Xmasdirect Energy Chart
The chat below shows the cost of running a selection of our products during the Christmas period; you can easily see the difference between the running costs of Traditional Filament bulbs compared to Energy efficient LED bulbs.
The comparisons are based on running a 10 metre section of lights for 12 hours a day over a six week period, or a total of 504 hours. Electricity costs are on an estimated UK average of 13 pence per unit (kilo-watt hour).
LED String Lights and their benefits
We have all experienced the frustration of checking the Christmas tree lights only to find that half the lights are out and you have a spare bulb search on your hands. As if dealing with the Christmas decorations isn’t tense enough, the last thing you need are the kids getting more and more hyper as you rattle around the old quality street tin in the shed looking for a replacement lamp. LED solve this unnecessarily stressful situation.
Light emitting diodes, commonly known as LEDs are small lights illuminated by the movement of electrons within a semi-conductor material. You may think LEDs are new technology however this isn’t the case, you will be used to seeing them everyday. Digital clocks, remote controls, car headlights and even traffic lights use LEDs.
LED lights are very similar to traditional fairy lights except that they do not have a filament inside the bulb that can burn out and make the set redundant. A specific benefit of LED lights is their hard-wearing durability. With no fragile filament and no glass parts, being both resistant to temperature and impact they are the smart choice for all manner of lighting displays. Gone are the days of buying spare christmas light bulbs each year.
Originally only produced in red, their popularity grew when other colours were introduced and unlike filament bulbs which are white with a coloured glass cap LEDs are actually coloured semi conductors so the light is a brighter truer colour.
Perhaps the main advantages of LED lights is that they are exceptionally energy efficient. In regular incandescent bulbs the light is produced by the heating of the light filament which is completely wasted energy. LED lights produce no heat, they are cool to the touch and are very eco friendly. There is no UV, lead or mercury in LEDs so they are perfect for eco projects and green business schemes.
We would estimate our LEDs should last up to 100,000 hours and use 90% less energy than a traditional filament set of Christmas lights would. This is of huge benefit to both commercial clients and domestic customers. In the current economic environment money saving is key and LED string lights prove essential in producing cost effective lighting displays.
Today you can find LED xmas lights in all colours, shapes and sizes. They can be purchased in static ‘steady on’ or multifunction with effects such as twinkling, chasing and fading. At Xmas Direct we manufacture a large range of both indoor and outdoor LED lighting products. LED String Lights, LED Curtain Lights, LED Battery Operated Lights, LED Icicle Lights and LED Berry Lights are our key LED lighting products.
At Christmas Direct we pride ourselves on the durability and functionality of our LED Lights. Our lights are manufactured to the highest quality, drawing on years of experience in the festive lighting industry and extensive feedback from both our commercial and domestic customers.