29 Nov '13, 5pm

Energy Efficient LEDs for Holiday Decorations? Yes, Please!

Energy Efficient LEDs for Holiday Decorations? Yes, Please!

This holiday season, don’t let the only green decoration in your home be the Christmas tree (if you’re putting one up) – go green with your lights too! That doesn’t mean decking the halls with green-colored lights; what we’re talking about are energy efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes). Whereas traditional incandescent bulbs create light by heating a filament, LEDs move electrons over a semiconductor material. This makes them more energy efficient and prevents heat build-up. Prices for energy efficient LEDs have dropped significantly over the last couple of years. Where once an LED replacement for a 60-watt bulb cost upwards of $40, they are now available for under $10. And as for Christmas LEDs, they’re even cheaper. Statistics show that increasing numbers of consumers are moving away from traditional lighting to LEDs. General Electric, a major manufacturer of holiday ...

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