The purple wide angle LED set is the brightest on the market! It's also one of the toughest because it utilizes thick professional duty wire and our proprietary one-piece bulb and socket design so it 100% moisture resistant. There are too many possible uses for this light set to name but it's an obvious choice for Halloween lighting if you want something on green wire that you can use again for another occasion. Our purple wide angles are also so bright and vivid that its really a great string light for Christmas or winter decorating because it really dresses up a cold dark landscape with some lively color.

Where Does the Abbreviation Xmas Come From?

Since we began this business, we have learned a lot about the tradition of Christmas, and more than most people want to know about Christmas lights. For some reason I always assumed that the “x” in Xmas, was an abbreviation for or represented the cross. I’m not sure what prompted me to investigate the matter further today, but I decided I needed confirm my suspicions.

Not surprisingly, I was wrong – at least according to Wikipedia and a few other sources. Fortunately, my theory isn’t the only theory that is not correct. For example, another popular theory is that the “x” is an effort by the secular movement to “take the Christ out of Christmas.” Others have claimed that the term “xmas” is modern and disrespectful abbreviation for Christmas. This turns out also not to be true.

It turns out that the terms xmas, xmas lights, xmas trees, and xmas day has nothing to do with secularization, crosses, or other similar theories. As it turns out, the answer is much less complicated. The use of the character “x” in the abbreviation for the word Christmas is as old as Christianity. The origins of this abbreviation are traced to the first letter in the Greek word for Christ which is “Chi.” The Greek symbol for this letter, is a character that very closely resemble an X. The word “Christ” was often abbreviated in Greek as XP or Xt.

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