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Holiday lights choice hangs on initial, long-term cost

By Andrew Gomes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2013

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> With Christmas having just passed, it's not a bad time to reflect on the bright subject of holiday lights and their effect on the consumer pocketbook. A big and growing dilemma for many people is the conversion from incandescent to LED lights used to decorate trees, homes, boats etc. At what stage would you say this conversion is?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Still early in the process. I see about half-and-half traditional versus LED decorations -- strings of lights -- in stores now, although a few stores have gone completely to LEDs. Given the higher price of LED decorations, that's still a bold move.</p>
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Question: With Christmas having just passed, it's not a bad time to reflect on the bright subject of holiday lights and their effect on the consumer pocketbook. A big and growing dilemma for many people is the conversion from incandescent to LED lights used to decorate trees, homes, boats etc. At what stage would you say this conversion is?

Answer: Still early in the process. I see about half-and-half traditional versus LED decorations -- strings of lights -- in stores now, although a few stores have gone completely to LEDs. Given the higher price of LED decorations, that's still a bold move. Login for more...



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