SOURCE: Christmas Decor, Inc.

December 09, 2010 17:19 ET

A "Green" Shift in Holiday Lighting

Christmas Decor Says Environmentally-Friendly LED Lighting Adds Energy Efficiency and Flexibility to Holiday Displays

LUBBOCK, TX--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Many home and business owners are looking for ways to build an eco-conscious lifestyle by using products that have less impact on the environment. According to the holiday lighting experts Christmas Décor, this sustainability movement has been working its way into the holiday season for years through a variety of products. Now, consumers looking for a "greener Christmas" have options in their holiday decorations -- with LED technology.

LED lights derive their name from the fact they utilize "light emitting diodes" to create light. LED Christmas lights are similar to the traditional Christmas incandescent bulbs except that they do not have a filament inside that can burn out and take the entire string of bulbs with it. Instead, they are illuminated by the movement of electrons in a semi-conductor material.

The movement of these electrons requires much less electricity to provide that holiday glow. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if consumers replaced their conventional holiday lights with eco-friendly LEDs, at least two billion kilowatt hours of electricity could be saved each month. This energy savings could power 200,000 homes for one year!

Christmas Décor, the nation's largest professional holiday decorating network, is spearheading the effort to spread the use of LED lights in the 300+ markets that it serves.

"The movement we have seen towards LED lighting has been very profound. We are happy to be a part of this movement to help save energy and resources for both the planet and for our clients. We're excited to be offering LED lights to our clients throughout the country," said Brandon Stephens, vice president of marketing for Christmas Decor, Inc.

"While we will still offer incandescent lighting to our clients, the phasing in of LEDs for holiday lighting is heading towards the point where they will soon represent the vast majority of our holiday decorating installations," added Stephens. "Our clients want to avoid the high rates they see on their electric bills after the holidays and they also are becoming more environmentally conscious. That's when the substantial benefits that LEDs offer over incandescent lighting become apparent. LEDs really make good sense. LEDs add not only energy savings of up to 90 percent over incandescent lighting, but their versatility and beauty really add to our service package with their flexibility, durability and convenience."

To learn more about using LEDs and their availability in your area for your display, please visit www.christmasdecor.net or call (800) 687-9551.

About Christmas Decor 
Since its inception in 1986, Christmas Decor has risen to become the premier holiday lighting and decorating company in North America. The Texas-based company was founded by Blake Smith as an off-season supplement to his landscape business and as a method to provide year-round work for employees. Christmas Decor quickly emerged as a viable business opportunity and today, operates in more than 350 markets in 48 states and Canada. Plans are underway to open locations in more than 100 new markets through franchise expansion in select communities around the country. Christmas Decor is highly revered in its field and has received consistent recognition for its efforts; some highlights include having been named one of a Top Ten Home Improvement Franchises for 2008 by Entrepreneur Magazine and AOL Small Business. Christmas Decor's parent company, The Decor Group, also offers the Nite Time Decor franchise opportunity, a growing 30-unit concept specializing in architectural and landscape lighting services. For more information, visit www.christmasdecor.net.