LED Lights FAQ
What is an LED?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LEDs are a newer technology in Christmas lights that offers several benefits over traditional incandescent bulbs.
What does flicker free mean?
Our LEDs are high quality and thus free from a "flicker" that is present during use. Many lower quality LEDs have a visible flicker that occurs during power consumption.
What are the advantages of LEDs?
LEDs save energy, have a longer life, are extremely durable, are bright in color, and have a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
What does "cool white" and "warm white" mean in relation to LEDs?
Cool white LEDs resemble ice. While some prefer this, others want a candlelight look. Warm white LEDs are similar in hue to clear incandsecent bulbs.
How long do LEDs last?
Depending on the LED, the bulb may last from 50,000 hours to 200,000 hours as compared to the 3,000 hours of an incandescent light. LEDs are also more durable and do not burn out, thus lasting longer than incadescents.
How much energy do LEDs use?
LEDs are very low in wattage, requiring as little as 10% of the energy used by incandescent bulbs, saving 90% more energy in your home or business. LED lights are ideal as battery operated lights, often lasting all season without needing to replace batteries.
What do LEDs Look Like?
LEDs are encased in solid plastic molds, and offer a larger variety of shapes and sizes as a result. LEDs come in standard C7 and C9, C3, C6, mini lights for a traditional look, micro for crafts, and wide angle lenses for incredible illumination. For more information on the different types of LED lights availalble, visit our LED Lights Guide page.