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LED Holiday Lights: 6 Need-to-Know Tips

Well it’s that time of year again and I’m no Clark Griswold but here are some helpful tips for those of us getting ready to put up Christmas lights…

By: G. M. Filisko

Published: December 10, 2010

LED holiday lights vs. old-fashioned bulbs: 6 tips to help you decide which is right for you.

1. LED holiday lights save you money. LED lights use at least 90% less energy than traditional holiday lights, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Star program.

That results in a $50 energy savings for the average family during the holidays, says Avital Binshtock of the Sierra Club in San Francisco.

Put it into perspective: The amount of electricity consumed by one 7-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LEDs—enough to light two 24-foot strings, says Energy Star.

2. But LED lights typically cost more than old-fashioned holiday lights.

  • GE 100-bulb string of Energy Star-certified LED white lights: $18.97 at Lowe’s
  • GE 100-bulb string of conventional white lights: $8.97

But shop around because a growing number of retailers are offering sales on LED holiday lights and, if you can’t find a sale before the holidays, you can certainly find one after. Plus, prices will surely go down as these lights gain traction.

3. LED holiday lights last and last. LED bulbs can keep your season bright for as long as 100,000 hours, says Cathy Choi, president of Moonachie, N.J.-based Bulbrite, which manufactures LED and regular bulbs. That’s substantially longer than the life of your old holiday light strings.

4. You can string a BIG strand of LED lights. Safety wise, you shouldn’t connect more than three traditional light strings, but you can connect up to 87 LED holiday light strings, totaling a whopping 1,500 feet, Choi says. So blow your neighbor’s display away by cocooning your house in lights:

  • You won’t have to buy as many extension cords.
  • You can take your holiday lighting display further away from the outlet.

5. LED lights reduce the risk of fire. They stay cooler than incandescent bulbs, according to Energy Star.

6. How about that hue? Some people stick with their old lights because they don’t like the brighter hue that white LED holiday lights emit. But Choi says manufacturers now offer a “warm white” bulb that more closely mimics the glow of an incandescent light. Be sure to read the label to choose a bright or warm white and to ensure what you’re purchasing isEnergy Star-certified.

Colored and color-changing LED holiday lights are more vibrant than conventional lights, making your display easier to see from the street, Choi says.

New List released on 90+ Day inventory HUD Homes! All offers considered!

Just Released ! New list

week of  11-28-11!  

No matter what the offer is, it WILL be considered! Steal one of these deals before it’s too late! 

Check out this list of Aged inventory for HUD homes in California!

Address City State Zip Days Listed  $Price
6402 VENTURA DR MAGALIA CA 95954-0000  96 52,000.00
19534 WOODRIDGE DRI PIONEER CA 95666-0000  98 66,800.00
1670 STATE HIGHWAY 49 PLACERVILLE CA 95667-0000  104 182,000.00
623 SKYVIEW DR IMPERIAL CA 92251-0000  106 133,000.00
236 N NORMA ST RIDGECREST CA 93555-0000  93 59,200.00
60120 TAMATEA RD ANZA CA 92539-0000  100 84,000.00
541 HOLLY AVE OXNARD CA 93036-0000  100 130,900.00

Please call Jesse at 949-306-8416 for more information on these and other exciting HUD Homes!More details can be found at www.HUDHOMESTORE.com

FREE Foreclosure Prevention Workshops Available through Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County

To sign up please visit:

http://www.nhsoc.org/nhsoc-foreclosure-signup.html

Foreclosure Prevention Workshops 

CLASSES OFFERED:

Tuesday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Where: 198 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

Class Description:

Class will conducted in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.  Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County has developed and implemented a home ownership preservation program to assist families preserve home ownership.

About NHS OC

Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County strenghtens communities and enhances the quality of life for working families by expanding housing opportunities, promoting sound financial management and encouranging civic engagement.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County
 has also enjoyed remarkable success in turning marginal neighborhoods into attractive, desirable and affordable places to live by developing and preserving quality residential housing.

Because of Ever Increasing Demand

NHS OC

With the ever-increasing and critical demand for affordable housing in the county, NHS OC programs and services are becoming more important. They are committed to:

  • Developing and funding new loan programs to meet our clients needs as they strive to become homeowners.
  • Expanding our home ownership education and counseling programs to include post purchase education, financial literacy and the dangers of predatory lending.
  • Increasing our homeowner rehab loan program to help enhance neighborhoods and maintain property values.
  • Expanding our outreach programs such as Pride Days, Home Safety Fairs and Rosie’s Garage to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods and communities.
  • Developing new affordable housing and preserving existing housing.
  • Identifying new neighborhoods and markets that will benefit from our programs

Bank Owned Laguna Niguel 1 Bed/ 1 Bath $174,400. Just Listed!

30902 Clubhouse Dr Unit 12C, Laguna Niguel, CA

Great 1 Bedroom condo just a few miles from the beach in highly desirable Laguna Niguel. Direct access 1 car garage with cozy fireplace in living room. Spacious 1 bedroom with inside laundry on the main level. Quiet location with pleasant views out the back. Enjoy the sliding patio door from the living room to the back balcony. Close to shopping and entertainment. Enjoy all that Laguna Niguel has to offer at an affordable price.

Call Jesse at 949-306-8416 to schedule a showing!

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1BR/1BA Condo offered at $174,400
Year Built 1989
Sq Footage 800
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $327 per month

 

Reduced! 3 Bed 2,5 Bath condo in San Clemente with Ocean View! $336,900

Terrific Ocean views from both the back patio and Master Bedroom window. Great Location with large greenbelt behind and Greenbelt in front of home. Ceramic tile counters in Kitchen. Carpet in all bedrooms. 2 levels with all bedrooms upstairs. 2 car detached garage just a short walk away. Quick access to schools, shopping freeway and beach! Perfect opportunity to make this into your dream home.

2166 Calle Ola Verde # 180

SAN CLEMENTE, CA
Ocean Views from Master and Back Patio!
3BR/2+1BA Condo offered at $336,900
Year Built 1981
Sq Footage 1,488
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $510 per month

Just Listed! 2 Bed/ 2 Bath Condo in Laguna Niguel. $225,900

25102 Calle Playa Unit A
Laguna Niguel, CA

Great end unit location for this 2 Bedroom Condo in the Expressions community in the heart of Laguna Niguel. Greenbelt in front offers extra privacy. Patio is accessible from the living
room and Master Bedroom Slider. Direct garage access with inside laundry room. Located very close to schools and Shopping while just a 5 minute drive to either the 5 Freeway or a few more minutes to get to the beach. Enjoy everything Laguna Niguel has to offer. This Property has terrific potential.

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2BR/2BA Condo offered at $225,900
Year Built 1989
Sq Footage 1,040
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $260 per month

New List released on 90+ Day inventory HUD Homes! All offers considered!

Just Released ! New list

week of  11-21-11!  

No matter what the offer is, it WILL be considered! Steal one of these deals before it’s too late! 

Check out this list of Aged inventory for HUD homes in California!

Case Number        

Address

City

State

Zip   

DOM 

List Price

043-797866

1670 STATE HIGHWAY 49

PLACERVILLE

CA

95667-

95

208,000.00

044-433868

623 SKYVIEW DR

IMPERIAL

CA

92251-

97

152,000.00

045-667225

20 ACACIA DRIVE

LEMOORE

CA

93245-

97

97,200.00

048-437594

60120 TAMATEA RD

ANZA

CA

92539-

90

84,000.00

Please call Jesse at 949-306-8416 for more information on these and other exciting HUD Homes!More details can be found at www.HUDHOMESTORE.com

FREE Webinar- How to Sell HUD Homes. Growing Your business with HUD Homes- Agent Training

Learn about HUD Homes. FREE Agent Training.

Get more offers accepted! Sign up at:

http://freehudhomestraining.eventbrite.com/

When: 11/30/2011

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

What You Will Learn:

• How to register and sell HUD Homes?

• How are HUD Homes Sold?

• Who can buy and Sell HUD Homes?

• How to Market/ Advertise HUD Homes

• How to complete a HUD Sales Contract

• How recent changes affect you and your buyers

• Tips in getting your offers accepted by HUD

 

Call Jesse Madison, HUD Local Listing Broker at 949-306-8416 or email to jmadison.realtor@gmail.com

PEMCO Local Listing Brokers unite at NAR Convention in Anaheim, CA

It was a pleasure to visit with Tamiko Broms, Marcia Toms and Bryan Pierce from PEMCO at the NAR Convention in Anaheim, CA. It was also great meeting with other Local Listing Brokers for PEMCO, HUD’s Asset manager in California.

I am so impressed with the quality of agents working with PEMCO dedicated to promoting HUD owned properties throughout California and other regions. I look forward to seeing all of you again soon. Keep up the good work!

Jose Nunez, JoAnne McCamey, Ismael Bettancourt, Tamiko Broms, Ismael Betancourt, Jesse Madison and Bryan Pierce

 

New List released on 90+ Day inventory HUD Homes! All offers considered!

Brand New List 11-14-11!  

No matter what the offer is, it WILL be considered! Steal one of these deals before it’s too late! 

Check out this list of Aged inventory for HUD homes in California!

Address City State Zip Days on Market Price
7872 PORCELLO WALK SACRAMENTO CA 95823-0000  112 $112,000
5349 CAMPO SECO ROA BURSON CA 95225-0000  113 $221,900
1670 STATE HIGHWAY 49 PLACERVILLE CA 95667-0000  91 $208,000
623 SKYVIEW DR IMPERIAL CA 92251-0000  93 $152,000
20 ACACIA DRIVE LEMOORE CA 93245-0000  93 $97,200
24906 JEWEL DR CRESTLINE CA 92325-0000  100 $63,200


Please call Jesse at 949-306-8416 for more information on these and other exciting HUD Homes!More details can be found at www.HUDHOMESTORE.com