(171130) -- NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2017 (Xinhua) -- The lighted Christmas tree is seen after the 85th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rockefeller Center in New York, the United States, Nov. 29, 2017. Thousands of people witnessed the lighting of over 50,000 multi-colored, energy efficient LED on the 75-foot-tall, 80-year-old Norway Spruce, which is topped with a spectacular Swarovski crystal star in Rockefeller center on Wednesday. The Rockefeller Center has held the Christmas tree lighting ceremony annually to greet the upcoming Christmas since 1933. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)(gj)
(171130) -- NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2017 (Xinhua) -- The lighted Christmas tree is seen after the 85th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rockefeller Center in New York, the United States, Nov. 29, 2017. Thousands of people witnessed the lighting of over 50,000 multi-colored, energy efficient LED on the 75-foot-tall, 80-year-old Norway Spruce, which is topped with a spectacular Swarovski crystal star in Rockefeller center on Wednesday. The Rockefeller Center has held the Christmas tree lighting ceremony annually to greet the upcoming Christmas since 1933. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)(gj)

ITALY- A device and app called Twinkly gives you the ability to control your Christmas decorations from your phone. 

The Twinkly app is connected to your smartphone camera and can make a map of the position of each LED on your tree.


The product consists of 3 components:

1. Every Twinkly LED contains three new generation RGB LEDs and a chip that’s able to connect with a single string to a controller.

2. A controller that has a 2GB of flash memory and a Wi-Fi module, making it possible to control the light from any connected device through the app.

3. The system that makes the smartphone camera understand where the lights are placed: this way anyone can control each of them, one by one.


The Layout Editor on the app helps you fit your lights to any shape you like and automatically recognises the layout you’ve chosen and shows the effects instantly. 

The product can only be purchased online through Amazon for 99$ (R1 360.60), which in all honesty is a lot of money for Christmas lights.

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE