Be Energy Efficient, Even During the Holidays!

Thousands of holiday lights and decorations can put a dent in your Christmas budget. This year, replace your old, unreliable strings of incandescent holiday lights with energy-saving LED decorative lights. Also, consider other ways you can be energy efficient as you decorate and celebrate this season.

Save with LEDs
LED lights
  • Decorate with ENERGY STAR®-qualified, LED lights for your tree and outside light displays, because:
    • LEDs are up to 90 percent more energy efficient and last up to 10 times longer than standard light sets.
    • LEDs are more durable and shock resistant than conventional light strings – no filaments or glass bulbs to break.
    • LEDs create less heat than incandescents and are cool to the touch, reducing the risk of fire, especially when your tree starts to dry out.
    • LEDs offer long-term cost savings. Yes, they may cost a little more up front, but that additional cost is easily recouped in energy savings and reduced replacement costs.

See our Holiday Light Comparison.

Other Holiday Tips
  • Use timers for light displays. Limit holiday light displays to no more than six evening hours a day. Don’t leave lights on all day.
  • Decorate your home with ENERGY STARS. Look for holiday displays that have the ENERGY STAR label. Use ENERGY STAR appliances for holiday festivities.
  • Shop for efficiency. Give the gift that keeps giving – buy electronics or appliances that are ENERGY STAR-rated.
  • Program your holiday warmth. Remember to use your programmable thermostat during the cold weather months, too. Lower the heat when you leave for work, head out for a day of shopping, or snuggle under the covers at night.
  • Make a New Year’s resolution to be energy efficient. Make a list of home improvements that can improve your energy efficiency and save you money in the coming year.