LEDs light up the Holidays
Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays all over the world. LED lights are now taking over the spotlight as the best holiday lights for the season. Christmas is not a subtle holiday in Massachusetts. Neighbors compete with each other with bright outdoor holiday displays. And local experts say new technologies and trade patterns are changing what goes into those decorations. "The biggest upsweep has been LED lighting," said Linda Kosakowski, Christmas merchant for Aubuchon Hardware. "I put it in our stores five years ago and the price was too high. The customer didn't see the value, but now customers are going toward that two-to-one." Instead of bulbs, these lights get their glow from light-emitting diodes in the string. The LED lights are solid plastic, not glass bulbs, with the light coming from the bottom. Continue reading at Lowell Sun.