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Family Claim Guinness World Record for Christmas Light Display with 502,165 Flickering Bulbs



A family in Australia to put more than a half a million Christmas lights on their house to claim a world record - for the second time.

Father-of-three David Richards from Canberra first won the title in 2011 with 331,038 lights, but was beaten by a family in New York to put 346,283. Family occurred in Australia to put more than a half a million Christmas lights on their home claimed a world record - for the second time.

Father-of-three David Richards from Canberra first won the title in 2011 with 331,038 lights, but was beaten by a family in New York to put 346,283.




Her family vowed to take regain the title this Christmas - so installed more than 31 miles from the wire with 502,165 lights, glowing reindeer and loud music around the surface of their home, to the irritation some neighbors.

Vision has attracted neighbors from miles around - although not all of them were impressed. Some that are not mentioned in the family since 2011.



Mr. Richards, who lives in the suburbs with his wife Janean Forrest, son Aidan, 13, and daughter Caitlin, ten, and Madelyn, six, insisted most neighbors supported the display.

He added: 'I've always loved Christmas. The existence of the community Christmas lights coming on and sharing it is a time when you get to know people should probably know better, I guess. '



Guinness World Records confirmed today feat charitable family has officially the most Christmas lights on a residential property.

The brightness of the bulb will cost about £ 1,400 to run for a month - but the sum has been donated by a local power company.



Stunt is open to the public, and hundreds of people have already visited and posted the video on Youtube. It will raise funds for charities including the Children to fight Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Up to 70,000 people visited the light show last time he put it in 2011 and has raised £ 44,000 for charity. Want this year Mr. Richards to raise £ 56,000.

He told the Canberra Times: "It really helps a lot of families who suffer the amazing amount of grief. That makes it all worthwhile to me.

'It's like a party in your driveway every night.'




The lights took a month to put up but Mr. Richards does not have to count them all himself - rather than the delivery notes and invoices are used to verify the total.

And they had more use, providing a cousin married his wife on Saturday.

Mr. Richards vowed he retired after setting its 2011 record, but to recover the taste for Christmas lights. Now he does not rule out defending itself against further challenges.

However, he said he needed a generator if he puts up any more light.


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