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Monster Light Savings

Orange lightAs the holiday season kicks into high gear with Halloween, remember that spooky, scary, cozy and inviting light displays don’t have to come with a huge price tag when you use energy saving light bulbs.  

Energy saving lights like Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are available in a variety of colors and shapes to match any holiday décor.  For those creative and award winning yard displays, consider using CFL floodlights or LED lights which can save you up to 75% on energy costs.  For interior and exterior light displays, LEDs are available as icicles, cascade tubes, or string lights.

LEDs are an attractive choice in holiday light displays because they are cool to the touch, very durable, have low maintenance costs over the life of the bulb, and offer convenient features like dimming. 

LEDs are preferable to CFLs because they do not contain mercury, withstand more temperature extremes, and can be used in dimmable fixtures.

CFLs are preferable to LEDs because they are less expensive and are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

So, this holiday season, consider upgrading your incandescent light strings to LED lights so that you can take advantage of energy savings without breaking the bank. This company will recycle old incandescent light strings and offer a coupon towards the purchase of LEDs. Remember that you may still be using the LED light strings 40 years from today – now that’s a monster deal!

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Light Bulb Comparison

Department of Energy

Holiday LEDs