ENERGY-SAVING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

LED Energy-Saving Christmas Lights

ENERGY-SAVING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

LED, the Energy-Saving Christmas Lights.

Christmas is always identical with star, and then, light. One of the customs performed by most people worldwide when they celebrate Christmas is lighting up, not just their Christmas trees, but also their homes. We shower our Christmas trees, our homes - indoor and outdoor- with twinkling Christmas lights. The energy bill will increase during Christmas time, but who cares, celebration deserves the flash lights. In US alone, the additional energy consumption during the holidays adds to some megawatts. We forget there are other millions( maybe billions) twinkling electric bulbs, whether set as indoor Christmas light or outdoor Christmas light, lit everywhere worldwide. Together, those sweet small twinkling bulbs are ready to generate additional tons of greenhouse gas to our atmosphere.

It shouldn’t have to be that way; we can maintain our energy consumption while still having those Christmas lights lit by  doing some effortless tweaking  :

If everyone replaced their conventional holiday light strings with LEDs, at least two billion kilowatt-hours of electricity could be saved in a month.

U.S. Department of Energy

Use LED Christmas Lights.

LED Christmas Lights use 90% less energy compared to regular Christmas lights.  Not only energy saving, those LED Christmas lights also last longer, within 100,000 up to 200,000 hour life time. Those LED Christmas bulbs are available in various shapes and types,  and are suitable for both for indoor or outdoor Christmas decoration.

Add Candles.

You can balance the energy consumed for lighting with using candles. Candles make great Christmas touch, especially when you decorate them with natural items from your garden such as green leaves, trunks, berries, pine cones, etc. Candles put in a bowl of fresh fruits will make a nice center point at your dining table.  With lots of decoration using candles, you can light your home with less Christmas electric bulbs.

Light off

Light off your Christmas lights during the day and when you go to bed.

Lower your thermostat:

With more activities and visitors coming, your home temperature will raise,  you can lower the thermostat one or two degrees. When baking or cooking your Christmas dinner, the stove may flow heat to the room, you can also lower the thermostat then.

Savings made by using LED Christmas lights, according Littleton of Colorado-based Holiday Creations, would be enough to power 200,000 homes for a year.

So there you are, the LED Christmas lights allow you make your home glittering with lights without feeling guilty of adding your carbon footprint!

If being green is your concern, then you might be intersted to read my other articles for Christmas :

Use Recyled Christmas Cards.

 


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