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LED Christmas Lights - Making The "Cent-Sible" Choice

Christmas is truly one of the best times of the year.  Everything feels warm, merry, and full of love.  And along with the boost in spirits comes a boost in your electricity bill!  If you’re like Clark Griswold and are planning on decking your halls with outdated, irritating, incandescent holiday bulbs, then allow us to invite you to the 21st century where LED holiday lighting systems are all the rage.  While many people have been reluctant to convert, claiming that LEDs “won’t save me that much” or “are just another gimmick,” we beg to differ.  By using LED lights in your holiday lighting installations you can save hundreds on your electricity bill over the course of the season – and several seasons to come!

In life there are a few things that are too good to be true – but this is not one of them!  By the end of this article, you’ll be rushing to the phone to call Christmas Décor and ask them about their LED lighting services.

Save Big Bucks on Your Holiday Lighting Systems with LED Lights
Yes, LED lights can cost a little more up front, but they will more than pay for themselves soon enough in terms of electricity bill savings. 

Let’s do some quick math.  Here's a practical example: assume that the current price of electricity is 10.5 cents per kilowatt-hour and that you are running Christmas lights on a 6-foot tree for 12 hours per day for 40 days.  How much will the various types of light bulbs cost you during the holiday season?

  • Standard C-7 lights (125 bulbs, 4 watts each) - $25.13
  • Mini incandescent lights (300 bulbs, 0.4 watts each) - $6.03
  • LED holiday lights (280 bulbs, 0.04 watts each) - $0.56

 

You read that right.  A high efficiency LED holiday lighting installations will add a mere fifty-six cents to your electricity bill.  And that's not per day – that's for the entire 40-day holiday season.

LED Lights Are More Durable Than Their Incandescent Counterparts
Okay, so you’ve seen the savings and you’re still not convinced.  Well not to worry, we have even more reasons to convert to LED holiday lighting systems!  LED lights simply last longer.  Their lifespan could last for 4,000 hours.  So, what are the chances of your LED holiday lighting installations burning out on you this Christmas? Practically zero.

In case you’re concerned, the heat and energy savings do not detract from overall performance.  LED lights are made in the same shapes and varieties as traditional incandescent holiday lights.  However, LED bulbs are more durable than incandescent lights because the lamp shape is made out of solid plastic rather than glass.  This makes them less likely to break. 

Save the Open Fire for the Chestnuts
LED lights run cooler than incandescent lights, making them the safer option for your holiday lighting systems.  Why?  Hotter lights can be a fire hazard. 

In addition, since LED lights use less power, it’s safer to connect multiple strings of LED lights end-to-end without overloading the wall socket.  On top of that, if one bulb burns out, the rest of the bulbs on the string still work.  How cool is that?

With all of these savings in energy and the long lifespan, you too can have a “green” Christmas (even if outside is decidedly white).  Whether you’re investigating an entire light installation or simply looking to rent holiday lights, Christmas Décor Oakville can add a sophisticated, professional touch to your holiday season.  Contact us to find out more about our holiday lighting installations – and the sooner, the better.  Our appointments book fast.

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