- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

Posted By Mike Chino On December 2, 2012 @ 12:09 am In Architecture,gallery,Green Holidays,green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Lighting | 4 Comments

[1]

Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up – and it’s never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities [2] to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled knot of old incandescent Christmas lights [3], consider investing in the future (and your monthly energy bill) [4] by making the switch to low-energy [5] LED holiday lights [6] – you’ll save a ton of electricity while spreading green goodwill to all. We’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite LED Christmas lights [6] for the 2012 holiday season – from solar-powered LED snowflakes [7] to frosty LED icicle strands [8] and beautiful ruby-red berry lights [9], read on for our top picks!

So why should you invest in LED Christmas lights [6]? Not only will they save you electricity and money, but they last up to 10 times longer than incandescents while consuming 70% less energy [10]. This will add up to big savings on your electricity bill by the time the holiday season is over. They’ll also save you some sanity, since a single LED bulb [11] in a strand will not compromise the entire strand in the unlikely event that it does eventually burn out. And speaking of burning, you won’t have to worry about any incendiary emergencies [12] from overheating incandescent bulbs – LED lights [4] are cool to the touch and represent much less of a fire hazard.

When LED Holiday lights [13] first hit store shelves, some early adopters were turned off by their cool blue-ish hue, their tendency to flicker, and their tendency towards unidirectional shine. Flash forward to 2012 and we’re happy to say that advances in technology have addressed all of these issues. As you can see from the following examples, many of today’s LED [5] Christmas lights [14] feature “warm white” [15] bulbs that cast an even, yellowish glow, reminiscent of an incandescent, without the flickering. There is also a great assortment of omnidirectional LED holiday lights [16] available today – for instance, these wide angle LED lights [17] and red berry LED lights [9] – which are topped with cleverly designed diffusers that enable them to spread cheer from every angle.

Champagne Mini LED Holiday Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

Warm White “Champagne” Mini LED Bulbs [18]

Cheers! This effervescent strand of LED lights [5] is tipped with glowing faceted bulbs that match the color of everyone’s favorite holiday libation – champagne. The strand features 70 mini M5 bulbs, which is enough to wash any room in warm, festive light.

As low as $21 from 1000Bulbs.com [18]

led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas

Warm White C7 LED Lights [19]

If you’re a traditionalist at heart, consider picking up a pack or two of these warm white C7 LED lights [19] – they feature larger bulbs that hold up a faithful candle to the glimmering vintage light strands of holiday seasons past. Each 10 ft. string of lights features 25 LED bulbs [5] spaced at 5-inch intervals.

As low as $12 from 1000Bulbs.com [19]

Red Berry LED Holiday Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

Ruby Red “Berry” LED Lights [9]

If you’re plain old bored of standard white Christmas lights, this lovely string of ruby-red berry lights [9] is sure to lend some punch to your holiday decor. The glowing buds spaced along the strand are tipped with faceted diffusers that cast light in every direction.

As low as $10 from 1000Bulbs.com [20]

Vickermann, Snowflake LED Holiday Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

Vickerman Blue and Clear LED Snowflake Lights [21]

Common knowledge holds that every snowflake is unique [22] – however these LED snowflake lights from Vickerman [21] shine with beautiful crystalline shapes that would make mother nature jealous. Best of all, the entire strand of lights uses just 4.8 watts of electricity.

$18 from Sears [21]

Wide Angle Mini LED Holiday Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

Wide-Angle Christmas LED Strings [17]

Ring in the holiday season with a festive burst of color by decking the halls with these brilliant jewel tone LED lights [17]. Each light is topped with a wide-angle diffuser that spreads light a full 360 degrees, so they’re equally bright from every viewing angle.

As low as $11 from 1000Bulbs.com [17]

Lightshow, LED Icicle Holiday Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

LightShow White LED Icicle Light Set [23]

If you live in a warmer climate, Jack Frost may not be nipping at your nose just yet – but that doesn’t mean your home can’t shine with wintry cheer. These bright white LED icicles from LightShow [23] will lend a fringe of frosty light to the top of a doorway or the edge of your roof. Its handy remote control will help prevent any Chevy Chase disasters à la Christmas Vacation [24].

$100 from Home Depot [25]

Philips, Solar-Powered, solar power, solar light, Snowflake LED Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

Philips Cool White Solar-Powered Snowflake LED LIghts [7]

The sun is Frosty the Snowman’s mortal enemy – fortunately, these solar-powered snowflake lights [7] from Philips will continue spreading cheer long after the last snowball has melted. The handy solar charging panel makes them perfect for off-grid outdoor installations far away from electrical sockets.

$25 from Target [7]

Warm White LED Icicle Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas,

Warm White LED Icicle Lights [8]

These frosty white LED lights [8] are tipped with multifaceted bulbs that look like they were chiseled from blocks of ice! The bulbs hang down in cascading strands that lend a lovely, layered lighting effect to your home or christmas tree [26].

As low as $23 from 1000Bulbs.com [8]

1000 bulbs, Holiday Lights, led christmas lights, led holiday lights, led lights, light emitting diode, sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green lighting, green holidays, sustainable holidays, LED light strands, green christmas [27]

This article was underwritten by 1000Bulbs.com [28], your one-stop-online shop for eco-friendly lighting options [29], including holiday and Christmas lights.  Offering a wide selection of LED Christmas lights [3] in a variety of shapes, colors and designs, such as light strings [6], net lights, [30] light curtain strands [31] and more, 1000Bulbs.com [28] is a great resource for all of your green lighting needs.

+ 1000Bulbs.com [28]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/8-festive-led-christmas-lights-to-save-you-energy-green-your-holidays/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/LED-Christmas-Lights-Lead.jpg

[2] winter festivities: http://inhabitat.com/green-holidays-2/

[3] Christmas lights: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/christmas-lights/

[4] (and your monthly energy bill): http://inhabitat.com/video-inhabitat-lighting-makeover-inhabitots-editor-julie-seguss-gets-a-money-saving-light-bulb-overhaul/

[5] low-energy: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led/

[6] LED holiday lights: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-light-strings/

[7] solar-powered LED snowflakes: http://www.target.com/p/philips-4ct-cool-white-solar-hanging-snowflake-string-lights-white-wire/-/A-14092875

[8] LED icicle strands: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-christmas-icicle-light-strings/

[9] ruby-red berry lights: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-berry-christmas-light-strings/

[10] 10 times longer than incandescents while consuming 70% less energy: http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/consumer_watch/152493/experts-say-led-holiday-lights-last-longer--save-energy

[11] LED bulb: http://www.youtube.com/v/xn8cHADwRkA?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0&wmode=transparent

[12] incendiary emergencies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPyrJbKJpIY

[13] LED Holiday lights: http://inhabitat.com/go-green-this-holiday-season-with-led-christmas-lights/

[14] Christmas lights: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-christmas-lights/

[15] “warm white”: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/warm-white-led-mini-light-strings/

[16] omnidirectional LED holiday lights: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-wide-angle-christmas-mini-lights/

[17] wide angle LED lights: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/multi-color-led-wide-angle-christmas-mini-lights/

[18] Warm White “Champagne” Mini LED Bulbs: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/champagne-led-mini-light-strings/

[19] Warm White C7 LED Lights: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-c7-christmas-light-strings/

[20] As low as $10 from 1000Bulbs.com: http://inhabitat.com http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-berry-christmas-light-strings/

[21] Vickerman Blue and Clear LED Snowflake Lights: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM3438782001P

[22] every snowflake is unique: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130818284

[23] LightShow White LED Icicle Light Set: http://www.homedepot.com/Decor-Holiday-Decorations-Christmas-Lights/h_d1/N-5yc1vZc3tb/R-203267164/h_d2/ProductDisplay

[24] Chevy Chase disasters à la Christmas Vacation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ar-__ub0rc

[25] $100 from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/Decor-Holiday-Decorations-Christmas-Lights/h_d1/N-5yc1vZc3tb/R-203267164/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UGpD4flERZF

[26] christmas tree: http://inhabitat.com/10-awesome-eco-friendly-christmas-trees-to-make-your-holiday-shine/

[27] Image: http://1000bulbs.com/

[28] 1000Bulbs.com: http://www.1000bulbs.com/

[29]  eco-friendly lighting options: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-lighting/

[30] net lights,: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-christmas-net-lights/

[31] light curtain strands: http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/led-light-curtain-strings/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.