With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Christmas will be here again before you know it. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year; there are Christmas-carol-fueled holiday parties, sugar cookie baking extravaganzas, delicious home-cooked meals, and time spent with loved ones. And of course, there is the annual tradition of decking the halls with festive lighting!

However, one thing that often goes unnoticed this time of year is the increased energy consumption as a result of so many additional holiday lights. Although pretty to look at, keeping those colorful bright lights running can really eat up your energy bill. But we don’t want to be a Scrooge, so we’re providing you with a few different alternatives to traditional Christmas lights that are more sustainable and can help save you some cash – which we could all use this time of year!

LED Holiday Lights

These are some of the best substitutes for traditional Christmas lights. LED lights consume 90% less energy, are safe to use, are less expensive, and are long-lasting. Many users also report that these lights don’t get tangled up as easily as regular lights. Because of this, it makes them much easier to drape around your tree or the outside of your home. And perhaps best of all, LED lightbulbs can last for at least 10 seasons – meaning you can increase your energy efficiency without having to purchase brand new lights each year.

Solar Powered Christmas Lights

Another lighting alternative that is gaining popularity is solar Christmas lights. These lights get power from the sun during the day, which in turn helps to lower your electricity bill. By using the sun as a source of renewable energy, you can virtually eliminate your Christmas energy bill altogether. Although this only applies to outdoor lighting options, there are still plenty of indoor lighting alternatives to help you both save money and improve your energy efficiency.

Rechargeable Battery Lights

Your Christmas lights don’t have to run on the power generated from your home. Indoor, rechargeable battery lights are just what they sound like – a lighting option that runs on battery power instead of electricity. Because of their power source, these lights are essentially guaranteed to last a lifetime (except for bulb replacements). Many lighting packages come equipped with a USB charger so that all you have to do is make sure the batteries are charged and you’re good to go.

Reducing your individual energy consumption doesn’t require life-altering changes, and you certainly don’t have to forego your favorite holiday traditions to do so. By simply swapping out the kinds of lights you use, you can still light the way for Santa’s sleigh, save some extra holiday cash, and cut back on overall energy usage all at the same time.

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