Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Traditional Lights or LED's, I Ask
On Friday I'll be off work and will be in the throws of putting up the Christmas tree and decking the halls. It got me to thinking should I use my traditional Christmas lights or switch to LED'S? You can see the difference.
The festive holiday spirit will never be complete without Christmas decorations and Christmas lights. There is just something beautiful and mysteriously enchanting about twinkling lights and decorating Christmas trees. No matter how much it feels good to prepare for the holidays, however, sometimes we just can’t help but worry about the increase of electricity costs that comes with our Christmas decorations. Huge electric bills can be a pain, and cut into the Hendrick's gin stash, but you don’t have to let it affect your holiday lighting plans, or buzz. With the invention of LED lights, people can now rest their worries about shouldering large electric bills.
All types of LED lights have been proven to use 33% less power as compared to traditional lights............
On the other hand, traditional lights also have its share of good points. If you are after the aesthetics, then you may still prefer the classic look that traditional Christmas lights offer.
LED lights can sometimes have harsh glares which can be a little hard to tolerate if used on small spaces such as inside the house. Traditional lights are also cheaper and their different colors are much more pleasing to the eyes. I myself will probably use my traditional lights as I use all red on my tree, you know, for the Amsterdam red light district tree!!!! I'm embracing my heritage! I have never seen all red light strands of LEDs. I also think as a personal preference, leds just don't have that "old nostalgia feel" and come across a little garish in color and brightness. Even though traditional lights have more advantage over this new type of lights in terms of aesthetics, manufacturers of LED lights are now coming up with ways to make their lights more pleasing to the eyes. So maybe some day. What do you guys thinks of LEDs,what do you use, I'm just being nosy! Tootles!