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Going Green: Tips for a Green Holiday Season

Adventurer B

We will be bringing you several holiday-themed green tips throughout the month of December.  Here is your first one!

Use LED lights for house and tree lighting—LED (Light-Emitting Diode) holiday lights use up to 95 percent less energy than larger, traditional holiday bulbs and can last up to 100,000 hours when used indoors. Did you know that LED holiday lights use up to ten times fewer watts than mini bulbs and 100 times fewer watts than traditional holiday bulbs?  Over a 30-day period, lighting 500 traditional holiday lights will cost you about $18.00, while the same number of LED lights costs just $0.19. As an added bonus, if one of the LED lights burns out, the rest of the lights on the strand will stay lit.  You can find LED holiday lights at your local home improvement store (like Home Depot or Lowe’s) for about $12-$14 per 100-light set.

Let us know how you plan on putting a green spin on your holiday decorating by commenting below.  DING! You are now free to be Green.