Jazz up your holidays with the latest technology in lights

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Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year.

Forget about white incandescent lights and animatronic reindeer.

Think lasers. Think smartphones. And hundreds, if not millions, of color choices.

Single light bulbs that hold three LEDs — red, green and blue — are the secret behind a new category of holiday lights that offer up to 16 million color combinations.

Known as RGB lights, they can be dialed up or down in a variety of ways via a smartphone app. And because their color range is so varied, they can be kept up year-round and used for any number of holidays — Halloween, the Fourth of July, Easter, you name it.  More

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