LED Christmas Tree Lights
By now, everyone is past the wonder of hearing about the money saved by using LED Christmas tree lights as opposed to incandescent lights for trees, trim and outdoor lighting.
Depending on the number and size of lights used and the hours they are on, a family can save some money on the power bill each month. If the tree lights are on five hours a day for a month, a family can save five dollars on the power bill. Of course, depending on where you live and how many lights you have on the tree, it can be a bit more or a bit less.
With the savings, the outdoor tree lighting you have wanted to add to the perfect tree outside the house is now possible. Add a timer to automatically turn the lights on in the evening and off before midnight so that regardless of the weather, no one has to worry about the lighting.
Be certain to get LED Christmas tree lights approved for outdoor use and read the instructions regarding the number of connections with the strings of light.
If the lights are for an outside fir or pine tree, place the lights towards the exterior of the branch to show off the lights. If it is a bare tree, drape the lights in and out of the branches and along the limbs for maximum effect.
Even though you can get traditional bulb shapes in the LED Christmas tree lights, there are many types of bulbs to give different looks to your indoor and outdoor tree lighting displays. Twinkle lights send cheerful splashes of light in a variety of colors. Snowflakes and cheerful Santa faces provide delightful scenery.
When you consider that a standard string of bulbs can only burn about 2,000 hours before some of the lights burn out, LEDs last over 4,000 hours, and that provides a good reason to get the cute, funny or creative LED lights.
Several years ago, large malls discovered that wrapping fairy lights around palm trees and other shrubs presented a pleasing appearance to the entryways and parking lots as well as providing an element of safety and security with the inexpensive outdoor tree lighting.
What started as a seasonal display of LED Christmas tree lights quickly turned into a year-round miniature light show. The look caught on as restaurants, convenience stores and eventually homeowners chose one or two trees for a special display.
Multicolor LED lights are now available with strawberry shaped covers and raspberry shapes are available in green LED lights. Both sets have approval for indoor and outdoor use, featuring spacing of 6 inches for the 70 bulbs on each string. They are incredible by themselves or as an additional feature to the white fairy lights.
The larger incandescent bulbs tend to be much brighter than the LED Christmas tree lights. That has led to some window displays using conventional multicolored incandescent bulbs. For the most part, however, LED lighting is sufficiently colorful and beautiful to look at.
Those with children or pets appreciate the coolness of the bulb. It can literally run for hours and be cool to the touch.
The price is usually higher than traditional lights but not enough to make a significant difference. With a recommendation that incandescent or LED Christmas tree lights be used for a maximum of three seasons at ninety days each, it is easy to see that the lights are a good value. Either light will provide a decorative holiday or party appearance appealing to everyone.
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