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-- safer they last longer and they use less energy LE ED -- quickly becoming the future of Christmas cheer but some folks say BL EDs just don't -- the same spirit.
Jonathan Serrie is live from a light store in Alpharetta Georgia with more on that -- Jonathan.
Hi patty and you know there are some old timers who still like that -- break double glass -- that they grew up with but -- really do seem to be the wave of the future.
Right now we're at one of the largest online retailers -- Christmas lights Christmas lights etc.
is the name of it and Mike -- -- the sales manager and Mike how are sales -- belly he's going.
Sales are absolutely terrific -- to -- percent over last year incandescent -- about flat but we've enjoyed phenomenal increase in sales despite this recession.
People are really embracing LED technology.
And they're just athlete terrific we can't keep them online or even on the shelves you're saying this is the first year that the sale -- -- actually surpassed incandescent for your business.
Absolutely for the first time over half of our sales -- early eighties.
An incandescent for about -- -- last year they've become so except in the marketplace that.
Quite honestly -- -- yes absolutely are phenomenal for us -- a company.
And they are everywhere -- marketplace right now.
Afoot to side by side Christmas trees and just give you -- comparison on the left you're looking at LEDs and on the right incandescent.
How how much how do they compare and contrast in terms of cost.
There's two tree on the left is the LED tree and it's about 260 dollars more in the tree on the right which the incandescent treat -- both contain about the same on the lights.
A lot more durable.
Unbreakable lights on the LED tree.
Class typical many lights on the incandescent tree so the basic differences -- ability.
And actually energy -- you're gonna have over the long run.
These trees are gonna last at least ten years so the in the initial investment while it's greater -- the -- the nevertheless it's going to last them a lot longer and save the -- along.
And tell -- about the energy savings how much more efficient ideally LTD's are at least.
In you can look at it dispute for standards and depends on the strength speaking at length of the lights and so forth.
It is somewhere around 90% -- consumer reports says.
Overall energy savings on 90% spot 20% of energy usage in the United States is light so you can imagine with customers converting ladies how much true energy saving someone will -- cap.
All right Mike thank you very much for your time and Merry Christmas -- -- Rick back to you.
All right Jonathan Serrie live in Atlanta thank you or an --
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