5 Benefits of LED Christmas Lights
(that aren't energy savings)
Where there's an LED, there's almost always an exclamation about energy savings. LED lights do save energy and that is awesome - not only are you helping the environment, but you'll save some money on your power bill too. But quality LEDs are also an investment and the initial cost can be higher than incandescent lights, so instead of only highlighting the energy savings, we think you should know the other real benefits you can get from making the switch.
1. A Difference You Can See
LED bulbs produce a brighter more vivid light than traditional incandescent bulbs. The light output is really stunning and one of the most complimented aspects of LED lights in customer reviews!
2. Really, Really Long Life
First, they're rated to last tens of thousands of hours which means no burnt out bulbs! Second, many LED lights are made with durable acrylic lenses which makes them incredibly hard to break. So if you're up on the ladder trying to hang Christmas lights and a light bulb decides to take a dive, there's no more shattered mess and the bulb will still work even after it has fallen.
3. Cool to The Touch
If you've ever tried to change an incandescent bulb too quickly you know how warm these lights can become, and while that might be okay for use outdoors, the indoor applications are limited. Unlike incandescent lights and traditional LED household bulbs, LED christmas lights are cool to the touch so they're safe to use around children and animals and perfect for DIY craft projects. This opens up a whole new world of indoor decorating possibilities!
4. Advanced Technology Leads to Innovative Designs
LEDs are available in a kaleidoscope of colors and several varieties even feature unique light display capabilities such as being dimmable and color changing. The newest RGB LEDs are even capable of thousands of light color combinations!
5. The Best Choice for Large Light Displays
Most traditional Christmas light strings only allow 3-5 sets to be connected end to end whereas with many LED strings you can connect between 40 and 50 sets together depending on the light count. This can equal as much as 1,500 feet of lights! So, if you need to create a large light display, LEDs will make planning and installation so much simpler!
If you're torn between choosing the benefits of LED lights or the classic look of traditional incandescent lights, you might be happy to hear that you can have the look you want and the long life, energy savings and vivid light output too! There are plenty of LED light bulbs and strings designed to mimic vintage style Christmas lights, no compromise required.
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