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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.

February 16, 2008

Valentine's Day is over. Its still winter but St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and this is a common bench mark in the journey toward spring. To me St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate the dieing days of winter and welcome (at least the idea of) spring. For most people St. Patrick's Day is about drinking green beer and parades. For the true Irish people the day is about celebrating the life of St. Patrick who was once the patron saint of Ireland.

February 13, 2008

Christmas style LED lights are offered with a wide variety of bulb shapes and sizes. The most common bulb types are the mini light, G12 or raspberry light, the C6 or strawberry light, and the C7 and C9. These bulb shapes are standard sizes that have been carried over from traditional incandescent Christmas lights. However, the function and purpose of the bulb is significantly different in LED Christmas lights than in incandescent holiday lights.

February 8, 2007

The holiday season has come and gone. Although some people like to leave their Christmas lighting up year-round, for must of us its time to take the festive lights down if we haven't already done so. (To be honest, mine are still up but I am planning just to take the red and blue lights down and leave the white up to add some much needed light to the dark winter landscape.) In fact, I've read many articles recently about people complaining about those who keep their lights up too long. Apparently, there are some general rules of etiquette when...

February 6, 2008

Lighting technology has be stagnant for over 100 years. Compact fluorescent lamps are now common place in most stores but a few years ago you couldn't buy anything but an incandescent light bulb. After just being introduced to the CFL after 100 years of the same technology consumers are now being introduced to a LED lighting technology. This Christmas news about LED lights was published in most all major media markets and most big box retail stores stocked some LED Christmas tree lights. Christmas was just the beginning of a huge push by...

January 29, 2008

Lighting is a slow developing technology. The incandescent lamp has been the standard and only option for more than a hundred years. A recent explosion in the development of energy-efficient lighting technology has created a whole new range of lighting solutions for the consumer. One principle application for lighting is for general way-finding illumination. This type of lighting is typically dim enough so that it does not entirely light the surrounding environment by is bright enough to provide persons in the area with sufficient light to see a...

We Specialize in LED Decorative Lighting

HolidayLEDs.com specializes in energy-efficient LED decorative lighting. Our LED rope light is purchased direct from the manufacturer and uses only the best quality LED chips and other components.

Advantages of LED Rope Light

What is Rope Light

Rope light is a string of lamps connected in series which emit various colors of light and which is covered in a round, clear, flexible plastic coating. Rope light is usually sold in bulk lengths that can be custom cut. Rope light has traditionally used small incandescent lights but now energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs are being used.

Developing and installing attractive decorative lighting for your wedding day or other special occasion can be challenging. Traditional lighting solutions are limited by battery life, weather, and extension cords lengths. This often makes it difficult or impossible to use obtain the type of lighting effects you want for your event without unsightly extension cords or lots of maintenance.

January 5, 2008

The feasibility and diversity of uses for lighting has changed dramatically with the explosion of new energy efficient lighting technology. LED lighting can be as much as 99% more efficient than standard incandescent lighing. The highly efficient light is also more suitable for multiple applications because it operates at only 1 degree above ambient temperature.