Although many people have already started using LED rope lights and string lights for decorative purposes, not everyone is happy with the results. Many consumers still prefer the "warm glow" associated with standard incandescents, despite the fixtures being less sustainable, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"The last thing I want living in Detroit is to come home to my blankets and tea and turn on some chilly-looking lights," Cara Jo Miller, a photographer and supporter of incandescent string lights, told the news source.
However, there is still a growing number of people who are turning to LED rope lights and string lights, noting an improvement in brightness and color. Many cities are also utilizing LED lights for holiday displays in an effort to save money.
"They're a little funky," Tracy Apps, an LED supporter, told the news source. "But overall, these lights have gotten much better. I have them from all different years so I can tell."
LED rope lights and string lights come in a wide variety of colors, and they can also help reduce utility costs over time. As they grow in popularity, these fixtures are also becoming more affordable.