Tuesday, November 29, 2011
LED Christmas Tree
In early October I visited Alton Garden Centre, near Basildon, and as a result I was inspired to do a blog article about the experience. (Market Gardens/Garden Centre*) I was critical of some of the stuff sold there because of it being unfriendly to the environment, particularly petroleum and electric powered machinery used by gardeners today, unlike when I was a boy. Most gardening then was done with hand tools; now there are garden vacs, electric strimmers, mechanical saws and sit-on lawnmowers. I must confess that gardening is easier as a result, and that I use a small electric lawnmower.
Well, to oblige my better half, I found myself at Alton Garden Centre again. The place hummed with activity. A large proportion of the Centre had been transformed into a Christmas bazaar where there were the most astonishing objects for sale, one of which was an artificial 3 metre-high Christmas tree, illuminated with LED lights that changed colour from cobalt to mauve, pink, purple, orange, red, purple, pink, mauve and back to cobalt, ad infinitum. This object had a price tag of £1,500! The only redeeming factor was the use of LED lights which consume very little electricity.
Text for the Day
John 8:12 ‘Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
*Alton Garden Centre
Market Gardens/Garden Centres
Light-emitting diodes (LED Lights)
LED Blossom Trees