Sales of LED Christmas lights have seen a significant year-on-year rise, according to one retailer of the energy-saving product.
Christmas Lights Etc., a supplier of trees, lights and decorations for the festive period, has reported that its sales for 2009 are up more than 200 per cent compared to last year.
The company claimed that LED lights cost up to 90 per cent less than traditional lights in terms of the power used, as well as the green factor of using less energy.
It added that such lights are now used on flagship Christmas trees around the US, such as the Rockefeller Center Tree which uses 30,000 of them and the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC that displays 37,000 LED bulbs.
Christmas Lights Etc. also pointed out that many consumers are choosing to buy their LEDs online.
This week, David Walliams appeared in Essex to turn the Christmas lights on in Bluewater, reports the News Shopper.