With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is officially underway and this is the time of year when many homeowners start to get their home decorated.
Long gone are the days of unraveling giant balls of tangled light strands. As with most things, technology has advanced the type of lighting and the methods that we use for adding lighting as a decoration.
Some concerns that people used to have about holiday lighting was the electric bill and the chances for house fire. However, with the introduction of LED lights to the market – these concerns are dismissed.
If you are wondering about exchanging your old holiday lights for those with LED bulbs, here are a few of the benefits of making the switch:
While it might seem like a large expense to get rid of your current holiday lighting in exchange for LED lighting it is actually a much better thing to do in the long run. LED lights will save you money during the months that you have them up and will pay for themselves in just a few holiday seasons – depending on how much you use them.
It used to be that house fire was a real concern when it came time for holiday lighting. The light bulbs got too hot and could cause a dry tree to ignite. However, with LED lights the bulbs do not give off any heat and stay cool so there is no worry of something melting or catching fire
LED lights are actually much better for the environment than traditional lights. Inside of a traditional light bulb is a bit of mercury, which could be toxic if the bulb broke inside of the house. LED lights do not have any chemicals in them and are designed to last ten times longer than traditional light bulbs. In fact, a C9 type LED light is guaranteed to last a lifetime, making them the last holiday lights you would ever need to buy.
Holiday lighting is a great way to get your home in the festive mood. However, with concerns about the electric bill and possible house fires – some people may avoid the practice altogether. Thankfully, with a few LED light strands, you and your family can enjoy a beautifully decorated home without the worry.