But aside from that, a new idea on the "Going Green" front is LED (light emitting diode) Christmas light strings. They are safer, easy to use, and use less energy than the traditional lights we have complained about putting up every year. Now that they are becoming more common place, different color combination are available for your viewing pleasure.
Here are some facts about LEDs provide by the Minnesota Department of Commerce:
- they have a life span of up to 100,000 hours indoors and 50,000 hours outdoors
- most are guaranteed up to 20 years of life
- if one burns out, the rest stay lit (no Griswold family Christmas here)
- they use about 100 times less energy than standard bulbs and 10 times less than mini lights