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  •  I switched to LED Christmas lights several years (7+ / 0-)

    ago. The colors, especially blue, are much better, they use less power and you can string a lot more together, so I just need one timer instead of three.

    We have mostly CFLs in our fixtures but I don't really like them because of the mercury. I'll have to keep an eye on LEDs as I need to replace the current ones.

    As a former reef tank enthusiast, I've noticed that LEDs are replacing the boiling hot, current-sucking halides, which could lead to some interesting applications if I can ever set up my tank again.

    •  LED Christmas lights are awesome. I switched the (1+ / 0-)
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      tree when I found strings of random twinkle LEDs.  You can put a zillion of them on the tree and people on the moon can see the glow from it, but it still doesn't dry out the tree.  No heat!  

      Slowly, but surely, I'm replacing the outside holiday lights, too.  The best feature for outside is that they are typically solid state.  They don't replace.  You won't have the entire section of a strand go out just because one stupid light is loose.    

      Metaphors be with you.

      by koosah on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:07:36 PM PDT

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      •  My first set of LED strings were non-replaceable. (0+ / 0-)

        I started losing strings after two years. I don't know if they were just poorly made or what. My new ones are replaceable just like incandescents, with a bit less of a turnover.

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