Who invented the string of electric Christmas lights?

Answer Thomas Edison invented the first strand of electric lights in 1880. The Library of Congress explains that Edison hung the lights outside his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory during the Christmas ... Read More »

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How many watts does a string of Christmas lights take?

A typical 100-bulb string of mini lights or icicle lights uses about 40 watts, while a 25-bulb string of larger Christmas lights uses about 150 watts. To obtain the total wattage of a specific stri... Read More »

How to String Christmas Tree Lights?

Hollywood Christmas movies are filled with comical scenes of families tripping over themselves while trying to string lights on the Christmas tree. Maybe this mishap has even happened to you during... Read More »

How much power does a string of LED Christmas tree lights consume?

A string of 100-bulb, 5-watt LED Christmas tree lights consumes on average 4.17 amps of power, while a string of 100-bulb, 7-watt LED Christmas tree lights consumes on average a slightly higher 5.8... Read More »

Who put the first electric lights on a Christmas tree?

In 1880, Thomas Edison was the first person to make a strand of lights. Two years later, Edison's business partner, Edward H. Johnson, made a string of colored, electric lights for Christmas trees.... Read More »