LEDs consume far less energy than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different. Not only do LED holiday lights consume less energy, they also have the following advantages:
- Safer: LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion, less heat in the home or burnt fingers.
- Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage.
- Longer lasting: The same LED string could still be in use up to 40 holiday seasons from now.
- Easier to install: Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket. Please remember to follow all manufacturer’s requirements as some LEDs may differ depending on brand and size.
Use our handy Christmas lights calculator to figure out how much energy those “old-school” Christmas lights consume each year. Then, compare that cost to the savings you would net by switching to LED Christmas lights.
NOTES: This calculator is intended for estimation purposes only and the savings shown are not guaranteed. Some light strings have more lights than others, so your energy savings could vary from the figures presented by this calculator. Savings calculation based on 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.