Many towns have their own lighting traditions during the holiday season. Most involved stringing incandescents around a tree, but more communities are turning to LED rope lights and string lights to save money on utility costs and reduce their carbon footprints.
Recently, West Virginia University held its 24th holiday lighting ceremony of Woodburn Hall, according to WBOY-TV. In an effort to make the event more environmentally-friendly and affordable, organizers used LED lights around the 135-year-old structure to brighten it in time for the holidays.
"Oh it's wonderful," WVU First Lady Beth Clements told the news source. "I think every year everyone expects to see it and they are excited to see how it changes year to year, and I think it really just kicks off the season for everyone."
LED rope lights, string lights and bulbs are growing in popularity as more people look for ways to go green. These fixtures come in a number of different colors and are now just as affordable as incandescents. Over time, LEDs can pay for themselves in energy savings, making them ideal during the holiday season.