Why use LED Christmas lights?
- The cost factor.
While LED Christmas lights will cost you more money upfront, you’ll save money in the long run. You can pay $13.65 per month to decorate your rooftop with those old incandescent lights, or you can pay 22 cents with LED lights (prices estimated by Xcel Energy Colorado). LEDs cost more to produce because components are often assembled by hand, they need conducting material to dissipate heat and, to get a natural white glow, they are often coated with yellow phosphor.
- Cool to the touch.
If you have children or pets, LEDs are a good choice because they produce next to no heat and they’re always cool to the touch.
- The weather factor.
LEDs have no problem coming on and working in cold temperatures. In fact, LEDs get more efficient as the outdoor temperature gets lower.
- They’re durable.
In tests, LED bulbs didn’t burn out after over 4,000 hours, while standard light-string bulbs burned out at a rate of one to two per strand before half that time.
- More lights, fewer outlets.
Typically, you can connect eight to 10 times more mini LED light strings together end to end while only using one electrical outlet.