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3 Ways Your Holiday Decorations Can Save You Money This Year!

This Holiday Season, Save Some Gift Money with Energy Efficient Decorations!

Everyone knows the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without all the fun and festive decorations. After all, nothing brings a little holiday cheer to those cold winter nights like the warm glow of dazzling light displays adorning the yards and twinkling out from the windows of houses. 

But there’s another thing that’s sure to bring joy to anyone’s heart - saving money! So this year, why not combine the two? By using the right decorations, homeowners can spread the festive spirit and save a pretty penny on their utility bills all in one go. So keep reading to learn all about the best energy-efficient holiday decorations!

Make the Switch To LED Lights

One big way to cut down on energy costs is to use LED holiday lights. Whether it’s string lights, illuminated inflatables, or any other kind of decorations that involve a light source, LEDs are the way to go. LED (light-emitting diode) lights have numerous advantages over traditional incandescent bulbs, not the least of which is energy efficiency.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, LEDs consume 75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs, at minimum. They also last much, much longer - around 25 times longer - which means homeowners won’t have to buy new ones every year or two. These two factors make LEDs the powerhouse of saving money - but they’re also the ideal choice for electrical safety since they emit very little heat and greatly reduce the risk of overloading a circuit.

Use Battery-Powered DecorationsLEDlights

Another way to save on the energy bill is to opt for battery-operated decorations, particularly for smaller decorations in windows or indoors. Many of today’s battery-powered decorations use LED bulbs designed to be highly efficient, so the batteries can last all season - especially if they run on a programmable timer. 

This ultimately reduces the amount of grid-derived electricity being used in the home. Plus, it’s a great way to use all those old batteries rattling around the kitchen drawer! For an even more eco-friendly option that saves money in the long run, homeowners can get solar-powered holiday lights. With these, there’s no need to buy any replacement batteries!

candlesDecorate With Candles

Finally, if homeowners want to decorate without electricity at all, they can go the old-fashioned route and light some candles. There’s just something heartwarming about the sight of a candle - or candelabra - in the window on a cold winter evening. Having a beautiful arrangement of flickering candles on display can give any home a feel of classic elegance.

And it doesn’t have to be reserved for the windows - any porch or footpath will look festive and inviting with an arrangement of glowing candles, protected from the elements in glass-paned lanterns or sconces. No matter the style of choice, the most important thing when decorating with candles is fire safety - open flames should never be anywhere near flammable materials like curtains or foliage, and one should always extinguish them before leaving or going to bed.

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Stay Green While Saving Green With Eco-Friendly Holiday Lights

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Holiday Lights?

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. A time of reconnecting with loved ones and enjoying the glittery displays of holiday lights. But the holiday light bonanza comes with the cost of huge electricity consumption and heaps of trash. The more electricity you consume, the more toxic fumes are released into the environment, but staying eco-friendly doesn’t mean having to miss out on holiday lights and decorations this season.

There are countless eco-friendly holiday lights that will spark joy while leaving plenty of green in your bank account for presents. Every year people pull out their electricity-guzzling lights, leaving the looming electric bill and big carbon footprint on your conscience. This year, you can have the best of both worlds by choosing to decorate with some of these festive eco-friendly holiday lights that help your wallet while going easy on the environment.

Add Eco-Friendly Holiday Magic With LED Indoor Lights

led indoor lightsLove colorfully festive string lights lining your windows and doors? Look for multicolor LED holiday lights to add some cheer. Prefer the mesmerizing dance of shimmer lights on your holiday tree? Look for twinkle LED indoor lights that add holiday magic to your living room.

Want the warm golden glow of traditional holiday lights lining your fireplace mantle? Look for warm white LED lights to set the mood.

Not only do they consume 70-95% less electricity than traditional holiday lights, but they last 40-50 times longer and more strings can be strung together on one electrical outlet without the risk of blowing a fuse.

With the wide variety of LED holiday lights on the market, it’s never been easier to decorate your home for the season while staying eco-friendly while saving money.

Save Green With Solar Powered Lights

Want to step up your eco-friendly holiday decorations another notch? How about holiday lights that don't cost you a dime to power? How about lights that don't even plug into your outlet? Ask and you shall receive! Solar-powered lights are all the rage this holiday season. By harnessing the power of the sun, your outdoor holiday lights can be as eco-friendly as it gets.

solar powered lights

These wondrous holiday decorations function the same as regular lights, except that they come with a small solar panel that soaks up the sunshine as its power source. From solar-powered string and fairy lights lining your windows and doors to solar-powered laser projection lamps creating a festive scene in the yard, your home can radiate holiday cheer without weighing on your conscience or wallet.

Add Variety With LED Candles or Unique Holiday Lights

led candlesLong gone are the days of cold-white LED lights being your only option. Today, there are countless LED lights that will satisfy even the choosiest holiday decorators. Why not add some ambiance to your window sills or mantle with flickering LED candles?

You can even have cool white snowflakes hanging in your windows lending a frosty glow. Or perhaps you prefer warm white LED pre-lit garland that produces a festive golden tone wrapped around your banister. Or line your walkway with LED candy canes. The list of LED holiday light options goes on and on.

It's never been more important to make conscious choices to preserve the planet everyone lives on, but you can put your mind at ease this holiday season. Not only will you be able to enjoy the holiday magic in your home while staying green, but you'll be saving green too.

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