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Save Energy and Stay Safe with LED’s

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

christmas-lightsHow LED’s Are Changing The Holiday Season

Every year, millions of cities, towns, villages, stores and homes get decorated for Christmas and the other holidays happening at this time of year. But did you realize that over the last decade there has been a seismic shift in how we decorate? It’s a change you might not have noticed, but is certainly affecting how we see the season nonetheless.

The change is happening due to the emergence, and new dominance of LED lighting. LED stands for light emitting diode. This technology has been around for decades, in fact, they were invented in the 1960′s and are now over 50 years old. However, it’s taken decades for them to get established as a real option for homes, businesses, governments and organizational use.

This is mainly because the technology was expensive to produce when in its infancy. However, in the last decade or so, the initially high price of LED lights has come down substantially, making it comparable to other lighting sources. Thanks to this, and the many other advantages and benefits of LED lights, like space saving, energy saving, durability and customization, LED’s have finally earned their place in the lighting arena.

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Holiday Decorating: LED vs Regular Lighting

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

View this informational True Value Hardware video to help you decide which variety of holiday lighting is the right one for your display. Our expert Hardwarians can help you decide in the store which light will meet your needs this holiday season.

What is the best type of holiday lighting?

When it comes to choosing holiday lights for decorating, what’s the brightest idea, LED or incandescent?

There are pros and cons to both but, I can help you decide.

holiday-lighting-ledWhile LEDs are a bit more expensive, they use about 75% less electricity and last about 15 times longer than traditional incandescents. So, they may save you money in the long run.

Traditional incandescent bulbs are typically brighter than almost all types of LEDs and give a warmer color. The downside is they produce more heat and bulbs can burn out.

When in doubt, LED LIGHTS are your best bet. But, whatever style you choose always make sure it’s UL approved.

Happy Holidays.

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