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5 ways to brighten the season with LED holiday lights

From the soft glow of white string lights to novelty colored lights, residents have plenty of options to put their personal stamp on their home with outdoor holiday lights this year. In particular, LED holiday lights give people more decorating options than ever.

LEDs come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and colors. They also use about 10 percent of the electricity and last two to three times longer compared to traditional incandescent bulbs (DIY Network).

Whether you want to keep it simple or go the way of the Griswolds in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, here are some ways to incorporate energy-saving LED holiday lights in your decorating:

Standard and mini string LED lights

These lights are the most traditional in outdoor holiday decorating. They’re small and brilliant, and they work well with other LED lights in any holiday design. Standard and mini string LEDs are great for wrapping outdoor trees, railings or columns.

C9 LED lights

C9 LED lights bring a nostalgic touch to any holiday lighting design. Colored C9 LED lights create a festive ambiance and can be used to line a roof or window.

Globe string LED lights

Globe string lights are popular year-round, bringing a warm atmosphere to a patio or deck. Around the holidays, globe string lights can amplify a holiday lighting design. Use them to add height and dimension to a front porch, or string them between pillars or posts to create a canopy effect.

Net LED lights

Net LED lights feature fast setup, making them great for the decorator in a pinch. Cover multiple shrubs or bushes quickly, or even post them to siding for amplified coverage over the whole house. 

Icicle LED lights

Icicle LED lights are most commonly used to decorate and accent roof or porch lines, creating the popular effect of dangling icicles. To create a new look, try layering strings of icicle lights to add dimension.

How are you incorporating LED lighting into your holiday decorations this season? Tweet @ETN_Lighting using the hashtag #LEDChristmas.