You may have noticed a trend this holiday season regarding LED Christmas lights. LED (or light emitting diodes) are an alternative to traditional filament produced light. These LED bulbs are more efficient, durable and they tend to have a longer shelf life. More and more products are utilizing LED technology and there are a few reasons why. Let’s review some of the benefits of LED lights:
Because filament based light bulbs produce a large amount of heat, they are not the most efficient choice you could make. In fact, over 90 percent of filament based light bulbs’ energy comes from the heat that it puts off. Compared to traditional bulbs, LED lights use 75% less energy and do not burn out like filament bulbs.
Because LED lights do not burn out or produce excessive heat, they are much safer to use in decorating. Whether you want to put them around the tree or on the mantle, you will not have to worry about LED bulbs causing any heat-related fires.
LED bulbs last up to twelve times longer than traditional lights. This means that you will no longer have to worry about replacing your light strings each and every year.
While incandescent light bulbs rely on colored covers to give off their unique colors, LED lights produce different light hues along the color spectrum. The result of this is a truer color from LED lights.
Make the switch to LED bulbs. Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is stocked and ready to help you find all your LED holiday lighting needs.