LEDs are a relative new comer to the lighting world and now that their price is coming down they have become a real option. However price is only one advantage, LEDs have many others.


LEDs operate at a much lower temperature than incandescent bulbs which radically reduces the risk of burns and fires.


Led Christmas lights don’t use glass in their construction which means they are not as delicate as other types of bulbs, making them much more likely to survive being boxed and un-boxed many times as well as standing up to knocks while on the tree.

Longer Lasting

LED bulbs have a much greater life expectancy over other types of bulb which will mean you don’t have to buy need bulbs or strings every other year.

Easier to Install

If you use traditional Christmas lights is was easy to overload a wall socket which could result in blown bulbs, fuses and even house fires. LED Christmas lights are different; it’s possible to connect up to 25 strings of LEDs end-to-end without overloading a wall socket.

Easier to Maintain

One of the most frustrating things about traditional Christmas lights was looking for the one blown bulb in a string so that they could all operate. However even if one of the LED bulbs goes out the rest will continue to operate.


LED Christmas lights are much kinder to the environment than other types of bulbs. They do not use UV, lead or mercury in their construction.


Perhaps one of the best things about these type of lights is that they are cheaper to run than other forms of Christmas lights, even after the higher initial cost is taken in to account.

Estimated cost of electricity to light a six-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days

Incandescent C-9 lights £10.00
LED C-9 lights £0.27
Incandescent Mini-lights £2.74
LED Mini-lights £0.82

Estimated cost* of buying and operating lights for 10 holiday seasons

Incandescent C-9 lights £122.19
LED C-9 lights £17.99
Incandescent Mini-lights £55.62
LED Mini-lights £33.29

*Assumes 50 C-9 bulbs and 200 mini-lights per tree, with electricity at £0.119 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Prices of lights based on quoted prices for low volume purchases from major home improvement retailers. All costs have been discounted at an annual rate of 5.6%. Life span assumed to be three seasons (1,500 hours) for non-LED lights.




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