This Christmas, choose energy-efficient lighting, such as LED’s. You can save a lot of money on your electrical bills without sacrificing performance or style by switching to LED’s. The upfront costs are higher, but you will quickly make your money back.

Instead of using old incandescent Christmas lights, use your electrical savings on gifts for your loved ones. LED Christmas lights are up to 90% more efficient than traditional incandescent lights. Additionally, they are brighter, more durable, and cooler to the touch. This makes them a lot safer by preventing fires and electrical overloads. It also makes them more convenient and versatile since you can now connect more strings of LEDs together without risking electrical dangers or overloads.

If you don’t like the “look” of LEDs, you may be surprised by technological advances in recent years. When LED lights were first introduced to the market, they were criticized for being too white/blue and irritating to the eyes. Now, however, they come in a wide variety of colors. If you want a “warmer,” more traditional look, look for the “warm” white label.

Benefits of LED Christmas and Holiday Lights

Many of us already know about the benefits of LED lights, including the fact that they use a lot less energy, have much longer lifespans, and are more durable than other lighting types. In addition to being about 90% more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, they also have the following benefits:

  • Safer: LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers.
  • Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage.
  • Longer Lasting: The same LED string could still be in use 40 holiday seasons from now.
  • Easier to Install: Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket.

The LED Difference 

There are many differences between LED lights and incandescent:

  • Light Source: LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper, and a mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
  • Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting. With other types of lighting, the light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
  • Heat: LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.

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