Holiday light displays are a fun and exciting way to decorate your home. For many homeowners, putting Christmas lights on trees, around mantels, and even in yards is an essential seasonal activity. This can be a costly undertaking that takes a toll on your electric bill considering that we currently consume much more energy over the holidays. It is worth finding ways that could help you save energy and still enjoy a fantastic light display.
Saving Money on Holiday Light Displays
Making a sensible switch to LED lights can save you a surprising amount of money. Light-emitting diode, or LED lights, emit a bright, vibrant light that uses 80 to 90 percent less energy than traditional tree lights. They also last up to 100,000 hours, have no filaments or glass to break, and cost slightly higher than the standard incandescent holiday lights, but you will eventually reap the rewards.
Use Timers for Your Lights
Another way to make huge savings on holiday light displays is by installing an outdoor outlet with a built-in photo sensor and timer on outdoor electric outlets. The device allows you to set the sensor to turn the lights on at dusk automatically and off at dawn, depending on your preferences. The timer can be set for 4, 6, 8, or 12 hours so that you don’t have to worry about turning them off.
Instead of using lights in less-visible areas that no one is going to see anyway, consider adding extension cords. They allow you to place the holiday lights strategically for a much better look with fewer Christmas lights used.
Solar Powered Lights
Another great strategy to cut down on energy expenses is to get some solar-powered Christmas lights. They have solar panels that charge them during the day allowing you to have enough power to keep them bright and shining all evening and night.
Not everything is about strands of flashing lights. You can get more creative with your lighting displays by incorporating reflective ornaments, silver bells, and tinsel that are just as bright at night. All these will reflect and give off light without wasting any electricity.
To learn more about how this holiday lighting displays can improve your home inside and out, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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