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It's is amazing how many uses people find for products that are not even remotely related to the product's intended purpose. We frequently receive phone calls and emails from customers who ask us questions about our products and occasionally inform us of new and interesting uses for LED Christmas lights.

Here's a short video we did about the different colors of white LED Christmas lights we offer:

Each year American families spend hundreds of millions of dollars decorating for Christmas, and other winter time holidays. A major cornerstone of most holiday decorating projects is the Christmas string light. Although the progress in lighting technology has moved slowly, there is a new and better option for holiday and Christmas lighting: LED lights. LED string lighting is still relatively new to most consumers, as it has only been widely available for a few years.

August 21, 2008

Since we began this business, we have learned a lot about the tradition of Christmas, and more than most people want to know about Christmas lights. For some reason I always assumed that the "x" in Xmas, was an abbreviation for or represented the cross. I'm not sure what prompted me to investigate the matter further today, but I decided I needed confirm my suspicions.

August 20, 2008

People have been using candles as a light source, for ceremonial decoration, and other purposes since around 3000 B.C. All candles consisted of some sort of solid fuel source and a simple wick. Although the materials used for the fuel source or candle itself have changed, the basic technology is the same as it was in 3000 B.C. The candle has stood the test of time and the is no reason to expect that it will be replaced by any new technologies any time soon. However, there are some advantages...

If you are like me, selecting the best Christmas lights for your tree is the least of your concerns. I am generally more concerned with making sure the tree doesn't fall out of the stand, and that it is reasonably straight. However, there are a lot of choices on the market now for Christmas tree lights, and there are a few things you should consider when making your selection.

Often times the nature of, and/or and location of a holiday display, makes powering your Christmas lights with standard AC power difficult. In situations where it is not possible to, or desirable to power your xmas lights using standard power cords, try using battery operated LED Christmas Lights.

July 16, 2007

Selecting a standard white Christmas light used to be simple--there was only one choice: white or clear. With the introduction of LED Christmas lights more choices became available and its become a bit complicated. Now consumers can choose between warm white, pure white, antique white, warm white frosted and many other variations or brands thereof. All of the new shades of white became possible because LED technology allows the manufacturer of the LED to apply different phosphor...

The engineer for the City of Fairbanks, Alaska recently conducted an energy audit and found that the cities' 2646 street lights cost $535,000 to operate each year. The number was staggering, considering that the communities total electric bill was $880,000. Now the city engineer and other city officials are studying the situation, and trying to determine what can be done to reduce the energy costs.

Should we just turn out the lights?