LED Lights are everywhere this year, and while traditionalists might be feeling a little sore about it, we promise it’s a good thing. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. These lights reduce energy consumption and decrease the use of fossil fuels. They can also save you money. That’s the best part, right?
LED Lights are an improvement over the increasingly out of style incandescent bulbs that we all grew up with as children. They are long-lasting, and they can make a noticeable difference on your electricity bill. They are also safer. They won’t burn out, and they don’t get hot to the touch.
These lights consume 80 percent less energy than their predecessor, whom many still have in their homes today. This is going to save you a lot of money in the long run with your electricity bill. According to the US Department of Energy, they also last 25 times longer, ensuring you won’t be having to buy new strands every year.
Nevermore are the days of inspecting Christmas lights bulb by bulb in the attempt of finding the culprit who has blown and won’t let the rest of the strand light up. Nevermore are the days of worrying the bulbs might grow so hot the tree might start smoking or that you’re afraid for tiny hands to touch it. Seriously, 90 percent of an incandescent bulb’s energy is released as heat.
LED Christmas lights are the way to go for so many reasons. Lights that don’t need to be replaced every couple years will save an average family hundreds of dollars. Some families have had to replace their strings of lights every year due to broken bulbs or damages. That won’t happen with LED lights and because they are plastic, wrapping them isn’t even an issue.
LED Christmas lights come in a variety of sizes and colors these days ensuring there is something for everyone and every year they are getting better and better.
Have you upgraded to LED lights yet? What have your experiences been?