Why I won’t buy LED Christmas Lights

Dec 11, 2010 by

I’ve tried to move to LED Christmas lights for my trees.

I don’t like them, and when you come down to it, you have to buy more of them to make up for the light you’re not getting from a traditional light, and so, even though you might be saving on your light bill, you’re going to pay for it on the front end.

Yes, I’ve heard all the business about how it saves energy. I’ve heard how much safer it is on a live tree. I’ve heard how pretty they look.

And that’s where I stop.

I have at least four strings of LED Christmas lights that I’ve bought from my local Walmart. As many of you know, I’m Mr. Christmas at the holidays. I’ve been known to have as many as five trees up inside my house.

And so, yes, I know a lot about Christmas lights. I know the frustrations of pulling a new string out of the box brand new, plugging it in, and by the time it’s on the tree, one half of the string has shorted out.

But here’s what I don’t like about LED lights on my Christmas tree.


In my estimations, it takes about five strings of LED lights to equal the light output of one string of traditional lighting.

Aside from that, the tree-hugging, environmental, fire-safety, ornamental crowds have a great thing going.

Kinda like the old saying, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?”

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