Christmas lights are lights used for decoration in preparation for Christmas and
for display .... The Library of Congress credits the town for inventing "the tradition
of decorating evergreen t...
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the first successful practical light bulb, created the
very first strand of electric lights. During the Christmas season of 1880, these ...
Christmas lights have come a long way since their inception in the 17th century.
They are a Christmas tradition that has strongly withstood time; outdoor ...
Dec 19, 2014 ... But when Edward Hibberd Johnson introduced electric Christmas tree lights in
1882, he not only added flash and color to a Yuletide tradition, ...
Dec 24, 2016 ... Christmas lights are actually quite old; they date back to the 1880s, when
Thomas Edison decorated Menlo Park.
Dec 22, 2015 ... But the first such lights, introduced to the holiday world in 1882 by Edward
Johnson, a friend and partner of light-bulb inventor Thomas Edison, ...
In 1877, after Edison invented the phonograph, Johnson took the machine on
tour, charging crowds to drum up excitement. When Edison patented the light
Dec 22, 2009 ... 1882: An inventive New Yorker finds a brilliant application for electric lights and
becomes the first person to use them as Christmas tree ...
Dec 13, 2009 ... The tradition of stringing electric lights may have started as a Christmas thing in
America, but now it's a global phenomenon used for all kinds ...
Dec 21, 2012 ... Today's marvelous, over-the-top holiday light displays prove that we've come a ...
tree with their children, British society embraced the tradition.