Environmental Defense: Decorate with Energy-Saving LED Christmas Lights
Since 1933, New York City has gotten into the holiday spirit with a giant Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. But this year, the famed tree has a new look: LED lights.
You too can spruce up your tree with decorative LED string lights – and save electricity and money in the process. LEDs use much less electricity, reduce pollution from power plants and last longer. And they stay cooler, too. While they cost a bit more than traditional strings of lights, the electricity savings easily make up the cost difference within a season or two.
Where to get LED Christmas lights
These are more readily available than ever. Among the places that have a large selection are:
- Home Depot or homedepot.com (for more options enter “LED Christmas lights” in the search box) and
- Holiday Lights and Magic
Don’t stop there — stuff stockings with more energy-savers!
While you’re at it, stuff those stockings with energy-saving light bulbs. The technology in earth-friendly CFLs has leapt ahead, and they now come in a range of shapes and sizes.
Our bulb guide help you choose.