I know it is early, but since the holiday stuff is popping up in the stores everywhere, I figured I better get this in! I have a lot of tips this year on having a green holiday, but this is a biggie and I am loving it!
Switch to Holiday LED Lights!!!!!
I had no idea that the newer Holiday LED Lights were so great!!!! I knew they were wonderful, but had no idea just how much of an impact they can make. If you can find the solar LED lights, too, then I will be in awe of you so let me know where you found them and how much, PLEASE.
OK – so here is the skinny on going green for the holidays by using LED light strings instead of the regular fire hazard energy guzzling lights:
The LEDs use a fraction of the energy of regular strings of lights and according to the info I found can last between 100,000 and 200,000 hours. That is a long time for less refuse and less energy used.
But this is the really cool part:
You can use up to 20 strings together on one circuit!!!!!! I am no electricity expert and as a result I am constantly shorting out strings of lights because I piggy back too many together so this is good news!
Cool to the touch and the whole string stays lit even when a bulb is out so no more guessing at that!
Where to buy?
Bartell’s!!!! I love Bartell Drug Stores! The recycle CFL bulbs for free starting this month and they sell these for $10-$15 for a string of 70 lights.
Go green for the holidays!!!!! Are you interested in Green Seattle real estate? Cooper Jacobs is a member of Built Green and Seattle Realtor Courtney Cooper is also working on an ECOBROKER designation. If you have green holiday suggestions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org