I have been one to reluctanly replace my traditional Christmas lights, but each year, I add more and more lights, which means a higher and higher electric bill. Not that FP&L minds, but I do. Another reason, was the high cost of LED lights. To replace everything at one time, would be quite expensive.
But we decided that it was time to get some LED ligths for our Christmas tree, as last year we got a new tree and one without the built in lights. So my husband went to Wal-Mart to check out the lights and he found them for half of what Wal-Mart sells them for online! Online they offer these same lights for $11.98 for a box of 60 mini lights. But my husband got the same lights for $6.98 plus tax in the store. Now we have colored and white LEDs on our tree! I still am on the fence as to if I really like them, but I have to admit they are very bright and I know they will save us money on our bill this next month, which means I can leave our tree lights on for longer during the day.
Next, it's an attempt to replace the outside lights with LEDs, which will be a quite large task to undertake.
These Holiday Time lights are a Warm White, which is funny because they are so bright.
Cord is 15 feet long and green.
Indoor/outdoor use and use 80% less energy than the traditional Christmas lights.
Bulb life span time of 25, 000 hours.
The one thing I just noticed by reading the box is that you can connect up to 210 watts or 43 sets of this exact light string into one outlet!!!! That means NO MORE connecting only 3 sets. So I am now sure that I will go out and get my outside lights replaced. Use less energy AND have MORE lights!??? Why in the world did I ever wait?
The picture of my unfinished tree is also included. This was taken in the daylight, so when I say it's bright at night, you can definitely sit by the tree and read.
The only thing negative I can say is that I have not found any LED lights that blink or twinkle.
Update On Dec 01, 2009: I have included a nighttime shot of the tree, just to show that the lights are just as bright during the day as they are at night.