LED lighting has been working its way into the mainstream for years, and is quickly becoming the most readily available and widely used form of holiday lighting in the United States. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is adorned with 45,000 LED lights, and if you take a look around your neighborhood you’ll probably find most of your neighbors’ homes are decorated in LED lights, as well. We at Total Home Supply ask, have you made the switch yet?
There are tremendous benefits to choosing LED Christmas lights over incandescents, and we at Total Home Supply encourage you all to make the switch this year. Here’s why:
LED Christmas lights are energy efficient
We’ll admit, LED lights are more expensive than incandescent lights at the onset, but they more than make up for the initial price difference in long-term energy savings. LED lights use just about 10% of the energy that incandescent lights do, saving you up to 90% on energy costs overall.
LED Christmas lights last longer
Another reason the initial price difference is worth it in the long-run. On average, LED lights last 2 to 3 times longer than incandescent bulbs do. Incandescent Christmas lights burn out after just 4-5 years, but LED lights generally last up to 9 years. Most LED lights are also made of a lightweight (yet still sturdy) plastic as opposed to glass, so there is very little chance of bulbs breaking or cracking.
LED Christmas lights come in a diverse range of options
Giving up your incandescent lights doesn’t mean giving up your unique lighting style. Anything you can find in incandescents, you can also find in LED. Looking for traditional lighting strings to decorate shrubs and railings? Those come in LED. A fan of light-up lawn ornaments? Those come in LED, too. Icicle lights? They come in LED. Large bulbs? Small bulbs? Both come in LED. White bulbs? Color bulbs? LED. LED.
LED Christmas lights are safe to use in any context
Most importantly, LED Christmas lights are safe. Unlike incandescents, LED light bulbs do not get hot to the touch and therefore eliminate the threat of, well, setting the tree on fire (which happens much more often than you think). Cool-to-the-touch bulbs are also much safer to have around young children and pets, for a brightly lit and worry-free Christmas for all.
If you need further convincing, check out this gorgeous light show tribute to Disney’s Frozen, completely done in LED (h/t Huffington Post):