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LED Christmas lightsChristmas is just around the corner and many homes will be brightened up again by colorful light decorations to achieve a festive atmosphere. Whether it’s Christmas lights on the trees, the fireplace, and even in the gardens, nothing beats having a holiday glow for you and your family to adore. Thus, it can’t be helped that electricity bills go on a hike around Christmas time. Besides the pain on our wallets, the use of much more energy for aesthetic purposes creates a dreadful impact on the environment and climate change.

The best eco-friendly and money-saving way to decorate this holiday season is to switch to energy-efficient light-emitting diode, or LED, Christmas lights. Let’s find out the reasons why you’ll be better off with LED.

1. Energy-efficient

LED Christmas lights use 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights. Turning on the lights on your tree for 10 hours a day over the 12 days of Christmas produces enough carbon dioxide to inflate 64 party balloons, according to HGTV Homekeeping. So don’t spend too much on your holiday utility bills and use the saved money on gifts to yourself!

2. Safe

Do you ever notice how hot conventional Christmas lights can get after they have been on for a few hours? The good thing about LED lights is that they do not get hot. Even if you’re using a real tree, you can rest assured that leaving the lights on for the whole night will leave your home safe.

3. Long-lasting

LED lights can last up to 100,000 hours. If you turn on your lights five hours a day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, you only consume 200 hours! You still have more holidays to use the LED lights for!

4. Durable

Unlike bulbs, LED lights do not have filaments that burn out after a long time of usage. LED lights are also made of plastic, not glass, so you don’t have to worry about breaking them when putting them up or packing them away.

5. Stylish

LED lights also come in different styles, sizes, and colors so you can decorate your house anyway you want. Whether you want a multi-color dripping icicle shape Christmas lights or flower-shaped lights, there’s always a design that will meet everyone’s holiday theme.

6. Affordable

You can get long strands of LED lights for only $10 a strand. That’s not bad if you also think of how much you can save from energy consumption.

This holiday energy-saving tip is provided to you by Andrea, a contributing blogger for Carolina Lanterns. Visit their website to view the latest in their lantern collections. 

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