Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
The holiday season is approaching and it is time for individuals to break out the festive holiday decorations. Christmas lights are one of the most popular holiday decorations and can be placed on just about anything. The most popular and traditional item to be adorned with Christmas lights, however, is the Christmas tree. Although it may look pretty, this decoration can become a serious fire hazard. To reduce the risk of a fire this holiday season, Go Green LED Bulbs offers LED Holiday String Lights that emit far less heat than traditional Christmas lighting.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between the years 2005 and 2009, the U.S. Fire Department responded to an average 240 home fires per year that were caused by Christmas trees. 13 percent of these fires involved decorative lights. Once trees are cut down to be sold to households, they can dry out rather quickly. The heat produced from home furnaces during the coldest months of the year also allow trees to dry out rapidly. A dry Christmas tree is extremely flammable. Artificial Christmas trees can also be flammable, unless sprayed or made with flame retardant materials. According to research completed by the Building & Fire Research Laboratory, Christmas tree fires may not occur as often as other household fires, but when they do, they tend to be more severe than any other type of home fire. The Building & Fire Research Laboratory also found that it only takes three seconds to ignite the tree. Within a minute, the entire tree can catch fire, producing large, untamed flames and dangerous amounts of smoke throughout the rest of the home.
Most Christmas tree fires take place because of faulty Christmas lights. Incandescent Christmas lights produce more heat than they do light. Holiday Lights that use LED technology use their energy to emit a brighter light rather than wasting energy on producing heat. This makes LED lights a simple solution to decorating Christmas trees without the high risk of a fire. Also, incandescent Christmas lights will only allow consumers to attach three strands together before it becomes a serious safety hazard, while LED Christmas lights can connect up to over 40 strands together. Also, since they consume less energy, households will lower their electric costs, and save money on replacement costs because LED Holiday Lights will last for years rather than one season.
With the drought that occurred this summer and early fall in the upper Midwest, the trees have become dry. Christmas tree buyers in this area should be extremely cautious when taking care of their trees this year. LED Holiday Lights on Christmas trees will allow owners to worry less about their tree becoming a fire risk and more on the joy of the season.
ABOUT GO GREEN LED BULBS
Go Green LED Bulbs is a leading distributor of energy efficient products including LED light bulbs, exit signs, LED Christmas lights, flashlights and more. Located in Round Lake Beach, IL, Go Green LED Bulbs works hard to inform the consumer so they can make the best decision on what LED lighting products are right for their residential or commercial space.