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LEDs vs Traditional Holiday Lighting

January 4, 2016

The holidays are over. You’ve finally tossed all your old half-lit strings of lights in the recycle bin. Before you head to the clearance section of your local hardware store, consider the benefits of LED lighting over traditional lighting.Brightly colored LED lights

Want lights that don’t drain your bank account?

According to the U.S Department of Energy, LEDs use up to 75% less energy so you can let Rudolph’s nose shine bright and still have a few bucks left in your pocket for Valentine’s Day. Plugging your holiday lights into a power strip and using a timer will keep your “phantom energy” consumption down as well. LEDs may cost a little more on the front end, but you may be able to pick up a rebate to offset the higher costs. 

Want lights that outlast the season?

Unless you enjoy untangling lights and searching for the broken one, you’ll want LEDs.  LED lights are made of an epoxy, which is heartier than traditional glass holiday lights.  That means less breakage. What’s more, LEDs have a longer life so you can create a display that lasts a possible 40 holiday seasons.

Want lights that are bright andclear?

Traditional incandescent lighting is diffused, but LEDs give off light in a specific direction so they appear brighter and clearer, making your next holiday display something to talk about.

Want lights that won’t create a fire hazard?

When lit, strings of LED lights are cooler and safer than traditional lights. No more fire hazard or burned fingertips. And, since the wattage for LEDs is lower, you can connect up to 25 strings end-to-end without overloading the circuit, blowing a fuse and causing a power outage.

Want to be sure you have enough outlets?

Even with strings of LED lights, you may find yourself limited by the number of exterior outlets available to you.  Make sure you’re prepared by contacting a certified electrician to have your outlets installed before you need them. Lemberg’s electrical service department can help!  Call (262) 781-1500 or email us today.

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