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.
Types of LED Holiday Lights
Find the LED holiday lights to best fit your decorating needs.
LED Large Lights
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.
LED Mini Lights
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.
LED Net Lights
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.
LED Icicle Lights
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.
LED White Lights
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.
LED Color and Multicolor Lights
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.
LED Battery-Powered Lights
Battery-powered lights are great for displays that aren't near a power source or are where cords could be unsafe.
Benefits of LED Lights
- Less-expensive in terms of energy costs. LEDs save up to 80% in energy costs. And LED string lights can last up to 40 holiday seasons. That kind of savings allows for more than a few extra gifts under the tree this year, and next year, and the year after that, and, well, you get the picture.
- Cool to the touch. LED lights greatly reduce the risk of fire and personal injury. So you can rest easy having Junior help with the holiday decorations without burning his little fingers. You can also cover your Christmas tree or home with dozens and dozens of lights!
- More durable than glass bulbs. LED lights are made of solid plastic — in the same shapes and styles as glass incandescent bulbs — so they don't break as easily.
- Safer. Because they use less power, you can connect up to 25 strands of LED lights, versus only 3 to 6 strands of incandescent lights. They also offer convenient features like automatic shut-off.
Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines in regard to safety instructions, care and maintenance, and use and care instructions to be on the safe side.