Use LED holiday lights
Holiday lights can add charm to your home, but they also increase your electricity bill. If you are in the market for new holiday lights, purchase light-emitting diode (LED) lights instead of standard incandescent bulbs.
Good to know:
LED lights have a shatterproof exterior and shock-resistant design, making them ideal for outdoor use. Added benefits:
- Although LED lights may cost more upfront, they save money in the long run because they are more energy efficient and last longer.
- LED holiday lights are cooler than incandescent bulbs, so they have less risk of fire and injury.
- Because they use less power, it is safer to connect multiple strings of holiday lights end-to-end without overloading the wall socket.
- Due to their long lifetimes, you could be using the same string of LED lights 40 holiday seasons from now.