What are the Advantages of LED Christmas Lights?
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LED Christmas lights are filling the shelves at local stores and that’s a good thing. In the last several years, the LED light has become easy to find for holiday decorating. Available in a variety of shapes and colors, people unfamiliar with the benefits of LED lights may have difficulty choosing what to buy.
The first year we shopped for LED lights I was overwhelmed, especially by the price. But, over the last couple of years I have replaced quite a few of our lights both in my office and around the house. Our Christmas lights are almost entirely LED now, but for a few on the one tree downstairs. Hopefully we can switch the remaining ones this season.
When it comes to decorating the tree, there are many benefits to using LED lights. So how do you know when it’s time to pull the plug on your old school lights and make the switch to LED Christmas lights?
There are many reasons to switch from old energy hogging traditional lights and bulbs to LED lights. Here are a few of the best reasons.
Each year, about a dozen people die in Christmas tree related fires. One of the benefits of LED lights over other types of Christmas lights is that LED lights remain cool to the touch when lit. LED lights only heat up one or two degrees when lit. This helps to prevent fires, especially in homes that decorate with real trees. The cooler temperature helps keep dry trees from bursting into flames due to the heat from several strings of lights.
LED lights do not use the fragile filament found in standard lights. This benefit leads to lights that are less fragile. LED lights can burn up to 4,000 hours, which is significantly longer than the standard light bulb. Many lights are made with water-proof materials making the acceptable for both indoor and outdoor use.
One of the main benefits of LED lights is the amount of money saved when using this type of light to decorate a tree with. Up to 90% less energy is used when decorating with LED lights. Less energy used means lower electric bills during the holidays, when money is tight. Someone who puts a lot of time and energy into decorating can save quite a bit of money if using LED lights. That’s super important. Don’t discount saving energy!!
When Christmas LED lights were initially introduced, they were often a lot pricier than other holiday lights. Today, this is no longer quite as true. The average price of LED lights is now comparable to other types of lights used to decorate the tree.
LED lights can be very bright. For those who like an eye-catching holiday tree, LED lights are the way to go. Needing fewer lights to achieve the same effect as older lights is an added benefit. This means less time stringing lights on the tree and more time to spend enjoying the holiday.
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This year when it is time to decorate the tree, consider replacing some of your older holiday lights with new strands of LED lights. The advantages are many. If every home switched to LED lights, a lot of energy would be saved this holiday season.
kristine Nicole Alessandra
We must choose wisely when it comes to buying Christmas lights. I am happy that there are LED lights available nowadays. They are safer and brighter and economical too.
Interesting read. I like LED Christmas lights! They look so magical.
LED lights are much better, they are cheaper on your bill and they don’t heat up like the old ones!
LED are much better and I soon plan to make the switch.
The only time I like LED lights is with Christmas bulbs. There they are the ones I prefer because of the reasons you have stated here!
That is all I use now is the LED. They are great.
I love LED lights,the light is easy on the eyes and so much brighter,I added them throughout my home!
Jennifer Ann Wilson
I love the LED lights, they use so much less power.
yes! all we use is LED lights
We just replaced our christmas lights this year with LED’S, I love that they will last so much longer than regular bulbs 🙂
I too have found that the price of LED has dropped considerably
I like the LED lights and they are so much more economical.
I find the LED lights last longer and my hydro bills aren’t as much
We have! I bought all new LED lights for this year. There was a great sale on Christmas items after Christmas last year so I got a great deal! 🙂
I didn’t know that LED lights heat up less than conventional lights. That’s a big deal for us because we keep the holiday lights on for so many hours in the day.
We made the transition years ago and have never looked back. So much cheaper in the long run and safer, too.
I like the advantages of using LED lights and that’s why we use them.
saving money is a big reason we use them!
we love our LED lights !! we have replaced every light in the house including our xmas lights and the energy savings is actually noticeable
I do like how the LED lights are a lot more durable. That makes it so much easier.
I just picked up some LED lights at a great price for next year. The colors are amazing.