By choosing LED products, Six Flags is reducing its overall impact on the environment with greener, more sustainable holiday lighting.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) December 19, 2009
Six Flags, the premier destination for thrilling family fun, continues to expand its use of environmentally friendly LED products for its 'Holiday in the Park' celebrations nationwide. This year, the world's largest regional theme park company has teamed up once again with Christmas Lights Etc., a leader in energy efficient Christmas lighting. The company has added two additional giant LED Christmas trees and replaced thousands of incandescent Christmas lights with energy efficient LED Christmas Lights.
Last year, Six Flags Fiesta Texas lead other Six Flags parks hosting 'Holiday in the Park' celebrations by choosing to display a 58-foot tall giant Christmas tree adorned with more than 8000 energy efficient LED lights as the centerpiece for its majestic tree lighting ceremony which takes place each night at the park's plaza center. This season, Six Flags Fiesta Texas was joined by Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags The Great Escape, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in transitioning to energy efficient LED Christmas lights. Each of the 'Holiday in the Park' host parks have begun switching out incandescent Christmas lights and strings, replacing them with eco-friendly LED equivalents as a part of a larger company initiative aimed at conserving energy and reducing costs.
In 2008, Six Flags parks joined a cast of, hotels, casinos, municipalities, schools and office buildings across the nation which began transitioning from operating traditional incandescent lights to Christmas Lights Etc. LED Christmas lights and giant LED Christmas trees. By choosing LED products, Six Flags is reducing its overall impact on the environment with greener, more sustainable holiday lighting.
A recent Consumer Reports article (dated November 10, 2009) compared incandescent versus LED Christmas lights. Energy efficient LED Christmas lights were the clear choice. With regard to energy use and cost, each string of LED lights used 1 to 3 kilowatt hours of energy, compared with 12 to 105 kWh for the incandescent, saving $1 to $11 per string. As for durability, LED bulbs were still working even after more than 4,000 hours, while the incandescent lights had one or more bulbs burn out before 2,000 hours. A longer lifespan for LED bulbs translates into an overall reduction in manufacturing and waste, as LED strings do not need to be replaced as often.
Six Flags choice to replace incandescent lights with Energy efficient LED Christmas lights from Christmas Lights Etc. is expected to reduce the energy consumption of their Christmas lights by up to 80%.
ABOUT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ETC.
Christmas Lights, Etc. (http://www.christmaslightsetc.com) is a three time INC. 5000 company and leading online retailer of Artificial Christmas Trees, Lights and Décor; an ENERGY STAR partner and supplier of commercial Christmas lights and giant Christmas trees to organizations like The Walt Disney Company, Sea World, Old Navy, the University of Alabama and many others. The company's products have been featured by the CBS Early Morning Show, Smart Money magazine, Wall Street Journal, and HGTV to name a few.
ABOUT SIX FLAGS
Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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