Save Money and Energy on Holiday Lighting

By Dan Davenport

The holidays are coming rapidly upon us. Here in the United States, it pretty much starts at the end of October and goes through Christmas and New Years. Some even extend it to Valentine's Day, mid-February. It's a festive time. One for celebration, family, food, friendship, and fun... and decorating our homes with lights. Beautiful, colorful, watt and money-sucking lights.

As you light your Easy Energy Saving Home for the holidays, you can save a great deal of money and energy by investing in a new technology that allows us to decorate more... more beautifully and more colorfully than we ever have in the past, while still using much less electricity -- which saves us money -- than ever before. In addition to using VERY little energy, this new technology, L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) lighting, also runs very cool. This drastically reduces potential fire hazards. Using these new lights, you can really extend your holiday lighting decorations far beyond what you may have done in the past, and still consume far less energy than you did with older style lights.

Almost all of the types of lighting we have used in the past, from simple strings of lights to complex illuminated figures, are available now in L.E.D. technology and investing in these new lights now will let you start saving this year, and you will save for years to come.

And, of course, make sure you put all of your lights on timers so they are only turned on during the evening hours -- even though these new lights use much less electricity -- and money -- than older lights, the more they are turned off, the less electricity they will use -- and the more you save.

The important thing is always think about energy use when you decorate your home for the holidays. You will save a great deal of power, lower your utility bills, and reduce the resources needed to create that power. Even if you create the power with your own wind and solar generators, if you use less on holiday lighting, you will have more for other things.

Dan Davenport has wants the world to be a greener place - intelligently.

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