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LED vs. Non-LED Christmas Lights

How Do LED Christmas Lights Work?

LED lights use light-emitting diodes making  LED lights more efficient, durable and longer-lasting than fluorescent incandescent lights. They don’t burn out, like other bulbs; and they also don’t get hot to the touch, so they’re a lot safer, too.

 

How Much Money and Energy Do LED Lights Save?

Incandescent bulbs waste a good deal of energy; a full 90 percent of their energy is released as heat, which is why regular light bulbs get so hot. LEDs are a different story.

They also don’t require a lot of maintenance. Since LED bulbs don’t burn out — just get dimmer over time — you don’t have to fuss with replacing bulbs and fuses. Just plug them in, and they’ll light up reliably year after year.

Benefits of LED Lights For the Holidays

Since LED Christmas lights don’t get hot to the touch, they’re safe to use around your Christmas tree, wreaths and garlands. And they won’t send your holiday electric bills sky high–even if you tend to go a bit crazy with the Christmas lights.

Drawbacks to LED Lights

LED lights typically have a higher initial cost when purchasing them compared to traditional bulbs. However, that cost will be offset over time with lower energy bills and the fact they don’t need to be replaced as often. 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.

Save Money on LED Christmas Lights

Home improvement stores often offer trade-in programs, where you can turn in your old Christmas lights for a few dollars off of new, energy-efficient sets.

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