Go from Naughty to Nice: Switch from Traditional Bulbs to LED’s
By Mary Ripley on December 1, 2017
He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. He’s going to find out who’s using LED lights. As you plan to decorate your home this holiday season, consider using light-emitting diodes. According to Energy.Gov, this energy efficient technology used for lighting uses at least 75 percent less energy and has the potential to last up to 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. But, that’s not all. There are many ways you can benefit from using LED lights this season (and all year round).
- LED lights are much cooler in temperature than incandescent lights. This reduces the risk of combustion or burning your fingers from the heat produced from the bulb.
- Along with giving off less warmth, LED bulbs are made with epoxy lenses, instead of glass. As a result, these lights are much more resistant to breakage than incandescent bulbs.
- They last longer. As stated by Energy.gov, the same LED light strings have the potential to be used for 40 holiday seasons. This is more than double the lifespan of the average incandescent bulbs.
- Not only will you save money based on how long they’ll last, you’ll also save on your electric bill each year. A study done by Energy.gov examined the cost of lighting a six-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days. The cost of Incandescent lights came to $10.00, while LED lights came at a low $0.27.
From all of us at NOPEC, happy decorating!
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