Choose LED Christmas Lights
on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
People have been lighting Christmas trees for hundreds of years. In fact, the practice of lighting trees with candles began in Germany in the 17th century.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the first light bulb, also created the first strand of electric holiday lights in 1880. They would take some time to gain popularity. In 1900, a single strand cost nearly $300 in today’s dollars!
There is a much better way to light your tree in 2015. If you are purchasing new holiday lights this year, consider switching to LED lights before you decorate.
LED lights are exceptionally energy efficient. Many use up to 90% less energy than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light.
Not only do LED lights consume less energy, they are also safer, sturdier and longer lasting.
LED lights are more expensive than traditional incandescentholiday lights. However, prices have continued to go down for the energy efficient LED version. Because they last longer, most customers see a rather quick payback of the initial investment in LED strands.