Energy-saving holiday lights

Get your glow on with these eco-minded LED, solar, and rechargeable lights.




Hours of sparkle for a fraction of the energy

You can save a lot of energy while enjoying the glow of warm holiday lights.Eco-friendly options include outdoor solar or LED string lights, rechargeable indoor-outdoor votives, flameless indoor tea lights, and more.LED bulbs use 1/50 of the electricity of traditional holiday lights, and they can last up to 30 years.For even more energy savings, attach light strings to a timer (about $9 from Environmental Lights).







Rechargeable indoor-outdoor votives

We love the art-meets-tech pairing of LED bulbs and handblown glass globes.Available in 4 colors; amber with white bulbs shown ($57 for Aurora Glow solar collector and 6 2½-inch-wide globes with hooks on a 25-foot strong; from allsopgarden.com).







Flameless indoor tea lights

They fit standard votive holders; an LED bulb provides a flamelike flicker ($6 for set of 6; from Target).







LED light string

With a controller, set these white-wire indoor-outdoor mini bulbs for 8 light patterns, including flash, chase, and twinkle.Also available in blue ($35 for 70 lights on a 24-foot string; controller $12; from Environmental Lights).




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