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



Pwnies. said...

The colour changing on these led christmas lights look pretty mezmerising. I tend to stick to just the classic yellow glow though. I live in the UK and pretty much everyone has the flourescent blue trees, it gets rather excessive and looks pretty odd. I imagine it'd look nice though if it wasn't on every house in my neighborhood.

William Serjeant said...


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