Why you should consider using LED Christmas lights this year.
With the summer season finally starting to wind down and the holidays soon upon us, many homeowners are already looking forward to the most light-centric holiday of them all. Looking for ways to keep your home safer, energy costs lower, and your home looking as festive as possible? You may find all you need by making the swap to LED Christmas lights!
What Are LED Lights?
Traditional incandescent bulbs use a tungsten filament that receives an electrical current and then heats up—that’s right, your standard light bulb emits light because of how hot it is! LED (Light-emitting Diode) lights, on the other hand, work by using a semiconductor that glows when an electrical current is applied. LED bulbs produce a higher quality light, generate substantially less heat, and are overall far more energy-efficient.
What Are the Benefits of LED Christmas Lights?
When it comes to deciding between incandescent and LED Christmas lights the sheer benefits of the LEDs make your choice an easy one. By making the swap you stand to gain:
- Substantially safer Holiday lights – We’ve all heard horror stories about Christmas trees catching on fire. In the majority of true stories where this happens, the fault was with the light strands! Old lights get very warm to the touch—even hot—whereas LED Christmas lights produce no noticeable heat at all.
- Lower energy costs – Because LEDs aren’t producing light by what is essentially brute-force, they take up a lot less power. LED Christmas lights require 10% or even less of the power that an incandescent bulb needs.
- Excellent bulb longevity – Even standard LED lights can last for over 4-5,000 hours, meaning you can skip replacing strands every single year. Purchase your LED Christmas lights once and then never again, unless you’re looking to change up your Christmas lighting display.
- Great looking Christmas lights – LED Christmas light technology spans even further than efficiency and safety benefits. There are tons of colors, configurations, styles, and types to choose from. Even better, the light that an LED produces is bright and clean, making for a very picturesque scene for you and your family this holiday season.
Are There Downsides?
The only barrier to entry when it comes to making the switch to LED lights is the initial cost—on average Christmas LED strands and fixtures do cost a little bit more. However, through an LED’s much longer lifespan, the substantial energy savings, and a more reliable bulb, LEDs win out in cost-efficiency by a mile in the long-term.
Enjoy the Benefits of LED Lighting with Elegant Accents Lighting
As a long-standing outdoor lighting company in Tampa, we recommend the benefits, beauty, and dependability of LED light sources. Whether you’re looking to enjoy LED lights, or you want to extend the benefits of LED light sources to your landscape and Tampa home, we are happy to help.
Contact Elegant Accents now by calling 813-629-2228 to learn more about LED landscape lighting in Tampa area!