POSTED: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 3:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Making the switch from incandescent to LED is helping many Christmas light displays go green this season.
LEDs are currently the most efficient light bulbs you can buy.
Six hours of daily use of 600 incandescent lights will cost you $80 per month, while the same number of LEDs runs up your bill by only $7.
"Some people put their lights up late November, keep them up until early January. So, there's quite a bit of cost-saving that can be realized when using the LED bulbs," notes Duke Energy's David Scanzoni.
Retailers charge up to three times more for the LEDs compared to the incandescent bulbs, but they last longer and over the long haul are greener in more ways than one.
"They're very green, they use less energy. Less electricity has to be produced by the power company," Scanzoni explains.