Christmas is a magical time and no doubt you’ve all seen houses in your streets suddenly being lit up with beautiful twinkling lights. Perhaps, however, you haven’t seen quite such a spectacle as Lee and Paul Brailsford’s residence in Brentry in Bristol, which is now famous for its lighting display.

According to the Daily Telegraph, over 50,000 lights are used to light up their house, which the pair have been decorating each year since 1994 to raise money for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Hundreds of people gather on one day in December each year to see the lights turned on, part of a £10,000 display that features 70 illuminated figures and which takes six weekends to set up.

Now, however, the couple have made the decision to convert all of the 50,000 bulbs used in the lights to LED lighting panels to help the city maintain its status as European Green Capital.

“We started decorating the house more than 20 years ago, and each year it's got bigger and bigger. We wanted to raise money for The Grand Appeal as Paul and I both have young children, and we realised how lucky we are to have such a fantastic hospital right on our doorstep if ever we needed it. We raised more than £8,000 last year alone, and would love to do even better this Christmas,” Lee Brailsford said.

LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular because there are many benefits to using these kinds of bulbs over the more traditional options. Energy efficiency, longer lifespan and increased durability are just some of the advantages of these products.