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Last year Christmas lights using energy efficient light emitting diodes or LEDs were all over the news. The new holiday lighting technology hit the market at a time when the green movement was experiencing renewed dedication and vigor. After the holiday craze for the new Christmas tree lights subsided, consumers and industry critics began evaluating the performance of the new technology.

March 30, 2008

I read an editorial this afternoon in the Barrie Examiner from Ontario, Candada entitled "Earth Hour Meaningless." I probably wouldn't have known about Earth Hour if Google hadn't decided to support it and turn it's home page black. Earth Hour was last night and willing participants were supposed to turn out the lights from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. top raise awareness of conservation and global climate change.

March 23, 2008

Anyone who has Googled Christmas lights has likely run across Komar.org. This is the ultimate interactive Christmas light display site. Alek, the mastermind behind this outrageous display, has it configured so it is entirely computer controlled and visitors to the site can actually control the Christmas lights on his house from the web. Pretty cool concept...

March 13, 2008

Green-blog.org is a multi-author blog site and forum that provides useful information and interesting discussion about environmental issues. The site is developing a strong and dedicated user base who provide lots of great content. The site just announced a tree planting and membership drive program.

March 9, 2008

It still surprises me that there are groups, forums, and organizations online for just about every possible type of interest one could imagine. Recently I was looking around for cool websites about holiday lighting displays and found a great site I hadn't come across before. ChristmasLightsCommunity.com is a national organization of people who share the hobby of Christmas light decorating.

March 5, 2008

LED Christmas lights are much more durable than standard incandescent Christmas lights. However, holiday lights using LEDs are still powered by electricity and therefore are equally susceptible to malfunction caused by moisture or water infiltration. Moisture and water infiltration is the most common source of failure in LED holiday lights. Obviously, this type of malfunction is most common on exterior installations. Thus, it is important to take certain steps to minimize the chances for water and moisture to infiltrate your light installation.

March 5, 2008

Thank you to all of you who participated in our Christmas light recycling program. It was a huge success! We estimate that more than 5,000 people participated and that we received more than 3,000 pounds of lights for recycling.

The first 100 participants in the program received a free set of LED Christmas lights. All of those sets were mailed out in mid-January. If you participated in our program and did not receive a free set of light by now it is safe to assume that you were not one of the 1st 100. However, we will be expanding the...

The concept or perception that a symbol must only have one meaning to all people is nonsensical. However, this phenomenon is very common. Take the modern Christmas tree for example. A Christmas tree is simply any variety of evergreen tree that is cut and placed in the home during the winter holidays. Or is it?

We mentioned this many times before in previous articles, but its worth pointing out again here: incandescent lighting is old technology. We live in an age of super-powerful computers that fit in the palms of our hands yet still most of the world lights its environment with archaic and inefficient incandescent lighting technology. Given the extraordinary benefits of compact fluorescent lighting, which is readily available to the consumer market it is difficult to understand why CFL technology hasn't completely replaced the incandescent light. Many have speculated that this is a result...

February 21, 2008

The American tradition of decorating evergreen trees, homes, and landscapes with brightly lit Christmas lights is not as old as many people think. Most of us probably assume that Americans have always used Christmas lights in one form or another but this isn't exactly true. As it turns out, this American tradition has only been around for about 60 years but the development of the tradition has a story and history that began centuries ago.