Candles were the traditional choice to light up trees and homes for Christmas. Incandescent bulbs were created with the advent of electricity, and offered many advantages over candles – not the least of which was a radical reduction in the number of homes razed by candle-initiated fires each Christmas season. Incandescent lights were easier to use than candles, provided far more decorative options in terms of colors and styles, and were suited for outdoor displays. And so incandescent bulbs supplanted candles as the new go-to source for decorative Christmas lighting.
But once again there’s a new kid on the block; an upstart challenger to the long-reigning king of Christmas lighting – the LED lights.