Jill Fehrenbacher

Go Green This Holiday Season with LED Christmas Lights!

by , 11/24/07
filed under: Green Lighting

LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas, LED Holiday Lights, LED Christmas Lights, LED Christmas Reindeer, LED Xmas Lights

There’s nothing like twinkly Christmas lights to make you feel warm and cozy over the holiday season. Sure they may be cheesy, gaudy, and often way over the top on certain houses every year, but that is part of the fun, right? Well, you’ll feel even better about your Christmas lights this year if they were LED lights – which use 90% less electricity than traditional tungsten bulbs. Not only does that bring your electricity bill way down, but it lessens your carbon footprint as well, and lowering your energy consumption helps fight global warming. Finally, LED Christmas lights last much longer than traditional tungsten Christmas lights, are more durable, and never have that annoying problem where one burnt out bulb kills your whole strand.


LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas, LED Holiday Lights, LED Christmas Lights, LED White Christmas Lights, Warm White LED Christmas Lights, LED Xmas Lights

You’ll get a full 100,000 hours out of most LEDs; they’re made with less nasty chemicals than tungsten bulbs and come in all kinds of cute shapes. What more could you ask for? In fact, there is really no reason not to upgrade to LEDs this year.

Some people criticize LED lights for not being “twinkly” enough, or for their color rendering for being too blue or “cool”. If these are your concerns, fear not. LEDs have come a long way in the past few years, and now most LED manufacturers sell twinkly “warm white” holiday lights, which are designed to mimic the glow of traditional yellowy tungsten bulbs – so you don’t have to lose that warm holiday glow.

Below are some varieties that we are coveting this year….

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SNOWFLAKES!!! SNOWFLAKES!!! SNOWFLAKES!!!
$17.38 for 35-bulb string from Environmental Lights

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“WARM” WHITE LIGHTS
$18.39 for a string of 35 from Environmental Lights

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“COOL” LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
$11.99 Philips LED Lights from Target

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Multi-Colored Wide-Angle lights
$12.99 for 50-bulb string from ChristmasLights.com

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ICICLE LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
$10.99 from Home Depot

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SOLAR POWERED LEDS – $19.99 From Target$79.99 from Mr. Light

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11 Comments

  1. millermax10 October 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I certainly agree with the tenor of this article. There’s no reason people shouldn’t switch to multi color LED Christmas lights this holiday season. Aside from the positive environmental externalities, they are just really pretty as well.

  2. SaraD84 October 30, 2008 at 11:17 am
  3. Rose August 14, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Hi,
    How are you? I am fine.
    Will you send me a new request catalog for mail?
    My address here is:
    Miss Rose Hebert
    P.O. Box 1529
    Plattsburgh,NY 12901-0256
    Then i will order a somethings when>
    Any Questions???
    Thank-You, Rose Hebert

  4. Zero Energy and Green B... March 12, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    [...] love our LEDs for lamps and Christmas lights, but there’s a global application for LEDs that could bring inexpensive and efficient light [...]

  5. Inhabitat » Cheap... March 12, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    [...] love our LEDs for lamps and Christmas lights, but there’s a global application for LEDs that could bring inexpensive and efficient light [...]

  6. Marisa November 27, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    well said, butch. every little bit CAN help.

    it’s great that some of these lights are available at places like home depot and are easily accessible to the general public. true that christmas has become over done and consumer driven. but again, most people are going to be decorating with lights regardless, so why not help cut costs a little and use these led lights?

  7. Christmas Trees: Anothe... November 27, 2007 at 8:18 am

    [...] is all LED, which uses 90% less electricity than traditional tungsten bulbs and is definitely the hot eco-lighting choice for trees this [...]

  8. Butch November 27, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Christopher P., since people are going to buy christmas lights anyway, don’t you think they should be a lot less wasteful than the old style lights? I agree that since xians hijacked the Winter Solstice it has become a greed-fueled spending contest, but give some credit to people who are trying to reduce wastefulness as much as they can. Every little bit does help.

  9. JP November 26, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Great tip! I’ve posted a link to this article at GreenDeals Daily (http://greendealsdaily.com)

  10. Christopher P. November 25, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    OhmyGAWD! (If you believe in such creatures…) Let’s think up ANOTHER thing to buy for the Holidays! Must we burn SOMETHING/ANYTHING to celebrate the winter solstice? Not that I would wish us all to huddle glumly in the dark, but….geez “consume, consume, consume”….

  11. Fiber Optic Christmas D... November 23, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    [...] unknown posted a neat article on Fiber Optic Decorations.Here’s a brief overview[ LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas, LED Holiday Lights, LED Christmas Lights, LED Christmas Reindeer, LED Xmas Lights] … [...]

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