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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.



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About hotrod1965

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  • Birthday 07/17/1981

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I love hearing from my customers all the ways their displays affect their communities,
  • Location
    Vicksburg, MI
  • Biography
    Director of Sales and Installation for Holiday Light Express
  • Interests
    Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Occupation
    self employed
  • About my display
    We put up a ton of LED dispays!

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  1. hotrod1965

    Recommendation Needed - QUALITY Icicle Lights?

    We carry nicer icicle lights https://www.holiday-light-express.com/Icicle_LED_Christmas_Lights.php
  2. Any chance you could get the smooth transparent SMD C7 and C9 bulbs in?

  3. hotrod1965

    Beginning help needed

    You might want to check thee out. Similar to your GE lights, but you can actually sync them together. Have both 5mm and C7 in stock. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGBMinipixels.php
  4. hotrod1965

    2018 Hot light item

    the mini pixels are a pretty cool light to have this year. Click on the picture for a description and a video. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGBMinipixels.php
  5. hotrod1965

    GE Energy Smart LED C9s... made better.

    The teal is a pretty color! Thanks for the order!
  6. hotrod1965

    GE Energy Smart LED C9s... made better.

    We have something similar, but actually works pretty good. There's videos if you click the picture. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGBMinipixels.php
  7. hotrod1965

    Icicle Lights with Green Cords

    We have all colors in stock on green cord! https://www.holiday-light-express.com/Icicle_LED_Christmas_Lights-70.php
  8. hotrod1965

    3 way splitter for power injection

    Steve, you don't want the V+ to flow through, it will just keep adding to the amp draw on your system and you will blow a fuse. You want the ground to flow through because you need to tie all your grounds together. See attached diagram of how these T work.
  9. hotrod1965

    Reliable C7 or C9 LED Lights

    Just some more info on our lights. The new ones this year use a surface mounted diode (SMD). This is more efficient, brighter more more durable than the old 5 LED design. They are also dimmable so they can be used with LOR and such. The C9 strands look so bad that we don't even stock them. They basically but a single 5mm led (same as our 5mm strands) with a C9 cover. It's just a big lens for a single 5mm LED. Also for those who don't know, we do have a big sale starting in mid December, so if you are saving up for retro fits, that would be a good time to buy!
  10. hotrod1965

    Reliable C7 or C9 LED Lights

    The best way is to go with retro fit bulbs. Much brighter and more durrable than strand lights. Then if a bulb goes bad, you can just replace the one bulb. You can also custom cut the strands so they fit your house perfectly. We do sell some C7 strands: https://www.holiday-light-express.com/C7_strands.php But if your budget can afford it, I'd recommend going with retro fits.
  11. hotrod1965

    Summer Sale save 20%

    Greetings, Our summer sale is now live. Save 20% off your whole order with coupon code save20 Sales ends July 22nd.
  12. hotrod1965

    Starting New

    We can help you out with pixels. We also have a pre build controller set up we offer that uses a Falcon board for its brain. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGB.php This video may also be helpful. It does a real basic walk through on how to set up a RGB display. We have a handful of other RGB videos as well, this one just gets you going.
  13. hotrod1965

    2018 Pre Sale is Live!

    I want to thank everyone who placed orders during our sale. We will keep you posted on order progress and things start to some in.
  14. hotrod1965

    2018 Pre Sale is Live!

    Today is the last day to order!
  15. hotrod1965

    2018 Pre Sale is Live!

    Just a couple days left on the sale!