In the classic holiday movie, Christmas Vacation, hapless holiday hero Clark Griswold sets out to create the ultimate Christmas light display with 250 strands of lights with 100 bulbs on each strand (that’s 250,000 lights for those who are counting). After a few hilarious accidents and setbacks, Clark succeeds in creating a home light display that’s so awesomely powerful that the local power plant has to turn on their auxiliary nuclear generator.
To help create a home holiday light display that would make Clark Griswold jealous, we suggest the following five Christmas light enhancers.
LED (light emitting diode) lights are the latest development in Christmas
light technology. Some people swear that LED’s just don’t emit the warm, firelike
glow that traditional incandescent Christmas lights do. I’ll admit that I’m in that camp, but I’m slowly converting to Christmas LED lights for a variety of reasons. First, they’re much more energy efficient (no need to flip on those auxiliary nuclear generators) than traditional Christmas lights, and they last a lot longer. Plus, because they use less energy and heat, they’re much safer than traditional Christmas lights.
This video is very helpful for illuminating the difference between the two:
For those who are too lazy to hang up lights or want to supplement their light display with even more razzle dazzle, the Mr. Christmas Motion Projector has got you covered. Just plant the projector in your front yard and aim it at your house to turn your boring siding into a canvas for an illuminated light show. When you flip the switch, snowflakes and Christmas ornaments will cascade softly down your house. You can use the Mr. Christmas projector year round to project things like the Stars and Stripes, for those who experience Christmas light withdrawal syndrome in July.