Christmas Lights Incandescent or LED? You Be The Judge This Holiday Decorating Season
Welcome back decorating enthusiasts to another brief article made available to you on the official Team Santa Inc. blog. Most of the Christmas lights which are available in stores are LED, which stands for “lighted emitted diode“. You may find that the newer LED Christmas lights are considerably more expensive than their old fashioned incandescent Christmas lights. However, even though LED is more expensive up front than incandescent Christmas lights, you will definitely see the value, once you plug your LED Christmas lights in. It should be intuitively obvious. Watch how LED Christmas lights are made so incredibly bright and rich consisting of a myriad of different light bulb colors. With the emergence of more colors of bulbs, wire colors are beginning to have more options to pick from.
Brightness and color are not the only key features of LED Christmas lights; the LED bulb life is at a minimum ten times longer than incandescent Christmas lights. Perhaps, your initial out of pocket costs will be a little steep, but you actually save money over time, because you don’t have to provide frequent maintenance to the Christmas lights. Burnt out bulbs have become a thing of the past. If you decide to use LED lights in your holiday display, kindly keep in mind that ordinary LED bulbs last approximately 40,000 hours. Ten times longer than incandescent Christmas lights. Additionally, if one bulb goes out, the rest of the bulbs remain lit. Not only do you get the vibrancy from the LED Christmas lights, you also get a selection wire colors too that make decorating for Christmas that much easier.
Incandescent Christmas lights derive their color from being dipped in watered down paint. Each mini light bulb is dipped in a thin mixture of paint and water. Once dry, the incandescent Christmas lights get their light bulb color simply by the color of the paint that is used to color each light bulb. Under the color is a clear miniature light bulb. So what happens is that the color of the lights is not really the true color, but instead a light bulb that is painted in an effort to replicate the color it had intended to be. Going forward I think you are going to see more and more LED Christmas lights in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
Until the next time we meet, happy decorating!
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