Man sets world record with 1.2million Xmas lights

AN AUSTRALIAN lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.

Guinness World Records on Friday confirmed that the 120 kilometers of multicolored lights in the shape of three interconnected giant, wrapped Christmas gifts in a Canberra mall was the largest ever image made of LED lights.

Richards assembled the Canberra Christmas light show with the help of volunteers and powers it with electricity donated by a local power company.


He set a Guinness World Record a year ago for the most Christmas lights on a residential property by wrapping his Canberra home with 502,165 bulbs.

He wont be doing it again this year however, as the light show created traffic chaos with 75,000 sightseers visiting the display over 4 weeks.

“It made it impossible for my family and neighbors to get to and from their home, I couldn’t do that to them again” Richards said.

The latest Christmas light show will be open to the public free of charge from Friday until New Year’s Eve.

The 1,194,380 twinkling bulbs arranged since Wednesday beat the previous record set in Shurtan in southern Uzbekistan by 181,540 lights.