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The city of Ghent lies nestled midway between Bruges and Brussels in Flemish Belgium. Much like many cities along the central northern coast of Europe, Ghent features a well-preserved glimpse into the middle ages, with much of its medieval architecture still intact and part of the today’s functioning city, such as Saint Bavo Cathedral, which was consecrated all the way back in 942 A.D.

According to Sparky the fire dog at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first things to ignite in over 1,000 home fires each year. Autumn and Halloween decorations seem especially vulnerable due to the tinder-like quality of dried foliage and flowers combined with the use of candlelight to cast spooky shadows and keep a dark and dreary feel to the holiday.

We ran across an interesting new report detailed in Forbes magazine predicting that LED lighting will eventually dominate the market. But contrary to what you might think, the report’s authors argue that savings from energy efficiency won’t be the major driver convincing people to make the switch.

As autumn descends this fall and long, bright days pave way to dark evenings, a lot of parents are going to be rudely awakened by their small child’s newly developed fear of darkness. According to WebMD, fear of the dark typically manifests itself around the ages of 2-3 when children reach the stage of brain development where the imagination takes off, but isn’t yet experienced enough to discern reality from non-reality yet.

This amazing lighting display was actually put up last Christmas, winning Good Morning America’s holiday lighting contest. But we thought its patriotic theme might serve as inspiration for the 4th of July.

We’ve written about how bicyclists are using LED lights to transform their rides (for both decoration and safety), but here’s a project that elevates that concept to high art.

In honor of this year’s Earth Day, we thought we’d remind our customers what a great thing they’re doing for the planet by buying LED products. You may know the basics: LED lights are durable and designed to last up to 50 times longer than traditional bulbs, which means less waste being recycled or tossed in the landfill. LED lights can also save up to 85 percent of the energy gobbled up by incandescent bulbs, and up to 50 percent of the energy used by fluorescents.

Cities are well aware that switching to LED lights—in their holiday displays, office corridors, and streetlights—can save lots of money. But here’s another surprising advantage: Police believe that the cooler, more focused light from LED streetlights might actually help fight crime.

Battery-powered LED Christmas style lights are so energy efficient and transportable that people are finding more non-traditional uses for them all the time. A little while ago, we reported on people who are expressing their creativity—and improving their ability to be seen at night—by decorating bicycle baskets, frames and wheels with LED lights.

When you’re ready to put away holiday decorations until next year, LED lights can save you hassle and money. Since many LED strings feature sealed bulb and socket pieces that keep out water and snow that can short them out, you generally don’t need to worry about checking to see which bulbs have burned out or about throwing away the whole string if one bulb goes bad.