- LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are small light sources that become illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor material. If you are looking for way to save energy during the holiday season, place lights on a timer to shut them off when you’re sleeping to save you energy.
- The use of ten strands of traditional lights for eight hours a day for a month would cost approximately $124 for the month. Consider purchasing UL-certified miniature lights or LED holiday lights. An average cost for mini lights to operate for the same time period would be estimated at $7.20 and for the LED a cost of $0.72 for the same length of time.
- LED lighting uses less energy than traditional lights. LED bulbs are also cool to the touch, which eliminates the risk of burning and reduces fire hazard. When shopping for new holiday lights, look for the Energy Star certified holiday lighting as they use up to 70% less energy than standard holiday lighting.
- Always keep safety in mind when using holiday lights.
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