energy.
Even though LED bulbs are safer, it is still a good idea to unplug your lights when you go to bed or leave the house. As always, make sure that you have a working smoke detector on every floor of your home. And, for goodness sake, do not leave candles unattended, with children, or near any draperies or plants! Make your holidays fun filled, not flame filled. You want a new bathrobe, not a new house.