Choose ENERGY STAR® Holiday Lighting
As you make preparations for the winter holidays, your plans may include decorating with festive strings of holiday lights (also referred to as Christmas lights or decorative light strings). Light-emitting diode—or "LED"—holiday lights offer a quality alternative to incandescent lights that will save energy and money this holiday season. While energy-efficient LEDs can be more expensive to buy than their incandescent counterparts, you will make up the extra costs over time on your energy bill.
Replace Your Old Light Strings with ENERGY STAR Holiday Lighting
Don’t just add to your tangle of old incandescent light strings; replace them with LED holiday lights to start saving energy. ENERGY STAR LED bulbs can save 75% or more in utility costs, operate at cooler temperatures, and have an operational life span of roughly 20,000 hours (enough to last for 40 holiday seasons).
LED holiday lights can be found at most local stores including hardware, home improvement and discount stores, or can also be found in online stores.
Wondering if you can recycle those old string lights? Check with your local solid waste district to see if it provides recycling options.
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Information courtesy of Efficiency Smart™, the Village of Minster’s partner in providing energy efficiency services for our electric customers. Original article: http://www.efficiencysmart.org/for_your_home/home_lighting/LED_holiday_lights.aspx