A “Green” Approach to Holiday Decorating

Local holiday decorating specialist says energy-efficient LED lighting is a bright idea for eco-friendly displays

According to Jim O’Loughlin of All American Turf Beauty, home and business owners looking for ways to build an eco-conscious lifestyle by using products that have less impact on the environment can now turn to professional holiday decorators to help keep the “green” in the holiday season.

All American Turf Beauty, part of the nation’s largest professional holiday decorating network, use versatile LED lights for brilliant eco-friendly outdoor displays. These lights derive their name from the “light emitting diodes” they use 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, LED Christmas lights use 70 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, and are brighter, more eco-friendly, and safer; since they are much cooler than incandescent lights.

“ LEDs for holiday lighting continue to grow in popularity for our holiday decorating installations,” added O’Loughlin. “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. The versatility and beauty of LEDs really add to our service package with their flexibility, durability and convenience.”

All American Turf Beauty is a member of the Christmas Décor Franchise Network, which has been decorating homes and businesses since 1986, providing services annually to more than 50,000 properties nationwide. Christmas Décor, Inc. focuses primarily on exterior decorating services, offering customized lighting displays, garlands, wreaths, and bows. Installation, maintenance, removal, and storage of all decorations are included in the full-service package that Christmas Décor clients receive.

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