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Sparkle meets savings in these versatile energy-efficient bulbs. They're perfect for holiday decorating indoors and outdoors. LEDs use less energy and last longer, saving you money, so you can spend money elsewhere – like on Christmas gifts.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) use an electrical current passed through a semiconductor material that illuminates the tiny light sources called LEDs. The heat produced is absorbed into a heat sink, keeping the bulbs cool to the touch. LEDs are available for indoor and outdoor use; just make sure the packaging indicates the bulb is rated for outdoor use.
Find the LED holiday lights to best fit your decorating needs.
Large bulbs (also known as C5, C7 and C9) create visual impact and have a retro feel. Many of these also come in faceted bulbs, if you’d like to add a little pizazz to traditional smooth bulbs.
Mini lights look more delicate than their large bulb cousins. Minis are great for decorating accent pieces such as the mantle, topiary trees, the roofline of your house and more.
Net lights are like a blanket of lights already strung together. Just unfold them and lay them on your trees or bushes. Net lights provide a uniform look and save on labor.
Icicle lights are already strung together, similar to net lights. Simply stretch them out and clip them to your eaves, roofline or wherever suits you. Just be sure not to stretch them too far apart, they look better clustered together.
White lights typically have a bluish tint, whereas incandescent bulbs are slightly orange. This gives your light display an elegant, winter look. White lights are available in all shapes and sizes.
Color and multicolor lights are a great way to add visual interest to your light display. Use them to create a focal point or all over if you’re feeling bold. Color and multicolor lights are available in all shapes and sizes.
Battery-powered lights are great for displays that aren't near a power source or are where cords could be unsafe.