As November comes to a close, many people begin to pull out their December holiday decorations. With all the extra lights and decorations, you may see an increase in your electrical bill but thanks to new technology there are ways to decorate and save on utility bills.
LED lights and decorations are widely accessible and a great alternative to regular lights and decor. Although LED lights may cost a bit more up front, according to the U.S. Department Energy LED lights cost significantly less to operate and they can last up to 40 holiday seasons.
You’ve probably heard of LED lights — they’re widely available — but do you know what they are and why they’re more efficient than regular light bulbs? Light-emitting diodes or LEDs are semiconductor light sources, which is very different from incandescent light bulbs that rely on heating a metal filament wire until it glows and produces light. When compared to incandescent light bulbs, LED bulbs have many advantages, including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, and greater durability and reliability.
So if you’re interested in saving money on utilities and a longer lifetime for your lighting decorations, investing in LED lights and decorations may be a good idea. Most mainstream companies are now producing LED holiday lights in a variety of colors, shapes and assortments, making LED holiday lights available at any general or specialty stores.
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