New LED (light-emitting diodes) holiday lights use a fraction of the energy used by a standard C7 holiday light or holiday mini-light. And the life expectancy of LED lights is 100,000 to 200,000 hours! Other benefits of LED holidays lights include:
- If one bulb burns out, the rest of the string stays lit;
- LED lights are cool to the touch;
- You can use up to 20 strings together on one circuit.
Retail cost is around $10 to $15 per string of 70 lights. They are available at Bartell Drugs and other stores throughout the area. Look and ask for ENERGY STAR LEDs to make sure you are purchasing energy-efficient holiday lights.
Click on the link to the right to the ENERGY STAR Web site for more information.
Try our holiday LED lighting calculator to see how much you can save by switching:
Click to view our Holiday LED Lighting calculator.