In an effort to help office managers, property managers, and hotel managers prepare for the holidays, we are doing a series on the benefits of LED lighting. Download this free LED Christmas Lights whitepaper, which features the entire series. To be an effective manager, you know how important it is to plan ahead so you can make efficient decisions on behalf of your workplace, benefiting your customers and employees. Now is the time to prepare for the holidays and start gathering holiday decorating ideas for your workplace. This will ensure you enhance your environment and wow your customers, all while being cost-effective. Holiday lighting is a popular way to make an impact this holiday season, but the mere thought of digging the ole Christmas lights out of the garage and preparing them for their important yet seasonally temporary appearance causes the most jolly of us to turn into Grinch or Scrooge! If you’re like me, it's because no matter how many light sets you untangled, bulbs replaced, wires spliced or fuses swapped last season, you know you will be lucky if half of them want to light up without some serious tinkering. Tinker no more—technology has afforded us some holiday cheer in the form of the LED Christmas Lights! Commercial holiday decorators have been well informed of the numerous benefits LED light sets provide and the demand from the general consumer is starting to gain popularity as more people are realizing their many benefits. When LED christmas lights first hit the market they were met with some valid resistance--namely the cool white (or should we say blue) hue of the white LED lamp. The fact is this ‘pure’ white is actually more true to the color white than what consumers wanted. Enter the Warm White LED. LED technology has come a long way in recent years and manufacturers are now able to duplicate the warm glow of an incandescent filament with a light emitting diode. LED Christmas lights consume far less electricity than standard incandescent bulbs, but the benefits don’t stop there. We all know that LED bulbs can save you money on your electric bill by using less energy but the question still remains, do the long-term savings justify the upfront cost of LED light sets? The answer is a resounding YES! The long-term cost savings of LED bulbs over their incandescent counterparts can be realized for two key reasons that make LED light sets outshine all others—energy consumption and rated lamp life.