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Houses in Northumberland save money with LED holiday lights

Families and companies in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, are increasingly switching over to LED lights for their holiday decorations this year in a bid to save money and energy, according to WNEP.

Many families have opted to string LED holiday lights around their houses, some in fanciful decorations. For residential homes, using LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs can save considerable money and energy. According to ENERGY STAR, LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent and other bulb types, with much of those savings showing up on the energy bills.

In addition to private homes, the city itself is also making the environmentally responsible decision to decorate buildings and parks around town with LED Christmas lights. According to the news source, the borough used a $5,000 grant to purchase brand new LED lights for this holiday season.

"What we decided on doing was getting some LED lights," Mayor Len Zobray told the news source. "Ordering some garland, wreaths, some snowflakes. We know LED is the way to go. IT saves energy and we're hoping to save energy for the borough at the park."

Workers spent the last several weeks decorating as many as 20 trees at King Street Park, according to the news source. Each tree has been strung with 200 LED holiday lights and topped off with a glimmering snowflake.