We've all heard the jokes about the ‘wrong kind of snow’.
But these are the wrong kinds of lights.
When pub landlord Bruce Travis forked out thousands of pounds to deck out the impressive facade of the King’s Head with lights the last thing he expected was being told the wrong LED display had been fitted.
But his friend Ivan Moorhouse, who is working as a consultant on the listed pub’s proposed internal development, told him it was the wrong kind of light.
Bruce, a former solicitor, said: “When they were switched on about 10 days or so before Christmas, Ivan noticed the white light was extremely harsh.
“He said they should have had a much softer glow with more of a yellow, reddish tinge.
“I was a bit disappointed but the man who is responsible for the work said he would come round next week and fix it.
“I’ve kept the lights switched on in the meantime. I paid between £3,500 and £4,000 to have it done.”
When the lights were fitted it was quite a big undertaking with part of the car park, which adjoins Huddersfield Railway Station, taped off to allow workmen and vehicles full access.
Prior to that Bruce had been initially denied planning permission by Kirklees Council which feared its impact on the area. But officials later allowed the floodlighting to go ahead.
One installation, though, has gone according to plan.
At the same time as the lights debacle was being played out, Bruce arranged to have a new painting of rock god, Jimi Hendrix, put back in its rightful place.
The original one had been damaged by the weather back in 2012.
Bruce said: “It’s a long time ago since I saw him play at the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson in 1967, he was very good and it’s nice to have him back up on the wall.
“Hopefully this weather-resistant version will last rather longer than the previous one.”