LED vs Incandescent Bulbs

While we certainly offer bot LED and Incandescent Christmas Light Bulbs we recommend LED for several reasons…

Energy Efficient…
LED Bulbs are far more energy efficient that traditional Incandescent Bulbs.  As you can see from the below table the LED bulbs are approximately 20 times more efficient.

C9 LAMP Number of Lamps Wattage Used per Lamp (W) Real Power (W) Kilowatts per Hour Avg. Cost per Kilowatt Hour (KWh) Cost per Hour $ Saved per Hour
Incandescent 500 7 3500 3.5 $.012 $.42 $.40
LED 500 .35 175 0.175 $.012 $.02

Reliability and Durability…

Reliability: LED’s can last up to 25-50,000 hours versus and life span of 1000 hours seen in some traditional incandescent bulbs.

Durability: Unlike the fragile glass and filament of traditional glass bulbs our LED bulbs are have a total of five redundant LED’s per bulb that are not fragile to handling or the elements.  Each LED and other electrical components of each of our LED bulbs are protected by a durable plastic lens and plastic shell.  Also if one or four LED diodes fail in a bulb the bulb stays lit.

Safety…

LED Christmas bulbs are super bright, cool to the touch bulbs, making them safe for use in home and commercial displays.  They can be used on any live or artificial trees.  Because of the minimal power usage there is much electrical resistance allowing them to burn cool and able to run many more bulbs on a circuit safely.

LED Christmas bulbs are made of plastic so in the unlikely event the bulb is broken the there are no dangerous glass chards or filament wires.

Options…

With advances in LED technology there are many choices in colors, hues, sizes, and shapes that are not available and in some cases not possible with incandescent bulbs.  For instance there are multiple hues of white.  Warm White like the traditional incandescent bulbs, pure white, and cool white.  Other colors include red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, and pink.