We Debunk LED Christmas Light Myths

Here at The Christmas Light Emporium, we're a wholesale and retail source for LED Christmas lights. We know that LED lighting gets a bad reputation sometimes with all of the myths and misconceptions floating around. Today we're going to debunk a few of the biggest myths in LED lighting and shining some light on the truth.
  1. LED lighting is too expensive to be a viable alternative. While this is a common misconception, it's not true! Every day technology is always pricey as investors seek ROI, however, market saturation and competition have driven LED prices way down to what is now very commercially feasible prices.
  2. LED lighting is way too bright! Depending on how well they're designed, LED luminaires can appear brighter due to the sight of single chips to the naked eye. Lighting requirements have changed a lot over the past few decades but our needs definitely haven't! Most LED manufacturers design their products with the same applications in mind as traditional lighting, meaning that they're totally a suitable brightness for the application and specifications that you need / have.
  3. LEDs can save 95% energy! While LED lighting can definitely save you money as they consume considerably less energy as conventional lighting, don't be fooled by misguided quotes by manufacturers. While 95% may be true in some applications, it does vary. In reality, domestic LED products tend to offer around 85% reduction, commercial LED products offer up to 50-60% reduction, and commercial LED use offers between 30 and 50% energy reduction.
Are you ready for Christmas? While it's only September, it's never too early to start planning!

Comments (4)

JD

Question: I purchased my first pre-lit tree and love the shape and size – BUT – the @warm white mini-dot LEDs light are so bright that it’s painful on the eyes and that if my 3 year old (he begs me to turn off the lights) – the lights are wired do that they are right on the branch tips so it’s unlikely that hanging ornaments will help to mute it obscure some of the lights.

A regular power cord with dimmer switch doesn’t work (~8 years and says compatible for LED and various lights).
So I’m assume the lights are not officially dismantle LED – BUT is there anything else I can try to use as dinner, or hack to dim or obscure the pre-wires lights. (Besides returning the tree or not plugging in the LED and stringing up my own incandescents).
Many thanks!

JD

LED Xmas lights
(Typos corrected)

Question: I purchased my first pre-lit tree and love the shape and size – BUT – the warm white mini-dot LEDs light are so bright that it’s painful on the eyes and my 3 year old begs me to turn off the lights. The lights are wired so that they are right on the branch tips so it’s unlikely that hanging ornaments will help to mute or obscure some of the lights.

A regular power cord with built-in dimmer switch doesn’t work (~8 years old and says compatible for LED and various lights).
So I’m assuming the lights are not officially dimmable LED – BUT is there anything else I can try to use as dimmer, or hack to dim or obscure the pre-wired lights. (Besides returning the tree or not plugging in the LED and stringing up my own incandescents).
Many thanks!

JD

LED Xmas lights
(Typos corrected)

Question: I purchased my first pre-lit tree and love the shape and size – BUT – the warm white mini-dot LEDs light are so bright that it’s painful on the eyes and my 3 year old begs me to turn off the lights. The lights are wired so that they are right on the branch tips so it’s unlikely that hanging ornaments will help to mute or obscure some of the lights.

A regular power cord with built-in dimmer switch doesn’t work (~8 years old and says compatible for LED and various lights).
So I’m assuming the lights are not officially dimmable LED – BUT is there anything else I can try to use as dimmer, or hack to dim or obscure the pre-wired lights. (Besides returning the tree or not plugging in the LED and stringing up my own incandescents).
Many thanks!

The Christmas Light Emporium

Hi there! Sorry for the late reply! If the lights on your tree are not dimmable (it sounds like they are not) then I believe the only solution will be to replace them. Thank yoU!

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