Thu
Nov 15 2007
04:02 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Twinkling lights on trees and houses are an icon of the holiday season, but their energy consumption might put a damper on your celebratory mood: this year’s holiday lights could generate as much global warming pollution as about 250,000 cars, according to UCS research.

Greentips

Be careful buying new lights and touching old ones :(

We haven't been able to buy Christmas lights in ten years or more because all the cords are coated in lead. See: (link...)

-- OneTahiti

They certainly do!

LED lights are also safer from the standpoint of heat - they are much cooler. They use WAY less current, put out WAY brighter light per watt of power, etc. Even the cheaper 1st generation LEDs do this. The newer (more expensive) 3rd generation LEDs are almost magic in how much light they put out, how long they can last, and how little electricity it takes to make them work! They're amazing!

RB

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