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 80-90 percent 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 – cool to the touch, no matter how long they are left on.
- Sturdy bulbs – epoxy lenses are practically 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).