There are so many great reasons to switch from using traditional incandescent lights to LED lights the holiday season.  Here are the some facts to help you consider your decision:

LEDs are safer

Unlike traditional incandescent Christmas lights, LED lights do not heat up.  This makes them great for lighting a real tree by reducing fire hazard and accidental skin burns.

LEDs are more energy efficient

LEDs use 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights, saving you money on your holiday utility bills and reducing your impact on the environment.

LEDs last longer

LED lights have an average life span of 100,000 hours. If you hang your lights on Thanksgiving day  and turn them on for 5 hours per day  until New Year’s day, you will use about 200 hours per year.  LED lights last for 5 generations of your family!

LEDs are more durable

Since LEDs use light emitting diodes (not incandescence) to produce light, there are no filaments to burn out; so no bulbs to replace! Just plug in your Christmas lights and they’re ready for use. Also, since the bulbs are plastic rather than glass, there’s less chance of breaking lights while you’re stringing them up and less time spent fussing over how they’re packed up after the holidays. Just toss them in a box and forget about them until next year.

LEDs come in a variety of styles

LED blubs have a large selection of light color, size, and styles.  You can even find snowflake, rope lights, stars, etc…

LEDs are cost effective

A strand of indoor/outdoor lights can be purchased from retailers for as little as $9.99 a strand.

LED Pitfalls

While LED Christmas lights save a lot of energy and money, they may not be for everyone. Take a trip to the store to look at the technology first-hand, then decide if LEDs are right for you. Most retailers have displays that allow you to try out the bulbs, and some may even have entire trees or displays decorated with them.


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