Why Choose LED Christmas Lights with Non-Replaceable Bulbs
This year LED Christmas lights will be given more shelf-space in the big box stores. Incandescents will still be the standard but shoppers will have more options than in years past. As with most things there are substantial differences in quality between the various brands and types of LED Christmas lights on the market this year.
The most noticeable (and perhaps most significant) difference between the various brands is the bulb. The most commonly available type of LED holiday light features a replaceable bulb. These light strings allow for easy replacement of a bulb that goes bad. However, the ability to replace the bulb actually makes it more likely that the bulb will go bad. In fact, all of the brands that feature a replaceable bulb are only rated to last for 25,000 hours. HolidayLEDs LED Christmas lights one-piece, non-replaceable bulb is rated to last for more than 50,000 hours. A well-made LED Christmas light will last for a long time and should never need replacing. Here are some of the principle reasons to choose an LED holiday light with non-replaceable bulbs:
1. Moisture Damage and Rust. The conductive leads of an LED bulb and the cooper wire in the string cord are made of different materials and are therefore very susceptible to rust. Even the slightest bit of moisture entering the socket area can rust the bulb connectors and wire very quickly. Because LEDs operate at such a low temperature any moisture that enters the bulb is not likely to vaporize. This can further expedite the corrosive process causing the bulb to literally rust out of the socket in only a few months. HolidayLEDs' LED Christmas lights feature a patented one-piece construction. Our bulbs are injected molded into the socket and are completely moisture-proof--no water can enter the socket.
2. LEDs Are Polarity Specific. LEDs are polarity specific. This means that ach bulb must be inserted and position in the proper direction. If an LED bulb is removed and reinserted in the wrong position it will not work. If more than one bulb is removed from the socket it become difficult or impossible to determine which bulb is in backwards. In these cases, often the entire set will not light.
3. LEDs Are Power Specific. Each different color of LED bulb requires a different amount of power to work at its highest efficiency. Most replaceable bulb sets are supplied with a red LED (which is the cheapest). If you replace a lost or defective blue LED with a red replacement LED, it will soon burn out because the socket for the blue is wired with a much higher power than that for the red. If you were to place a blue LED in a socket designed for a red LED then it would hardly light. HolidayLEDs LED Christmas light bulbs are wired for the appropriate amount of power depending on the color and permanently affixed so that the best performance is guaranteed.
4. Warranty. One of the principle advantages of high quality LED holiday lights is that they do not burn out or require replacement. When selecting an LED Christmas light, select a product with a warranty and performance history that backs its claims of longevity. All of the products with replaceable bulbs are only rated for 25,000 hours of use while our lights are rated for more than 50,000 and feature a limited lifetime guarantee. One of the reasons people buy LED holiday lights is so they won't have to replace bulbs--so purchase a product that is designed not to require replacement.