Energy Efficient Christmas Decorations
If you’re looking to pursue a “green” and energy efficient Christmas this year there is plenty you can do to encourage energy efficiency. For example, LED Christmas Lights are hugely energy efficient and are the best choice for Christmas decorations. LED Lights use less voltage and are safer to use as well as only using a minimum amount of energy to run. A set of 200 LED lights costs just 1/14p to run for 1 hour which means to run this set for 10 hours costs less than 1p. This means that you can have your lights on for 8 hours a day throughout the festive period, from November and throughout December, and it will only cost you roughly 35 pence.
Additionally, these LED lights have a lengthy lifespan of between 5-10 years, so you do not have to buy a new set every year, which is much better for the environment as there is less plastic and waste thrown away.
Using 80% less energy than conventional Christmas tree lights, LED lights also produce less carbon dioxide – one of the main greenhouse gases. Traditional Christmas tree lights produce enough carbon dioxide to inflate 64 party balloons, whereas LED lights are much, much less, making them incredibly energy efficient as well as environmentally friendly.
LED lights are not only used for Christmas tree lights. You will find novelty Christmas figures at White Stores use LED bulbs as a more energy efficient solution for enjoying multiple Christmas decorations.
For a more energy efficient solution we would also recommend choosing mains powered decorations as opposed to battery powered decorations. Battery power will not last as long and you could end up having to go through multiple packs of batteries per year, depending on what brand of battery you choose. Additionally, disposing of batteries can be harmful to the environment as they can contain mercury and take around 2 million years to decompose.
Another great solution for energy efficiency when it comes to Christmas decorations is choosing a set of timer lights. Timer lights will allow you to set your lights to come on at the same time for the same length of time – typically 6-8 hours a day – and therefore eliminates the worry of forgetting to turn your lights off before you go to bed or before you go out which will save you lots of money as well as saving energy.
For even more energy efficiency we suggest paying attention to lit length on all Christmas lights to ensure you get the right size set of lights, especially if you’re looking at lights for your Christmas Trees. This will ensure you only need one set of lights to fit the whole tree and not multiple sets. Multiple sets plugged in will use much more energy and this can be avoided by selecting the right lit length that will fit your tree, stretch along all your guttering or fit whichever area you have chosen for your lights.