VIDEO from Siemens Corporation Available on I'm Dreaming of a 'Green' Christmas

Dec 03, 2010, 14:29 ET from

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As a nation we spend about one-quarter of our electricity on lighting, at a cost of more than $37 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and much of that will come during the holiday season. From outdoor lights, to Christmas tree decorations to indoor holiday pieces, those festive little lights can turn a one jubilant reveler into a bitter Ebenezer Scrooge when the electricity bill rolls in. But it doesn't have to be that way. Holiday lighting has move beyond stringing lights along the house, and it's become more energy efficient. From table runners, to bottle toppers to even light-up coasters, these holiday decorations add brightness to any room. Light Emitting Diodes (LED) is the latest improvement in all kinds of lighting decorations. LED's use 90 percent less energy, are more durable and can last years longer. Now, LED powered decorations can make any room ready for holiday festivities while using minimal energy. Decorations have changed dramatically from the days of lighting candles in the windows. They are modern, contemporary and colorful and can stick around long after the holidays are over. Anne Guertin, a lighting expert from Sylvania, can help explain the new line of LED decorations to make any room festive and bright! Available video includes soundbites and b-roll.

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