27 November 2013

Family Strings 31-Miles Worth Of LED Lights For Lavish Christmas Decorations

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The Richards Family in Australia transformed their Canberra property into a massive, glittering light show by decorating it with more than half-a-million Christmas lights—502,165 bulbs, to be exact.

The family earned back the Guinness World Record for the most lights on a residential property—they held the title in 2011 but lost it in 2012—and their efforts went towards raising money for the ‘SIDS and Kids’ charity.

“With over half a million lights on our house, breaking the current record by over 150,000, I hope we’ll hold the record for longer than we did last time and raise even more money for SIDS and Kids. On the downside, my neighbours will think I’m just a tiny bit crazier,” said David Richards.

The extravagant display is synchronized to music and includes more than 50km of LED string lights, 520 Lightorama channels controlling a 50-meter multi-colored canopy, and an 18-meter light-controlled tree. The lights are powered by ActewAGL’s Greenchoice renewable energy, as part of the family’s efforts to be eco-friendly.

[via Inhabitat and Guinness World Records, video via ITN on YouTube]