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Merry, Bright and Efficient Holiday Lighting

When you use LED lights to decorate for the holidays, you can save energy. Compared to standard incandescent lights, using ENERGY STAR®-rated LED lights are 70% more energy efficient and last 10 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Keep your holidays merrily energy efficient with these tips for using LED light strands: 

Use a timer.

Program a timer to turn the lights on in the evening and off when you go to bed to save energy.

Replace older light strands.

LED lights produce virtually no heat, which reduces the risk of causing fires.

Switch to warmer hue lighting. 

LED holiday lights are available in cozier hues. Look for “warm white” on the label when buying LED lights.

Purchase LED holiday lights at jacksonemcmarketplace.com, Jackson EMC's online energy efficiency store.