10 Things You Should Know About LED Christmas Lights
You’re probably thinking about what to give those on your holiday gift lists. But have you thought about upgrading your home’s holiday light display? Here are 10 things you should know about LED Christmas lights.
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More lights, fewer outlets
Typically, you can connect eight to 10 times more mini LED light strings together end to end while only using one electrical outlet. With traditional Christmas mini lights, you can only connect four to five sets, end to end. LED mini light strings allow you to connect 40 to 50 together, depending on the light count.
Yes, you can replace single bulbs
Just like classic incandescent Christmas lights, LED Christmas lights can fail, either one light at a time or an entire string. And single replacement bulbs are available for many LED string light bulbs.
Blue LEDs can make you sick
Did you know that the blue light from LED Christmas lights (along with electronics such as tablets, smartphones and laptops) can mess with your circadian rhythm and result in loss of sleep, which in turn can lead to obesity, diabetes, and depression? In the short-term, some people feel nauseous and get headaches when exposed to blue LED Christmas lights, so you might not want to do an all-blue Christmas tree! Find out which other 18 holiday decorating mistakes you didn’t know you were making.
Big bulbs vs. Small bulbs
While mini lights have been the most popular Christmas light decorations for the past 10 years or so, those “old-fashioned” big colored bulbs are making a comeback. The best part? Those big bulbs are available as LEDs. These are the 20 best small towns for Christmas lights.
Decorating done right
When decorating with LED Christmas lights outside, it’s best to string trees in the evening with the light strands plugged in so you can see the effect as you go. When decorating evergreen trees, use bigger bulbs. Smaller bulbs look best on deciduous trees.
Warm white or cool white?
Popular LED Christmas lights are available with warm white light or cool white light. Warm white LED lights give off a soft glow that is comparable with traditional lights and are a good choice for using indoors on Christmas trees. And cool white LED lights can be used to achieve a more snow-white tone and are often used outdoors. Use these 11 holiday lighting tips to have the best display in the neighborhood.