Light-emitting diodes … commonly known as “LEDs” have no filaments to “burn out”, they emit minimal heat, make better use of electrical power, and when one stops working, the entire string of lights they will not stop lighting up. They do not contain filaments and are not as fragile as incandescent bulbs.
When they were first introduced they were only available in red … not the first choice of colored LED lights to decorate a Christmas tree. Today, you can find LED lights in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and functions. They can blink, blink and [probably] nod at a variety of speeds and patterns … you have to choose. Here is a list of the advantages of LEDs over incandescent and fluorescent lights;
* The LEDs are covered with thick plastic for safety reasons. * They are less expensive than their competition. * LEDs last much longer – 50 – 100,000 hours LED Christmas Lights compared to [approximately] 1,000 hours for incandescent and 10,000 for fluorescent. * They are more reliable … the whole chain does not stop if a light bulb does not work. * Smaller … easier to store, less weight on the tree. Also, due to the lower weight, less tangles when reusing them next year. * Requires less energy, saves on energy costs, 33% less!
* LEDs are brighter than any other light. * Greater flexibility in terms of dimming, color changes, on / off. They also blink and twinkle. They are available in red green, white and blue and more! They can be used indoors or outdoors. * The shapes and sizes available are infinite. They include cluster, mini, icicle, micro and miniature; there is more!
The above will serve to highlight the functionality of LEDs compared to any other type of decorative lighting. The safety features are very great and as a result the use of LED Christmas tree lights will continue to grow and outperform the competition. They are infinitely safer to use on an artificial, faux, or fake Christmas tree due to their lower operating temperature.