Hoe, Hoe, Hoe!

Ready to hang some “electric ivy” in your landscape? Deck the halls by lighting up the shrubs in the front yard? Well “hoe, hoe, hoe!” LED technology has provided us Christmas lights that are landscape plant and environment friendly!

LED lights are cool to the touch and friendly to those landscape evergreens, unlike those old multi color C9 lights I used to hang up. Remember Clark W Griswold and the staple gun? I would generally burn a finger or two and step on a bulb creating a loud pop! Then I had the struggle of trying to remove the remaining metal base out of the socket without cutting or electrocuting myself! LED lights are more environmentally friendly because they use far less energy than the old lights. An old traditional C9 would use 810kw if there were 600 lights burning 6 hours a day for 45 days (mid-November to January 1). LED lights would use only 14kw for the same amount of lights and days, over 90% less! The bulbs and strings will hold up well in your landscape, they are all weather and water resistant. LED lights are very durable too, many rated up to 20 years. It is estimated a string will last 35,000 hours if left on continuously, that’s running 24 hours a day for 4 years! My favorite feature of the sets is I don’t feel guilty when I string some continuous sets together. Because they use such little energy, you don’t “overload” by plugging 3 continuous strings together resulting in set fuses frying or tripped breakers in the basement with the old sets. Be an entre-manure and use LED Christmas lights, Hoe, Hoe, Hoe!

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