It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


Robert T. Lynch, PE, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer ::::
Everywhere you go… you can’t help but notice the lighting displays adorning houses and front yards this holiday season. In recent years, LED lighting has become the standard for new Christmas lights and decorations as the technology has become more affordable while maintaining energy efficiency and longevity. LED lights are easy to identify as they are brighter and glow a different, more bluish color to their incandescent counterparts that give off a softer red glow. Personally, I’m not a fan of the way the LED light strings look and I’ll admit (at the risk of sounding like I don’t care about the environment and/or energy efficiency) that I still use C9 incandescent (wire filament) bulbs to decorate my house. Before you go and report me to the wasteful spending committee, I did the math: it costs me about a buck a day to run my Christmas lights. So while I’m not as green as I could be, I’m not breaking the bank either with my refusal to convert to LED.
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