With the recent push to help focus on the environment, now is the perfect time to consider using LED Christmas lights instead of those old bundles you have stored away in the attic.
Here are the benefits and disadvantages you should consider when making the choice to use LED lights for your Christmas decorations.
If you like to run your Christmas lights at all hours of the night, LED lights are perfect for you. These power saving lights can save you on average of $10 per every 300 hours of usage.
Maybe you are looking for durability in your Christmas lights. If so, LED lights are perfect because the bulbs outlast the traditional Christmas lights by burning bright for over 4,000 hours.
Another added bonus of LED lights is that they do not burn as hot as traditional lights. This means there is a reduce chance of a potential fire hazard.
Originally when LED lights were first being sold to the consumers, the cost of a strand of lights was twice or three times as much as the standard incandescent string. With advancements in technology, the price of LED Christmas lights have dropped and have become almost dead even with the traditional lights.
Another area where incandescent lights gain the upper hand against LED lights is in terms of brightness. Typical incandescent lights are normally five to six times brighter than the LED version.
Overall the benefits outweigh the disadvantages of LED Christmas lights not only for you but for your community and the environment.
Now that you are armed with some basic information about this newest trend in Christmas lights, what types of lights are available and how can we use them in our Christmas decorations.
When it comes to LED light strings, you can find them in all shapes and sizes. Whether you like the standard light bulbs or perhaps a teardrop LED bulb, you will find something for you. You can also find LED light strings that are strung together to form icicles or even rows of garland.
You can also find a variety of decorations that are illuminated with LED lights. From Santa on his sleigh to a group of penguins, LED lights have begun to replace incandescent lights in Christmas decorations.
If you want to find the brightest LED Christmas lights, look for the newest versions of the wide angle LED lights. This style produces the most illumination and is perfect for indoor or outdoor decorations.
You can find countless styles of LED Christmas lights at your local big box retailers, like www.homedepot.com or www.target.com, along with smaller online stores like http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/.