When the holiday season comes around, many people beginning stringing decorative lights all around their house, without stopping to consider the cost. Sure, nobody wants to be a killjoy during the holiday season, but in this economy, it's important to pay attention to costs year-round.

Typically, one strand of holiday lights, lit for 30 days, costs $4.50 in energy costs, plus the cost of the lights themselves, as well as replacement bulbs and strands for years to come. This does not seem like a huge price to pay for holiday decorations, even though many houses use around a dozen strands of light each holiday season, and those prices can really add up, and the energy conservation of the 21st century is put on the back burner. When you realize that there is an alternate solution, it is easy to change your mind. Many companies are now selling LED holiday lights. One strand of LED lights, lit for 30 days, costs only six cents! Not to mention the environmental benefits of energy conservation, but the cost is barely noticeable on your electric bill, and that's just one more holiday cost you do not have to worry about.

Not convinced? Look at that flashlight you keep in your glove compartment or trunk for emergencies, or even the one by your bed for power outages, or with your camping gear for family vacations. Is it still burning brightly? Are you sure it will be when you need it at an unpredictable time? Not unless you have an LED flashlight.
The newest technology is being used to produce efficient LED flashlights for just these scenarios. An LED bulb can burn for up to 100,000 hours, which is equivalent to about eleven years. Compare that to traditional incandescent bulbs, which only last about 1,000 hours or fluorescent lights that burn about 10,000 hours.

LED bulbs use less energy, radiate (or waste) less heat, and last longer than all other types of bulbs commercially available. They are most beneficial in continuous use, such as holiday lights, and in emergency lighting, as with flashlights. Though they are more expensive than camera cases by Pelican, they last much longer and conserve energy, which is one thing we certainly cannot afford to waste.