December is a time of joy, peace, and holiday cheer. It’s also a time of decorations and lighting that tend to wreak havoc on the environment (and energy bills, for that matter). Even though much of the holiday decor these days isn’t eco-friendly, there are plenty of options that are. Find out what you can do to make your home and holiday lighting eco-friendly this holiday season.
1. Upgrade to LED Lighting
LED lighting options are just as bright, and sometimes brighter. They reduce your electricity usage and give off much less heat. LED lighting can be found for everything from Christmas lights to Christmas figurines and holiday scenes.
2. Harness the Power of the Sun
Relatively new to the market, solar-powered lights are a fantastic alternative to traditional lighting. Solar-powered lighting can be used for motion-sensor lights or lights to line your driveway. These are especially helpful for guests when they’re trying to find their way to your home. Lasers and holiday lights can also be solar-powered.
By using solar powered holiday lighting outdoors, the sun charges your lights during the day so you’ll have enough energy to run them during the night. This keeps your house looking festive and cheerful without while keeping your lighting expenses down. Sunlight is the perfect renewable energy source to take advantage of this holiday.
3. A Holiday Classic Gets an Upgrade
These are safe options, especially if you have children in your home or expect a child to come with guests. There is no wax that melts and no flame to burn little fingers. LED candles are eco-friendly because they can be reused for years to come. LED candles come in all shapes and sizes, from large round votives to tall tapered candles to small tea-lights.
If you want candles for outdoor holiday scenes, you can find LED versions that are safe for outdoor use, as well. No matter what style of decor you desire to match, you’ll be able to find LED candles that fit your needs.
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