You should be using LED lights for your indoor and outdoor decorating for the holidays and all year ’round. These amazing and brilliant lights are at work in all kinds of places, from your digital alarm clock and illuminated wristwatch, to your television screen and remotes -and even traffic lights.
Here’s some cool stuff about LEDs from How Stuff Works. They don’t use filaments like incandescent bulbs; they emit light through the movement of electrons in semiconductor materials. This is why they don’t burn out like ordinary bulbs – and we all agree that it’s a very good thing that Christmas light strands don’t burn out!
Different colors of LED lights come about because of some really technical stuff that How Stuff Works explains ~ it involves photons and conduction bands and lower orbitals and P-type layers ~ interesting stuff that we are not covering here. What you need to know is the environmental advantages of these lights.
More durable and safe - the bulb is plastic
More efficient – a higher percentage of the energy they use goes to generating light, less is lost to heat, so the electricity demand is much lower with these bulbs – LED Christmas lights use up to 80% less energy than traditional lights.
Using LED lights means you’ll have a smaller carbon footprint for the holidays – you’re using less energy and putting less waste into the environment, which can really add up over time.
LED lights sparkle brilliantly or glow softly. They are cool to the touch, and the plastic casings make them more water- and rust-resistant. Like traditional lights, LED light strands are available in varying lengths, from 10 glittering icicles to 100 standard bulbs. It’s safe to connect up to three strands together. The Incredible Christmas Place has a wide array of styles:
White, red, green, blue, amber, violet, and multi-colored
Traditional bulb shapes, mini bulb shapes, round with a coating that looks like sugar, icicles, and other novelty shapes
Strands for indoor or outdoor use, mini strands for Christmas villages, ropes, and curtain lights
Click here for some tree decorating tips, including a chart to help you figure out how many lights you need on your tree.