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In honor of this year’s Earth Day, we thought we’d remind our customers what a great thing they’re doing for the planet by buying LED products. You may know the basics: LED lights are durable and designed to last up to 50 times longer than traditional bulbs, which means less waste being recycled or tossed in the landfill. LED lights can also save up to 85 percent of the energy gobbled up by incandescent bulbs, and up to 50 percent of the energy used by fluorescents.

Cities are well aware that switching to LED lights—in their holiday displays, office corridors, and streetlights—can save lots of money. But here’s another surprising advantage: Police believe that the cooler, more focused light from LED streetlights might actually help fight crime.

Battery-powered LED Christmas style lights are so energy efficient and transportable that people are finding more non-traditional uses for them all the time. A little while ago, we reported on people who are expressing their creativity—and improving their ability to be seen at night—by decorating bicycle baskets, frames and wheels with LED lights.

When you’re ready to put away holiday decorations until next year, LED lights can save you hassle and money. Since many LED strings feature sealed bulb and socket pieces that keep out water and snow that can short them out, you generally don’t need to worry about checking to see which bulbs have burned out or about throwing away the whole string if one bulb goes bad.

LED rope light is one of the most versatile lighting solutions on the market today. The versatility of this lighting product is primarily the function of three features of the product: 1) It's very flexible; 2) A small 1/2" unit puts out a lot of light; and 3) It can be custom cut to length. With bulb spacing of only 1" incandescent rope light consumed a lot of electricity and produced a lot of heat. The introduction of LED rope lighting made rope light a safer and more economical lighting solution.

How can rope light be used?

When you’re looking to design your holiday displays, one of the best ways to get inspired is to see what other bright ideas other people come up with. With that in mind, here are ten photos from a trip to Seattle’s Candy Cane Lane that we hope will get your creative juices flowing:

1. Lighted wreath and boughs

2. Red, white and blue tree

3. Wire reindeer

4. Happy holidays

5. A kids’ favorite

6. Merry-go-round in a traffic circle

7. Outdoor Christmas tree

8. A path of presents

9. Rope lighted walkway

10. Polar bears, oh...

In Seattle, it’s Candy Cane Lane. In Baltimore, it’s Miracle on 34th Street. In Georgia, it’s the village of Avondale Estates. Many cities have them – entire neighborhoods where every house gets on board with over-the-top displays that causes kids’ eyes to pop out of their heads with delight.

Now that cities have started putting up their annual holiday displays, some people may wonder just how much cities and shopping districts can save by switching to more efficient LED holiday lighting. So we decided to use the most famous tree of all – the 74-foot tall spruce at Rockefeller Center – as a case study.

Each year we get several emails from distraught consumers about the defective LED Christmas lights they purchased from WalMart or one of the other big box stores. The story is always the same. The consumer purchased the lights, paid double the cost of incandescent and the lights failed in less than one year. Without fail, Walmart refers the customer to the manufacturer with whom the customer has no relationship. Apparently, WalMart gets their lights from "Holiday Time" and consumers think that that we are the manufacturer because our name contains the word Holiday.

If you’re trying to create a holiday display to wow people driving through your neighborhood at night, putting your lights on a timer is a simple way to ensure you’ll get maximum exposure even when you’re not at home. If you want to make sure you’re not wasting money by accidentally leaving the lights on during the day, a timer can help with that too.