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Going Green

The choices you make regarding power consumption affect your home energy costs and the environment.

What LED means to you and the environment:

  • LED lights use roughly 90% less electricity compared to incandescent Christmas lights.
  • LED lights operate at only one degree warmer than room temperature, making them cool to the touch.
  • LED lights pay for themselves after a few years of use.
  • LED lights require fewer service calls because they are durable and virtually unbreakable.

Sustainable resource consumption is everyone’s responsibility. Choosing energy-efficient lighting is an easy way to save money on power. The choice is up to you.

What are LED (light-emitting diode) lights?

An LED is a semiconductor diode that emits incoherent narrow-spectrum light (electroluminescence) when electrically biased in the forward direction of the p-n junction.

What does that mean?

An LED light is a semiconductor diode that emits a light when a tiny electric current passes through a layer of specially treated material.

On an average roofline, replacing 210 standard incandescent C9 bulbs with LEDs equates to

  • Planting 456 trees.
  • Conserving 3,822 kilowatts of electricity.
  • Reducing 5,924 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Incandescent versus LED Lighting:

Costs per Average Seasonal Use

  Mini-Size Bulbs   C7 Bulbs   C9 Bulbs  
  Incandescent Lights LED Lights Incandescent Lights LED Lights Incandescent Lights LED Lights
Strings
Needed
(totaling
50 feet)
2 2 2 3 2 3
Number
of Bulbs
100 140 50 75 50 75
Operating
Cost
$1.30 $0.30 $8 $0.14 $11 $0.
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