Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Most Lights on a Residential Property: Lagrangeville Light Show breaks Guinness World Records (VIDEO)
LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y., USA -- Tim Gay, along with his wife, Grace, and three children, Emily, Daniel and John, illuminated 601,736 lights to beat the existing Guinness World Records' record; the holiday light display, which spans two acres and takes roughly two months to build, is set to more than 200 songs, including top-40 hits and holiday favorites and setsthe new world record for the Most Lights on a Residential Property,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The Gay Family of LaGrangeville, NY, with the support of RITZ Crackers won the WORLD RECORD for "Most Lights on a Residential Property." Tim Gay, along with his wife, Grace, and three children, Emily, Daniel and John, illuminated 601,736 lights to beat the existing record. RITZ Crackers provided a scenic holiday light installation made up of nearly 200,000 lights to support the family's attempt to bring the World Record back to the United States. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most lights on a residential property is 601,736 and was achieved by Tim, Grace, Emily, Daniel and John Gay (all USA) in LaGrangeville, New York, USA, on 28 November 2014. The Gay family nearly doubled their display since breaking the record in 2012 with 346,283 lights.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest image made of LED lights; it contains 1,194,380 lights and was achieved by David Richards and SIDS and Kids ACT (both Australia) in Petrie Plaza in Canberra, ACT, Auctralia on 27 November 2014.
Tim Gay, along with his wife, Grace, and three children, Emily, Daniel and John, illuminated 601,736 lights to beat the existing record.
RITZ Crackers provided a scenic holiday light installation made up of nearly 200,000 lights to support the family's attempt to bring the World Record back to the United States.
The holiday light display, which spans two acres and takes roughly two months to build, is set to more than 200 songs, including top-40 hits and holiday favorites. Passersby can tune into 95.3FM to hear the music while driving through the spectacular light show.
"My family and I are thrilled to bring the WORLD RECORD back to the United States and we're even more excited that we did it with nearly 100,000 more lights than the previous record," said Tim Gay.
"We had no plans to attempt the record this year until RITZ Crackers – a brand my family has loved for years – contacted us and offered their support to help us break the Guinness World Records' record. We couldn't have done it without their help and contribution of nearly 200,000 lights."
"RITZ is all about celebrating everyday fun, especially during the holidays, and the Gay family has been topping their home with larger-than-life light displays for almost 20 years," said Wes Saraceni, brand manager for RITZ Crackers.
"RITZ wanted to celebrate the family's holiday spirit by helping them win the WORLD RECORD and what better way than with a RITZ-shaped snowman made up of lights."
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