LED lighting is more efficient, durable, versatile and longer
lasting than incandescent and fluorescent lighting. LEDs emit
light in a specific direction, whereas an incandescent or
fluorescent bulb emits light – and heat – in
all directions. LED lighting uses both light and energy more
Use LED holiday lights
LED holiday lights can save 90 percent or more energy when
compared to incandescent lights. They’re made in the
same shapes and varieties as standard lights, stay
cool to the touch, and last longer – roughly
20,000 hours. The Department of Energy estimates that if
American households and businesses switched to LED holiday
lights, it would save close to the output of a large (1,000 MW)
electric power plant, or the annual electrical consumption of
- Energy-efficient – 0.08 watts per LED C7 multicolor bulb (compared with 0.48 watts for an incandescent mini-light and 6.0 watts for a standard incandescent C7 bulb.)
- Long life span –
- Safety – no chance of combustion since the bulbs are cool to the touch, regardless of how long they are left on.
- Sturdy bulbs – the epoxy lenses are virtually indestructible.
Despite a higher initial cost, LEDs are a clear winner over incandescent C7 lights when you compare the cost to purchase and operate a system for five years (and beyond).