The holiday season brings one of my favorite activities, decorating the house for Christmas. Putting up all kinds of multicolored (or white) lights adds beauty to your home and brings an atmosphere of magic to the neighborhood as each home becomes lit with an aura of holiday splendor. However, the lights tend to be costly both themselves and through the electric bill you receive. They also have a high temperature and have to be hung with caution so as not to start a fire to your house or the tree upon which they are hung. However we live in an exciting time as far as the science of Christmas lighting is concerned, because of the advent of LED lights. We now have the potential to drive down the electric bill and reduce the risk of fire by using these ingenious little lights that shine just as brightly as their larger C-9 predecessors. I’ll explain in this article how it is wise to use LED lights to decorate your home this holiday season.
Holiday lights are a universally recognized sign of Christmas, and we have quite a variety to choose from at the store, such as snowmen, Santas, reindeer, animatronic presents, even light up palm trees and cacti, just to name a few. All of this luminescent brilliance can be found at any retail store that sells holiday decorations. However, in recent years the use of the LED as a Christmas light has grown into a wonderful concept. LED lights use significantly less power than regular C-9 lights, sometimes as much as 70 percent. You have the potential to make the money back on electric bill savings that you spend on a new set of LED lights. The environmental impact will also be minimized as you draw less power into your home from the power company. The best thing about LED lights is that they shine just as brightly as a standard C-9 bulb despite the lower electrical requirements, and the smaller LED bulbs are less conspicuous during the day when they are not active. You could use sets of the small pointy bulbs that have been around for a long time, but they do not shine as brightly, and LED bulbs still tend to use less energy. The second important feature of LED lights is that they maintain a much lower temperature due to the fact that they are smaller and use less energy. The C-9 bulbs tend to get very hot after a short while, and if placed somewhere like a tree or wood siding on a house that might catch fire, the use of LED bulbs in those areas becomes all the wiser. The third important feature of LED lights is that they have less potential to break than the fragile C-9 bulbs that are somehow shattered after you unpack them from the attic, despite the fact that you haven’t touched them all year. An investment in LED lights means you will spend less time changing bulbs and having embarrassing gaps in your house’s lighting pattern before you notice the bulb is out.
This Christmas, as you get yourself ready to make your house shine for the holidays, make a trip to your local retail store and see what they have in the way of LED light sets. They come in many different colors, bulb shapes, and overall wire lengths. You can buy twinkling LED lights, LED lights with programmable twinkling patterns, icicle LED lights, plastic icicles with LED lights inside them, LED lights that play music, as well as horses, pigs, reindeer, Santas, presents, trees, there’s too much variety to mention in this article. Take it from an experienced holiday decorator and take a chunk out of the holiday bills, help the environment, protect your property from fire, and spare yourself the time it takes to change out bulbs by purchasing some LED lights from your local store.