Holiday lights have greatly evolved since the days of placing real, burning candles on a tree. The Holiday Lighting Evolution made a huge change in 1882 when Edward H. Johnson, inventor and vice president of Thomas Edison’s booming electric company, strung 80 red, white and blue light bulbs on his scrawny evergreen in his New York Home. Like many new inventions, the tree lights started out as an expensive delicacy that became popular and affordable a couple of decades into the 20th century.

Next, we are evolving from Incandescent Lamps to Fluorescent lamps. Incandescent Lam

[s produce light as a result of being heated. Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFLS are fluorescent lamps that emit light from a mix of phosphors inside the bulb.  They were designed to replace incandescent lamp. CFLs use one-fifth to one-third the electric power compared to an Incandescent Lamp. Plus, they last eight to fifteen times longer. Like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs contain toxic mercury, which complicates their disposal.

lightsdownToday, we are evolving from the Fluorescent lamps to LEDs

A LED or a light-emitting diode is a lamp that emits light in a very narrow band of wavelengths. As a result, LED’s are far more energy efficient than incandescent or fluorescent lights, which emit light in a much wider band of wavelengths. LED’s produce light that renders a color similar (but not identical) to natural daylight, which is measured on a scale called CRI, or Color Rendering Index. CRI’s range from 0-100, 100 being identical to natural daylight. Typical LED’s are around 70-95 CRI, but it is not recommended to put anything indoors below 75 CRI. Like incandescent lamps and unlike most fluorescent lamps, LEDs come to full brightness without need for a warm-up time.

So how much more efficient are LED’s?

On average, an incandescent bulb may last around 1000 hours and a fluorescent bulb may last around 8,000 hours.  An equivalent LED bulb may last around 25,000 hours. Because of their efficiency, LED’s are generally more costly, but the energy saved on your electric bill pays off when compared to incandescent bulbs. However, as everyone is moving to purchasing more LEDs, production cost have reduced and the price has gone down.

Why Use Holiday Decor Lighting Services?

We use top quality products that incorporate the latest technology available for holiday decor. We only use LED lights that not only last longer, but also are more energy efficient than other types of lights.  We use commercial grade C-9 lights for roofs and fences that feature heavy duty SPT1 insulation for outdoor durability. We use mini LED lights that are perfect for bushes and tree wraps.  We also offer RGB lights which create a dynamic lighting display show that can be controlled from you own computer, tablet or cell phone.  We can also create a lighting display that makes lights sparkle, chase and even change speed. We specialize in making the perfect winter wonderland that will delight your neighbors, friends and customers. The holidays are rapidly approaching so call and schedule your professional holiday decorator today!