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    LEDs: The Best Christmas Lights

    LEDs: The Best Christmas Lights

    November 15, 2018

    best christmas lights

    Are you already cringing at the thought of how much your electric bill is going to go up this December? While decking out your house with Christmas lights is full of fun and merriment, it can also get pretty expensive.

    If you want to save money on your holiday lighting this season, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are they way to go. Here are a few reasons why LEDs make the best Christmas lights from our team at 24/7 Electric.

    How LEDs Are Different

    Traditional Christmas light strands use incandescent bulbs. These bulbs are not inherently unsafe, but they are constructed very differently from LEDs.

    LEDs are made with special semiconductor materials inside that emit light when an electrical current passes through them. They do not contain filaments like regular incandescent bulbs, so they do not radiate lots of heat. Have you ever noticed how the light bulb in your lamp is hot to the touch? That is because incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat.

    Because LED bulbs do not give off heat, they use at least 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. They can also last up to 25 times longer.

    Benefits of LED Christmas Lights

    Since LEDs are constructed differently and specifically designed to save energy, we think they make the best Christmas lights. Here are a few of the key benefits to using LED Christmas lights this year.

    • They save you money.

    LED Christmas lights cost more upfront, but you will thank yourself for purchasing them later. Since they use less energy, your electric bill for December will be much lower than it would be after fueling incandescent Christmas lights all month.

    • They last longer.

    Since LEDS have the capacity to last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, you won’t have to worry about the cost and hassle of replacing them for a long time.

    • They are safer.

    Since LEDs do not emit tons of heat, they are less likely to overload your circuits or burn your fingers.

    • They are sturdier.

    The exterior of an LED bulb is epoxy instead of glass, so they are much more durable. This is especially ideal for lights that will be living outdoors on your roof in the winter.

    • They are better for the environment.

    We all burn plenty of fossil fuels during the holidays heating our homes, cooking, driving to visit family, and powering our decorations. Using LEDs reduces your carbon footprint and benefits the environment.

    Are you convinced that LEDs make the best Christmas lights?

    LEDs are longer lasting, more durable, and they can save you money while they save the planet. We truly believe LEDs make the best Christmas lights. If you have any questions about LED lighting or if you want to add a subpanel specifically for your Christmas lights this year, give us a call today! Our team of expert electricians can help with all of your holiday lighting needs.

    If you need a licensed and qualified electrician in Calgary, call 24/7 Electric! 587-315-1361 for a Calgary Electrician, or complete our online request form.