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LED holiday lights

LED holiday lights might save your life


What kind of idiot would put up a flammable evergreen tree as a holiday decoration and drape it with electric lights and wires? Oh, right, that would be me. But my living room may get a little safer with LED Christmas lights. Using light-emitting diodes in lieu of incandescent bulbs, they dissipate less energy in the form of heat. That makes them less likely to cause a deadly fire. More benefits: They cost 80% less to run, and while that advantage is partly offset by their higher initial cost, the reduced power consumption also fights global warming.

To get an idea of what’s available, check out the sites of Home Depot, Brookstone, or these people — but if you’re in a hurry, try their brick-and-mortar counterparts or your local hardware stores. Oh, and if you’re not in the market for LED Christmas lights, there are also LED menorahs for Hanukkah, ranging from cheap and cheerful to high end. — Al Boline

Source: SCI FI Tech | SCIFI.COM

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