Video: World record for most Christmas lights broken spectacularly in Australia
And yes, it is a nice electricity bill.
If you need a little inspiration for decking out your house this Christmas, the bar has been set pretty high in Australia with this entry into the Guinness Book of Records.
David Richards and his family have reclaimed the world record for decking up their house with precisely 502,162 bulbs as Christmas lights. He is a barrister from Canberra who won the title for the second time, with a string of lights which extend up to 31 miles when stretched end to end. And it is all in aid of a children’s charity works to fight sudden infant death syndrome.
Dave has conceded that the bill is going to be somewhere in the region $2,500, so it ain’t coming cheap.
And it’s not his first time getting into the record books for a lighting display. He first won the prestigious title in 2011 when he illuminated his residence with 331,038 Christmas lights. His record was then broken by a family in New York lighting up some 346,283 bulbs at their La Grangeville residence last year.
However he refused to give up on the title and now has it back in his grasp.