LED And Conventional Christmas Lights: 6 Performance Comparisons


Generally, two types of lights are considered every yea […]

Generally, two types of lights are considered every year-standard string lights and newer LED lights. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Chinese LED holiday light manufacturer, supplier & Ninghai Haohua Company will list the differences below so that you can make a more informed decision about Christmas lighting.


If the two types of lights use the same insulated wire, the installation methods are comparable. However, many LED lights now use copper wiring harnesses. This stranded wire is more difficult to install than a stranded wire because it is thinner and more tangled. LED wires are usually shorter than regular wires, which means you need more extension cords and wires to hook together to complete the installation, which means more work is needed to set up the lights.



With the continuous development of technology, LED lighting is even brighter than standard bulbs. In addition, LED Christmas lights have fewer bulbs than traditional string lights, but they still glow brightly in many colors.

The key is to look at the size of the light. The LEDs on the copper wires are much smaller, so despite the same brightness, these lights will not be as visible as standard Christmas lights. However, this may be a personal choice of how you want to view the bulb.

The biggest difference between LED and standard light is the color. Traditionally, LED lights are bright white, while incandescent lights are yellow. The minerals that color LED bulbs make them look different from the tinted glass of standard lights. Some people may prefer the look of traditional lights, as colors are usually related to the season.



The LED light stays cool even after being turned on for hours. In contrast, traditional Christmas lights become very hot after being lit for several hours. This can lead to the danger of a house catching fire, so you need to unplug the lightwhen left unattended or after hours. LED lighting provides a safer, cooler Christmas light option for those who are worried about this danger.

Compared to standard bulbs, LED bulbs are less likely to short circuit or burn out, so less time to replace them. However, both LEDs and standard Christmas bulbs are made of a thin piece of glass. This glass will break at the same rate, especially under impact.

In addition, many newer LED lights use thin copper wires instead of insulated wires. This wire is tangled easily. If the string is broken, the tiny light embedded in the string cannot be replaced. The heavy insulated wires of conventional lights have a longer service life, and larger bulbs can be replaced if necessary.



Because LEDs have fewer lights per string, more strings may be needed to complete the installation. This will result in a higher overall cost for LED lights compared to ordinary lights. As more strands are required, you may need more extension cords and anchors.

The cost of LED Christmas lighting and installation is around $ 10 to $ 30 per light. Most people need about 10 to 15 strands of wire per job, and the total cost of lighting is $ 100 to $ 450. Additional features required for installation (such as extension cords and stakes) cost between $ 30 and $ 100, while installations cost between $ 100 and $ 450, depending on the additional features added. The total cost of bulbs, installations, and other components is between $ 230 and $ 1,000.

The price of a normal Christmas light may be between $ 3 and $ 12 per light. Longer strings mean that only 8 to 10 strands are needed to complete the same job, and the total cost of lighting is $ 24 to 120. Additional costs such as piles and extension cords will be between $ 30 and $ 100, and installation costs between $ 100 and $ 450. The total cost of the project will be between $ 154 and $ 670.



5.Energy efficiency
Compared to standard incandescent Christmas lights, LED bulbs use less energy, which makes them a more energy-efficient option. In fact, incandescent or conventional lights are completely eliminated due to inefficiencies, making it harder to find them. The greenhouse gases produced by incandescent light bulbs may have a greater impact on the environment and may cause problems such as climate change. Compared with incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs emit less greenhouse gases, which makes them not only more efficient, but also more environmentally friendly.

LED bulbs require less power to operate, so using the same number of lights gives you less power than standard string lights. Compared to regular Christmas lights, this season can save you up to 80% of your electricity bill. This is a benefit for those who like to create large displays.


The life of LED bulbs is about 50,000 hours, while the life of standard bulbs is about 1,000 hours. From a durability point of view, this means that a string of LED lights uses 50 times more than a string of ordinary lights. So, although buying an LED light is more expensive than an incandescent light, in reality, you will save energy costs and replace the light throughout its life.



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