Green Tip – LED Christmas Lights

Now is a great time to pick up some LED Christmas lights on sale! If you were in our store between Thanksgiving and Christmas you might have noticed that we decorated with Christmas lights. These were actually strings of LED lights, which are an amazing innovation in Christmas lights – they’re incredibly durable (you can step on them and they don’t break), if one goes out it doesn’t affect the whole strand, and they stay cool to the touch when in use. Even better, they last about 25,000 hours (some even claim up to 200,000 hours) before burning out, and use 80-90% less electricity. If you’re getting rid of old strings of lights, make sure to find a place where you can recycle electrical waste instead of just throwing them away, as they often contain lead in the wiring/coating and shouldn’t be landfilled. LEDs are a bit more expensive but well worth it in the long run in energy savings and durability. Get some now while they’re on sale around town. Happy Holidays!

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