Holiday lights are LED
energy-efficient than the old-fashioned incandescents. “To be honest, the little niche of the Christmas light industry already has been fast moving toward LEDs,” said Garth Svenson, president of the Christmas Dove in Barrington, N.H. The store is the largest of its kind in New England, with more than 30 rooms full of Christmas decorations and lights. Some fans of traditional lights complain that the more energy-efficient LED lights don’t produce the same colorful halo effect as older bulbs. Strands of LEDs also are more expensive than incandescents, though the LEDs are much cheaper to run and are often more durable.