As more people make the switch to LED rope lights, string lights and bulbs to reduce their carbon footprints, incandescent fixtures are going out of style. One example of the new trend is the Tanglewood Festival of Lights in North Carolina. Recently, officials planning the celebration said that they are going green for the 20th annual event, according to FOX affiliate FOX-8 News.
By the start date of the festival on November 19, approximately 1 million LED lights will be installed around Tanglewood Park to consume less energy. Event officials said that more than 300,000 people visited the festival last year. Each night, the electricity bill was nearly $1,000. Celebration organizers expect the LEDs to save money through their low energy usage and long lifespans.
"We should only have to change them once in my lifetime and hopefully most everyone's lifetime. You can beat them, pretty much step on them and can't break them," Chris Weavil, who maintains Tanglewood Park, told the news source.
More homeowners are also using LED rope lights, string lights and bulbs for decorating purposes as well. LED rope lights are ideal for outdoor illumination because they are resistant to the elements.