Did you know that Christmas lights were invented by none other than the famed Thomas Edison and his partner Edward Johnson?! The story goes about how Johnson strung together 80 newly-invented light bulbs, and draped them across a store-display Christmas tree. In another stroke of genius, he called the local press to cover this ‘new’ look. Voila, a new tradition was born!
Nowadays, Christmas lights, or fairy-lights as they are more popularly known, are iconic symbols of festivity lighting up homes and public spaces everywhere. This infographic showcases some amazing larger-than-life Christmas light displays around the world.
Infographic by – Solar Centre