Light-emitting diodes, or LED Christmas lights, are becoming a popular alternative for holiday decorating for many reasons. To fully appreciate the benefits they offer, you first need to have a basic understanding of what makes them different than the other types of Christmas lights on the market.
What Makes Them Different
Unlike other outdoor Christmas lights, LED Christmas lights are made of a semiconductor device that creates the light. All multi-color LED Christmas lights produce monochromatic light, which means a specific light is emitted, regardless of the plastic encasing. This basically means that the colors created will remain vibrant, even after multiple uses.
White LED Christmas lights use a slightly different process to generate the white color, which involves producing an ultraviolet light that is then exposed to a phosphor to create the color human eyes perceive as white.
White LED Christmas lights can be used in conjunction with colored refractors and lenses to create colors. However, if they are used with colored refractors and lenses, much like most other mini Christmas lights, they are subject to some color fading because of the long-term exposure to heat.
Armed with some basic knowledge, you may have begun to realize that there are several distinct advantages to using them. Here are just a few.