December 16, 2017

String Your Tree With LED Christmas Lights

This season, forget about throwin’ the old tangled strings of bulbs on the your fir, and get yourself some efficient tree lights. We’re talking about the newest wave, all the rave LED Christmas tree lights. They save energy, they last long, and they look great on your tree.

Facts About Christmas Tree Lighting

Since the beginning of tree decorating, families have vigilantly worried about the dangers of their incandescent bulbs around their beautiful evergreen. The number one worry? – overheating. Even the modern television show “Mythbusters” has presented the world with the dangers of Christmas tree lighting, and according to the University of Arkansas Agriculture Department, Christmas tree lights “make the perfect ignition source.”

The tradition of lighting an evergreen tree with lights and ornaments originated in Germany in the Early Modern Era and the first Christmas tree illuminated with electrical lights was produced by an associate of Thomas Edison named Edward H. Johnson. It is said that each individual bulb on the 80-light strand was the size of a walnut.

Whether you have a real fir tree or an artificial tree, the danger of your tree setting a flame is present in the holiday season. In using LED Christmas tree lights you save money as well as putting your mind at ease.

Facts About LED Christmas Tree Lights

In this new economic outlook, consumers will  be pleased to know that each bulb on a string of LED Christmas tree lights uses only .1 watts of power as opposed to the old incandescents that use .48 watts per bulb. And instead of glass, LED lights are surrounded by a molded plastic, protecting children and pets from a household disaster.

Plan on using these lights for years to come? Well no problem because LEDs will last you about 100,000 hours on your tree lasting 39-times longer than incandescent bulbs. You could keep your tree up year-round if you so choose.

So what’s the cost of keep your tree and loved ones safe? Well, according to greenhome.com, Christmas tree fires are at about 200 annually and the lights are the main reason. Since LEDs have this low energy consumption, they run very cool, so you might pay a little for the convenience – about $10 per 50 bulbs.

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