Lamps of Latvia illuminate the seat of Santa Claus

Rovaniemi, northern Finland, is the official seat of Santa Claus. But did you know Latvian LED lamps are used to light its streets?

The lamps assembled in Iecava by the Vizulo company are used to help reindeer, humans, elves and saints alike find their way around the town.

"We started production in autumn 2013. One of the most interesting objects we supply is Rovaniemi.. We illuminate many of the streets there," Vizulo boss Jānis Zeltiņš told LTV December 25.

Each lamp is subjected to thorough testing before being sent off to Helsinki. The company also offered, its representative says, a bargain price so that Santa's bookkeepers have an easier time to help fund the wrapped-box-and-lumps-of-coal operation.

"The design and quality of Latvia-made lamps is at a very high level. This lighting brings down costs for our town for up to four times. LED lamps are the future," says Marko Penttinen, the head of marketing at the electrical supplies company Rexel Finland. 

To see how they're made, look at the LTV story below.

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