KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 21, 2008 – Decorative lights add a special glow to the holiday season. Now that these lights feature LEDs, there’s even more reason to celebrate.
LED (light emitting diode) holiday light strings use up to 98% less electricity than the conventional incandescent strands, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The lower energy use means fewer carbon emissions.
In addition to energy efficiency, LEDs also offer these benefits:
• Durability. LEDs are encased in hard-to-break plastic and are electronic, so they can last up to 10 years.
• Practicality. LEDs come in traditional strands, shapes, sizes, features and colors, and rarely require bulb replacement or maintenance.
• Safety. LEDs generate little heat (they are cool to the touch) and use less than one-tenth of a watt per bulb (versus six watts per C7 incandescent bulb), so they are less likely to overload household electrical circuits and reduce the risk of fire.
LED lights are a powerwise choice when it comes to spreading holiday cheer.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent