What are the real benefits of LED Christmas lights?
Most people know that (click to see our gallery) LED Christmas Lights save a lot of electricity but there are many more reasons to consider making the switch. According to a nationwide survey of over 2,000 Christmas consumers, 57% now prefer LEDs over incandescent. Here’s why:
Connect More Light Strings
You can typically connect 8 to 10 times more LED light strings together end to end while only using one plug outlet. Most traditional Christmas mini lights allow you to connect only 4 or 5 sets end to end, but with many LED mini light strings you can connect 40 to 50+ together depending on the light count. This makes decorating large Christmas displays far easier.
Cool to the Touch
LEDs produce next to no heat, which means they’re always cool to the touch and safe for children and animals to be around all season.
LED bulbs produce a brighter more vivid light than traditional incandescent bulbs. The light output is stunning and one of the most complimented aspects of LED lights in customer reviews!
Incredibly Long Life
Many LED light sets are rated to last tens of thousands of hours, which is well beyond a traditional set of incandescent mini lights that typically may last only a season or two.
Advanced Technology, Innovative Designs
LEDs are available in a kaleidoscope of colors and several varieties even feature unique light display capabilities such as being dimmable and color changing. The newest RGB LEDs are even capable of thousands of light color combinations!
Bottomline: LED lights are much easier to use for large Christmas displays, they are safer, they last longer, they produce more vivid color and use up to 90% less energy. Now you know why so many people have already made the switch.
Popular LED String Lights
Wide Angle 5MM Lights – The 5mm LED bulb is smaller than your traditional mini light yet its concave lens produces a very popular starburst light halo that disperses light uniformly in all directions. 5mm led minis are popular for wrapping indoor and outdoor trees, wreaths and garland.
M5 Mini Lights and T5 Mini Lights New technology, timeless design. An instant classic! M5 & T5 LEDs are your replacement for older style incandescent mini lights and work well when wrapped around greenery, porch columns, and indoor trees.
G12 Rasberry Lights – Whether they remind you of raspberries or gum drops, G12 LED light strings are certainly a fun addition to any colorful and unique design theme! Dont let these mini globes fool you, their diamond faceted bulb design creates a radiant light halo. Trim the tree, light up bushes or wrap G12 LEDs around columns and railings.
C6 Strawberry LED Lights – C6 LED mini lights are a decorator’s dream! C6 light strings are popular for illuminating bushes and trees because of their unique strawberry shape. They are also used for indoor decorating and as party or wedding accent lighting.
C7 and C9 LED Lights – While searching for C7 and C9 light strings it is very likely that you will come across the phrase “prelamped LEDs” – this means that the bulbs are not removable from the string. Prelamped LED strings are very convenient because they come ready to hang out of the package which makes for faster installation. Additionally, these LED outdoor Christmas lights are a budget friendly option for anyone who wants to make the switch to LEDs and does not plan on changing their light colors or display for several years. C7 & C9 LED string lights are a popular choice for lighting the roof, outlining the yard, and wrapping large outdoor trees.
C7/C9 Replacement Bulbs – Many people prefer the ability to change their C7 or C9 light bulbs, however most pre-packaged light sets have these bulbs hard wired together. While that makes it easier to place lights on your house, it also limits your ability swap colors or replace bulbs if you need to. There are a wide variety of LED C7 and C9 replacement bulbs but they are not all created equal.
Less expensive versions may use older generation LEDs or less diodes which means you’ll have weaker lights. Newer technology LED C7 and C9 bulbs like the Opti-Core and Vintage Style Bulbs feature new LED technology and better bulb lenses to create brighter and more vivid colors. They also dim better, which is a plus for light control. If you want to change your light colors or swap bulbs from Christmas to summer patio lighting, getting stringers with replacement bulbs is the best option for you.