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LED holiday lights save energy

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The holiday season is upon us.  And with that comes gingerbread, sugar plum fairies, and twinkling lights.  But this year think about making your twinkling lights sparkle with LED efficiency.  LED holiday lights use 90% less energy than traditional bulbs do.  Oh, and they also last for 20 years!  So instead of paying $175 on lighting incandescent bulbs (based on burning 10 strands with 100 lights each for eight hours a day for a month), spend $1 for lighting the LED equivalent. 

 


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How are these not more prominent?! It makes so much sense

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Originally Posted by Deej:

How are these not more prominent?! It makes so much sense

LED strands are slowly gaining more of a foothold.  But it's a little slow because people really see the initial costs and not the long time savings (for example, a 25 medium bulb set of multicolored LED lights from GKI retails at $15.77; the same number of 5W multicolored incandescent lights from GKI retails at $10.77). 

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We sold LED string lights as part of a church fundraiser.  It was very successful.  I love my LED holiday lights.

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In our area - August sees the first signs of the holidays (stores trying to beat each other to the punch...) so I am just getting a head start on the potential discussion for 2008! 

 

In '07 we replaced all of our colored string lights with the LED types.  Liked them alot!!!  We use about 10 strands of white icicle lights on our eves - but in 2007 we did not see this type of strand available in LED... also imagine it would have been kinda pricey as well.  We also did not see anyone else in our area with them so they may have not yet been available.  Straight white-light strands, sure were avail, but not the icicle types.

 

Anyway - have my eyes peeled for this next season's market to see if they have the icicles and what the cost is. 

 

...can't believe I am doing a Christmas holiday post in July.  LOL!!!

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There are what appear to be some pretty decent white-wire, warm white, LED icicle style strands available (mfg = GE) at Costco - $13.79 a strand here; I think they are 9.5 feet.

 

I might wait one more year on these - not sure I want to staple these types up... but the box says you can link 43 strands together!!! Whoa!!! 

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